What do you think about Betty and Jughead together so far? What do you think they would be like together?
I think they are honest, I think they are authentic, I think they have a great foundation to build on. Betty has this darker side to her, how dark that side is we as an audience aren’t totally sure of yet, but we know its there. And she is so persistent and desperate to hide it from literally everyone else because she feels like needs to portray this certain version of herself…for her parents, her friends, Archie. But with Jughead, he has darkness in him too. He’s open about it and he’s okay with being exactly who he was meant to be and I think that trait alone has the potential to help Betty grow into her true self. I also think that with how much they have in common and how well they get along and how interested Betty is in spending time with Jughead it helps him not feel so ostracized from the rest of the world.
It’s a good story so far with two characters who are written to fit together like puzzle pieces, even if at first glance it seems like their grooves don’t match. There are a lot of ways they could go with that relationship and I am interested to see where they take it. I also think that if they decide to make Jughead asexual there is really no other character for him to navigate that with other than Betty, someone with such a pure and accepting soul who understands vulnerability and how it feels to be…different somehow from everyone else.
As a couple I think they will make a pretty badass team that will really aid in each others development as the season progresses and my prediction is they become a pretty solid item by the season’s end (of course, after inevitably dealing with Archies jealousy because y’all KNOW that’s going to happen).
My theory? S1 ends with a Bughead canon relationship and a Ronnie/Archie pairing (albeit probably not as far along)/possibly cliffhanger.