Riverdale Season 6 Is Back And Just Did Something Crazy (Again)

KJ Apa's Archie Andrews Looks Worried in Riverdale Season 6 Episode 6,

Honestly, also my face discovering all this right now.
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Riverdale has a long history of existence A whole ass a lotbut somehow the series has managed to even surpass “hey, we’re just creating one” Archie multiverse now” with its recent horror-tinged event crossover of Chilling adventures of Sabrina† If you thought last night’s episode was going to be a throwback to…what’s under consideration normal for the series? Well, you were in for a surprise.

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So let’s get this out of the way: I think Riverdale maybe another CW superhero show now? Could be.

“Incredible,” the technically sixth episode of the show’s sixth season — the aforementioned crossover formed the first five late last year — goes back to the, god, I can’t even believe I get to say it, “Prime ” Riverdale reality. more specific, it picks up a backup in the wake of season five finale, which ended with Archie and Betty about to pick it up when it was revealed to the public that Veronica’s father, Hiram, had left a bomb in Archie’s room after he was banned from the city. becnastyI knowyou know, that’s just something that happens on Riverdale† Anyway, the bomb went off and destroyed Andrews’ household… but miraculously, Archie and Betty were crazyand it came out mostly unscathed.

Not everyone is unharmed by the explosion. Jughead, who was nearby?by, eventually discovered that the blast has left him mostly deaf, and Archie’s poor dog Bingo has broken all his legs, crushed under the rubble of Andrews’ ruined house. But yeah: Archie and Betty are mostly safe because, as they learn over the course of the episode… the bomb gave them superpowers. Archie gets the most traditional super overhaul here, complete with the obligatory “somehow gets even more of a CW show protagonist jacked up body” revision that gives him more strength in addition to a weight gain, and, in a riff on the episode title, a nod to mr. Night Shyamalan’s unbreakable in the form of an impenetrable skin, in which he explains how he survived the blast and protect Betty, who only suffered a few broken bones.

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In the hospital that is recovering, she learns that she too has powers, a kind of spider-like aura detection that allows her to recognize people who pose a threat. an absolute incredible to give power to someone who has too, because this show is this show, an FBI agent for several years. But either way, she and Archie use their abilities to stop a murderous babysitter who made Betty feel bad. Oh, and did we mention Bingo got a healing factor, miraculously recovering from his broken legs in just a handful of days? Yes. It sucks to be Jughead I guess, close enough to get hurt but not close enough to get super powers unless he’s about to become Riverdale’s equivalent of Clint Barton or something.

There’s a lot more going on in “Incredible” – Hiram may be dead after Veronica gave him a hit (!!!), which she immediately regretted (!!!!!) – backs on a hit man (!!!!!!!!!!) that the job was supposedly already done (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), oh and Cheryl power now possessed by an evil spirit? But really, the point here is that literally, just after its own unusual indulgence in genre elements, Riverdale is now plowing forward just totally doolally. It’s hard to say whether this will be revealed as another alt timeline like the events in Rivervale, or if this is really just the status quo for the show right now, what is Real funny considering the “foreign” thing about Riverdale when it started was that Archie was sleeping with his teacher† But for now, Riverdale is… is it too mean to? Agents of SHIELD to say it is Agents of SHIELD with even less budget?

Which, to be fair, is only largely a page from the Archie strips even more at this point. Archie has been around for so long that it has given us superheroes, major franchise crossovers, zombies and werewolvesand of course a certain teenage witchSo Riverdale just embracing the utter madness of the source material itself, especially when it has done such a grand job of being so insane itself before, is more of a sideways move than a huge jump. screw it, have the Predator Appears or something! damn, make that new comic real and let comics meet Archie Riverdale Archie! utilities Whichwould be nice.

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