One of the most surprising and entertaining shows to debut this year is Riverdale, the mature/dark and gritty teen reboot everybody wanted out of Archie. The first season has done a great job of introducing us to the dark and twisted town of Riverdale and its characters. In addition, this season has been building up to Jason Blossom’s killer, who will be revealed during the penultimate episode.
While the episode doesn’t air until mid-may, we have some new details for the final episode of the season, titled “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter”. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had this to say regarding the finale.
“There’s a huge twist ending that sets up the second season, one of our main character’s life hangs in the balance.”
In addition, he also spoke about the effects of revealing Jason Bloom’s killer in the penultimate episode.
“The entire town is reeling, [which] comes full circle back to Sweetwater River.”
The finale will also focus on the core four as their pairings are finally set in stone, with one couple cementing their relationship while the other’s fate will be up in the air. Beyond that, Archie will perform with Josie and the Pussycats, something that has been teased throughout the season.
You can check out the synopsis for the episode below and be sure to check back for our review of the final episode!
“SEASON FINALE – Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) continue to grow closer. Betty (Lili Reinhart) is tired of her family acting as if nothing has happened and confronts her mother. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) finds himself in an unexpected situation, leaving Archie and the gang scrambling. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) makes Fred (Luke Perry) an offer that seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, the truth about Blossoms’ family business is revealed leaving Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to take matters into her own hands. Madchen Amick and Ashleigh Murray also star. Lee Toland Krieger directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#113). Original airdate 5/11/2017.”
Riverdale airs on Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 1 for our weekly reviews. The show is officially back next week on Thursday, April 27 with all-new episodes.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
8 Reasons ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost Its Way (And 2 Ways It Can Find It Again)
When the first trailers for Supergirl arrived, they didn’t sell me on the show. In fact, they turned me off. The Devil Wears Prada vibe combined with the in-your-face “OMG, it’s a female superhero!” message made me doubt the show’s quality and direction. The trailers made me worry the show was going to drown in female stereotypes, tropes, and the misguided conceptions entertainment execs seem to have when it comes to understanding what female audiences want.
It wasn’t until after the fourth episode of season one aired that I gave in and decided to actually give the show a chance. My love for superheroes and my innate nerdiness won out, and I resolved to at least give the Maiden of Might a shot. Since the show was on CBS, I had to boot up my computer and watch the episodes via the CBS website. That day, I binged the first four episodes of season one. Those beginning episodes may not have made me fall in love with the show right then and there, but they were enough to convince me to start watching weekly.
It wasn’t really until episodes six and seven (“Red Faced” and “Human for a Day”) that I started appreciating all that the show was bringing to the superhero TV landscape. And I rode that wave of appreciation until episode thirteen, “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” Still my favorite episode of the series to date, “For the Girl Who Has Everything” made me a true Supergirl fan. To me, it demonstrated the very best of Supergirl and made me love the characters all the more.
From that point on, Supergirl was the show I looked forward to the most, surpassing what was then my current favorite, The Flash. The show spoke to me in a way the other superhero shows did not. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I exclaimed, I felt the light, I felt the hope. Maybe it was just good timing. Maybe the show gave me something I needed at the time. But whatever it was, the light and hope Supergirl season one exuded affected me in a way only a handful of shows and movies ever have.
When season two came around, I couldn’t wait to dive back into the world with the characters I had grown to appreciate and love. I was even excited for the move to The CW because I saw the possibilities it presented. But as season two has gone on, however, I cannot help but feel that Supergirl has lost its way. Since The CW move, Supergirl has fallen into the trappings of the other CW DCTV shows. The difference is that Supergirl did not originate on The CW like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow did. It had a life – an entire season – outside the confines of The CW and slowly worked its way toward being the show I most looked forward to every week.
Now, it’s largely thrown away much of what the first season offered and become something else entirely: mediocre, disjointed, and lacking focus. I used to get excited when Supergirl came on. Not anymore. Click Next to discover 8 reasons Supergirl has lost its way and 2 ways it can find it again.