- "It's been a week since the discovery of Jason Blossom's body. But his death would not be the first, nor would it be the last casualty that the town of Riverdale would suffer. The Twilight Drive-In, where I work; my home away from home. A piece of town history is closing for good, just when we needed a place to escape to the most. With Sheriff Keller knocking on every door, and neighbor suspecting neighbor, every day that passes is becoming more like Salem during the witch trials. And meanwhile, the girl next door, our friendly neighborhood Hitchcock blonde, Betty Cooper, was wrestling with the knowledge that her best friend Archie Andrews was caught up in a forbidden romance."
- —Jughead Jones
HOLDING ON — When Jughead learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s past. Elsewhere, Veronica confronts her mother Hermione about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.
- Jughead: "What do you see happening with Grundy, long-term? What do you want?"
- Archie: [sigh] "I want to be with her. I don't know how, but I wanna hang on to what we have for as long as possible."
- Jughead: "Yup. I feel that. I'm trying to hold on to something a lot older than me, too."
- ―Jughead and Archie at school
- Kevin: "Can I borrow the truck for the drive-in?"
- Sheriff Keller: "You got a date?"
- Kevin: "No, I'm going with Veronica."
- Sheriff Keller: "Oh, okay. I mean, is there not a nice gay kid at your school?"
- Kevin: "Yeah, there is. Me."
- ―Kevin and his father about closing night at the Twilight Drive-In
- FP Jones: "They'll tear that booth down, too. Raze the whole place. Send it to the junkyard. And us with it."
- Jughead: "Yeah... Maybe they'll save it, all the pieces. Store it in the town hall attic, and rebuild it in a hundred years. Wonder who the hell we were."
- FP: "Hmm. So where you gonna live now?"
- Jughead: "I'll figure it out, Dad... I always do."
- ―After Jughead spray paints 'Jughead Jones wuz here' on the side of the Twilight Drive-In projection booth
- Ms. Grundy tells Betty that she had once worked independently with a student named Tomoko Yoshido, which is another reference to the comics.
- Jughead is revealed to be homeless and was residing in the Twilight Drive-In up until it's closure.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Joaquin, a member of the Southside Serpents.
- Geraldine Grundy is revealed to be a deceased elderly woman who died 7 years ago. Jennifer Gibson took on her identity when she moved to Riverdale.
- Betty's milkshake order upgrade from old-fashioned vanilla to strawberry may have represented her mental state.
- Betty's diary is reminiscent of the one she owns in the comics.
- The title for the fourth chapter is named after the 1971 film.
- This is marks the first episode where Jason Blossom is not seen in any shape or form. He's only mentioned by Cheryl at the cinema.