The season one finale for Riverdale is finally here. But now that we know who killed Jason Blossom, where does the show go from there? We’ll find out tonight when “Chapter 13: The Sweet Hereafter” airs. The episode debuts on May 11, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET Read on for a preview and spoilers from the episode.
In “Chapter 12: Anatomy of a Murder,” we finally learned the answer to the show’s central mystery. It was revealed that Jason’s father, Clifford Blossom, killed his son because he didn’t think Jason was worthy of carrying on the Blossom name. Also, there were secretly drugs in the Blossoms’ giant warehouse full of maple syrup. When the police came to arrest Clifford – after falsely accusing Jughead’s dad FP – they found Clifford dead, hanging from the ceiling of the warehouse.
So where does the show go from here? There are still plenty of mysteries and secrets in Riverdale. Cheryl will try to fix her family’s damaged reputation. Jughead finds himself in a new situation in “The Sweet Hereafter,” while Archie and Veronica’s relationship starts to heat up. Meanwhile, Betty is surprised that her family is trying to move on, but how can they? She finally knows that the Blossoms and Coopers are related, making Polly and Jason cousins. What’s going to happen to their baby?
Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica, teased fans on Instagram with a steamy image of her and Archie, played by K.J. Apa.
“Season finale tomorrow night. You guys…I’m about to get preachy but just let me have this moment,” Mendes wrote. “this episode is stunning: aside from the visuals being absolutely extraordinary, I personally believe that it’s the strength and endurance of these beautifully crafted friendships that make the episode so special. murder mysteries are undoubtedly exciting, but the heart of our show lies within a united group of fearless kids that relentlessly support each other through the darkest of times. tune in tomorrow at 9/8c on the CW – you won’t regret it.”
This week’s episode is named after the movie The Sweet Herafter, which was released in 1994 and earned Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nominations for director Atom Egoyan. The movie centers on a lawyer who defends the families of victims of a bus crash in a small town.
DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 9 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: The CW. Click here to find your local The CW affiliate and type in your zip code.
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter” – “Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) continue to grow closer. Betty (Lili Reinhart) is tired of her family acting as if nothing has happened and confronts her mother. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) finds himself in an unexpected situation, leaving Archie and the gang scrambling. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) makes Fred (Luke Perry) an offer that seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, the truth about Blossom’s family business is revealed leaving Cheryl (Madelain Petsch) to take matters into her own hands. Madchen Amick and Ashleigh Murray also star. Lee Toland Krieger directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#113). ”
K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Archie’s father
Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Betty’s mother
Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s mother
Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper, Betty’s sister
Hayley Law as Valerie Brown, a member of the Pussycats
Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Jughead’s dad
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on Archie Comics characters
Executive Producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Amy Myrold, Jon Goldwater and Sarah Schechter
Produced by Archie Comics, Berlanti Productions, CBS Television Studios & Warner Bros. Television
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