In Wednesday night’s season finale, “Goodbye Riverdale,” Archie and the gang spent their final day of high school together. 86-year-old Betty, portrayed by Michele Scarabelli, comes upon Jughead’s obituary. She is the only buddy still alive, and she claims to her granddaughter Alice, that the group “had such marvelous adventures.” To recreate her youth, she only wants to visit Riverdale once more.
She drifts off to sleep holding her high school yearbook, and when she wakes up, Jughead is an angel letting her know they can make one last trip back to Riverdale.
When Betty arrives in Riverdale, she can see Archie from her window. He’s about to travel to California to join a construction team. Betty visits the house where she grew up to see her mother, Alice, and sister, Polly. Jughead explains that their mother Alice became a pilot and that Polly (Tiera Skovbye) is expecting.
The following day, Betty goes to Riverdale High and remarks, “Everyone is so youthful and gorgeous. And unconcerned. They don’t know, do they? How unique this time is, and how fast it passes—like an instant.”
a classroom. Fangs autographs Betty’s yearbook and dies in a bus accident while on tour with his band.
Brooke and Mary have a partnership and “stay together until the very end.”
When Betty first sees Veronica, she learns that she was born to lead a significant Hollywood studio. Clay eventually became a professor and founded an off-Broadway theater company, and Kevin and Clay eventually settled down together in Harlem.
Jughead was a part of Archie, Betty, and Veronica’s love triangle. The four of us came to the conclusion that all we needed to do was simply be together. simultaneously,” Betty stated. “Veronica would leave with Jughead on occasion, and Archie would snoop into my bedroom. Other evenings, I would visit Jughead’s while Archie stayed the night at the Pembroke. And occasionally, more frequently than you’d think, I would locate Veronica’s.
The four pals, according to Betty, didn’t stay in touch much after high school.
When she and Jughead pay a visit to Pop Tate’s (Alvin Sanders) grave, they learn that Betty founded She Says Magazine and had adopted a daughter while Jughead managed Jughead’s Madhouse Magazine.
Betty later passes away while sleeping.
In 2017, “Riverdale” debuted as a more gritty version of the well-known Archie Comics.