Riverdale, based on characters from Archie Comics, follows Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones as they investigate the murder of local perfect boy Jason Blossom whilst trying to uncover family secrets and maintaining their love lives.
The show proved itself to be much more than a teen drama show, especially when the mystery was solved during the penultimate episode of the freshman season, revealing Clifford Blossom to be the killer of his own son. The final episode, “The Sweet Hereafter”, dealt with the aftermath of that big reveal, while also giving a few secrets away and leaving us with a huge cliffhanger promising a dark journey for the characters in season 2. So what could season 2 bring? Here’s a few predictions and theories about what is to come!
The Fate of Fred Andrews
As sad and tragic as it is, Fred Andrews could truly be dead. He’s the most innocent person in the whole town, and the most reasonable victim. Plus, when speaking to TVGuide, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show’s creator, mentioned seeing a different Archie during the second season, a heroic Archie on a quest for vengeance. This leads us to believe that Archie is going to have face something tragic, and what’s more devastating than the death of a loving father?
The New Mystery: Who Killed Fred?
Did Hiram Lodge hire the Serpents to kill Fred? Although Hermione offered Fred to sell his business to the Lodge’s earlier during the episode, Fred refused. Perhaps Hiram, the man who stirred up too much drama in Riverdale without actually being in it, is trying to get his payback for both Hermione’s affair with Fred and also Fred’s refusal. I personally like to believe the masked Serpent who attacked him is none other than Betty’s long-lost brother!
Who is Betty’s Brother?
Alice is not as perfect as she tries to be, and the finale showed this with a big reveal! The series revealed Alice was also pregnant as a teenager, and she too got sent away to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy who then arranged an adoption.
Alice and Polly’s stories share so many similarities from a teenage pregnancy, going to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy and also not aborting the baby… But what they also share is forbidden love.
Jughead’s father, FP, already foreshadowed Alice’s past in episode 10, and EP Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed that it is a more complicated backstory in an interview. So what if Alice had an affair with a Serpent? Could it be FP since she seems to rather hate him a lot? But exactly who is the kid?
My theory is that the child could be Joaquin, a Serpent we’ve come to known as FP’s minion. It was also announced that a family from the Southside would be adopting Jughead, and maybe it might end up being the same family which adopted Joaquin. So how does it all tie in? Joaquin may have discovered his origin and decided to come forward. However, when FP gets arrested, Hiram might have made a deal with Joaquin: he kills Fred in exchange for Hiram helping his father get out of jail.
The Riverdale Civil War
Forbidden romances between the north and south sides of Riverdale, murders, secret babies and Jughead going from one side to another… A lot of conflict is happening between both sides and this may lead to a ‘civil war’ brewing in Riverdale.
So what might happen in Season 2 of Riverdale? Tell us your theories in the comments below!