with hardly any set dates or times and just a whole lot of guessing basically
WARNING: If you have not yet watched episode 7, go and watch that before reading this because it contains SPOILERS!
Alright, have fun with my DIY timeline for Jason Blossom’s life leading up to July 4th and the murder investigation following.
Jason and Polly start dating and sleep together. The “Playbook” is updated with the entry “Jason | 2 | Polly Cooper (9) - shy reserved girl | 1 |”
(The entries seem to have been written out like “Team Member | some form of identifying number? (Jason was 2, Moose was 3, Reggie was 4, etc.) | Girl (points she’s worth) | no. of girls involved | possibly dates?”)
Jason and Polly continue to date. From what we can see the “Playbook” is updated with the entry “Jason | 2 | Polly… again bro? (-2) for feelings”.
(Presumably the full entry goes something like “Jason | 2| Polly… again bro? (-2) for feelings. (7) | 1 | possibly a date.”)
According to Trev Brown, Jason and Polly had been dating a few weeks when Jason’s behaviour changed. He apparently became secretive, stopped hanging out with Trev, and stopped returning his calls. Trev says that Jason began selling all of his stuff for cash, then he heard that Jason was dealing drugs (”…weed, pills, whatever. I don’t know for sure because by then he stopped talking to me.” - Trev Brown about Jason Blossom, Episode 5.)
Jason and Polly get engaged, either before Jason starts acting strange or after. Polly is given an engagement ring that’s been in the Blossom family for generations (but was not given to Penelope when she married Cliff Blossom for some reason).
The Cooper parents are vehemently against the engagement (Hal Cooper tells Betty he hates the Blossom family for an old blood feud, and that he wouldn’t let a Blossom “steal” his daughter).
According to Polly, the Blossom parents forced Jason to break up with Polly.
Polly tells Jason that she’s pregnant with his child, they make a plan together to run away and start a new life.
JULY 4TH ROUGHLY 6AM-7AM Jason and Cheryl go to Sweetwater River to fake his accidental death. Polly attempts to leave the Cooper residence with her luggage but is intercepted and forcibly taken to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy home for “troubled youths”.
JULY 11TH Jason Blossom is shot in the head after having been held captive for a week (ligature marks on his wrists tell us that he was bound prior to his death).
Jason’s body contained “hints of cryo-nectrotic preservation.” Perhaps his body was stored in a freezer until his killer/s decided they’d had enough time to cover their tracks.
Riverdale High School recommences after summer break (ROUGHLY EARLY SEPTEMBER) and hosts a back to school dance, after which (presumably between the hours of 12AM and 6AM) Kevin Keller and Moose Mason discover Jason’s body washed up on the bank of Sweetwater River, wearing the same clothes he was wearing on the 4th of July and with a bullet wound in his head.
That morning (presumably roughly 6AM) the police take Jason’s body away, watched by the Coopers (minus Polly), the Blossoms, Archie and Fred Andrews, Reggie Mantle, Kevin Keller, Veronica and Hermione Lodge, Jughead Jones, presumably Moose Mason, and other unnamed town members.
“on Monday the autopsy on Jason’s body would take place” = the autopsy reveals marbling of the veins (I believe this is a normal in the decomposition process), signs of scavenger activity (likely due to fish from Sweetwater River), and more interestingly, ligature marks on Jason’s wrists as well as hints of cry-necrotic preservation (AKA: Jason’s wrists were bound prior to his death, and after his death his body was frozen). In episode 3 Penelope Blossom says “he [Jason] was tortured and shot and thrown in the river like a piece of garbage.”
“on Tuesday, halfway through 5th period, the first arrest would be made” = Cheryl Blossom is taken in for questioning halfway through 5th period on Tuesday to explain why she told the police Jason had drowned on the 4th of July.
Archie comes forward about having heard a gunshot on the morning Jason disappeared; however, that gunshot was coincidental and had nothing to do with Jason.
Several things are revealed about Grundy. Grundy arrived in Riverdale the year before the events of series one, when she arrived she worked on individual studies with two students, one of them being Jason. Betty searches for Grundy online and only finds an elderly woman named Geraldine Grundy who died 7 years prior, all of Grundy’s social media accounts were made the year she came to Riverdale. Betty and Veronica discover a Minnesota drivers license for Jennifer Gibson and a gun in Grundy’s car. Grundy claims to be hiding from an abusive ex-husband, before she is kicked out of town by Alice Cooper.
The Keller residence is broken into. Sheriff Keller’s murder wall is torn down, evidence, background checks, and taped interviews are all stolen.
Kevin Keller recreates the Sheriff’s murder wall from memory in the Riverdale High news room with Betty and Jughead.
Betty goes on a date with Trev Brown to gather information about Jason (Trev sees the gang’s DIY murder wall). Trev tells Betty about the change he saw in Jason after he started dating Polly, and about the rumours of Jason selling drugs.
Jason’s funeral commences. Rose Blossom, Jason’s grandmother, reveals to Betty and Jughead that Polly and Jason were engaged to be married. Rose also reveals that she had given Polly her ring (presumably her engagement ring), which had been in the Blossom family for generations (for some reason Penelope never got the ring).
Betty confronts her father Hal about Polly and Jason’s engagement, it’s revealed that Hal knew and severely disapproved. Hal claims that Cheryl and Jason’s great grandfather killed Betty and Polly’s great grandfather, that the Blossom family stole the Coopers profit and that he would die before letting them “steal” his daughter. It is revealed that Hal Cooper was the one who broke into the Keller residence and stole evidence.
Betty and Jughead discover where Polly has been sent to live, the Sisters of Quiet Mercy home for troubled youths. The pair goes there, and Betty discovers that Polly is pregnant with Jason’s child. Betty hears the story of how Jason’s parents forced him to break up with her, but that she and Jason had a plan to run away. Polly tells Betty that Jason had stashed a car on Route 40 nearby a welcome sign to Maple Town, under the impression that Jason is still alive and knows that her parents sent her to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Betty tells Polly that Jason isn’t okay and Polly connects the dots. Alice Cooper then arrives to take Betty home.
Betty and Jughead find the car Jason had stashed. Inside the car is suitcases, Jason’s letter man jacket, and a substantial amount of drugs. The pair take photographs of the evidence and then leave to tell Sheriff Keller about the find. When Sheriff Keller arrives at the car however, the vehicle is ablaze, having been set on fire between the time when Betty and Jughead left the car and the time when they came back with Keller in tow.
EPISODE 7 UPDATE:
Polly runs away from the Sisters of Quiet Mercy and hides in the attic of the Cooper residence.
A town manhunt ensues for Polly Cooper, in which Penelope Blossom and Alice Cooper clash.
The Coopers reveal the truth about Polly’s pregnancy to the press in order to disqualify suspicions that Polly murdered Jason and set the car alight.
Betty finds Polly in the attic and vows to help her find a safe place to stay and money for medical care.
Jason’s parents and Cheryl come to Betty offering monetary and emotional support for Polly. Betty arranges a meeting with the Blossoms and Polly at Pop’s, until Cheryl arrives alone and tells Polly that the Blossoms want to get rid of her.
Jughead gets arrested on circumstantial evidence and questioned for an alibi he refuses to give. Fred Andrews provides Keller with a false alibi for Jughead claiming that he was working for him during the week of the 11th of July. Fred and Archie forge documents to back up this claim.
It is revealed that Jughead’s dad FP Jones has Jason’s letter man jacket (likely from the Route 40 car? Unless Jason had multiple letter man jackets) in his closet.
And that’s pretty much it until Episode 8 airs.
(I’ve purposefully excluded most of the characters personal drama unless I thought it related to Jason Blossom’s murder. I included the stuff about Grundy’s fake identity and stuff because she’s a pretty strong suspect in my eyes (I have my theories about her). I may have neglected to include some stuff purely by accident though so there’s that.)
Have fun driving yourself crazy with a fictional murder guys, I know I will!
Hey guys! I told you it would be up today :) Okay I said tomorrow yesterday, and the clock is 11.45pm in Sweden. Maybe it’s the July 12th for some of you, but the time difference will always be a problem. Anyway, this one is longer and I really hope you like it!
If you haven’t read the story, you can find the other parts here:
I woke up late that morning, because my party went on for a long time. I thought and hoped I would wake up to a text from the girl I missed more than anything in this world and I had. Or I had probably gotten the text at the party, just that I didn’t check my phone all the time, because I wanted to remember that evening.
“Never ever in my wildest dreams” I would have said if someone told me I would write this much lyrics to an album. But I had gotten my heart broken for real this time. The women I loved had walked away from me. At first I was mad, and that’s why I gave out My Way and why the whole twitter thing happened. Today, well let’s just say I miss her. And that’s why I gave out Faking It. Other songs and parts of songs on the album is also about her, us and our relationship, but Faking It is probably the song that mean the most to me, because I’m actually telling the world about my feelings and love for her.
I clicked up the text and read “Why didn’t you tell me?” That was all. No more, nothing less. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed. But maybe this meant she still loved me and wished I would have told her.
“Mates, guess who texted me” I wrote to my closest group of friends. I layed there in bed and just smiled. Maybe, just maybe I had a chance. Wow, you sound like a little boy who just got laid, I thought to myself. But this was so much more. This could change my life!
“I would have said Taylor, but I don’t think she said she loves you when she just landed in Rhode Island with her new boyfriend. And yeah, sorry ‘bout that bro…”
WHAT? WITH HER NEW BOYFRIEND? I knew about the rumors, I was so jealous when I found out, but I guess I didn’t believed it. I guess I couldn’t believe that Taylor dated a guy like that. A guy that lived with his fu*king parents at the age of 26 or however old he was. He looked like a kid, but I knew Taylor liked boys like that, just look at her exes. I only thought she might had gone over to the more mature looking guys at this age, after Tom and I. Well, maybe it was for the best. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be, but I wanted her. I knew it sounded childish, but I wanted her all to myself. So I searched on the internet for “Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Rhode Island” and it seemed like they had landed there together. Or at least they both were there.
I got mad, I wanted her. And I couldn’t lose her to someone like that. I had a hard time dealing with her fame, but how in the world could he handle it. He’s probably a nice person, but let’s face it, right now he’s a nobody. Wait, he’s a nobody, so he’s probably only using her, and she will go in 100% for that damn relationship, like she always does. But I just know he can’t handle it! He will break her heart and she will give up on true love, adopt a baby and just let it all go. She will love that child more than anything in the world, but she will be alone forever, and so will I.
A tear fell down from my face. I couldn’t think about Taylor and I not having babies. We had talked about that so many times. How our kids would be really tall and the cutest kids that ever walked on this planet. But maybe she would have kids with him, Joe. Or maybe she would adopt. She talked about having kids all the time when we were together and how she wanted a big family. She’s 30 in a few years, so she will probably feel more pressure now. Because she always told me she wanted to wait, just a little bit longer. I wish she had forgotten a pill or something like that, because then we would have gone in for saving our relationship more than we did. We both just gave up. But today, I can’t help wondering why.
I took up my phone to text Ellie and ask about Joe and the 4th. I wanted to do it, but in a way I didn’t. I was scared. Scared to find out that Taylor is with another guy and that it might be something serious between them. Also scared of Ellie annoying me over it, because I just know she wouldn’t shut up if I tell her.
“Hey! Are you going to Tay’s 4th of July party and do you know if Joe is going?” I wrote and then pressed send. I wanted to know, but I knew it would hurt me. I’m usually the strong man who doesn’t cry and sh*t like that, but after losing Taylor, I cried like a baby.
“Someone is jealous, huh? She’s just having a small thing this year, because pretty much everyone has plans. I don’t know if I’m going or not, but to the important question, yes, he is!”
I couldn’t believe it. Or I knew it was possible, that she actually moved on, don’t care about my songs, but the whole internet….wait, I have to check what they had to say about it! Because of the fact that it was really late and not morning at all when I woke up it was a lot of things said. People loved the album, which made me happy. And on tumblr, well let’s just say everyone understood Faking It was about her, so they understood that I still love her. I clicked on her profile and saw that she hadn’t posted or liked anything in a long time. And tumblr used to be her favorite place to spend time on, well I guess it wasn’t anymore. Maybe she didn’t care, but maybe it would actually hurt her to go on Tumblr again and maybe that’s the reason to why she stays away.
Anyway, I have to get her back. I have to do whatever it takes to get her back. Not just because of the great sex or that she’s really beautiful, but also because she inspired me, gave me hope, made me happy, was my best friend and really did make me a better person, a better man. But apparently I wasn’t good enough. But my whole world had fallen in pieces when she left me and I had to get my life back.
I got another text from Ellie, it said “But I don’t know if they are a thing or not. I can ask if you’re wondering….”
What could I possible answer? I went on social medias a bit longer and then I found something that broke my heart a bit. Me standing and talking with Aarika and looking at her boobs. WHY DID YOU LOOK AT HER BOOBS ADAM? WHY? I asked myself. People on the internet thought we were back together and some said that we probably were friends with benefits. Maybe this was my chance. If I make Taylor jealous, maybe she would feel like she have to fight for me. Well that’s a great idea.
“Okey thanks, but no I have Aarika now.” I texted back to Ellie. I wanted her to ask, but if Taylor actually was together with Joe, she would understand that I still love her and would probably just think it was sad, that I couldn’t get over her, so my plan have to work.
I decided to call Aarika and some of my boys, to ask if they wanted to come over and if Aarika and I were snapped in a picture together, or if she just were seen in my house, I knew Taylor would be jealous, or that will say if she still have feelings for me.
I took one plane and Joe another, but we met up on the airport in Rhode Island. I hugged him and said “Thanks for coming”. He smiled and then answered “well, the pleasure is mine”. We walked over to my driver. On the drive to my RI house we talked about everything between heaven and earth. Including Adam’s new album, and especially Faking It. Joe thought it was as clear as I, the song was about me.
I just needed to hear it from people, to don’t feel crazy. He said he loved me, but then stared at another girls boobs. Other people would probably just say “yeah, he’s a dj. That’s why!” But Adam was nothing like that when we were together, and that’s what make me so unsure about it all. I mean, I recorded some beautiful love songs about me and Adam and our relationship, I wrote the songs when we were together, so of course they are happy. Maybe this was just one of those songs. But would he really write it from a watching back perspective and answer some of the things from my songs I’ve given out about him?
When we got to my house I gave Joe a house tour and showed him his room. It was pretty close to mine, just in case he would get lost or something like that (It’s a big house 😂).
I gave him some time to pack up, and when he did that I decided to make us some tea and looked after the cookies I baked yesterday that I had in my suitcase. The best thing with having a lot of houses is probably that you don’t have to bring too much. Because I have clothes, games and my typical 4th of July things there already. So I only had to bring the most important things and of course something nice to eat on the flight and after landing, that will say, before I have time to cook or bake something.
Joe came down just when the tea was ready. So we walked outside and sat behind my house, not to make it too obvious and not showing too much. Maybe some fans would see us and take a picture, but we didn’t mind. It would just be wonderful for my plan.
After we had drinking the tea and when the cookies were in our stomachs instead of the plate we decided to watch a movie and then he decided to go to bed, he was really tired because of the time difference.
When I had some time over I went up to my bedroom, and took up my phone from the suitcase. I had a new text from Abi, also a new picture. I opened it up. It was a picture that one of Adam’s friends had posted on his private Snapchat of Adam, Aarika and two other guys playing billiard. He stood behind her, holding his arms around her body to show her how to do it “the right way”. He used to do that with me too. I was usually the one who won our games, but I liked it because I felt so close to him. Our friends always said something like “ohh you two, get a room” when he did it in front of people. Because it was just so much chemistry and maybe some sexual attention too. I missed that. But now she was the one who stood in front of him and not me. It made me sad, but at the same time angry. Why did he do this? He didn’t even look into the camera, so he probably didn’t even knew the picture was taken. He was probably just in love with her, but he can’t be. Because he should be in love with me!
For those of you wondering, Derrick Bateman didn’t make the list of patriotic wrestling gear posted earlier because the man currently known as Ethan Carter III was the most American wrestler of all time. This is what happens when you mess with Derrick Bateman. This is what happens when you mess with his America(n flag pants). Completely reasonable. See you never.
My first year of high school was my best, weeb story included. We’ll call the weeaboo “Mariku,” which is the name he gave himself. To give you an idea, he’s black with glasses, cornrows, and a slightly chubby face. He would make fun of black culture and its stereotypes, despite being black. He also despised America and everything within it. The 4th of July was a day of ruin.
He often wore dark, baggy clothing that was affiliated with anime in some way. He was a big fan of Naruto, specifically Sasuke. He had a sketchbook where he would practice manga style drawing and spoke of his dream to move to Japan to become a famous manga artist.
The year before this story took place, he had an obsession with a girl who watched anime, but was not a weeb. When she rejected him, he took drastic measures. I remember sitting in algebra class when someone burst in from the science room next door and shouted “Mariku’s trying to kill himself with a pencil!” We all laughed.
Now, the real story. My grade went on a field trip to a plane museum. The students were split into smaller groups and assigned tour guides. One of my friends and Mariku just so happened to be put into my group. I think my group wasn’t particularly interested in the planes, but I would listen to my guide every so often. Once we had reached the World War II section, Mariku was huffing ahead of everyone with his messenger bag bouncing away at his side. My tour guide was trying to call him back. Once Mariku was united with us again, an intriguing conversation happened between him and the tour guide. I will try to write it to the best of my memory, with M being Mariku and TG being the guide.
M: Why exactly did America bomb Japan?
TG: What do you mean?
M: Well, they did nothing wrong.
TG: Are you serious? Pearl Harbor?
M: America deserved it.
TG: …I’m not having this conversation with you right now.
The tour guide was old and patriotic so I imagine she was very offended. My friend says she experienced second hand embarrassment. I, on the other hand, was in a state of being where I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. Every time I think about it, I cringe. I hope someday Mariku can be cured.
I went to Atlanta for the 4th of July and I didnt want to be covered in clothing. So, I wore less as possible. My jersey was very light weight and perfect for that day. Also, my high waisted shorts and kds.