From the moment Riverdale started airing last year, you knew there was something special about Jughead and Betty. Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's chemistry was LIT from the very start which is probably why they're rumored to be dating in real life. Their story - star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the city locked in a civil war - is just too amazing not to fall in love with. In the first episode of Riverdale , Betty's only got eyes for one guy: Archie Andrews. And who could blame her? Archie's HOT, and plays the guitar, and they're neighbors! Can you fault her for thinking they were meant to be?
Their story - star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the city locked in a civil war - is just too amazing not to fall in love with. In the first episode of RiverdaleBetty's only got eyes for one guy: Archie Andrews.
And who could blame her?
Archie's HOT, and plays the guitar, and they're neighbors! Can you fault her for thinking they were meant to be? Sadly, Betty laid her heart out in front of Archie, expressing her desire to be the next Riverdale High power couple at the school dance, and he rejected her. And to make things worse, he ends up making out with her new friend, Veronica, at Cheryl's after party. When episode two picks up, Betty is trying to pretend that everything that happened the weekend before never happened so she and Archie can just go back to being besties and she can continue to get to know Veronica.
But when Archie strums out one of his new original songs at the lunch table, her emotions get the best of her and she runs off crying. Turns out, she can't ignore her feelings. Meanwhile, Jughead is digging into the mysterious murder of Jason Blossom. He spots Archie getting a little too close to Ms.
Grundy during their private music session and realizes they've been having a torrid affair. He blasts Archie for not coming clean about hearing those infamous gun shots just because Ms.
Grundy is afraid she'll get in trouble for dating a student he heard the shots while making out with her by the river's edge - hence the first episode's title. By the end of the episode, Archie smooths things out with Jughead and tells Ms.
Grundy he's going to the police about hearing gunshots. Betty also forgives Veronica and Archie. Why is all this important? Well, because by the end of the episode, the core four link up at Pop's for the first time - opening the door for Betty and Jughead to realize they are M2B!
Her second brilliant idea: inviting Jughead - or as she calls him, Juggy - to write for the paper.
Cole's first assignment: to find out if Dilton Doiley and his troop of boy scouts saw or heard anything by the river the day Jason Blossom was abducted. Well, his investigation leads to him uncovering that Ms. Grundy's car was parked at the river the day Jason was abducted, and Betty is smart enough to deduce that that means Archie was probably there with her. Just another nail in the Barchie coffin.
Now, Betty and Jughead will be working together to solve Jason's murder all the time! Plenty of time to get to know each other and fall in love, basically. Not much Bughead goes down in this episode, but Jughead does refer to Betty as "Betts" while ranting passionately about The Twilight Drive-in closing down, which was cute AF. At the end of the episode, it's revealed that Jughead has been living at the Twilight Drive-in and now that it's closed down, he's homeless.
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While Betty, Jughead, and Kevin are working on their "muder board" at The Blue and Gold HQ, one of their classmates, Trev, walks in to make sure he and Betty are still "on for tomorrow," to which Betty responds, "It's a date.
When Jughead meets up with Betty to go to Jason's funeral, he's dressed in a spiffy suit. They get all nervous and bashful in front of each other like two kids in love although they definitely don't know it at this point.
Jughead is done beating around the bush. After Betty goes to see her sister Polly at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, he goes to see Betty, climbing through her window and greeting her with the very fitting line, "Hey there, Juliet. He comforts her as she worries that she's crazy like her parents and Polly, and Jughead comforts her. That's when they have "their moment" - as Jughead called it - and kissed for the first time.
The episode opens up with Jughead having a nightmare about a twisted version of his life where everyone has turned into weird robots. But even in his dream, he's seated next to Betty like they're a couple. Archie finds out that Jughead is living at the school and Jughead begs him not to tell Betty.
Jughead is now comfortable enough to put his arm around her in public, which clues the whole gang into their new makeout-buddy status. After going on a search through Eversgreen forest for pregnant runaway Polly, Jughead walks Betty home, which he explains is just the thing that "people like us who have gone through what we've gone through" do as he romantically holds Betty's hand.
Later, Jughead is carted off to the police station for the suspected murder of Jason Blossom apparently, all you need is to wear black and read Hemingway to go down for murder in Riverdale and Betty is the first person to show up and comfort him.
Jughead steps into the role of the perfect boyfriend when Veronica throws a baby shower for Polly. He helps decorate and even pretends to enjoy it as he brings deserts out and snuggles with Betty.
When Archie confronts Jughead about the Serpents possibly trashing his dad's equipment at his work site right in the middle of Polly's shower, Betty finds out about Jughead's dad being a Serpent and confronts Jughead about why he kept it a secret.
Jughead explains that it was because he was ashamed. Betty explains that she wants to know everything about him, and Jughead promises not to hide anything from her again. Later, Jughead and Betty interrogate FP about his involvement with Jason's death after discovering that the drugs he had on him before he was killed were supplied by the Serpents. FP insists that he had nothing to do with Jason's death and, on their way home, Betty asks Jughead if he believes his dad.
Jughead admits he does and asks Betty if she does to. Jughead and Betty are in the throws of a passionate makeout sesh when Alice barges into Betty's room to announce she's going to be writing a no-holds-barred takedown of the Blossoms.
Come on, Alice. Leave the kids alone! Later, when Betty is freaking out about her parents' increasingly hostile relationship, Jughead comforts her and convinces her not to give up because she's the one holding her family together which is terrible advice because, like, that's totally not her responsibility, Jughead, but whatever It's Jughead's birthday and Betty is hard at work trying to plan her boyfriend the perfect celebration - which is proving to be difficult, since he hates birthdays and everyone's trying to get her to drop her brilliant birthday plan.
But Betty doesn't give up and throws Jughead a low-key birthday party, which causes an argument. Jones at workas she wanted him to know that she was throwing a party for Jughead at Archie's house with a few friends, and she thought it would be very special if he attended the event.
Back at schoolAlice informed Betty that her meeting with Mr. Weatherbee went as well as expected since he agreed that The Blue and Gold would benefit greatly from Alice's guidance as their new adviser.
Betty then asked her mother if she told her father everything about herself when they first started dating, which she did, and Alice regretted it to that very day. Betty stated that she trusted Jughead, which she should, but not with everything, her mother told her. Jughead learned from Kevin that she and Chuck had a scene in the cafeteria the previous day, and he wanted to know what it was about, as well as the night of Chuck's confession, but Betty refused to answer, it was nothing worth getting upset over.
If she was upset about anything, it was that she had to learn about his birthday from Archie, Jughead said that he did not take her for an American Werewolf in London kind of girl, but Betty was all about the beast within.
After the double-feature, the two of them returned to Archie's house, where a party awaited Jughead, she then came out the kitchen with his birthday cake and singing happy birthday.
After blowing out the candles, she and Jughead walked in on Archie and Veronica hugging, with tears filling Veronica's eyes, Betty wondered what was wrong, but Veronica simply said she wasn't in a partying mood, neither was Jughead. The two of them got into a small fight over his attitude, but the doorbell rang before it went any further. At the door was CherylChuck and several dozen classmates, who were all excited to party. In the kitchen, Betty had another run-in with Chuck, she nicely asked that he leave the party, however, he was very angry as since his suspension had destroyed any chance he had of playing football for a good school.
Betty sarcastically apologized for Chuck having to suffer consequences for sexually harassing those girls. Chuck commented that the night at Ethel's place, he saw the real Betty, the dark Betty, the one that he thinks about every night while laying in bed, so Betty slapped him and exited. In the garage, Jughead questioned if she knew that his father, who had arrived at the party, had a drinking problem, which she was very much aware of, but no one was supposed to be drinking, Cheryl and Chuck crashing the party was not planned, it was only supposed to be his friends.
Jughead explained that she and Archie are his friends, everyone else, including Kevin and Veronica are people that he would have actively shunned two months ago because he's weird. She wondered why he was getting so upset, to which Jughead told her that her not knowing or caring that a party is the last thing he wanted is what upsets him. He claimed that she was doing it for herself, to prove that she was a great girlfriend, then wondering if it had ever occurred to her how different they were, Betty's a straight A student, she was a cheerleader and the perfect girl next door, a phrase she hated.
He was just the damaged loner outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, they were on borrowed time, and he wasn't one of her projects, like Jason Blossom's Death. Jughead suspected that she was only fine with being his girlfriend until she grew tired of slumming it with him or until Archie changed his mind and wanted to be with her, this truly hurt Betty as she stormed out the garage. Cheryl started with Veronica and then moved on to Archie, with the game finally coming to an end with Betty once Chuck retold the story leading up to his suspension.
Chuck told the entire party how Betty dressed up as a hooker in a god awful black wig, and drugged and handcuffed him to the Jacuzzi, where he nearly drowned until she got what she wanted, the strangest part is when she started to believe she was Polly. Fed up with Chuck, Jughead punched him in the face, however, Chuck hit back a lot harder, which resulted in Mr.
Jones escorting him out and ending the party altogether. At Pop's shoppeBetty remarked how she thought Jughead was a lover, not a fighter, he commented that he was both.
Jughead then admitted that Betty doing something so nice caused him to short circuit, it frightened him, scared of the possibility that she would reject him.
Betty came to admit that she should have told him the truth about Chuck instead of throwing him a party he did not want, something was genuinely wrong with Betty. There's an overwhelming darkness within her that she cannot control, and it makes her do crazy things, she says this before showing Jughead the scars left on her inner hand from the fist clenching.
Jughead kissed her hand, then he kissed her, and the two snuggled up in the booth. The following morning, Alice came into her room to inquire about FP, and the long haired delinquent wearing a leather jacket that he was talking to in the previous night.
Betty explained that his name is Joaquin, that he was a Serpent and he was dating Kevin, which Alice found to be oddly suspicious. Later that day at the Blue and Gold offices, Veronica came by with coffee and pastries, and Betty joked that the last time Veronica had brought her baked goods was when she kissed Archie.
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Veronica revealed that she had just testified on her father's behalf, despite knowing that her dad hired Jughead's dad to trash the Twilight Drive-Inthis could mean he also hired the Serpents to go after Jason for payback after what the Blossoms did. Either way, Veronica wanted to join Betty on her quest to find out the truth, good or bad. Inside the offices of The Blue and Gol Betty's mother declared everyone outside of the room a suspect in the murder of Jason Blossom.
Betty was in disbelief, but Veronica wasn't so willing to write her off, she even went on to accuse her own father of possibly being involved, maybe even hiring FP to kill Jason, since Jughead 's dad had done business with Veronica's dad before.
Alice believed Joaquin to be FP's accomplice, though she had no evidence to support this claim, which Betty pointed out because all her mother saw was two people talking at a partya couple nights prior.
Alice believed they were conspiring, and she wanted Betty to find out about what, either through Jughead or FP directly, without raising suspicions.
Betty refused to betray Jughead by going behind his back, she had already asked him if he thought his father was guilty, and he said no. Betty learned from Cheryl that she and Polly would be campaigning as co-Queens of the Homecoming court in honor of Jason. Afterward, Archie asked her if he could play a couple songs during the dance, but she was hesitant to agree to this because Archie's style of writing was amazing but dark, while the dance needed to be upbeat and fun.
She had very little to worry about though, as Veronica would be at his side playing upbeat covers. As part of her Homecoming duties, Betty was stringing up the lights when she received a call from Polly, who explained that she was only running to be co-Queen in an effort to keep Cheryl distracted.
Betty reminded Polly of their deal, if she hadn't found anything by Homecoming, she'd have to return home. Jughead then entered the gymnasium, asking about the dinner before Homecoming that her mother had practically tackled him in the hallway to invite him and his father to.
Betty was completely unaware of the dinner, but she lied, claiming she did as Jughead was so happy about it. Betty returned home to confront her mother on the obvious trap she was planning for FP, to interrogate him about Jason's death.
Betty wasn't willing to play this game with her, and neither would Jughead once she told him the truth but Alice told him that would be unwise as Jughead was excited about their families getting to know each other, and with this in mind, Betty told Jughead nothing.
The following night, just as planned, the four of them had dinner, and the interrogation began almost immediately, which Betty attempted to put a stop to but to no avail. The doorbell rang soon after, it was Betty's fatherwho she invited without first consulting her mother. Unfortunately, her father being there only made matters worse as both her parents began bickering with one another, leading FP to recall their Homecoming, in which Betty's mom and dad were crowned King and Queen, but the night didn't start off that great.
According to FP, as he and Mr. Andrews were preparing to play for the dance, he was backstage when he heard Alice and Hal fighting about something serious, it sounded like life and death, but he wasn't sure what it was about. Betty then sarcastically remarked that the dinner was a nice idea, but it was time for them to leave for Homecoming.
Inside the dance, Jughead told her that he would like to talk with her after the dance, everything was great but he wanted to figure something out with her. She then spotted Cheryl, so she asked where Polly was, but Cheryl claimed Polly had a sugar crash and canceled.
As Archie and Veronica entered the dance, Betty noticed they were talking with her mother, though she was quite distracted as Mayor McCoy and Mr. Weatherbee were talking to her at the same time, asking if she could escort them up to the stage. However, Betty was quite preoccupied with figuring out what her mother had planned with Archie and Veronica. She questioned them both, asking where they were and why they were talking to her mother, but they had to get on stage as it was time for them to perform, during which time Betty noticed how flirty they were with one another while performing.
After their performance, Betty confronted them yet again, and this time they told her the truth, how they teamed up with her mother and searched FP's trailer for anything that would tie him to Jason's murder.
Jughead them came around the corner, and could instantly tell something was off, so Archie and Veronica told him the truth about what they had done, and how sorry they were because they were wrong. They knew to go to his father's trailer when he was at the dinner, leading Jughead to believe that Betty was involved in the entire plan, but she swore to him that she wasn't, she didn't know what they had planned.
However, she did know that her mother had something planned. Jughead questioned why he would ever even consider passing on moving with his family to Toledo for her, which is the thing he wanted to talk about after the dance. Jughead wondered if his word wasn't good enough for her, he had already told her that he believed in his father, but Betty insisted his word was enough for her, and that she only lied because he was so happy about their families getting to know each other.
After the discovery that FP was arrested for the murder of Jason Blossom, Betty and her mother returned home, where she questioned if her mother was the one that tipped off Sheriff Keller. Alice promised it wasn't her, and as much as she liked Jughead, she was happy Betty was done with the family, but Betty exclaimed that she loved Jughead, and he was as much her family, as Alice was, more so at that moment. She told her mother not to push her, or else she would push back, then leaving to find Jughead.
She stopped by Pop's shoppe to see if he had turned up there, and while he hadn't, Archie and Veronica had, they were also looking for Jughead. They told Betty that Sheriff Keller found the gun that killed Jason in a lockbox in FP's closet, but the thing is, Archie and Veronica had searched that closet, and nothing was there. The gun was planted in his closet after they left, meaning FP was being framed. Upon learning that FP was being framed, Betty suggested the possibility that maybe they just didn't see the gun or they looked in the wrong closet.
Veronica reminded her that it was a small trailer with one closet, a lockbox would've been impossible to miss, so whatever Sheriff Keller found, it wasn't there when Archie and Veronica broke in. Since Jughead wasn't answering her calls, the three of them decided to bring this information to their parents in the meantime. Their parents were outraged that they broke into the trailer, but it was with good reason, as Betty told her motherwho doubted the detective skills of a couple of teens.
In that moment, she then outed her mother as being the one who asked Veronica and Archie to break in. A little later that night, Betty laid in her bed, worried about Jughead, so she texted Archie, and the two of them headed out together to find him, starting with the bus station. Unfortunately, when they arrived, he was not there. Just as Veronica said, they found him in a booth at Pop's, each of them sorry for their betrayal, they shouldn't have broken into his father's trailer, but something good came from it since the gun wasn't there when Archie and Veronica searched the closet.
The four of them rushed over to the station to tell Sheriff Keller what they discovered, but FP had already confessed to the murder of Jason Blossom.
At school the next day, Betty stated that the police report indicated that FP worked alone, which means the one good thing that came of this was that Veronica's dad wasn't involved, but Veronica couldn't help but think that maybe he hired another Serpent to plant the gun.
Kevin then joined them at the table, inquiring about Jughead, who wasn't doing good according to Betty. Jughead was being grilled by Kevin's father, who was wasting his time because FP was innocent. Even though he confessed, Betty believed that he was either coerced or he was protecting someone, possibly Joaquin since her mother saw him and FP talking. Just then, Jughead entered the cafeteria to apologize to Cheryl despite his initial decision to stay home that day. His apology meant very little as Cheryl slowly stood up, and attacked him until Archie pulled her off.
Betty followed Cheryl to the restroom to explain that it wasn't Jughead's fault, even if his dad did kill Jason. Outside Weatherbee's office, Betty waited for Jughead. She wanted Jughead to ignore them because believed FP was innocent, and that they just needed to prove it, but Jughead wasn't so sure, if not his father, then who else would've killed Jason.
FP even confessed, Jughead was done waiting for his father to do the right thing, and Betty should be too.
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That night, Betty awakened from her sleep as a loud noise could be heard throughout the houseso she made her way downstairs, where she ran into her mother, who had also heard the noise, and had the gun previously owned by Ms. Grundy in hand. They proceed down the steps, Betty right behind her mother, ready to call the police. Hal admitted that he broke into Sheriff Keller's house during the night of the last drive-in and stole the case files, which was impossible considering FP had already confessed to that crime.
Betty's father wasn't sure why FP would do that because it was actually him. That was why he came back to the house, to destroy any evidence that could lead back to him. Betty noted that this made fairly little sense, why would FP fess up to something he didn't do, though her mother was more concerned with why her father was stealing and destroying case files for a murder case. He was worried that the investigation would lead back to Pollyand that Sheriff Keller would somehow learn of the on-going feud between their family and the Blossoms.
From there, Betty then learned from Hal that her great-grandfather wasn't just murdered by a Blossom, he was a Blossom. After the murder, Hal's family severed ties with the Blossoms, and took the new name of Cooper. Betty was disgusted by the fact that she was a Blossom, not only that, it also meant that Polly was a Blossom, meaning she and Jason were blood relatives, third cousins to be exact. They began to question how far the Blossoms would go to keep Polly and Jason apart since Hal went to such lengths, so the three of them rushed over to Thornhillintent on bringing Polly home.
Although, the Blossoms weren't so willing to just let her leave, but then Alice outed them about the incest. She also mentioned the fact that FP's confession had a few gaping holes, meaning he was being used by someone with a crazy motive, like hiding incest, Betty said.
Unfortunately, their initial assumption was inaccurate as the Blossoms were perfectly fine with Jason and Polly being relatives, nothing could be more purely Blossom, according to Penelope.
As they were leaving with Polly at their side, Penelope grabbed Betty by the wrist and told her she made a grave error, but Betty doubted that, and she wasn't going to stop until she could prove it. The next day, as she laid in bed next to Polly talking about their current predicament, in which she was happy that Polly was home, and that the babies were healthy, she received a call from Jughead, who admitted that she was right about his father being innocent.
The two of them met up at The Blue and Gold offices, where they began to question why FP would lie, and who he was protecting, so then came the process of ruling out suspects, like Betty's father and Veronica's mother.
Just then, her mother entered the office to tell them that the body of a Southside Serpent had just been found, and Sheriff Keller was convinced that he was working with FP. From her mother, she also learned that the Serpent allegedly committed suicide, and that there was a bag of money in his room that linked him to Hiram Lodge, but everything was tied up into too tidy of a bow.
Betty then received a call from Kevin, who had learned from Joaquin about a contingency plan involving himself and FP, that had been deemed as too dangerous by the latter.
Off route 40, where Jason's car was torched, was a bag containing Jason's varsity jacket under the old Blossom Maple Farms sign. Betty didn't understand why FP would say the jacket is dangerous, but even with all hope lost, she refused to give up, putting the varsity jacket on Archie, and checking the pockets for anything they may have missed.
Inside the lining of the jacket was a USB flashdrive. On the flashdrive was the surveillance video of the basement of the Whyte Wyrmthey watched the video from start to finish, everything from Jason being tied up, to the shot that killed him, which was fired by his own father, Cliff Blossom. After watching the murder, Betty called Cheryl, and warned her to get out of that house because her father killed her brother. Betty's family was acting as if the past few months hadn't happened, her mother was back at The Registerwhile Polly and her father had come home.
Fake smiles and talk of the upcoming 75th Anniversary Jubilee was all Betty could gather from them, which is exactly how they were before, constantly pretending they were perfect when they weren't. Her family just barely survived their last implosion, if they didn't start addressing the problems, it was only a matter of time before it happened again. Betty confessed all this as she and Archie walked to school that morning. Shortly following their arrival, they were called to Mr.
Weatherbee 's office, where Mayor McCoy announced that she wanted to feature the two of them at the Jubilee. Who better to represent Riverdale than the people who helped bring peace and justice back to their streets. However, Betty explained that it wasn't just the two of them that helped solve Jason Blossom 's murder caseJughead played a major role as well. Unfortunately, while he was welcome to attend, Mayor McCoy decided against honoring him considering that his father was involved in Jason's abduction.
Betty noted this as being unfair, and because of this, she initially declined the Mayor's offer. She and Archie then met up with Jughead, Veronicaand Kevin in the cafeteria, where they discussed FP's case, and the false allegations of drug trafficking and the villainizing of the Southside Serpents. Meanwhile, Mayor McCoy had yet to even address Clifford Blossom 's role in the entire incident, which infuriated Betty, so much so that she decided in that moment to address the entire case in her upcoming article.
It didn't matter how many Jubilee's the Mayor threw, the town had changed, and that needed to be acknowledged. In the midst of Betty's rant, Veronica stood from her seat, and she and Archie announced that they were in a relationshipwhich Betty was completely accepting of. As she wrote up her article at The Blue and Gol she received a visit from Archie, who was looking to make sure that Betty's feelings towards his and Veronica's relationship were genuine, and so Betty assured him they were, despite the last time when she said she was okay when she wasn't.
Archie admitted that he liked Veronica a lot, but before he could continue to say something that he'd possible regret, Betty cut him off, saying that they were both lucky to have found the people they were meant to be with, and that they were all friends.
After school, Betty took the article to her mother and father at the Register in hopes that they would publish it. While it was some of Betty's best work, Alice refused to print it. Betty was too involved, meaning people would assume that she wrote the article as a favor to her boyfriend's father, but Betty insisted that she wrote it because it's the truth.
Alice went on to explain that the other reason they wouldn't post it is due to the reports of attacks on the south side. People were going after the Serpents because a lot of people were angry, so Betty's parents didn't want her to become a target.
Later that day, she learned from Veronica that Cheryl had been behaving uncharacteristically, leading Veronica to suspect that something dark was going on a Thornhill.
However, Betty believed the darkness to be town-wide, she could feel it "something wicked this way comes". Veronica then professed her love for Betty's article which had already been posted to the Blue and Gold website, with hard copies in circulation by the morning. Just as Archie did before, Veronica questioned Betty's feelings towards their romance. Betty swore on her September issue and her copy of Forever by Judy Blume that she was completely accepting of Archie and Veronica being together.
Polly then entered the room, realizing just how much she missed being a normal teen, so Betty invited Polly to come back to school with her, despite their mother's feelings on the subject. At school the following day, Betty would come to discover that there were consequences to the article she had written. As she attempted to remove it, Jughead held Betty closely and pulled her away.
As long as she was Jughead's girlfriend, and continued to write articles about his father, the attacks would continue to come from all sides.
Betty wrote the incident off as being the result of one jerk, but Jughead believed it to be far more pressing, claiming that it was the work of the multiverse, which was telling him that he didn't belong. She gently placed her hands on his face, and told Jughead that Riverdale was his home, he belonged there just as much as anyone else.
Betty returned home that night only to be confronted by her mother for taking Polly to school and publishing the article against her wishes. Betty's defiance stemmed from her being sick and tired of all the secrets and lies.
She'd much rather take the heat for that article than to live in fear of the truth, like her family, even though Alice claimed that she was scared for Betty, not herself. Betty called her bluff, saying that her mother talked a big game about liking Jughead when in actuality she'd be a lot happier if they weren't together. Betty then recalled FP mentioning something about a huge fight between her parents during their Homecomingshe asked what the fight was about.
Alice exclaimed that it was none of Betty's business. Her father was keeping a secret that nearly destroyed them, Betty wondered how many her mother had.
The next morning, Alice entered Betty's room, and closed the door behind her as she told the story of the night that she and Hal got into that big fight. Alice had just told Hal that she was pregnant, and they disagreed on how best to handle the situation, so she went away to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy.
Five months later Betty's brother was born, and the Sisters arranged for a quiet adoption. As tears filled both of their eyes, Alice said that it was the biggest regret of her life and that she was sorry. Betty went on to relay this information to Archie and Veronica. She then received a call from Jughead, who had already transferred to Southside High due to the belief that no one wanted him at Riverdale, however, this was not true as Betty, Archie, and Veronica raced over to get him.
Once at the school, they discovered that he was fitting in. Just outside the school, she and Jughead talked about his decision to leave without first telling her. Jughead believed that it would be better for him at Southside High, he'd blend in, and she'd be safe but Betty refused to allow 'Riverdale Civil War' to split them apart.
After a passionate hug between the two, Veronica received a message from Cheryl, who was attempting to reunite with Jason, so the four of them headed to Sweetwater Riverwhere Cheryl saw him last. They pleaded with Cheryl to stop pounding on the thick layer of ice, and while she did, it still gave away just beneath her feet, and so the current dragged Cheryl under water. They rushed over to find Cheryl just beneath the ice, however, the only way to get to her was breaking through it, which Archie did, but not without severely damaging his hand.
Fortunately, he managed to save Cheryl, and bring her to shore. That night, as Betty prepared for the Jubilee, she couldn't help but worry about Jughead. She explained Jughead's current predicament to her mother, and how she believed that it would change the dynamic of their relationship.
Following Archie's performance with Josie and the PussycatsBetty took the stage to deliver her speech just as Jughead entered the room. Riverdale was the people of the town, including FP Jones, who they were too quick to blame for Jughead's murder.
Jughead was the soul of Riverdale, without him, they may have never learned the truth about Clifford Blossom, and they repaid him by banishing him, which is what they do when the truth gets too ugly. Their town was at a crossroads, and so Betty explained that if they didn't face the reality of what they were, and if they kept lying and keeping secrets, then what happened to Jason could happen again, or even something worse. She ended her speech with "Riverdale must do better.
We must do better"resulting in a standing ovation. After the four of them celebrated with milkshakes at Pop'sBetty and Jughead headed to his trailerwhere Betty told Jughead that she wasn't giving up on FP until he was free, which is exactly why Jughead loved her. She then told Jughead that she loved him as well. They began kissing and undressing until hearing a knock at the door.
Betty assumed it was her mother, but it turned out to be the Serpents, who offered Jughead membership into their gang, which he accepted as he put on their custom leather jacket as Betty watched from the door. Season 2 Alice and Betty having breakfast at the Cooper house. The following morning, after Archie's father was shot, Betty is seen with her mother in the kitchen. As she makes breakfast for the two of them. Alice asks Betty what did her and her friends do after the 75th Anniversary Jubilee?
As Betty responded to her mother that they went to Pop's. While later informing her mother, that she and Jughead went back to FP's trailer. As her mother was surprised to hear this from her, later asking Betty if the "beanie-wearing cad" defiled her? She could at least tell her that she was safe. As Betty answers her mother as to what she was talking about, later telling her that she didn't "do it" with Jughead.
While also adding, that they almost did it, but were then interrupted. As Alice was relieved to hear what Betty had to say to her, as she thanked God that they didn't. As Betty later informed her, that they were interrupted by the Southside Serpents. Alice then was shocked to hear what Betty later had to say to her, as she asked her that if they were interrupted by "those thugs".
Later telling Betty that she knew Jughead was going to follow in his fathers criminal footsteps. As Betty informs her that its Archiewhile Alice later adds that Betty blocks him too. Betty later calls Veronica and Jughead immediately after, she got off the phone with Archie, informing them both that Archie had been in an accident with his father.
As she later rushed to the hospital with both of her parents, later meeting up with Jughead, Veronica and her mother. Where they reached up with Archie to comfort him in a time of need.
As he later sits together with the gangto inform them of what happened back at the diner. As Hermione later comes over and asks Archie if he's informed his mother as to what had happened to his father. While Alice and Hal accompany them. As Archie later leaves to go call his mother in private. Alice looks at Jughead with a look on her face as she sighs at him. As Betty later asks her mother to not start with her business, as she immediately knew what her mother was going to say to Jughead.
As Jughead later asked what she was going to start? While Alice later informs Jughead, that she "can't help but wonder if his Southside associates had anything to do with what happened.
As Hal later asks Alice if she doesn't start with her accusations now. While Jughead later comments to Alice that her accusations were unbelievable, informing her, that it was a good thing that she couldn't accuse his father.
As he stated to her the fact he was still in jail for the matter. Later, back at the hospital lobby, Veronica and Betty are seen seated next to each other. As Veronica tells Betty a list of things that she's good at, such as "makeovers, party planning, dance-offs, dropping vintage bon bots as if they were bonbons. Which included "Grief, bedside vigils, and comforting boyfriends.
Betty then informs her, that was the old Veronica who she was talking about.
While Veronica added, that "old Veronica would've bolted by now, but new Veronica doesn't want to let Archie down. Which Betty assures her that she won't, as she had confidence in Veronica, that she would know what to do to help Archie out in a time of need. As they later see Archie with Jughead entering the lobby again, after their discussion with Sheriff Keller.
Steven Masters speaking to Archie informing him on his fathers medical status.
As the girls later go to hear what was going on, after Dr. Steven Masters arrived to informs Archie of his fathers medical status. In which Veronica later recommended to him, that while in the meantime he waits to see his father once they get him in a room.
He could go back home to take a shower and change his clothes, as he was still covered in his father's blood. At first, Archie refuses to leave his father unattended. But Betty then informs Archie that Veronica was right.
As the nurse later comes out and hand Archie his fathers belonging, which was everything he had on him. As Betty later gives him another reason to go, as she tells him he could go get his father a fresh change of new clothes. As she then tells him that Veronica would accompany him. Which Alice assures Archie that the rest of them will stay back at the hospital in the meantime while he's gone. As Alice tells Archie, to try not to worry. As she informed Archie, that his father is strong stock, adding that he's a fighter.
As she continues to tell him that "Fred Andrews isn't one to leave unfinished business behind. Andrewswho has been shot by an unknown assailant. Kevin reasons if they weren't so worried about Fred's well-being, he'd be concerned with another topic of interest.
Betty astutely tells him that they didn't do itif that was what he had implied. Kevin is disappointed with this revelation but she tells him that Jughead told her that he loved her. Kevin was happy to hear the news and was shocked; he couldn't believe Jughead, "Mr. I'm-Weird-I'm-a-weirdo", told her that he loved her.
Betty goes on to tell him that she said it back but after that, things got weird. She confides in him that with the arrival of the Southside Serpents ; she believes that Jughead may be joining them.
Betty and Jughead, named Bughead by fan's who "ship" the couple, ended the first season together but unsure what the future was going to hold. The real-life couple had been reported to be dating for a while now. Since March, fans have been speculating online and analyzing the actor's simplybeyondexpectations.com: Anjelica Oswald. Jul 24, But not only is Jughead dating Betty in the show, Jughead and Betty are dating in real life. We feel like Betty Cooper would approve. Riverdale Season Author: Ani Bundel. Mar 30, A Complete Timeline of Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper's Relationship on "Riverdale" Season 1. (which is probably why they're rumored to be dating in real life). Their story - star-crossed Occupation: Entertainment Editor.
Kevin immediately disapproves, relating to his own relationship with Joaquinasking her if she'd learn nothing from him. Betty attempts to relieve the tension, telling him that Joaquin was nice, but Kevin retorts "when he wasn't dumping bodies in Sweetwater River or mopping up buckets of blood. They ask what had happened and Cheryl reveals to them that there was a fire at Thornhill. Cheryl elaborates; when the fire started, she was still asleep and her mother risked her life to save her own, suffering burns and smoke inhalation in the process.
Cheryl proceeds to ask why they too were at the hospital too. Meanwhile, back at the hospitalVeronica arrives and speaks to Jughead and Betty, where she informs them both, that Archie was back at the police station, attempting to identify the shooter during a lineup. Betty then tells them that they all should go and be there with him, as it would be traumatizing for Archie to be there alone.
Veronica interrupts Betty, asking her if they could do her a favor instead. As she informs both Jughead and Betty, that Fred's wallet was missing and that she and Archie were thinking that it might still be back at Pop's. She also notes that his wallet was either there, or the guy who shot Fred could possibly also have it. Betty suggests that the gunman probably took his wallet for the cash. Jughead offers a more distressing theory; what if it wasn't just a robbery and was a hit instead.
This coming from the fact that Riverdale is also the place where father's kill their own sons, in reference to Clifford and Jason Blossom. Adding that people have grudges, he believes it was possible that it was a hit. Betty reassures Veronica that the wallet could still be at Pop's and tells her that they'll go check it out. Later outside of the hospital, Betty discovers that Jughead now rides a motorcycle, as she leaves with him for Pop's.
In the search for Mr. They have a brief conversation with him as to what happened back at the diner, while the shooter was still there after he shot Archie's father. Pop tells them his version of what happened and about the mysterious man under the mask.
With the story complete, he asks them if they were hungry and would like something to eat; he could use the company while he was still shaken up from the incident. Later, Jughead and Betty, seated together at the counter, are given plates of food. Jughead was hungry and was eating a burger and fries while Betty didn't touch her food. He tries to make a joke to brighten up the mood, but it falls flat; he reveals that he hasn't eaten since last night.
She brings up a conversation with Jughead to break the silence. She tells him that she didn't want to think about it while Archie was going through a tough time with his father, but she admits that it couldn't wait. She talks about the moment they had last night together bothered her, explaining that after they were interrupted by the Serpents and he tried on the leather jacket, it meant something.
Jughead tells her it meant that there were ten biker dudes in front of him, where he thought he couldn't say no to their offer. Betty disagrees; she tells him that the Jacket fits like a glove, "like a second skin.
As she pointed out after that day, she started to see him riding a motorcycle, pointing out that he's never done before. Jughead then informs her, as he assures her, that he's not a serpent. He told her that it may have been his father's life, but it wasn't his. Changing the conversation, Betty brings up his foster family, pointing out that they were also from the southside, while questioning if they also had ties to the Serpents.
Jughead added to her conversation, if she thought that they were going to indoctrinate him. He reassures Betty that she doesn't have to worry, that he worked out a plan with his foster family where he could still live in his father's trailer home, while they covered for him with his social worker. He admits that it was more comfortable staying at his own place. He explains to Betty that ever since he saw Archie almost lose his father, while pointing out that he's faced the fact that his father was going to be going away for a long time, that wearing the Serpent jacket, riding his dad's old motorcycle, and living in his trailer, it meant something to him.
He continues to confide in her, that he was kind of hoping that it meant that he would always be closer to his father, no matter what. Betty understands but tells him that she didn't want to see him get hurt, or end up hurting someone else as it was the Serpents' nature in doing so and carried themselves on how they lived. Back at the hospital, Betty and Jughead arrived along with Pop Tatebringing food from the Diner for everyone. The gang was later seen sitting next to each other in private.
As Betty smiled at Archie, telling him that his father would be so proud of him. As Jughead later adds, as he agrees with Betty, telling him that he has been a "rock-star god" through all of what was going on with his father.
As he was referring to Archie, as he was being strong for his father. Veronica then asks Archie what was wrong, as he was sitting there quietly.
As she asked him to talk to them. Stating that maybe they can help. He then sighs, as he tells them that there's something he hasn't told them. As he admitted that he was so ashamed to tell anyone. Telling that, after the guy fired at his father, he should've rushed over to him straight away. Adding that he should've tackled the guy, but instead stood there paralyzed. As he explained he just stood there looking at his father after he was shot, as if he was frozen, long enough for the shooter to get closer to him with his gun.
Explaining that during that time he could've tackled the shooter, but didn't. As he told them he didn't move, not even after the guy walked up closer toward him.
While he held his gun to his head, as he explained that he just closed his guys. Adding that he didn't know how long he did, but it was long enough for the guy to escape and possibly take his father's wallet.
As he was unsure if his father wallet was taken by the killer. As he was telling his story with his eyes closed, unable to look at them. Betty is seen to be looking at him, while he is telling his story, as tears fall from her eyes to hear his pain. As Archie tells them he didn't open his eyes until he heard the bell of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe ring.
Which meant that he was gone. As Betty later tells him that there was nothing he could've done. Which Archie tells he it isn't that he could've done anything, to comfort his father, to get the gun away from the guy.
As he admitted in shame that he was a coward. As he told them that now him and his father, are now witnesses, as well as Pop Tate, too. As he continued that the killer may have his fathers wallet. All of his information. Telling them fearfully, what if he comes back?
As the gang at there in silence after. Afterwards, Betty and Jughead are at the back of the hospital building, where it was raining outside. Jughead offers if she was sure that she didn't want him to give her a ride back home. Betty jokes that if her mom ever saw her getting off the back of his motorcycle, she'd probably come out with a shotgun.
Mused, Jughead agrees with her and they both laugh at the thought. Before Jughead leaves for his bike, Betty stops him.
She tells him what he told her back at Pop's. She was listening to him and told him that she understood his situation and how he was feeling. She also told him that whatever it was that he needed to do or explore, she would support him.
Jughead leans and they embrace in a kiss before he leaves. Betty met up with Archie and Veronica At school that morning, where the three of them learned from Jughead that Pop Tate 's entire staff quit on him. To make matters worse, he wasn't sure how much longer he'd be able to keep the diner doors open. Archie then pointed out that the diner's closing was a result of his father 's shooting.
People were scared, not that he blamed them as he too was actively avoiding the diner. Betty couldn't believe what she was hearing; her friends accepting the fact that Pop's was closing. She wasn't going to allow one psychopath with a gun dictate what happens to their favorite hangout place. She reminded Jughead of his crusade to save the Twilight Drive-In when it was closing, though with his father 's hearing approaching, he didn't have it in him to take on any further social issue, which is why Betty, with Veronica's help, volunteered to take point on helping Pop Tate.
After a night of tossing and turning, Betty called Jughead with a plan that could potentially save the diner as well as help FP with his legal troubles. However, after looking over to Archie's room, and noticing that it has gone unslept in for another night, Betty told Jughead to meet her at the Mayor's office before calling Veronica to inform her that that Archie hasn't slept in his room since he and his father returned from the hospital.
Betty and Jughead headed down to the Mayor's office, where they asked Mayor McCoy for her assistance in saving Pop's shoppe. With the diner on the verge of closing, Betty wanted Pop Tate to know that the entire town was rallying behind him. They were hoping that the Mayor could make the diner a landmark or declare a day for Pop Tate in support. However, Mayor McCoy couldn't risk endorsing Pop's, only for another shooting to occur.
Her priority was keeping the town safe. If they had to close Pop's in order for that to happen, then she was all for it. Jughead then asked if she was also all for sending his father off to state prison for a murder he didn't commit while Betty, who was right there at his side, tried to stop him from voicing his thoughts. At the Blue and Gold offices, Betty refused to give up on Pop's without a fight.
So, she suggested that they host an event at the diner that'll remind the town of simpler times, such as a throwback to when it first opened its doors. While Veronica wholeheartedly supported Betty's cause, she couldn't help but wonder why Betty chose this hill to die on.
Betty explained that the diner had a very special place in her heart; orange freezes with her mom and Polly after ballet. Chicken noodle soup with her dad after ice-skating. Grilled cheeses with Archie on the last day of summer vacation. Pop's is where she met many of her closest friends, including Jughead, who may lose his dad. With that in mind, Betty was hoping that she could save the diner for all of them. Betty and Veronica entered the gymnasium for River Vixens practice, where they were greeted by Cheryl and the newest recruit, Josie.
Betty then asked Cheryl if it was possible that she would allow the Vixens to help at an event in support of Pop Tate.
Unfortunately, Cheryl declined her request before rudely dismissing both Betty and Veronica. Under the suspicion that Mr. Andrews' shooter and Ms. Grundy 's killer was one and the same, Betty and Archie went to her mother in search of assistance in uncovering the truth. Since her mother was the first to gain exclusive details to Jason Blossom 's autopsy, they were wondering if she could get details in regards to Ms.
Grundy's death to see if they line up with the attack on Mr. Betty's mother agreed to reach out to her friend in the autopsy lab in order to put Archie's mind at ease, though not without commenting on how thin Betty was spreading herself out as the patron saint of lost causes.
She was then told by her mother that she can cross saving the diner off her list of crusades because it was being purchased by an anonymous buyer, which was the precise term given when Veronica's father was secretly purchasing the Drive-In. After Jughead consulted with a lawyer for the Southside Serpentshe and Betty headed to Thistlehousethe current residence of Cheryl and her mother.
First thanking them for sitting down with her and Jughead, Betty then explained the reason for them being there is due to being advised by FP's lawyer to seek mercy from the victim's family; an appeal for leniency to reduce FP's sentence.
However, the Blossoms were unwilling to forgive. Where was FP's mercy was when she was walking the halls of Thornhill in agony, obsessing over what was happening to Jason, Cheryl asked. Although, Betty did make a point to remind Cheryl that it wasn't FP who killed Jason; that was her very own father.
With neither Cheryl nor her mother willing to forgive FP, Betty wondered what their next move should be as she and Jughead left the home. If they weren't an orphan and a widow, Jughead would've suggested blackmail and extortion. The following day, Betty and Jughead stopped by the diner to ask Pop Tate why he was selling the shoppe and who he was selling it to.
As much as it shamed him to admit, he was selling it to ChugMo, the liquor store chain. With the diner nearing closing, Jughead made a last supper request for his father, who was facing twenty years of having to eat the weird meat loaf that they serve prisoners. Barring an eleventh-hour miracle, Jughead was hoping that Pop could make FP's favorites, as his last meal in Riverdale; fried chicken, cornbread, onion rings and an orange freeze.
Pop's had great memory of his customers' orders, a skill he acquired over time while running the diner, which he thought he would be doing until the day he died. This is unacceptable, Betty stated. Despite their willingness to accept what they perceive to be the inevitable, Betty refused to give up, telling them both to stay strong and that she can fix everything.
After leaving Pop's, Betty returned to the school, where she blackmailed and extorted Cheryl into testifying at FP's upcoming hearing. She threatened to wide release the video of Jason's death should Cheryl fail to comply.
Just like that, the darkest chapter of Cheryl's family 's twisted psychodrama becomes a viral sensation. Cheryl was being presented with the opportunity to save a man's life. A nice ending to an otherwise sad story. If she testified, Cheryl wanted the footage of Jason's death and a guarantee that any and all other copies in Betty possession be erased. Betty agreed to the terms, then telling Cheryl that she'll also need the Vixens for Retro Night.
Betty and Jughead attended court the day after she blackmailed Cheryl in the ladies locker room into testifying at FP's hearing. With Betty in possession of the video surveillance footage of Jason's murder, Cheryl took the stand and forgave FP in front of the judge for his role in covering up her brother's death, and then humbly asked the court for leniency.
As much as the judge sympathized, he couldn't ignore the quality of FP's crimes. There were no extenuating circumstances. After exchanging looks with Betty, Cheryl lie under oath, claiming to have overheard her father threaten to hurt Jughead if FP didn't comply with his demands. In light of these revelations, the judge decided to delay sentencing. Betty smiled as Jughead and FP happily embraced one another after earning their first win in a series of loses. That night at the diner, Retro Night was off to an incredibly slow start, so much so that Betty feared that no one was coming at all.
It was then that she received an unwelcomed, surprise visit from her mother, who came to write her next story over one last root beer float; an article entitled "Requiem for Pop's". Her mother then asked for a quote, to which Betty replied with by calling her a fiend and telling her that the diner is one obituary that she's not going to write.
Later that night, as things finally began to pick up, Betty was approached by Josiewho was upset at her for posting all over social media that the Pussycats would be performing a free concert at the diner. Betty explained that she knew if she had asked Josie to perform, she would have said no.
However, like so many others, Josie cared about the diner, and Betty was sure of it. Unfortunately, even if Josie wanted to help, they were one Pussycat down due to Valerie 's norovirus.
Thankfully, Cheryl was willing to step in. Afterward, Betty and Jughead stood behind the counter as three members of the Southside Serpents unexpectedly entered the diner. Jughead instructed her to relax, he was sure that they were simply there to enjoy Pop's world-class burgers and service.