'Riverdale' Season 5 Trailer: Betty and Archie kiss, fans say 'Varchie already ended, Veronica catching up now'

We see Betty and Archie kiss, following which Veronica can be seen crying and saying, 'Something happened between Betty and Archie'

                            'Riverdale' Season 5 Trailer: Betty and Archie kiss, fans say 'Varchie already ended, Veronica catching up now'
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The new trailer for ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 is out and it is wild. And of course, it is driving fans wild as well. The trailer for the new season of this teen drama based on Archie Comics has many important moments. For one, we see Betty (Lili Reinhart) brandishing a gun. But in another scene, we see Betty and Archie (KJ Apa) kiss, following which Veronica (Camila Mendes) can be seen crying and saying, “Something happened between Betty and Archie.”

Even though she doesn’t yet know that they kissed while practicing for the school musical, fans have long speculated that, after Archie sings a full version of ‘Carry The Torch’, the song he wrote for Betty, at prom, Veronica will put two and two together.


While there were many other plot points worth noting in the trailer, many fans seemed to be stuck on the Betty-Archie kiss. “But did I just Betty and Archie kiss?” asked a fan on Twitter. “why did Archie and Betty kiss,” asked another fan. But most fans seemed to believe this was inevitable. One fan wrote, “Betty and Archie aren't dating but they are endgame.” Another fan said, “genuinely very excited for betty and Archie's story to get the screen time it deserves! and in general, can’t wait to see where everyone lands as adults.”





One fan wrote on Twitter, “even if betty did tell jughead about what happened that doesn’t mean that it didn’t mean anything to her or that Barchie isn’t happening. yall are forgetting that she’s scared of going there with Archie. we’re literally gonna get Barchie before the time jump and after so it’s ok.” Another fan wrote on Twitter, “Archie on the other hand, already made his choice. He may have been confused at the beginning of 4.18 but he wasn't anymore when he tried to serenade Betty into giving them a chance. And he will do it again. Varchie already ended, Veronica is just catching up now.”



Though it isn't mentioned explicitly, the trailer hints at the time jump to come. Archie even references this with his comment about prom being the "last dance" the group will be able to enjoy together. He says, “This will be the last dance with our friends… Can’t miss it.” 

Aside from that, we also see Betty and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) having sex in the trailer. But is this sex after Betty confesses to him about cheating with Archie? The sad expressions on their faces would suggest so. Also, we saw in the trailer that while investigating what looks like a rave party, Jughead and Betty discover someone in a bizarre owl mask filming them. The Voyeurs who showed up last season wore similar, seemingly homemade masks. But so far, they’ve been classic comic book versions of the characters in the show. 

Earlier this year, ‘Riverdale’ showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa dished details on the upcoming Season 5. "Yeah, we had written episodes 20, 21 and 22 and when we talked about Season 5 and some of the big events like prom and graduation, it would feel like a cheat if we somehow didn't do those. So we're essentially starting the season with the last three episodes of Season 4, and partly because they're dynamite episodes. I mean big, big, big changes happen. We are continuing the mystery and the relationship drama straight into Season 5," he said.

Catch 'Riverdale' Season 5 on January 20, 2021, on The CW.

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