It’s already been an intense season of Riverdale, with tons of twists and turns that have left us on the edge of our seat every week. And now, it was revealed that there’s going to be an epic surprise guest this season, and it’s none other than Mark Consuelos‘ wife, Kelly Ripa! As J-14 readers know, Mark plays Hiram Lodge, Veronica’s dad, on the CW show, and Kelly revealed via Instagram that she’ll be making an appearance as his mistress! Uh-oh, what will Veronica and her mom, Hermione, think?

Kelly and Mark have been married for almost 23 years so it seems like a perfect role for her. “It’s a family affair……..Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale,” the Live With Kelly And Ryan show host wrote alongside a pic of her on set.

As J-14 readers know, Hermione had an affair of her own back in Season 1. While her husband was in jail she was spending a lot of time with Fred, Archie’s dad. In the end though, it fizzled out and she has continuously stayed by Hiram’s side since he returned home.

The addition of Kelly isn’t the only big thing happening this season on Riverdale. There’s a flashback episode premiering tonight, Nov. 7, which will go back in time and show some of our favorite characters, such as Fred and Jughead’s dad FP, as teenagers. And it’s even got a shirtless scene with Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa, who will be playing the teen versions of their dads, in it. OMG.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show’s creator, shared a sneak peak of the episode on Twitter and *swoon* we cannot be more excited. “Some things were different back then… Others, not so much… This Wednesday’s #Riverdale is an unmissable blast from the past. Teen FP and Teen Fred streaking, because why not?” he wrote alongside a shirtless snap of the two boys.

This season just keeps getting better and better.

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