After seven seasons, The CW’s Riverdale came to an end on Wednesday with an eye-catching series finale that addressed a lot of ground before neatly tying everything up. Let’s have a look at the numerous responses and reports that were received from various sources.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the chief creative officer of Archie Comics, created the series based on the Archie Comics characters for The CW. Archie Andrews is played by K.J. Apa, Betty Cooper by Lili Reinhart, Veronica Lodge by Camila Mendes, and the series’ narrator, Jughead Jones, by Cole Sprouse.
The final episode of the series opened in the present with Betty in her 80s after the season six finale’s time travel to the 1950s.
She found out that Jughead had passed away, leaving her as the sole survivor of the Riverdale High gang. In a dream, she met up with Jughead and he offered to let her relive any day in Riverdale that she desired. She subsequently told her granddaughter that she wished to visit Riverdale one final time. Betty picked the last day of school and the celebration that followed, and soon she had been transported back in time and was once more a child.
People‘s report provides a comprehensive rundown of the final episode, and Variety provides a concise summary of how each character spent the rest of their life. EW gives a clear impression of the show’s climactic sequence.
The major surprise? In the series finale, it was revealed that Betty, Jughead, Archie, and Veronica had been in a polyamorous quad relationship for a year, switching partners each night while they were together. Even though many admirers wanted them to get married after high school, none of them did.
In an interview with Deadline, Schechter added that it was a “rare privilege” to be able to foresee a show’s conclusion so far in advance.
The majority of the fan replies on social media were depressing with a dramatic twist, which was typical of the many different and passionate emotions the series has received from fans over the years.
In the meantime, a TVLine poll reveals that the majority of fans thought the conclusion was a “fail.”