‘Riverdale’: Is the Voyeur Someone Close to Betty? Some Fans Think So

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lili Reinhart in Riverdale

After the thriller of Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) homicide was lastly put to relaxation, Riverdale Season four introduced one other thriller. A sinister villain has been watching the city’s folks and sending them disturbing videotapes. Now, after piecing collectively clues, some followers assume the thriller voyeur may be somebody Betty (Lili Reinhart) is near. 

Lili Reinhart in Riverdale
Lili Reinhart as Betty | Jack Rowand/The CW

The Voyeur thriller lastly beneficial properties traction on ‘Riverdale’

From the start of the season, Riverdale has been hinting that there’s a bigger thriller at play. Apparently, whereas Archie (KJ Apa) and his pals have been busy coping with the pesky Stonewall children and faking Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) loss of life, the thriller voyeur was lurking round city secretly making movies.

Now that the Stonewall drama has been put to relaxation, Betty and Jughead are beginning to deal with the voyeur thriller. They’ve been working with Betty and Jughead’s FBI agent half-brother, Charles (Wyatt Nash) to investigate proof and uncover the villain’s identification.

In the ultimate episodes of the season, the voyeur sends the youngsters a video of the shack the place Sheriff Minetta (Henderson Wade) and Hermione (Marisol Nichols) had their affair. When Betty and Jughead go to the shack, they discover one other tape. This one exhibits a bunch of individuals sporting Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and Archie masks killing the varsity’s principal, Mr. Honey (Herr Smith). 

Who the Voyeur may very well be

With all of the questionable characters on Riverdale, anybody may very well be the villain. It may very well be somebody the youngsters know, or it may be an outdated enemy from their mother and father’ previous. But in an interview with TV Guide, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that she or he is somebody who’s personally invested in the primary characters. 

“When the voyeur is revealed, there shall be a really private purpose for why the voyeur is doing this, however I feel thematically, it’s this concept of deconstructing the crimes, and weirdly the thought of the present Riverdale, which is the concept children can expertise crimes and ugly murders and that should do one thing to them,” he stated. “It must affect them in some way. We don’t always play that, but that’s what it feels like the voyeur is interested in — the idea of trauma and what that does to a town and a group of kids.”

The voyeur is finally a foul man. But Aguirre-Sacasa additionally famous that by the videotapes, the villain will pressure the youngsters to face their trauma and transfer on from Riverdale.

“The voyeur is a very insidious villain,” he added. “What the voyeur is doing is recreating horrific crimes that happened in Riverdale, that happened to our characters. In a way, it sort of is demanding that the kids, who have become desensitized to violence or moved on and processed it a certain way, look at their high school experience and these traumas, and deal with them before they leave Riverdale. That is sort of a theoretical, highfaluting idea of what the voyeur is doing.”

Who ‘Riverdale’ followers assume the voyeur is

By now, Riverdale followers now that something can occur and actually anybody may very well be a villain. In the previous few seasons, Betty’s dad Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) turned out to be the Black Hood. And Cheryl’s (Madeline Pesch) father, Clifford Blossom (Barclay Hope) was unveiled as her brother Jason’s assassin. 

This season, some followers assume that the voyeur is Betty and Jughead’s confidant, Charles. He’s been conveniently current by all of their lethal charades, and will simply make and ship them these creepy movies.

“Charles…I know he is a quite suspicious character (evidenced by the fact that he has a relationship with Chic, and seems quite mysterious apart from that) but there’s a moment in the season that supports the idea that he is the one behind the tapes,” one fan wrote on Reddit, declaring the episode by which Charles present up at Betty’s home quickly after she obtained a tape.

“Who knew [sic] about the attempted murder of Jughead, who ad access to the original videos of the murder of Jason Blossom and midge, by whom, Jughead had the tapes?” one other Redditor wrote. “Charles Smith.”

One fan urged that it may very well be Charles or another person from Betty or Jughead’s household. But in addition they famous, that as a result of there have been extra folks within the final video, Charles’ FBI pals may very well be concerned.

“A lot of things point to Charles,” the Reddit person wrote.  “But also to anyone else in the Smith/Jones house. But it does not explain the killer-6 in the last episode. it COULD be Charles with other people from the FBI junior program.”

The voyeur may simply be Charles. But with Riverdale, followers have discovered to anticipate the surprising. So, till Season 5 rolls round, it’s going to simply need to be anybody’s guess. 

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