The Riverdale Rag #018 – Choices

Cecily and Chanda review “The Noose Tightens”, discuss the show’s handling of Cheryl’s conversion therapy, Kevin Keller: Convenient Gay, Cheryl’s bisexuality, and our OTP, #Falice and more. Show notes below.

Stray Observations

  • Nana Rose’s red hair streak represents her life force. The streak was wider and more visible last season, but seems thinner (yet just as bright) this season.
  • “…F.P. and Alice living their serpent dreams…” – Chanda

Show Notes1

Benjamin Bennett (1904–1985) was a well known South African crime writer. He worked as a journalist with the Cape Argus newspaper from 1925 to 1975, as a crime reporter, and subsequently as news editor and finally editor of Argus Action. He was born in Kimberley, South Africa, and was educated at Kimberley Boys’ High School.

Bennett’s prodigious output of books reflects a close involvement, as crime reporter, both at the crime scene and in the courtroom, where his professional life regularly took him, pen and notebook in hand. It is said that, for his insight, he was even consulted by the police for the solving of certain complex cases.

Conversion Therapy

If you’re interested in finding out more about conversion therapy, check out Buzzfeed’s “This Is What Happens When You Undergo Gay Conversion Therapy” or “#BornPerfect: Survivor Stories and Survivor Network” from the National Centre for Lesbian Rights.

News Item

Music Credits

Intro/Outro – Good Morning by LAKEY INSPIRED · Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 · Music provided by Music for Creators


  1. As best as we can tell, Bennett’s book The Noose Tightens is the source of this episode’s title. 

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