“Riverdale”: a protagonist really died in season 6?

The sixth season of “Riverdale”Premiered on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and kicked off the five-part special event that promises many surprises that will leave fans of The CW drama very surprised and shocked, especially as the story will take a great turn and feature a alternate reality.

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While everyone was waiting to see what happened to Archie and Betty after the explosion caused by Hiram Lodge, in ‘Welcome to Rivervale’ (6×01), all that was just a dream and, Veronica and Reggie are the most powerful couple in town, Jughead and Tabitha move in together, and Archie and Betty are expecting a baby.

But the happiness is short-lived, as Cheryl organizes her own maple harvest festival, then lures Archie to Thorn Hill by trickery to make him the first sacrifice. While Andrews is tied up and wearing a crown of antlers, Cheryl stabs him and takes out his heart. So Archie, is he really dead?

ARCHIE, IS HE REALLY DEAD?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the creator and showrunner of “RiverdaleRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa, confirmed the death of the character played by KJ Apa, at least for the duration of the five-episode special event.

When this idea came up, we didn’t get too deep into whether it should be independent or could be [que tuviese consecuencias]. We thought, of course, that it was fun to have the freedom to do whatever you wanted to do and not worry about the continuity of the series, but we said, ‘What would be really fun is if we could find a way to tell these stories in Rivervale and then find out somehow that they had continuity and that they affected the rest of season 6“, he pointed.

He also stated: “In our mind, this is a continuation, this is part of ‘Riverdale’. I can tell that Archie is dead”. Therefore, KJ Apa will not appear in the next episodes of the sixth season of “Riverdale”, But he can still come back when everything is back to normal.

One of the things that we really worked hard on is making sure these five episodes … obviously, we wanted them to be as fun as possible, and we wanted to turn them into events and all that, and we wanted a bit of a clean slate and a fresh start with these episodes. But it was very important to make sure that they were what we call “in continuity,” which means that the things that happen in Rivervale would continue or echo or speak of the events of Riverdale. Every year, we start very different stories, and we always try to weave them all together, and this year is no exception. I’m not going to talk to alternate universes or dreams or anything like that, but I will say that all of this is happening and we will play as if all of this is happening, even beyond the first five episodes.”Aguirre-Sacasa shared with TVLine.

Regarding what will happen after the premiere of the sixth installment of “Riverdale“, The showrunner told EW:”The city isn’t exactly mourning him, because they killed him, but he knows they sacrificed Archie. In fact, there is a scene where Cheryl and Nana toast Archie’s sacrifice because now his maples are producing maple syrup again. And Betty is pregnant with Archie’s love child. And we won’t see KJ [en EL próximo episodio]. All those things are true”.

Archie participating in Cheryl
Archie participating in Cheryl’s Maple Harvest Festival at the “Riverdale” Season 6 Premiere (Photo: The CW)

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