You wanted a more active role in Lodge Industries, and we let you have it. Then you break into my office and try to use whatever you find as leverage. Now I admit, there's a lot you don't know, and that's on purpose.{...} Mija, you think you want to know everything, but you don't.
— Hiram to Veronica[src]

Hiram Lodge (born Jaime Luna) is a main character and one of the two main antagonists of the second and third seasons of The CW's Riverdale. He is also the concealed, hidden secondary antagonist of the first season.[1] He is portrayed by Mark Consuelos.

Hiram is the ex-husband of Hermione, and the father of Hermosa and Veronica Lodge. He is a powerful businessman and the CEO/President of Lodge Industries. He is later revealed to be in the drug dealing business and in the mafia. Prior to the start of the series, he was incarcerated at Yonkers Penitentiary and was awaiting trial for multiple counts of embezzlement and fraud. Despite his imprisonment, Hiram still ran his business and criminal empire from behind bars. He has been released from prison and has now taken up residence at the Pembrooke in Riverdale with his wife and daughter. Since his release, he has secretly purchased Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, hiring Pop Tate as manager in exchange for his silence. Hiram was also business partners with Fred Andrews, working on the SoDale project together, an arrangement that was put in place by Hermione, in an effort to legitimize Lodge Industries.

He was also business partners with Manfred Muggs until he no longer needed him, resulting in Manfred and his family almost losing everything including their house. As a result of their partnership, Manfred was hospitalized.

Not long after Hiram's release, he began his master plan to monopolize Riverdale by closing in on certain properties such as Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe and Southside High, though he met resistance along the way, mostly from Jughead Jones. However, as he progressed in his plan, his relationships with Veronica and Hermione became strained as they did not agree with his moves, leading Hermione to try to kill him twice. Though, she failed both times, resulting in their separation and subsequent marriage annulment.

Hiram is the current Mayor of Riverdale after his wife Hermione was forced to step down from her position.

Character Description

A ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is the apple of his eye.[2]

Early Life

Hiram Lodge was born Jamie Luna in Washington Heights, Manhatten, New York City, New York. He changed his name at a young age to avoid the stigma of being a Luna and growing up in a town like Riverdale. He was looked down upon because of his birth name and decided to chose a name worth respecting — Lodge. And when his father found out, he was so angry that he physically beat Hiram.

During his youth, Hiram dated Hermione, who broke up with Fred Andrews to be with him. Along with building a relationship with Hermione, he forged a rivalry with Clifford Blossom. It was later revealed that while attending Riverdale High School, Hiram was the wrestling state champion, earning him a trophy for his great achievement. After graduating from Harvard University, he and Hermione moved to New York, and some time later got married and had a daughter, Veronica, and they all lived together in New York living a luxurious lifestyle. However, their fancy life and luxurious living didn't last forever as Hiram was arrested for fraud and embezzlement. A few years before Veronica was born, Hiram had a one night stand with a singer from one of his clubs in Miami, which led to the birth of his first born daughter Hermosa, whose existence he kept a secret from Hermione and Veronica.

Before getting arrested, Hiram had an ongoing arrangement with the Southside Serpents, a local gang in Riverdale. He hired the gang to decrease the value of the Twilight Drive-In, so that Lodge Industries could purchase the land for a low price.

Before his arrest, Hiram had an incredibly strong bond with his daughter, Veronica; She was daddy's girl. Whenever Hiram did something wrong, he'd bring her gifts home as a way to make up for it, such as Givenchy bags.

During the Lodge's annual July 4th party, the FBI barged in and arrrested Hiram for fraud and embezzlement, making the arrest in plain view of Veronica and the rest of the party's guests. Hiram's main concern during the arrest was to have Veronica led away from the unfolding shameful spectacle, while also asking his wife to call their lawyers. 

Throughout Riverdale

Season 1

Compensating the Serpents

Roughly three months after his arrest for fraud and embezzlement, from prison, Hiram sent Hermione a duffel bag filled with money, leaving her to wonder what it was exactly that he had gotten himself into.[3]

Hermione would later discover that the money was meant to complete payments to the Southside Serpents for a job well done in de-valuing the Twilight Drive-In so that he could purchase it at the cheaper price using an offshore LLC. Initially, no one knew of this dealing other than Hiram, that is until he told Hermione, who went on to tell Fred, and so on. [4]

Anonymous Buyer

Season 1 Episode 6 Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill! forging signature

Hermione forging Veronica's signature

Unbeknownst to Hiram at the time, Hermione was seeking to award the construction contract for the SoDale project to Fred Andrews. However, two out of three signatures were required, and with Hiram looking to give the contract to a less than legit company, Hermione needed Veronica's signature, in order to grant Andrews Construction the contract seeing as Hiram made Veronica a legal officer of Lodge Industries, after he was arrested. Unfortunately for Hermione, Veronica refused to sign. Although, with no other option, Hermione forged her daughters signature to move forward the contract.[5]

According to Veronica, when Hiram got arrested, the police, lawyers, judge, and the courts took everything from him and his family, including their houses, cars, club memberships, yacht, and even the clothes off their backs. As Hiram would later come to discover, Hermione was having an affair with Fred Andrews, and she claimed that this was a result of Hiram making certain decisions that distanced him from the family. So, from that point on, Hermione would be making decisions that would benefit her. Soon thereafter, Hermione called Hiram from prison and confessed about forging Veronica's signature in order to award Andrews Construction the land contract[6]

Warfare; Lodges vs Blossoms

Season 1 Episode 8 The Outsiders SoDale

SoDale site

It was revealed through Hermione that the Blossom family was making a play for the drive-in land, and that if they found out that Hiram was the anonymous buyer, it would be open war. They were looking to stop construction on the SoDale project, leaving many to believe that the Blossoms were responsible for the attack on Andrews Construction. However, FP Jones and Hermione would later come to find out that Hiram hired several guys from Montreal to come down and trash the work site after discovering that Hermione was having an affair with Fred.[7]

With his trial quickly approaching, Hiram's lawyer would be visiting Hermione and Veronica to take their statements. This left Veronica questioning what she should say, and if her father even deserved to be released. To further complicate the situation, Veronica learned that one of her friends, Ethel Muggs, was having problems at home. Her family lost all their funds due to their investments with Hiram, thus intensifying Veronica's anger towards her father. The Muggs would be testifying against Hiram during his trail, which Veronica agreed they should as he was a bad person that was ruining lives. To make matters even worse, Manfred Muggs attempted to take his own life. At that point, Veronica decided that she was done lying for her father.

After weeks of keeping this secret, Hermione finally decided to tell Fred that she and Hiram were the anonymous buyers of the drive-in land, and that he was working for Lodge Industries. She was hoping to turn the business legitimate, which meant partnering with businesses like Andrews Construction. She then revealed that it was Hiram that sent the thugs to attack the work site after learning of their affair. It was later discovered by Archie that Hiram was set up and sent to jail by Clifford Blossom, leaving many to suspect Hiram of killing Clifford's son, Jason Blossom.[8]

Upcoming Trial

Season 1 Episode 10 The Lost Weekend Veronica and Hermione at home

Veronica and Hermione with Hiram's attorney

As expected, the ladies received a visit from Hiram's attorney to take their statements for the hearing. Even though Mr. Sowerberry only asked that Veronica speaks to Hiram's character in order to humanize her father, she refused. After learning from her friends that Clifford Blossom was responsible for Hiram's imprisonment, Veronica took it upon herself to do some investigating. She found a spreadsheet of monthly payments dating back 75 years from Blossom Maple Farms to Lodge Industries until about five months ago, just after Hiram was arrested. Veronica believed that Clifford implicated Hiram to get out of paying the monthly fee. She suggested that they inform his lawyer of this, however, Hermione decided against it as it may lead people to believe that Hiram was involved in Jason's murder as retaliation.

Aware that she was feeling conflicted over testify during his trial, Hiram sent Veronica a letter, in which he essentially threatened Veronica and Hermione. Although, it was never explained how she knew, and whether or not the rest of her family knew, Cheryl Blossom exposed Hiram as being the anonymous buyer for the drive-in land to an entire party worth of students. It seemed as if Veronica decided to heed her father's warning as she testified on his behalf. Afterward, he sent her a pearl necklace to show his gratitude.[9]

Thanks to Veronica's statement, Hiram would be returning home soon. The Judge ruled on time served, he'd be free within a few months at the most. Upon learning that her father was begin released, Veronica felt conflicted. She still suspected that maybe he was involved in Jason's murder, and she was dead set on proving it. However, just as she was ready to give up, and accept that he had no involvement in Jason's death, FP Jones was arrested for killing Jason, leaving Veronica to believe that her father might have hired him to commit the murder.[10]

Orchestrating Jason's Murder?

Season 1 Episode 12 Anatomy Of A Murder Hiram's initials

Hiram's initials

Almost immediately after learning of FP's arrest, Hermione began to panic as they were known associates of the man that killed Jason Blossom. While she was still unsure if Hiram was involved or not, Hermione wanted to be prepared to run should the time come. Inside the motel room of a deceased Southside Serpent named Mustang, the police found a duffel bag filled with money, with the initials "H.L.". Initially believed that it belongs to Hermione, Veronica told Sheriff Keller that it, in fact, belong to her father, and that he had business with the Serpents. Following the discovery that FP's confession was false, and that Clifford killed Jason, Veronica apologized to her mother for ever considering the possibility of her father killing Jason. However, had Hiram been involved, both Veronica and Hermione were willing to cut all ties with him. Hermione then revealed that Hiram was coming home.[11]

With Hiram returning home soon, Hermione fired the Serpents working for Andrews Construction as she couldn't have the project associated with criminals. After talking it over with Hiram, the two of them decided that it would be best to buy Fred out of his contract, which Fred considered but ultimately declined despite the way that he and Hiram felt towards each other.[12]

Season 2

Release from Prison


Hiram's return to Riverdale

Hiram returned to Riverdale following his release from prison. He sat at the table with Hermione at his side, awaiting Veronica's return home. Veronica entered the door soon thereafter. He came home early to surprise her, but imagine his surprise when she wasn't there to greet him. Hermione chimed in, telling Hiram about how Veronica drank his Cristal. So disrespectful, Hiram remarked. Not like Veronica at all, to which she admitted to changing since the last time they saw one another. The only question left was whether or not Hiram has changed, which he may have, but not so much that he still doesn't want a kiss from his daughter. Veronica approached to kiss him on the cheek before informing him that Fred Andrews was recovering from his gun shot wound.[13]

On his way in from an early run, Hiram wanted to address the fact that Veronica was actively avoiding him; leaving before breakfast and coming home after dinner. He couldn't even recall the last meal they ate as a family. However, Veronica reminded him that their last meal was the day he got arrested at the Dakota. Hiram then suggested that they talk about his arrest over dinner, but Veronica claimed to have plans that evening.


Veronica and Hiram discussing their relationship

Later that day, Hiram surprised Veronica at school with a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses, asking if he could speak to her privately. Just outside the school, Hiram explained that every day he was in prison, he thought about getting back to Veronica and Hermione. And while he knew it wouldn't be easy, and knew it would take time, he was hoping that Veronica would at least meet him halfway. It's not that she didn't want to, but as Veronica put it, the blindfold's off, and she couldn't just put it back on. Hiram's arrest and the events that followed resulted in Veronica seeing him in a whole new light. As Veronica prepared to reconvene with her friends, Hiram offered to help with her crusade to save Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe from closing in any way he could.


Hermione and Hiram vs Veronica

That night, as Hermione and Hiram enjoyed a meal together at the dinner table, they were interrupted by Veronica, who accused Hiram of buying Pop's shoppe in an effort to buy her. Hiram denied the accusation before insisting that Veronica sit down so that they could speak civilly. All he wanted was a fair hearing to explain himself. Veronica suggested that they talk about Fred and the shooting at the diner, since Fred was shot one day after he rejected the offer to sale his portion of the SoDale project, which left Veronica wondering if it was Hiram that called for Fred to be shot. Hiram insisted that the attack at the diner was not his doing. Unconvinced with Hiram's statement, Veronica explained that she was his fiercest protector, which Hermione could vouch for. Whenever someone called him the devil incarnate, she always came to his defense, telling herself that Hiram wasn't that bad and that he can be forgiven. However, all that changed when she received a letter from him, threatening Hermione. After reading the letter, Hermione informed Veronica that Hiram didn't write the letter, she did. She wrote the letter threatening herself in order to get Veronica to testify on Hiram's behalf, so that they could come together as a family once more.

The following night, Hiram and Hermione showed up for Retro Night in support of Veronica and her cause to keep the diner from closing. Much to their surprise, Veronica was willing to start over after taking into consideration how the evening was also a new beginning for Pop's. However, she asked for total transparency in return. The thought of being a family again excited Hiram, so much so that he gave Veronica a hug. In the spirit of that, Hiram proposed that Lodge Industries make a "charitable contribution" to the diner.


Hermione and Hiram at Pop's

After a show of appreciation from Pop Tate, during which time he personally thanked the Lodges for their generous donation, Hermione remarked that she wasn't aware that they were in the charity business. We're not, Hiram replied. As of five minutes ago, they owned the diner. He had secretly bought the diner from Pop Tate, and in exchange for his silence, Hiram told Pop that he can stay on as manager. It was nice to have him back, Hermione stated. He then thanked her for lying to Veronica about writing the letter that he actually wrote. Veronica never would've forgiven him had she learned that he threatened her. Once again, Hermione has proven that her loyalty knows no bounds.

Hiram returned home with Hermione and Veronica, where they are greeted at the door by Andre, their new doorman. Hiram informed Veronica that Smithers' mother fell ill, so he went home, over seas, to care for her, and that Andre was his replacement[14]

Manipulating Archie

Hearing Hermione and Veronica just outside his study, Hiram joined them in the main room, where Veronica asked if her inner-circle of friends could come over to watch the season premiere of The Matchlerette. He was even extended an invitation to join them as they were supposedly dying to meet him.


Hiram meeting Veronica's friends

That night, Hiram and Hermione stopped by to meet Veronica's friends before leaving for dinner at the club. Veronica introduced him to each of her friends, starting with Betty Cooper, then onto Jughead Jones, the son of FP Jones, who Hiram claimed was a good man that valued family. He hoped that FP's return came sooner rather than later. Finally, he was introduced to Archie Andrews, the boy whose captured his daughter's heart. He and Archie shared a firm handshake as he instructed Archie to call him Hiram rather than Mr. Lodge. He couldn't help but hear their previous discussion in regards to the frustration they were demonstrating towards Sheriff Keller and his inability to catch the killer. As someone whose had his fair share of run-ins with the law, Hiram could say with confidence that the police weren't always the solution. Drastic times called for drastic measures, meaning they would have to take justice into their own hands. Before leaving, he invited Archie over for dinner later in the week. He looked forward to seeing what Archie came up with for saving Riverdale.

A couple nights later, as Hiram and Hermione prepared for another night out, Hiram assisted Hermione in zipping up the back of her dress, during which time he told her that sound carries in the apartment. Even in his study with the door closed, he could hear Hermione's conversation with Veronica earlier in the day, as if they were all together. If Hermione wished to burn down her relationship with their daughter, that was her business, but Hiram warned her against every trying to poison Veronica against him.


The Lodge having Archie over for dinner

The following night, Archie came over for dinner as planned. Hiram asked him about Ethel Muggs, who he had rescued the prior night. Unfortunately, the individual stalking her got away. Admittedly, they needed to increase their response time, which Hiram understood as he too liked to be ahead of the threat. He then asked Archie if he's ever had rum. There was a signature Lodge family label that he had in his study, asking if Archie would like to try some. Of course he would, Veronica replied. However, she mistook this as an offer to join them, which it wasn't as Hiram asked that she stay behind, providing him and Archie with the opportunity to talk man-to-man.

As he and Archie looked up to the portrait of Veronica hanging in the study, Hiram told Archie that having Veronica over his shoulders kept him honest. On a more serious note, Hiram asked about the Red Circle, and Fred's position on the community watch group. Archie explained that his father was still trying to wrap his head around it. Moving forward, Hiram was hoping that they could grow to respect each other. This meant no more of Archie sneaking into Veronica's bedroom. Looking to revisit the topic of the Red Circle, Hiram did offer a thought. While it was a noble idea, evil had no regards for nobility or good intentions. Sometimes, defending one's self just isn't enough. Striking back is often in order. The killer, now calling himself the Black Hood, was waging a war based on terror and fear. Those are his weapons. They should be yours too, Hiram said to Archie.


Hiram in his study watching the Red Circle's message to Black Hood

While reading the morning paper at the breakfast table, Veronica proposed that she be granted an active role in Lodge Industries considering that she was a shareholder, though that was merely an honorary title, Hiram explained, leading Veronica to suggest that they make it a legitimate title. She wanted to get her hands dirty and be in the room where it all happened, to get a peek behind the curtains. Hiram agreed that as a Lodge, it was her right to be more involved in the family business. Following his discussion with Veronica, he watched from his laptop as Archie and his fellow Red Circle members, all of whom were wearing red masks, sent a message to the Black Hood, threatening to hunt him down.[15]

With the Red Circle's public message to the Black Hood becoming a town-wide sensation, Hiram and Hermione questioned Veronica, who didn't seem to think it was as serious as they were making it out to be. Hermione explained that it was a video threatening violence, which in turn made Archie dangerous in the eyes of Hiram and Hermione, though the latter took it a step further by forbidding Veronica from seeing Archie any further. However, Veronica had no intent on breaking off their relationship without first getting Archie's side of the story. As Veronica left for school, a grin formed on Hiram's face, between the Black hood, the Red Circle, and the Town Hall meeting, there was so much chaos and confusion, providing the perfect opportunity for a business man like himself to capitalize off of.


Hiram in his study

While working in his study, Hiram was interrupted by Veronica, who returned home from school to ask about what he and Archie talked about during the night they invited him over for dinner. Hiram claimed to have no recollection of the specifics of his and Archie's conversation. Veronica was asking because one of the things she loved about Archie is how earnest he is, in more of an innocent sort of way, making him both trusting and kind. However, that simplicity also made him impressionable, as well as vulnerable to certain forms of attack, such as manipulation. If someone were to pour poison into one of his ears, a dark notion in the shape of the Red Circle may take form for instance. Hiram began to wonder if Veronica was suggesting that he had something to do with Archie's sudden reckless behavior. But Veronica explained that she wasn't suggesting anything, merely asking what he and Archie talked about. Unfortunately, just as Hiram said before, he didn't remember what he and Archie discussed. He then asked if Veronica could excuse him because the Swiss banks were about to close, and he had a call with the Lodge Charitable Trust to make.


Hiram and Hermione at the Town Hall meeting

Two days later, Hiram and Hermione attended the Town Hall meeting, where Mayor McCoy welcomed all to the event in hopes that she could address their concerns and if possible, ease their minds, as she too shared their desire to protect their town and their children. While the meeting started out peaceful, it quickly escalated, turning into a shouting match between two sides, with one side being spearheaded by Alice, who believed the south side was the cause of all their problems, and the other side being spearheaded by Fred, who believed that they were living in a time where they needed to unite rather than fraction off. Hermione had told Hiram that Fred was going to be a problem, though Hiram thought otherwise. The town loved and trusted him. It could work in their favor. It was then that Betty and Jughead entered through the back doors to alert everyone that the Black Hood would be striking at Town Hall next. Hiram and Hermione presumably evacuated the building with everyone else.[16]


Hiram learning of latest published article from the Register

Hiram was joined in his study by Veronica and Hermione, who read aloud the latest published article from the Register, in which Alice Cooper accused him of wanting to profit off of Riverdale's misfortunes, rather than fix them. Hiram explained that they couldn't allow anything to derail the SoDale project, that included Alice, the southside gangs (Southside Serpents and Ghoulies), and the Black Hood. They're biggest problem was capital, which they were running out of at a fast rate, Hermione informed him. Fortunately, Hiram had invited potential investors to the open house, specifically the St. Clair's, who were coming up from New York. Veronica was thrilled to hear that an old friend of hers, Nick St. Clair, would be coming up with them for the opening. According to Hiram, he was a budding music producer, and his father was King Midas rich. If they could get the St. Clair's to invest, then others would surely follow. Hiram and Hermione looked to Veronica to help them close the deal by showing Nick the best sides of Riverdale.

Several days later, Hiram and Hermione arrived at the opening, arm-in-arm, greeting guests as they proceeded down the aisle. If the successful turn out of the open house didn't convince the St. Clair's to invest, nothing would. Hiram then called over Veronica to ask how things were going with her showing Nick the best that Riverdale had to offer. From all reports, Veronica's charm offensive was paying off.

While Hermione was wrangling Fred, and Veronica was off, quietly yelling at the caterer for allowing the canapes to run low, Hiram ran into an old friend; Hal Cooper. Where's Alice, Hiram asked. Just between them, Hal explained that the published mugshot of Alice's arrest, from many years ago, when she was a teenage Serpent, took a toll on her. So, they both decided it would be better if Hal covered the event on his own. However, imagine their surprise when Alice strolled into the event, wearing a red, snake patterned dress, with a golden serpent necklace.


Hermione, Hiram, and Fred at the open house

Hiram, Hermione, and Fred took to the stage to make an announcement as the hosts of the event. A new story began in Riverdale that night. A story about reinvention and aspiration. The building would be the first chapter of that story. Luxury apartments, shopping, and even a golf course. The Southside as they knew it would be gone, replaced with a new Eden. So, they raised their glasses to a brighter tomorrow. But for that day, they would celebrate with a little music from Josie and the Pussycats.[17]

Dealing with the St. Clairs


Hiram and Hermione meeting with Penelope

Hiram and Hermione arranged a meeting with Penelope Blossom after learning that Cheryl was roofied and nearly raped by Nick St. Clair at the Open house. Even though Penelope appreciated them calling her after Cheryl had told them of the incident, she still wished that they had stopped her from talking to Sheriff Keller, as she was skeptical of Cheryl's claims, and wasn't convinced that Cheryl was completely innocent, concluding that she somehow provoked her attack. However, Hermione stated that Cheryl was innocent in the matter, at least according to Veronica, who was present for the attack. Penelope then told Hiram that she wanted the situation to be handled discreetly, which was fortunate, given that Hiram was pretty certain that the St. Clairs shared that same sentiment. In closing, Penelope informed them that she'd tell the Sheriff that they wouldn't be pressing charges, because after all, nothing really happened to Cheryl, she believed.


Alice gathers everyone who attended Nick's party along with their parents

Hiram and Hermione were called over to the Cooper house by Alice to deal with what happened at Nick St. Clair's party. All the parents, as well as their children attended. Alice deemed the party as a "bacchanalia free for all", pointing out that only her Betty was smart enough not to use the Jingle Jangle that was brought to the party. Hiram quickly replied to her rude remark, "careful throwing stones there, Acid Queen Alice. I'm not the only one in this room that knows the story behind that mugshot that your daughter printed in her paper". After Reggie Mantle confessed that he brought the drugs to the party, Hiram asked how he acquired it. Reggie revealed that he had a dealer on the Southside, who he suspected of being a Southside Serpent, as well as a student at Southside High. While they admittedly shouldn't have taken the Jingle Jangle, Veronica pointed out that Nick asked for it, and later pressured them into taking it. Furthermore, he attacked Cheryl. If anyone deserved to be interrogated, they believed it to be him. However, as Sheriff Keller explained, prosecuting Nick would be difficult given that they were all unreliable witnesses due to the fact that they were high, as Jingle Jangle remained in the users' system for up to three days. After Mayor McCoy learned that Josie experimented with the drugs as well, she declared that her number one priority as Mayor was to take over the Southside, even if it meant arresting every Serpent in sight.


Hermione and Hiram being confronted by Veronica

Hiram and Hermione were playing chess in the living room, when Veronica entered to confront them on their business dealings with the St. Clairs, having learned from Cheryl that they were still allowing the St. Clairs to invest in the SoDale project, even after Nick attacked Cheryl. Hiram tried to make claim that Cheryl's accusations were not strong enough as she lacked any physical evidence to support what was being said. However, Veronica insisted that Cheryl was telling the truth, and she knew this because Nick attempted to do the same to her. Upon hearing this, Hiram's dismissive attitude toward the situation abruptly changed to anger, vowing to never take a single penny from the St. Clairs ever again.

The following night, the phone rang as Veronica read, while they played chess in the living room. Hermione picked up the phone, getting news from Andre that the St. Clairs had gotten into a car accident; Nick would gradually recover, with time, but Xander and Simone St. Clair's status were not mentioned. "Oh, well. Karma's a bitch", Veronica said, as Hermione and Hiram continued playing chess.[18]

A Letter from the Black Hood


Hermione and Hiram talking about the Black Hood's letter

After receiving a threatening letter from someone claiming to be the Black Hood, Hiram and Hermione called Sheriff Keller over to investigate. As the Sheriff was leaving, Veronica returned home. Hiram informed her of the letter, and how it threatened that they would be targeted and punished for their sinful ways. Veronica was terrified by the letter considering that they were actually sinners, though Hiram and Hermione didn't express much concern given that dozens of households received the exact same letter. Not to mention that the Pembrooke was a fortress and Andre was trained in martial arts. In regards to Veronica's every day activities, such as going to school and shopping, Andre would drive her. But when he wasn't available, they'd hire a car service. After talking it over, Hiram and Hermione also wouldn't mind seeing more of Archie considering that he was brawny and devoted to Veronica.

The next day, while at the breakfast table, Hiram and Hermione learned from Veronica that Archie had said that he loved her, though she didn't say it back as she felt it was too soon. It didn't matter what Archie said or didn't say, it was about whether or not Veronica was ready to here it, Hiram and Hermione stated.[19]

The Family Business


Hiram and Hermione learning of Fred's medical bills

As Hiram ate dinner with his wife and daughter in the days leading up to Christmas, Hermione asked about the Spiffany's bag she saw him come in with earlier that day. It looked about the right size for a Glamerge egg, she commented. That depends on whether she's been naughty or nice this year, Hiram replied. Hiram assured Veronica that he had her Christmas list as well. But he asked of her to refrain from snooping as she does every year. However, for all Veronica cared, they could rip up her list. She expressed frustration with the wasteful ways in which they spend their money, with bejeweled eggs being one example. Veronica insisted that they realize how fortunate they were as there were people in Riverdale who couldn't even afford to pay their own bills, such as Fred Andrews who Veronica learned from Archie was drowning in medical bills to the tune of $86,000. Which is why she was hoping that Hiram and Hermione would cover his medical bill. Unfortunately, the Lodge Charitable Trust had made its donations for the fiscal year. Fred would have to tighten his belt, so to speak. However, as Veronica informed him, Fred was already selling Christmas trees for extra money. That's the kind of father he was, Veronica surmised. Regardless, Hiram wished to hear no more on the matter, storming off to his study.


Hiram and Hermione agreeing to tell Veronica the truth

The following night, Hiram and Hermione returned to the Pembrooke from last minute Christmas shopping after receiving a call from the bank, confirming a charge that was made from Hermione's credit card, in the amount of $86,000. They realized that it was Veronica's doing and came home to confront her. She deiced that Hiram and Hermione would cover Fred's medical expenses considering that they had the money to buy Pop's and then lie to her face about it. How is it that we can now afford a diner, Veronica asked. Hiram addressed the fact that she wanted a more active role in Lodge Industries, which they gave to her. In response, she broke into his office and tried to use whatever she could find as leverage against them. While Hiram admitted that it was a lot Veronica didn't know, he informed her that this was intentional. Veronica questioned how she could be apart of the family if they continued to hide things from her. Veronica thought that she wanted to know everything, but she didn't, Hiram remarked. Though, with her name being on all of the documents in Hiram's desk, Veronica insisted that she had the right to know the truth about everything. Hermione agreed. However, this would also mean that the time for being "Daddy's little girl" is over. It was time for all of them to work in lockstep. Hiram agreed, telling Veronica to follow him to the study.


Hiram and Hermione making a deal with Veronica

In the study, Hiram and Hermione told Veronica everything about their family's business. She agreed to join them in running Lodge Industries, though she had one condition; she refused to do anything illegal. Which was fine considering that they denounced any illegal activity on their behalf as well. Hermione shared with Veronica two words to live by; plausible deniability. In regards to the charge that Veronica made towards Fred's medical bills, she wanted that to stick. While Hiram was initially against doing so as it would only complicate things, Hermione agreed to Veronica's demand, stating that they could smooth it over. Furthermore, they needed Fred for what would come next. Assuming that the Fred situation could be finessed, Veronica agreed to the deal with her parents.

On Christmas morning, the Lodges unwrapped their gifts, during which time, they informed Veronica that Archie had stopped by the day before to leave her a gift.[20]


Hiram and Hermione meet with Mayor McCoy.

As Riverdale returned to a sense of normalcy, Christmas over and the Black Hood dead, Hiram and Hermione continued to conduct secret business meetings with Mayor McCoy, having hosted her at the Pembrooke. Hiram took her into his private study as Veronica looked on. Hermione briefly stopped, smiling and gave a wink to Veronica. Veronica returned the gesture in kind.

Hiram and Hermione took a moment to check in on Veronica. Hiram was concerned about how she was feeling with their established plan. Veronica assured them that she was still on board. Hermione pressed her further revealing the severity of what's to come. She explained that once completed, she would be at ground zero, i.e. the eye of the potential hurricane. Their concern went unwarranted; she believed, regardless of what's to come, she'll be fine. However, she assured her parents that she'll be able to keep her classmates from revolting once the news broke. With renewed faith, they nodded at their daughter in silence.


Hiram and Hermione meet with Mayor McCoy in her office.

Later, at the Mayor's office, Hiram and Hermione discussed the closure of Southside High School. Sierra, having finished a conversation with Principle Weatherbee, mused that, with news of Southsiders headed to Riverdale High School, her phone was about to start exploding with calls from outraged parents. Hermione attempted to quell Mayor McCoy's concerns, telling her that it would only be news for a couple of days then it would blow over. She referred her to how quick Riverdale had stopped talking about the Black Hood since he'd been stopped. Hiram reassured her and claimed after a couple of weeks, the Lodges would quietly go about purchasing the land beneath Southside High. With Mayor McCoy's assistance in closing down the school, Hermione affirmed that she'd get her commission, a sizable donation to her re-election campaign. With business completed, Sierra's phone began to light up with phone calls.


Hiram and Hermione has dinner with Archie and Veronica.

That night Hiram and Hermione invited Archie up for dinner. He thanked the Lodges for helping his dad with his medical bills. The Lodges were happy to assist. Veronica explained that, in return, she had hoped he would stand beside her in welcoming the incoming Southside transfers. Archie agreed and took the opportunity to ask him and Hermione about the closure of Southside High. He assumed, that being close to the SoDale project, it's bad for business. Hiram corrected him, saying that drugs, gangs, and violence was in fact bad for business. Archie also assumed that investors, like the St. Clairs, must be fine with it as well. Veronica updated him, saying that they were no longer investors. Hermione confirmed that, due to what had transpired between Nick and Cheryl, they had severed all ties with the family; they didn't even call them after the accident. This news gained Archie's attention and so he asked what happened. Hiram claimed not to know what truly happened, that he either had a car accident driving back to Vail or on the slopes. Archie asked if he was okay, though Hermione assured Archie that he'd recovered enough to be back at Greenwich Prep.


Hermione and Hiram speak to Veronica.

In the coming week, Hiram and Hermione checked in with Veronica after a tumultuous week of turmoil between Southside and Northside integration. They'd learned some news from Mr. Weatherbee, relayed to them from Mayor McCoy, that integration of Southside High was not going well. Veronica mused that Reggie was just being Reggie, however she elaborated that gang ware, specifically the Serpent Jacket, had become a flashpoint. She proposed that a charitable donation would help them, that looking the part would quell the ever rising tension. Considering their options, Hiram looked towards his wife; they accepted her proposal in silence.[21]


Hiram, Hermione, Fred, Sierra and Sheriff Keller discussing Pickens Day

Hiram, Hermione and Veronica attended a meeting at the Andrews house with Fred, Mayor McCoy and Sheriff Keller, where they discussed the students who had been transferred to Riverdale High a week ago. While they were fine, their parents were in Mayor McCoy's office everyday to demand that she reopen Southside High. Which is why Hiram, Hermione and Fred had discussed how their new neighborhood could use something positive to focus on. With Mayor McCoy's blessing, they'd like to make Pickens Day a celebratory event. Sponsored by Lodge Industries with Andrews Construction co-sponsoring. Mayor McCoy took this to mean that they wanted to make Pickens Day a commercial event for the SoDale, similar to their open house, though as Veronica pointed out, the open house was for investors while Pickens Day would be for North and Southsiders alike. Two halves of a whole coming together. Mayor McCoy worried that trying to distract people with a party would backfire, resulting in violence. While the Southside Serpents had been laying low, they were wild cards and reasons for concern. Having prepared for just that scenario, Hiram, Hermione and Fred had offered to hire the Serpents as security for the event since FP had told Fred that the Serpents were looking for work. Furthermore, the party would let the Southside know that they haven't been abandoned. The meeting, unfortunately, came to an abrupt when Archie returned home.


Hiram talking to Archie about wrestling

As a firm supporter and former wrestler for Riverdale High's wrestling team, Hiram sat in on the team's tryouts, during which time he ran into Archie. Which came as a surprise to Hiram since he was under the impression that basketball was more of Archie's sport. Archie replied that he was branching out. He told Hiram that he was in the 175 weigh class, but he was trying to get down to 170. Chuck Clayton then joined in on the discussion to tell Archie that it was a good thing that they weren't in the same weight class, otherwise he would've wrecked Archie. Coach Kleats then blew his whistle, calling the team in and asking that they give Hiram "the Ram" Lodge, a round of applause for bankrolling the team. Not everyone would make the cut. So Coach Kleats advised them to make each match count. Archie paired off for "up and downs" with Kevin. Hiram and Tom watched from the sideline as Kevin out wrestled Archie back-to-back.

While working in his study, Hiram got a call from Jughead who was working on a article about how General Pickens massacred the Uketna tribe and stole all their land that he was building on. Realizing that this could mean trouble, Hiram abruptly ended his call with Jughead.


Hiram antagonizing Archie

Later that night, Hiram entered Veronica's room to find her and Archie rehearsing for their Pickens Day performance. Archie offered to take it to the living room in the case that Hiram was uncomfortable with them being in Veronica's bedroom together. But he assured them that they were fine just as they were. Admittedly, the thought of Archie and Veronica being in her room alone used to upset him deeply. But after seeing Archie's wrestling performance earlier that day, he was less worried. While not everyone could wrestle as it took a certain kind of man, Hiram told Archie that there was no shame in admitting defeat and accepting the fact that he was better suited to performing with the Pussycats. While Archie may not have been a star wrestler yet, he was an incredible musician, who according to Veronica, was even sexier when he sung. Archie thanked Veronica for her support with a kiss. But on second thought, he had decided against performing with the Pussycats. He decided to go home and practice some moves that Kevin had showed him. But not before getting reassurance that Hiram would be at the next tryouts.


Hiram wrestling Archie

The next day, at tryouts, they were focusing on fundamentals, starting with the fireman's carry. And since it was his signature move back in the day, Coach Kleats had asked Hiram to demonstrate. In doing them the honor, Hiram called on Archie to be his volunteer. On the mat, he encouraged Archie to come at him before taking him down in one swift move. With Archie tackled to the mat, Hiram explained the simplicity of the fireman's carry. While it is fairly simple to execute, it's also an effective move when your opponent gets cocky by dominating your rival. Demoralizing him is the key if you want to win. While trapped in a headlock and pinned to the mat, Hiram pulled Archie closer to ask if he got the message, that he always wins.


Veronica breaking up Hiram and Archie's fight

Hiram received a surprise visit from Archie at the Pembrooke that night. He came wondering why Hiram didn't like him as he couldn't think of one thing that would account for the hate he was getting. Hiram told Archie that his father slept with another man's wife i.e. Hermione. Why shouldn't Hiram assume that Archie had the same weak character. Archie exclaimed that he was his own man and that he would never sleep with someone else's wife. Assuming that was true, Hiram still felt as if Archie wasn't good enough for Veronica in any respect. He wasn't worthy. Hiram didn't believe that Archie would ever be able to take care of her, but as Archie reminded Hiram, he took care of Veronica while he was in prison. When she and Hermione moved to Riverdale, Archie was there for Veronica when Hiram couldn't be. As the animosity began to boil over, Veronica entered the room to the sight of what she called a juvenile chest-thumping contest. Hiram assured her that this wasn't the case. He claimed that he had invited Archie over to plan some one-on-one training. But Veronica wasn't buying it since she could see the urge to kill the other in both of their eyes.


Archie and Hiram at Pop's

At 4:31 in the morning, Hiram called Archie to tell him to meet him outside in five minutes. In the early hours of the morning, the two of them went on a run around town and of the two, Hiram proved to be the faster runner. Following their run, Hiram and Archie stopped to eat at Pop's, where he explained to Archie his love for wrestling. When it's two men on the mat, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, or even how strong you are. It's about sheer will and knowing your opponent. Maybe even better than he knows himself. Which is why, Archie would never win. Veronica had a lot on her plate at the moment. So Hiram didn't want her worrying about them. So now they can say that he helped Archie when they went for a jog and broke bread together. Hiram was willing to tolerate Archie until this phase ran its course. Hiram told Archie that he wasn't the first boy who had turned Veronica's head. While boyfriends come and go, fathers are forever.


Hiram and Veronica applauding Archie's performance

On the final day of tryouts, Hiram invited Veronica to see Archie wrestle after he had lied to her and told her that they had worked everything out over a good talk. Little did Archie know, Hiram had arranged for Archie to go up against Chuck, who had the advantage given that he had more experience and was of a higher weight class. Hiram and Veronica watched from the stands as Archie and Chuck faced off on the mat. Archie and Chuck went back and forth for some time. But ultimately, Archie managed to gain the upper hand and pull the upset victory over Chuck, which certainly came as a surprise to Hiram, who watching from the stands with Veronica, gave Archie and round of applause for his performance.

At Pickens Day, Hiram approached Archie and shook his hand given his surprise victory of Clayton. As Hiram tried to pull away, Archie grasped his hand tightly, asking if they were done with the back and forth. Hiram then invited Archie over to the Pembrooke so that they could talk about a few things.


Hiram defusing the Serpents' protest

Hiram and Hermione watched from the crowd as Veronica and the Pussycats performed on stage. Half way through their performance, the Serpents marched into the park as a protest with duct-tape covering their mouths and signs that read 'honor this land' and 'sacred land'. With Sweet Pea and Fogarty at her side, Toni, who seemingly led the protest, stood in front of the stage to announce 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 the 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. Hoping to defuse the protest and resolve any conflict, Hiram got on stage to applaud the Serpents for standing up for justice, as well as the honor and legacy of the Uktena, who contribute to the rich tapestry that is Riverdale, that is the Southside and that will be SoDale.


Hiram offering Archie an internship

Later that night, as planned, Hiram and Archie talked business in his study at the Pembrooke. Starting on a blank slate, they discussed Archie's future plans. In five years, he saw himself in college with some kind of athletic scholarship. Hiram assumed it was to study music, but Archie explained that being a musician was his former self. He was now considering studying business. Maybe one day he'd even be able to buy back Andrews Construction. As long as Archie's dating Veronica, Hiram was going to demand the best from him and that required learning from the best. So he asked how Archie would like to start his business tutelage under his shepherding, like an internship. Before Archie could respond, he got a call, though he did not answer. He then directed his attention back to Hiram to accept his offer.

The following morning, Hiram, Hermione Mayor McCoy and Sheriff Keller gathered in Pickens Park after being alerted of the desecration of the General Pickens' statue. Its head had been removed and red paint covered the statue to simulate blood. Since Hiram and Hermione were calling the shots, Sierra asked how they would like it to be handled. Hiram demanded that the investigation of the missing head be handled swiftly and with extreme prejudice given that the most likely suspects were the Serpents.[22]


Hiram making arrangements

In what was being described as a classic trope of mob movies, Hiram had taken Archie under his wing in a criminal apprenticeship of sorts. This aforementioned apprenticeship began with small errands, such as Hiram sending Archie to retrieve his dry cleaning and pick up his order from Pop's. With guests arriving in the upcoming days for Veronica's Confirmation Ceremony, Hiram made arrangements from his study. One of the guests who he spoke to over the phone was assured that Riverdale had excellent poutine. As Archie was on his way out after dropping off Hiram's dry cleaning and meal, Hiram tossed him a cash bag and told him to take it to Fred's trailer at Andrews Construction and to afterwards, pick up a pair of loafers that he had resoled at the Shoe Doctor on Main.

Hiram entered the living room to the sight of Veronica in her ceremonial dress. He was amazed with her beauty and excited that Veronica would be confirmed in front of the family. Veronica made him the happiest and proudest father alive.


Hiram confronting Archie over attacking Nick

The next day, in his study, Hiram confronted Archie after hearing that he paid Nick St. Clair a visit and roughed him up. Archie explained that when he found out about what Nick tried to do to Veronica, he became uncontrollably angry. Hiram was impressed with Archie's ability to beat up on Nick despite the fact that he had both of his legs in a cast. He respected that Archie was willing to go to such extremes in order to send a message. And he was relieved that Veronica had someone so fiercely protective of her. With some out of town guests coming in for Veronica's confirmation and a poker game scheduled for the night before at Pop's, Hiram asked Archie to lend a hand. He needed someone he could trust to keep the drinks filled and cigars cut.


Veronica confronting her father about Archie

Later that night, Veronica barged into his study to ask why he invited Archie to work his Casino Royal. She was worried that he might find out all their family's secrets. Though Hiram informed her that business wasn't discussed when the family gathers for such sacred celebrations as Veronica's confirmation. However, knowing her father, he had a agenda. So she demanded to know what it was. After hearing about how Archie took initiative with Nick st. Clair, Hiram wanted to see how Archie would handle himself in a room of his peers. If Archie and Veronica's relationship persisted, at some point, they may have to bring Archie in. And while outsiders aren't traditionally brought into the family, Archie might be an exception. Hiram believed that he may be more like them than he was initially given credit for. However, Veronica disagreed. Stating that he was nothing like them. And she didn't want him to be compromised. With that being said, Hiram told Veronica that she would eventually have to make a decision to either bring Archie in, or keep him on the outside, forever.


King Pin poker game

The following night, as planned, Hiram hosted the poker game at Pop's. Notably, he was having quite a lucky streak. During the game, he introduced Archie to his guests. Starting with Lenny Kowalski who ran canned meat out of Chicago. Then there was Carl Martin, of Martin Brewery. Finest beer in the Rust Belt. And lastly Poppa Poutine who owned a chain of hot dog restaurants in Quebec. Which is why no one had ever heard of him, Hiram remarked. Poppa Poutine inquired about the progress of the SoDale, though as Hiram reminded him, there was no talk of business during such times. Poppa Poutine then asked Archie for his name, recognizing Archie's surname, "Andrews". He recalled that Hermione knew someone with that same last name. Hiram replied that Fred Andrews was one of his business associates. Poppa questioned whose idea it was to make him a partner. Before he could answer, Pop Tate brought them their orders, though Poppa wasn't satisfied with his meal. When Hiram claimed ownership of the diner and demanded that Poppa Poutine apologize for his behavior, he refused and decided to go outside for some fresh air instead.


Abuelita, Hiram and Hermione at the ceremony

The very next day, Hiram sat alongside Hermione and his mother as Veronica's confirmation ceremony commenced with her and Josie singing a duet of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" from the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. He watched proudly as Veronica was anointed and confirmed by Monsignor Murphy. Afterward, during the post-ceremony celebration, Sierra told Hiram and Hermione that it was a beautiful service before handing them a deed. They were now the proud owners of what was previously Southside High. He later cut in on Veronica's dance with Archie. During which time, after thinking it over, Veronica told him that she didn't want Archie to be brought in and made apart of their life of crime.


Hiram calling in a hit

Archie approached Hiram during the party to ask that they talk somewhere private as he had something important to tell him. They headed up to the study where Archie revealed that Poppa Poutine was plotting against Hiram. At the poker game, he said that Hiram was getting sloppy and that action needed to be taken. Hiram thanked Archie for delivering this message. He then sent him back down stairs to ensure that Veronica was having a good time. Once Archie was gone, Hiram made a call that would ultimately end with Poppa Poutine getting shot in the back of the head and killed.

That night, after the party, Veronica received one last gift. She opened it to discover the head of General Pickens' statue. Realizing that it was actually for her parents, she called them over to deal with the head that was wrapped neatly in a box. [23]


Hiram looking at the Pickens statue

Picking up from where the previous episode left off, Hiram, Hermione and Veronica gathered around the head of General Pickens' statue as it sat on the table. Hiram interpreted the delivery of the head as a deceleration of war. Hermione added that they always knew that they would have to go to war eventually. But of course, there was another option. Veronica reminded them that at Spence, she was Secretary General of the Model UN, and before declaring war, they'd always try to negotiate a settlement. So if she could broker a detente between the Contras and the Sandinistas, then Hiram could surely de-escalate relations with the Southside Serpents. Veronica offered to get them to the table while all he had to do is play nice, which shouldn't be too much to ask for since he's such an accomplished businessman.


Hiram talking to Archie about Poppa Poutine

The following night, in his study, Hiram sat down with [[[Archie Andrews|Archie]] to talk about Poppa Poutine and how he was killed in his hotel room. Hiram explained that he was gutted over the atrocity. But Poutine was rich with enemies. He was rude, and selfish, and deep into gambling debts, he owed a quarter to Lenny alone, not to mention the affairs. With so many vendettas against him, it was just a matter of time. And sadly, his time came the same night as Veronica's confirmation. Speaking of which, Archie told Hiram that when Veronica heard someone was murdered in Riverdale, the thought of Hiram, possibly being involved was making her spiral. And while Archie didn't want to overstep, he suggested that Hiram clarify things with Veronica to give her peace of mind.

Hiram approached Veronica after his chat with Archie as she was preparing for the negotiation with the Jones. He understood that certain aspects of his business were troubling, so if she wanted to know something, he was more than willing to answer her. Veronica asked if he had anything to do with Poppa Poutine's death. He claimed that he didn't.


The negoiation

At Sunnyside Trailer Park, Hiram thanked Jughead and FP for agreeing to sit down to discuss the misunderstanding. But they were aware of his actions and that it was no misunderstanding. Tall Boy had told them that Hiram paid him to decapitate the Pickens Statue as an excuse to turn up the heat on the Serpents. This had a lot of nervous people scared that they were going to lose their homes. Hiram had heard about that, and though it supposedly had nothing to do with him, he had spoken to Mayor McCoy. And as a gesture of good will to the Southside community, he offered to settle any back rent that they or their neighbors may owe the town. In return, Hiram claimed that he only wanted peace in the land. However, his true intentions were to bribe Jughead from mentioning him in the upcoming exposé that Jughead was writing. Unfortunately, Jughead refused to be compromised so he and FP turned down the deal.


Hiram and Hermione planning to expose the Mayor

Later that night, Hiram and Hermione got into a heated argument with Mayor McCoy, who as she exited the study, said that she was fairly close to telling Jughead everything and that it would be a lot worse for them than it would be for her. With Veronica standing just outside the door, Hiram and Hermione explained to her that given the hatchet-job that Jughead was writing about them, they decided it was best to accelerate the timetable. So they told Sierra they might have to announce their plans for Southside High, but the Mayor refused and demanded that they wait until after she's reelected. Should they proceed without her, she threatened to expose them. If this wasn't handled properly, the whole town would be out for their blood. However, if they got Sierra out of the Mayor's office, under a cloud of scandal, the damage she could do to them would be minimized. They would go about doing that by revealing her affair with Sheriff Keller.


Hiram accusing Veronica of warning Mayor McCoy

The next day, Hiram and Hermione watched as Sierra resigned from office over a live broadcast. She claimed that seeing them through a triumphant Jubilee and the terrors of the Black Hood killings had taken a personal toll. So she had decided to step down as Mayor, to spend more time with her family and to return to her own legal career right in Riverdale. Hiram and Hermione were surprised by Sierra's sudden decision to resign since they hadn't even made their play yet. Veronica told them that this was good news since now they don't have to. If they did, it would be cruel. Shortly after Sierra's resignation, Hiram approached Veronica under the suspicion that she warned Sierra of their plan to expose her. However, Veronica claimed that she did no such thing.


Hiram learning that Archie was working with the FBI

Later that day, Hiram learned from Archie that he was approached by the FBI a few weeks ago to be an informant. But Archie assured him that he didn't tell them anything. Though, Hiram wondered what Archie would've told them. Archie revealed that he was instructed to plant a bug in Hiram's study, but instead, he smashed it with a hammer. The agent had been threatening Fred because Archie hadn't given up any information, and Archie didn't think he was going to stop until he did. Archie was telling Hiram all of this because he liked him and because he loved Veronica. Furthermore, Archie though that Agent Arthur Adams was a lot more dangerous than Hiram at that point. In coming clean, Archie was hoping that Hiram would help him and his father out of the mess they were in. Hiram agreed to deal with Agent Adams since it wasn't his first encounter with the FBI. He assured Archie that he wouldn't be harmed and that he did the right thing in telling him. Hiram then asked for 24 hours so that he could make some calls. Afterward, he would get back to Archie.[24]


Hiram telling Archie about the meeting of mobster families

Although, he and [[[Hermione Lodge|Hermione]] had originally planned to go up to the lake house that weekend, they had to cancel due to an unforeseen business meeting. So Hiram suggested that Veronica and Archie go in their place as a romantic get-away. Hiram offered to send Andre with them. He could stay nearby and take them into town if need be. While Veronica was fine with Andre driving them down and later picking them up Sunday night, she insisted that Andre leave immediately after dropping them off. Hiram agreed to her demands, and he even suggested that they invite Betty and Jughead along with them. Before sending them off, Hiram asked to speak with Archie privately. He told Archie that while they were at the lake, he and Hermione would be hosting a meeting at the Pembrooke with the major New York families due to the unrest since Poppa Poutine's death. And he preferred if Veronica was out of town. The lake house was more so a safe house. He also informed Archie that Andre would be unseen but nearby in case anything happened.


Hiram telling Archie to never hesitate

By the week's end, Veronica, Archie, Betty and Jughead had returned to Riverdale though not without incident. Hiram learned from Andre and Veronica that the cabin was broken into by four masked intruders. Hiram assured Archie that he did the right thing in telling them to take what they wanted because it was both the smart choice and the only choice. Thankfully, none of them were harmed though Andre did have to handle one of them. So he wondered if this bothered Archie. Archie replied that the night they stopped the Black Hood, there was only one thing he regretted, and that was him hesitating the pull the trigger. Archie then handed Hiram Veronica's necklace that he had recovered from the intruder.[25]

Moving Forward with SoDale


Hiram, Hermione, Veronica, Archie and Fred having dinner

Hiram and Hermione invited Fred and Archie over for dinner at the Pembrooke where Hiram, Hermione and Fred told stories from their youth when they apparently broke into Thornhill for a swim and stole the school's van. Though Fred pointed the blame on Hermione and Mary, she insisted that it was Alice who stole the school van for a joyride. Hiram and Hermione then invited Fred into the study to proposed that he run for Mayor.

The next morning at the breakfast table, with the odds of Fred saying yes to their proposal being at about 50-50, Hermione suggested that Veronica influence Archie into convincing Fred to run for Mayor. Veronica influenced Archie while Archie influenced Fred, Hiram explained. When they revealed their plans, it would sound better coming from him as he was well respected in the community. While reluctant, Veronica agreed to her parents' request.

Hiram and Hermione watched as Veronica got blown off by Archie when she called him the next day after doing some research. Apparently, Fred needed 12,000 signatures before he could even run for Mayor. And so Veronica was thinking that the two of them could collect the signatures together. However, Archie claimed that he had homework to do before hanging up.


Hiram and Hermione asking Veronica why she told Jughead about Pop's

The following evening, Hiram got a surprise visit from Pop Tate who told him that Jughead was asking questions about the ownership of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, meaning that there was someone in their inner circle feeding him information. Hiram then approached Hermione and Veronica with this news as the only people that knew about the secret purchasing of Pop's were the three of them and Archie, leaving them to believe that Archie was the mole. Although, Veronica confessed to telling Jughead about them secretly buying Pop's in order to get him off their trail. She explained that Jughead was grilling her about SoDale, Southside High and Sunnyside Trailer Park while they were at Shadow Lake. Hoping to throw him off, Veronica distracted Jughead with the smallest truth she could, or so she claimed. While Hiram was enraged, Hermione claimed it was quick thinking. She agreed with Veronica's decision to feed Jughead a little bit of information in order to keep him from learning a lot more. Her gambit bought them the time that they needed for some preemptive damage control.


Hiram assuring Archie that he can trust him

That night, Hiram spoke with Archie who accused him of being like Dracula, who bought property all over London so he could move his vampire kingdom over from Transylvania. The only difference was that Hiram was bringing organized crime to Riverdale. Even worse, he wanted Fred to be Mayor so that he could be their patsy. What if Hiram and Fred didn't see eye to eye, Archie wondered. In Archie's hand was his journal. When Hermione sent Arthur Adams as a fake FBI agent to test Archie, he started taking detailed notes of everything he saw while he was apprenticing with Hiram. Archie explained that he was merely looking out for his family though Hiram assured him that he had no reason to worry as Lodge Industries would be 100% legitimate and Riverdale would be crime free in 18 months. Hiram promised that they would all benefit. Archie decided to hold him to that.


Hiram explaining his plans for SoDale

The Lodges got a call a day later from warden Jeffries at Shankshaw prison who told them Jughead and FP paid a visit to an inmate, one of FP's well informed cronies. They suspected that Jughead and FP had learned everything regarding Hiram's plans for the Southside, meaning that it was only a matter of time before it made the papers. With their hands being forced, Hiram told Hermione to call Fred and Archie over to inform them of the master plan before Jughead could break the story. They revealed that their plans for Riverdale entailed turning Southside High into a private, for profit prison. As for SoDale, it was intended to be housing for the employees of the prison, Hiram explained. Unfortunately, Fred wasn't in support their plan. But surprisingly, Archie was, or at the very least, he was willing to hear Hiram out.


Hiram and Archie performing a traditional test of loyalty

Later, in the study, Archie would forever sealed his fate with the Lodges. Hiram always knew that a prison would be a difficult sell. So he was going to ease them into the idea, and it was his mistake in not telling them sooner. Archie explained that before Jason Blossom's death, the Black Hood and his father getting shot, he probably wouldn't have understood Hiram's point of view. But he's changed, and he believed that Riverdale was in need of change too. Hiram grabbed a blade from his case as he told Archie that the tradition they were about to perform was a sign of loyalty and that there was no going back. Hiram and Archie both cut the palms of their hands and dripped blood onto Archie's journal, before throwing it into the fire.[26]


Hiram and Hermione scolding Veronica

Hiram and Hermione confronted Veronica after learning that she had punched Reggie Mantle in the face at school. Veronica apologized for stepping out of line, though she was suddenly determined to get Ethel Muggs' father a job at the prison to make amends for them ruining the Muggs' life. However, Hiram refused to oblige her request and demanded that she keep her head buried in the sand, so to speak.

In the study, Hiram asked Archie about Jughead's hunger strike. Archie told him that Jughead loved a political crusade almost as much as he loved a burger. From the contact he had, Jughead seemed to live in a fantasy world of ideals and theoreticals. What if Southside High were to reopen? Hiram, on the otheothand, lived in the real world. He saw what needed to be done, as did Archie. Hiram then announced that he was accelerating the timeline for the demolition of Southside High and he was hoping that Archie could send Jughead a message by giving him a flyer notice that Southside High would be demolished within the week.


Hiram and Hermione speaking with Fred and Mary

The next day, Hiram and Hermione discussed their contract with Fred and his lawyer, Mary, who had just returned to Riverdale per his request following Fred's announcement that he wished to cut all ties with SoDale and Lodge Industries. Mary claimed the contract was exploitative and that Fred should be immediately released and compensated. However, before Hiram could counter, he got a call informing him that Jughead had rallied the Southside Serpents to chain themselves to the school in protest of the demolition.

The protest persisted. Every hour that passed, that Jughead was chained to the school, was bad for business. It was time to move Jughead and his fellow Serpents by force. Hiram suggested that Archie lead the Riverdale Wrestlers to stop Jughead. Archie initially refused, but he had made an oath of loyalty to the Lodges. If he broke it, Hiram told him there would be consequences. With that being said, Archie reluctantly agreed to do Hiram's bidding. But only if Hiram let his father out of all commitments to Lodge Industries.[27]


Veronica and Archie playing peacemakers

Hiram and Hermione attended the school hall meeting at Veronica's school, where she and Archie squared off against Jughead, Betty, Reggie and Josie. Afterward, Hiram and Hermione exchanged words in the hallway with Fred and Mary as Archie and Veronica attempted to play peacemakers. All of Riverdale was buzzing about Fred's decision to run against Hermione for Mayor. When Mary pointed out that they were still waiting for Hiram to sign the papers to release Fred from his contract to Lodge Industries, Hermione addressed the fact that they were still waiting for Mary and Fred to sign the NDA that they had sent over.


Hiram, Hermione, Veronica and Archie arriving at the Pembrooke

Hiram, Hermione, Veronica and Archie arrived at the Pembrooke where they were greeted by Andre and Adams. In the lobby was Lenny Kowalski and Carl Martin. Two mob bosses who requested to speak with Hiram privately. While it was late, Hiram agreed to give them a few moments of his time. After telling Adams to take Veronica and Hermione upstairs, Hiram assured Archie that everything would be fine.

In his study the following day, Hiram and Archie discussed his associates from the night before, Lenny Kowalski and Carl Martin. Hermione's Mayoral campaign made them anxious due to the unwanted attention it would bring from law enforcement. Hiram was having dinner with them in hopes of smoothing it over with them, but in the meantime, he needed Archie to watch over Veronica. Archie agreed to keep an eye out for her, but in addition to that, he wanted to join Hiram for his dinner with Lenny and Carl. While Andre and Adams would be there, Archie always proved resourceful. And with Hiram's crew in Montreal going silent on him, he needed all the help he could get. So he allowed Archie in.


Hiram at dinner with Lenny and Carl

That night, Hiram had dinner with Kowalski and Martin as planned. Archie stood back with Adams and Andre as Hiram, Lenny and Carl began negotiating. They wanted 25% of the profit that Hiram would receive for his private prison in order for Hermione to continue with her campaign which was putting the families in the public eye. However, Hiram could not agree to such high numbers as he would be operating at a lost. So he respectfully declined their offer. Lenny and Carl grew upset, explaining that Hiram had nothing and that his men in Montreal and New York now worked for them. Hoping to convince them otherwise, Archie stepped forward and told them that he was not to be underestimated as he had beaten up Nick St. Clair, taken out Poppa Poutine and did the same to a hillbilly that threatened Veronica while they were up at the safe house. Despite Archie's stern approach, Lenny and Carl were not convinced. In fact they laughed at him. They then told Hiram to consider their offer.

In the parking lot, just after dinner, Hiram told Archie that he was like a mad dog. Archie explained that he refused to allow them to be disrespected in their own town. Nonetheless, firing a warning shot like that meant that he would have to back it up. All-in-all, Hiram was impressed.


Hiram and Hermione planning their next move

The following evening, Andre was attacked in the lobby of the Pembrooke. Archie managed to unmasked the hooded assailant as he made his escape. The man under the mask was Adams. He had apparently double-crossed the Lodges. Adams then punched Archie and told him to tell Hiram to take Kowalski and Martin's deal. Archie relaid this message to the Lodges who weren't pleased. They concluded that Kowalski and Martin either offered Adams money or he sensed that they were weak and vulnerable. The message being sent was clear, either cut Kowalski and Martin in or suffer the consequences. With them being essentially unprotected, Archie offered to keep watch on the lobby. However, that was only a short-term solution to a long-term problem which Hiram had no answer for. As for the time being, they would circle the wagon. Any campaigning that Hermione needed to do would be done from the Pembrooke and Veronica was only ever to be at home or school, and Archie was to see her to and fro.

The next day, Hiram called Archie into his study to announce that he had made his decision. Hiram had decided to cut Lenny and Carl in on his profit from the prison or else they would destroy it as they didn't share Hiram's ambition to go legitimate. He'd pay them a cut for protection, thus preventing a war and ensuring everyone's safety. However, Archie didn't like the sound of that. So he devised a plan that would hopefully take care of the matter. Archie's plan involved rallying the Riverdale Bulldogs and blowing up Kowalski and Martin's car.


The Lodges gifting Archie with a car

The following morning, Hiram, Hermione and Veronica arranged a surprise for Archie. They met him outside of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe with a brand new car that they had bought for him. Archie was shocked and couldn't except such an amazing gift but they insisted that he take it, especially since he would have to continue his duty of escorting Veronica to and from school. While Veronica started up the car, Hiram pulled Archie to the side to explain that blowing up Kowalski and Martin's car was the very definition of a short-term solution which Archie was very much aware of. Their enemies would be back to take everything though Archie was sure they would be ready for them when they did. Archie then hopped in the car and he and Veronica headed off to school.[28]


Hiram telling Hermione that Fred's campaign is falling apart

At the Pembrooke, Hermione asked Hiram if Fred had a shot at winning the election. In their favor, he's essentially running on a platform of family values with none of his family by his side. Luckily for them, Mary returned to Chicago. As for Archie, he and Fred have never been more distant, and Hiram planned to keep it that way.

After learning from Veronica that Archie was hiding Firebird, the car they had bought him, in the Pembrooke garage out of fear of how Fred would react, Hiram told Hermione that he had come up with a wicked idea to further strain their relationship.


Hiram tells Fred about Firebird

Hiram entered woodshop as Archie and Fred were working on set pieces for the play. He asked Fred if Archie had taken him for a spin in the Firebird despite knowing that Archie has been keeping this a secret from Fred. Hiram claimed it was a gift for all the help Archie has provided for him and his family over the past few months. Fred claimed it was a pretty smooth ride.

Unfortunately, his plan to further strain Archie and Fred's relationship backfired. While Hiram may be his boss, Archie assured Hiram that getting between him and his dad is a battle he will lose every time. Archie then returned the keys to Firebird to Hiram.[29]


The Lodges at Midge's funeral

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. Hiram stands alongside Hermione and Veronica as the service commences.

With crisis comes opportunity, Hiram remarks. At the Pembrooke the following day, Hermione announces that she will be going door-to-door to ensure the residents of Riverdale that Lodges are for safety first, unlike Sheriff Keller. Hiram and Hermione then look to Veronica for assistance in one particular objective involving Cheryl given that she and Veronica are friends and that Cheryl seemed particularly devastated over Midge's death. However, Veronica wants no part of whatever schemes they're cooking up.


Hiram and Hermione refuse to pay Archie's ransom

At the Pembrooke, Hiram and Hermione celebrate a small victory after she managed to recruit Cheryl herself. Veronica then gets a call from Nick St. Clair who has kidnapped Archie and is holding him for ransom. $1 million to be precise. Unfortunately, they refuse to pay Archie's ransom because Hiram won't be cowing down to who he describes as being a teen terrorist. With that, Veronica decides to call the police, but Hiram and Hermione warn her against it. The St. Clairs are a mob family with ties to the underworld. This entire time, Veronica was under the impression that they were only music producers. Now that she knows the truth, involving the police puts themselves at risk. Which i likely why Nick was so brazen and not even bothering to hide his identity. They ask Veronica to be patient but she can't. Not with all the terrible things Nick could be doing to Archie, like cutting his ear off. When Veronica leaves the room, Hiram tells Hermione that Archie isn't their blood. If they pay his ransom, it shows that they're vulnerable. And if that happens, Veronica will be targeted.


Hiram and Hermione return to the Pembrooke

Hiram and Hermione return home to find Veronica standing over a large sum of money. Veronica explains it's ransom money from when she turned the tables on Nick and held him for ransom instead. His parents gave Veronica $1 million for her troubles. Hiram tells Veronica that he was dealing with it, but the thing is that the St. Clairs hadn't heard a thing about Archie's kidnapping. But Veronica leaves that up to her father to explain to Archie. In the study, Hiram offers to explain why he didn't assist in Archie's ransom, but Archie doesn't want to hear it. He thought about a lot of things while Nick was torturing him. One of those things was that he feels that he's proved himself in a lot of ways, but there's one step left. He still hasn't made his bones with Hiram. There's only one man Archie's interested in bringing down — the Black Hood. Hiram tells Archie that this would earn him his bones and that he'll help in whatever way he can.[30]


Hiram tells Archie to reform the Dark Circle

In the study, Hiram informs Archie that his spies have told him that Archie was out campaigning for his father. Archie reveals that he was actually looking for the Black Hood. Archie remembers his eyes. Admittedly, what he was doing is insane, but he has no other choice but to go house-to-house. Hiram explains to Archie that he may be wasting his time and going about this all wrong. He recalls Archie saying that he wanted to make his bones. Assuming this is still true, Hiram tells Archie to reform the Dark Circle. He'll want back-up should he identify the Black Hood. While Reggie and the Bulldogs are surly fired up, Archie explains that they're loose canons. To help with that, a new Sheriff has take over, Michael Minetta. Someone Hiram knows very well. He instructs Archie to coordinate his efforts with the new Sheriff. Hiram will arrange a meeting between the two of them, but they have to move fast as there's no telling when the next attack will take place.


Hermione and Hiram plan for the Mayoral debate

Hiram and Hermione discuss the Mayoral election. Hermione and Fred are neck-and-neck. And with the town divided over their prison, the debate is the single most important event of the election. While they already control the Sheriff Station and the Register, they need the mayor's office as well so that the prison can't be blocked. Hiram's counting on Archie's Dark Circle to cause unrest within the community. If Fred can't control his own son, then he certainly can't control a town on the verge of sliding into chaos.

Hiram and Sheriff Minetta run into Archie and Jughead at the Sheriff Station. Hiram had already told the Sheriff all about Archie and Jughead. Jughead explains that he stopped by to ask about the documentary footage that he lent to Sheriff Keller before he stepped down. While they chat in the Sheriff's office, Hiram asks that Archie accompany Veronica as she entertains Elio, the casino suitor.


Hermione and Hiram at Fred's after he receives a note

Hiram and Hermione make their way over to the Andrews house after learning that Fred got a letter from the Black Hood. Prank or not, Hiram, Hermione and Archie want to cancel the debate, but Fred wants to go on. He asks if Sheriff Minetta can tighten security at Town Hall, which he can. Fred explains that the town is scared, but they need to show that they can't be cowed.

Hiram and Veronica talk about her casino proposal in which they would partner with Elio's family. However, Hiram explains that no business run by Elio's family is legal. Their casinos serve as fronts for numerous criminal activities. Unfortunately for Veronica, this partnership doesn't make sense for them to do considering they're on the verge of coming out the shadows and into the light.


The Lodges hiding behind a podium

Hiram is approached at the debate by Veronica. She's done her research, and has figured out how they can make the casino happen without involving Elio's family. However, Hiram doesn't seem interested. He brushes Veronica off and asks that they save the discussion for later. On stage, Hiram and Veronica stand just a few feet away from Hermione. They discuss plans to restore safety to the town, which they have already made strides with considering they personally recruited Sheriff Minetta from Centerville after Tom Keller resigned. As they go back and forth regarding Midge's death and whether or not Fangs is the killer, Veronica spots the Black Hood on the balcony with a rifle. He shoots at Fred, but Archie tackles him dad to the ground, saving him from being shot. As the Black Hood continues to shoot from the balcony, Hiram, Veronica, and Hermione hide behind their podium.

Afterwards, at the Sheriff station, Sheriff Minetta explains that there's a trap door leading from the balcony to the roof that isn't on any building plans. Sheriff Minetta then informs Hiram that he's got cars all over downtown. The shooter's not going to get far. He assures Hiram they'll catch him before the night's end. Given that Archie's come face-to-face with the Black Hood, looking him right in the eyes, Hiram suggests taking Archie along to help identify him. When asked if he's up for a ride along, Archie looks to Fred and decides to go home with him to ensure his safety.


Hiram refuses to end the Mayoral campaign

The Lodges return to the Pembrooke. Hermione is shaken up. She can hardly hold her glass still. Veronica notices this. If tonight was any indication of what's to come, then maybe she should drop put of the race. Hiram refuses to allow that to happen. They've worked too hard on their plans. They can't quit when they're so close. Veronica reminds him that they were shot at, but Hermione agrees with Hiram that the plan must move forward. The campaign is bigger than her. She assures Veronica that she'll be fine. Veronica explains that Hiram is willing to put Hermione's life at risk all for his plan. Hiram demands respect from Veronica, but she questions where was her respect when he asked her to entertain the sons of his enemies or the respect that he showed her when she explained that she worked everything out with the casinos, only for him to brush her off. Regardless, Veronica's done the work and plans to go along with the casino plans on her own. Little does she know that Hiram has already put her the money that she got from Nick's ransom in a trust that she won't be able to touch until she's 21.

Hiram calls Reggie over to inform him that Fangs is being released sometime after midnight, but there's nothing anyone can do about it, short of taking justice into their own hands. Hiram is manipulating Reggie. He tells him that they must have faith in the justice system, even if it sometimes allows the guilty to walk free.[31]


Hermione doesn't trust Hiram

Hiram gets a call from Andre that he's picked Veronica up from the Andrews house and that he's bringing her directly home. Now that Hiram and Hermione know that Veronica is safe, one of Minetta's deputy's will take Hermione over to the Register so that she can make her announcement. They're taking an huge gamble, which concerns Hermione as there will be no way of controlling what will follow. Hiram counters that chaos works in their favor. They have the pieces in place to restore safety and order when Fred doesn't. Andre will also keep watch over Veronica. When Hiram says that he'll be out with another deputy, Hermione asks if he's keeping anything from her. He tells Hermione that now is not the time to start doubting him, before giving her a kiss.


Hiram laughs at Reggie's troubles

Reggie calls Hiram, asking for help. Someone shot Fangs. It wasn't him, but he was there and now the Southsiders are after him. Unfortunately for Reggie, Hiram offers no help. He even laughs at Reggie.

Hiram calls Pop Tate after learning that the Ghoulies attacked the diner. While Hiram is happy to hear to that Pop Tate is fine, he is displeased to learn that Fred was involved in saving the diner, along with Tom Keller and FP Jones. Everyone is even referring to the three of them as heroes.


Hiram makes a deal with Jughead

Hiram gets a call from Jughead. Fangs getting arrested, the riot, the Ghoulies showing up the night of the riot, with Penny Peabody in tow. None of this is happenstance, Jughead realizes. It was all orchestrated by Hiram, who claims to have no idea what Jughead is talking about. Hiram's been buying up everything he could, but he couldn't buy the Serpents. So instead, he paid Penny and the Ghoulies to go to war with the Serpents to get rid of them. Jughead wonders how much this is costing Hiram as he has a counter offer. Hiram agrees to hear him out as he meets up with Penny.

Hiram returns to the Pembrooke only to find that Andre has been murdered by the front desk. He runs upstairs, calling out to Veronica and Hermione. He finds them unharmed and calmly sitting at the dinning room table. Hermione tells him that there's another dead body in the study. With all this being his mess, Veronica tells him that he has to clean it up.


Hermione, Hiram and Veronica

Hiram informs Hermione and Veronica that Sheriff Minetta delivered Andre and Small Fry's bodies to the coroner's office and tagged them as riot victims, so no one's going to be asking any questions. Hiram is sorry for the ordeal they had to withstand. Veronica takes this opportunity to reveal that she found Hiram's "October Surprise" file. Hiram tries to cover for himself, claiming that Hermione understands the cost of winning better than anyone. Veronica explains that she realized something. There will always be an October Surprise with her father. While her mother may volunteer to be his collateral damage, she won't. Hiram reminds Veronica to never lose sight of the bigger picture, but Veronica insists that she isn't the one who lost sight.[32]


Hiram meets with Claudius and Penelope

Hiram arranges a clandestine meeting with Penelope and Claudius Blossom in one of the old barns on the Thornhill estate. Penelope checks outside after they hear a noise by the door, but she discovers nothing.

Hiram is confronted by Veronica after she learns of his meeting with the Blossoms. Hiram claims that he's looking to diversify Lodge Industries' holdings by possibly getting into the maple trade. However, Veronica suspects that her father enlisted in Claudius to impersonate the Black Hood and have him shoot up the town hall debate. Hermione interjects, telling Veronica that she's out of line. While Hiram suspects that Veronica's imagination may be getting the better of her, Veronica counters that none of them can deny the possibility that Hiram would put Hermione in harm's way in order to accomplish his own personal/political agenda.


Hiram gives Veronica her money back

Hiram is approached by Veronica and the attorney she hired, Siera McCoy, to represent her in regards to the $1,000,000 Hiram plundered from her. Sierra tells Hiram that Veronica would like it back, but Hiram states that it's in a trust as he's looking out for her future. Given his resistance, Veronica threatens her father. If he doesn't release her funds, she'll start telling his secrets, like the fake Black Hood attacks, Poppa Poutine's murder, the crippling of Nick St. Clair, amongst other things. Veronica vows to expose all his dirty laundry if he doesn't hand her money back over to her. In fear that Veronica will follow through with her threats, Hiram concedes. Meanwhile, Hermione watches from the doorway as this unfolds.


Hiram bargains with Veronica

Hiram arrives at the Whyte Wyrm to buy the bar from Hog Eye, however, he is intercepted by Veronica, who has already bought the bar as of two hours ago. She had the deed looked over by her attorney, Sierra McCoy. It's all legal. She's willing to trade the Whyte Wyrm for Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe. Hiram questions how Veronica knew about his purchasing of the Whyrm. Veronica lies and tells him that she learned this from the Serpents at the Andrews house the night of the raid. Hiram questions why she's risking war with him over Pop's. Veronica realized that Pop's is one of the only places left in Riverdale that she and her friends can call their own after learning how her father so callously fired FP. Hiram explains to Veronica that making this deal means that it'll be the last thing she ever gets from him, including allowances, trust funds and credit cards. As well as her third of Lodge Industries, thus relinquishes her vote, seat on the board, and legacy. Veronica agrees to these terms.


Hiram vs Archie

After the it is announced that Hermione has won the election, Hiram returns to the Pembrooke to find Archie in the study. Archie tells Hiram that he won everything he wanted. The Wyrm, the election, the Southside, and the town. In Archie's hand is a knife. After his dad was shot, Archie felt lost and powerless. Hiram took advantage of that by manipulating him. Archie reveals that he knows all about Tall Boy, that Hiram hired him to go after his dad, the same way Hiram got Andre to kill Poppa Poutine, and that boy at Shadow Lake, Cassidy. Archie practically saw that murder. He's also aware of Penny and the Ghoulies, who almost killed Jughead at Hiram's bidding. Hiram states that all Archie's claims are nothing more than delusions. Archie knows that all or any of this will be hard to prove. But he will. Archie's going to watch Hiram no matter where he goes or what he does. And when he does prove this, he's going to come for Hiram and make his bones once and for all.


Hiram welcomes his allies to the New Southside

Later that night, on the other side of town, at the Whyte Wyrm, Hiram calls a meeting with all his accomplices i.e. Penny, Penelope, Claudius, Malachai and Sheriff Minetta. It's been months in the making but the time has finally arrived. Hiram welcomes them all to New Southside. Penelope asks about Hermione, who Hiram explains can't be privy to certain machinations now that she's mayor. But the plan remains the same. The prison will soon be up and operational, with Claudius' drugs running through it. "Like brother, like brother", Penny comments. Malachai and his Ghoulies will be their soldiers and dealers, with Penny troubleshooting. And hopefully, doing a better job than she did of killing Jughead, Hiram remarks. However, as Penny explains, he wasn't breathing when they left him. Penelope reminds Hiram that he promised her a brothel, which Hiram intends to make good on. As for Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, they are not of concern as far as Hiram is concerned as steps have been taken to tear them apart.

The next day, Hiram sets Archie up to be arrested by Minetta for the murder of Shadow Lake resident, Cassidy Bullick. He watches in the gym with a slight smile as Archie is led away in handcuffs just before his inauguration as student body president.[33]

Season 3


Hiram and Hermione at Archie's trial

Three months have passed since that fateful evening in the school gymnasium where Archie was framed by Hiram and arrested for the murder of Cassidy Bullock. Archie's trial is now in session. Hiram sits alongside Hermione. Archie is being prosecuted by District Attorney, Ms. Wright. She attempts to paint Archie as a bad person in her closing argument as Mary, Archie's counsel, attempts to shed light on all the good deeds Archie has done, such as helping solve the murder of Jason Blossom, providing the Southside Serpents with refuge as they hid from the police, and punching through a layer of ice in order to save Cheryl from drowning. With that in mind, Mary takes the opportunity to remind the jury that there were no witnesses, murder weapon or motive to the killing of Cassidy Bullock. After hearing from both the prosecution and the defense, the jury begins to deliberate.

Once the trail commences, the Judge reveals that the jury is still deliberating, but he's also dismissed them for the evening. They're sequestered and he's instructed them not to read anything about this case, nor to discuss it with anyone. They'll reconvene all Tuesday morning after Labor Day. With that being said, the Judge advises Archie to spend the weekend with his family and loved ones.

As Veronica, Mary, Archie, Fred, Jughead and Betty leave the courtroom, Hiram makes a remark towards Archie, resulting in Fred punching him in face. The two are then separated before the incident can escalate.


Hiram refuses to help Archie

At the Pembrooke, Hiram is told by Veronica that his attempt to keep her and Archie apart will fail. She knows that he's framing Archie for murder. And so, only he can stop it. So, Veronica asks her father to stop the trial as Archie is innocent. However, Hiram argues that Archie's dangerous and has a history of violence. Veronica pleads with her father to save Archie as he won't make it in prison though Hiram has no interest in stopping any of it, claiming that it is beyond his control. Veronica asks one last time, but Hiram refuses.


Hiram and Hermione at Archie's trial

Labor Day weekend is over and Archie's trial is now in session. Hiram and Hermione are both in attendance. However, the jury could not reach a verdict. They're deadlocked. Six-to-six. With that, the jury is dismissed. In lieu of another trial, the State is prepared to offer a deal for a lesser sentence. Instead of prison, time served plus two years in juvenile detention, if Archie will plead guilty to the crime of manslaughter. Despite his mother's counsel, Archie takes the deal, much to the court's surprise. Archie explains that he can't put all the people he cares about through this again. The court accepts Archie's guilty plea and he is taken directly from the courthouse to the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, where he will serve out his sentence beginning immediately.


Hiram is punishing Veronica

Once they return home, Veronica asks Hiram if he's satisfied now that Archie's locked away. It all worked out, just as he planned. Archie didn't play by Hiram's rules, so he was punished, Veronica surmises. However, this would be incorrect. Hiram didn't frame Archie because he threatened him. Hiram did it because Veronica betrayed him. Archie's arrest is her punishment. She chose Archie over blood. Hiram can't believe his own daughter would do that. To this, Veronica replies that he doesn't have a daughter anymore.[34]


Hiram visits the detention center

Hiram arrives at the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, where Archie has orchestrated a football game with the other inmates and Veronica has rallied the River Vixens to cheer for them. Hiram informs Veronica that the Warden is a friend and business associate of his. He told Hiram about the game and invited him to see it. Hiram refuses to watch as Hiram throws her life away for Archie. So, he has made arrangements that will prevent Veronica from visiting Archie anymore. Despite all of Hiram's effort, Veronica refuses to allow him to break her and Archie up. As the games is underway, Hiram signals Warden Norton, who then signals the guards to attack the players under the claim that they were rioting.


Hermione, Sierra, Tom, Hiram, Penelope, Fred, FP and Alice discuss their pact and the deaths of Dilton Doiley and Ben Button

Hiram attends a meeting arranged by Hermione at Town Hall. Sierra, Tom, Fred, Penelope, FP and Alice are all in attendance. They made a vow in high school. Now that the Scout is back, safe and sound, they can only assume that he'll start talking. And that whatever he says might lead back to them. To the secret that they buried all those years ago. This hasn't been made public yet, but Hermione reveals that but Dilton Doiley and Ben Button were found in the woods with blue lips. Dilton is dead. Ben is in a coma. Sierra asks why she and Hiram haven't simply called in Sheriff Minetta to make this go away. They would like to but Jughead found the body and that's the concern. While FP and Alice talked with Jughead and Betty and told them to stop chasing this, they both know the kids will likely continue. Tom reminds everyone that they made a pact to never revisit that night. Not to mention it, not to even think about it. His vote is they stick to that. Unfortunately, they might not have that luxury. Not if it's happening again. Not if it's their children. All their children are in danger.[35]


Hiram is ambushed by Veronica

While in his study, Hiram is confronted by Veronica, and she tells him that she’s not paying protection money to anyone, especially not Penny, Minetta or him. Hiram offers Veronica a piece of advice. He tells her not to make enemies of the people trying to help her. Veronica warns Hiram to back off or else she’ll send the photos she took of the Jingle Jangle drug lab in the basement of the Whyte Wyrm to the FBI. Also, Veronica wants $10,000 a week in perpetuity. She has turned the tables as she is now shaking him down. She welcomes him to keep the photos as she has copies.


Hiram comes bearing gifts

Hiram unexpectedly shows up at Pop's the night of the opening for Veronica's speakeasy. He comes bearing gifts, a portrait of Veronica that he thought would be more fitting at the speakeasy, which he is sure will be a roaring success. While he knows that Veronica doesn’t want to hear it, he is in fact proud of her. Veronica is glad he came, if only to see how a legitimate business it run. So, she invites him downstairs.

Later that night, Hiram enters Veronica’s room to congratulate her on a successful opening night. She noticed that he left early, to which he replies he had some business to attend to. Given that he showed up with her portrait while knowing she had photos of his drug lab, Veronica concludes that he already cleared out the Whyte Wyrm and moved his operations to a new location. "What drug lab?" Hiram responds.[36]

Editor's Note: The events that transpire in Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club take place during a flashback set in the 90's of Alice, FP, Fred, Sierra, Hermione, Penelope, Marty, Daryl, Hiram, and Tom in their junior year of high school.

Marty, Tom, Darryl and Hiram play G&G

Hiram began playing Gryphons and Gargoyles with Darryl Doiley, Tom Keller and Marty Mantle after Daryl found it in the restricted section of the library. After a week of playing, they encounter Alice, FP, Fred, Sierra, Hermione and Penelope at school after hours also playing. They decide to join forces and play a bigger game.

One day, all ten of them, Hiram, Marty, Daryl, Tom, Alice, FP, Fred, Sierra, Hermione, and Penelope find strange invitations in their lockers to the detention room that night to rise to the challenge and ascend to the next level. That night, the Midnight Club attends the ascension party. They must find the chalices, flip the gryphon coin for their fate and drink from the chalice to meet their destiny. Before starting, to make things more enjoyable, Hiram takes a new drug known as fizzle rocks. He shares them with everyone.


Darryl and Hiram wrestling

The festivities begin with an impromptu performance by the Fred Heads, normally just Fred and FP, but Alice, Sierra, and Hermione perform with them as Hiram, Penelope, Marty, Darryl, and Tom party, high off the drugs.

The Midnight Club would later come to learn that Principal Featherhead is missing and that he was at the school the night of the ascension party. The rumors regarding principal Featherhead’s disappearance spread like wildfire. A week has passed since Featherhead went missing. As it turns out, he was in the school the entire time. Dead and locked in a supply closet. His lips blue.


The Midnight Club make a pact

The Midnight Club gather to discuss Featherhead’s death. Alice informs them that there was blue liquid in the chalices when she found them. Featherhead had blue lips and the police said he had poison in his system. Alice questions what they did to him though they deny any wrong doing. And this begins the endless blame game between all members of the Midnight Club. Alice dismisses any notions of wrongdoing. When Penelope exclaims that they’re not going to the cops, Alice accuses her of poisoning the chalices when she set up the game, however, it wasn’t Penelope or Daryl. Alice recalls the chalices just sitting there, meaning whoever invited them to the party was trying to kill one or more of them. Sierra wants to destroy the game so that it can’t be traced back to them. FP suggests destroying the manuals and scattering everything else. The Midnight Club then spits on their hands and make a pact to never speak of Gryphons and Gargoyles ever again.

After getting rid of G&G, they return to their normal lives and go their separate ways. Burdened by their guilt, they all become different people. Hiram starts exclusively dating Hermione, even gifting her with a pearl necklace as they share a kiss.[37]


Hiram antagonizes Veronica

Hiram returns to the Pembrooke after a morning run, and proceeds to antagonize Veronica. He tells her that some inmates tried to escape and that Archie was the ring leader. However, they were all captured and punished. They might even add an extra year to Archie’s sentence, Hiram says, hoping to get under Veronica’s skin. Though, she ignores his efforts, retorting that she will see that Archie is freed. Once Veronica leaves, Hiram calls Warden Norton.


Hiram confronts Veronica

Hiram attends Archie's final fight at the pit. While waiting for the fight to start, he spots Veronica in a blonde wig. Hiram grabs Veronica by the arm, demanding answers. Whatever scheme she’s cooked up, he orders that it come to an end, but Veronica disobeys, stomping on his foot and then signaling Josie and Reggie. The three of them proceed to throw the smoke grenades disguised as beverages into the ring. It quickly fills with smoke. When it does, Archie makes his escape down the drain while Mad Dog stays behind and hold off the guards. Hiram watches from the crowd, alerting the Warden that Archie is getting away. With this being so, Warden Norton tells the guards to apprehend Archie, but they fail as Archie makes it through the drain while Mad Dog fights the guards.


Hiram tries to calm

At the Pembrooke, Hermione explodes at Hiram after discovering the underground fight-club. She is being hounded by social workers and the Innocence Project is breathing down her neck. To make matters worse, she took donations for her campaign from Warden Norton. Hiram urges her to calm down as they can get ahead of this. Veronica then enters, and Hermione’s rage turns to her. Hermione states that this obsession that they both have with Archie will destroy them all. Hermione then exits, hoping that she can somehow contain the mess they’ve made.[38]


Hiram and Hermione at the meeting

Hiram, along with every other member of the Midnight Club, receives a invitation from who they believe to be the Gargoyle King, asking that they all meet at La Bonne Nuit. However, they soon discover that the invitations were sent by Betty as a means to get them all together and force the truth out of them regarding Gryphons and Gargoyles and the Gargoyle King. Betty wants to start with Warden Norton, who was also the RROTC instructor at Riverdale High twenty five years ago. Hiram had business dealings with Warden Norton leading up to his death. Betty wants to know the specifics of those dealings and whether not not Hiram knew that he was playing G&G. While Hiram refuses to inform Betty of his business dealings, he does tell her that he had no clue Norton was playing.

Betty then asks about ascension night, wondering if Norton was present. Hiram states that all this is merely a waste of time. As he attempts to leave, Hermione convinces him to stay. Penelope then reveals that Darryl Doiley poisoned the chalices. Both he and Penelope were Game Masters. He was secretly in love with her and wanted the two of them to ascend together. But, Penelope said no. She assumed the chalices were emptied afterward but clearly they were not. Years later, Darryl came to Penelope, riddled with guilt and seeking comfort. Penelope refused him again, and so Darryl left. The next day, he was found dead in his garage, with the engine to his car running and windows up. Betty isn’t buying Penelope’s story. Even if this is true, that doesn’t explain who the current Gargoyle King is.


Hiram orders Sheriff Minetta to kill the Shadow Lake boys

Hiram enters Veronica's room to find her viewing Archie's case files. He's curious as to why Veronica has Archie’s case files. But Veronica simply promises him that Archie isn’t going to be behind bars ever again. Once in his study, Hiram calls Sheriff Minetta as there are too many variables up at Shadow Lake, that being the boys who falsely accused Archie. Hiram wants the sheriff to take care of them.


Jughead confronts Hiram under the suspicion that he's the Gargoyle King

Hiram is confronted by Jughead at the Pembrooke, as he is under the suspicion that Hiram is the Gargoyle King. Jughead believes that Hiram met Norton in high school and all this time, he’s been sending him cards on how to torture and then kill Archie. Jughead states that the Ghoulies and the new gang of gargoyles are his soldiers and the south side is his kingdom. The game is how Hiram’s been communicating with Norton. Jughead then accuses him of killing Featherhead. Hiram denies all allegations. But if homicidal parents is what Jughead is looking for, Hiram directs him to Clifford Blossom, Hal Cooper and even Jughead’s dad, FP.


Hiram antagonizes Veronica as she's stuck in a cell

Hiram heads down to the sheriff station after learning that Veronica had been arrested for breaking into Hermione’s office. He wonders what she was hoping to find. Veronica asks if Hermione even knows what Hiram has hidden on her computer, to which he replies that Hermione no longer has a computer. Veronica then reveals that she has requested to speak to a lawyer. Hiram obliges.

As Hiram and Hermione sit near the fire place, Veronica returns home after finally being released. She informs Hermione of how Hiram left her in a jail cell. Veronica admits that while she shouldn’t have been in her mother’s office, it was worth it as she found the deleted tape of Sheriff Minetta coercing witnesses. And now, attorney McCoy is meeting with a judge to overturn the conviction, meaning that Minetta is going down. And if Hiram or Hermione go down with him, so be it, as far as Veronica is concerned.[39]


Hiram meets with Laurie and Gracie

Hiram receives a call from Laurie Lake, the daughter of one of the men he has working in his prison. She informs him that she has Archie tied up in her barn and that she is willing to turn him over. Hiram arrives at Lake Farm soon thereafter. He is greeted by Laurie and her sister Gracie. Hiram and Laurie approach the barn. They’ve come to an agreement. Laurie turns over Archie in exchange for her brother and father, whose debt to Hiram will be paid. Hiram and Laurie enter the barn to find that Archie is gone, with nothing left behind except the ropes used to tie him.


Hiram checks in on Veronica

Hiram enters Pop's after learning that Veronica had moved out of the Pembrooke. Both he and Hermione are worried about Veronica. They know she’s been struggling since Archie left town. He also heard through the grapevine that she’s hosting a casino night. Hiram is disappointed that she went to a rival family instead of coming to him for advice and help. He also finds it ironic for all her high talk on wanting a legitimate business, but is now inviting a bunch of criminals into her establishment. Veronica retorts that they’re not criminals. They’re Elio’s friends. Hiram asks Veronica how she thinks Elio’s family built their gambling empire. They did it through cheating, and they’re going to rob Veronica for all she has. Veronica then shifts the conversation, making it about Archie, who Hiram chased off. Hiram denies doing any such thing. Nevertheless, he came by to remind Veronica that he and Hermione are still there for her, to welcome her back with open arms. However, Veronica doesn’t want to hear it, telling her father to get out.


Hiram warns Veronica

A couple hours before the doors opened for Casino night, Hiram summoned Veronica to his study. Some business associates of Hiram's had informed him that Elio has nefarious intentions going into Casino night. Something Veronica’s not aware of. He plans on fleecing Veronica because he thinks she’s weak as she’s no longer under Hiram’s protection. Hiram suggests that Veronica beat Elio at his own game. Like his father, Elio is a compulsive gambler. The best way to beat players like him is fast with no remorse. One hand. Winner takes all. With the deck stacked in Veronica’s favor. Hiram knows of a dealer who Veronica may want to bring in. Johnny Goldwater.

Later, Hiram pulls into the Sisters of Quiet Mercy to conduct business with Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Hiram is known by the patients as the Man in Black. He’s supposedly an angel donor who helps the Sisters with anything they may need.[40]


Hiram and Hermione want to send Veronica away

Hiram attempts to explain to an irate Hermione that there was a miscalculation and how out of strife, comes opportunity. The timing is perfect, he says. Before long, Veronica enters the study, questioning why she is home. They brought Veronica home when Weatherbee called them to inform them of her seizure. Hiram explains to Veronica that the seizure was a result of all the stress she is under. Which is why they have decided to send her to New York, to finally get some rest and see the best doctors. However, Veronica refuse to leave town given all that has occurred, including Sheriff Minetta’s dismembered body turning up. Veronica questions why they’re choosing now to send her off, but neither Hermione nor Hiram can sum up a response.


Hiram and Hermione at the board meeting

Hiram, Hermione, Penelope, and Alice attend the school board meeting in Principal Weatherbee’s office. Penelope insists that the school be shut down until they know what is causing the seizures. Principal Weatherbee informs her that they’re taking as many precautions as they can. What they should be doing Penelope says is tracking down patient zero and running every possible test on them. Alice cuts Penelope off, stating that tonight’s discussion is about that fate of Riverdale High. Hiram interrupts as he is in favor of shutting down the school, as are most parents given the fact that five more kids have suffered seizures just that afternoon. Which is why Hermione will be signing an executive order shutting down Riverdale High until it is deemed safe. Veronica and Cheryl interrupt the meeting to reveal Hiram's master plan, the expansion his ever-growing drug empire, which now consists almost exclusively of Fizzle Rocks.


Hiram addresses Veronica's points

Hiram seeks to address Veronica’s concerns as the point of the meeting is to air out concerns. He admits that when he called the CDC, they wouldn’t send anyone to such a low risk, low priority crisis. They think it’s all psychological, forcing Hiram and Hermione to take initiative. The men they saw in hazmat suits were hired from a private firm to run tests. Lastly, he insists that Southside High is becoming a prison, not a drug factory. He even offers to provide a list of the guards they recently hired. Still, Veronica accuses him of producing Fizzle Rocks and giving it to every teenager for free in order to get them hooked. Hiram ridicules Veronica, stating that he’s also the Gargoyle King, as previously stated by Jughead. Penelope adds that the seizures supposedly also cause hallucinations, and this is worth noting given that Veronica is one of the infected. On that note, Cheryl questions the whereabouts of the seizure stricken Vixens. Hiram reveals that those girls were taken to Riverdale General. Cheryl is not satisfied, demanding real answers. Penelope stands from her seat, almost as if to confront Cheryl, but begins to seize. Alice and Hermione run to her to assist.


Hiram commends Veronica

Hiram calls Veronica into his study to commend her. The gusto she showed in the school board meeting was audacious. He congratulates Veronica on being right about most of what she said during the meeting. However, his plan is so much bigger than what she’s given him credit for. His plan is going to be biblical. Years in the making. What Hiram wants is what every king wants — a kingdom and legacy. Once things are in place, he’s hoping Veronica will join him. Take a seat at his right hand to help him oversee the new order. Veronica sees Hiram's plan as insane, calling him deluded and reminding him that he’s not untouchable. Maybe he is in Riverdale, but there’s a whole world that’ll see what he’s doing, thought Hiram isn’t the least bit concerned. He approaches Veronica, pointing out how he never sees her wear pearls anymore. He hopes she will start wearing them again.

The latest step in Hiram's plan is to quarantine Riverdale. He orders Hermione to call in the request. Hiram then speaks with the governor over the phone from his study. The town being quarantined is part of his plan to keep the rest of the world from stopping him. After hanging up, Hiram raises his glass to the Gargoyle King, who is in the study with him.[41]


Hiram meets with Veronica to negotiate

Hiram meets Veronica at La Bonne Nuit to discuss him providing his protection over the speakeasy for a small fee. Hiram claims to have no involvement in the attack on Reggie and her cargo, but he did hear that someone sent the Gargoyle gang to apply pressure. With no other choice, Veronica is willing to pay her father for protection, pleasing Hiram, who informs her that the Gargoyles won’t mess with her business again. Veronica lies, stating that business is slow, however, Hiram has already learned from his capos Leo and Nico that the parking lot for La Bonne Nuit has been packed every night. Veronica retorts that her father is walking tall these days and that she hopes the Sisters don’t flip on him and reveal that he was supplying them with drugs. With that, Hiram agrees to settle for 10%, but he wants to see Veronica’s books. As they continue to discuss their terms, Hiram notes that Josie, who is singing on stage, sounds incredible.


Hiram knows that Veronica tried to deceive him

Hiram is confronted by Veronica after he sent the Gargoyles to terrorize Josie. Hiram reveals that Josie was attacked because Veronica had the audacity to try to deceive him by cooking the books. Now, he wants the full amount that he’s owed and the Glamourge egg that was taken. Hiram suspects it was Cheryl based on the red lipstick kiss mark left on his painting in his study.

Hiram briefly appears in Archie's dream/hallucination. Archie approaches Hiram, who knows why he has come. Archie believes killing Hiram was his do or die moment and that it would’ve solved everything. Hiram states that it was stupid of Archie to threaten him and tell him all his plans. With a blade in hand, Archie stabs Hiram, killing him.

In reality, Hiram returns to his study to find the Glamourge egg smashed into tiny pieces, and a business card from La Bonne Nuit left on his desk. It reads "New deal. No deal!"[42]


Hiram learns that Archie's back

Hiram receives a visit at the Pembrooke from Fred and FP to inform him of Archie’s return. Hiram pretends to be pleased by this revelation, claiming that he’s never wished any harm to Archie. Or to even Jughead for that matter. Fred warns Hiram, threatening to kill him should he come after Archie. Moreover, Fred will be at peace with whatever the consequences of that are.

At the Pembrooke, Penelope and Claudius inform Hiram that the Sisters of Quiet Mercy asylum is up for auction. It appears to be a competitive situation with multiple bidders, including the Farm. Hiram however has other plans for the property, which doesn’t include Penelope’s brothel. The reason Hiram summoned them is because they need a new sheriff, and he’s nominated Claudius, who initially refuses as the last sheriff was killed, but is strong-armed into the position by Hiram.


Hiram demands that Hermione appoint Claudius as Sheriff

Hiram heads down to Town Hall, where he informs Hermione that he’s decided to buy the Sisters of Quiet Mercy and make it into their stronghold. Hermione sarcastically remarks that his plans sounds wonderful with the exception of the fact that the asylum is likely haunted by the ghost of the nuns who died there. Hiram claims he’ll have it cleansed. In the meantime, he asks that Hermione appoint Claudius Blossom as Sheriff of Riverdale. Hermione refuses to do so as Claudius is Hiram’s business partner, which will cause people to talk, not that Hiram cares. Given their recent expansions, it’s important that they have someone they can trust in the sheriff’s office. This is ironic considering Hermione doesn’t even know what these expansions are, to which Hiram replies that it doesn’t matter. He states that it’s what’s best for the family. So for all their sake, especially Hermione’s, Hiram advises her to do it quickly.

Hiram gets a call from Tall Boy, AKA the Gargoyle King, informing him that he's captured Archie, otherwise knows as the Red Paladin. They schedule for Hiram to pick Archie up at the usual meeting place at 9 PM.


Hiram is shot

Hiram assures Hermione over the phone that Claudius’ arrest is nothing they should concern themselves to with. That fact that it was a trap is the reason Hiram sent Claudius instead of himself. His instincts keep him alive, allowing him to always stay one step ahead of everyone else. Mere seconds later, Hiram is shot. He is then taken to Riverdale General Hospital and taken into surgery, eventually becoming stable.[43]


Hiram lays in bed unconscious

Archie stands over an unconscious Hiram and contemplates killing him. Archie points his gun, but as he does, someone enters the room, forcing Archie to retreat to the corner. Unbeknownst to Archie, it is Minetta. Archie can not make out who the intruder is as he is wearing a mask but it is clear that he is there to finish Hiram, and though this what Archie came to do as well, he stops the attack, shooting Hiram’s attacker and scaring him off.


Hiram and Archie have a truce

Afterward, Hiram awakens and would like to speak with Archie. Veronica told him how Archie saved his life from an armed, masked, assailant. Archie and Hiram meet face-to-face for the first time since Archie’s return to Riverdale. While they’ve been locked in battle for some time now, Archie never set out to be his enemy. All he wants now is to live in Riverdale in peace. With that, Hiram sees no reason for them to continue fighting, so he proposes a truce. He won’t move against Archie so long as Archie doesn’t move against him. Archie agrees and the two shake on it.[44]


Hiram and Hermione can't find the chalices

Hiram and Hermione enter Riverdale High to meet the rest of the Midnight Club to finish Ascension Night as requested of the, by the Gargoyle King. Alice and FP check the girls restroom for the chalices as that’s where Alice found them initially, but to no avail. Fred and Marty checked the trophy case, student lounge and the closet where they found Featherhead and also came up empty handed. The second floor is also clear according to Sierra and Tom. Same goes for the cafeteria and library, says Hiram and Hermione. Just as Alice questions the whereabouts of Penelope, she horrifically screams, gaining the rest of the Midnight Club’s attention. On the projector screen written in what appears to be blood is "Got You". And on the desk sits a bloody skull. They realize that they’ve been played. It’s just another iteration of the game. What the Gargoyle King wanted all along, to distract them and lure them all away from their kids. They all frantically grab their phones to call the kids.[45]


Hiram questions Veronica about his business dealings

Hiram calls Veronica into his study as he readjusts back into business after his shooting. In the short time that he was laid up, some valuable equipment and stock went missing from his prison. Veronica puts blames on Hermione, stating that she said that it had to be destroyed because of the feds. Tall Boy, an ex-Serpent, tried to kill Hiram. FP, also an ex-Serpent, is now Sheriff. And Gladys Jones, a Toledo Serpent, is back in town after years away and suddenly Hiram is out of very valuable assets, leaving him to conclude that the Jones played him. Veronica disagrees however. Still, Hiram is convinced they had the help of someone close to him to pull this off.


Hiram wants to recruit the Ghoulies

Veronica shares her concerns with Hiram. She knows that he’s been dealing drugs, but it’s all gone now, along with the equipment he’s been using to manufacture them. Veronica thinks that this is an opportunity to go clean and build a new empire. She suggests that he refocus on his prison. He could fill it with criminals, making more money by imprisoning drug dealers than selling to them. Hiram likes the sound of this, but it’s small thinking. He has an idea of his own. Hiram recalls that Penny used the Ghoulies to manufacture and sell candy. Now that she’s missing, her gang is leaderless. If Hiram gains control of the Ghoulies, then he regains hold of the trade.

Hiram asks Hermione if she’s been in touch which Governor Dooley since he hasn’t been returning his calls. Hermione claims that she hasn’t since the quarantine. She asks if Hiram plans on having Donald over as she noticed that their best bottles of rum has been put out, but he isn’t. Hiram has instead invited Gladys over since she’s returned to town.


Gladys and Hiram have a meeting

Hiram has his meeting with Gladys as planned. Gladys takes a seat and asks what the purpose of the meeting. Intimidation, she suspects. Rumor has it that Hiram’s starting from scratch. Hiram and Gladys proceed to go back and forth until Gladys proposes that she focus on the drug trade while Hiram focus on his prison. Hiram finds it interesting that Veronica made the same pitch. Unbeknownst to Hiram, just as Gladys is about the reveal the truth about Hermione’s betrayal, Veronica interrupts. She agrees with Gladys’ proposal and will help him see it through just like he’s always wanted. After thinking it over, Hiram agrees to the proposal, but he’ll need a steady stream of prisoners. He assumes that FP, Gladys’ husband and town Sheriff can see to that. As for Hermione, Hiram says that she’s a non-factor.


Veronica owes Hiram $75,000

Hiram approaches Hermione after getting off the phone with the Governor. He told Hiram that Hermione made a contribution to him not a day after he was shot. Around the same time that Hermione was getting rid of his business holdings. Veronica comes to her defense. She admits to burning the drugs and equipment. She explains that Hermione was just covering for her with the story about the feds. Veronica did it for all of them and she doesn’t plan on apologizing. Hiram takes this in and then tells Veronica that she burned $75,000 worth of drugs and equipment and that’s how much she owes him.[46]

Hiram’s courting several important perspective clients at La Bonne Nuit. Veronica wonders where she should charge for the expense of the drinks, however, Hiram has no intentions on paying as he believes the drinks should be comped because of the money Veronica currently owes.


Hiram cuts a deal with Veronica

Hiram speaks with Veronica after learning that she is turning her speakeasy into a casino. It’s fortuitous for Hiram as he is in the process of courting the business of a gentleman who owns a playing card company. And Hiram’s pitching him the idea of moving the production of his factory to the prison. He gets the produce of those cards for pennies on the dollar, and Hiram’s for-profit prison earns a small wage. Veronica tells her father that this is shady, though he seems unbothered. If Veronica helps him land this client, she wants 5% of her debt wiped away.


Hiram and his business associate

Veronica welcomes Gladys to the stage, making her debut at La Bonne Nuit. As Gladys performs, she is taunted by Hiram’s business associate. Reggie wants to kick him out, but Veronica won’t permit it given her agreement with her father. Hiram suggests that his associate give Gladys some tips, to which she responds by pulling out a knife and telling them that she has a sharp tip of her own to give to them. As things are getting a bit too heated, Veronica finally allows Reggie to bounce Larry, who is in disbelief that he’s being kicked out. As Reggie escorts him out, Hiram warns Veronica that there will be trouble if she just cost him a million dollar deal.

Later, Hiram enters the speakeasy with another one of his associates, though he tells him that he owns the speakeasy.

Hiram isn’t permitted into La Bonne Nuit as his entrance is blocked by Veronica and her newly hired security, the Pretty Poisons. He won't be allowed in until he starts to show Veronica proper respect. She also warns him not to flex his financial hold over her. She’ll pay him back as they agreed. But, moving forward, she’s running her business, her way.[47]


Hiram learns that Archie is still marked man

Hiram receives a surprise visit from Archie, who reveals to him that he was recently attacked at his house by a homeless kid who stabbed him. Archie then shows Hiram the Red Paladin card and asks if he recognizes it. Hiram does. He started that quest with Warden Norton. Also, Tall Boy, when he was working for Hiram, referred to Archie by that name. Even if he did, Hiram wants to leave that in the past as they have a truce. However, Hiram does admit to giving a Quest Card to Warden Norton. He also printed out an even dozen. He gave three to Norton and nine to Tall Boy to distribute amongst the more fanatical players. Regardless of their truce, Archie is still a marked man. There’s other players out there, biding their time to kill Archie, that he now has to track down. Hiram offers to help with this. While he briefly distributed Fizzle Rocks, his soldiers like Tall Boy would make drop-offs and pickups to various hot spots around town, where like-minded individuals would gather to do Fizzle Rocks and play G&G. Hiram gives Archie a list of locations as the players he’s looking for may be there.


Hiram gives Archie the keys to his gym

Archie comes to Hiram with a request. He needs somewhere to host and end his Red Paladin challenge. Archie’s calling in everyone who has one of the Quest Cards, and since Hiram’s the reason for all this, Archie figured he could help him find an appropriate spot. Hiram recently acquired a city block near Sweetwater Docks, where there are various shuttered businesses, including a hole-in-the-wall boxing gym. Right now, it’s just sitting there. Hiram gives Archie the keys and allows him to use it.


Hiram allows Archie to keep the gym

Archie thanks Hiram for allowing him to borrow the gym. Time will tell if it was a successful night, but the quest Hiram put into play is finished. As he hands Hiram back the keys, Hiram surprisingly tells Archie to keep them and the gym. While Archie appreciates the offer and Hiram’s help, he doesn’t want to be in his debt. However, it’s actually compensation. A way for Hiram to make amends since he was responsible for launching the quest.[48]


Hiram and Hermione are getting a divorce

Hiram and Hermione wait for Veronica to return home. When she does, they reveal that they’re separating. Veronica takes this as a joke initially, but it is anything but. Hiram in fact will be staying at the Five Seasons indefinitely. Veronica can’t believe that it has come to this. Whatever has happened, she wants to figure it out as family. When she asks to be clued in, Hermione reveals that Hiram knows the truth. That she sold the drugs out from under him while he was in the hospital.


Hiram found out that Hermione tried to kill him

Hiram receives a visit from Veronica. Hiram reveals the real reason that he and Hermione are getting a divorce is because he found out that she tried to have him killed twice. While Veronica claims to have had no knowledge of this, he believes that at least part of her already knew. Veronica reminds her father that he always says "Family is the most important thing." However, as Hiram points out, family’s trust. Veronica and Hermione betrayed him, so there isn’t a family anymore.

Hiram and Hermione attend the school musical together in support of Veronica, as she requested, though they don't speak to each other. The musical ends with the cast singing "Seventeen". 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.[49]

With the official opening of his prisoner approaching, decides that Hermione isn't invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Governor Dooley, which puts Hermione at risk as the wife of a mafia boss often simply disappears when a marriage unravels.


Hiram doesn't want to reconcile with Hermione

Hiram and Hermione are brought together by Veronica, who recommends they see a marriage counselor. They both scoff at the idea. There’s nothing for them to discuss by Hiram’s account. Veronica threatens to call the Monsignor to remind them that marriage is ordained by God, and therefore, non-negotiable. Hermione, much like Hiram, is against it. She refuses to beg Hiram for mercy or forgiveness. While they’ve given up, Veronica is still fighting for their family. She reminds her father of his former vendetta against Archie and asks just how many times her father tried to kill him. Hiram claims that it’s all water under the bridge, though Veronica isn’t so willing to write it off as minor pass indiscretions. Her father raised her to believe that family is the most important thing in the world. And she believed him. And it cost her Archie. When he came back and her father was in the hospital, she chose him over Archie because she had thought that they needed to come together and give him strength. And now, Hiram has the gall to break apart their family. While Veronica’s made her point, there’s no changing her father's mind.


Hiram denies threatening Hermione

Hiram gets a visit from Veronica at the Five Seasons, where she confronts him over her suspicions that he may have been responsible for the dead fish in her mother’s office. Hiram claims that he made no threats of any kind towards Hermione’s life. If that’s true, then it was one of Hiram’s associates or enemies. Veronica insists that he protect her mother from any possible threats. Veronica requests that they don’t get a divorce, which Hiram gets a laugh out of. Barring that, Veronica asks that he at least not shun her in public so the whole world doesn't see that’s she’s alone.

Taking into consideration what Veronica had to say, Hiram decides to present a united front, and so he, Hermione and Veronica attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his prison together, along with Governor Dooley. Today not only marks the opening of the Lodge Detention Center, it also represents a milestone for the town. The building is a promise for a safer future.


Hiram has annulled his marriage

Veronica returns home just as Hiram sees Monsignor Montgomery out the door. He had come to deliver the news of Hiram and Hermione's marriage being annulled. It’s much less public than a divorce and so far as their community is concerned, her mother remains under her father's protection. But in the eyes of God and the church, it’s as if the marriage never existed. Hiram knows this is not at all what Veronica wanted. Since she is the one that sent her mother those dead fish, he concludes. It took him a while to figure it out, one of Veronica’s better tactics. Threaten her mother’s life, so that he would have to protect her. Veronica admits this is true. She thought that if she could get him to protect her in public, then he’d have to pretend. And if they pretended long enough, they’d start to actually love each other again. However, Veronica now sees that no matter what she does, her parents’ marriage is over.[50]


Hiram agrees to transfer Hal

Hiram meets with Betty and Veronica at La Bonne Nuit, where Betty asks Hiram for a favor. Her father is incarcerated two hours away in a windowless cell. He heard about Hiram’s facility and how some of the cells have a view of Sweetwater River. Betty explains that her father would like to be transferred there. Veronica assures her father of all the publicity that would come with it, and with that in mind, Hiram says that he’ll see what he can do.


Elio and Hiram plot against Archie

Hiram and Elio meet up in the steam room, where Elio informs Hiram of all that has occurred, including Randy’s death, Mad Dog leaving his gym, and the integrity of Casa Grande being called into question. Hiram explains that the gym is of no concern as it still has his financial support. As for Archie, who Elio surmises is a great threat, Hiram will handle him. He claims that there are two Archie Andrews. There’s the one who saved Hiram’s life at the hospital after he’d been shot and then there’s the other Archie, who pointed a gun at Hiram’s head. He was there to kill Hiram, the real Archie Andrews. The one with murder in his heart. As for Archie’s boxing career, Hiram isn’t so convinced that it’s over considering that Veronica’s in Archie’s corner.[51]


Hiram wants to buy Riverdale

Hiram goes to Hermione in hopes of gaining her support as he moves forward with his plan to buy Riverdale. However, Hermione is very much against this. Hiram reasons that Riverdale needs structure given all the drugs and gangs throughout town. Unbeknownst to them, Veronica is eavesdropping on their discussion. Hiram believes the only way to save Riverdale is to privatize it and assume leadership. With or without Hermione’s support, Hiram intends to buy Riverdale. And Governor Dooley has already signed off on the strategy. So, Hiram’s advice to Hermione, she should clear out her office as it won’t be hers for much longer.


Hiram and Archie agree to box

Hiram is in the steam shower with several of his business associates discussing the big changes coming to Riverdale. Archie barges in and confronts Hiram after learning of his plan to privatize Riverdale. Hiram claims it’s what’s best for everyone, though Archie is tired of Hiram and his ways, which is why Archie is challenging him to a boxing match. Should Archie win, Hiram has to leave town, but if Hiram wins, Riverdale is his to have. Archie baits Hiram into accepting the fight, stating that he might be too weak to fight. With that, Hiram accepts Archie’s deal.


Hiram wants to make money off the fight

Not long after, Hiram is confronted by Veronica over the fight with Archie. Veronica is upset, though Hiram reasons that Archie challenged Hiram in the presence of several business associates, who he couldn’t look weak in front of. Once again, Hiram is baited, but this time by Veronica, who tells him that the odds makers are betting against him. Veronica’s been getting calls. The underworld is abuzz. They’re all wondering if she’s taking bets at La Bonne Nuit, though Veronica claims to have turned them down. Hiram advises her otherwise, as they can make money off this. All the betting will be ran through the speakeasy. Hiram will even calls some friends. Little does he know, he has fallen into Veronica’s trap.

At El Royale, Hiram and Archie touch gloves, and the fight begins. Hiram and Archie trade blows, both landing their fair share of punches, but after Hiram starts cheating, they decide to disregard the rules and gloves all together, resulting in a bare knuckle brawl.


Hiram vs Archie

Hiram delivers a massive blow to Archie chest and several more to his face and body. The referee attempts to stop the fight, but Hiram shoves him aside and continues to come for Archie, who can barely stand. Hiram delivers blow after blow, eventually knocking Archie down to his knees. As he prepares to end Archie, he reminds him that he asked for this. Hiram goes in for the finale punch, but Veronica pleads with him to stop, and so he does. Hiram looks down to Archie and tells him that he’s beaten him and that he’s the better man. However, Archie was simply keeping Hiram busy. FP arrives at the fight and places Hiram under arrest for conducting illegal activities at his establishment. Hiram can’t believe that he’s been betrayed by Veronica. As he's taken away, Mary comes down to ringside and asks Archie if he’s okay as Veronica holds him close, reassuring Archie that they finally beat her father.


Hiram lost

Hiram has been placed in a holding cell at the sheriff station. He questions why Veronica betrayed him, suspecting that Archie may be to blame. But, Veronica did it for her. She found out that her father lied, that he still held the deeds for La Bonne Nuit and Pop’s. Hiram recommends that Veronica chalk it up to a lesson learned. Regardless, all of Hiram’s assets are being seized by the government, and Hiram’s empire will be put up for public auction. In the meantime, Veronica leaves her father with the parting thought that she won and he lost.[52]

Hiram, while working out in the yard of his own prison, the Lodge Detention Center, receives news from one of his guards that as requested, Hermione has been arrested and the necessary evidence has been planted. It seems this is only the first step in Hiram’s plan to get back at those who wronged him, stating that Veronica doesn’t even know what’s coming.[53]

Season 4


Archie's dream

Hiram appears in Archie's dream. She sits at the table alongside Jason, Cheryl, Pop, Penelope, Clifford, Reggie, Hermione, Hal, Alice, Kevin, Tom, Sierra, FP, Jellybean, Toni, Jughead, Betty, and Mary in his dining room. Archie asks where his father is, to which Arti replies that Archie was supposed to go get him.

While locked up in his private prison, Hiram reads Fred’s obituary that was written by Jughead for the Register.[54]

Hiram receives a surprise visit from Veronica. Disguised in a blonde wig, Veronica confronts him for exposing her misdeeds. Hiram refuses to pay for Veronica’s crimes, so he told the world what she is, that being a Lodge.[55]


Hiram reveals his past to Veronica

Veronica returns home to find her father sitting in his office. Given that he owns the jail, he can come and go as he pleases. He heard a rumor that Veronica was considering dropping the Lodge name. Hiram informs Veronica how his actual birth name is Jaime Luna, a name he got from his father. Hiram wasn’t born a Lodge. He became one. To be a Luna in a town like Riverdale was unbearable. Everyone looked down upon them because of that name. So, Hiram took a name that people would respect. Lodge. And when his father found out, he was so angry that he beat Hiram. Hiram didn’t understand it then as he simply wanted his own life and a chance to make a name for himself. It wasn’t until this moment, standing in front of Veronica that he understood his father’s rage. Hiram tells Veronica that changing her name won’t wash away her sins. Veronica says that she won’t go down the same path as her father, but he disagrees as she will always be a Lodge. It’s in her blood and that doesn’t wash out. Lastly, he tells Veronica not to bother changing the locks as she can’t keep him out.

Hiram gets a visit from Veronica, who informs him that she’s no longer a Lodge. She’s officially changing her name to Veronica Luna. And she’s changing the locks and installing an alarm, along with sleeping with a taser under her pillow.[56]


Veronica and Hiram discuss Pop Tate

Hiram receives a visit from Veronica, who tells him not to drag Pop Tate into the trial. Hiram tells Veronica the only way to spare Pop the troubles of going through a trial is for her to admit to the feds that she framed him. However, Veronica refuses.

Hiram hires his secret daughter, Hermosa Lodge, who is a private investigator that he hired to uncover any malfeasance against him. Hermosa discovered that Veronica plotted with the prosecutor to bring false evidence against Hiram. With the many recordings of them plotting, Hermosa had everything she needed to free Hiram. The federal prosecutor has already told the judge that she’s dropping the charges against Hiram thanks to information Hermosa provided.

Hiram walks out of court with Hermosa on his arm. He is interviewed by the press, Alice included. Now that Hiram’s free, he announces his candidacy for Mayor of Riverdale. Veronica watches angrily from a far.[57]


Hiram and Hermosa proposes that they move past their differences

With the trials finally coming to an end, Hiram hopes to move past their differences and let bygones be bygones. He and Hermosa meet with Hermione and Veronica at the Pembrooke. Now that the prison is bringing in a good income, Hiram wants to return to his true passion of rum. It has been in their family for generations, and Hermosa, who runs their clubs in Miami, will be staying in Riverdale to establish a rum outpost. Hiram also hopes that Veronica will allow Hermosa to help out at La Bonne Nuit, which Veronica declines as she’s already hired Hermione as a hostess. She then tells Hiram and Hermosa to show themselves out.


Hermosa and Hiram arrive at La Bonne Nuit

Hiram and Hermosa show up uninvited at the speakeasy. Veronica instructs Hermione to mark Hiram and Hermosa down for booth eleven, La Bonne Nuit’s worse booth.

Hiram visits Archie at the community center to give his condolences as he never got the chance. Fred was a good man, and he would be proud of Archie. It is in his honor that Hiram wants to make a charitable donation to the center, but Archie denies his offer as there’s always a catch with Hiram.


Hermione and Hiram have sex

Hiram beaks into the Pembrooke and makes Hermione a proposition. He wishes to come back home. Should she agree, she’ll never have to work again a day in her life. She’ll be his wife again. He says all this whilst undressing. She slaps him for having Tall Boy try to kill her, however, Hiram recalls that Hermione had Minetta come for him. They’re not a conventional couple. Rather than tying each other up to spice up the relationship, they order hits. He needs Hermione and hopes that she’ll accept him back. She obliges and they two proceed to have sex.

Veronica returns home to find out that her father is moving back in. Hermione explains that she has invited Hiram back into the Pembrooke. Veronica is upset, however, Hiram surmises that the true reason behind her anger is that she’s jealous of Hermosa. Hiram assures Veronica that she’ll always be his favorite even while Veronica insists that not the motivation behind her anger.


Hiram refuses to help Archie

Archie calls Hiram down to the community center to ask for his help in dealing with Dodger after he shot up Archie’s house with his mom inside. Hiram advises that Archie go to FP. Archie explains that he did, but Dodger has managed to evade arrest. Hiram knows as well as Archie that some things have to be handled beyond the law. This is about protecting what’s left of Archie’s family. While Hiram’s sorry about what happened to Archie’s mother, he can’t help.[58]


Hiram is sworn in

Hiram is sworn in as the town’s new mayor with Hermione and Hermosa at his side. He had run unopposed, allowing him to ascend to power overnight.

Hiram approaches Veronica after she missed his inauguration. He hopes she will join him and the rest of the family for Thanksgiving dinner at the Sweetwater Country Club. However, Veronica already has plans to assist Archie at the community center. Hiram points out how dangerous the area is, especially since Dodger was just found beaten and bloody in front of it.


Hermione, Hiram, and Hermosa deal with the aftermath of Veronica ruining Thanksgiving

Veronica returns to the Pembrooke to find that her family has moved the dinner to their apartment as the country club was closed on count of the ice storm. Plus, Hermosa has to take a early flight home to Miami. But, she couldn’t bear to miss their first Thanksgiving as a family. Hiram and Hermione welcome Veronica to join them, but she refuses, especially after he ordered the community center to be closed for Thanksgiving, depriving dozens of kids from a place to eat and stay warm. Hiram claims that his decision was a matter of safety and not at all personal. Veronica grabs the table cloth and snatches it off the table, along with all the food, claiming her father’s sentiment of it not being personal.


Hiram and Hermione eat dinner with Alice and FP

Hiram and Hermione enter Pop’s for a Turkey dinner. Pop Tate tells them to take a seat as he gets everything prepared. Across the diner sits Alice and FP, who invites Hiram and Hermione to join them.

At Pop's, Hermione recalls how they all used to hang out and complain about how terrible their parents were. FP points out how Fred never complained about his parents and the amazing father he turned out to be. He thinks they could all take a lesson from that. Hiram proposes they take things downstairs into the speakeasy for a drink, to toast to Fred.


FP, Alice, Hiram, and Hermione have drinks

Hiram, Hermione, FP, and Alice have drinks in La Bonne Nuit, during which time a fight breaks out between Hiram and a disgruntled FP. He informs Hiram that he’s not his puppet. When he became sheriff, he pledged to serve and protect Riverdale, not to do Hiram’s bidding. FP then confronts Hiram about the hit he put out on Jughead. However, Hiram hasn’t forgotten that FP tried to murder him at the behest of Hermione. He then shoves FP and the two trade blows before FP smashes a bottle on the counter and holds the sharp, jagged edge to Hiram’s throat and threatens to kill him. Ultimately, he lets Hiram goes.[59]

Hiram calls Veronica into his office as he places the first bottle of Lodge Rum that he ever produced in a glass case in his office, behind only Veronica and his diploma from Harvard, which Veronica applied early to, this is his greatest achievement.


Veronica denounces her father

Hiram confronts Veronica after getting a call from Dean Kingsley that she turned down her acceptance into Harvard. She’ll be attending Yale instead. She refuses to allow her father to dictate her life any further. She’s finished living his version of her life. He’s not convinced that Veronica will be able to just walk away from him as she never has been before. Taking her guidance counselor’s advice, Veronica’s going to kill him in the battlefield that he cherish above all others — business. She’s going to take him down and be free of him once and for all. She proclaims her Rum will be far superior to that of her father’s, after having opened his first bottle and drank it.[60]


Hiram interferes with Veronica's college admissions

Veronica is facing difficulties being accepted into college. Hiram remarks that she should’ve accepted Harvard’s invitation. Veronica refuses to let him control her anymore. Furthermore, she still has an interview with Columbia. He sarcastically advises that Veronica enroll in Riverdale community college.

Hiram is confronted by his mother and Veronica at his office. Abuelita Lodge slaps him for his shameful actions in picking fights with Veronica, who then reveals that abuelita shared the Rum recipe with her.


Hiram has a patent for his Rum

As planned, Veronica hosts one last alcohol fueled blow-out before La Bonne Nuit’s liquor license is suspended. Hiram decides to attend if only to antagonize Veronica. Reggie returns to the bar and informs Veronica that someone is asking for her. She claims it’s official. The woman in question is Shoshana Rutherford. The recruiter from Columbia. Supposedly, Veronica’s assistant called her assistant and requested that Ms. Rutherford come see her thriving business. Veronica realizes this is her father’s doing. Veronica and Kevin perform for the crowd. Following Veronica’s performance, Hiram reminds her that come midnight, she’ll no longer be able to serve alcohol, Rum included. While she may not be able to sell it, Veronica still intends on making it. However, Hiram reveals that he has a patent on the Rum recipe. He’ll sue Veronica for all she owns if she tries to.[61]


Hiram serves Veronica

Hiram stops by La Bonne Nuit after learning that Veronica has secured sales from select restaurants. While Veronica can’t serve rum at her speakeasy, she can make it. Unfortunately, Hiram serves her with a cease-and-desist order due to patent infringement. One of the restaurant owners that Veronica gave a bottle to is a friend of Hiram’s. He had his chemist compare Veronica’s concoction to Lodge Rum. The core remains the same, meaning if Veronica makes another bottle, he will sue her. Or they could team up, Hiram proposes, but Veronica turns him down. He’s gone straight and yet Veronica continues to refuse his help as she feels too much damage has been done.

Hiram enters the parking lot to find that his car has been keyed and that a rum bottle has been shoved down his gas tank.[62]


Hiram takes a look at Cheryl and Veronica's rum

Cheryl and Veronica offer Hiram a bottle of their maple-based rum, as opposed to his molasses-based rum. According to Dr. Beaker, who they had analyze it, by making the main ingredient maple syrup, their rum’s DNA has changed by 51%, meaning Veronica and Cheryl can distribute it legally without fear of Hiram taking legal action. And should he be inspired to create his own version of their rum, Veronica warns him that they control the patent on maple rum.


Hiram raids La Bonne Nuit

La Bonne Nuit is packed. Veronica and Cheryl’s dance club idea is a hit. As is their maple concoction. And they already have a long list of interested buyers. The sheriff department raids La Bonne Nuit under Hiram’s behest. He serves Veronica a warrant as they suspect alcohol is being sold on the premises. Hiram explains that he’s the grandmaster and when they play against him, they’ll lose every time. He then takes a sledgehammer and destroys Veronica and Cheryl’s stock.[63]


Hermione and Hiram plan a trip to NYC

Veronica informs her Hiram and Hermione that she and Smithers are planning a trip to New York tomorrow because she has an interview at Barnard College and, of course, she’ll be going on a shopping spree beforehand to find the right outfit. As luck would have it, Hiram and Hermione were just planning their own trip to New York. Hiram has a few business meetings he’s been putting off, and Hermione’s having lunch with the girls at Cafe des Creatifs. Hiram assures Veronica that they’ll go their separate ways as they reach Manhattan. Veronica reluctantly agrees, but reminds them that New York is her town.

Veronica tells her parents to clear their schedules and mark their calendars for August 15th, when Barnard welcomes its incoming freshman class, as she’s been accepted. Hiram and Hermione are thrilled. Veronica also reveals that she’s changing her name back to Lodge. Hiram is overwhelmed with joy.[64]


Hiram spills coffee on himself

Hiram, Veronica, Hermione, and Hermosa have breakfast as a family. Veronica notices her father struggling to hold up his cup just moments before he drops it and spills it all over himself. Veronica offers to help, but he insists that he doesn't need her help.

Hiram arrives at Archie's community center. He’s stopped by to workout and train despite having his own gym at the Pembrooke. Hiram explains that he's looking for a real gym. He had spent too much time in suits and behind desks. Archie allows him to stay, so long as he makes the check out to Fred Andrews Community Center.


Hiram tells Archie to sell one of his businesses

While spotting Hiram, Archie asks him about business and how difficult it is to run multiple establishments. Hiram suggests closing one down, forcing Archie to choose between his family owned business and the community center. However, Archie’s grandpa Artie founded Andrews Construction and passed it down to his dad. It’s his legacy. Hiram retorts that both businesses bare Fred’s name, so Archie will be keeping him alive no matter what.


Hiram is awakened by Veronica

Veronica has prepared a presentation to show to Hiram, Hermione, and Hermosa. Red Raven’s newest ad campaign. She claims that she conducted a blind taste test and nine out of ten test subjects picked her rum, Red Raven, over Lodge Rum and Lodge Spiced Rum. She claims this is only the first wave. They’ll be running ads in The Riverdale Register. The Greendale Gazette. And The Seaside Sentinel. Veronica informs her family how Cheryl’s already begin renovating her family’s maple factory and pretty soon, they’ll be producing 300% more maple rum by the end of the year. Hiram congratulates Veronica for successfully awakening the dragon.

Archie informs Hiram at the community center that he didn’t go through with selling Andrews Construction. Instead, he hired Tom as foreman, who agreed to work on a reduced salary until they get a few more contracts.[65]

Hiram and Hermione catch Veronica sneaking in at 3:00 AM. They ask where are her clothes. Veronica claims she was coaxed into a game of strip poker.


The Lodges plan to update Hiram's will

Hiram, Veronica, Hermosa, and Hermione sit down at the dinning room table to update Hiram’s will. Veronica accuses Hermosa of putting the idea in his head since she keeps showing up only when it suits her. Hermosa accuses Veronica of being a terrible daughter, constantly going against their father. Even going as far as to change her name. Hiram intervenes and explains that updating the will was his idea, stating that it’s a normal thing that people do. Veronica refuses to pretend any further about not knowing that Hiram is ill. She rips up his will and storms off.


Hiram tells Veronica about his sickness

Hiram calls Veronica into his study to discuss his illness. He apologizes for not being the one to tell her that he was sick. He didn’t tell her because he didn’t want her pity. He didn’t want her to see him as weak. All Veronica wants is to be a source of strength for him. She tells her father that she loves him and asks what she can do to help. Hiram asks that Veronica get along with Hermosa, as it would give him peace of mind.


Hiram agrees to make Hermosa and Veronica co-executives for his estate

Veronica and Hermosa come to Hiram with a proposal. They want to be named co-executives of his estate. Hiram agrees to have Sowerberry write up his new will. He would like nothing more than to see them working side-by-side, at least until Veronica leaves for college. However, should her business ventures start to climb, she offers to defer her admission for a year. Hermosa asks Veronica what is she hiding as no one has ever deferred Barnard. When Veronica refuses to answer her, Hermosa replies it’ll be more fun to find out on her own.[66]


Hiram defends Veronica

Veronica is arrested and charged with murdering Jughead. FP asks Veronica when was the last time she saw Jughead. Veronica claims that she can’t remember. He reveals to her his eyewitness accounts that place her at the scene of the crime the night of the party. Hiram intervenes and assures FP that Veronica had no involvement in Jughead’s murder.

Hiram and Hermione attends Jughead’s wake at the Jones house. FP welcomes everyone and thanks them for attending. He recalls how resilient, loyal, and loving Jughead was. Betty approaches the podium and reads a passage from one of Jughead’s favorite Sherlock Holmes short stories. Hiram approaches FP in the kitchen and proposes that he take a leave of absence from being sheriff. FP tells Hiram to go to hell and then he quits.[67]


Veronica, Hiram, and Hermione watch the videotape

All across Riverdale, the townsfolk recover the videotapes placed at their doorsteps, including Veronica, Hermione, and Hiram at the Pembrooke. The following morning, Veronica reminds Hiram of his doctor’s appointment, which he promises her he will make.

Despite assuring Veronica that he was going to the doctors, Hiram instead goes to the community center, where he is nearly suffocated under the weights as he bench press a bar, though Archie intervenes. He then suggests that Hiram slow down considering that he’s sick. However, Hiram insists that he’s fine and tells Archie to mind his business.

Later, the Variety Show is relocated to La Bonne Nuit. Hiram and Hermione watch from the crowd as "The Archies" perform for the very first time. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead take their performance outside and perform on top of Pop’s diner as the crowd below sway back and forth. Among the crowd is Principal Honey.[68]


Hiram closes a major deal

Hiram reveals to Veronica and Hermione that he’s just closed a major distribution deal. He’ll be supplying all the rum for the Grande family’s chain of casinos. Veronica can’t believe that her father is back in business with Elio’s family. He suspects she’s simply jealous that she didn’t consider it. Instead, Veronica expanding the Red Raven distribution to the college crowd.

Veronica returns home and confronts her father under the suspicion that he sent the Malloys to trash the Maple Club. Hiram tells Veronica that the Malloys are dangerous and that he would never do business with them. He questions if Jinx’s boys threatened her and offers to settle whatever dispute they may have, but Veronica wants to handle it on her own. Furthermore, if the Malloys are as dangerous as Hiram says, she worries that he may not be strong enough to go against them.


Hiram is beaten by Hunter

Hiram attacks Hunter Malloy outside a bar. When Hunter calls Veronica a "tramp", Hiram pulls out a gun and points it at the back of Hunter’s head. He pleads with Hiram to spare him and in exchange promises to never bother Veronica again. Hiram shows mercy and returns to his car, where he is attacked from behind by Hunter and savagely beaten.

Veronica returns home to find Hiram bloody and beaten. She cleans him up and gives him ice for his bruises. Hiram explains that he was weak. He had Hunter Malloy in his sights. He could’ve taken him out, but he showed mercy, which Hiram instantly regretted. As Veronica cleans his wounds, she promises him that she’ll always be there for him.

Veronica goes into business with her father after previously refusing his help numerous times. This’ll allow her to buy Cheryl out. Veronica reveals that the reason she didn’t want to get into business with him in the past is because of his immoral ways but after he spared Hunter Malloy, Veronica saw a new side of her father. However, unbeknownst to Veronica, after recovering, Hiram approached Jinx Malloy outside a bar and shot him dead.[69]


Hiram threatens to have Honey fired

Hermione and Hiram learn from Veronica that Mr. Honey has canceled prom. So, Mary, Alice, and Hermione lead the charge into Riverdale High looking to confront Mr. Honey. Veronica, Betty, Archie, Jughead, Cheryl, Nana Rose, Hiram, FP, Kevin, and Tom follow closely behind. They demand that he reinstate prom and re-invite the students he barred from attending. Mr. Honey refuses, explaining that it’s his job to prepare the students to be upstanding students of the world and their behavior needs to reflect that. Mary informs Mr. Honey of a case that took place against the Greendale school district. A principal canceled prom and the parents sued him and won for psychological damage. Hiram reminds Honey that as Mayor of Riverdale, he has a direct line to governor Dooley, who could revoke his credentials. Alice adds that the news station has been looking for a gripping new story that would make nationwide headlines. FP and Tom add that they’re just the muscle. As President of the PTA, Alice demands a vote on the matter.

Afterward, they meet at the diner, where Cheryl reveals that prom is back on. She proposes a toast to generations united. Together, they’ve proven victorious. Alice expresses how proud they are of them all. Mary notes that the kids have been through a lot, much more than they had when they were in high school. Hermione and Hiram add that the kids mean the world to them and that they always want what’s best for them. Tom agrees that they’ve earned the right to celebrate. Lastly, FP exclaims that Jughead’s going to be the first Jones to go to college.[70]

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Jorge, Luis, and Luisa celebrate at the bodega after learning that they have enough signatures to save the block. Hiram Lodge enters the bodega. He is the out of town buyer. He was so close to buying the block, but they stopped him. He was born in the Heights and he feels it’s time for him to come home.[71]


Prior to this appearance on screen, the series has managed to paint a fairly detailed picture of his overall personality. Hiram is a dishonest and underhanded businessman. He is quite ruthless, willing to step on and double cross anyone and everyone in order to achieve his own selfish goals. He has even gone as far as to threaten his own wife and daughter.

During the Season 2 premiere, Hiram made his on-screen debut after being released from prison. He appeared to be a bit intimidating, as he sat at the dinner table asking Veronica for a kiss on the cheek. More than just intimidating, Hiram is very manipulative, especially towards his wife and daughter. However, he doesn't solely manipulate Hermione and Veronica, he also manipulated Archie throughout the second season, gaining Archie's trust and nearly tearing him apart from Fred. Hiram recognizes and looks for certain values in other people that he respects.

However, Hiram is not without reason or understanding, shown when he agreed to a truce with Archie after he saved Hiram from being killed. Hiram also despises disloyalty, especially when it comes down to being lied to, as shown with his wife Hermione. When it comes down to his daughter however, Hiram has an understanding with Veronica and tries his best to compromise with her.

During Season 3, Hiram's personality appears to be more cold than it was initially made out to be, as he went so far as to try and kill Archie Andrews numerous times, most recently inside of the ring during one of their boxing matches. A match that was a set up by his own daughter, Veronica, in an attempt to have him incarcerated once again.


Other Relationships

Hermosa Lodge


Hiram and Hermosa are together

Hermosa is his illegitimate firstborn. Hiram had cared for her all her life. Hermosa respects her father and always stands by his side. She know what he's like, but she has no problem with it, unlike his younger daughter Veronica.

Despite the fact that Hiram instills in Veronica that she's his favorite, at the moment he is more loyal to Hermosa. There is also the possibility that Hiram likes to fuel the rivalry that is brewing between his daughters.



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  • In the Archie Comics, Mr. Lodge was depicted as a more elderly-looking individual with white hair on his right side, and always seen wearing a pair of glasses.
  • Veronica's dad first appeared in Pep Comics #31, and he was named Burton K. Lodge.
  • In the Archie Comics, he is referred to as J. P. Lodge in the imprint of the 60s.
  • In the comic strips, Hiram hated Archie Andrews for dating his daughter Veronica and all the trouble his clumsiness caused him. He always did what he could to get rid of him; mostly getting Smithers to throw Archie out.
  • Prior to his first onscreen appearance on the show, Hiram appeared in the tie-in Riverdale One-Shot story "Fall From Grace", where Hiram resembles his classic look. 
  • This version of Hiram Lodge is more villainous then previous media adaptations of the character since the Hiram Lodge in those adaptations had morals and principles while trying often to be rid of Archie for dating Veronica and for his clumsiness.


See also: Category:Images of Hiram Lodge

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  17. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Pressman, Ellen (director) (November 8, 2017). "Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 5. The CW.
  18. Williams, Tessa Leigh & Anderson, Arabella (writers) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (November 15, 2017). "Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 6. The CW.
  19. Lawrence, Yolanda (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (December 6, 2017). "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 8. The CW.
  20. Boucher, Shepard (writer) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (December 13, 2017). "Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 9. The CW.
  21. Lundin, Britta & Paterson, Brian E. (writers) & Hunter, Tim (director) (January 17, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 10. The CW.
  22. Murray, Greg & Turner, Devon (writers) & Araki, Gregg (director) (January 24, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 11. The CW.
  23. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (January 31, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 12. The CW.
  24. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Plec, Julie (director) (February 7, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 13. The CW.
  25. Maxwell, Ross (writer) & Katzenberg, David (director) (March 7, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 14. The CW.
  26. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Piznarski, Mark (director) (March 14, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 15. The CW.
  27. DeWille, James (writer) & Shilati, Sherwin (director) (March 21, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 16. The CW.
  28. Lundin, Britta & Paterson, Brian E. (writers) & Ostrander, Alexis (director) (March 28, 2018). "Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 17. The CW.
  29. Anderson, Arabella & Leigh Williams, Tessa (writers) & Stone, Jason (director) (April 18, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 18. The CW.
  30. Chambers, Cristine (writer) & Phang, Jennifer (director) (April 25, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 19. The CW.
  31. Lawrence, Yolonda (writer) & Smith, Gregory (director) (May 2, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 20. The CW.
  32. Boucher, Shepard (writer) & Nowlan, Cherie (director) (May 9, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 21. The CW.
  33. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Adelson, Steven A (director) (May 16, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 22. The CW.
  34. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (October 10, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 1. The CW.
  35. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Woolnough, Jeff (director) (October 17, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 2. The CW.
  36. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Hunt, Jeff (director) (October 24, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 3. The CW.
  37. Williams, Tessa Leigh (writer) & Wilkinson, Dawn (director) (October 31, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 4. The CW.
  38. Murray, Greg & Hasan, Ace (writers) & Romanowsky, Pam (director) (November 14, 2018). "Chapter Forty: The Great Escape". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 5. The CW.
  39. Chambers, Cristine (writer) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (November 28, 2018). "Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 6. The CW.
  40. Salinas Schoenberg, Janine (writer) & Pillai, Alex (director) (December 5, 2018). "Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 7. The CW.
  41. DeWille, James (writer) & Kretchmer, John (director) (December 12, 2018). "Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 8. The CW.
  42. Anderson, Arabella (writer) & Hunt, Jeff (director) (January 16, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 9. The CW.
  43. Paterson, Brian E. (writer) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (January 23, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 10. The CW.
  44. Turner, Devon & Ewing, Will (writers) & Smith, Greg (director) (January 30, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 11. The CW.
  45. Lundin, Britta (writer) & Jierjian, Harry (director) (February 6, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 12. The CW.
  46. Grassi, Michael (writer) & McKiernan, Tawnia (director) (February 27, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 13. The CW.
  47. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Adler, Marisol (director) (March 6, 2019). "Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk With Me". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 14. The CW.
  48. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Correa, Gabriel (director) (March 13, 2019). "Chapter Fifty: American Dreams". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 15. The CW.
  49. Williams, Tessa Leigh (writer) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (March 20, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 16. The CW.
  50. Murray, Greg & Hasan, Ace (writers) & Romanowsky, Pam (director) (March 27, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 17. The CW.
  51. Schoenberg, Janine Salinas & Ewing, Will (writers) & La Roche, Alexandra (director) (April 24, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 19. The CW.
  52. Chambers, Cristine & DeWille, James (writers) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (May 8, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 21. The CW.
  53. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto & Grassi, Michael (writers) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (May 15, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive The Night". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 22. The CW.
  54. Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert (writer) & Correa, Gabriel (director) (October 9, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 1. The CW.
  55. Grassi, Michael & Ewing, Will (writers) & Romanowsky, Pamela (director) (October 16, 2019). "Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 2. The CW.
  56. Hasan, Ace & Murray, Greg (writers) & Greg, Smith (director) (October 23, 2019). "Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 3. The CW.
  57. Turner, Devon (writer) & Jierjian, Harry (director) (November 6, 2019). "Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 5. The CW.
  58. DeWille, James (writer) & Correa, Gabriel (director) (November 13, 2019). "Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 6. The CW.
  59. Anderson, Arabella (writer) & Pillai, Alex (director) (November 20, 2019). "Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 7. The CW.
  60. Leigh Williams, Tessa (writer) & Goi, Michael (director) (November 27, 2019). "Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 8. The CW.
  61. Paterson, Brian E. (writer) & Correa, Gabriel (director) (December 11, 2019). "Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 9. The CW.
  62. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Benjamin, Roxanne (director) (January 22, 2020). "Chapter Sixty-Seven: Varsity Blues". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 10. The CW.
  63. Sullivan, Ted (writer) & Stephen, Chell (director) (January 29, 2020). "Chapter Sixty-Eight: Quiz Show". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 11. The CW.
  64. Jackson, Ariana (writer) & McKenzie, Catriona (director) (February 5, 2020). "Chapter Sixty-Nine: Men of Honor". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 12. The CW.
  65. Maroon, Chrissy & Kyle, Evan (writers) & Yarmy, Claudia (director) (February 12, 2020). "Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 13. The CW.
  66. Anderson, Arabella (writer) & DeWille, James (director) (February 26, 2020). "Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 14. The CW.
  67. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Kohli, Shannon (director) (March 4, 2020). "Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 15. The CW.
  68. Williams, Tessa Leigh (writer) & Negret, Antonio (director) (April 15, 2020). "Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 17. The CW.
  69. Jackson, Ariana & Paterson, Brian E. (writers) & Adelson, Steve A. (director) (April 29, 2020). "Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 18. The CW.
  70. DeWille, James & Sullivan, Ted (writers) & Amick, Mädchen (director) (TBA). "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey". Riverdale. Season 4. Episode 19. The CW.
  71. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto & Grassi, Michael (writers) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (May 14, 2020). "Chapter Thirteen: Come Together". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 13. The CW.
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