Riverdale ends after seven seasons with a moving finale.

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The television show “Riverdale” came to an end with a satisfying series finale.

In the season finale on Wednesday, titled “Goodbye Riverdale,” Archie and the rest of the gang spent their final day of high school together. The character of Betty, who is now 86 years old and is played by Michele Scarabelli, comes upon an obituary for Jughead. She relates to her granddaughter, Alice, that the gang “had such marvellous adventures,” and that she is the only one of their friends who is still living today. Her dream is to visit Riverdale even just one more so that she can experience the days of her youth there.

When she finally does fall asleep while holding her high school yearbook, she has a dream in which Jughead appears to her as an angel and tells her that they have one more chance to visit Riverdale.

Betty spots Archie as she is in Riverdale and sees him from her window. It looks like he’ll be heading out to California to work on a construction team soon. In the house where Betty grew up, she runs into her mother, Alice, and her sister, Polly. Polly, played by Tiera Skovbye, is expecting a child, and Jughead divulges to the family that their mother, Alice, is now a pilot.

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The next step is for Betty to go to Riverdale High, where she observes, “Everyone is so young and beautiful.” And without worry. They are completely oblivious, aren’t they? How precious this moment is, and how quickly it will pass in the wink of an eye.

In the classroom. Fangs autographs Betty’s yearbook, but he is killed in a tour bus accident shortly after leaving with his band on the subsequent tour.

Mary and Brooke had formed a partnership, and the two of them “stayed together until the very end.”

Betty runs into Veronica, and during their conversation, she learns that Veronica used to manage a major studio in Hollywood. Clay ended up becoming a professor and creating an off-Broadway theatre company while he and Kevin ended up living together in Harlem. Kevin and Clay are still together.

Regarding the love triangle involving Archie, Betty, and Veronica, Jughead was also a participant. “All four of us came to the conclusion that we could, and perhaps even ought to, simply be… together. “at the same time,” Betty said. “at the same time.” “There were times when Archie would sneak into my room, and Veronica would accompany Jughead when they left for the night. On the other nights, I would head over to Jughead’s house, while Archie would spend the night at the Pembrooke. And every once in a while, and maybe more frequently than you’d think, I’d end up at Veronica’s.
She and Jughead also go to Pop Tate’s (Alvin Sanders) grave, where they learn that Betty founded She Says Magazine and adopted a daughter, while Jughead managed Jughead’s Madhouse Magazine.

After this, Betty passes away while she is sleeping.

The edgier adaptation of the original Archie Comics that is known as “Riverdale” debuted in 2017.

According to Betty, the four friends who had been close in high school rarely communicated after graduation.