From a time jump to disclosing the videotape murderer, here is what will unfold in the Season 5 of ‘Riverdale’.
The season 4 of The CW’s popular teen drama ‘Riverdale’ had to be cut short in March after it was confirmed that a crew member had come into contact with a coronavirus patient. Since the shooting was aborted, the makers decided to end the series three episodes earlier. But, now with only a few days away from its premiere, let’s find out what will occur in the not so ordinary lives of Veronica, Betty, Archie and Jughead.
- Drama packed trailer of ‘Riverdale’ Season 5
- ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 details you need to know
- ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 Fan theories
Drama packed trailer of ‘Riverdale’ Season 5
In the final moments of the forceful season 4 finale, Riverdale High’s principal, Mr Honey was the latest victim of the videotape killer. Through a sinister tape, the viewers got to know how Mr Honey was stabbed to death. A gang of killers who wore masks with the faces of Archie Andrews and his friends. However, the drama-filled trailer of ‘Riverdale’ was released just before its season 5 premiere on 20th January. The trailer was all about unravelling the mystery of ‘Riverdale’s’ videotape murderer.
The strange videotapes showed people in masks that perform disturbing crimes that will mount in season 5. Hence, the Core Four have to figure out who is the videotape murderer. They also get a warning from Stonewall Prep student Bret Weston Wallis that something massive is coming.
Apart from the murderer’s identity, the trailer of season 5 of ‘Riverdale also gave fans a peek into Riverdale High’s senior prom. The whole group offered a toast to their final days in high school. The trailer also showed Veronica sobbing while mentioning how something happened between Betty and Archie, referring to their secret make-out session from the end of Season 4.
‘Riverdale’ Season 5 details you need to know
The first three episodes of ‘Riverdale’ will focus on wrapping up the sinister videotape mystery. Season 5 of ‘Riverdale’ will take a time jump of seven years. Archie will be heading to the U.S. Naval Academy, Betty to Yale, Jughead will go to the University of Iowa, and Veronica will enter Barnard College in New York. However, the gang will return to their hometown for a series of new adventures and thrills.
The time jump aspect was confirmed by Executive Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In an interview with TV Line, he talked about how they had been talking and planning on doing a time jump. As usually, time jumps happen in-between seasons because there is a tease at the very end. He felt like maybe what they will do is start with the last three episodes. Hence, they decided to pick up right where they left off for the first three episodes and then execute a time jump after those three episodes.
Skeet Ulrich (F.P. Jones) and Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge) are reported to be leaving after ‘Riverdale’ season 4. Though there is a possibility they might return for the first three episodes of season 5 to help wrap the mystery up. According to rumours, one of these characters may be killed off in the coming episode of ‘Riverdale’ season 5.
‘Riverdale’ Season 5 Fan theories
According to many fan theories and rumours, Jughead’s half-brother Charles Smith seems to be behind all the killings.
A Reddit user wrote:
“I strongly believe that Chic is blackmailing Charles with evidence of his past from when they lived together at the seedy motel. Charles is just a pawn in Chic’s game. Charles is playing along with the relationship to try and get on his good side, otherwise, why wouldn’t Charles just expose Alice and Betty murdering that random guy from season 2 beforehand? Chic could also be threatening to harm the Cooper or Jones family. So, Charles is playing along in fear of losing his family that he spent so long looking. Chic could also be manipulating Charles into recording the strange videotapes that appear on everyone’s door. He is forcing him to send information back on Betty’s life as revenge for her turning him into the black hood back in season 2 by tapping in on her calls”.
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