Riverdale Season 7 Episode 1 Recap: Ending Explained

In the latest episode of Riverdale, titled "Chapter One Hundred and Eighteen: Don't Worry, Darling," Veronica tells her classmates that she moved from Los Angeles to Riverdale to experience a small-town life because she was cast in a new film version of "Our Town." However, Cheryl later exposes her lie, revealing that her parents simply wanted to get rid of her. The episode was directed by Ronald Paul Richard and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Danielle Iman. It aired on March 29, 2023, on The CW.

#1. Riverdale season 7 episode 1 recap

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The episode opens in a 1950s setting, with Jughead providing details about the era, such as the price of burgers and the top song on the Billboard Hot 100. The characters are unsure if they have traveled back in time or if they are in an alternative universe, as the Bailey's comet had recently passed. Jughead lives in a rundown train car with his pet dog, Hot Dog.
In this alternate reality, Julian Blossom is alive, but his twin brother Jason is not present, and Reggie is also absent. Jughead has not discussed the future with his friends yet, as he wants to wait for Tabitha to return and talk to her about it. During science class, the teacher reminds the students to prepare for the upcoming viewing of the Bailey's comet, which is set to occur in two years.

Riverdale Season 7 Episode 1 RecapSource: Variety

In the latest episode of the show, Jughead has an epiphany that the buried time capsule may hold the key to their problems. However, when he starts to dig it up, he feels like he's being watched. Meanwhile, Toni and Tabitha have returned from Mississippi, where they witnessed the acquittal of Emmett Till's killers. When Jughead reaches out to offer support, Tabitha barely remembers his name.
Archie's mother was so disturbed by James Dean's death that he took Archie's car, leaving Archie with his bike. At school, a new girl named Veronica Lodge arrived from L.A. Veronica along with her parents were actors. She came to Riverdale to get a small-town life feel because she was cast in a new film version of Our Town. A fascinated Archie offered to walk her home, but she took a ride from Julian instead and Cheryl had to walk home.
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Toni wrote a story about Emmett Till's trial for the school paper, but the principal won't publish it. The incident was too violent and Betty's parents wouldn't read the story on the local news since they didn't want to lose their big sponsor. Jughead learned that Bailey's Comet won't come for two more years. He finally tells his friend that they were all 67 years from the future. His friends were baffled by the revelation.
Cheryl was jealous of Veronica's popularity. Cheryl exposes Veronica for lying about why she moved to Riverdale. Veronica admits that her parents wanted to get rid of her so she had to take that step. Mary was furious that Archie snuck out with his car. His father died in the Korean War.

#2. Why did Veronica lie about her reason to come to town?

Riverdale Season 7 Episode 1 RecapSource: Variety

It seems like the episode involves a mix of different timelines and realities, with Jughead being transported back to the 1950s and then back to the present day. Betty becomes determined to expose the story of Emmett Till's death, which leads to Tabitha joining her parents on a nationwide tour to advocate for change. Meanwhile, Veronica receives a call from her mother in LA and walks home alone. In the end, Jughead is seen sharing a final moment with Tabitha before his memories start slipping away, and he rushes to his typewriter to preserve them. The episode ends with the return of Jughead's old knit beanie. is a website that provides you with sport updates and Entertainment news to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about TV & Movies.
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