Fans of The CW’s Riverdale found themselves divided this season as the show introduced a major twist in the series’ fundamental relationships. During the show’s musical episode, “Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town”, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie (KJ Apa) betray their romantic relationships with Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) respectively sharing a passionate kiss it wasn’t just them pretending to smash the Stonewall Prep kids for trying to kill Jughead. The fans, of course, had a lot to say about the development, but it seemed they weren’t the only ones with strong emotions about the story. The star of the Mendes series did it too.
Talk with AND, Mendes said that Betty and Archie’s cheating was really hard for her to read, even if she understood her place in the story.
” Oh my God. It was a really hard thing to read, “said Mendes. “But also, I think it adds a lot of complexity to the story. I think, you know, it would be a perfect world if every relationship was perfect all the time. And I think, especially as teenagers, they make mistakes – – and Betty isn’t immune either. “
The idea that Betty is not immune to mistakes is something Reinhart herself mentioned. On Twitter after the release of “Chapter Seventy-Four: The Wicked Little Town,” Reinhart spoke out in defense of his character.
“A little food for thought – You don’t have to accept or support Betty’s choices, but she’s a young girl,” Reinhart wrote. “And she is understanding herself, like everyone else in the world. And sometimes people do bad things.
With the season a bit short thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, fans will have to wait to see how things go with the relationship, although Mendes said she was nervous about how people would react to things.
“But I’m really nervous about how the audience reacts when Veronica finds out – if she finds out,” said Mendes. “I don’t want to say too much. “
Whatever happens, it looks like fans will see what was planned for the next time Riverdale returns for its fifth season, according to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
“We wrote episodes 20, 21 and 22 and when we talked about season 5 and some of the big events like prom and graduation, it would be like cheating if we didn’t do it,” revealed Aguirre-Sacasa. “So we’re basically starting the season with the last three episodes of season 4, and partly because they are dynamite episodes. I mean big, big, big changes are happening. We continue the mystery and the relational drama directly in season 5. “
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