Riverdale season 4: Questions likely to be left unanswered by finale

Riverdale season 4, episode 19 "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey" -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW
Riverdale season 4, episode 19 "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey" -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW /
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Riverdale season 4 episode 18 “Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW /

How will Riverdale handle the departures of Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols? 

Ahead of its midseason return, word broke that series regulars Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols would be leaving the show after season 4. With the actors departing, the expectation was the Riverdale season 4 finale would help to explain the departures of FP and Hermione or, at the least, set the stage for their exits ahead of season 5.

With the season coming to an early, we’ll now have to wait to see how the show handles the characters’ exits and whether either actor will return in season 5 for a farewell story of some kind.

While Madchen Amick has confirmed the makeshift finale will not address either character’s exit, in speaking with Entertainment Weekly she noted series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa “really loves Skeet and Marisol” and he told her “he hopes their characters can come and go from the show depending on everyone’s availability.”

Are Varchie and Bughead doomed? 

One shocking development introduced in the final hour of Riverdale season 4 has been the development of feelings between Archie and Betty.

While the pair have been attempting to fight their feelings, we’ve seen them slip up on more than one occasion and it’s clear the writers have been building towards Archie and Betty being forced to make a decision on who they wish to be with.

Although there is a chance things could come to a head in the makeshift season 4 finale, it’s more likely they writers might have let the storylines simmer a few more episodes before coming to a boil in the season finale. As a result, Bughead and Varchie fans are likely going to be left to toil with the thought of the writers ripping the two beloved couples apart during the off-season.