The 10 questions Riverdale Season 4 needs to answer

Riverdale -- "Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid" -- Image Number: RVD317b_0125.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Chad Michael Murray as Edgar Evernever, Zoe De Grande Maison as Evelyn Evernever and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Riverdale -- "Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid" -- Image Number: RVD317b_0125.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Chad Michael Murray as Edgar Evernever, Zoe De Grande Maison as Evelyn Evernever and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /
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Riverdale — “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Apocalypto” — Image Number: RVD322a_0293.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Lili Reinhart as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Cole Sprouse as Jughead — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /

Riverdale Season 4 premieres this week and there are 10 questions we need answered, like how is Charles alive and why is Cheryl talking to her brother’s corpse?

Riverdale season 3 came to a close last May, just as summer began. And while the season finale came with a whirlwind of answers to dozens of questions viewers had since the end of season 1, there are still plenty of holes season 4–premiering Wednesday, Oct. 9–has to fill.

The murder-mystery-meets-teen-drama series, created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is based off of the 1940s comic series by Maurice Coyne, Louis Silberkleit and John L. Goldwater. In the past 80 years, Archie Comics have sold 2 billion copies in more than a dozen languages all over the world. It was only a matter of time before this beloved comic book story about four best friends–Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica–was picked up by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. 

While Riverdale’s season 1 came to a nice clean(ish) close with Jason Blossom’s murderer–Clifford Blossom–committing suicide right before his conviction, season 2 was a little more murky, with the identity of the serial killing Black Hood not truly being uncovered as Hal Cooper until season 3 was well underway. The latest season of Riverdale did wrap up as best as it probably could have, with Hal’s death via Penelope Blossom’s and her revolver, as well as the Gargoyle King–shown to be Chic–behind bars.

But with the reveal of Alice Cooper working with her, apparently alive, son Charles and the FBI to catch Edgar Evernever, and The Farm showing to be harvesting their follower’s organs, there are still plenty of new questions season 4 must answer. Aside from the obvious, “What’s Hiram Lodge planning now?” and “What the heck happens to Jughead?” there are other questions that may have gotten lost in all the Gargoyle hunting and drug trafficking that was Riverdale season 3.