Riverdale Episode 9 Promos Surface; Character Destined to Die in Comics


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Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle in Riverdale

Fans of The CW’s Riverdale are enduring a two-week hiatus from the series. However, even though episode 8 won’t air until March 30, promos for Riverdale episode 9 already surfaced.

Den of Geek shares a gallery containing the promo images for the ninth episode. Interestingly, quite a number of the photos show Archie (KJ Apa) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) together.

It turns out there is good reason for this. The source shares the following synopsis for episode 9 titled La Grande Illusion:

“Archie reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters.”

The maple syrup tapping explains the few photos featuring the Blossoms and some townsfolk. As to what offer Archie receives, the images does not give away much. However, there are some images showing him with Cheryl and a guitar case with a ribbon on it.

Perhaps, the Blossoms will help Archie with something that can launch his music career. After all, the family is one of the most powerful in town.

Other Riverdale Episode 9 Theories Based on the Photos

Another surprising bit that the images reveal is Polly (Tiera Skovbye). She seems to be joining the Blossoms’ camp. Fans will recall that in episode 7, the Lodge’s offered Polly their home after Cheryl said she doesn’t trust her parents’ intentions about Polly’s baby. However, from the photos it would appear that some major thing happens in this episode or the one before it that makes Polly trust the Blossoms.

Finally, some of the images tease the return of Ethel (Shannon Purser). Does this mean that she is Veronica’s classmate hurt by Hiram Lodge’s illegal activities?

Will Someone Bite the Dust Before the Season Ends?

In other related news, it appears one of the characters in the current Archie Comics will die. In the two-part upcoming chapter, it seems Archie and Reggie will challenge each other in a drag race.

The results of the race are deadly as Archie writer Mark Waid reveals a major spoiler to Entertainment Weekly. He tells the source:

“Up until now, Archie and his pals have led fairly untroubled, normal lives. Suddenly, in one horrifying instant, that all changes when one of the kids looks death in the eye — and death doesn’t blink. Who will it be? All we can tell you is that you’ll be shocked — and that no one is safe.”

Will it be Reggie? At this point, the bigger question is: will the death carry over to the series? Fans will find out soon enough.

There’s no release date for Riverdale episode 9 yet. However, episode 8 will air in March 30 in The CW.

ALSO READ: Riverdale Episode 8 May Reveal if Jughead’s Dad Killed Jason Blossom

Image Source: Instagram/Ross Butler

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