Riverdale's dead boy Ben Button showing up in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is much more confusing than we thought
Ben Button was dating Ms. Grundy in Riverdale's earlier season, so, no wonder he was immediately attracted to Ms. Wardwell aka Madam Satan as she opened the door for her meal
There are enough speculations about the potential crossover between the two hit Archie Comics universe shows; 'Riverdale' and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.' The references of Greendale and Riverdale in either show are also hard to miss, but what was an epic chilling crossover that we never saw coming was the cameo of a Riverdale character, who recently committed suicide in Season 3 episode 2 of The CW show.
Ben Button played by Moses Thiessen, jumped out of the hospital window after being rescued by Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) when playing the dangerous game of Griffins and Gargoyles (which also killed Dilton Doiley). His disturbing death shocked many fans but life in Riverdale casually moved on. Fans had a lot of questions regarding his death because it's clearly not possible to unsee it now.
But in a shocking turn of events, the dead boy showed up in the seventh episode of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' titled 'Feast of Feasts,' which is a Thanksgiving episode. Button showed up as the unnamed pizza delivery boy right at the doorstep of Madam Satan, who has possessed the body of Ms. Wardwell, Sabrina's teacher at Baxter High. The seductive Ms. Wardwell rejects Principal Hawthorne's advances and says she is going to stay in for the holiday and order food.
However, as we have already witnessed the ruthless cannibalism of the Satanic ritual, we know that ordering Pizza is only an excuse for the real meal to arrive; the delivery boy. Riverdale's dead Ben Button was likely eaten by Madam Satan and is dead in Greendale all over again. We heard Ms. Wardwell tell her familiar, Stolas, dinner had arrived when the doorbell rang.
The bigger question is the time period of the two places existing within the Archie Comics universe. Are both the shows running in the same era or was this after Ben died in Riverdale that he came to Greendale? Or is Sabrina's timeline ahead? After all, didn't Ms. Wardwell pass a comment on the magical energy of Sweetwater River? The same river where Jason Blossom's murder took place and is mapped to divide Greendale and Riverdale. Is Button the connection between Riverdale and Greendale?
Even if we were to discard the idea the Pizza boy is actually Button and that Thiessen is not playing a completely different role in a completely different series then how do we differentiate his characters' attraction for older women. Remember he was dating Ms. Grundy in the previous 'Riverdale' season? He was immediately attracted to Ms. Wardwell when she opened the door.
However, the good news is that in both the shows Button's dead body isn't shown so we are not sure if he's alive in either of these places, but survival in both is almost impossible given the circumstances he was last seen in.
As we try to figure this eerie crossover, showrunner of both shows, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, explained to Entertainment Tonight that this "suggests a very deep, deep mythology where time and space bends. It seemed like it was pretty final, but yet there he is in Greendale. But in Greendale, everyone pops up — the dead don’t stay dead long in Greendale." We have to wait and watch to understand what that meant.