by telling him that sometimes people need to stand up for each other, not the police.
Archie takes this advice to heart and after he comes home, he checks on the gun that Dilton gave him and a pile of comic books in an old chest.
At Southside High, Jughead asks the English teacher Mr. Phillips about the school’s discontinued newspaper and asks Phillips if he can restore it anew. Phillips says he can, but on the condition that he doesn’t write about the drugs and gang activity plaguing Southside High.
Jughead is ecstatic, but not before Toni and fellow Serpent ‘Sweet Pea’ remind him of his divided loyalties.
Back at Riverside High, Betty grills Kevin again about his ‘cruising’ in the woods before Cheryl swoops in and offer Betty some advice.
Contrary to his present good looks, Kevin has a very shaky self-image. He needs validation, even if that means dangerous night-jogging and random hook-ups.
Betty reflects on this advice and returns home, where she discovers her mother and father have received a letter from the shooter himself, a man calling himself ‘The Black Hood’.
The Black Hood’s letter states that his motives for the attacks were to purge the town of ‘sin’; Fred committed adultery, Ms Grundy was a child predator and Moose and Midge were obsessed with drugs and sex. He announces this is not the last time Riverdale will hear from him.
Over in Fox’s Forest, Betty and Cheryl corner Kevin and once again, chastise him over his activities. Betty repeats how dangerous his ‘night-jogging’ is, which makes Kevin absolutely livid. He reminds her she lives in a world where her form of love is much more ‘normal’ and simplistic, whereas Kevin’s sexuality exposes him to relationships that are all but completely scrutinized and taboo. Betty tries to apologize but he storms off.
Things get worse for Betty when she visits Jughead’s trailer and finds him injured, apparently from a motorcycle accident. She patches him up and asks Toni to look after him while she goes back home.
When Betty is out of earshot, Jughead begs her not to tell her about how he really got his injuries; a beating from Sweet Pea and his friends.
Meanwhile, Kevin continues his jog in the forest and has upped the ante by arranging a meeting with a potential date. The man arrives via a car and is shady as he can get, causing Kevin to bolt at the last minute.
When he gets home, he is greeted by his father, Sheriff Keller, who has been informed of Kevin’s (ahem) activities from Betty and is understandably concerned.
He does chew Kevin out about his cruising but admits it is probably his fault because his son’s sexuality is something they have never spoken about with each other.
The two embrace and promise to be more candid with one another, especially about Kevin’s life.