‘Riverdale’ 4×19 Recap: Mr. Honey Takes Center Stage In Early Season Finale

With the seniors getting ready to graduate, Wednesday night’s early season finale of Riverdale saw Mr. Honey take center stage and the voyeur mystery deepened with one creepy ending.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what went down in episode 4×19, titled “Killing Mr. Honey”.

Mr. Honey says goodbye

As the title of the episode suggests, Mr. Honey was the main focus of the episode, both in real life and in fiction. Confused? Let me break it down. Principal Honey ends up canceling prom after the students go too far with a senior prank that sees him super glued to his office chair. Betty creepily suggests killing Mr. Honey, but says it was just a joke. I don’t know, the look in her eyes makes me think it was anything but a joke. Dark Betty is still deep in there.

Meanwhile, Jughead has an interview with the University of Iowa, but they need a better story to be submitted. So he decides to pen a tale about his friends’ twisted idea to kill Mr. Honey. However, back in the real-time, Mr. Honey is fired after Betty, Jughead, and Charles discover Honey actually sent a tape of the school being watched to himself. Before leaving Riverdale for Stonewall Prep, Honey insisted he was just trying to keep his students safe, something Jughead realized when he read Honey’s letter of recommendation to the University of Iowa.

The tapes take a creepy turn

The videotape mystery deepened in the earlier-than-planned finale as the voyeur got even sicker. He started sending tapes, re-enacting scenes of deaths like Jason Blossom’s murder and Jughead “dying” in the woods at that time. The most disturbing came in the final scene with Jughead and Betty going to a cabin in the woods and finding a tape that depicted the teens stabbing a fake Honey to death, something that came straight from the pages Jughead wrote in his story.

So who is behind the tapes? My first guess is the Stonewall Prep asshats Brett and Donna; the latter seems to be deranged enough to try something like this. We’ll have to wait and see.

Other thoughts

  • In an interview with TVLine, show producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said fans will see prom and graduation of some of the characters but seemed to hint they won’t be leaving Riverdale High any time soon. Hmm. Are they becoming part of the school staff? That would be interesting!
  • Aguirre-Sacasa also mentioned Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are welcome back to Riverdale anytime, saying their characters aren’t being killed off.

What did you think of the episode? Let me know in the comments below!

Riverdale returns in spring 2021 for Season 5 on The CW.

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