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What To Expect From “Riverdale” Season 7!

Written by AnnMary Mailyan. Published: March 28 2023
(The CW)


"Riverdale" fans, we’ve made it! The highly-anticipated final season of the show is almost here! Soon we will be able to “dot the i’s and cross the t’s” and find out the answers to all the questions that we’ve had for many years. Will the gang preserve their superpowers? Which couple will become endgame? Will Archie and his friends be able to come back to the future from the past? Luckily, we don’t have to wait for too long to get the answers, as the first episode of the 7th season airs March 29 on The CW. As for now, we can only guess by collecting the “clues” (or the little sneak peaks, to be more precise) we got from the trailer. Let’s see, what can we expect from the most peculiar and versatile TV show ever!




Season 6 ended with a major cliffhanger -- after Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) used her superpowers to stop the comet, it created a ripple effect, resulting the town waking up in the 1950s, leaving lots of unanswered questions. 


The year is 1955; that’s how the trailer starts from the narrative of Jughead (Cole Sprouse), the only person who remembers their future past. Throughout the whole video, Jughead attempts to convince his friends that they actually came from the future, but no one wants to believe him. Everyone’s got a new life, a fresh start -- something that fans have been longing to see, because "Riverdale" was initially a teenage story, after all, and it feels really good to see the characters going back to school one last time. Life is normal in the '50s (at least that’s how it seems first), and we can enjoy the incredible atmosphere of that period, see our favorite school costumes once again, as well as admire the fashion and style of the era, which harkens back to the days of the original Archies comics. We’ll see new versions of the characters we've known for years. For example, Veronica (Camila Mendes) is a famous Hollywood star who just arrived in Riverdale. And just when we thought that we wouldn’t get any new crazy love triangle plot lines, the show surprises us once again. The trailer shows Veronica and Jughead making out and Betty (Lili Reinhart) enjoying a sweet date with Archie (KJ Apa). Nevertheless, we also find out that she’s dating Kevin (Casey Cott) while Archie is engaged to Cheryl. Ah, that’s the good old "Riverdale" we know and love!





It’s not all rainbows and unicorns in the new season, though. It also takes a dark turn, as we see a couple of bloody scenes in the school corridors, one of the characters locked up, and Archie tied up on a table while someone approaches him with a power saw. It’s safe to say that there’s a new maniac in town, so in order to go back to the future, our favorite characters have to survive the past first.


We’re sure the finale of the story won’t disappoint us, as we can all feel a little nostalgic for the first seasons when everyone’s been dealing with their normal teenager problems. But we’ll also uncover a whole new concept of time traveling, something we haven’t seen before. Seems like the perfect combination of old and new, doesn’t it?



Fans are most curious about the aftermath of the time-jump. How long will the heroes stay in the '50s? Will they go back to the future? And if so, will they remember this mad experience, and will it change anything in their normal lives? The creator of the showRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa has promised that the characters will definitely go back to their own timeline, as they still have things that need to be addressed, like Archie’s proposal to Betty. I guess all we can do now is wait and build our own fan theories. Who knows, maybe one of them will turn out true!