‘Riverdale’: Did Betty Really Kill Jughead? Fans Don’t Think So

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

Riverdale has been teasing Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) dying because the starting of the season, and now it seems to be like his homicide is being pinned on Betty. But within the newest episode, “Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away With Murder,” Betty (Lili Reinhart) is making an attempt to persuade her buddies she’s harmless. The circumstances may make her look responsible, however did Betty actually kill Jughead? Or is that this a case of traditional Riverdale misdirection?

Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse
Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

What ‘Riverdale’ has hinted about Jughead’s dying to date

Nearly each episode of Riverdale seas Four has ended with flash-forward scenes revealing particulars about Jughead’s homicide. In Episode 4, “Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween,” Betty and F.P. are figuring out what seems to be like Jughead’s physique on the coroner’s workplace, and within the subsequent episode, Archie, Betty, and Veronica are arrested in class for Jughead’s homicide.  Then in a flash-forward clip within the eighth episode of the season, the three buddies are being taken into custody in connection along with his dying. 

It isn’t till Episode 9, “Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine,” that followers get to see Betty’s involvement. As Archie bends over Jughead’s bloody physique, Betty is standing over him in a daze with a rock in her hand. In the subsequent episode, Bret tells Betty that she acquired she needed as she packs up Jug’s dorm room, and in Episode 10, Betty cries whereas telling Archie how dangerous it hurts realizing Jughead received’t ever come again.    

Then in “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March,” as Archie and Veronica go away the occasion within the woods, they see Betty standing over Jughead’s bloodied physique with an enormous rock in her hand. 

But why would Betty Kill Jughead?

Betty and Jughead are certainly one of Riverdale’s hottest {couples}, and their love for one another is real. So there’s no world through which Betty would purposely hurt Jug. But in episode 11, Donna (Sarah Desjardins) tells Betty that Evelyn (Zoé De Grand Maison) gave her a set off phrase that may hypnotize Betty into hurting the individuals she loves. 

Soon after, Archie and Veronica encounter Betty, who’s gazing into the night time as if in some type of trance. When Archie sees the rock in her hand, and checks Jughead’s pulse, he realizes his greatest friend is lifeless and turns to ask, “What did you do Betty?”

From the seems to be of it, Betty was hypnotized by Donna into killing Jughead. But realizing how Riverdale rolls, this might all be misdirection. In Episode 14, “Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder,” Betty tries to persuade Archie and Veronica that she didn’t kill Jughead and that she’s being framed for his homicide. “I just found Jughead too,” she tells them. “Yes, I picked up the rock, that was a stupid mistake. I played right into their trap.”

Fans are satisfied it’s traditional ‘Riverdale’ misdirection

No one desires to see their favourite characters killing one another off, which is why many Riverdale followers suppose Betty and Jughead are simply placing on a present. “I think Brett, Mr Dupont, Mr Honey and Charles are working together,” wrote one Reddit fan. “Jughead stages his death with Betty to bring them down, but something goes wrong, similarly with Jason and Cheryl except he isn’t actually dead.”

Another fan thinks Jughead’s dying is all a part of a ebook he’s writing.

“Ok so in the latest episode it shows Jughead dead, but he is still narrating,” wrote the consumer. “All this time he is narrating and writing it all down. What if this season’s focus is his story. It’s all just a story. He’s not dead but he is in his book, he was asked to write the best story he had ever written, what if this is the story. The whole plot is just his book and he’s actually alive. Maybe in a future episode it will flashback to reality to show him reading his book.”


Of course, with all of the twists and turns Riverdale comes with, something is feasible. Fans will simply should proceed watching by means of the season to see what actually occurred between Jughead and Betty that fateful night time.  

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