Luke Perry’s closing episode on Riverdale aired on Wednesday, and it was simply as bittersweet as you’d think about it will be. In the course of the episode titled “Chapter Fifty-4: Worry the Reaper,” Perry’s character Fred Andrews has a coronary heart to coronary heart along with his son Archie (KJ Apa) following the demise of his good friend, Randy, who he fought within the boxing ring. Although his demise is definitely attributable to medication, that does not cease Archie from feeling any much less responsible in regards to the sudden demise. In true Fred Andrews type, the daddy tries to consolation Archie in his time of want.
“Son, from all the pieces you’ve got mentioned, it is clear that Randy died from these medication,” Fred tells Archie. “An post-mortem will assist that. You are harmless.”
“I am not, dad. I knew,” Archie replies. “I knew Randy was utilizing. I might have stopped the battle, however I did not wish to forfeit. I am by no means entering into that ring ever once more.”
Although the second is brief and candy, Fred’s closing phrases on the present ring true to who his character is: a loving father who will do something to guard and luxury his son.
Forward of the episode, collection creator and government producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased the particular scene writing, “As all the time, Fred’s imparting phrases of knowledge to Archie. An exquisite, true second between a father and his son. Want these scenes might go on perpetually.”
Although that is Perry’s closing episode on the collection, it is unclear how Fred’s story will finish. After Perry died from a stroke on March four, Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned that the forged and crew had been struggling to return to phrases with the 52-year-old actor’s demise. “You already know, actually, we’re I believe all nonetheless in shock and are all nonetheless processing and grieving,” he instructed Leisure Tonight. “We all know that now we have to handle it ultimately, however we’re giving ourselves a bit of little bit of time and area earlier than we determine the easiest way to honor him.”