Town Secrets - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Have you ever completed tearing up, Riverdale followers? The ending of Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19 hit like a ton of emotional bricks.

The penultimate episode of Riverdale was a satisfying and touching journey down reminiscence lane.

“Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Six: The Golden Age of Television” balanced each winding down the tales of Riverdale Season 7 and honoring the sequence. If we did not have a sequence finale developing, this might’ve been a candy finish to the story.

Very similar to Tabitha’s angelic twist, this chapter weaves each worlds collectively — the 2 sides of Riverdale we now have come to know: (1) the six seasons of the unique Riverdale and (2) the reboot set in 1955.

We will not get into the group’s large determination with out discussing how they’ve come to date.

Mr. Fieldstone - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Having the city proper their wrongs was a very long time coming.

Individuals like Dr. Werthers and Principal Featherhead had been controlling issues with an iron fist. Getting them each out of energy had been wins that everyone wanted; they weren’t small however as a substitute large victories.

The great. The unhealthy. The bear.


It is a disgrace that Dr. Werthers prospered and obtained the job with the president. Out of the three (together with Clifford Blossom), he was the worst, however I am going to nonetheless bask within the pleasure of figuring out he is gone.

And having Principal Weatherbee again made me smile!

He is had his ups and downs within the authentic timeline, however he was a greater principal throughout Riverdale’s run. It was a pleasant nostalgic contact.

Roomies - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

One of many large themes of the sequence’ penultimate chapter was victory via redemption. Like these adults getting the boot, many different small battles had been received, or folks obtained their redemption second.

For instance, Mrs. Thornton obtained her job again.

It was an enormous injustice when she obtained accused throughout Riverdale Season 7 Episode 13. She was one in all Archie’s loudest supporters of his writing desires; all she ever was was form.

Her return fastened one thing we did not know we wanted: optimistic and supportive folks for the teenagers. Archie’s life will change for the higher by having her round.

Pin-up Girls - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

The identical goes for Cheryl’s and Veronica’s/Clay’s victories.

All through Riverdale Season 7, folks have continuously informed Veronica that she needs to be working within the film trade. Josie additionally gave her that recommendation on Riverdale Season 7 Episode 17, so she is aware of it has been a scorching subject merchandise.

I don’t doubt that her film plans with Clay and The Comet will get their ft within the door of the film enterprise.

Jughead: Can I at the least kiss you goodbye?
Tabitha: Jughead Jones, you learn my thoughts.
[They kiss]

And Cheryl’s overthrow of Evelyn Evernever within the River Vixens righted a fallacious attributable to Clifford Blossom. The queen bee is again and thriving.

It is good for her to be her genuine self as the top cheerleader queen bee and by popping out. Cheryl has been on a journey via the politics of residence life and college life; she’s lastly on prime and ruling like she was meant to do.

Projectionists - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Talking of The Comet, at the least Jughead and Mr. Fieldstone can stroll away figuring out they did every little thing potential to put in writing good comics. In the event that they needed to throw within the towel, leaving on a excessive notice is one of the best ways.

Jughead’s final story was an incredible one that might contact many individuals.

Plus, if the morality tribunal would not settle for this story (which had no overt murders, gore, or paranormal creatures), they might by no means give Pep Comics peace. The Comet ought to’ve handed their take a look at, particularly because it was already a printed story in literature.

Jughead and Mr. Fieldstone can maintain their heads excessive. And Mr. Fieldstone was a superb boss; he appeared very supportive of Jughead, even of their remaining days.

Comic Book Writer - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Did anybody else get teary-eyed throughout Betty and Alice’s heart-to-heart?

It is one factor for Alice to learn Betty’s e book; that alone is already an enormous win. Like, Betty on the duvet in lingerie may’ve been sufficient to persuade Alice to not learn it. (She’s nonetheless Alice Cooper, in spite of everything.)

However for Alice to learn the e book and really feel emotionally related to the tales was an enormous win that repaired a whole lot of injury. Alice let down her partitions and have become weak; we lastly obtained late Riverdale Season 2 Alice once more.

Hopefully, Alice takes Betty’s recommendation and lives her desires. She would not want Hal; she will have her happiness with out him.

The Angel Tabitha twist gave us two large inquiries to debate. Would you’ve got most popular the timeline weave again to the darker 2023 timeline or maintain it at Riverdale 1955?

Tabitha’s arrival revealed that each one the timelines and multiverses weaved collectively right into a single path, selecting to maintain them in 1955. This transfer stored the characters of their authentic Archie Comics vibe and period.

Jughead: I assume that you just had been profitable too?
Tabitha: After a lot trial and error, I noticed it could be unimaginable for me to untangle and pull aside all the varied timelines. So as a substitute, I wove all of them right into a single timeline. This one.

I do not thoughts this twist as a result of it evened out every little thing for Riverdale with a transparent path.

Nothing from the 2023 timeline is misplaced. All these recollections and the primary six seasons of Riverdale nonetheless matter, so watching these seasons would not really feel like a waste. And it rights the wrongs that typically got here up from Riverdale’s most outrageous plots, just like the superpowers of Riverdale Season 6.

Plus, the characters are primarily based on the unique comics. This transfer connects to that basis fairly properly now with a logical reply.

Back In Town - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

The second query is: would you’ve got chosen to maintain the nice and unhealthy recollections of the unique timeline or simply the nice ones?

I most likely would’ve leaned towards the previous. Every little thing, even the Mothmen arc of Riverdale Season 5, occurred for a cause. It is good to recollect historical past because it shapes what was, what’s, and what might be.

Betty: Archie informed us what you confirmed him.
Veronica: We’d prefer to see what Archie noticed. Collectively.
Betty: Traditional B and V fashion.

Jughead and Betty being the one two to maintain each the nice and unhealthy made a whole lot of sense.

Jughead served because the narrator for Riverdale, so he is seen just about every little thing and accepted it as such. And he has a darker and extra real looking outlook on the world; he would not shrink back from how unhealthy issues can get.

Alternatively, Betty has had the very best character improvement all through Riverdale’s historical past. She’s confronted a lot development and alter in her life; it could’ve been a disgrace for her to overlook that she conquered Darkish Betty.

Cooper Household - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Hopefully, the teenagers can use this contemporary begin and their recollections to form their lives for the higher.

It is unhappy that Angel Tabitha and Jughead cannot be collectively anymore (and this Tabitha will not exist). Their remaining goodbye kiss was so heartbreaking! Nonetheless, finishing the mission has given all of them the prospect for extra.

Understanding that Tabitha 1955 will achieve enterprise college and dwell in Chicago is a good way to finish her story.

And with just one extra episode left of Riverdale, a lot may nonetheless occur. The endgame romances, the ultimate choices, the character ambitions, and probably extra?

Let’s cross our fingers for a improbable and satisfying finale!

The Town Full of Pep! - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 19

Final Ideas From Sweetwater River:

    • Archie agreeing to work the farm for Reggie was so touching. As we have mentioned earlier than, their friendship has been among the finest pairings of Riverdale Season 7.


    • Wait, are Uncle Frank and Sheriff Keller hooking up?!


    • Utilizing Riverdale’s episodes, like Riverdale Season 1 Episode 1, as a option to showcase to the teenagers what occurred within the authentic timeline was good. It felt very meta, like how the comedian books had been proven as recollections throughout Riverdale Season 6.


    • “Tell Me” by Johnny Jewel ft. Saoirse Ronan is such a hauntingly stunning track. It sums up Riverdale’s pilot and the present as a complete.


Fallen River Vixen - Riverdale Season 7 Episode 16

Now, over to you, Riverdale followers.

What did you consider “Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Six: The Golden Age of Television”?

What’s going to occur within the sequence finale, Riverdale Season 7 Episode 20? Do you agree with the choices made in regards to the recollections? Are you unhappy to see Angel Tabitha depart?

When you missed the newest episode of Riverdale, you may watch Riverdale on-line through TV Fanatic. Come again right here and share your ideas within the feedback beneath.

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