13 biggest Riverdale questions answered (plus fun facts and spoilers)

Since its premiere in 2017, Riverdale has been one of the most talked about shows on television. Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit The CW’s teen drama mystery series has made a lasting impact on pop culture and continues to cement that legacy with each new season. But due to the evolving nature of its narrative, it’s not always the easiest series to keep up with if you aren’t watching every episode. (Even then it can be tricky to understand what’s going on, to be honest!)...
Warning: Some spoilers from the series are ahead! Does Jughead die in Riverdale? Which time? Just kidding! But it’s true that Jughead’s fate has had the most question marks of any other character in Riverdale. He’s almost died a number of times throughout the series, the most notably being the season 4 cliffhanger surrounding his supposed death. However, Jughead has never died and most likely will not die at any point in the series.
Who is the Trash Bag Killer in Riverdale? *SPOILERS!* The TBK mystery is ongoing in Riverdale season 6, but the killer was first believed to be Betty’s nemesis Glen… until the Trash Bag Killer started chopping him to bits. Right now, Archie and Betty believe TBK to be a man working on Archie’s house, but there’s sure to be a number of plot twists. All we know is that TBK has an unhealthy attachment to Betty, as per usual. What are the superpowers in Riverdale season 6?
*SPOILERS!* In case you didn’t know or are fuzzy on the superpower twist in the current season, Archie and Betty receive special powers after the bomb goes off in Archie’s house. Archie becomes invincible, while Betty can read threatening auras. Meanwhile, Jughead’s hearing loss soon turns into mind reading. These powers are believed to be tied to Cheryl’s curse, but we’ll see where they take our favorite characters! Does Archie die in Riverdale? No, Archie does not die. He survives a bear...
Riverdale — “Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale” — Image Number: RVD601c_0014r — Pictured: Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Why did they rename Riverdale? If you’re only a casual fan of the series and don’t understand what happened at the beginning of season 6 with the town’s “name change,” here’s the cut-and-dry answer. “Rivervale” was a five-episode event that took place in an alternate universe known...
What year is Riverdale set in? Even though Riverdale technically had a seven-year time jump after its fourth season, which aired in 2020, most would assume that the series now takes place in 2027. However, in an infamous line from Veronica, it’s revealed that the series is now currently in present day. Still, clever fans will notice that the gang graduated in 2020, so the math doesn’t really add up. Let’s just say Riverdale is more of a state of mind than a specific place you can pinpoint...
Yes! Mark Consuelos joined the cast in season 2 as Hiram Lodge, Veronica’s father and the series’ perennial villain. Consuelos opted to leave the hit series at the end of the fifth season. Hiram was run out of town after causing the fire at Pop’s. *SPOILERS!* He later leaves a bomb under Archie’s bed, nearly killing him and Betty, which prompts Veronica to call a hit on her father. Although she has second thoughts, the deed was already done, and Hiram’s funeral was held in Riverdale season...
What state is Riverdale in? The exact state where Riverdale takes place in has been left ambiguous in the series. From context clues, we can tell that it’s somewhere in the North East, perhaps even in New England. Most have assumed that the town is in Upstate New York since the characters have frequently made references to living close to the city. A recent season 6 episode featured “Riverdale, New York” on a police flyer, though it’s not supposed to be the actual town in New York. Where...
Although the series takes place in the United States, like a lot of popular American television series, Riverdale is actually filmed in Canada. Each season of Riverdale has been filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the cast resides while the show’s in production. Who is the Black Hood in Riverdale? Because of all the red herrings and false starts and stops in the various Riverdale mystery investigations, it can be difficult to keep track of who ended up being who. While there was...
Who killed Jason in Riverdale? If you’re still looking for clarification on the first season’s big mystery, we don’t blame you. It happened so long ago and so many more wild mysteries have occurred on the series since then. Riverdale’s first big mystery revealed that Clifford Blossom, Jason and Cheryl’s father, murdered Jason after he found out his father was involved in the drug business. Clifford later hanged himself in the syrup distillery and Cheryl burned down Thornhill Mansion. Riverdale...
When does Riverdale come back? Riverdale season 6 returned on Sunday, March 20 at 8/7c on The CW. The series moved to Sunday nights for the first time in its run. After season 6 concludes sometime during the summer, Riverdale season 7 will make its premiere either in fall 2022 or early 2023, which will be announced by The CW at a later date. Is Riverdale season 7 the final season?
Before The CW even renewed Riverdale for season 7, there had been rumblings that the season after the sixth could be the last season. A number of cast members, including Lili Reinhart, hinted that season 7 could be the endgame for the hit drama series. While talking to GQ to promote his new movie Moonshot, Cole Sprouse told the magazine that he’s ready for the show to come to its final conclusion and “wrap it up with a bow.” Ultimately, that decision isn’t up to the cast members, but it...

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