Almost two weeks ago, Molly Ringwald stepped through the front door of the Andrews’ household as Mary Andrews on Riverdale. Her entry at the end of the episode set the tone for this Thursday’s “To Riverdale and Back Again,” which will see Mary’s arrival stir some things up not only for the Andrews’ men but also for the town.
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said Ringwald’s presence is a boon for the show. “It is nice when Mary appears, and it’s Molly Ringwald… That does give us a shorthand,” he says. However, he did insist that “It does have to work on every level.”
One of those levels Mary’s appearance has to work on is her relationship with Fred (Luke Perry), but her return won’t be a completely joyous occasion for Archie’s dad.
“It took Fred a really long time… to be able to rise to that challenge of single parenthood. And now that could all go away, and come crashing down.”
But for Archie (KJ Apa), her arrival is a different story.
“There’s definitely a part of him that wants his parents to get back together.” Mary living in the same house again is “bringing back all these memories of them being a proper family. That was kind of ideal to him.”
Beyond Fred and Archie, Mary’s presence presents a new opportunity in terms of the parents of Riverdale. It’s a prospect Aguirre-Sacasa and team were excited about.
“When we were bringing Mary in, one of the nice things was, ‘Oh my God, they all know each other!’ You could immediately get into a story with them… they know things about each other that their kids don’t know.”
Some of the things these characters know about each other will lead to the revelation of “game-changing secrets,” which is basically Riverdale‘s tagline at this point.
Look for some of these secrets to make their way into the light on this Thursday’s new episode, “To Riverdale and Back.”
Riverdale airs on Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW. Make sure to check back after each episode for our weekly review.
10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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