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Fifty episodes in, Riverdale is still finding new ways to surprise us

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Apologies for the poor audio quality this week—our hosts were on the road and had to use Skype in a pinch. Things should be back in fine form next week. Thanks for listening!


Happy 50th episode, Riverdale! This week, the show celebrates the milestone with “American Dreams,” an episode chock-full of the Joneses, semi-breakups, and kinky blindfold action. Yes, this may be the steamiest Riverdale yet—thanks to one killer Choni scene—but that doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing for our favorite ‘ship. Dial M For Maple also takes a moment to assess the status of “Falice” and “Veggie,” and we preview Cole Sprouse’s first movie-star role in Five Feet Apart. Plus, Cameron threatens to learn all the dance moves from Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” music video.

If you’re a Riverdale fan, you’ll definitely want to give Dial M For Maple a listen. You can subscribe here, and can even drop us a review over on Apple Podcasts. As always, we’re taking comments and questions on Twitter, so just hit up @DialMForMaple, and we’ll see it.

For further thoughts on Riverdale, check out The A.V. Club’s weekly TV Club reviews.

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Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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