Riverdale season 4 theories: Southside Serpents to fake Jughead's death?

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Most fans are unconvinced that the series is actually killing off such a key Riverdale player. Vigilant viewers of the glossy adaptation of Archie comics, which airs on The CW and Netflix, have already spied some clues that indicate Jughead (played by Cole Sprouse) could be faking his death. The latest episode has added more fuel to the fire.

This season has seen Jughead reluctantly enrolled in the snotty Stonewall Prep, a prestige boarding school that specialises in educating the ‘elite’ class. 

Thanks to his writing talent, Jughead now finds himself amongst a peer group of smug upstarts like Bret Weston Wallis who continuously berate him for his rough past. 

Jughead has been looking for a possible out, despite the school assisting his application to Yale University, and, in true Riverdale fashion, faking his own death may be the only way to do it. 

The theory has been around since the finale of season three, which featured fans’ first glimpse at the curious circumstances surrounding his apparent death. 

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Ever since Jughead’s dad FP (Skeet Ulrich) defected from the gang and became Sheriff of Riverdale, fans have been missing the Southside Serpents.

As the next episode has unfortunately been pushed back for a week there has so far been no promotional video released to tease what happens next.

However, since this episode featured the scene in which Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) discovering Jughead seemingly being murdered by Betty (Lili Reinhart), fans will have plenty to argue about over the coming fortnight.

Right before the episode cuts to this scene, there is an intimate exchange between the couple, with Jughead ensuring Betty “It’s all going to be okay.”

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