- "I just spent the last 24 hours in the gothic horror story that is Cheryl Blossom's life, and it just reminded me how lucky I am.. to have a mom who protects me."
- —Veronica to Hermione[src]
The mother-daughter relationship between Hermione Lodge and Veronica Lodge is quite strong, and so far, they've shown to deeply care about each other. However, they have been known to fight on occasion.
Hermione and Veronica had lived in New York since Veronica was born. They lived with Hiram Lodge, Veronica's father. After Hiram was arrested for fraud and embezzlement, Hermione and Veronica left the New York City and moved back to Riverdale.
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After Hermione's husband, Veronica's father, Hiram Lodge was incarcerated, mother and daughter moved back to Hermione's hometown of Riverdale. They rolled into town a few days before the start of the school year and took up residence at The Pembrooke, which was the only piece of property Hermione owned solely in her name. While it was a small apartment, Hermione reminded her daughter that it was always about quality. Hermione then introduced Veronica to Smithers, their butler, and wondered if Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe was still open, as she had been craving one of Pop Tate's cheeseburgers all day. Confused, Veronica wondered what a 'chocolate shop' was and why it would sell cheeseburgers.Following Riverdale High School's back-to-school Semi-formal dance, Veronica arrived home early, surprising Hermione, who asked how it was. Veronica dismissively said it was fine, that she was super tired, and laid her head in her mother's lap. Concerned, Hermione brushed her daughter's hair back and asked if everything was okay but Veronica didn't answer. Early the next morning, Hermione and Veronica stood by with many other locals as Jason Blossom's body was pulled from Sweetwater River.
Taking a page from her mother's book, to make amends with Betty after kissing Archie after the semi-formal, Veronica had cupcakes flown in from New York. Her mother always said, there wasn't a wrong that the right cupcake couldn't fix. While initially accepting of Veronica's apology, Betty ultimately couldn't get over what Veronica had done and broke off their burgeoning friendship. With a terrible start to the week unfolding before her, Veronica joined her mother as she waited tables at Pop's, the only place she could find employment, who told her that they were surviving by their wits as that what Lodge women did. She then wondered what Hiram would do if he could see them then and Veronica, in an attempt to cheer up her mother, replied that he would say she looked stunning in her new uniform. Hermione was going for a Joan Crawford-Mildred Pierce look and asked if it was working to which Veronica, amused, replied definitely. Archie then entered the diner with a pick up order for him and his father. Hermione recognized him as Fred's son, and volunteered Archie to walk Veronica home.
- ↑ Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (January 26, 2017). "Chapter One: The River's Edge". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
- ↑ Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.