With the death of Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) taking center stage during “Riverdale” Season 1, we’ve been way more focused on what happened that what could happen. During a press screening, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa pretty much spelled it out: Death is coming to “Riverdale” again.
When asked whether there was any truth to the rumor of another big death before the end of the season Aguirre-Sacasa’s response was, “Yes, there is truth to that rumor.”
As for who’s dying, any of the parents would be good candidates, since they tend to serve the stories of the teenagers more often than not. Jason’s Blossom’s murderer (whoever he or she is) makes another good candidate, as audiences love to see a good murderer go down. As for the kids, we’re a little worried about Veronica (Camila Mendes).
Obviously as a major character, her death is unlikely, but given that she’s found herself in the middle of what could be another family feud between her father and the Blossoms, we’re worried her snooping might get her killed.
As far as the when, where and how, Aguirre-Sacasa is keeping his lips tightly sealed for obvious reasons. He did, however, say that this death would set up Season 2. It’s a logical move, considering the first season was based around a mysterious death and it’s clearly a formula that’s worked well.
Jason’s death has been so ambiguous, it’s hard to point out one person as the likely murderer. It could be one of the Cooper’s, furious over his relationship with Polly (Tiera Skovbye). It could be his own parents for the same reasons. It could be F.P (Skeet Ulrich) and his own thuggish agenda. It could even be his sweet as syrup sister, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), who has definitely been giving off some creepy twincest vibes all year.
The one thing we know for sure is that Jason’s murderer is still on the loose, meaning he or she could strike again.
The closer our core four inch toward the truth, the more danger they’ll find themselves in. If they’re not careful, they might end up dead at the bottom of Sweetwater River too…
“Riverdale” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.