Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick) is one of "Riverdale's" most fascinating citizens. While most of the time she comes off as conniving and deliriously evil, "The Outsiders" showed that perhaps underneath all of the venom and grudges, there's something more.
When will viewers see what's actually under Alice's tough skin, though? It's a question we posed to Amick when she stopped by the Screener offices.
"That's one of the great things that Roberto [showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa] and I sat down at the beginning of the season and talked through -- what was Mama Cooper about," the actress reveals. "What's her history? Where's she doing? We really wanted to build her up, and I said the farther you can take her, the more crazy situations you can get her in and the more we hate her, the farther she can fall. He absolutely gets into a lot of history, and explains why Alice Cooper is the way she is."
And unlike finding out whatever happened between Archie and Jughead, we aren't going to have to wait until Season 2 to get those answers.
Amick continues, "Even toward the end of the first season, we get to see a lot of history -- and I hope you feel for her, and understand why she is the way she is."
Of course, it's clear that whatever troubles Alice has to be connected to her family's long-standing blood feud with the Blossoms. Though viewers know a bit about the feud and how it dates back to the founding of Riverdale, as with Alice herself, we've only skimmed the surface of where all of the hate comes from.
"We actually get to learn why they're at war in probably the second to last episode, I think it's revealed," Amick says. "It's pretty twisted and good."
In the meantime, the families had better learn to play nice. With a baby on the way -- and the possibility of twins -- they're going to be tied together for a very long time...
"Riverdale" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.