The Riverdale Season 2 premiere is less than a week away, and the biggest thought on every loyal viewer's mind is: Is Fred Andrews alive? In addition to our burning questions about Cheryl Blossom's emotional wellbeing, the fate of Bughead, or how the heck Hiram Lodge is gonna fit in to everything, one major cliffhanger left us, well... hanging. Is Archie's dad dead on Riverdale? We need answers. STAT.
The always-reliable showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa assured Entertainment Weekly, "The only thing I can say is you will definitely see Fred in the season premiere of Season 2. That’s really all I can say." OK, that's just not enough info for our liking... One episode does not an alive person make. One episode could mean anything. He could say his last words, or show up in a dream, or avenge his death as a badass spooky ghost. Hey, this is Riverdale we're talking about. If Luke Perry's, AKA the man formally known as Dylan McKay, IMDB page is any indication, he'll be on way more than a few episodes, but who knows what to believe? According to a few clues over the past few months since that shocking finale aired, there's even more evidence pointing to the fact that Fred Andrews will survive another day in Riverdale.