Do "Riverdale" fans need to get their priorities straight?
Lili Reinhart warned fans Season 2, Episode 5 would be Betty's most intense episode ever. She didn't mention how intense it would be for others as well.
Betty broke up with Jughead, at least temporarily, due to the Black Hood. Archie was actually the one to tell Jughead, which made it worse. Jughead then made it even more awful for Bughead fans by kissing Toni. While Bughead was falling apart, Cheryl was drugged and nearly raped by Nick. St. Clair, whom no one will miss if the Black Hood now kills him.
Fans were left reeling. Many reactions focused on the end of Bughead, and Jughead moving on fast to kiss Toni. Others took issue with the focus on Bughead, thinking fans should be more concerned with the perpetually troubled Cheryl almost being raped:
Cheryl got assaulted, Bughead broke up, jug kisses Toni, jugs a serpent, more black hood, Betty crying. R u trying 2 kill me? #riverdale
— Ilijana???? (@ilijanaalexis) November 9, 2017
Ok, I don't watch #Riverdale anymore but Cheryl was DRUGGED and almost RAPED but Nick in this episode, and this ugly fandom is only able to talk about how Bughead have broken up and hate on Toni Topaz for kissing Jughead!
Wtf is wrong with you guys!???????? #UglyFandom
— Cassie ???????? (@Cangel_SC) November 9, 2017
Riverdale : Cheryl literally almost gets raped!!
Fandom: but Bughead!!!
Me:are you guys serious .#Riverdale
— britt (@blacksired) November 9, 2017
— Double Cherry (@heyohdih) November 9, 2017
— Kaufman Riddle (@RiddleKaufman) November 9, 2017
— baylee (@pearsonsmariano) November 9, 2017
Betty: "it doesn't have to be cruel"
Archie: RIPS OUT JUGHEAD'S HEART AND STOMPS ON IT
— Taylor Tyle (@taylor_tyle) November 9, 2017
i would've just told the black hood to kill Toni i meannn sHE CROSSED A LINE KISSING JUGHEAD LIKE THAT AND CALLING HIM "JUGGY" #riverdale
— mj (@xmjxo) November 9, 2017
— isabella (@isabellaop5) November 9, 2017
— Violin Victoria (@VictorianViolin) November 9, 2017
Betty: trying to save her loved ones from a killer
Jughead: hooking up w a girl he just met
Thanks for killing my fav ship. #riverdale
— Kelsy Coit (@sparklezheart) November 9, 2017
— katherine foutz (@katrfoutz) November 9, 2017
— Tessa Diderrich (@tessa_diderrich) November 9, 2017
so cheryl almost got raped, bughead has ended, nick st clair is about to get his ass whooped, jughead joined the serpents, toni & jughead hooked up, betty is upset, y'all cant do this to my poor heart by ending the episode like that #riverdalepic.twitter.com/zJh9XZnoRa
— chelssss ♡ (@bizzlexgarrix) November 9, 2017
#Riverdale OK so Betty lost her relationship with Veronica (and Jughead) Cheryl was drugged and almost seduced, Jughead and Toni kiss (probably because he thinks Betty really did break up with him) and WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO THE BLACK HOOD IS pic.twitter.com/AeAmYrRWli
— Rose❄ (@feeliez) November 9, 2017
— Sister Kristen???? (@EXTRAFINEDOLANS) November 9, 2017
— Edeistrash (@Edeistrash) November 9, 2017
what is this trash ass stuff CHERYL DESERVES BETTER SHES BEEN HURT ENOUGH & TONI DESERVES BETTER THAN JUGHEADS CRUSTY ASS REBOUND #riverdale
— ???? (@elevenzsz) November 9, 2017
You know you didn't seem to mind the drama? Betty/Archie "Barchie" shippers:
— Jellie Ellie (@PLObession) November 9, 2017
— Barchie Daily (@Barchiedaily) November 9, 2017
— boo (@sexts_stylinson) November 9, 2017
For the record, Cole Sprouse told TVLine he initially thought Jughead should push Toni away.
Then he decided "it would be more interesting if he didn't, and he actually somewhat enjoyed the admiration of another young woman, which I think is quintessentially the most teenage thing to do... I don't necessarily even think it's sexual, so to speak. Even if it's platonic, it's something that's brand-new, uncharted territory for him, and he feels excited by it."
Next up is Season 6, Episode 6, "Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof," airing Wednesday, November 15 on The CW:
"Mayor McCoy threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside; Jughead and Archie try to stop a dangerous alliance between the Serpents and a long-time rival from forming; Betty turns to Veronica for help."
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