'Riverdale' Season 5: Mary-Brooke to Cheryl-Toni, here are five relationships we wish get more screentime
When it comes to the murder capital of the world, the town of 'Riverdale' seems to circulate around four main people - Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). This, of course, makes sense considering the comic word that is the Archieverse revolves around the Archie Gang. While we're all here to see the quad's relationship drama explore, considering Betty and Archie cheated on Jughead and Veronica, with each other, we can't help but also want our other ships and their love story to move forward. 'Riverdale' comes with its passion and drama when it comes to murders and murderers, drugs, gargoyles, cult and so forth - but, the relationships are what makes us want to tune in. If you've watched shows targeted for a young crowd, you know that the audiences are always invested in the relationships. So, besides #Bughead, #Varchie & #Barchie, here are five couples we hope to see more of in the series' upcoming Season 5.
Mary Andrews and Brooke Rivers
In the last season of the series, in 'Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away With Murder,' we saw Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald) tell her son Archie about the fact that she was dating Brooke Rivers (Luvia Petersen). Rivers is a recruiter for the naval academy and an old friend of Andrews. She also presented Archie with the opportunity to join the academy. River's husband passed away in Afghanistan, and Andrews' husband Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) also passed. Perry, the actor passed in real life, and the show had the most tear-jerking goodbye episode. But in sadness, good things prosper and Andrews and Rivers started dating. Besides, Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) and his relationships and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), there was no other LGBTQ+ representation. This is the first adult relationship on the series, that represents the LGBTQIA+ community, and of course, we are all here for it. When it comes to the series, we're aware we don't see much when it comes to adult relationships, but we're really hoping this changes this upcoming season. Andrews and Rivers are an adorable couple, and Andrews has gone through too much and we deserve (just as she does) to see her happy.
Alice Cooper and FP Jones
So, we know for a fact - due to the public reports and social media posts - that actor Skeet Ulrich who plays our favorite rebel FB Jones is leaving the show. But, we also that he and Betty's mother, Alice Cooper Mädchen Amick are together. What we don't know is how Jones will be written off the show? But, it does make us sad that Cooper won't get to be with the man she loves. What we can hope for though, is more screentime, in the episode preluding Jone's departure. The series had to cut Season 4 short due to the Covid-19, and we know Season 5 will continue with what supposed to be the actual ending of Season 4 - which means, we have a bit of time before Jones is off. He can't miss his son, Jughead's prom or graduation. In that time, we're hoping to get a bit more on Cooper and Jones, they are a lovely couple who also share a son together - Charles Smith (Wyatt Nash). It took a while for Cooper and Jones to get together, and they got so little screentime, it's a bit saddening considering so many of the fans (like us) were shipping them for so long. They are highschool sweethearts - we need this love story!
Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz
Blossom has to be the best frenemy there ever way, as her character is not only feisty but cruel and a tortured soul. When it comes to family drama, the Blossoms are not fair behind in murderous plans - especially with what her parents had done. But, Blossom has become a force of nature with Topaz by her side. This couple, if not the spiciest, is one of our favorites in the entire series. We already know that we are to find out more about Topaz in the upcoming season when it comes to her family life and her relationship. In the same narrative, we're hoping (almost begging, at this point) that #Choni gets screen time. They are a huge positive when it comes to representation - not only for the LGBTQIA+ community but also when it comes to interracial couples. So far it almost seems like the couple was meant to keep the men's eyes on the screen, but we're hoping this season the couple gets at rue narrative that doesn't revolve around just sex appeal.
Fangs Fogarty and Kevin Keller
Kevin Keller, also one of our favorite characters (Casey Cott) has not been featured in a significant relationship with a partner. We had seen him with Moose Mason (Cody Kearsley) which ended terribly and now with Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner). The entire of Season 4 showed Keller run a "tickle porn" scam with Mason, but nothing moving forward in their relationship. They do have a ship name #Kangs, which means we're waiting on that narrative to be pushed forward asap. We got a hint of their future romance when in Season 4 Fogarty hinted that he and Keller would have a real chance at a relationship when they get out of their murderous town and move on to college. So, for their sake, and that of ours, we're hoping for way more and much-deserved screen time for Keller's love life with Fogarty.
Charles Smith and Chic
We know Chic (Hart Denton) is in jail, for the whole Gargoyle thing (let's not recap that), but he has been in cahoots with Charles Smith, the FBI agent for a while now. We have not seen Chic or Charles with any other romantic interests, and we're sure there's something their planning on a criminal level. It was also revealed that the duo were in a realtionship - so we're hoping that in the process of the series revealing what they are up to criminally, we might get more screen time of the couple as well. They seem to have the potential to be uber dangerous, considering ones a avid killer and the other has ties to the FBI. This would be quite an interesting plotline that could infold, and we have a slight feeling that they have something to do with the cinephile tape narrative. The possible last mystery that will be solved before the seven-year-time jump!
'Riverdale' Season 5 premieres on January 20, 2021, on The CW.