Last night’s episode of Riverdale just made Betty and Jughead the strongest couple on the show — maybe even on television.
After planning a small surprise party for Jughead (that he didn’t ask for or wanted), Betty is kind of forced to face her “Dark Betty” persona because of a party game called Secrets and Sins.
Just before the game which was suggested by Cheryl and Chuck (what are they doing there?!), Jughead yells at Betty for throwing a party in the first place. He’s not happy about it at all and even more unhappy that she didn’t care or ask him if that was what he wanted at all.
He calls himself a weirdo and claims that he’s never wanted to fit in, and starts ranting about how they’re SO different and are basically never going to work.
She gets mad at him for telling her that and that once Archie changes his mind about her, they will be over. Excuse us?!
After the fight, and all the Riverdale kids are playing this new game, Chuck tells the room about Dark Betty and Jughead, being the actual stand up guy he is, punches him for it.
After the party, at Pop’s, Betty and Jughead talk things out and make up…he even says that the party was actually a nice gesture, and that he’s just afraid of getting hurt.
Betty tells him she should’ve told him about Chuck, and that there’s a darkness inside her that’s sometimes overwhelming.
“When [executive producer] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa], Lili and I were talking about the purity of Bughead, we had said, ‘Well, it is a bit unrealistic.’ There has to be this tension between just how fundamentally dissimilar the two are,” Cole shared about the fight that goes down between the two.
He adds, “That was what we ended up playing a little bit [in the previous episode] and in [this episode]. The fight scene in the garage was ‘Hey, I’m telling you, you’re being all about yourself right now and let me explain to you how I am.’”
“It’s one of those things where the argument led to a much more open form of communication and inherently strengthened the bond between the two characters,” Cole shares — and he’s 100% right.