omgggg do you think they continued after?!?!?! what was betty thinking she looked mad
I think Betty was confused more than mad. If you listen to the director’s commentary, the scene was supposed to be a callback to that scene in the Godfather when Diane Keaton’s character watches Al Pacino shaking hands and paying respects to his father’s business associates, with the implication that he’s taking over for his dad. I’m sure you can put two and two together.
The core conflict of Jughead and Betty’s characters, I think, will be how much they do become like their parents and when they begin to understand why their parents made the choices they did. I think this will be more pronounced in Jughead, given his most vehement protest of his dad’s lifestyle choices (he communicated this by moving out and distancing himself from his dad). I think Betty and Jughead are two characters that are a fantastic counterbalance to one another, but before we see them even each other out, I think we’re going to see them test their boundaries.
Betty wants to shed her good girl image. Jughead, meanwhile, has given up hope. I think we’re going to see them spiral together.
Thanks for the question, anon