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Is Archie Dead or Alive in Riverdale? Where is He Now?

The CW’s teen sequence ‘Riverdale’ is recognized for outlandish plot twists that concurrently delight and horrify followers. In the sixth season, with ‘Rivervale,’ a 5-episode occasion, the present introduces supernatural parts into the principle characters’ lives. However, questions from the finale of season 5 in addition to the ending of season 6 episode 1 proceed to bamboozle followers. Everyone is anxious to know in regards to the destiny of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), who is caught in an explosion in the season 5 finale and is sacrificed by his buddies in a pagan ritual in the season 6 premiere. Is he useless or alive? Where is he? Let’s discover out!

Is Archie Andrews Dead or Alive in Riverdale?

At the tip of season 5, we see Archie and Betty cuddling in mattress after Hiram is exiled. However, the deposed mafia boss crops a bomb beneath the couple’s mattress. Although Archie finds the bomb after listening to it ticking, we later see his home on hearth. Fans anticipated the primary episode of season 6 to handle this huge cliffhanger. However, in season 6 episode 1, we see Archie and Betty dwelling fortunately collectively and planning their future — besides issues aren’t what they appear to be. Their city is referred to as Rivervale and it appears to be fairly totally different from Riverdale. And no one appears to recollect something about their Riverdale lives!

However, Archie has a nightmare in regards to the bomb explosion and is comforted by Betty. Archie says, “Yeah, and the weirdest part, we were living in a town called Riverdale.” Betty laughs, amused by the spelling. Seemingly, the bomb explosion is not part of the ‘Rivervale’ universe and is only a concern of Archie’s. The ticking sound all through the episode highlights that the world of Rivervale is without delay related to and separate from Riverdale’s.

This makes us consider that the characters in ‘Rivervale’ wouldn’t have the very same destiny because the characters we see in ‘Riverdale.’ It is potential that Rivervale is an alternate universe/dimension, a what-if model of Riverdale that absolutely embraces darkish paranormal forces. Thus, all the pieces that occurs in Rivervale could not occur in Riverdale and vice-versa.

Towards the tip of season 6 episode 1, we see how Cheryl, embracing her witchy facet, makes use of her efficient pagan treatments and life options to garner the assist of Betty, Toni, Fangs, Tabitha, and Jughead. Cheryl is plotting in opposition to Archie, who is a menace to her maple syrup enterprise. Betty, determined to have Archie’s baby however deemed nearly barren by Dr. Curdle, makes use of Cheryl’s “sin pie” and a fertility poppet in order to conceive Archie’s child.

Afterward, in a pagan ritual, Archie is sacrificed for his “pure heart” in order that the city and its dying maple bushes can flourish. Archie is compelled to take the burden of everybody’s sins. Shockingly, Cheryl stabs him and takes out his coronary heart, displaying it to her captivated supporters which embrace Betty and the others. Jughead, in his narrator kind, confirms that Archie is useless. Understandably, followers have been shocked by Archie’s demise and anticipated solutions in the subsequent episode. However, in season 6 episode 2, the main target is on La Llorona, a vengeful maternal ghost that preys on kids.

Archie is barely referenced all through the episode — we hear Betty state that she want to title her son after Archie. Cheryl and Nana Rose increase a toast to Archie as their maple bushes are flourishing once more. Later, we see {that a} milk carton at Tabitha’s place has a lacking poster of Archie. And no one appears to be harboring any guilt! So, is Archie useless or alive? It appears as if in the ‘Rivervale’ universe, Archie is really useless.

“I can say that Archie is dead,” stated the present’s creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Fans theorized that ‘Rivervale’ may be Archie’s coma or fever dream. However, Aguirre-Sacasa confessed, “Archie is not in a coma because of the bomb.” It is sensible, as a result of why would Archie’s coma dream proceed with out him? The creator additionally confirmed that Archie stays useless in season 6 episode 2 and that extra losses might be anticipated.

Where is Archie Andrews Now?

In Riverdale’s parallel universe of kinds, individuals appear to be experiencing their finest and worst potential fates. “I think if we had proposed everyone in Riverdale getting together to sacrifice Archie for their personal gains, eyebrows might have been raised. As it was, even in Rivervale eyebrows were raised, but we allowed ourselves to push characters a little bit further and go a little bit more extreme,” acknowledged Aguirre-Sacasa. Archie’s demise is an fascinating solution to discover the darkish capacities of the opposite characters in addition to the impression of a great particular person on a city’s group. It is fairly possible that the upcoming episodes will tackle Archie’s destiny.

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Additionally, the remainder of season 6, after episode 5, will possible return to the ‘Riverdale’ universe, the place we’ll really discover out about Archie and Betty’s situation post-explosion. It is potential that the couple is recuperating in a hospital. It is additionally potential that the couple someway escapes the blast. We don’t assume the present will put off its principal character, Archie, in the ‘Riverdale’ universe. However, in ‘Rivervale,’ Archie is useless. Unless Cheryl or different witchy characters — similar to Sabrina Spellman from ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ who has a cameo in this season— use some spells or attempt necromancy, Archie will possible keep useless in the ‘Rivervale’ universe.

Read More: Who is La Llorona in Riverdale Season 6? Who Summoned Her and Why?

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