On most teen shows, relationships tend to come and go fairly quickly as the main characters date around, but the core relationships on Riverdale have been going strong. However, that may change very soon. A new photo shared by Riverdale's showrunner has fans on high alrert and wondering if Betty and Archie get together in Riverdale Season 4, because, TBH, it really looks like they are about to throw shake everything up.
Spoiler alert: This post includes spoilers through Riverdale Season 4, Episode 14, "How to Get Away with Murder." Ever since the Season 1 finale, the two primary relationships on Riverdale have consistently been Betty and Jughead (Bughead), and Veronica and Archie (Varchie). While fans of the show have come to accept these couples, they may sound a litte off to anyone who's read Archie Comics. In the comic-book universe, Archie and Betty are sweethearts, and their relationship is so iconic, many viewers are convinced they are fated to get together on Riverdale. While they flirted with a romance in Season 1 and shared a kiss when they were both briefly single in Season 2, they haven't really had any sparks on the show... but all that may be about to change.
Ahead of March 4's new episode, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa posted a photo that really seems to feature Archie and Betty kissing. While the kissers are not entirely visible in the photo, Betty's iconic ponytail is clear, and they are locking lips in Riverdale High's music room, which is where Archie loves to hang out.
It also is not clear who is taking a sneaky pic of Archie and Betty's makeout session, but judging from the red sleeve, Cheryl Blossom may be the prime suspect. Regardless of whoever snapped that pic, it looks like it is going to stir up trouble sooner rather than later; in another photo shared by Aguirre-Sacasa, Veronica is shown confronting Betty and Archie about something on a phone. It definitely seems like Veronica saw the kissing pic and is not too happy about it.
Riverdale has actually been dropping hints that Archie and Betty may get together this season for a while now — namely, in a flash-forward from several weeks back, in which Archie and Betty got very close while he was comforting her over Jughead's apparent death.
Of course, this hook-up would mean major things for the Core Four. It could lead to Archie and Veronica breaking up, and although Jughead is supposedly dead now, if he really is secretly alive like some fans think, then he will definitely not be happy to learn Betty moved on so quickly, and with his best friend at that. Or, maybe this is just another part of some bigger plan to trick the Stonewall Prep students... although it isn't clear how Betty and Archie making out could be a part of that scheme.
Whatever is going on, Riverdale fans should prepare for some major romantic shakeups very soon. Season 4 of Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.