Where is Jughead? And more big questions after watching the Riverdale season 4 trailer! The new season premieres on Oct. 9, 2019.
The Riverdale season 4 trailer has been released! We see all of our favorite characters getting ready to start their senior year, but this is Riverdale, so there’s a layer of darkness over everything happening the show.
After watching the new trailer, we have some big questions about what’s going on in the 60-second first look at the new season.
The trailer reveals a lot of information, but mainly, it revolves around everyone’s favorite character: Jughead. Let’s get this started with a question about the kid in the hat.
Where is Jughead?
This was, I think, everyone’s first question. The trailer starts with a search party looking for Riverdale’s most brooding teen, and that search party continues in clips throughout the trailer.
Quickly, we find out that he’s, indeed, alive, but trapped underground, assuming these clips are from the same investigation.
When does Jughead go missing?
I think the show wants us to think that this is somehow related to Jughead’s mysterious absence from that flash-forward scene during the Riverdale season 3 finale, and it might be. I don’t know if that will be the case, though.
There’s too much that needs to be covered until we get to that point, and I don’t think the Riverdale writers are putting all their eggs in the proverbial basket with this one.
If Jughead goes missing after that scene, it’s around spring break in Riverdale.
I’m starting to warm up to the theory that Jughead might be leaving town because of the events of that flash-forward. Maybe Jughead needs to flee, and that leads to the town thinking he’s missing and triggers the search party.
If that’s the case, it leads to my next question.
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Why is Jughead buried alive?
Near the end of the trailer, we see Jughead in some kind of a box likely underground. He has a lighter, and when he hears the search party or someone calling his name, he starts yelling for them to come help.
That’s what we assume is happening, but what if Jughead is not actually buried while the search party is happening and that’s from a different part of the season? It’s possible!
If I had to guess, I’d say it probably has something to do with Jughead’s new prep school. There’s bound to be someone who will be upset by Jughead at this new school. Would they be upset enough to bury him alive? We’ll have to wait and see.
Who knocks out Betty?
In most of the trailer, things look pretty good for Betty. Unfortunately, during one scene, she is knocked out by a character a rifle. We don’t get a good look at the person, but we do see their outline in the dark. Who could do something like that to Betty?
Riverdale just announced a new cast member, Hermosa, a private investigator from Miami. I don’t know why she would be knocking out Betty with a rifle, though.
The person I most suspect in this instance is Evelyn Evernever. She’s never gotten along with Betty, and if Betty is close to finding the secret about the Farm, Evelyn would most definitely do this to Betty.
What’s up with the honeycomb?
Most of the clips in the trailer make sense within the context of the show, but then there’s a clip of A LOT of honeycomb on a table at what looks to be Riverdale High. It took me a second to connect the dots on this one, but I believe it has something to do with Riverdale High’s new principal, Mr. Honey.
Kerr Smith will play Mr. Honey in the season. As you recall, Mr. Weatherbee was one of the Farmies, and he disappeared at the end of the season.
What other questions do you have about the Riverdale season 4 trailer? Let us know in the comments below!
Riverdale season 4 premieres on Netflix on Wednesday, Oct. 9!