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If he's dead Hal, I hope in those last moments he suffered.
~ Alice talking about Jason.
I'm terrified. Everytime you walk out that door, everytime I call you, and you don't pick up the phone, my heart stops. But how am I suppose to protect you girls, right, when you go and do this? And then you try to make me the monster!
~ Alice to Betty
Alice Smith is a supporting character in the CW Soap Opera Riverdale. She starts off as a major antagonist in the first season, but she becomes more of an anti-hero as the series progresses. She then appears in the second, third and fourth seasons as a supporting protagonist.
She is portrayed by Mädchen Amick as an adult, and Lili Reinhart as a teenager.
Alice was born and grew up in Riverdale. She attended Riverdale High School. At some point, she started dating Hal Cooper, and they got married later.
Alice is first seen at the Sweetwater River with Hal. Jason Blossom had supposedly drowned, and Alice openly hoped that it was true. Afterwards, she spends the next five episodes or so emotionally abusing and neglecting Betty. She is unwilling to give Betty any information about her sister, Polly, despite Betty's pleads.
Later, when Betty visits Polly at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, it is revealed that Alice and Hal lied to Polly about Jason's death. Polly confronts Alice about this, and Alice claims that she was trying to protect her. Some time later, Alice finds out that Hal attempted to have Polly's unborn kids aborted because they had Blossom blood. She confronts Hal about this, and she kicks him out of the house.
However, Hal reveals that the Cooper family is related to the Blossom family after Polly was sent to live with the Blossoms. Alice, Hal, and Betty confront Clifford and Penelope Blossom about this, and they take Polly back to their house.
Towards the end of the season, Alice hands a USB drive to Sheriff Keller and Mayor McCoy, and the USB reveals that Jason was murdered by Clifford (his own father).
Alice is not a villain in this season, and she spends most of the season trying to discover the true identity of the Black Hood, along with Betty and her friends Archie, Veronica, and Jughead.
After her husband was revealed to be the Black Hood, Alice joined the Farm in order to heal from the emotional trauma. However, Betty becomes suspicious that the Farm is mostly likely a cult, and she witnesses Alice and Polly dropping Polly's kids into a bonfire. Fortunately, this turns out to be a hallucination. After Betty and Jughead are attacked by the Gargoyle King, Alice and FP reveal that they played the game "Gryphons and Gargoyles" back in high school.
While she is portrayed as a kind and caring mother in the comics, Alice is portrayed more villainously in the TV show.