Many of you may have noticed that there was no new episode of Riverdale on April 3 or April 10, and like us, you may have been wondering what the heck was going on. Especially because there’s normally a new episode every single Wednesday.
So what gives? Why wasn’t there a new episode the last two weeks? Does this have anything to do with Luke Perry‘s tragic death? Will there be a new episode tonight? When will our favorite show return? Will it ever return? Should we be worried? What’s happening? AHH WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Well guys, we’ve got you covered. We decided to do some investigating, and we’ve got all the answers. Here’s everything we know…
Will Riverdale be on tonight?
OK, so everyone can let out a big sigh of relief because yes, there will finally be a new episode of our favorite show tonight! Phew, after two sad and boring Riverdale-less weeks, we are more than ready to see what happens next. Grab some snacks and some blankets and make sure you tune in at 8 p.m. sharp!
Why was Riverdale on break?
So it turns out, the CW series was simply on a mid-season hiatus. What’s that, you ask? Well, the same thing happened back in Season 2, and it’s basically just a few week break from the show that takes place smack dab in the middle of the season, right when things are getting especially intense. Ugh, they definitely know how to leave us hanging and begging for more!
Where did the last episode of Riverdale leave off?
The third season of Riverdale has been the most intense season yet. Between the drama, the romance and all the shocking twists and turns, it’s been a little hard to keep up! So here’s what went down in the most recent episode.
We finally got some insight on the mysterious farm and it’s leader, Edgar Evernever. Betty and Cheryl teamed up to do some investigating, but things turned south when Cheryl decided that she actually wants to stay with the cult! Oh no! She explained to Betty that The Farm helped her reunite with her dead brother Jason — um, what? Does that mean that they can communicate with ghosts? Or bring people back from the dead? Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait two weeks to find out.
As for Archie, he was on a conquest (with the help of Veronica) to help his old cellmate Mad Dog. After he got word that they were shutting down the prison and moving all everyone to Hiram’s new prison, he threatened Governor Dooley. His plan worked and Archie’s friends were pardoned!
Jughead, on the other hand, was up to his own adventures. He was on a mission to get the Gargoyles out of Riverdale, and with the help of the Serpents they found out where the Gargoyle suppliers were. The Serpents and the Gargoyles got into an epic battle, which almost led to Jughead’s death. He made it but unfortunately one of his fellow Serpents, Baby Teeth didn’t. RIP Baby Teeth.
What can we expect from the rest of the season?
There’s going to be 22 episodes in total this season, so luckily, we have a lot more to go! And based off the trailer for the upcoming episode, it seriously looks like it’s going to be epic. See for yourself!
Will Riverdale continue after this season?
Good news, people! Riverdale has already been renewed for Season 4! Plus, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently signed a deal with Warner Bros. that concretes his position in the company until 2020. So we don’t think the show is going anywhere any time soon! Not to mention that there are two spinoff shows in the works — Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 2 is airing in a few days) and Katy Keene.
What will happen to Luke Perry’s character in Riverdale?
As fans know, the beloved actor that played Fred Andrews in the series unfortunately died after suffering a massive stroke in March. The world was devastated by the heartbreaking news, and we couldn’t help but wonder what will happen to Archie’s dad in the show. Unfortunately don’t know much yet, but Cole Sprouse did reveal, however, during a recent appearance on The View that the show will continue on without Luke.
“I can’t go too much into the spoilers of it, but we do have something planned narratively,” Cole said when asked how they were going to deal with his death. “We dedicated some of the episodes to him.”
Roberto also spoke out about the fate of our favorite show.
“You know, honestly, we are, I think, all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “We know that we have to address it in some way, but we’re giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him. Luke was, is, and will always be a big part of Riverdale. We’re kind of a family and when a loss like this happens, you carry it always. It changes and it hopefully becomes a little less painful as time goes by, but you’re changed. When I was with the crew, I said, ‘It will never be the same,’ and that’s true because Luke was such a part of the show. There are still a few more episodes that have Luke in them, so we’re glad to share those. His spirit — which was so generous and wise and vivacious — we hope will infuse every episode, so in my mind, every episode for the rest of time on Riverdale will have a bit of Luke in it.”
We can’t wait to see what happens.
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