Written by Brian E. Paterson and directed by Maggie Kiley, “Riverdale” Season 3 episode 10 titled “Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger” aired on The CW on January 23, 2019. The identity of the Gargoyle King was finally revealed on the episode.
Having successfully infiltrated the Gargoyle Gang, Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner) told Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) about a ceremony that happened the following night in Fox Forest. The plan was for the Serpents to take down the Gargoyle King.
Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) went to jail to get the signature of her father Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro). In exchange for a G&G manual, Hal signed his daughter’s affidavit.
Claiming that he was the Gargoyle King, Hal claimed that he invited everyone to ascension night in the days of the Midnight Club and he was the one who killed Principal Felix Featherheadback (Anthony Michael Hall). But he lied in order to keep his daughter coming back.
Apparently, it was Penelope Blossom (Nathalie Boltt) who told Hal about ascension night. She has been paying him conjugal visits.
The Gargoyle King is Gerald “Tall Boy” Petite (Scott McNeil). “Riverdale” viewers believed Sheriff Michael Minetta (Henderson Wade) when told Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) that Tall Boy was dead.
But there was never a scene that showed the death of Tall Boy. After the Serpents unmask him, he confessed that he was the one who broke into the Cooper house and killed Joaquin DeSantos (Rob Raco) and it was Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) who was calling the shots.
Tall Boy appeared to be a useful asset. Then Jughead found at the bunker the Serpents have killed him apparently in self-defense.
At the end of “Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger, FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) showed up at a Serpent celebration. Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) appointed the new sheriff of Riverdale.
In “Riverdale” Season 3 episode 11 titled “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia,” which will air on The CW on January 30, 2019, Jughead will comes face to face with the alleged mistress of Hiram. Watch the teaser here: