'Riverdale': Archie Andrews locks lips with someone who is not Veronica and Jughead is determined to meet the Gargoyle King
Amidst ample prison drama waiting to unfold in the upcoming episode titled 'The Great Escape' we see Archie kiss Joaquin DeSantos, his fellow cell-mate, and a Serpent
Just because 'Riverdale's' much-anticipated flashback episode is over does not mean the fun is over; it's all just getting started. A sneak peek to the upcoming new episode 5 titled 'The Great Escape' shows Archie Andrews in action, literally. He locks lips with someone who isn't Veronica, not even close. Amidst ample prison drama waiting to unfold coming Wednesday, we see Archie kiss Joaquin DeSantos, his cell-mate, and a Serpent.
Fans had hardly recovered from the previous 'The Midnight Club' episode where the Riverdale teens played a teen version of their parents and revealed the genesis of the evil game Gryphons and Gargoyles. In a matter of two days, the sneak peek was released and has sent fans into a frenzy, making everyone question what the hell is happening in the little town located by the Sweetwater River.
The promo trailer has addressed our major concern of Jughead Jones as he delves deeper into the G&G game. At the end of episode 4, we saw Jughead in the bunker playing the deadly game with Cheryl, Toni, Sweet Pea and Fangs as Betty looked horrified as he mentioned that he is going to "ascend" and meet the Gargoyle King. The teaser has somewhat relieved us of the doubt that Jughead had forgotten his sense of purpose in joining the game. In this sneak peek he affirms that he is starting to see patterns in the game as his involvement gets deeper while Betty ominously says, "this game messes with your head."
But the major focus is on the red-head as we see Joaquin leaning in for a romantic kiss. Joaquin was previously in a relationship with Kevin Keller, who is currently in a rocky relationship with jock, Moose. So while we know Joaquin is gay, fans are questioning if Archie Andrews is bisexual. We have to wait and see if Archie reciprocates to his advances.
However, same-sex kisses are not new to Riverdale. Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz have locked lips, and so has Kevin Keller with his closeted boyfriend, Moose. Last season Betty and Veronica exchanged a steamy kiss too but that was criticized for being a queer-bait.