Warning: Spoilers ahead. Ever since Riverdale season one, there’s been a small group of fans hoping that Betty Cooper and Archie Andrews fall in love at the end of the series. Well, after the episode that aired on Wednesday, January 29, Barchie shippers’ dreams may have come true!
As fans know, each new episode of Riverdale has brought a flash-forward scene about Jughead Jones’ possible death. In season four, episode 11, the trend continued. This time, the show jumped to a scene at Pop’s Diner where Betty was crying while sitting alongside her BFF Archie. The blonde beauty told him how she wished Jughead would come back. In what looked like a romantic gesture, Archie grabbed Betty’s hand and promised her that they would get through the heartbreak together. The two characters looked deeply into each other’s eyes
Naturally, fans totally freaked out!
“Y’all do realize that this is the first one on one Betty & Archie Pop’s scene that we’ve gotten since the pilot. Like it’s been 4 seasons since we last saw just the two of them together in a booth at Pop’s. Thank you,” one fan wrote on Twitter after the scene. Another added, “Barchie nation, we officially won.”
Before the episode aired, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased the scene on social media.
“Tonight,” he captioned a photo of the two characters holding hands.
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) January 29, 2020
Previously, Roberto told Us Weekly that the show “would be a failure” if writers didn’t explore the possibility of “Archie and Betty together romantically” just like in the original comics. Roberto also told the publication that with season four, he hoped to show a love triangle.
“Strangely, on Riverdale, we haven’t played a lot of high school stuff, and we have not played the classic love triangle as much,” he told the publication. “So my hope is that this season we’ll be playing a lot more of the high school stuff and more of the love triangle stuff.”
After they watched the CW series’ most recent episode, some Riverdale fans think that the time is now!
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