5 details you may have missed on the latest episode of 'Riverdale'

Sergei Bachlakov/The CWKevin and Moose care about each other.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three, episode 12 of “Riverdale,” titled “Bizarrodale.”

  • A new Gargoyle King appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Riverdale.”
  • The episode featured references to the comics, including Moose’s real name.
  • INSIDER worked with Archie Comics to find details you may have missed.

Some romances went to new heights on the latest “Riverdale” episode.

On Wednesday’s episode of The CW show, Tom Keller and Sierra McCoy finally married, Moose and Kevin finally slept together after Moose came out to his dad, and Archie and Josie kissed. But with the love came some terror as another Gargoyle King threatened Tom and Sierra and then kidnapped Moose and Kevin.

As always, the episode makes some comic and pop culture references. We worked with Archie Comics to find five details you may have missed.


Cheryl wants to get into Highsmith College, which is most likely named for Patricia Highsmith.

The CWCheryl is a legacy at Highsmith.

Patricia Highsmith was an author known for her psychological thrillers. She wrote “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” which Cheryl mentions when talking to Kevin. She also wrote the “Price of Salt,” which Penelope says when talking to Cheryl about the university.


Kevin is eating candy that may sound familiar.

The CWKevin and Cheryl

When Kevin is eating candy, he has Senior Mints, instead of Junior Mints, and Swizzlers, instead of Twizzlers.


Veronica is reading “The Girls in 3-B.”

The CWVeronica reading in the car.

“The Girls in 3-B” by Valerie Taylor is about three friends from Iowa who move to Chicago in the 1950s and explore independence, as well their sexuality.


Josie and Archie sing a Broadway song together.

The CWJosie singing with Archie.

Josie and Archie sing “People Like Us” from the LaChiusa musical version of “Wild Party.”


Kevin calling Moose “Marmaduke” is a reference to the comics.

The CWMoose says bye to Kevin.

Marmaduke Mason is actually Moose’s real name from the Archie Comics. Moose also says he is moving to Glendale. Actor Cody Kearsle,who plays Moose, was cast on a new show called “Daybreak,” which takes place in Glendale.

Read all of our “Riverdale” coverage here.

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