Riverdale Season 5 Review: Don’t You Dare Ask What’s Happening, Even We Don’t Know!

Riverdale, a teenage crime thriller show that started in 2017, is one of the most-watched and criticised shows. The series is based on Archie Comics. After the first two seasons, it gives a headache to people. Yet, people like me watch it because what’s life without some thrill and risks? Recently, Riverdale season 5 ended with the release of the 10th episode. We will tell you what happened in this season.

The fifth season stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. The supporting cast consists of Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Chris Mason and Tiera Skovbye.

So what was new in Riverdale Season 5? Our favourite Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and others are no more in high school. They have all grown up and are living in different cities. Archie is a veteran soldier; Betty is an FBI agent; Jughead is a struggling writer; and Veronica is married to Chad Gekko (Chris Mason), a copy of her father, Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos).

While they all were away from their creepy, crime hub Riverdale, Hiram Lodge made sure that he rips off the town’s existence. For some unknown reasons, Reggie (Charles Melton) is on his side. Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick) is no more the fierce lady she was. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) sells fake paintings and is not dating Tony (Vanessa Morgan).

When Archie returns to his town after his deadly mission in the army, he is taken aback to know what’s happened. It only takes one phone call for Betty, Veronica and Jughead to leave everything and come running back. Don’t try to find logic here, as we don’t do that anymore. Everything is strange. Betty’s sister Polly disappears, Alice can’t stop crying, Chad talks and tries to control Veronica like Hiram and Jughead has forgotten how to write!

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A still from Riverdale season 5

They all try to save Riverdale and start it first by saving their high school. As there’s no budget, our grown-ups, who don’t have their own lives in control, decide to work as the faculty. First, Archie and Betty hook up, but the former still has feelings for Veronica. He hooks up with Veronica and adds more drama to her life and more mess to the show’s storyline.

Along with saving the town, Betty also has to find out what leads to the girls’ disappearance at the Lonely Highway. While trying to find her sister, she finds out that several other girls have disappeared similarly in the past. Jughead works at Pop’s and sees aliens who send him in some trance mode, full of fear. Archie and Veronica’s characters have shown no good growth.

Riverdale Season 5: Is it worth it?

Overall, Riverdale Season 5 is a messy platter, yet you won’t stop yourself from watching it. Please keep your logic and brains aside because nothing makes sense, and you dare not to question the events happening in the latest season.

PS. The show has taken a break of 3 months. The new episodes of season 5 will release in the month of July.

Riverdale airs on The CW, but you can watch the episodes of Netflix.

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Riverdale season 5 is a messy platter, yet you won't stop yourself from watching it. But keep your logic at bay.
Pooja Darade
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