I do everything, for everyone. Everything to be perfect. The perfect daughter, the perfect sister, the perfect student.. Can't I do this one thing just for me?
— Betty to Alice, before the Semi-formal[src]

The mother-daughter relationship between Alice and Betty Cooper is quite complicated due to elder Cooper daughter Polly's relationship with Jason Blossom, as well as Alice's controlling nature. However, their relationship is slowly recovering. Over the course of the series, there relationship has got much stronger than what it originally started out to be. As appears, Alice it quite closer to Betty than she is with her older daughter Polly. Due to Polly's recent history, often at times, when Alice is going through a tough and emotional state in her life, Betty is usually the one whose there for to comfort her. It may also be possible that Betty maybe the only child of Alice that knows most of her secrets, due to Polly's absentee most of the time.


Presumably, Alice and Betty had a good, if strict, relationship before elder sister Polly began dating Jason Blossom. However, after her sister was sent to live in a group home, Alice became even more controlling and placed immense pressure on Betty's shoulders to be perfect in every way and their relationship became strained.

Throughout Riverdale

Season 1

Alice had a brief mother-to-daughter chat with Betty, shortly before she left for her first day of Sophomore year. She informed her daughter that the coming year would be very important for college applications. Grades, extracurricular activities and athletics would all play a major role, but most importantly, she must strive maintain a decent character. Alice didn't want Betty to end up like her eldest daughter, Polly. She had also a bright future ahead of her, before she became involved with Jason Blossom. Betty hadn't forgotten and told her mother that Archie wasn't Jason, so they shouldn't be compared. Alice claimed to only want the best for her daughter, but for that to happen, Betty must remain focused.

That night, excited to be attending the Semi-formal dance with Archie, alongside Veronica Lodge, Betty danced around her room, wearing her newly earned River Vixen uniform. However, upon discovery, Alice was extremely displeased to learn that Betty had joined the cheer leading team, Cheryl Blossom's team, and demanded that Betty take off the uniform immediately, as the Blossom and Cooper parents had an on-going feud. However, Betty refused. She was tired of being the perfect daughter, sister, and student. She wanted one thing for herself and informed Alice that she would be staying on the team. Before leaving, she informed her mother of her plans for the school dance. Alice attempted to explain that girls like Cheryl and Veronica weren't really friends, but Betty didn't stick around to listen.[1]

The morning after Jason's body was found washed up on the shores of Sweetwater River, Alice and Hal informed Betty that due to the scandal surrounding his death, they'd be having a lot of late nights at the local newspaper they ran together, The Register . No one cared about an accidental drowning, but the murder of the sociopathic son of the wealthiest family in town was bound to make headlines. Alice then told Betty the thing she loved most about her is that she always wanted to see the good in people, like Cheryl Blossom as well as Archie and Veronica, who had shared a kiss despite knowing Betty had feelings for Archie, but since their betrayal, she now should see their true colors.

To get back at Veronica, Betty went for manicures with Cheryl before ending the day at the Cooper house, however Cheryl was only interested in finding out about Polly. After Cheryl left, Alice burst into Betty's room with sage, hoping to banish the evil spirits that Cheryl may have brought in with her. Betty asked about her sister and Alice professed to have told Polly about Jason's death, but claimed that half the time Polly didn't even know what day it was. She was against Polly and Jason being together for many reasons, one of which being that everything the Blossoms touched, rotted.[2]

Hot off the presses, Alice handed Betty their latest print from The Register, it read: "CHERYL BLOSSOM GUILTY AS SIN!". As much as people were loving the coverage, Betty suggested that she stop sensationalising Jason's murder. However, as the owner of the paper, she felt it was her duty to keep the residents of Riverdale informed. Betty believed that her mother should be writing about the real story, like who was holding him captive? Who shot him? Why he was frozen? Alice advised Betty to come join her and her father at the Register if she was so keen on reporting the facts. Betty chose to reopen the school newspaper, The Blue and Gold, instead.

Season 1 Episode 3 Betty Alice

Alice disapproves of Betty wearing Polly's lipstick.

The following night, she couldn't help but notice the new shade of lipstick Betty was applying, a shade that she didn't believe was a good fit for Betty. It belonged to Polly, who notably grew up too fast, and Alice would rather her other daughter not make the same mistake, thus she wiped the lipstick from Betty's lips.[3]

After Betty confronted Archie over his relationship with his music teacher, Ms.Grundy, at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, Alice picked her up and drove her home, but not before reminding Betty that she was instructed to no longer hang out with Archie and Veronica.  

A couple days later, Alice and husband Hal paid Fred Andrews a visit, where they asked Fred if he could assist on his end with keeping Archie and Betty apart. Alice insisted that their relationship was toxic, and that the two teens could benefit from some separation. Later that same day, as Alice was putting Betty's laundry away, she found a hand gun in her daughter's dresser drawer. Shocked, she quickly read Betty's diary in search of an explanation, where she then learned of Archie's relationship with his teacher. 

Alice rounded up Betty and Fred, and the three of them headed to the school, where they caught Archie and Geraldine Grundy together. Alice confronted Geraldine, as she never thought that she'd see such a day, having always believed that the one thing they could keep their children safe from was child predators. She decided that the next step was to report Geraldine to Sheriff Keller, and let the law take over. Betty asked why her mother was so persistent in putting Ms. Grundy on trial, however, Alice explained it was more so about Archie than anything else, she wanted Betty to see the person that he truly was. Archie admitted that she was right about him, that he was selfish and stupid, but he pleaded with Alice to not hurt Ms. Grundy because of him. In an effort to protect Archie, Betty threatened to tell everyone that she had broken into Ms. Grundy's car, robbed her (of the gun), and made up the story of her affair with Archie. It would be like she had finally snapped, just like Polly. Which would only further prove what people already thought: that crazy ran in the Cooper family. Backed into a corner, Alice agreed not tell anyone about Archie and Ms. Grundy, but only if she quit her job and left town immediately.

Season 1 Episode 4 Betty Alice

Alice won't have anymore secrets between her and Betty.

Back at home later on, as tears filled her eyes, Alice explained that Polly kept so much from her, she wouldn't allow the same to happen with Betty, who then explained to her mother that she was Elizabeth, not Polly, and that Archie was not Jason.[4]

Hoping to discover where Polly was, as her parents refused to tell her, Betty invited Jughead over for breakfast at her house, with her mother. Jughead asked for directions to the bathroom, and as planned, Alice escorted him, which provided a long enough distraction for Betty to go through her mother's purse and take photos of her check book. From one the checks, Betty and Jughead found Polly at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy group home where it was revealed that Polly was pregnant with Jason's baby, and that she had no idea Jason had been murdered. Soon after, however, Betty was escorted to a room and kept there until her mother arrived who explained that she was notified by the sisters that Polly had received visitors.

Before leaving the facility, Alice had a run-in with Polly, who confronted her over Jason's death, Polly was pulled away by two orderlies, but not before Betty told her that she loved her, and promised she would get Polly out of there. After returning home, Betty was lectured by her parents, but she defended her actions as Polly needed to know the truth. Betty then accused her father of not only breaking into Sheriff Keller's house, and stealing the files on Jason's murder, but possibly being the murderer. Alice laughed hysterically at the notion that Hal could be Jason Blossom's killer. She claimed he didn't have the stomach for it, though she wished he had done it, or that she had done it, as Jason deserved it after what he did to Polly. She then told Betty that she was beginning to sound just as crazy as Polly, and that she may not believe them when they said Polly was crazy, but she would obey them. Later that night, Betty and Jughead returned to the group home intending to retrieve Polly, but found that she had escaped on her own through her bedroom window.[5]

Alice was a part of a search party to find Polly, which had been organized by Betty and Jughead, encompassing the eastern part of Eversgreen Forest, the direction Polly would have gone if she was attempting to leave Riverdale unnoticed. During their search, the Coopers had a heated argument with the Blossom family, who were leading a search of their own. Penelope Blossom accused the Coopers of hiding Polly, a potential suspect in Jason's murder. Since the search was ultimately unsuccessful and to get ahead of the suspicions, Alice was forced to come forward. With Betty by her side, she held a press conference and dismissed all the negative rumours and announced that Polly was pregnant with Jason's child.

At breakfast the next morning, Betty questioned if Polly could return home, to which Alice said yes. Betty then asked where the baby would sleep and Alice claimed that Polly had decided to give the child up for adoption, unaware that Betty had secretly found Polly the night before, hidden in the attic, and knew her sister wanted to keep her child.[6]

Since she had nowhere else to go, Hermione Lodge allowed Polly to live with her and Veronica at The Pembrooke, which outraged Alice who showed up the the high school to speak with Betty and Veronica. Betty immediately defended Veronica, as well as her sister. She told her mother that Polly keeping her baby was not Alice's choice, only Polly's, and that her choice was whether or not she wanted to be a part of Polly's life going forward. Betty informed her mother of the baby shower she and the Lodge's were planning for Polly, but told her she could only attend if she would be loving and supportive, like a proper grandmother-to-be.

Ultimately, Alice decided to go to the shower, which pleased Betty, and for the most part, with Betty's help, behaved herself, though it was difficult for her around Penelope and Cheryl Blossom, who had also been invited. She tolerated them, as she was grateful to be there. However she was unable to restrain herself when Cheryl and Penelope invited Polly to live with them at Thornhill, and told her that she and the baby would want for nothing. They argued which upset Polly. After the shower ended, Betty told her mother she had to make things right with Polly. Alice apologized and she and Betty then tried to convince Polly to return home, however Polly revealed that, before Polly was sent away, Hal Cooper had made an appointment for Polly to get and abortion behind Alice's back.

Season 1 Episode 8 The Outsiders Alice Betty

Betty comforts her mother

After kicking her husband out of the house for making the doctor's appointment, Alice was left heartbroken when Polly still decided to live with the Blossoms. She was informed of Polly's decision by Betty who comforted her mother as she cried.[7]

While Betty and Jughead are kissing in her room one morning, Alice interrupted and announced that she would be writing a searing exposé on the Blossom family. While it may not bring Polly home, it would make Alice feel better. She had heard that the Blossom Maple Farms company board of trustees was descending on Riverdale, much to the suspicion of Alice and she just needed a way in to find out what was happening. Alice was of the opinion that Polly had made her choice but Betty refused to believe that, she just needed a way in.

Her way in came in the form of Archie Andrews, who had been invited to the Blossom family annual tree tapping event as well as a banquet the Blossom family was hosting for the board at the Belmont Lodge, as Cheryl's date. Archie told Betty and Alice that he had spoken to Polly and he did not think she would be returning home. Archie also told Alice that, after all the scandal surrounding Jason and Polly, they might try to steal the company away from Clifford Blossom. Alice was positively giddy at the news of a hostile takeover. Betty reminded her that Polly was still with the Blossoms and not to upset her but Alice did not want to hear anymore about Polly, that she had betrayed them. However, Betty knew that her mother missed her, even if she wouldn't show it.

Story written, Alice arrived at The Riverdale Register with Betty where they presented Hal him with a USB flash drive that contained a tell-all exposé of the corruption surrounding the Blossom family. With motive and the capacity to see it through, Alice and Betty decided it was time for the Blossoms to answer for all the harm they had caused, everything up to and including them taking Polly, who was currently residing at Thornhill. However, Hal refused to publish Alice's article as it would only serve her personal vendetta against the family. Having been bitter after getting kicked out of the house, Hal changed the login password for the Registers' computer, in preparation that the day would come when Alice would require it's service. He explained that he was kicking her out of the Register just as she kicked him out of their home and that she was fired. Alice and Betty left, but Alice was so consumed with anger, she shouted that she wanted her daughter back, and threw a large rock through the shop's door, shattering the glass, much to Hal and Betty's shock.

Later, Betty revealed to her mother that Archie had informed her that Polly is okay and safe. Polly did not choose the Blossom family over her own family, the Coopers, but she went there to spy on the Blossoms so she could find out the truth about Jason's death. Alice is relieved but reveals that after writing the exposé, she was feeling like Polly was never going to come back home. Betty comforted mother her and assured her that Polly would come home. Polly and Jughead then asked Alice to join them at The Blue and Gold.[8]

Season 2

Fred Andrews' Shooting


Alice and Betty at the breakfast table

The morning after the Jubilee, as while preparing breakfast for herself and Betty, Alice asked her daughter what she and her friends did after the event, to which Betty replied that they went to Pop's, and afterward, she and Jughead went to FP's trailer. Taken back by this confession, Alice hoped that if Betty and Jughead had sex, that they were at least safe. Betty admitted that while they almost had sex, they were interrupted by the Southside Serpents, which only confirmed Alice's suspicions that Jughead would follow in FP's footsteps, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, especially not when there's a snake curled up in it's limbs". She instructed Betty to block Jughead after hearing her phone ring and making the incorrect assumption that it was him on the other end when in actuality, it was Archie, who Alice also insisted that Betty block.

Unfortunately, Archie's call brought devastating news. After learning from Archie that Fred had been shot by a hooded assailant at Pop's during a supposed robbery, Alice, Betty and Hal rushed down to Riverdale General Hospital, arriving there simultaneous to Jughead, Veronica and Hermione. They entered the lobby to the sight of Archie frantically pacing back and forth while covered in his father's blood. As the kids embraced, Alice, Hal, and Hermione checked in with the nurse's station for updates.

Alice joined the kids to inform them that Fred was in surgery and that he would be there for a while. As Archie headed out into the hall to call and inform his mother of his father's shooting, Alice disgruntledly looked to Jughead as she couldn't help but wonder if his Southside associates had anything to do with Fred being shot In consideration of everything that was already happening, Betty and Hal advised her to stop.[9]


Alice agreeing to look into Ms. Grundy's death

After discovering that Ms. Grundy had been murdered in her Greendale home the previous night, Alice was approached by Betty and Archie, who suspected that Fred's shooter and Grundy's murderer were one and the same. With Alice being the first to gain information in relation to Jason Blossom's autopsy, they were hoping that she could do the same with Grundy's to see if her death lined up with the attack on Fred. Alice agreed to reach out to her "ghoulish friend" in the autopsy lab in order to put Archie's mind at ease. As he exited, Alice expressed her concern with Betty's need to spread herself out so thin as the patron saint of lost causes. She then told Betty that she can stop her crusade of saving the diner because Pop Tate had already agreed to sell the Chock'lit Shoppe to an anonymous buyer, which oddly enough, was the same phrase used when Hiram Lodge was secretly buying the Twilight Drive-In.

Retro Night at Pop's had arrived. Alice decided to stop by for one last root beer float as she wrote her story entitled "Requiem for Pop's." Betty denied her request for a quote, calling Alice a fiend and telling her that Pop's diner is an obituary that she'll never get to write. While the night started off slow, customers eventually came swarming in, as the night progressed. Alice was later taken by surprise with the arrival of three Southside Serpents, during which time she took several photos of them with her phone. And while they didn't cause any trouble, some were uneasy with their presence. Later that night, Alice took more photos, but this time of Reggie Mantle, as he dealt drugs to Moose Mason and Midge Klump in the parking lot of the diner.


Alice taking photos

As the night came to an end and the diner cleared out, Alice got up to leave, but not before she took the time to inform Betty that several drug deals went down right under her nose, one of which included three of her classmates, Reggie, Moose, and Midge. And if she thought that Hiram Lodge, Riverdale's answer to Scarface, helped Pop Tate for altruistic reasons, Alice remarked that she had a bridge to sell Betty. The Serpents have now officially crossed the tracks and had a toehold on the Northside. So, she sarcastically congratulated Betty for almost single-handedly being responsible for giving crime a haven in Riverdale.[10]

A Letter from the Black Hood


Alice sharing the Black Hood's letter with Betty

In the days following of an unexpected shooting at Lover's Lane, where the two teens, who she had previously witnessed in a drug exchange outside of Pop's, were shot, Alice was handed an envelope by Betty, who told her that it had been left on their doorstep. Upon opening the envelope, she made a startling discovery, that it contained a letter from the killer, taking responsibility for shooting Fred, Moose, and Midge, as well as killing Geraldine Grundy in Greendale. While they were skeptical of the legitimacy of the letter, the supposed killer, who is now calling himself the Black Hood, provided evidence of these heinous crimes, included in the envelope was Fred's missing wallet and Geraldine's red sunglasses.


Polly telling Alice, Hal, and Betty that she's leaving town

Following the publishing of the Black Hood's letter, Polly announced that she would be leaving Riverdale to live at the Farm. She had already called ahead to make sure they still had room for her. What Farm, Alice asked. Polly replied that she was referring to the very same farm that she and Jason were going to run off to before he was murdered. Though, Betty attempted to talk her down, Polly's sudden need to leave town stemmed from the fear of the killer targeting sinners, who she accused Alice of baiting. With Polly being an unwed mother that was carrying her cousin's babies, it was entirely conceivable that she could become a target of the Black Hood. However, Alice refused to allow Polly to leave, "over my dead body are you gonna run off to some farm and give birth in a trough, no doubt.", she said, to which Polly replied that it may be over Alice's dead body, but it won't be over hers or her babies' body.[11]


Alice yelling at Betty

Alice and Hal confronted Betty after learning that Poll had left town despite the fact that she had told her not to. They sat Betty down at the dinning room table because she had let Polly go without alerting her Alice. When Betty tried to justify her actions for helping her sister, Alice burst into tears, revealing how she was constantly terrified for her daughters' safety knowing there was a killer on the loose. Every time Betty walked out the door or didn't answer her phone when she called, Alice worried that something terrible had happened to her. It was the acts that she and Polly did in secrecy that made it difficult for their mother to protect them. They even label Alice as a monster for trying to protect them. This upset Alice to the point where she left the room, leaving Hal and Alice to cope with the revelation.


Betty telling Alice about the Black Hood's code

After receiving a letter from the Black Hood at the Blue and Gold, Betty showed part of the letter - the encrypted message - to her mother. Alice immediately showed the letter to Sheriff Keller, asserting that the killer was frightened by her and, therefore, had targeted her daughter to send further messages. Alice also informed the sheriff that she had already published the encrypted message frpm the Register so that all citizens could have the chance to try to decipher it.

The following evening, Alice attended the Town Hall meeting to discuss the actions to be taken to capture the serial killer. It was during this meeting that Betty and Jughead came bursting through the back door, saying that the Black Hood was headed to the Town Hall according to the message they deciphered. Alice had no time to reply before Betty had the meeting evacuated by pulling the fire alarm. Shortly after, at Cooper house, Betty handled the letter she received from the Black Hood to her mother, with Sheriff Keller, Mayor McCoy, Jughead and her father standing by. [12]

Secret Serpent Past


Alice in Betty's room

While bringing a basket of clean clothes to Betty's room, Alice found her daughter on the phone, suspecting Betty was talking to Jughead. She claimed to have given Jughead the benefit of the doubt, but he was showing his true colors by associating himself with the Southside Serpents and living on the Southside. Alice then blamed Jughead for inspiring Betty's stunt at the Town Hall, pulling the fire alarm to evacuate the room. Betty didn't know what else to do, given the letter that the Black Hood had sent her. However, Alice wasn't 100% sure that the Black Hood was the author of Betty's letter after learning from Sheriff Keller that something was off about it. He was going to have it analyzed along with the one that Alice had received days prior. In the meantime, concerned for her daughter's well-being, Alice imposed a curfew, ordering her daughter to return straight home after school.


Betty and her mother arguing

Alice and Betty learned from Sheriff Keller, who stopped by the house, that after sending Betty's letter that was supposedly written by the Black Hood, to two different specialists, they determined that the handwriting wasn't a match. Whoever wrote Betty the letter, was either a copycat or an anonymous prankster. However, Alice suspected a much more banal third option; that Betty wrote the letter herself to garner attention. The cipher was even cribbed from a Nancy Drew book. So while her mother was convinced that Betty was somehow involved, she had yet to uncover a motive. Maybe you and your Serpent boyfriend cook this up because you guys were bored, Alice speculated. Fed up with her mother's judgmental ways, Betty messaged Archie to let him know that she would be publishing the mugshot that she had gotten from the Black Hood, of her mother, which documented Alice's arrest many years ago as young Southside Serpent.


Alice showing Betty the article about her past that Betty published

Sometime later, Alice entered Pop's for her usual meal. However, while there, she grew alarmed by Pop Tate's supportive words. She became even more concerned after noticing that all the customers were staring at her. Alice discovered that Betty had published on the front page of the Blue and Gold, a defamatory article about her arrest during her adolescence, titled "Alice Cooper's Secret Serpent Past". Upon returning home, Alice questioned Betty on how she found about the article since she had erased any trace from any public archive. Maybe it was one of the Southsiders you attack in your paper, daily, Betty replied. She constantly talked down on FP, Jughead, and the Serpents, despite previously being one herself. Alice suspected that Betty's publishing of the article was out of revenge, but as Betty explained, she did it in the name of justice and Alice's "holier-than-thou" attitude. Alice ripped the newspaper page, barely holding back her tears while staring back at her daughter before Betty left the kitchen.[13]


Alice gathers everyone who was in Nick's party and their parents too

Alice decided to reunite the crème de la crème of Riverdale, which is the parents of her daughter Betty's friends, in her living room to deal with what happened at Nick St. Clair's party. Alice quickly judged the party as a "bacchanal", pointing out that only her Betty was smart enough not to use drugs. Hiram Lodge immediately replied to Alice's harsh insinuations about those who used Jingle Jangle, suggesting her to be careful at throwing stones by recalling her mugshot Betty recently printed on the newspaper's front page. Meanwhile, without paying much attention to Hiram, Alice tried to eavesdrop Kevin, Veronica and Archie talking about Betty and Jughead's break up but without hearing much. The conversation about how the drug came to the party quickly led Mayor McCoy to take harsh measures, much to Alice's complacency to see the Southside blamed for it and actions are taken to prevent further crime coming to the Northside. [14]

FP's Release from Prison

While doing household chores, Alice was approached by Betty with a request to borrow the station wagon because FP Jones was being released from prison and she and Jughead wanted to be there to pick him up and treat him to Pop's. Alice was surprised by this news. Betty also revealed in their discussion that Jughead was officially a Serpent. Alice replied that she was not at all surprised. Betty explained that Jughead was important to her, and with FP being important to Jughead, Betty was hoping that her mother would give them the benefit of the doubt.


Alice meddling in FP's plans now that he's out of prison

To show support for her daughter, Alice took Betty and Jughead to the prison, much to FP's surprise. After Jughead and FP shared a hug, Alice greeted FP with her usual wit, asking him if it's true that men just released from prison are sexually frustrated, creating embarrassment for Betty and Jughead and amusement in FP. They then went to celebrate at Pop's, where Alice advised FP to watch his back because the Black Hood was targeting sinners, especially ones who joined the Serpents, or as she put it, a gang of hoodlums. Alice remained quite impassive to the revelation that FP would not rejoin the Serpents and wanted to know what intentions he had. FP replied he was thinking about asking Pop Tate for the wanted job as a busboy as he had seen a help wanted sign in the window as they entering. Alice insisted with her snide remarks, addressing his alcoholism, to which FP explained that he had joined A.A. while in prison and that he was willing to continue with the program.

Alice entered Betty's room in time to hear her thank Pop Tate for agreeing to cater FP's retirement party, which she had no prior knowledge of. All they would have to do was pick up the trays before the party due to the short notice. Betty told her mother about the party at the Whyte Wyrm and how she was helping organize the event. Unfortunately for Alice, she didn't have much room to object given that she was once a Serpent.


Alice is shocked by Betty's performance

Since there was no way to prevent Betty from going to the FP's retirement party, Alice went with her daughter. She wore clothes suitable for the occasion, like a black leather jacket with a black dress and heavy dark makeup. Once joined by Jughead, Alice said she wasn't able to convince Betty to dress appropriately and then asked Tequila to the barman.

Coming back into the bar, Alice was appalled to see Betty performing the "Serpent dance" in only lingerie on the stage, which was a form of initiation for the Serpents' female members. FP covered her with his jacket, and distracted bystanders' attention with a speech, Alice left the bar after trying in vain to take Betty with her.[15]


Polly, Hal, and Alice in Betty's nightmare

A cheerful Alice appeared briefly in one of Betty's nightmare about the Black Hood coming for her in a Santa Claus costume covered in blood, and her corpse was seen along those of her husband and Polly as the Black Hood crawled the couch to get Betty before she woke up.

Alice was baking Polly's favorite Christmas cookies when Betty returned home in the evening, hoping that a Christmas miracle would bring Polly back home. Alice told Betty that a gift from her Secret Santa has been delivered to them and that she had brought it to her room.[16]

Meeting Chic


Alice asking Betty about Polly

Alice returned home to find Betty in kitchen, who unbeknownst to Alice was distracted over her recent fall out with Polly. Like others before her, Alice was suspicious in regards to the abrupt closing down of Southside High. She suspected that Mayor McCoy was hiding something. Just as Betty was about to tell her mother that Polly had stopped by and that she had given birth to the twins, Alice asked Betty if she had talked to her sister as she wanted to make sure that Polly had everything that she needed and that the nursery was painted to her liking. Within the questioning and seeing the joy that the mere mentioning of Polly brought to her mother's face, Betty decided against telling her mother the truth, claiming that she was simply wondering if anyone had heard from Polly.


Betty telling her parents about Polly's babies

The following day, Betty told her parents that Polly had given birth to the twins at the Farm. Hearing this, Alice struggled to hold back her tears. Hal questioned why Polly hadn't informed them of this. Alice concluded that Polly didn't want them to be apart of the babies' lives. So she then asked Betty if Polly was alright and if the children were healthy. Betty reassured her, stating that Polly is fine and the babies are healthy. Betty revealed that this wasn't all she had to share. After meeting up with Jughead's social worker, Betty found an address for Alice's son and her biological brother, that was given up for adoption many years ago. His name was Charles Smith. With Polly gone, Betty hoped that this would better their lives, but Hal would beg to differ. He scolded Betty for prying into something that had nothing to do with her or Polly. Betty exclaimed that she did it for her mother. Though she was clearly upset by the recent revelation, Alice agreed with Hal, deciding then that it was best to end the conversation.

Late that night, Betty woke up from her sleep to see her mother sitting at the edge of her bed. While they couldn't tell Hal because he wouldn't support it, Alice wanted to secretly meet Charles.


Betty comforting Alice

The next day, Alice and Betty traveled two towns over to Centerville. They arrived at a Last Resort Hostel, Charles' last known address. The manager told them that it was $40 a night for a single bed and $20 a night for a bunk. Betty explained that they weren't looking to stay, rather they were searching for her brother by the name of Charles Smith. Room 237, the manager said. Charles invited them to come in as they knocked on the door. He revealed that he was already aware of who they were, having been given their address after being kicked out by the Sisters at the age of eighteen. He admitted to even stopping by their house once before. "Must be a nice place to grow up", he remarked. He didn't approach them because he had the feeling that they didn't wish to have someone like him around, though Betty insisted that this was not true. He then looked to Betty before telling her that she was lucky that Alice sought to keep her. As the interaction carried on, they learned that he went by the name of "Chic". Unfortunately, Chic began to become angry, instructing them to leave as he had a client on the way. "Fantasy Fulfillment" was his occupation. In the car, just outside the Hostel, Betty comforted Alice as she cried her eyes out after finally meeting her son only to discover that he had no desire to see her.

Later that night, as Alice and Hal sat in the living room, Betty came barging through the front door with a wounded Chic hanging over her shoulders. Betty, Alice and Hal helped Chic to the kitchen, where they grabbed the first aid kit and applied medical care.[17]


Hal, Betty, Chic and Alice at the breakfast table

Betty and Alice sat at the breakfast table alongside Chic and Hal. When Hal asked Chic how long he planned on staying with them, Alice interjected that he was free to stay for as long as he wanted to. Hal claimed that he was simply trying to plan his life. When Betty brought Chic home, he was bleeding profusely from his arm. Hal wanted to know more about why Chic was in that condition. Chic explained that his attacker's name was Marcel. He ran the Hostel, and sometimes, he booked clients for them. The night Betty showed up, Chic wasn't in the mood to work, but Marcel attempted to convince him otherwise. Both Betty and Hal showed great interest in the type of clients Chic catered to. Chic replied that he had clients of all kinds, ranging from nice to even nastier than Marcel. If Hal preferred, Chic could specify, along with showing him a decent collection of scars that he had acquired over time, though he was not alone in that manner. Betty also had scars, crescent marks in her palms, from digging her nails in them. Like Betty, Chic once dug his nails into the palms of his hands.


Betty, Alice and Chic spending quality time together

Later that night, Alice, Betty and Chic spent some quality time together at the house. However, that was interrupted by a call from Kevin who told Betty that he remembered where he knew Chic from. According to Kevin, Chic was a webcam-boy.

While eating at the breakfast table later that week, Betty and Alice told Hal to ease up as he verbally attacked Chic, telling him that the seat he was sitting in actually belonged to Polly, who had chosen to live at the Farm, away from them. He was not only sitting in her chair, but sleeping in her bed as well. Chic was filling a void, as far as Hal was concerned. Though, Chic was surprisingly unbothered by Hal's remarks. Everyone needed something, to his point. Furthermore, he didn't expect to be staying with them for free. He never had.

On Pickens Day, Betty, Alice, Chic and Hal gathered around the breakfast table before their first outing as a family. Fortunately, Hal would be staying behind since he had a few odd jobs to do around the house.


Alice, Betty and Chic at Pickens Day celebration

Shortly after arriving at the Pickens Day celebratory event in Pickens Park, Hal confronted Chic after going through his computer while they were away. He had seen what Chic had been doing online with his "clients". Alice and Betty insisted that Hal stop harassing Chic, though Chic wasn't the only subject of Hal's rage. He even scolded Betty for bringing Chic into their lives and into their home, more specifically, Polly's bedroom. That's when Alice retorted that it was no longer Polly's room. It's Chic's. Hal was persistent in Chic needing to go, and that Alice knew why he couldn't stay. She reminded Hal that she had thrown him out once before and that she was willing to do it again. Heading Alice's warning, Hal took off into the opposite direction. For the remainder of the evening, Betty Chic and their mother watched as Veronica and the Pussycats took to the stage and performed. Unfortunately, they were interrupted by the Southside Serpents, who sought justice for their massacred loved ones.[18]


Alice knocking on Betty's door

Following her webcam tutorials with Chic, Betty became a full fledged webcam girl. In her 'Dark Betty' black bob-cut wig and lingerie, she talked dirty over a webcam to local strangers. In this session, her client asked her several odd questions, ranging from if he looked good to could he undress for her. When he asked if the two of them could meet, Betty replied maybe. Unfortunately, their session was interrupted by her Alice knocking at the door. She repeatedly knocked on Betty's door asking her why it was locked and who she was talking to. Having removed her wig, Betty opened her door while covered with her house robe. She claimed that she was only taking to Jughead who had questions about their homework.


Betty and Alice trying to convince Hal to stay

The next day, as he stood by the front door while holding a suitcase, Alice and Betty attempted to convince Hal to stay at the house but he was adamant in leaving for as long as Chic was staying with them. Though Alice wasn't willing to entertain his insane notion. She and Betty tried to explain to Hal that Chic wasn't hurting anyone and that he had found a job at the Bijou. He had even offered to pay them rent. So Alice had no idea what was Hal's beef with him. Hal replied that Chic was a stranger, though Hal wasn't even making an effort to get to know him. However, Hal refused to change his stance on the matter. Before leaving, he told Alice and Betty to call him once Chic was gone. In the meantime, he'd be at a ShareBNB down by the Register.

Later in the week, after attending Veronica's Confirmation Ceremony and consummating her relationship with Jughead, Betty arrived home to find a dead man's body laying on the kitchen floor. Next to the body was Alice, who was cleaning up the bloody mess. Alice asked if she had locked the front door back, but Betty failed to respond, having been rendered speechless.


Alice and Betty cleaning up the blood

Picking up from where the previous episode left off, Betty walked in on her mother cleaning up the blood of a dead man who's body laid on the floor. When Betty asked what happened, Alice explained that the dead man tried to hurt her, so Chic who was sobbing in the corner, defended her. Alice warned Betty against calling the police. Should the police get involved, Alice feared that they would take away Chic, though Betty reasoned that if the man was killed in self defense then everything should work out in their favor. Unfortunately, Alice disagreed. Betty offered to help but her mother would prefer if she wasn't involved. Betty then answered a call from her father who was on his way to the house for toiletries. With time being of the essence, Alice conceded and told Betty to grab the bleach so that she could help clean up the mess. Luckily, they finished with the clean up job just as Hal entered the house. Betty told him that Chic was upstairs resting before offering to get the toiletries for him as he began asking questions in regards to the overpowering aroma of bleach. Up in her room, Betty got a call from Jughead who wanted to say goodnight and that he loved her. However, with her mother needing her assistance in disposing of the body, Betty had to abruptly hang up.


Betty and Alice dumping the body

With Alice in the passenger seat, Betty drove out onto the trail near the woods. She questioned what would happen if someone came looking for the man considering that he likely had a family. Her mother told her that people go missing everyday and that he didn't strike her as being a family man. Wrapped in the dinning room carpet, Betty and her mother dumped the man in the sewer pipes that were shutdown decades ago, where her mother used to play as a little girl. After dumping the body, Betty returned home with her mother and the two of them proceeded to wipe the house down of the man's finger prints. After wiping the house down, Betty went to bed. She woke up that following morning to the sound of her alarm. She joined her mother and Chic downstairs for breakfast, dropping her bowl of cereal as someone repeatedly banged at the front door. On the other side was Jughead, hoping to walk her to school.


Betty confronting Chic

The next morning, Alice was taken by surprise with Betty's attack on Chic at the breakfast table after discovering that the shady guy wasn't a client, but rather a drug dealer. In his phone, Betty discovered hundreds of messages from junkies looking for their next fix, including one from Chic the night of the murder. Betty explained that she went back to the dumping site to ensure that no one could see anything from the trail. Considering that Chic lied to them about the shady guy, she began to wonder what else he was lying to them about. Rather than owning up to his lie, Chic looked up to Betty as tears ran down his face though Betty was unsympathetic, telling Chic that no one was buying the water works. Before Betty could continue her pursuit for the truth, Alice pulled her into the hallway to scold her for her recent actions. Alice believed that if she persisted in her ways that they would all be caught. Though, Betty disagreed, reasoning that the only way for them to be caught is if Chic continued to be untruthful.


Betty and Alice going to FP for help

The following night, Betty told Alice about Hal stopping by the house and asking a lot of questions. Although, Betty insisted that he wouldn't be back given that he didn't want to risk his affair with Penelope Blossom being exposed. Considering that they could barely handle keeping her father at bay, Betty began to think that they were in way over their heads. The shady man's car was even parked outside of their house for two days without either of them noticing it. Fortunately, she and Jughead took care of it. However, Betty couldn't stop thinking about the body and who might come looking for it and how many loose ends there are that they weren't even aware of. They needed help, but not from the police. Betty suggested that they go to FP. Alice and Betty arrived at Sunnyside Trailer Park to learn that Jughead had just told FP everything and that he was willing to help because he didn't want the three of them to make the same mistake he made with Jason Blossom.


FP, Alice, Jughead and Betty at Pop's

Alice and Betty sat quietly with Jughead in a booth at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe as FP got rid of the body. FP covered the man in sodium hydroxide before burying him. Once FP returned, he explained that within a week's time, there would be nothing left of the body, not even his teeth. Alice thanked FP for his assistance. She was sorry for pulling Betty in, who then pulled Jughead in. Though, the circle ended with them. All loose ends had been taken care of.[19]


Season 1 Screencaps

Season 2 Screencaps


  1. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (January 26, 2017). "Chapter One: The River's Edge". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
  2. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
  3. Lawrence, Yolonda E. (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 9, 2017). "Chapter Three: Body Double". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 3. The CW.
  4. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Piznarski, Mark (director) (February 16, 2017). "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 4. The CW.
  5. Williams, Tessa Leigh & Zwart, Nicholas (writers) & Adelson, Steve A. (director) (March 2, 2017). "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 6. The CW.
  6. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (March 9, 2017). "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 7. The CW.
  7. Cohen, Julia (writer) & Katzenberg, David (director) (March 30, 2017). "Chapter Eight: The Outsiders". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 8. The CW.
  8. DeWille, James (writer) & Rose, Lee (director) (April 6, 2017). "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 9. The CW.
  9. Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert (writer) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (October 11, 2017). "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 1. The CW.
  10. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (October 18, 2017). "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 2. The CW.
  11. Maxwell, Ross (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (October 25, 2017). "Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 3. The CW.
  12. Lasher, Amanda (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (November 1, 2017). "Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 4. The CW.
  13. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Pressman, Ellen (director) (November 8, 2017). "Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 5. The CW.
  14. Williams, Tessa Leigh & Anderson, Arabella (writers) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (November 15, 2017). "Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 6. The CW.
  15. Lawrence, Yolanda (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (December 6, 2017). "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 8. The CW.
  16. Boucher, Shepard (writer) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (December 13, 2017). "Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 9. The CW.
  17. 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.
  18. Murray, Greg & Turner, Devon (writers) & Araki, Gregg (director) (January 24, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 11. The CW.
  19. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Plec, Julie (director) (February 7, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 13. The CW.