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Note: This post reveals plot points from tonight’s episode of Riverdale. 

From secret long-lost babies to secret potentially fatal board games to not-so-secret turf wars between the north and south sides, Riverdale is full of twists. And it‚Äôs thrown another interesting one into the mix by casting TV host/actress Kelly Ripa to play Hiram Lodge‚Äôs mistress on the hit CW show. Yesterday, Ripa announced via her Instagram that she would be playing an unnamed mistress to the oh-so-slimy Hiram Lodge‚ÄĒplayed by her real-life husband Mark Consuelos‚ÄĒsaying that her casting would be ‚Äúa family affair.‚ÄĚ


But the family reunion doesn‚Äôt stop there! In tonight‚Äôs fourth episode of season three of Riverdale, we get a blast from the past as the parents (played by their kids) get engrossed in a short-lived game of Gryphons and Gargoyles. We see Lili Reinhardt as her mother Alice, Cole Sprouse as his father F.P., KJ Apa as his father Fred‚ÄĒand, yes, even see Michael Consuelos, Mark‚Äôs real-life son, as Hiram. Talk about inception.

It’s hard to imagine when Hiram found time to cheat on Hermione Lodge in between making Archie and Veronica’s (but mostly Archie’s) life a total hell. There’s no word yet on the name of Ripa’s character or when she will show up on the show, but it’s safe to say that she will probably stir up a lot of mayhem.