Watch out, Hermione: There might be a fresh target on your back.
Next Wednesday on Riverdale (The CW, 8/7c), Kelly Ripa — Mark Consuelos’ real-life wife — guest-stars as Hiram’s alleged mistress Ms. Mulwray. And based on the first-look photo above, she’s not messing around, confidently clutching a pistol during what we hope is a friendly chat with Jughead. Consuelos’ character Hiram did take a bullet in this week’s episode… could Ms. Mulwray be the shooter?
Consuelos shared his excitement about working with his wife again — he and Ripa first met while co-starring on the ABC soap All My Children — with TVLine during a recent set visit: “I’m really excited about her coming on the show. She’s always great to work with. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a chance to work together, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Marisol Nichols, who plays Hiram’s wife Hermione, added that the reveal of Hiram’s mistress is actually “not surprising” to Hermione: “They have an interesting relationship… It’s going to be fun, but it’s not going to be as shocking as you might think for Hermione.”
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Elsewhere in the episode, titled “The Red Dahlia,” “Betty works with a surprising ally to piece together clues about a series of deaths in the town” and “a spiraling Archie sets out on a new path,” per the network’s description.
Check out the gallery to the right — or click here for direct access — for a sneak peek at next week’s Riverdale, and then hit the comments and share your theories: Who shot Hiram? (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman)