'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 17: Not impressed with [spoiler] kiss, fans think their chemistry is 'the worst'
Fans took to Twitter to slam the kiss and the relationship
Spoiler alert for 'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 17 'Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town'
This episode was supposed to be focused on a musical narrative based on 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', but Kevin Keller's production took a backseat because the writers had another scene in mind. Amid the sinister tape mystery, we see fights break out between Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones, and Veronica Lodge and Archie Andrews, and while that may not seem as surprising, the kiss that came afterward is what we weren't expecting. Not everyone was happy though!
"Did they really just put #barchie back in the show just to use those songs from the musical just cause their voices go together? This was unnecessary. #Riverdale #bugheadforever," tweeted a fan.
In a heated moment of a romantic song, the #Barchie kiss finally happened, and for real this time. No more faking it, like they were when they were trying to convince everyone that Jughead was dead. This episode fell short of its musical narrative, we don't think they did justice to the Broadway musical but their talent still is impeccable, from the costumes all the way to their vocals.
What struck fans though was definitely the kiss, so the musical took the heat on the back burner — a shame, considering 'Riverdale's' musical episodes are highly anticipated.
"OK.... I'M NOT ABLE TO GET OVER THE SHIT EPISODE OF #RIVERDALE I JUST SAW! WHY DID ROBERTO FUCK THE COUPLE WHO GAVE HIM ALL??? #BUGHEAD IS THE REASON MOST OF THE PEOPLE WATCH THIS SHOW! I'M NOT GOOD... I'M NOT OKAY," tweeted a furious fan.
"You mean to tell me they’re over just like that ? Look at them. Make it make sense #bughead #riverdale," tweeted another user. Both #Bughead and #Barchie have strong fan bases but we're surprised at the intensity that fans had against the #Barchie kiss. "I'm convinced barchie shippers are part of some mind control experiment to think they have chemistry, literally the worst on the entire show #riverdale," tweeted one user.
Some were a little mild on the shade though, with another user tweeting, "Obviously I ship Bughead but like I wouldn’t care about their downfall that much if it at least made sense. Like at least give me a few more scenes of Barchie flirting first. #riverdale."
Some, on the other hand, used the emotional aspect of the narrative to prove that #Bughead is meant to be, "#bughead is the only reason that I watch #riverdale. I thought it would be interesting at the most to see #barchie, then have #bughead end up together. But with the PTSD I'm sure jughead is having from his 2nd near death experience, I believe that jughead nor V deserve this," tweeted another user.
We don't know what relationships are moving forward, but for now, neither Betty nor Archie have come clean to their significant others about their cheating. We have to wait and see how far #Barchie will take that one kiss.
'Riverdale' airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm EST on The CW.