Luke Perry On Old Rivalries & The Drama ‘Cooking’ On ‘Riverdale’

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If you’ve been watching Riverdale, then you know that the drama doesn’t just stop at the high school teens like Archie, Betty, and Veronica. The parents have their own issues and in their case, the drama and feuds go back to their high school days.

Speaking with, Luke Perry, who plays Fred Andrews on the show, says that, because Riverdale is a small town, all of the years-long drama will finally come out of hiding in the upcoming episode “To Riverdale and Back Again.”

“All the parents went to high school together and we were all in the same graduating class, or a year or so apart. And so we’ve got all that stuff still cooking from the time we were in high school. I guess what happens is some of these old high school rivalries and things, they never die. They never go away, especially when you all stay in the same little town and you just keep seeing them over and over and over. I’m the kind of guy who, I never think past Riverdale. Fred Andrews is the kind of guy who everything I want, need, or could ever think of is right here in Riverdale for me. To be there with everybody I grew up with, it’s the curse and the blessing for me.”

On this show, the parents seem to have more secrets and drama between them than their children, which is saying a lot. But then again, after years and years of knowing each other, blood feuds, old rivalries, and bitterness tends to grow and fester. In the next episode, Fred will have to contend with the arrival of Archie’s mom in Riverdale.

You can check out the synopsis for “To Riverdale and Back Again” below.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation.  Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy.  After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance.

Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans.  Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce.  Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star.

Riverdale airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.


DCTV’s Arrowverse Episode Roundup: Lost & Found

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Arrowverse Episode Roundup

Welcome back to the DCTV Arrowverse episode roundup! This week in The CW’s superhero universe, our heroes dealt with matters of the heart, some surprises, song and dance, psychological torture, and the rewriting reality.

You can check out all of my previous DCTV Arrowverse episode roundups here!

Supergirl had Kara meet the king and queen of Daxam (also Mon-El’s parents), The Flash sang and danced through a musical dream world via Music Meister, Arrow suffered at the hands of Prometheus, and Legends of Tomorrow worked with J.R.R. Tolkien to retrieve the blood of Christ (yes, you read that correctly).

The connecting theme this week is that no matter how lost (mentally or physically) you are, you can always come back from that.

Each episode roundup recaps the show’s main plot points, with a section for commentary.

Let’s get started! Click through the gallery to read through each episode!

Up next: Supergirl

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.