The fourth season of Riverdale of The CW is over, but there is plenty more to look forward to when the show makes a return. Season four of the series was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down production, so the previous season ended with 19 episodes instead of 22.
Regardless, the finale of the season hinted at what is next for the people of the murder-ridden town on season five. “Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently told “Entertainment Tonight” that the cast and crew members filmed “more than half” of the prom episode before production halted.
Aguirre-Sacasa said that when it became clear that they were not going to be able to finish the season, the first thing he kind of did was looking at episode 20 to see if they could cobble together an episode from that.
And though they actually shot the prom, where a lot of dramatic stuff really happened, there were so many emotional scenes with Jughead and Betty and Archie and Veronica that it felt like they just could not quite do it.”
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He also described the finale episode as “really classic ‘Riverdale.’ Also, Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Tonight that the prom episode would be affecting Archie and Veronica’s relationship.
He said that they have not heard or seen the last of the song that Archie wrote for Betty in season four, episode 18, and right at this very moment where they should be celebrating everything, a lot happens. It is pretty dramatic what happens at prom with Varchie.
Season four revisited those mutual romantic feelings that Betty and Archie had as childhood best friends and also neighbors. Archie and Betty cheated on their respective partners when they kissed during episode 17. Still, Betty went on to put a final end to whatever she and Archie were doing during the following episode.
Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly that the relationship drama will always be one of the driving forces of the show. Though the status quo is a little bit returned in episode 19, the story is nowhere near completion yet.
The showrunner also revealed that on an upcoming episode, all of the relationship stuff that they have been playing throughout the season, kind of, comes back.
Sacasa told that time jumps typically happen between seasons on shows, but the abbreviated fourth season of “Riverdale” impacts how the show will be continuing.