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The husband and wife relationship between Hiram and Hermione Lodge is quite complicated due to the former's arrest and imprisonment. Due to Hiram's business deals that he made, he was arrested for fraud and embezzlement. As a result after his arrest Hermione was forced to leave New York with their daughter Veronica and move back to Riverdale.

Hiram can be very persistent when it comes to getting what he want. When he needed his wife to testify for his court trail he even went so far as black mailing her into doing his bidding. Since his arrival back in Riverdale, it appears that Hiram and Hermione are on the same page lately when it comes to business. As it seems that they both have some sort of plan laid out for the Southside of town, needing the people of Riverdale to make a decision at Town Hall on the faith of the Southside, before they carry out their plans. To do this, they require some sort of conflict to be created.

HistoryEdit

Hiram and Hermione married each other and moved to New York City, where they had a child, daughter Veronica. However, shortly before the start of the series, Hiram was arrested and charged with multiple counts of embezzlement and fraud and subsequently incarcerated. While awaiting his trial, Hermione moved herself and her daughter back to her hometown of Riverdale.

Throughout Riverdale Edit

Season 1Edit

Shortly after Hermione arrived in Riverdale, Hiram had a duffel bag filled with a large sum of money sent to The Pembrooke. The money was to be used by Hermione to pay off the Mayor, Sierra McCoy, as well as the Southside Serpents, who Hiram had hired to decrease the value of the land the Twilight Drive-In was built on. This was so Lodge Industries could purchase the land, a prime piece of Riverdale real estate, at a cheaper price. Hiram was a business man. He saw an opportunity, and he took it. Old Riverdale was dying out, he and Hermione were just helping it along. The only way the Lodges could regain their wealth, was through business opportunities such as the drive-in.[1]

After witnessing her mother kissing Fred Andrews, Veronica asked if she'd be getting a divorce from Hiram. Hermione, while sorry that Veronica was witness to the kiss, had no idea what would happen once Hiram returned. Her relationship with Hiram was complicated.

To award Andrews Construction the contract for the new development of the drive-in's land, Hermione needed Veronica's signature, as she had been designated a legal officer of Lodge Industries when Hiram had been arrested. Hiram had already hired a less than legit crew to helm the development, and Hermione needed two out of three signatories to change that. However, Veronica refused, so Hermione forged her signature, angering Veronica when she found out.[2]

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Veronica and Hermione call Hiram in prison.

After forging Veronica's signature, Veronica refused to play nice with her mother and began acting out. To make things right with her daughter, the two negotiated terms. Hermione told Veronica that Hiram had made some decisions which distanced him from Hermione, and that she now had to make her own decisions and move forward with her life. She asked Veronica to accept her affair with Fred Andrews until they got more information. In return, Veronica demanded she tell Hiram about forging her signature, which Hermione agreed to. As promised, with Veronica at her side, Hermione called Hiram in prison and told him the truth about the contract with Andrews Construction, and how she forged her daughter's signature.[3]

According to FP Jones, after discovering that his wife was having an affair with Fred Andrews, having been tipped off by an unknown someone, Hiram hired several guys from Montréal where he was incarcerated, to come down and trash Andrews Construction.[4]

Season 2Edit

After the arrival of Hiram, Hermione was very forgiving and accepting of him by welcoming him back home, as if nothing even happened. Meanwhile, their daughter Veronica wasn't so forgiving of her fathers past mistakes. During one of their family discussions, Veronica even confronted her mother, Hermione, as she showed her the letter that her father, Hiram, wrote to her. Threatening her and her mother if she didn't give her statement. After Hermione saw the letter, she covered for Hiram, as she told Veronica that she wrote the letter herself, to convince her to testify for her father. However, it appears that Hermione is in league with Hiram, as Veronica pointed out to the both of them, that they were made for each other.[5]

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Hiram having a brief chat with Hermione

Back at the Pembrooke, Hermione and Hiram were getting ready to have diner with Veronica and her boyfriend Archie. Hermione was standing in front of a glass mirror where she was putting on her pearl earrings. She spotted Hiram after he was finished getting ready, asking him if he could zip her dress up for her, which he was more then happy to oblige her request. While he was zipping her up, he informed Hermione that he overheard her conversation that she had earlier with Veronica, where they were in the dining room. He told Hermione that within their apartment, sound carried, even in his study with the door closed, he could hear her and Veronica in the dining room, as if they were all together in the same room. He continued to inform her that if she wanted to burn down her relationship with their daughter, it's her business, however, warning Hermione to never, ever try to poison Veronica against him. Asking her if she heard him clearly, Hermione agreed. Before leaving the room, he compliment her that she looked nice.[6]

Quotes Edit

Hermione: "I didn't know we were in the charity business."
Hiram: "Oh, we're not. As of five minutes ago we, uh, own this diner. In exchange for silence, I told Tate he could stay on as manager."
Hermione: "Nice to have you back, Hiram."
Hiram: "Hermione, thank you for saying you wrote that letter. Veronica never would have forgiven me for that. Once again, your loyalty knows no bounds."
―Hermione and Hiram[src]

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Piznarski, Mark (director) (February 16, 2017). "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 4. The CW.
  2. Williams, Tessa Leigh & Zwart, Nicholas (writers) & Adelson, Steve (director) (March 2, 2017). "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 6. The CW.
  3. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (March 9, 2017). "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 7. The CW.
  4. Cohen, Julia (writer) & Katzenberg, David (director) (March 30, 2017). "Chapter Eight: The Outsiders". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 8. The CW.
  5. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (October 18, 2017). "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 2. The CW.
  6. Maxwell, Ross (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (October 25, 2017). "Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 3. The CW.

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