Archie Andrews has got quite the storyline coming up in season 3. In the season 2 finale, Hiriam Lodge (Mark Consuelos) had Archie framed for a murder he didn’t commit and sent to prison, which is the most Riverdale plot ever, but still fun. Having Archie in prison certainly sets him and his friends up for some interesting predicaments heading into the show’s third season.
[row]“I’m excited to see how he handles himself in prison. I want him to get a whole lot of tats. I want him to join a gang. I want all that. Give it to me. I mean, you never know. Honestly, you never know,” KJ Apa (Archie Andrews) revealed to TV Line.[/row]
All joking aside, the real question is who will be there for Archie when he needs it the most and visit him in jail?
[row]“I’d love to say Fred, but I think… I don’t know why, but I think Jughead. I say Fred just because, I think, if I was a father, I’d definitely want to be there for my son. But Veronica and Jughead. I’ve got a feeling Jughead’s going to try to help him in certain ways in there,” Apa said. [/row]
Cole Sprouse who plays Jughead Jones on the series echoed the sentiment as well. Jughead would, of course, do everything he could to help his best friend.
[row]“Yeah, I think Jughead’s going to try to lead the charge to break him out of prison. Yeah, just break him out of prison. Storm in on a loud-ass motorcycle and throw a stick of dynamite at the wall. I was thinking like Raising Arizona, the biker who just throws grenades at bunny rabbits. That’s Jughead’s Season 3.”[/row]
Although, we cant count out some of season 2’s major players to not be there for Archie. Vanessa Morgan who plays Toni Topaz on the show, and Charles Melton, who stepped in to play Reggie after Ross Butler left the series, weighed in on the topic as well.
“I mean, I’m sure Toni has spent some time in juvie. So I’m sure she’ll make an appearance and try to help him out,” Morgan said.
“Reggie’s a ride or die guy, you know? He’s always had Archie’s back. There’s that frenemy thing where they’re rivals in the school place, but outside of school it’s a different story. In real life, outside of school, he’s definitely got Archie’s back and he’ll definitely visit,” Melton said.
We’re hoping that Archie’s prison predicament will allow the Riverdale gang to spend some more time together next season and there’s no doubt in our minds that if any one can get a teenager accused of murder out of prison its this group.
The season three premiere of Riverdale will premiere on Wednesday, October 10th, at 8/7c on The CW.
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