It’s A Blossom Family Reunion On Next Week’s ‘Riverdale’
by Rachel Bellwoar
No way was Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) going to walk away from her chance to bring Polly (Tiera Skovbye) and Jason (Trevor Stines) back to life, but what exactly that means going forward is yet to be revealed in this trailer for next week’s episode:
Since Betty (Lili Reinhart) is going to get to meet the resurrected Polly, does that mean Alice (Mädchen Amick) will be informed that her daughter’s alive as well? Assuming Alice still has custody of Juniper (Alix West Lefler), they’re going to have to tell her eventually — but could that be the news that gets her to join their side and ditch Percival (Chris O’Shea)?
Meanwhile in the Sweet Hereafter, given the risk that Cheryl took in using her new Phoenix abilities to force her family and friends out of heaven, wouldn’t it have been smarter to make sure no one had reconsidered first before taking such a drastic course of action? It certainly looked like Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Archie (KJ Apa) were ready to change their minds, but without any opportunity to tell Cheryl that they could’ve been hurt or killed for no reason (not that there isn’t still time for that).
Other thoughts on “The Witches of Riverdale:”
- Having Jughead (Cole Sprouse) imagine a Sweet Hereafter where he’s dressed in his classic costume seemed like an excuse to have Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) wear hers from Archie’s Madhouse #22 (that’s the issue where Sabrina made her first appearance), but at least Sabrina got to have her own agenda during this crossover, in trying to steal a few moments alone with Nick.
- It’s great that Veronica (Camila Mendes) is finally getting some storylines again but why is her happiness being made to rely on her getting back together with Archie? This is an ambitious, independent woman who’s run multiple businesses. Why is Riverdale acting like they’ve run out of ideas and have to resort to letting her backslide?
Riverdale airs Sundays on The CW.