Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Future of Riverdale: An 2018 Comic-Con Exclusive [Guest Poster: Kay-B]

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Right before I left my 2018 Comic-Con experience, I popped into the Riverdale panel. Because let’s be honest: I am obsessed with this show! Moderated by another super fan, Kelly Ripa, here are some hints of things we have to look forward to:

A TIME JUMP


The show picks up three months after the events of season two, after Archie and the gang have had a restful summer.

FALICE IS RISING


More FP (Skeet Ulrich) and Alice (M├Ądchen Amick) for the win! We will also get an introduction to Jellybean and Gladys Jones — a.k.a. Mrs. FP and Baby Girl Jones. So how will the return of the other Jones family members shake up the rekindling of FP and Alice? Also, are FP and Gladys still married? What actors do you want to see in these roles?

THE LODGE FAMILY IS AT ODDS, MOSTLY WITH HIRAM


Hiram (Mark Consuelos), is still evil and wants to take over Riverdale. Hermione (Marisol Nichols), who has been played by Hiram long enough, is coming for his neck this season, changing the trajectory of their marriage. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is completely cut off from her father and is now an entrepreneur and high school student. So how will she make money? By waiting tables at Pop’s Diner of course, so she can be close to her new speakeasy endeavor as well. Will there be an all-out Lodge family war this season?

ARCHIE ON TRIAL


When we last saw Archie (KJ Apa), he was getting arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. So will he be rocking an orange jumpsuit when our favorite Riverdale residents return? Of course KJ wouldn’t confirm or deny, but my guess is no. Will there be trouble in paradise for he and Ronnie when they return? KJ and Camila both agreed, yes!

WHAT IN THE CULT IS HAPPENING?


FP isn’t the only thing Alice is joining this season. Last season we saw Polly approach her to go to some mysterious farm for healing. Well as it turns out, this farm is a cult and Alice... you in danger, girl!

WILL DARK BETTY RETURN?


While we don’t know if she will be making an appearance, we do know that Betty (Lili Reinhart) spent all summer drowning herself in Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and her internship to cope with the fact that her father is the Black Hood. I personally am not so sure that he was working alone, but only time will tell. What we do know is that Betty is now Queen of the Serpents, so maybe Dark Betty will come out to play every now and again for them.

JUGHEAD IS SERPENT KING


If Betty is the queen, then Jughead is now King of the Serpents. While Bughead is tighter than ever, Jughead may encounter a lot of roadblocks in the Serpent kingdom — especially with Hiram joining forces with all Serpent enemies to take over Riverdale.

TEAM-UPS ARE IN THE WORKS


This season the dads of Riverdale — Fred (Luke Perry), FP, and Sheriff Keller (Martin Cummins) — are teaming up for a new project! Not sure what the project will be, but definitely sign me up!

JOSIE AND KEVIN SHARE A BATHROOM


Looks like the relationship between hot Sheriff Keller and Mayor McCoy (Robin Givens) — can I still call them this since they both lost their jobs last season? — are more serious than their children thought. We are hearing this season they will take the next step in their relationship. How will Kevin (Casey Cott) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) take it? According to Ashleigh and Casey, it could be a death match to the bathroom every morning! Could this unique living situation bring them together? I sure hope so!

MORE MUSICALS!


Do I really need to expand? Another musical episode is on its way!


CHERYL WILL CONTINUE TO BLOSSOM


Newly emancipated Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) is finally free of her frigid and insane family! Plus, she’s still captain of the cheerleaders and is finally out and open with her budding relationship with Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), so life is good. I am sure she will encounter some hiccups in managing this newfound freedom and its responsibility’s though.

SCHOOLWORK WILL HAPPEN


It’s junior year, and since the gang will be thinking about college, schoolwork will finally happen this season! Kelly Ripa asked about this, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed it.

MURDER AND MAYHEM ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE SHOW


The best and most intriguing thing about this show is the murder and mayhem at its center. Season three will be no different in this department. I am looking forward to whatever mystery it is we have to solve this season.

A FLASHBACK EPISODE IS IN THE WORKS


While no specifics were given, we were promised a flashback episode. It would feature the current Riverdale cast members playing flashback versions of their parents in their former high school glory. I cannot wait to see this!

While you wade through the next few months without this show, you can catch up on the first two seasons of Riverdale which are out on Netflix now. Riverdale returns Wednesday, October 10 only on The CW.

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