After a two-week hiatus, Riverdale finally returns Thursday night with “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders.” When we last left off with the gang, tensions were pretty high, to say the least. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) had just been arrested in connection with Jason Blossom’s (Trevor Stines) murder, and not only was his dad (Skeet Ulrich) not there for support, he essentially dumped Jughead on Archie (K.J. Apa) and his father (Luke Perry), so he could take some time to get his act together.
In an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, Jughead and Archie are helping out Mr. Andrews with his construction work. While things start out a bit awkward — understandable, given the recent revelations about their dads’ murky history — they quickly find common ground. Archie goes on and on — albeit a little insensitively, considering Jughead’s situation — about how devoted his father is, saying, “He works his ass off for me, bro, never asks for anything. Always has my back, even when I mess up.” Jughead concedes the same. “Your dad’s got my back too, more than some people,” he admits, and the tension seems to ease up.
Jason Blossom is dead, and everybody in Riverdale is suspect.
If you need a primer on the hit CW TV show based on the beloved Archie comics, let us catch you up with the necessary spoilers from past episodes: Jason’s twin, Cheryl, has admitted that she’s “guilty,” but that she didn’t actually kill him. A forensic investigation concluded that Jason was alive for an entire week after Cheryl claimed that he drowned to death. When Jason’s body was found, there was a gunshot wound to his forehead. As for the crime scene? That’s a layered situation, too. After Veronica and Betty found a gun in Ms. Grundy’s car it seemed like the mystery had been solved. Oh, and did we mention? Ms. Grundy was the teacher who was having an inappropriate relationship with Archie; the two were at that very river and heard a gun being shot the day Jason disappeared. It turns out she was living with a false identity, and left town once Archie’s dad and Betty’s mom found out about her and Archie.
If there’s anything to know about Riverdale, it’s that nothing is ever as it seems. (Cole Sprouse has even said that no character – Jughead included – should be exempt from suspicion.) Though fans have a few episodes to go before the first season ends, the cast wrapped filming a few weeks ago. What does this mean? Well, the cast likely knows how the mystery plays out.
While on set for the filming of the final episode of season one, Teen Vogue asked each of the main cast members what they think about the season’s end. Could their responses clue you into what’s next? Probably not – there are no real spoilers here. All we know is that the ending is shocking, and just when you think you have it all figured out is probably when you’re most misled.
K.J. APA (ARCHIE ANDREWS)
“I kind of, to be honest, knew. In the back of my mind, I was like, I knew that. I knew that was going to happen. I wasn’t too surprised.”
To help us deal with Riverdale‘s two week hiatus, The CW has decided on releasing one scene per week that didn’t make it to the final cut of the episode. This week, it was KJ’s turn to upload a scene from episode 5 “Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness” featuring Archie and Valerie. You can watch it bellow!
Hello KJ fans! We bring you some very adorable new photos of KJ in A Dog’s Purpose, where he plays Young Ethan. Along with the gallery additions, we also announce that our page dedicated to the movie is online! So check it out for information on the plot, quotes, and much more!
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
ULTERIOR MOTIVES — Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters.
As we revealed in the previous post, more surprises would be coming to the site. After Shortland Street, we’ve decided to tackle The Cul De Sac, a New Zealand sci-fi mini series where KJ played Jack. We’ve added to our gallery more promotional photos and episode stills, along with episode screencaptures! We want to apologize on the size of some episode stills, as we know they’re tiny however we couldn’t find them in a bigger version (nor we could ignore they existed). Along with the gallery updates, comes a page dedicated to The Cul De Sac! Sadly we couldn’t find as many information on KJ’s character as we hoped for but you still get to learn a bit about him and the show!
After the adults mysteriously disappear, 16 year-old Rose must draw on all her courage to keep her siblings safe as dark forces begin to tear the world apart.