Riverdale is again on the CW for season 5, and it’s diving into Archie and the gang’s previous trauma. Jughead and Betty appeared like end-game in highschool. However with all their emotional baggage, will the two attempt to rekindle their romance this season?
‘Riverdale’ Season 5 reveals why Jughead and Betty misplaced contact
Throughout the first 4 seasons of Riverdale, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) have been highschool sweethearts who appeared to be inseparable. However in the closing days of their senior 12 months, Betty developed emotions for Archie (KJ Apa) and kissed him.
Archie and Betty stored the hookup a secret from Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead. However when the two lastly fessed up, Jughead was understandably heartbroken.
The couple determined to take a break as they left Riverdale and headed off to varsity. However as we discovered with the seven-year time-jump featured in the first episodes of season 5, Jughead and Betty didn’t be in contact.
And in “Chapter Eighty-Seven: Strange Bedfellows,” Betty lastly reveals why she and Jughead disconnected. When speaking to Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) and Jessica (Phoebe Miu), she performs a nasty voicemail he left her two years earlier than.
“You’re a cold, fake, duplicitous b****,” Jughead says in the message, after berating Betty for hooking up with Archie. “And once people read my book, everyone’s gonna see that.”
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Bughead shippers could be ready to see Jughead and Betty rekindle their romance. Nevertheless it doesn’t appear to be that’s going to occur anytime quickly. Betty nonetheless appears fairly harm by Jughead’s voicemail, and she nonetheless has but to seek out out why he left it.
In “Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery,” Jughead does present a proof. Whereas speaking to his remedy group, he recollects the drug-fueled night time of his ebook launch and remembers falling right into a sewer, imagining a Rat King, being coated in rats, and contracting rabies. And through this wacky ordeal, Jughead referred to as Betty and left her that hate-filled voice mail.
If he tells Betty what occurred the night time of the ebook launch, it may assist quell some rigidity between the two. However contemplating Betty and Archie’s good friend with advantages tryst earlier in the season, it doesn’t appear to be any revelations will convey Bughead again collectively. Not less than not this season.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teases there’s nonetheless extra left to Betty and Archie’s story
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Betty and Archie connected quickly after their return to Riverdale. The 2 stored their relationship informal however finally determined to name it off and simply keep associates.
However in response to sequence creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the two will “more than just glance at each other” as Season 5 involves an finish. “In our minds, Betty and Archie’s story didn’t end in Episode 8, when they decided they just were going to be friends,” he advised TV Line. “That story isn’t over, and we do pick back [up] with it before the end of the season.”
New episodes of Riverdale air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.