‘Riverdale’ Season 5: Will Betty and Archie Get Together? The Barchie Drama Isn’t Over Yet

by Jeremy Spirogis
Camila Mendes, KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart attend the "Riverdale" special video presentation at Comic-Con International 2018

Riverdale Season Four rekindled the romance between Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) — aka Barchie. The childhood associates and next-door neighbors cheated on their vital others, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Nevertheless, the teenager drama shut down the connection and issues returned to the established order by the season finale. But is there hope for Betty and Archie to get collectively in Riverdale Season 5? According to creator and government producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, there’s nonetheless loads to unravel when The CW sequence returns.

What occurred to Betty and Archie in ‘Riverdale’ Season 4?

In Riverdale Season 4 Episode 17 — titled “Wicked Little Town” — Betty and Archie kissed after stepping into arguments with Jughead and Veronica, respectively. Of course, the kiss may have been a one-time factor. But it wasn’t. The present even aired a flashback of Archie and Betty’s relationship all through the years, teasing the potential for a brand new endgame couple. 

By the following episode — titled “Lynchian” — Betty and Archie acquired extra flashbacks. Viewers watched the primary day Betty fell in love with Archie. That mentioned, each events had been confused about their emotions. The couple admitted they couldn’t cease occupied with each other. But they had been additionally in love with Jughead and Veronica. 

Later, Archie performed a music he wrote for Betty and he or she stopped him. Betty realized she was leaning on Archie as a result of he was secure and everybody’s future was unsure. She additionally didn’t wish to damage Jughead and Veronica. Archie agreed. So the pair ended it.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teases what occurs to Betty and Archie in ‘Riverdale’ Season 5

Camila Mendes, KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart attend the "Riverdale" special video presentation at Comic-Con International 2018
Camila Mendes, KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart from ‘Riverdale’ | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

As talked about, the relationships of the Core Four returned to the established order within the Riverdale Season Four finale. But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Aguirre-Sacasa hinted Betty and Archie’s story isn’t over but.

“You know, coming out of episode [418] last week, where Betty says, ‘Whatever this was, we have to stop it.’ I think coming out of that episode we saw that Betty felt really good about recommitting and rejoining Jughead,” the showrunner mentioned. “But Archie felt a little bit at sea after Betty said ‘let’s stop this.’”

He continued: “So I think in terms of Barchie, I think we’re gonna kind of follow those two paths. In a way, that liaison between Betty and Archie sort of reconfirmed Betty’s love for Jughead, and reconfirmed that Archie’s kind of confused about what he wants right now.”

Aguirre-Sacasa additionally confirmed the staff will hit the Barchie storyline “pretty hard” within the first three episodes of Riverdale Season 5. As chances are you’ll know, the fourth season was reduce brief because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So now, the remaining storylines will play out firstly of subsequent season. 

“You know, Jughead hasn’t found out. Veronica hasn’t found out,” Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned. “We know that it, sort of, drove Betty to really value Jughead. And with Archie, we’re not really sure what that emotional tryst with Betty did to him, but I can tell you it’s some huge, huge shockwaves are gonna roll out from that.”

He later added, “I think in the long run, it will be a defining moment for, actually, all four of them, so I’m excited for people to see what’s next.”

What to anticipate from Veronica and Archie in addition to Jughead and Betty in ‘Riverdale’ Season 5

Still talking with Entertainment Tonight, Aguirre-Sacasa teased what is going to occur to Jughead and Betty in addition to Veronica and Archie in Riverdale Season 5. But in the end, it appears some truths are about to come back out. 

The showrunner defined Jughead and Betty will nonetheless be deep within the videotape thriller. But Bughead should get critical about what’s to come back after highschool. 

“Before graduation, they are going to have a very, very, very big conversation about their future,” Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned. “Since they’re going to different schools, so, they’ve got a very big, difficult conversation ahead of them.”

Meanwhile, the promenade episode will shake issues up for Veronica and Archie. And it might or might not have one thing to do with the music Archie wrote for Betty within the fourth season. 

“A lot of stuff comes out at prom,” Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned. “You know, we haven’t heard or seen the last of the song that Archie wrote for Betty, and right at this moment where they should be celebrating everything, a lot happens. It’s pretty dramatic what happens at prom with Varchie.”

Then in a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mendes additionally expressed concern over Veronica and Archie shifting ahead. 

“I’m definitely, like, nervous to see how the audience reacts when Veronica finds out — if she finds out,” Mendes mentioned.

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