Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three, episode five of “Riverdale,” titled “The Great Escape.”
The Gargoyle King is terrorizing the residents of “Riverdale,” and not even the cast knows who the mysterious creature is.
“I feel like we’re almost immune to the insanity at this point, but we never have any idea what’s going on,” Casey Cott told INSIDER of the show’s newest threat.
“At this point, where the viewers are at, it’s funky seeing this mystical experience take place,” he continued. “The theories are so vast in what it could be. … I wouldn’t say I know exactly who it is, but I think we’re getting closer. I can’t spill the tea, but it will come sooner than you think.”
Cott, 26, plays Kevin Keller on the hit CW show. Wednesday’s episode showed Kevin getting swept up in the dangerous and mysterious game of “Gryphons and Gargoyles.”
“I think the game is sucking in each character in some capacity, whether they are playing it or whether they are involved in some mystery as a byproduct of the game,” Cott said. “As we know now, our parents are super involved, and we have some sort of mystery of who is even orchestrating all this stuff. No one really knows what’s going on, but it definitely affects Kevin.”
On the episode, Betty tells Kevin, Josie, and Reggie about their parent’s involvement with the game. After the parents sidestep their questions, the three teens decide to play the game to try and learn what secrets are being kept from them.
But getting involved with “Gryphons and Gargoyles” isn’t the only problem Kevin is going to face. According to Cott, Kevin has a “big story coming up.” Though Cott wouldn’t share any secrets, he did say Kevin’s relationship with Moose (Cody Kearsley) will come to a head.
“Kevin is going to have to eventually challenge Moose and say, ‘Listen, what we’ve got going is great, but I want to be out and together and not be this closeted thing,'” Cott said. “Moose will have to make a decision eventually.”
Kevin’s family life is also changing. On Wednesday’s episode, Tom Keller and Sierra McCoy told Kevin and Josie that they are going to get married.
Cott said he thinks Kevin could use a female influence in his life.
“As a fan, I think it’s kind of cool to have a female figure in Kevin’s life,” he said. “Right now, other than these young females that he’s friends with at school, there’s no female figure guiding him through what he’s doing, so I think [former] Mayor McCoy will be a perfect addition to Kevin’s little family tree.”
Not even the cast can anticipate what is going to happen on the show, but Cott promises fans are in for a wild ride.
“The season gets crazier and crazier and more and more wild, so I’m excited to see how [fans] react to the madness,” he said. “It gets a little more weird coming up, and I’m hoping everyone has as much fun as we are.”
“Riverdale” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW
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