Um, no. "Riverdale" Season 2 "revealed" -- staying in quotes -- the identity of the Black Hood killer in last night's December 13 episode. Fans weren't convinced, and went into "Pretty Little Liars" mode, fully expecting a twist behind the twist. It's possible those fans are right.


Mr. Svenson? The janitor? Yeah. OK.

Apparently Svenson -- real name Joseph Conway -- was the sole survivor of the Riverdale Reaper's attack on his family. Joseph identified someone as the killer, and the town served him vigilante justice. But Joseph was wrong, and an innocent man died. So maybe he decided to take out sinners as his own form of justice? He's dead now, killed by Sheriff Keller. Was Svenson working with the Black Hood, and allowed himself to be killed as self-punishment for what he did? Sheriff Killer could still be the real Black Hood. Or not.

Fans weren't sure what to think:

Interestingly enough, the real life Betty Cooper is questioning the reveal herself.

Lili Reinhart talked to Glamour after the winter finale, admitting, "Even at the end of the episode, things don't really feel resolved. Things don't feel right. At least for me watching it, you don't feel like the mystery was solved; like, there's still some deep, dark, unspoken mystery going on—and that's intriguing. There are a lot of questions."

Glamour asked when she found out who was the Black Hood, and if she was surprised:

"I found out when I got the script. Obviously, Svenson wasn't even a character [on Riverdale] until Episode 7, so you didn't even know who this person was [until then]. So there was no way you could have predicted that. But even shooting the episode...I do think that Svenson wasn't really the Black Hood, and that the situation is not really over. I think there's much more to it, whatever it may be. I don't think the Black Hood mystery is completely solved just yet. [...] I've seen so many theories of who people think it is, but I honestly don't know! I don't think the mystery has been solved yet."

She doesn't know? Is she serious? Wouldn't they have filmed that by this point, even if the episode hasn't aired? Maybe they really are holding it over until late in the season.

You had to know there wouldn't be an easy resolution to this thing.

A few weeks ago, Glamour talked to K.J. Apa and Madelaine Petsch about the Black Hood reveal.

K.J. Apa: I already knew. I guessed it. But everything is's hard to say.

Madelaine Petsch: I didn't guess it. When I read it, it shocked me, but you won't have to wait much longer. A couple more episodes and the mystery will be revealed.

So has the mystery been revealed, or is it still "'s hard to say"? We're going with the latter.

"Riverdale" Season 2 returns with Episode 10, "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle," on January 17.

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