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"Make sure those two turtledoves come to my after-party. Veronica too. I'm in the mood for chaos."
—Cheryl Blossom[src]

Cheryl Blossom is a main character on Riverdale. She is portrayed by Madelaine Petsch.

Cheryl is a student and the self-proclaimed Queen Bee at Riverdale High School, as well as the twin sister of Jason Blossom, who mysteriously died at Sweetwater River on July 11th.

Character descriptionEdit

Rich, entitled and never accountable. Cheryl Blossom is a manipulative mean girl who kills with kindness, she recently lost her twin brother in a mysterious accident.[1]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Cheryl Blossom was born and raised in Riverdale alongside her twin brother Jason to Cliff and Penelope Blossom. The Blossom family have an ongoing feud with the Cooper family, and Jason's involvement with the Cooper's oldest daughter Polly didn't help. Cheryl is the most popular student at Riverdale High School as well as captain of the River Vixens. She is close friends with Josie McCoy. But she was closer to no one, than she was Jason, he always protected her, when they were younger, Cheryl always insisted on having a separate birthday despite the fact that she and Jason were twins, until one year, he randomly recommended that they combine their birthdays into one. It wasn't until years later that Cheryl discovered the reason for this, which was that no one would come to her birthday, so he protected her, and not just from that one incident, but their entire lives.

Season 1Edit

Just after dawn, on the 4th of July, Cheryl, and her twin brother Jason, drove out to Sweetwater River for an early morning boat ride. However, the trip did not go as planned. Cheryl somehow ended up on the river's edge, soaking wet. Luckily, she was found by Dilton Doiley, the leader of the Riverdale Boy Scouts. According to Cheryl, she dropped a glove in the water, and when Jason tipped the boat when he reached down to get it, he panicked and drowned. In the following week, as school began, Cheryl announced that they would not be cancelling the back-to-school semi-formal, despite Jason's death; instead, it would be used as a method of healing, and celebrating Jason's life. However, not even the death of her own brother could keep Cheryl from resorting to her conniving ways. In the mood for chaos, Cheryl invited Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge to her after-party. She forced Archie and Veronica into playing Seven Minutes in Heaven, knowing it would upset Betty. Later that evening, Jason's body was discovered, revealing he had been shot.[2] Cheryl reacted to this discovery with horror and devastation.

After sending out a school-wide message that she would not rest until Jason's death was avenged, Cheryl was confronted in the class by Tina Patel and Ginger Lopez on the details she gave of the mysterious drowning. She told them what she told the police; that they both fell into the water, she made it to the shore, he didn't, and that was all she knew. At the Cooper house, Cheryl apologized to Betty for treating her so poorly; she was angry after the break up of Polly and Jason, so she took out her frustration on Betty. The conversation quickly took a turn for the worse as Cheryl steered towards Polly-specific questions, such as if she knew Jason was dead. Betty wondered why Cheryl was suddenly so concerned, to which Cheryl replied, someone shot her brother, and she believed Polly could be the culprit. Betty exploded, telling Cheryl to leave or else she'd kill her. The night of the Pep Rally, Cheryl raced off the stage crying after seeing Archie in Jason's jersey, which triggered a memory of him. As Veronica attempted to comfort her, Cheryl said Jason was supposed to come back. The next day at school, the results of Jason's autopsy came back and directed the police to Cheryl. It was revealed that Jason did not die on July 4th, as previously thought, but a week later. Cheryl was then arrested by Sheriff Keller, admitting she was "guilty" of something. [3]

When questioned by police, Cheryl clarified that she wasn't guilty of Jason's murder, but she was guilty of lying about what happened on July 4th. She revealed that Jason wanted to leave Riverdale for good, and so they faked his death to ensure nobody would come after him. He was supposed to contact her when he made it to a safe place, but he never did. The last time Cheryl saw him alive was when she said goodbye to him on the shore of Greendale. She had no idea what had happened to him after that, or how he ended up dead. She did, however, hear a mysterious gunshot on July 4th, which was later backed up by Archie. She was then pulled away from the police by her furious parents.

Cheryl encountered Betty and Veronica plotting to take revenge on certain members of the football team for slutshaming them. When told they had a book listing their conquests, she was disbelieving, certain that Jason would have told her about it if it was true. When they stole the book, though, she discovered that Jason had not only known about it but had participated, as Polly Cooper's name was listed in the book. This forced her to revaluate her opinion of her brother, and she apologized to Betty for his actions as they burned the book together.[4]

In the days leading up to her brother's memorial, Cheryl took it upon herself to writer Jason's eulogy, however, she fell asleep on his bed while doing so. In her dream, like a Gothic heroine, Cheryl slowly made her way down the steps of her family mansion into the room where Jason's memorial would be held. Upon opening the coffin, Cheryl discovered that Jason was no longer inside, but the roofing of his coffin was riddled with bloody scratch marks, she turned around to see a ghostly-looking Jason inching towards her, but she soon woke up. Immediately after waking up, her mother, who stood in the doorway, banned Cheryl from sleeping in Jason's room, and writing the eulogy, Penelope surmised that Cheryl would only embarrass the family. At school, Cheryl formally invited Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and Kevin to Thornhill for Jason's memorial that upcoming weekend, to her surprise, the Lodges were invited.

Shortly after giving out the invitations, she was approached by Veronica, who wanted to end their petty rivalry, so in a gesture of good faith, Cheryl invited Veronica to her sleepover. In the following days, Veronica would come to stay at Cheryl's, as they agreed, but they first had to go through a very uncomfortable diner with her family. Afterwards, Veronica asked Cheryl why she didn't invite her best friends, Tina and Ginger, Cheryl explained that they weren't the ones who helped her after the panic attack she had at the pep-rally. She then went on to talk about Jason, she said everything about his death had been extremely public, some saying he got what he deserved, others saying he didn't, Cheryl just wanted to let everyone know that she's sorry, and that Jason deserved a better family than what he got. Veronica encouraged Cheryl to do the eulogy against her parents wishes, even though they'd kill her if she did.

The day of the memorial had finally arrived, Cheryl changed into the all white outfit she wore the day she and Jason went over Sweetwater River. She began the memorial with a few words for Jason, she claimed that when she put the dress on, it made her feel connected to him, she then told the guest about her and Jason's life together. Cheryl wished that she had protected him that day at the river, she held onto his coffin, as she apologized for failing to do so, Veronica then came up to the podium, and hugged Cheryl. She was then escorted to her room by her mother, Penelope is furious with Cheryl's disobedience, in return she would take Cheryl off the River Vixens, the former River Vixen captain was left on her bed, in tears. She later watched from afar as Jason was put into the ground in the old Thornnhill cemetery. [5]

Cheryl learned from Ginger that Polly Cooper had escaped the Sisters of Quiet Mercy group home, she offered this information to her mother in exchange for her position back on the River Vixens. With Polly escaping the group home on the same night that Jason's car was set on fire, Cheryl surmised that Polly lit the flame in order to cover her tracks, as she was Jason's killer. However, before arriving at the Sheriff Station, Cheryl first tweeted this information out to her followers; #PollyCooperKilledMyBrother, #NoWhereToHide, and #SharpenYourPitchforks. In effort to find Polly, the Blossom family organized a witch hunt throughout Eversgreen Forest, where they ran into the Coopers, whom Cheryl confronted with her theory of Polly being the murderer. That evening, the Coopers held a press conference, much to Cheryl's surprise, they revealed to the entire town that Polly was pregnant with Jason's child.

Season 1 Episode 7 In a Lonely Place Cheryl at Pop's shoppe

Cheryl at Pop's shoppe

The next day, Cheryl came to Betty, ready to help with the baby in whatever way she could, unfortunately, Betty didn't want her help, as Cheryl had painted Polly as crazy, which Cheryl did not deny, saying that Polly was crazier than a serial killer on bath salts. Betty eventually gave in, informing Cheryl that Polly needed money for a home and medical supplies, Cheryl explained that Jason's child was a game changer, and that her parents would be more than willing to help as well. That night, Cheryl arranged a meeting between her parents and Betty at Pop's shoppe, where they backed up Cheryl's earlier comments of the Blossoms wanting to help Polly. Back at Thornhill, Cheryl was asked by her mother if she had ever seen Polly actually take drugs, which was a question in reference to Cheryl's previous statement of Polly being a party girl. Following an unsettling conversation with her mother, Cheryl met up with Polly and Betty to warn them of her parents ill intentions. [6]

Physical appearanceEdit

Cheryl is a beautiful young teenager with slim body shape, standing somewhere between 5'5 and 5'6. One of her most notable features is her gorgeous, long, wavy ginger-red hair. She also has dark brown eyes, full lips and rather pale skin. Undeniably, red lipstick is a signature part of her makeup look. Along with that, Cheryl is really fashionable as well. From what we've seen so far, she usually wears modern, colorful dresses and skirts which show off her slender figure. In particular, Cheryl tends to favor red clothes.

PersonalityEdit

Cheryl embraces the typical mean girl/queen bee persona, she walks around the school as if it belongs to her, and she won't hesitate to contest anyone who believes differently, thriving off the fear and intimidation she traffics in from her fellow classmates. Her more notable personality traits range from shallow, to vain, to conceited. She's unquestionably self-absorbed, Cheryl concerns herself with her appearance, first and foremost, rarely ever thinking about anyone other than herself, Jason may be the one exception to this. She appears to have genuinely loved her brother, more than anything, so she claims. Cheryl isn't as horrid as she would like people to believe, she can be kind, and she does have a softer side, following her relationships with Jason, she's very close with Josie McCoy, the two ladies are seemingly best friends, so when one calls in a favor, the other will back them up.

RelationshipsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season 1Edit

TriviaEdit

  • Cheryl's Twitter handle is @CherylBombshell. She has recently started tweeting.[8]
  • In the comics Cheryl & Jason attended Pembrooke Academy, which is now the name of the building where Veronica and Hermione live.

GalleryEdit

ImagesEdit

See also: Category:Images of Cheryl Blossom

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ‘Riverdale’ CW Pilot Finds Cheryl Blossom - Deadline
  2. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (January 26, 2017). "Chapter One: The River's Edge". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
  3. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
  4. Lawrence, Yolonda E. (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 9, 2017). "Chapter Three: Body Double". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 3. The CW.
  5. Maxwell, Ross (writer) & Warn, Jesse (director) (February 23, 2017). "Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 5. 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. RIVERDALE NEWS! (@CWRiverdaleNews) on Twitter
  8. Riverdale's Cheryl Blossom Twitter Account Is Real - ComicBook.com

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