The season premiere was tonight. The teens reflected on the events of the summer, including Archie's trial (or mistrial). Hiram revealed to Ronnie his motive behind framing her boyfriend for murder, that it was meant to punish Veronica for betraying him. It appears Archie's legal woes won't be resolved immediately but will be dealt with in future episodes, if not the whole season, like the Black Hood arc. I thought, if they were going to lock him up, I was glad at least he'd had a lot of shirtless scenes. Dilton referenced a mysterious figure he called the Gargoyle King. That scene toward the end was rather creepy as Jughead found two half naked guys in the woods with symbols etched on their backs, as if they were part of some bizarre ritual. Could this cult be linked to the community that Polly and Alice joined?