‘Riverdale’ Spoiler: Why Barchie Stans Are So Excited

by Jeremy Spirogis
KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale

After one month of hiatus, Riverdale returned with its musical episode, “Wicked Little Town.” And after what looks like a lifetime, Barchie stans lastly bought the second they’ve been ready for. While the Riverdale High college students sang their hearts out to tunes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie (KJ Apa) shared a kiss that despatched followers right into a frenzy. 

[Spoiler alert: This article accommodates spoilers for Riverdale season 4, episode 17.]

KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale
KJ Apa as Archie and Lili Reinhart as Betty | Diyah Pera/The CW

What occurred between Archie and Betty on the Riverdale’ musical episode?

From the start, Riverdale has teased an unaddressed romantic stress between Betty and Archie. In the primary season, the 2 appeared like they have been effectively on their method to turning into a pair. Until in fact, Veronica (Camila Mendes) got here to city and threw a wrench into their potential relationship. 

Archie fell for Veronica immediately. And finally, Betty and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) emotions for one another changed into an epic romance. However, Betty and Archie are nonetheless shut mates, they usually’re at all times there to assist one another within the worst of instances.

In episode 15, whereas the crew was making an attempt to persuade the Stonewall Prep college students that Jughead was lifeless, Betty and Archie pretended to begin relationship. With Veronica on board, they’d kiss simply to make it appear like Jughead was gone. But to viewers, it felt like they have been creating a romantic spark.   

Then within the musical episode, Betty will get into an argument with Jughead about faculty and the way he’s not taking commencement severely. At the identical time, Veronica will get mad at Archie for not telling her about Hiram’s well being scenario. 

Betty and Archie finally come to the music room to sing a track from the musical. And as a montage of their sweetest reminiscences performs, they sing “The Origin of Love” to one another. Then because the track ends, the 2 embrace and share a passionate kiss. 

Later, after they reconcile with Veronica and Jughead, Archie and Betty act as if nothing occurred. And they maintain all of the juicy particulars of their makeout session to themselves. 

Barchie stans are over the moon

In the Archie comedian books, Riverdale relies on, Betty, Archie, and Veronica have at all times been a part of a love triangle. But the present by no means actually dug deep into that a part of their story. However, now that the 2 are exploring their chemistry, followers are lastly getting the Barchie a part of the triangle they have been hoping for. 

“S1 was just such a great setup for the series,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “As much as I enjoyed Jug/Betty, I kind of knew it would circle back to Archie and Betty…you just don’t ever lose the kind of connection they have had w/o falling in love or not.”

The montage confirmed reminiscences of Archie and Betty as youngsters, and followers have been thrilled to see their relationship develop. “I am excited to see Betty and Archie’s friendship as kids,” a fan tweeted. “I’ve always wanted to see their dynamic. I hope they also show the other characters as kids too. At the very least, Betty and Archie are finally going to address and possibly resolve their feelings.”

The ‘Riverdale episode’ 18 trailer teases extra Barchie to come back 

In the trailer for episode 18, “Lynchian,” Betty and Archie are laying in mattress subsequent to one another, questioning their decisions. “Archie, why are we here?” Betty nervously asks. “I don’t know, but it feels nice right?” Archie says, as he gently holds her hand.

It might be fascinating to see how far Archie and Betty will go earlier than they arrive clear to Veronica and Jughead. The subsequent episode of Riverdale will air April 29 on The CW. 

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