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Spoiler alert: ‘Riverdale’ reveals family secrets in flashback

The hotly anticipated flashback episode of “Riverdale” dropped, and it’s a doozy. Spoilers below. “The Midnight Club,” traveled back in time to the ’90s, when the Riverdale parents were high schoolers themselves. During their youth, they were privy to a dark secret connected to the town’s current string of murders stemming from a sinister role-playing game (don’t ask). The gimmick: each young star of the CW series plays the teen version of their parent. Since most of the River-adults are ‘90s stars, this gives KJ Apa (who plays Archie) a chance to do his best impression of Luke Perry circa “Beverly Hills 90210,” and Lili Reinhart (Betty) channels a “Twin Peaks” era Madchen Amick (who plays Alice). The episod ...