Riverdale episode 8 is still a long way, airing at the end of the month. However, theories about what the upcoming episode may reveal are surfacing as early as now.
One of the theories considers FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) a major suspect to Jason Blossom’s (Trevor Stines) murder. Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) dad first appeared in episode 4 titled The Last Picture Show. However, the character was more highlighted in episode 7’s In a Lonely Place.
In the episode, Jason Blossom’s jacket was found in FP’s closet. Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead first found the jacket in Jason’s stashed car in episode 6. However, when the police got to the scene, the car was already ablaze. The jacket should have burned there.
But with it found intact among FP’s things, he easily becomes a suspect to Jason’s murder. Will episode 8 reveal if he’s involved in the kid’s death?
At this point, it could go either way. On one hand, the discovery of the jacket could be a direct clue pointing towards Jason’s murderer. On the other hand, Screen Rant details that it could simply be a red herring.
The source points out that FP is a struggling alcoholic, making him less functional than anyone in Riverdale. Hence, SR argues that he could be a hard match against the young and fit Jason Blossom. Nevertheless, the source does not neglect the fact that FP could have had help.
As a show full of secrets, it does not seem the viewers will find out the truth anytime soon. However, what’s certain is that FP’s role in the narrative is a pretty important one. Series executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells Entertainment Weekly:
“Moving forward, Jughead and his dad’s relationship becomes one of the bedrocks of the season. There are definitely twists and turns to it, but he’s very much in the hot seat from this point moving forward…”
Episode 7 Recap
A lot of revelations dropped in Riverdale‘s previous episode. The first one revealed that Jughead is now living in one of Riverdale High’s closets. Viewers will recall that the teen stayed in the drive-in theater before it closed down.
Related to this, it seems that Jughead is not living at home because his dad fell off the wagon. After being fired from Fred Andrews’ (Luke Perry) company, FP succumbed to alcoholism. This drove Jughead’s mom and younger sister to leave.
Meanwhile, after the frantic neighborhood search for Polly (Tiera Skovbye) turns up nothing, Betty realizes that her sister found the perfect hiding place. Polly has been in their own home’s attic all this time. She reveals that she had no choice but to escape since their parents want her baby given up for adoption.
Riverdale Episode 8 Synopsis
Episode 7 kept Jughead’s secret about his dad safe. However, it appears that won’t last long as the Riverdale episode 8 synopsis suggests the whole town may know about FP’s involvement with the Southside Serpents.
The upcoming episode will also show Betty and Veronica’s (Camila Mendes) plan to give Polly a baby shower. Still, Polly does not seem too thrilled about the idea.
Catch the series’ return with Riverdale episode 8 which airs on March 30 at 8 p.m. in The CW.
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