During his first interaction with Kevin Keller in the student lounge of Riverdale High, Fangs revealed that he and Joaquin DeSantos were good friends, before he left town. While Joaquin was taking up residence in Riverdale, he used to talk about Kevin with Fangs.
After his hook-up with Midge Klump was exposed to the town following her murder, many of the Northsiders were quick to place blame on Fangs, deciding then and there that he was her killer. It was because of these unsubstantiated accusations that Fangs was shot by Midge's mother as he exited the Sheriff Station. FP Jones would later share news of Fangs' "death" to the Serpents, only for it to be revealed as a hoax, set in play by Hiram Lodge in order to goad the Serpents into a fight with the Ghoulies that they could not win.
It appears that Fangs is a recently new member of the Southside Serpents, as Sweet Pea informed Jughead that Fogarty wanted to earn his Serpents stripes. Suggesting that Fogarty bring them the head of the "Northsider", Archie, in order for him to be in the gang. Which Fangs was more than happy to oblige upon his request. Like all other Serpents, Fangs had to complete the Serpents Initiation in order to join the Southside Serpents.
Fangs joined Toni and Sweet Pea at the cafeteria table reserved for the Southside Serpents, where they watched Archie Andrews' recorded message to the Black Hood. After some deliberation, they determined that there was no better way for him to earn his Serpent stripes than to bring them Archie's head. Unfortunately, Jughead advised them against taking such action, claiming that he knew the guy in the video and that he was a lame target. If they sought to prove something, Jughead suggested that they go after the Black Hood. However, they failed to see the logic in doing so. With the Black Hood going after Northsider, he was doing their work for them, practically making him a hero.
The following night, Fogarty, Sweet Pea, and another fellow Serpent caught Archie tagging Serpent territory with the Red Circle's logo. Can you believe this guy, Sweet Pea asked. Archie's vandalizing property on the south side yet they're considered the criminals. Archie had no intentions of engaging in any kind of confrontation with the Serpents, attempting to walk past them and onto his next destination to tag. Sweet Pea insisted that Archie head back over to the north side, otherwise, he would find himself on the wrong end of a beat down, though Archie failed to heed the warning. With that in mind, Sweet Pea pulled out a pocket knife. However, that proved to be of no use when countered with the gun that Archie pulled from his bag, which sent the Serpents running in the opposite direction.
Fogarty, Sweet Pea, Toni, and their Serpent friends gathered in the courtyard at school, where they devised a plan to blow up the Register, with a pipe bomb, after the local newspaper printed an article that falsely accused them of stabbing Northside teen, Dilton Doiley. In actuality, Dilton stabbed himself during the rumble, with his own knife, Fogarty added. And as expected, the Northsiders went unpunished while they were hauled off by the police. Fogarty's cousin served in the army, and apparently, he learned how to craft bombs from said cousin, as he planned on using his knowledge to set the bomb off after hours to shut the Register down once and for all. Jughead objected to the bombing due to the fact that it would only make matters worse. Jughead suggested that they hold off on any reckless ideas they may have until he talks to Archie, but they were fed up with his talking. Furthermore, they didn't even know which side Jughead was on. He couldn't be half a Serpent.
Later that evening, he and Toni sat at a table in the Whyte Wyrm as Jughead entered the bar to claim his place as a Serpent. However, before he could do so, he would first have to survive the initiation.
Back at the Whyte Wyrm, Fogarty and Sweet Pea watched as Jughead sited all six laws of being a Serpent to Tall Boy and later retrieved a knife from a rattlesnake's cage. Unbeknownst to Jughead, the snake's venom glands had previously been removed, though the trial was merely a test of courage, to see if he was willing to do it.
A couple days later, Fogarty, Sweet Pea and the Serpents stopped by FP's trailer to continue with Jughead's initiation. Surprisingly, while arriving at the trailer, they ran into Archie, who informed Jughead of the rumble that took place between the divided sides. Archie was surprised to learn that Jughead was joining the Serpents, though this was completely reliant on his survival of the initiation, which wasn't guaranteed. Archie explained that he only came to deliver a message; that Jughead's girlfriend, Betty, was breaking up with him. Just like everyone else, Betty knew that Jughead couldn't be a northsider and a southsider.
That night, Fogarty stood alongside Tall Boy as the other Serpents formed a path around Jughead as part of his final trial, where he would have to be jumped into the gang through enduring a physical beat down. Jughead walked down the path formed of Serpents, where he withstood blow after blow. He continued down this path until reaching Sweet Pea, who while wearing brass knuckles, delivered a punch of great force, which knocked Jughead to the ground, instantly. After he regained consciousness, Jughead returned to his feet, and shook Sweet Pea's hand, gaining membership to the Southside Serpents.
Fogarty, Sweet Pea and Toni attended the drag race between Jughead and Ghoulies leader, Malachai, over Herk Harvey bridge. Should Jughead win the race, the Serpents remain autonomous and the Ghoulies refrain from selling Jingle Jangle at Southside High, which was the cause of the raid at the hands of Mayor McCoy and Sheriff Keller just a couple days prior. However, should Jughead lose, the Ghoulies gain control over Sunnyside Trailer Park and the Whyte Wyrm, thus granting them with more territory to expand their business. Fortunately, the race was intercepted by Sheriff Keller and the police department, which resulted in Malachai getting arrested, and the Serpents keeping their territory.
Taking out the Snake Charmer
Fogarty, Toni, and Sweet Pea wrapped Christmas presents at the Whyte Wyrm, they were joined by Jughead, who while still new to the Serpents, had not the slightest clue as to what they were doing. They revealed that it was a Serpent tradition to give back to the young and elderly of Southside every year through Toys for Tots and Meals on Wheels. Jughead remarked that he was always down for charitable works. He was then confronted by FP for not being in school. Though, Jughead informed him that it was a half day due to Christmas break. With that being the case, FP left Jughead in charge of looking over the Whyte Wyrm while he was gone. Notably, he took Sweet Pea and Tall Boy with him.
Fogarty, Jughead, Sweet Pea, Toni and many of the other young Serpents gathered around to discuss Penny Peabody, who had roped FP into dealing drugs for her. Jughead explained that he knew this because Penny had him doing it before FP got released from prison. Since then, she had dragged in Tall Boy and Sweet Pea. Jughead didn't want the Serpents to end up like the Ghoulies. Furthermore, he doubted that any of them became Serpents merely to be at the beck and call of a drug Queenpin like Penny. The path that the Serpents were currently headed down only ended in two possible ways, jail or death. Which is why in the interest of self-preservation, Jughead wanted to take out Penny before she could take out the Serpents. However, Sweet Pea wasn't entirely sure that Jughead's plan was for the best, especially considering that the Snake Charmer had helped some of them in the past. Though this admittedly came at a price, several favors to be exact. If they didn't stop Penny that night, Jughead promised that she was going to get every single one of them roped in on the business of drug-running. The only remaining question was whether or not they were willing to risk their lives in order to FP's life. "What is the first law", Toni asked. "No Serpent stands alone", Sweet Pea replied. Having said that, Fogarty, Toni, Sweet Pea, and the others agreed to assist Jughead in stopping the Snake Charmer.
That night, led by Jughead, the young Serpents, hidden behind snake masks, entered Penny's warehouse, placed a black hood over her head, and carried her away. They drove her out to Greendale, as she had been banned from returning to the Southside. While they didn't care where she set up shop, it wasn't going to be in Riverdale or with the Serpents. If she sought to deal drugs and extort people, that would be done elsewhere. Penny laughed at them, then pulling up the sleeve of her leather jacket to reveal her Serpents tattoo, stating that Serpent law prohibited them from hurting one of their own. With that being said, it was time that she learns that her tattoo didn't make her a Serpent considering that she hadn't been honoring their ways. Fogarty watched as Toni and Sweet Pea held Penny down while Jughead pulled out a knife and forcefully removed her tattoo with said knife, which was an excruciatingly painful process.
Transferring to Riverdale High
After discovering that Southside High was being closed down due to quarantine, Fangs and Sweet Pea kicked open the back doors of the school to inform Jughead and Toni off the wonderful news. Sweet Pea was pleased to announce, that the four of them, as well as the Serpents, would be transferring to Jughead's old stomping grounds at Riverdale High School.
The following day, Fangs arrived at Riverdale High along with Sweet Pea, Jughead and Toni, where they were welcomed by Veronica. Hoping to ease their transition to the Northside, she had set up a registration desk in the hallway for locker assignments, class schedules, and a list of sports and extracurriculars. While encouraging each of them to drink from the cup that is "fair Riverdale, Cheryl and Reggie interrupted. With the River Vixens and Riverdale Bulldogs in tow, Cheryl approached the registration desk to hurl insults at the Serpents, referring to them as "Southside scum" and "raggamuffins". Cheryl announced that she wouldn't allow Riverdale High's above average GPA to drop because of overcrowded classrooms with underachievers such as themselves. She instructed them to find another school to deface. These remarks almost immediately set Toni off. Just as it seemed that the two were about to square off, Archie stepped in between to ask that they all put their differences aside so that they could start over. Unfortunately, Reggie declined Archie's offer. He angered Sweet Pea in doing so. As Sweet Pea stepped forward to finish what they had started during the rumble, Fangs and Jughead held him back to ensure that an altercation wouldn't ensue. Before long, they were joined by Mr. Weatherbee, who sent them off to class.
In the student lounge, Fangs, Sweet Pea and Toni became acquainted with Veronica, of the Park Avenue Lodges, Josie, formerly of Josie and the Pussycats, and Kevin, the Sheriff's son and ex-boyfriend of Joaquin DeSantos, a fellow Serpent, who Fogarty was often spoke with. Pleasantries were cut short as they were called out into the hallway by Weatherbee, who had discovered that someone had spray painted a Serpent onto the school's seal. The Serpents pleaded their innocence, furthermore, they were certain that Reggie was responsible for the vandalizing act despite the fact that he claimed that the defacement of the seal was the Serpents' doing, as they were known to tag their turf. Having fallen victim to Reggie's lies, Weatherbee outlawed gang behavior of any kind, including Serpent tattoos, which were to be hidden, and jackets, effective immediately. Possession of any gang paraphernalia would lead to immediate suspension.
The following day, while in the student lounge, Fogarty, Sweet Pea and Toni were shocked to witness Jughead enter the lounge while wearing his Serpent jacket even though gang paraphernalia had been banned. Unfortunately, they were not alone in the lounge. Along with them, was Reggie and the Bulldogs, who weren't too pleased to see that Jughead was still wearing his jacket. Jughead declined when Reggie demanded that he remove it, telling Reggie that he couldn't comply and that Reggie wouldn't understand why because he had no sense of honor, history, or loyalty. It was this remark that angered Reggie enough for the dispute to become physical, forcefully trying to tear Jughead's jacket from his body. Without hesitation, Fogarty and Sweet Pea came to Jughead's aid, which resulted in a rumble in the center of the lounge between the Serpents and Bulldogs. After the rivaling groups were separated, they were each given a week's worth of detention. Weatherbee, who then looked to Jughead, who still wore his jacket proudly, demanded that Jughead take it off. Should he refuse, he would be suspended. With that being the case, Jughead decided that he would rather miss school than to conform to Weatherbee's rules.
The next day, Fogarty was suspended from school after refusing to wear the new standard issue uniform (navy blue collar shirts and khaki pants) from Weatherbee, who claimed to understand that not every Southside student had the means to purchase Riverdale High acceptable clothing. The uniform would supposedly help them fit in. Essentially, their choices were conform or be cast out.
Fogarty, Sweet Pea, Toni and the other Southsiders were welcomed to the inaugural meeting of the "Swords and Serpents" club by Jughead. Officially, they are a gaming group sanctioned by Mr. Weatherbee, where like minded students can meet to concoct world building, role playing scenarios, inhabiting fantastical heroes, and dispatching mythological creatures. Unofficially, it's a safe haven-like club for them to be Serpents during school hours. Jughead refused to allow them to shed their skin, rather they would simply lying low in the tall grass.
One week had gone by since Southside High had been shut down and he and his friends were transferred to Riverdale High. In this time, Fangs had began adjusting to his new environment. Along with Sweet Pea, he played basketball in the gym with Archie, Reggie and several of their classmates.
Several days later, Fogarty, Sweet Pea, Toni, Jughead and the Serpents were led by Toni's grandfather and one of the founding Southside Serpents members Thomas Topaz, in crashing the Northside's annual Pickens Day celebration. They marched into Pickens Park with their mouths covered in duct-tape and holding signs that demanded their land be honored. Fangs and Sweet Pea stood at Toni's side as the three of them interrupted Veronica and the Pussycats' performance to announce to the town that they represented the dead and the silenced. Pickens Day was a lie. General Pickens slaughtered the Uktena tribe, Toni's grandfather's family. And that land in which they were standing on, would soon give way to a new Southside, which was stolen from them. While the Serpents couldn't bring them back, they could at the very least honor them. Looking to calm the crowd, Hiram Lodge got on stage to applaud the Serpents for standing up for justice, though his actions were far from sincere.
A meeting was held of the Swords and Serpents. The demolition of Southside High, which was just a couple days off, was brought to their attention and addressed by Jughead. Though they had already said their goodbyes to Southside High, Jughead was convinced that this was simply the beginning of the end. He insisted that the school was only first to fall and that others would follow, such as the Whyte Wyrm. Everything that made the Southside home for them was going to disappear if they continued to do nothing. Southside High was the soul of the Southside. The Uktena fought and died trying to protect the land. Their parents fought to keep it safe during the riots. Now, it was their turn to protect it. Jughead was ready to go to war. As was Fangs, Sweet Pea and the others. And so, later that night, the Serpents chained themselves to Southside High with no intent on leaving.
The Serpents' protest continued on for another day or so. And with the demolition just a day off, the Serpents were joined outside Southside High by a crowd of concerned Southsiders, all of whom were demanding that the school be reopened. Unfortunately, their peaceful protest was interrupted by the wrestling team, led by Archie with bolt cutters. While the Serpents had no intentions of fighting, all around them were residents of Riverdale with their phones out, recording the display. While it may have taken a couple days, people now knew what Hiram Lodge was doing. So no matter what happened, they would continue to fight. With that being said, Archie and the wrestling team cut their chains off of them one-by-one, and escorted them of the premises.
Fangs and Sweet Pea attended the school hall meeting where Jughead, Betty, Archie, Veronica, Reggie and Josie squared off. The first question of the night came from the two of them , who expressed their concern about the Southsiders and their treatment since being transferred to Riverdale High. Jughead and Betty assured them that they would be taken care of as it was a priority to represent all students, North and Southside alike, though Fangs and Sweet Pea were less than convinced.
The next day, the Serpents reconvened for a meeting of the Swords and Serpents where Sweet Pea condemned Jughead for going back on his promise of going to war with the Lodges, and instead running for student council president. Jughead explained that they needed those votes because it was the only way they could affect change. Whoever was elected got a seat on the school board, granting them access to the inside which meant they wouldn't be silenced any longer. However, Fangs and Sweet Pea were still untrusting of Betty who they predicted would bail on them just as her mother did. Betty would follow her mother's legacy as far as they were concerned, making her an enemy of the Serpent state. They were sick and tired of the shots Alice had been taking at the Serpents for years from the Register. Even blaming them for crimes they did not commit. Jughead running alongside a traitor's daughter was a slap in the face. For that reason alone, he would not be getting the Serpent vote.
A couple days later, Fangs, Sweet Pea and the young Serpents rallied around Jughead after learning from him that Betty and her mother were being blackmailed and harassed by Darla and Marcel, the manager of the hostel that Chic used to stay at in Centerville. They were demanding $10,000. With that in mind, the Serpents kicked in the Coopers' front door and threatened Darla and Marcel with knives, demanding that they leave or else the situation would get a lot worse. Darla and Marcel headed their warning, took the money, and left.
The following day, the Serpents were surprised to receive a personal thanks from Alice for their intervention the day before when her family was in trouble. She went on to say that she was done attacking and disavowing the Southside. It was where she was from and she should be proud of that.
Fangs Fogarty joined Carrie: The Musical as the assistant director. The cast began with introductions, starting with Archie who would portray "Tommy Ross", the boy next door. Betty played "Sue Snell", the good girl. Veronica portrayed "Chris Hargensen", the mean girl. And Cheryl would be playing the iconic role of "Carrie White". As for who will be portraying, "Margaret White", Carrie's mom, that role went to Alice Cooper, which came as a surprise to almost everyone. Kevin explained that while her casting is untraditional, to him, there's nothing more amateur than age-inappropriate casting. Alice was both looking forward to playing Margaret and spending more time with Betty. Chuck Clayton joined them late after mistaking that rehearsal was in the music room.
Cheryl interrupted the rehearsal after hearing whisperings that some of them, mainly Ethel and Josie, didn't think she was fit to play the role of Carrie White. So to settle the matter, she began to sing "Carrie" to prove them wrong. Kevin initially didn't believe that this was necessary, but after hearing Cheryl's performance, all doubts surrounding her casting were no more. Fangs, Ethel, Josie, Veronica, Betty, Alice, Toni, Midge, Moose, Archie, Jughead, Kevin and Chuck gave Cheryl a round of applause. As Cheryl headed back to her seat, a heavy sand bag falls from above and nearly crushes her.
Toni, Veronica, Ethel, Betty and Chuck rehearsed in the auditorium, where they sang and performed "The World According to Chris". Fangs, Archie, Kevin, Moose, Midge and Jughead was highly impressed with Veronica as they applauded the routine. Betty credited Veronica's performance to her being the literal embodiment of Chris, the character she's portraying. Never had a role been so perfectly type-cast, Betty remarked.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Kevin informed Fangs, Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Toni, Ethel, Alice, Moose, Midge, Betty, Chuck and Josie that Cheryl will no longer be playing Carrie. When they asked why, Kevin simply replied that Penelope Blossom wasn't much of a stage mom. In the meantime, Cheryl's understudy would assume the role, that being Midge, who Kevin appointed after the sand bag incident.
Kevin looked backstage for Fangs. He found him in the dressing room with Midge. Fangs claimed that he was giving her last minute notes. Shortly after helping Midge with her notes, she was found dead, pinned to a wall by knives with the Black Hood taking responsibility for the killing.
The Death of Midge Klump
The town gathers for Midge's funeral to pay respect. Cheryl sings a song in Midge's honor. She and the rest of the River Vixens are dressed in all-black cheerleader uniform. Midge's death has seemingly taken a great toll on Riverdale, Mrs. Klump and Moose especially. Fogarty stands alongside Jughead, Sweet Pea and FP as the service commences.
At a meeting of the Swords & Serpents, Fangs, Toni, Sweet Pea and the other Serpents learn that their old adversaries, the Ghoulies, have been released from Shankshaw Prison. Jughead informs them that word on the street is that they want Serpent blood. They want war. Their meeting is interrupted by Reggie, Archie, Kevin, Moose and the rest of the Bulldogs. They've come for answers to who was hooking up with Midge. Reggie immediately points his finger at Sweet Pea, who does not take the allegation lightly. He claims that while he didn't know Midge, he completely understands why she wouldn't want flees from the mangy Bulldogs. Reggie is angered by Sweet Pea's insult and pushes him. This nearly leads to a fight. Thankfully, Archie and Jughead are there to keep their respective sides at bay.
At Sunnyside Trailer Park, Fangs tells Jughead that on the opening night of "Carrie: the Musical", when Jughead was filming his documentary and found him in Midge's dressing room, he wasn't just giving her notes. They were hooking up and to make matters worse, Fangs hid this from Sheriff Keller. Fangs is visibly shaken. He knows how guilty this makes him look, but it wasn't him who killed Midge. When Fangs asks Jughead to delete the footage off his camera, Jughead explains that he already gave the video over to Sheriff Keller as evidence. Fangs is now to lay low until further notice. The Serpents have his back should anything arise.
The next day, at school, the behind the scenes documentary footage of Fangs in Midge's dressing room is leaked on the Registers' website. Jughead and Toni set out to find Fangs as Mr. Weatherbee announces over the intercom that he's needed in the office. Luckily, they find him fairly quickly. However, so does Reggie, Kevin, Moose and the rest of the Dark Circle. On one end of the hallway stands the Dark Circle, on the other ends stands Sheriff Minetta and his deputies. Fangs insists that he didn't do anything, but when he tries to run, Sheriff Minetta wrestles him to a wall as he resists arrest. In doing so, a switchblade falls out of Fangs' pocket. Seeing this, Sheriff Minetta slams Fangs onto the ground before cuffing him.
At the Sheriff Station, Sheriff Minetta interrogates Fangs. He demands to know what he was doing inside Midge's dressing room the night of the play. Fangs insists that they were only talking, but it's clear Sheriff Minetta already suspects him of being the killer. Attorney McCoy brings an end to the interrogation, telling Fangs not to say another word and stating that she'll be representing him from here on out thanks to Jughead.
As Fangs sits inside a cell, Attorney McCoy explains he's being held for possession of a weapon on school property. While his switchblade may be for protection, they can hold him for 24 hours. In that time, they'll try to stick a charge on him. In the meantime, McCoy tells him to exercise his right to remain silent.
Jughead gets a call from Betty, informing him of a shooting at the Mayoral debate. Apparently, the Black Hood showed up with a rifle and was firing down from the balcony though no one was hurt. Jughead relays this to Attorney McCoy and wonders why Fangs is still in lockup. Attorney McCoy explains that what happened at the debate and what happened to Midge are being treated as separate incidences, but if they don't charge Fangs within the next hour, he'll be released. However, there are lots of protesters outside. Fangs' release is going to make a lot of people in town very unhappy.
The Serpents gather at the Sheriff Station to try to find a way to get Fangs out safely as an angry mob has formed just outside. Jughead tells Sheriff Minetta that the can't take Fangs out front and that they should take the side exit. However, a crowd has formed out there as well, meaning the station is surrounded. Toni, Jughead, Sweet Pea and Fangs are left to wonder what move they have left to make. Fangs begins to panic as he doesn't wish to die. Jughead assures him that he won't. They'll stand together so that none of them fall. Together, they recite that "In unity, there is strength". Toni, Jughead and Sweet Pea shield Fangs from the crowd as they escort him out. FP joins them, though the crowd is massive. Archie arrives at the station just as they're making their way through the crowd. As does Reggie. However, he has a gun and he's come to see to it that Fangs doesn't get away with Midge's murder. Archie spots the gun and before Reggie can use it, Archie tackles him to the ground. They fight on the ground over the gun, which seemingly and unintentionally goes off, shooting Fangs in the abdomen. FP, Jughead, Sweet Pea, and Toni tend to Fangs as he lays on the ground bleeding from the bullet wound.
Fangs is taken to Riverdale General Hospital by Jughead and FP, where he later dies from the gunshot wound he sustained outside the sheriff's station.
A few days later, FP received word that Fangs survived his gunshot wound. A deputy had lied to FP so that they would be goaded into a fight with the Ghoulies, an orchestrated 'mousetrap' for the Serpents.
Some time later, Fangs, still recovering and on crutches, along with Sweet Pea and the other Serpents join FP in celebration on the riverbanks of where the very first Serpent meeting took place. FP officially announces his retirement as the 'Serpent King' and passes the mantle on to Jughead. Fangs and the rest of the Serpents then welcome in their newest member; Cheryl Blossom, sporting a custom red Serpent's jacket.
While they know that Hiram Lodge has taken over the south side as he's been colluding with the Ghoulies, Fangs, Sweet Pea and Jughead set out to figure out what exactly Hiram is up to. Jughead orders Fangs to find the Ghoulies' new lair. Jughead tells him not to engage if he sees them as this is just a recon mission, and they can't risk another gang war. They only need a confirmation of whatever Hiram's up to, that it has nothing to do with the Serpents or Riverdale High.
Fangs finds Jughead at Cheryl's End-of-Summer pool party to inform him that the Ghoulies have Hot Dog. In light of this, they rally the other young Serpents. Fangs is positive that it was Hot Dog. He suspects that the Ghoulies snatched him on riot night. He looked very skinny. Fangs doubts they're feeding him enough. Given the savage nature of Ghoulies, Sweet Pea believes that they're lucky the Ghoulies aren't eating Hot Dog. Toni looks to Jughead for their next move. They'd be going behind enemy lines, outnumbered, open to attack from all directions and risking another gang-war. However, no Serpent left behind. That includes their spirit animal. They're going to deploy after dark. It's going to be a quick stealth mission. Betty reminds Jughead that the last time he went into Ghoulie territory, he was beaten to within an inch of his life. However, he'll have backup this time. With that being said, Betty wants to come along. The Serpent Queen is a warrior queen. So if Jughead's on the frontlines, then so is she.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Cheryl, Toni, and Betty steak out the Ghoulies' lair, where they are holding Hot Dog. Jughead instructs everyone to be lookouts as he goes to retrieve Hot Dog. Armed with a set of bolt cutters, Jughead cuts Hot Dog's chain. Immediately after doing so, he is surrounded by Penny, Malachai and the Ghoulies. As it turns out, taking Hot Dog was merely a ploy to get Jughead to come to her. Penny wants to talk about him trying to get into their business. Penny warns him to back off unless he wants to replay riot night, where they almost killed him. Penny also wants his jacket as it says "South Side Serpents" despite the fact that the south side no longer belongs to the Serpents. Penny had heard about Betty joining the Serpents and contemplates going after her next. With that in mind, Jughead agrees to give up the jacket so long as the Ghoulies stay out of the north side. As Malachai approaches Jughead, he is shot in the shoulder with an arrow by Cheryl, much to Jughead's dismay. When Penny orders the others to just kill the young Serpents, Jughead orders Cheryl to aim her next arrow at Penny, forcing Penny to call off her men. She lets Jughead go, but not before telling him that he just made the north side fair game.
Fangs attends the grand opening of Veronica's speakeasy, La Bonne Nuit, along with Sweet Pea. They cheer Josie on as she performs on stage.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl begin playing Gryphons and Gargoyles in Dilton's bunker. They are eventually joined by Betty, who questions what Jughead is doing but he is clearly too far gone, rambling on about having it all figured out and beating the Gargoyle King.
In Dilton’s bunker sits Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni, Cheryl and Jughead around a table, playing Gryphons and Gargoyles. Their mission is unsuccessful and everyone dies.
Toni and Cheryl barge into the trailer as Jughead struggles to come up with their latest quest. They inform him that Fangs and Sweet Pea are off the deep-end and managed to get into the arsenal, from where they took Cheryl’s bow and arrows. Fangs launches a projectile into the air and Sweet Pea shoots it down. They are then confronted by Toni, Cheryl and Jughead. Toni and Cheryl were having a rendezvous in the tent when an arrow shot by Fangs and Sweet Pea went right through it. Fangs and Sweet Pea explain that they were practicing their aim for the next quest as they now want to go off board and take G&G into the real world. While other groups may be doing it, Jughead has no desire to and what he says goes as he is the Game Master. Jughead is already the Serpent King, Sweet Pea asks if that isn’t already enough. He and Fangs are foot soldiers in life and now they have to be the same in the game. Jughead has no desire to go back and forth with Sweet Pea, so he instructs Cheryl to grab her bow and notch an arrow. Jughead then proceeds to place an empty can on his head and tells her to fire, which she does, hitting the can dead center. Jughead then tells Sweet Pea that if he has something to prove, he can get against the tree and let Cheryl shoot a can off his head. However, Sweet Pea opts not to. Jughead explains one last time that he’s Game Master, meaning it’s his game and his rules.
Jughead exits his trailer to find Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni and Cheryl sitting around a fire. He tells them that they will return to Eldervair tomorrow.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl begin their quest. Strange, dark times are upon them. The realm of Eldervair is in disorder, inflicted by evil, as its heart and soul, the Red Paladin has been captured by the Mad Emperor and has been twisted into a beast of war. Their quest starts with a Judas kiss. A dastardly act of betrayal. A traitor has wounded the Paladin, severely weakening his defenses. With his life in peril, it’s now up to the Dream Warriors to save the Paladin and to restore peace and order to the realm. With every second that passes, the Paladin’s fate dims, Jughead says to Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni and Cheryl.
The young Serpent come upon a similar obstacle. Jughead reads the quest aloud to Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni and Cheryl. Deadeye (Cheryl), is at the entrance of the Mad Emperor’s dungeon. But she’s been blocked by a bridge troll, so she must roll the dice for an intimidation spell. And her efforts prove successful. Pantera (Fangs) is now up. Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl have found the entrance to the Mad Emperor’s tunnel. But, the Mad Emperor has placed a bano protection spell over the barrier. Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl are faced with a curve ball. They’re about to come face-to-face with the Dark Dragon. It’s the most evil-tempered, vile creature in the land with a forked tongue and snarling black slime, it reeks of rotting flesh. However, Deadeye, impales the dragon with her concealed dagger.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl have freed the Paladin from the dungeon but they’re not free of the Mad Emperor just yet. In fact, he sends a ruthless calvary in pursuit. Their noble steed is no match for the calvary’s mighty stallions. However, they continue on their quest nonetheless. A quick peek back reveals the Emperor’s nightmares galloping at supernatural speed. It’s like hell itself is chasing them and it’s gaining ground. One loose rock, one loose root can send them toppling at this lethal speed, but they force those thoughts out their minds and feel the battle-fury of their forefathers rise within them. Just as it seems they have beaten them, they find themselves at barreling towards the edge of a cliff, forcing them to stop. However, their deception gambit has paid off and they’ve outsmarted the Emperor’s calvary. Fangs and Sweet Pea cheer while Toni and Cheryl share a kiss.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni and Cheryl look to Game Master Jughead for an answer, as to whether or not they saved the Red Paladin. Jughead doesn’t know as he made a last-minute change to the quest. He was hoping to have the answer by the time they got to the end. Just as Cheryl asks what happened to the Red Paladin, Archie drops down into the bunker, much to Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Toni and Cheryl’s surprise.
After Betty, Veronica, Josie, Kevin and Reggie arrive at Dilton’s bunker to regroup with the others, Toni patches Archie up and tells him not to make any sudden movements. Archie reveals that it was Joaquin who stabbed him though Archie thinks the Warden made him do it. He then asks where are they, to which Betty explains Dilton’s bunker. The only people who know about it are in the room and it is the safest place in Riverdale. Veronica then notices the branding on Archie’s side, courtesy of Warden Norton. Fangs, Sweet Pea, Toni, Cheryl, Jughead and Betty seem particularly intrigued by the brand. Veronica then calls for everyone’s attention to announce someone needs to stay with Archie at all times. Betty and Jughead volunteer to take the first shift. Equally important, Veronica announces that everyone in the room, herself, Betty, Jughead, Cheryl, Toni, Fangs, Sweet Pea, Josie, Reggie and Kevin, are all part of a pact. From this moment on, no one is to know where the bunker is. No one was involved with the breakout and no one knows where Archie is. They are all expected to take this to the grave.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Cheryl, Josie, Kevin, Reggie, and Evelyn sit as Sheriff Minetta confronts them with his suspicion that Archie had help in escaping Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center. Sheriff Minetta informs them that hiding a convict and information from the law is a felony offense. So, whoever aided and abetted Archie is just as much a criminal as he is. A few students in particular catches the sheriff's attention. When he asks where Josie was during the time of the breakout, she struggles to come up with an alibi, eventually settling with her being alone in the music room. Sheriff Minetta will be looking into all their alibis. As he continues to antagonize Josie, she suddenly has a seizure. Cheryl rushes to her aid, catching Josie and telling the sheriff to back off.
At Sunnyside Trailer Park, Fangs and Sweet Pea inform Jughead that Sheriff Minetta is trashing tent city in search of Archie. Much like the manhunt for Archie, Jughead orders every Serpent to be on the lookout for Joaquin. Serpents just don’t shiv other Serpents, Sweet Pea remarks. However, according to Archie, Joaquin did it because of Warden Norton, and when the Warden confronted Betty, he called Archie the Red Paladin. Plus, the Warden poisoned himself with cyanide and blueberry fresh-aid. Not to mention he worked at Riverdale High before the detention center. The question they must now ask is if he was playing G&G with someone or for someone. And since he’s dead, Joaquin is the only one who can know the answer. Jughead warns Sweet Pea and Fangs that Joaquin may not be alone, as he suspect that Joaquin’s one of the Gargoyle King’s disciples.
Fangs calls Jughead to inform him that the Centerville Serpents saw Joaquin at the last resort youth hostel. He and Sweet Pea are on their way to retrieve him. When they do, Jughead wants Fangs and Sweet Pea to take him into Fox Forest,
Fangs and Sweet Pea have captured Joaquin. They’ve tied him up and in the process of doing so discovered a gargoyle mask on his person, meaning he is one of the Gargoyle King’s disciples. Jughead has a lot of questions, but he starts with why Joaquin shivved Archie instead of protecting him. The Warden said Joaquin had no other choice. Joaquin explains that in juvie, you’ll do anything to survive, even if that means being the Warden’s pawn. However, in some ways, the Warden was a pawn too. Joaquin saw him with game cards that told him what to do. Whoever sent the cards wanted Archie dead. From the moment he was locked up, he was marked. Jughead asks if by marked, Joaquin is referring to the symbol that Warden Norton branded on Archie’s hip. However, Joaquin is not. He reveals the brand in which Jughead is referring to means sacrifice. It means that Archie had to die. Joaquin is seemingly under the impression that Archie died. Jughead informs him this is not the case. When Jughead asks who was giving the Warden his orders, Joaquin refuses to answer. Jughead pulls out his knife as Fangs and Sweet Pea hold Joaquin up. They threaten him. With no other choice, Joaquin tells Jughead that he saw Warden Norton meet with him once. Joaquin says that Jughead knows him. The man in the black suit, he says.
Fangs and Sweet Pea await Jughead’s return at Sunnyside Trailer Park. When he does arrive, they inform him that someone is sending them a message. Under a plastic tarp lays Joaquin’s body. His lips are blue and he has the sacrifice symbol on his forehead. They have not the slightest clue who the culprit might be. Possibly the Gargoyle Gang or Hiram, but not even that is a certainty. Recalling that Archie has the same mark on his ribs, Jughead rushes off to find him, leaving Fangs and Sweet Pea with the body.
Jughead calls a meeting of the Serpents at Sunnyside Trailer Park after it came to his attention that at least one of them has been selling Fizzle Rocks, which is not what Serpents do. Fangs, Sweet Pea, Cheryl, and Toni are in attendance, among others. Starting that moment, there will be no selling or doing of drugs. And no crime of any kind will be tolerated. Anyone that breaks the Serpent code will be exiled permanently. Cheryl, for one, is outraged. She calls into question Jughead's latest decision. He vanished for a month, only to return to lecture them about responsibilities. Also unreleased by Jughead’s decree is Fangs. With no money coming in, he wonders what they’re supposed to do to survive. FP replies that they’ll figure it out, but in the mean time, he recites Serpent law #6 — "In unity there is strength."
After discovering that Fangs is selling Fizzle Rocks, Jughead and FP confront him in the trailer. Jughead wonders why Fangs didn’t come to him. Fangs explained that when the quarantine happened, he needed money and Jughead was gone. When FP asks what he needed the money for, Fangs reveals that his mother is sick and that she has treatments that he can’t afford. With Fangs being like a brother to Jughead, he would’ve helped him, however, Fangs was ashamed, so he started dealing Fizzle Rocks, which he got from the Gargoyle gang. Jughead reminds Fangs that the punishment for breaking this code is immediate exile, though considering that Fangs had a rougher year than most, eluding to him being locked up for Midge Klump’s murder and him being shot outside the Sheriff station, Jughead is willing to look the other way just this once, but if he catches Fangs dealing again then he is out the Serpents.
Jughead calls for another meeting at Sunnyside with the Serpents. He announces the deal he made with Veronica. They’ll be working security detail for her, her speakeasy and her employees. The Serpents cheer in excitement. However, Jughead’s also gathered them for less celebratory reasons. Jughead calls Cheryl and Toni up as they burglarized the Pembrooke. More than that, Cheryl left her calling card, attaching herself and by extension all the Serpents to her crime. However, Cheryl isn’t afraid of Hiram. Nevertheless, she broke the code, and so Jughead demands that both Cheryl and Toni turn in their jackets. Toni can’t believe this is happening, reminding Jughead that she is a Serpent by blood and that this isn’t something he can take from her.
Cheryl then calls Jughead out on being a hypocrite, having learned that Fangs was selling Fizzle Rocks and that Jughead gave him a pass. They know because Fangs told Sweet Pea, who told Toni, who told Cheryl. She adds that since Jughead is asking for her and Toni jackets, he should be asking for Fangs’ as well. In fairness, Jughead does just that, which Sweet Pea does no respond well to, grabbing Jughead. Fangs tells Sweet Pea to relax and angrily hands over his jacket. Sweet Pea attempts to follow Fangs but FP stops him. Jughead then turns his attention towards Cheryl and Toni, who agree to leave but refuse to give up their jackets, which is fine by Jughead, but he also asks that Cheryl give him the egg back or else Veronica won’t agree to the protection contract. Jughead explains that he believes that Cheryl still has honor, and it's getting cold out. And unlike Cheryl, the rest of them don’t get to go back to Thistlehouse.
Fangs meets with Jughead, FP, and Sweet Pea in the woods. They’d talked it over and want to give him a shot at redemption. They want Fangs to go undercover, join the Gargoyle gang, to be the man on the inside of Hiram’s drug operation in order to take him down. Honored by the opportunity for redemption, Fangs agrees to be their inside man.
Fangs and Jughead meet in the bunker, where Fangs reveals that he’s successfully infiltrated the Gargoyle Gang. The Gargoyle King is impressed by Fangs’ Fizzle Rocks sales and wants to invite him into the Inner Circle. They’re having a ceremony tomorrow night in Fox Forest and the Gargoyle King will be there. Jughead wants Fangs to attend the ceremony, but he does make a point to reassure him that he’ll have back up.
As planned, Fangs attends the ceremony in Fox Forest. The Gargoyle Gang, led by the Gargoyle King, surrounds a fiery pit as they await Fangs’ arrival. Once Fangs arrive, they instruct him to kneel before the King, which Fangs does. It seems that part of the ceremony involves branding the mark of the Gargoyle onto Fangs. Just off in the woods, Jughead and FP take out two armed guards. Moments away from being branded, Fangs is saved by the Serpents. While the Gargoyle Gang manage to escape, the Serpents do manage to capture the Gargoyle King. The man under the mask is revealed to be Tall Boy, much to Jughead, FP, Sweet Pea, and Fangs’ surprise.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, and FP take Tall Boy to the bunker, where they tie him to a chair and torture him for answers as they were all under the impression that he was dead. FP asks where he’s been hiding. Tall Boy replies that he’s been held up in a small town called Athens. When Tall Boy reveals that it was him who broke into Betty’s house, Jughead punches him in the face. They know that he’s been working for Hiram, parading around in the Gargoyle King costume. Simply to gain a reaction, Tall Boy goes onto reveal that he took great pleasure in carving that symbol into Joaquin’s head after killing him, which deeply angers Fangs and Sweet Pea, though Jughead and FP hold them at bay. However, Jughead isn’t willing to do so much longer, threatening to turn Sweet Pea and Fangs loose should Tall Boy refuse to help them get to Hiram. Tall Boy explains that Hiram would never agree to meet with him, not unless he had something that he really wanted.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Jughead, Archie, and FP hold Tall Boy at gun point and force him to make contact with Hiram. During which time, Tall Boy claims to have captured Archie. They schedule for Hiram to pick Archie up at the usual meeting place at 9 PM.
Jughead returns to the bunker to find Tall Boy dead and Fangs and Sweet Pea in a panicked state. Fangs explains that Tall Boy tried to escape and he accidentally shot him. And now they don’t know what to do. Jughead tells them both to shut up long enough for him to think. He comes up with an idea to throw a party.
As planned, Jughead, Sweet Pea, and Fangs throw a party at Sunnyside Trailer Park for the Serpents. Jughead instructs them to remain composed. As far as anyone knows, Tall Boy was exiled. Jughead then makes an announcement as they have a lot to celebrate. They finally unmasked the Gargoyle King and Hiram Lodge is down for the count. Lastly, they’re welcoming back one of their own, Fangs. Their celebratory partying is interrupted by the sound of police sirens sounding. Again, Sweet Pea and Fangs become concerned. However, much to their surprise the law enforcer is actually FP, who has been appointed the new sheriff of Riverdale.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, and Jughead are hiding Tall Boy’s death from FP. Unbeknownst to him, Tall Boy’s body lays under the bed as Fangs, Sweet Pea, and Jughead fabricate a story, claiming that they drove Tall Boy to a bus station at gunpoint and forced him out of town. However, FP isn’t buying it considering Tall Boy murdered Joaquin. However, the boys stick to their stories. And with FP’s hands already full in search of Hiram’s would-be assassin, he lets it go, at least for the time being.
Fangs and Sweet Pea call Jughead back into the bunker to inform him that the Gargoyle Gang is riled up and looking for Tall Boy. And as long as his body is in the bunker, they’re all in danger. Unfortunately, it’s too risky to move him at the moment. Jughead orders Fangs to stay back with Tall Boy and lock the bunker down as he’ll need Sweet Pea to tail Hermione Lodge.
The Swords and Serpents calls for a meeting only to find that their numbers have greatly depleted. Fangs and Sweet Pea inform Jughead that they’re down another eight members. All girls. They’ve all deceived to join Toni and Cheryl’s gang, the Pretty Poisons. Jughead orders everyone to fallback as it is his duty to make things right considering that this is only happening because he exiled Cheryl and Toni. Jughead believes that if he can talk to Toni and get her back into the Serpent fold, then the others will follow.
Fangs and Sweet Pea are approached by Cheryl, Peaches 'N Cream , and the Pretty Poisons as they are leaving Pop’s. Sweet Pea sarcastically remarks that that he and Fangs don’t want any trouble from their sorority. Cheryl demands respect, to which Fangs questions the consequence of should they not. Cheryl explains who they are and why they’re there. They’ve come to deliver a message to the Serpents, that they’re not to be dismissed or trifled with. The ladies proceed to surround and attack Fangs and Sweet Pea, who choose not to defend themselves.
Afterward, Fangs and Sweet Pea retreat to Sunnyside trailer park, where their wounds are tended to by Jughead and Gladys, who advises Jughead to get his people in order or else more will defect and more gangs will start to emerge. Eventually, the Serpents' cut will become minuscule. They need numbers and Gladys knows for a fact that the Ghoulies are up for grab. They’ve been leaderless ever since she took care of Penny. Gladys tells Jughead to recruit them, though he is reluctant given their past. But if Jughead wishes to see the Serpents continue on, then he’ll have to do as told by hid mother and tame the Ghoulies.
Jughead calls a Serpent meeting to ask about the break-in of the Chemistry lab. Kurtz admits that he did it though as a quest, stating that looting the alchemist lair was one of their more rewarding quests. But it is because of this that they’re now on Weatherbee‘s radar. Kurtz reminds Jughead that he promised them immunity, though this doesn’t apply when they fragrantly break the law. Jughead demands that he return the equipment, but Kurtz refuses. Fangs interjects, calling him a Fizzle Rocks junkie. This nearly leads to a brawl between him and Kurtz, who hasn’t forgotten about Fangs infiltrating the Gargoyle gang to spy on them. Kurtz makes a remark that he should’ve beaten Fangs over the head with the branding iron when he had the chance, angering Fangs, who grabs Kurtz by his jacket, though Jughead breaks the dispute up before it can go any further. Whatever bad blood existed between the Serpents and the Gargoyles is over as they’re all Serpents now. And it’s high time their newer members learned the Serpent laws. Jughead, Sweet Pea, and Fangs begin reciting the sixth Serpent law; "In unity, there is strength." However, the new recruits don’t fall in line. Kurtz tells Jughead that he plays by a different set of rules, to which Jughead tells him that he’s out of the gang. Though, it seems he has no plans on leaving. Kurtz reminds Jughead that both he and his mother came to him for help, leaving Kurtz to conclude that the Serpents need them more than they need the Serpents. So, if they’re rescinding what they promised, then Kurtz tells Jughead that he better come up with something better to offer before he decides to throw the original Serpents out of his gang, as the Gargoyle recruits have the numbers.
They have another meeting at the bunker. Sweet Pea, Fangs, and Kurtz are among those in attendance. Jughead and Archie share a sketch of Ricky, asking if anyone recognizes him, though no one does. Jughead orders a manhunt. They’re going to break the town into sections, though Kurtz isn’t up to the task, causing Archie to suspect that maybe it was him and his crew who scared Ricky off at Pop’s, though Kurtz claims to have had no involvement as they’re more interested in making drugs. However, he does reveal that there are others out there. Outliers who broke away when they joined the Serpents. Assuming that what Kurtz is saying is the truth, that’s only one more reason that they need to find Ricky, though Kurtz has no intentions on joining the search.
A third meeting is called that week to inform the others that while they found the kid, he still in danger. So is Archie for that matter. Sweet Pea asks about their next course of action. Their next play is a classic gambit. The hunters become the hunted. Kurtz had said that there are some rogue Gargoyles, so Jughead wants the name of those outliers. And he wants sentries posted at the Gargoyle lair. Their meeting is interrupted by Toni, who tells Jughead that Kurtz is about to kill Fangs. Jughead and Sweet Pea enter the hallway to find Kurtz dangling Fangs over the staircase balcony. They’re getting back at him for infiltrating the Gargoyles. Kurtz calls Fangs a dirty Serpent spy before dropping him so that he too can ascend. However, Sweet Pea and Jughead manage to get to Fangs just in time to break his fall.
Jughead calls for another meeting of the Serpents. This time around he invited his father. Both Kurtz and Sweet Pea questions why. Jughead recalls that Kurtz boasted that the Serpents need him more than he needs them, but Jughead disagrees. One thing is true though, and that's the Serpents are rudderless. They lack identity and focus. And they’re better and stronger when task-focused. That’s why with the help of his father, Serpent Emeritus, they’ve come up with a plan to deputize the Serpents. To become partners with the Riverdale Sheriff’s Department. They’ll work for FP. Help him with investigations. Be his eyes and ears in the community. In return, they’ll get paid and receive school credit to apply for colleges. This is about being in order and ensuring their survival. This is going to be a brand new chapter for the Serpents and they can’t be divided about it. So Jughead decides to put it to a vote. If it’s not unanimous, anyone can leave. Jughead, FP, Sweet Pea, Fangs, and the rest of the Serpents raise their hands in favor, with the exception of Kurtz, who leaves. Sweet Pea then asks if they get to carry guns, which they don’t.
A Serpent meeting is held at Riverdale High. Fangs and Sweet Pea attend. Today, the Serpents start a new chapter, FP announces. They’re all now officially law keepers, which is why he pulled Tom in to help as he’s the best Sheriff Riverdale’s ever had. Tom explains that a lot of what they’ll be doing over the next couple of months will be basic training. Each junior deputy will be paired with an officer who will mentor them.
Jughead devises a plan to add onto the "Kill the Red Paladin" quest. After finishing up the quest, Jughead calls the Serpents to the bunker. He tells Fangs and Sweet Pea to go to the old comic shop while Old Deuteronomy and Weasel are going to hit Innuendo, and Termite and Jinx cover All About the Glaze. On top of that, they need to canvas all of Hiram’s hot spots if they’re going to get the word out fast enough. Sweet Pea asks about the Gargoyle masks that Jughead passed out. They’re expected to wear them to convince the players that this quest came directly from the Gargoyle King. There’s one more thing. They aren’t just gaming hot spots. They were hubs for Hiram’s Fizzle Rocks trade, and Jughead’s heard rumor that a new player is moving to restart it. He wants them to discreetly suss any information they can. And if they find anything, he wants them to only come to him.
Fangs and Sweet Pea return to the bunker, where Jughead inquires about their night. Sweet Pea reveals that they have some bad news in regards to his mom, who is taking over the drug trade.
In the classroom sits Fangs, Archie, Josie, Reggie, Sweet Pea, and Evelyn, who all proceeds to break out in song and dance, leading Hermione to questions if they’re all truly this miserable. They then come down the hall in song and dance and make their way to the auditorium. Fangs, Archie, Kevin, Cheryl, Veronica, Betty, Reggie, Sweet Pea, Josie, Peaches, and Evelyn get on stage, where they conclude their performance.
Afterward, Kevin announces that there’s been a slight change to their creative team. While Evelyn has been helping him produce the musical, he’s recently asked her to step up and be his co-director, much to Betty’s disdain, as she points out that Kevin has always directed the musical alone, which Kevin reveals has always been incredibly stressful, especially after last year’s incident, with Midge being killed by the Black Hood, which Fangs would prefer they not speak of. Kevin then asks for a rundown of everybody’s role. Given how much dancing there is in Heathers, Kevin and Evelyn figured they should bring in a choreographer, that being Toni.
Fangs, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, Toni, Josie, Sweet Pea, Reggie, and Peaches lay on their backs in the student lounge as Evelyn tells them that everything in their lives matter. There are universal truths within each of their experiences. In rehearsal, they’re going to explore their own personal traumas and experiences and exercise them through their art. Kevin interrupts to inform Cheryl, Veronica, and Betty that "Candy Store" set and costumes are ready.
The cast meets up at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy compound as planned. Given the night she’s had, Veronica could use a liberation and she decides to take a shot, as do Fangs, Sweet Pea, and Reggie. Fangs, Sweet Pea, Evelyn, Reggie, Kevin, Cheryl, Veronica, Josie, and Archie then start to sing and dance. While singing with Fangs, Sweet Pea stumbles upon Archie and Josie having an intimate moment. With the exception of Betty, who watches from afar, everyone comes back together to finish the musical number.
Fangs, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, Toni, Josie, Sweet Pea, Reggie, Peaches, Evelyn, and Kevin meet back up in the auditorium the following day. They’re each going to share something they’ve never told anyone before. Kevin reveals that he’s being haunted by Midge’s ghost. He’s been thinking about her all the time since rehearsal started as he feels guilty. Fangs has been seeing her as well, but in his nightmares. Evelyn sees this as a beautiful experience. Through revealing their truth, they’ve found an unexpected connection.
Fangs, Kevin, and Evelyn attend a closed rehearsal for select cast members in the Gargoyle Chamber. Unbeknownst to them, Betty sneaks into the compound. She peaks through the doors of the chamber to the sight of Evelyn standing before Kevin and Fangs, who are down on their knees singing. Betty takes photos of the rehearsal as Kevin and Fangs rise to their feet and kiss, and Evelyn leads the rehearsal.
The night of the musical has arrived. It ends with Fangs, Sweet Pea, Archie, Toni, Reggie, Josie, Veronica, Cheryl, Betty, Jughead, Kevin, and Evelyn on stage singing "Seventeen". As the musical concludes, Edgar Evernever rises from the audience, clapping slowly and very dramatic-like. He is joined by over a dozen members of the Farm, who are all wearing white and join in on the slow clap. From the stage, Evelyn states that she knew her dad would like it.
Led by FP and Tom, the Serpents participate in a late night training simulation at the school. Armed with batons, the Serpents clear the perimeter and move in on Jughead’s command. Sweet Pea takes lead with Fangs and Jughead just behind him. They make their way through the student lounge and out into the hallway, where both Sweet Pea and Jughead forget to check their backs, leaving them open to attack as Tom points a red laser at the back of Sweet Pea’s head. They’ve failed the simulation, convincing FP that they aren’t ready for the streets. In order to stop the rogue Gargoyles, they must work as a team.
Jughead calls a Serpent meeting at their new headquarters. Fangs and Sweet Pea are among them. The drug trade has reared its head again in Riverdale. And though his dad doesn’t think they’re ready, they’re going to be Riverdale’s unofficial DEA. That means they’re going to make life miserable for the Gargoyles and run them out of town, starting with the hotspots to make sure that Gladys isn’t using any of Hiram’s old infrastructure.
Sweet Pea enters the local comic book shop, MLJ Comics. He approaches the counter and asks for a "game enhancement". The clerk hands him a comic book. Hidden inside the pages are Fizzle Rocks. With proof of corruption, Sweet Pea slams the clerk on the table. Then enters Fangs and Jughead. Jughead remembers the clerk from last time when he came with Archie, better known as the Red Paladin. That day, Jughead explains, he was in a good mood. Today, not so much, as he pulls out a knife and demands to know where the drugs are coming from. The clerk reveals that the Gargoyles are dealing again, but Jughead needs to know where specifically they’re selling from. Apparently the Gargoyles have resorted to selling from street corners. They’ll be able to tell by the Gargoyles on wires. Jughead explains that in some cities when you see a pair of sneakers on telephone wires, it means that there’s a drug den nearby. But in this case, they need to look for Gargoyles instead of shoes. Before leavening, Jughead tells Fangs and Sweet Pea to search the shop and confiscate any contraband or drugs or gaming equipment.
The Serpents begin their mission in taking down the Gargoyle. Sweet Pea radios in that they have one last corner to hit, which Jughead wants in on. fangs, Sweet Pea, and Jughead intercept a drug transaction. Sweet Pea and Fangs hold the Gargoyle against a wall while Jughead talks with the buyer, who he learns in an undercover cop. It turns out that they just ruined FP bust.
Fangs, Sweet Pea, Archie, Jughead, Mad Dog, Baby Teeth and the Serpents rally in the gym as they prepare to infiltrate the Gargoyle Gang's apartment building. Thanks to Mad Dog’s recon, they have a pretty decent idea of the layout. Sweet Pea and Archie take out the first two guards at the door. Then the group proceed into the building with Baby Teeth waiting outside as lookout. Armed with weapons such as crowbars and baseball bats, they make their way further into the apartments. The Serpents take 2nd floor while Archie and his guys take the 1st floor. Jughead’s off on his own on another floor. He encounters a Gargoyle, who immediately opens fire, forcing Jughead to take cover. As the gunfire goes off, the Gargoyles run out on both floors and immediately multiple fights break out in the halls and chaos ensues. Fangs, Sweet Pea, the Serpents, Mad Dog, Archie, are all forced to fight.
Fangs, Kevin, Cheryl, and Evelyn advocate for the Farm, spreading the word around school. "Where the one become many and the many become one". Toni watches very concerned as Fangs, Evelyn, Cheryl, and Kevin pass through the school hallway.
Fang then joins Archie and the rest of the El Royale fighters as they go on a run through the woods. They stop at Baby Teeth's grave to remember him, as tomorrow they’ll be fighting for him at the Gilded Gloves tournament.
After Toni joins the Farm, she, Fangs, Kevin, Cheryl, and Evelyn walk down the school halls dressed in all white.
At El Royale Fight Club, Fangs comes running from the back soak and wet. He tells them about a busted pipe, which he shut off, but it needs fixing. Archie volunteers to fix it, but Veronica would rather he call a professional plumber. Speaking of which, as Archie’s manager, Veronica had been thinking about updating the gym. She even offers to front all the money. La Bonne Nuit has been doing well, and she would like to diversify her portfolio with property on the south side.
Fangs later arranges an exhibition with Archie. Fangs, Mary, and Brooke await Archie's arrival for the exhibition fight. Veronica arrives at the gym to inform that Archie has food poisoning and that he can't make the fight. However, Archie comes out the back geared up and ready to fight. Archie faints and hits the canvas as he enters the ring.
Prom has finally arrived. Fangs and Kevin take photos. Fangs, Kevin, Jughead, Archie, Veronica, Evelyn, Cheryl, Toni, and Peaches stand in the crowd as Betty is announced as the Prom Queen, though no one seems to know where she is. Jughead asks Archie and Veronica, but they are unaware.
Fangs, Kevin, Toni, and Cheryl welcome Betty to their table. Fangs in noticeably in pain. He reveals that he had a minor procedure done, which left him soar. Betty inquires further about the procedure. Cheryl states that it’s a purging of the pain that’s crushing them. She further elaborate that this is part of Edgar’s methods. He transforms their emotional pain into physical pain so that it’s easier to treat and banish. Toni is next in line for the procedure, followed by Cheryl. Kevin has already gotten his. The tenderness in his back lasted for a few days, but he thinks it was worth it. Betty lifts up Kevin’s shirt to see a large scar going up the left side of his rib cage. Betty notes that the scar looks far more major than Kevin is leading on. He is upset with Betty, telling her not to ever do it again, before leaving, with Fangs not far behind. While Cheryl and Toni remain at the table, they simply turn their backs to Betty.
Fangs, Kevin, Toni, and Cheryl are called together by Betty to share with them what she’s found, that Edgar is hypnotizing them. Cheryl doesn’t care, reasoning that hypnotherapy is a standard practice that most people have to pay good money for. Kevin and Fangs add that whatever Edgar is doing works as he’s taken their pain away. Toni can’t wait for her procedure so that Edgar can take her pain away. Betty suspects that Edgar is purposefully inflicting pain on them during hypnosis. She believes he’s doing it so that he has more power over them. However, Cheryl, Toni, Kevin, and Fangs are faithful followers of the Farm and refuse to believe that Edgar has done anything wrong without proof, which Betty does not have.
Betty tells Fangs and Kevin that Edgar is harvesting their organs and that they’re all in danger, though they are too far gone. They believe that Edgar is simply removing the parts that are diseased. They suggests going to see Edgar to clear everything up. With Fangs and Kevin too deep under Edgar’s control, Betty attempts to leave, but they block her. Betty knees Kevin and punches Fangs, but they still manage to subdue her, dragging Betty by her feet and apprehending her with the help of a couple orderlies.
Cheryl attempts to convince Fangs and Kevin to join her in her escape, though they remain loyal followers of the Farm. They point out that Cheryl is supposed to be confined to her room for helping Toni escape. However, Cheryl explains that Betty was right about everything and that they need to leave as Edgar is harvesting organs. Cheryl takes them to the storage locker to prove that she’s telling the truth, but when she does, she finds that it has been emptied. Cheryl then runs off to find proof elsewhere while Fangs and Kevin stay behind to prepare for ascension. Cheryl goes door-to-door in search of any kind of evidence. Inside one of the rooms, she finds Jason’s body slumped over in a wheelchair and screams out in horror.
Fangs appears to have short jet black hair, faded on the sides with the top of his hair longer, styled neatly and combed well. He also has dark brown eyes and wears a number of pieces of jewelry, rings both hands, and wears a dog tag around his neck. He has a tattoo with the gang's symbol of a double-headed serpent tattooed on the right-hand side of his arm above his shoulder.
Fangs initially appeared to be a very cool and calm Serpent unlike the rest of them. However, upon confrontation, he is easily frightened, as he did not hesitate to run for his life when Archie pulled out a gun on Sweet Pea.
Check this out. Some sick-in-the-head Northsider posted a crazy-ass video, and we were just talking. [...] Fogarty wants to earn his Serpent stripes. I say bring us the head of that Northsider, and you're in.
Both in and out of school, Fangs and Sweet Pea, who are often seen together, appear to be close friends, though it remains unclear how long the two have known each other or whether or not this friendships extends beyond the Serpents. Due to their mutual ties to this Southside gang, Fangs and Sweet Pea are expected to be willing to die for each other, as the gang presents a fairly strong bond of loyalty and family. Fangs and Sweet Pea are similar in many ways, including their equally reckless and impulsive behavior, take their willingness to blow up the Register following Alice Cooper's article on the rumble with the Riverdale Bulldogs, which depicted them as town menaces for example.