Riverdale has had some really loopy episodes over time, however the sequence finale will go down as one of many present’s finest. The finale episode begins 67 years later with an aged Betty, who’s now 86. She’s resting at her granddaughter’s home and reminiscing after studying Jughead’s obituary.

Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper. (The CW)

She tells her granddaughter, Alice, that she had such “marvelous adventures” together with her associates. Now she’s the final one left alive. She desires to return to Riverdale one final time earlier than she dies.

Within the evening, Jughead’s ghost seems. He’s arrived to make her want come true. He can take her again to after they have been really residing. Betty desires to return to a day she missed, the day everybody obtained their yearbooks. She had the mumps and missed faculty that day.

Betty Returns To The Previous

Previously, Archie (KJ Apa) lastly talks to his mother (Molly Ringwald) about leaving city to go and construct highways. He says it’s just for 3 months, however his mother is aware of that gained’t be the case. She offers her blessing for him to go off and uncover the world and himself. After Archie leaves, Mrs. Andrews buys her gown store and lives fortunately ever after with a girl named Brooke.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) instantly will get emotional seeing her mom and sister once more. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) explains that Alice (Mädchen Amick) grew to become a hero as a stewardess when she took management of a airplane and safely landed it. One of many passengers takes her to dinner after her heroic actions, and so they later marry. Polly (Tiera Skovbye) offers delivery to her twins, Juniper and Dagwood.

Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. (The CW)

Betty arrives at Riverdale Excessive for the final day of highschool. She crosses paths with Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner), who is worked up about occurring tour. Jughead reveals to Betty that Fangs dies 4 weeks later in a bus crash. He’s the primary member of the Riverdale crew to move away. Fortunately, Midge (Emilija Baranac) and their daughter are taken care of for the remainder of their lives due to his hit single.

As for Kevin (Casey Cott) and Clay (Karl Walcott), they grew to become roommates in Harlem. Clay attends Columbia, whereas Kevin goes to NYU. Clay turns into a tenured professor at Columbia, whereas Kevin begins an Off-Broadway theater firm. Kevin dies in his sleep at 82, and Clay passes away simply weeks later.

Betty meets with Reggie (Charles Melton) within the health club and confesses all about her secret quad with Archie, Veronica (Camila Mendes), and Jughead. Reggie is so mad he wasn’t invited to be part of this romance sq.. In the case of Reggie’s future, he finally ends up getting drafted by the Lakers and later turns into a coach at Riverdale Excessive.

What Occurs To Veronica & Archie?

At The Babylonium, Veronica reveals to Betty that she’s going again to Los Angeles. She desires to supply films and run a studio sometime. Whereas she’ll miss Veronica, Betty feels that this transfer is the “most proper” for Veronica. Veronica tells Betty, “Doesn’t matter how far-off we’re, we are going to all the time be in one another’s lives. I promise.”

Veronica begins out as an assistant at Silver Defend Studios. Inside a couple of years, she’s operating the place. Over the course of her profession, she gained 2 Oscars and produced a number of the most iconic films. After her demise, Veronica is buried within the Hollywood Without end Cemetery. Betty cries as she remembers visiting Veronica’s grave. She needs that she’d saved in higher with Veronica and everybody else after highschool.

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Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan as Cheryl and Toni. (The CW)

Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) get their completely satisfied ending. Cheryl has an unbelievable profession as a painter. She strikes out west with Toni. They wind up in Oakland Hills and have become artists and activists. They’ve a son named Dale, named after Riverdale. Dale is performed by Vanessa’s real-life son.

Julian (Nicholas Barasch) dies whereas serving in Vietnam. Frank Andrews (Ryan Robbins) and Tom Keller (Martin Cummins) are murdered by a hustler named… Stylish!

Archie and Jughead don’t take Veronica’s Los Angeles information nicely. Betty desires them to look on the intense aspect. Tonight is about appreciating their experiences. “Assembly you was the most effective factor that would have probably occurred to me. Heartbreaks and all,” Betty says to the three of them.

Upon arriving at Thornhill, Betty doesn’t need to go inside. She is aware of that is the final time they’re all collectively. She thinks experiencing this second will likely be too painful. She doesn’t need to say goodbye. Jughead explains to her that that is life. You say hi there, stroll alongside individuals, and you must say goodbye finally. “That’s the arc of a life,” he says.

KJ Apa
KJ Apa and Camila Mendes as Archie and Veronica. (The CW)

Archie recites a poem he wrote in honor of his associates. The poem options all of the throwbacks, together with the “epic highs and lows of highschool soccer” line. Archie’s phrases are supposed to be a farewell for the solid as nicely. They’ve grown up collectively over the past 6 years.

Betty prepares to say goodbye to Archie. He doesn’t suppose that is goodbye. He thinks they may find yourself collectively for all they know. He’s all the time felt they have been meant to be, the boy and the woman subsequent door. Nevertheless, Betty is aware of the long run tells a special story.

Betty explains to Archie that he strikes to California and meets a candy woman. She says he’ll turn out to be an expert development employee and newbie author. Per his request, Archie is buried in Riverdale subsequent to his father.

Betty & Jughead’s Fates Revealed

Jughead is ready for Betty outdoors. There’s one final particular person she desires to go to earlier than she leaves Riverdale. She leaves flowers at Pop Tate’s grave. She asks Jughead about what occurs to individuals after they die. As she’s inched nearer and nearer to demise, she’s been enthusiastic about the afterlife.

She brings up studying his obituary within the paper. Jughead winds up founding Jughead’s Madhouse journal, which turns into an establishment. Jughead tells Betty that she’s abandoning fairly the legacy after self-publishing The Teenage Mystique and beginning her Betty’s Diary recommendation column.

Betty remembers shifting to New York and beginning She Says journal. The journal grew to become a “go-to supply for feminist and progressive causes.” Jughead asks Betty if she has any regrets about not getting married. “None. However I’m so completely satisfied I adopted my daughter Carla,” she says. “That’s my true legacy. My household.”

Betty needs she may keep in Riverdale endlessly. She is aware of that’s not doable. It’s time for her to return to the actual world. She’s able to face no matter comes subsequent.

Riverdale’s Ending Defined

When she returns to the actual world, Alice is taking her again to Riverdale. She says goodbye to every thing she loves. “Goodbye, Riverdale. It was fantastic attending to develop up right here,” the aged Betty says.

After they arrive at Pop Tate’s, Betty has died. When the automotive door opens, she’s younger once more. She goes inside Pop Tate’s, and everyone seems to be there. They’ve all been ready for her. She sees all her associates once more, so younger and exquisite. She sits down in her sales space subsequent to Veronica. Archie has a strawberry shake ready for her.

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Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart as Jughead and Betty. (The CW)

Jughead’s narration involves a detailed. That is the place we go away Betty, Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and the remainder. That is the place they’re meant to be for the remainder of time. “So in case you occur to see that neon signal some lonely evening on the finish of that lengthy journey, the journey that each one of us is on, pull over,” Jughead says. “Come on in. Sit down. And know that you just’ll all the time be amongst associates and that Riverdale will all the time be your house. Till then, have a superb evening.” And with that, Riverdale’s story is full. The ultimate chapter has come to a detailed.


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