'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 10: With Uncle Frank in the picture, fans hope he lives up to Fred's legacy
This article contains spoilers for 'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 10: 'Varsity Blues'
The midseason premiere of 'Riverdale' titled 'Varsity Blue' sees the Bulldogs go against Stonewall Prep in a championship football game. While Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) prepares for his last few plays of the season, he has a new member of the Andrews family to transition into the murder capital of 'Riverdale'.
If you've watched 'Riverdale' you'd know by now that every "new" character that shows up reveals a dark webbed secret or a dead body. So it's easy to understand why fans are hesitant to believe that Uncle Frank (Ryan Robbins), Fred Andrew's (Luke Perry) brother is all butterflies and rainbows.
Besides an honest legacy, Fred Andrews left behind a town he helped construct from the rumble, and for that, he has the utmost respect from his family and the town's people. It's a hard burden to carry if you have to follow the Andrews legacy, especially if you're coming from a life of drugs and liquor like uncle Frank is.
"If they’re bringing Fred's 'brother' in, I don’t want any dumb shit coming from him. Uncle frank better live up to Fred’s legacy #riverdale," tweeted one fan.
Expectations are running high for Uncle Frank, but we're not expecting him to uphold Fred's standards of an "honest living". With his introduction in this episode, his character has already been under question from his use of alcohol, DUI's and selling painkiller drugs to Munroe (Eli Goree).
A man with drugs will always seem to have some power over teenagers because drugs come easy with connections. Archie, who has started to build a bond with his Uncle Frank, seems to evade the dark side exposed to him, and we caught on.
"I love how Archie is like: "NO UNCLE FRANK! YOU CANNOT GIVE MUNROE PILLS SO THAT HE CAN PLAY IN THE GAME!" He "forbids" Frank from giving Munroe pills but seconds later he's like "aiight, I'm out " ...does he really think Munroe isn't gonna take the pills??? #Riverdale," tweeted a fan echoing our sentiment.
"Archie...Uncle Frank was wrong...don't give him a sense of validation. #Riverdale @CW_Riverdale," tweeted another fan warning Archie.
Not to mention, Archie does not seem to heed his mother Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald) warning to not trust his Uncle Frank. But Archie being Archie offers his uncle a job at the family construction business and a home to live in.
"Archie told Mary that Uncle Frank is moving in with them. Mary has no say in the matter. #Riverdale," tweeted a fan realizing that Archie's nonchalant nature to upcoming anger eludes him.
'Riverdale' Season 4 airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW.