“Because we all know this is poor Jughead’s achilles heel—he truly thinks he’s Betty’s second choice, etc…even though he’s such a massive upgrade it isn’t even funny!” Ouch. This rings totally true. With his effed up life, Jug has no reason to see himself as worthy of her love. Painful to even read. I’ll be sobbing buckets watching it. If we get unrequited Archie pining, I can live with that. Repeated efforts to break up B&J would really aggravate me. I’m not sure I could forgive Archie.
I think we’ll see Archie unburden himself ONCE to Betty, who will shoot it down firmly, but also be gentle and kind about it—-and THAT’S what Juggie’s gonna misinterpret.
Honestly, after Juggie flipping out and nearly leaving town, knowing how badly he fucked up, etc—-Archie WILL back off and just pine. He and Jughead will reconcile cause Archie is, for once, gonna seriously grovel—or at least I hope he does. I could actually see ARCHIE being the one who goes to the bus station and tells Jughead the truth.
Cause if this DOESN’T happen: Archie will officially and forevermore suck.
That said, while it’s good he moves on, it kinda sucks for Veronica to be his second choice….