‘Riverdale’: Will Archie And Jughead End Friendship Over Southside Serpents? [Opinion]

There comes a time in everyone’s life where tough decisions must be made. For some of the folks in Riverdale, that time is now. The once small, quiet town is fighting for its sanity, the lives of its residents and loyalty. Riverdale was once a town full of gossip newspapers, cheerleaders, Pop’s shakes and football. But lately, Riverdale is the breeding ground for lies, suicide, murder, and deceit. At the center of it all stands two best friends. What will become of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse)?

Childhood friends could become enemies as Archie and his RED Circle crew engaged in a brawl in “The Town That Dreaded Sundown.” While Jughead was not a part of the fight, he may still feel the ramifications. His new family, the Southside Serpents, for whatever reason, has yet to draw the connection between Archie and Jughead. But that may soon show itself.

Jughead attends Southside High, but he’s still loyal to his friends from the Northside. His girlfriend, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is there, along with Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Archie, but Jugs’ hands are tied.

The Serpents view Jug as one of their own now. And, as much as Jug wants nothing to do with that life, he’s pulled in due to fear of his safety. Now that’s he’s a part of the Serpents, he’s in and that means their enemies are now his enemies, which now includes Archie.

How far will Jug be willing to go to prove his loyalty, not only to the Serpents, but Archie and Betty as well?

In the promo for “When A Stranger Calls,” we see that Jug is making his allegiance with the Serpents official. When Archie gets wind of the news, he confronts Jughead, but it might be too late. If Jug makes his choice, how will his new allegiance with the Serpents affect their friendship? Betty, on the other hand, is already skeptical of Jugs’ and Toni’s relationship since they got close. Should Betty be worried about a possible romance between the two new friends? If so, could this spell the end of Bughead”

While Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and Betty have faced tough times, neither will be prepared for what’s to come. With Jug possibly crossing over to the dark side, that will cause a rift between friends and lovers in which there could be no coming back from.

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