‘Riverdale’: What Happened the Night Jughead Died

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Riverdale is a present with loads of plot twists, and this season has been no totally different. Since the start of the fourth season, the present has been teasing Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) demise. Each week, followers obtained extra perception as to when and the way Jughead supposedly dies, nevertheless it wasn’t till “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March” episode that we realized who is perhaps answerable for his demise. 

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Cole Sprouse/Jughead Jones | Photo by Albert L. Ortega

A fast Jughead recap

Jughead not attends Riverdale High. Instead, he attends Stonewall Prep, a non-public faculty that recruited him for his excellent storytelling means. Jughead realized that his grandfather additionally attended the prep faculty for a quick time earlier than dropping out. 

Upon Jughead’s arrival at Stonewall, his colleague and roommate Bret (Sean Depner) made it recognized that he wasn’t welcome. Hazing ensued, per Bret’s instruction, however in later episodes, Bret welcomed Jughead into the Skull & Quill, a secret society of writers on the faculty.  

What occurred to Jughead in ‘Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March’?

Earlier within the season, Weston filmed Jughead and girlfriend Betty (Lili Reinhart) being intimate with one another. During “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March,” Betty roots by way of Bret’s belongings in an try to seek out that tape. When Bret finds Betty snooping, he kicks Jughead out of the Quill & Skull. 

Later within the episode, Jughead is accused of plagiarizing his Baxter Brothers story and learns that his contract is in jeopardy. Professor Dupont explains that Jughead’s contract will probably be terminated if he can’t produce a singular draft by the top of the week, which occurs to be the Ides of March. 

Jughead returns with a narrative a couple of character, Jarhead, and his classmates who dedicated a homicide. Jughead’s characters are eerily just like his real-life classmates, who might or might not have murdered somebody. 

Once once more, Jughead is accused of plagiarizing. Professor Dupont explains that he can withdraw himself quietly from the college or select to battle his battles publicly.  

The Ides of March social gathering 

Jughead exhibits as much as an Ides of March social gathering within the woods sporting his Serpent jacket. He replaces his signature crown beanie for a bunny masks and approaches Bret in search of a battle. Bret concedes and the 2 enter deeper within the woods to settle their variations. 

Once Betty arrives, she seems for Jughead however can’t discover him. Instead, she spots Donna, one other Quill & Skull member, sneaking into the woods. Donna explains that she is aware of the right way to management Betty’s thoughts per cult-member Evelyn Evernever. 

Donna utters the code phrase that places Betty right into a fugue state and the scene cuts to Betty holding a rock in her hand, looming over Jughead’s nonetheless physique. Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Archie (KJ Apa) meet up with Betty, solely to seek out that Jughead has no pulse. 

Is Jughead lifeless? 

While Jughead seemingly has no pulse, it’s onerous to say whether or not or not he’s actually lifeless. Riverdale is thought for deceptive the viewers to create suspense, so it’s possible we don’t have all of the items to the puzzle. 

Fans have just a few questions with regards to Jughead’s demise, together with Bret’s location on the time Veronica and Archie arrive and what occurred between Bret and Jughead prior. 

Jughead has been attempting to get forward of the evil at Stonewall Prep for a while. Maybe feigning his demise is all a part of that plan. 

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