When I was 1, my mother and father got into their first argument. When I was two, my first baby brother was born– he looks just like mother. Still does. When I was 3, my last baby brother was born– he acts so strange and he’s the luckiest one too. He almost died twice, but an angel is always there to save him. When I was 4, my father moved out and my mother was finally free from his tyranny. When I was 5, my grandmother smiled because she caught me in my first lie. When I was 6, my grandfather passed away– I cried for a whole week… or maybe for the whole day… time is an illusion, yeah? When I was 7, I burned my grandmother’s kitchen down. She covered for me. When I was 8, I made a best friend at school. The next day he was another kid’s best friend, so I cried about it. When I was 9, my grandmother from Vietnam passed away. My mom cried that whole month. Time is still an illusion. When I was 10, my mother still hit us. When I was 11, I questioned my existence. Why am I here? When I was 12, I told her to stop hitting us. She called the cops on me. They said I didn’t do anything wrong. Case closed. When I was 13, I got my first heartbreak. When I was 14, I smoked my first blunt. When I was 15, I popped my first pill. When I was 16, I was single for a whole year. When I was 17, I met a smile with poetry written all over it. When I was 18, she broke my heart. When I was 19, I started to smoke a lot more. When I was 20, I was so damn lost. When I was 21, all we did was fuck. When I was 22, she said that this was enough. When I was 23, I dropped the razor. I’m 24 now. I wonder about 25. I chase after 26. I’m in love with 27. It gets better.
Okay, watched the new ep. It was good although less emotional than last week’s (which isn’t a flaw considering that I think we all need a break for overly emotional stuff).
But knowing that both Yuris can go to the finale makes me happy, and I’m thinking of something now. Maybe that what Yurio needs really is to realize something like love, like Yuuri.
It’s no coincidence his theme is also love, not the sexual one tho (which is logical, both because of his age and also because of his personality). Like Yuuri, he struggles to realize some love he has around him. Maybe because he’s been deprived from it ? Anyway, he’s clearly not thinking of it currently. I think he mentioned it in episode 2, but it really hit me in this new episode.
The only love he recognizes and accepts is the one from his grandfather. Maybe it’s the only one he received. But look, he has been presented with several manifestations of actual love (friendly love, something closer to the Agape), during the episode.
Do you think Bughead is only a plot device for Archie to realize he has feelings for Betty because I really hope not. I think as time goes by Jughead is going to fall for Betty and vice versa so I can't just see them getting over it just because Archie suddenly has a change of heart?
i worry about that, definitely. the ‘boyfriend’ clip from episode 8 especially made me nervous that bughead was just a plot device, and maybe even fake dating, but other than that one leak, it doesn’t seem fake. when i saw the pictures of them kissing at the baby shower, i thought maybe they were kissing in front of archie, but they couldn’t be. the kiss at the cupcake stand has to be before the serpent bomb is dropped, and so archie isn’t at the party yet. if they were fake dating, why would they kiss with who betty was trying to make jealous not around?
then there’s the fact that it spans (seemingly) for so long. if we assume they have their first real romantic moment in episode 6 and they’re still together in episode 13, that’s 8 episodes of them as a couple. if their relationship was for the soul purpose of building up betty x archie, they would be taking their sweet ass time to do it. plus, look at this
they look so happy. and, tbh, i think they’re building up archie and veronica this season
i was really worried that they’d have archie declare feelings for betty in the finale (still am a little), but lili has helped calm my nerves a little. for starters, her interview~
There’s also a bit of a murder mystery going on in Riverdale with Jason Blossom’s apparent murder. As the editor of the student paper, Betty has teamed up with her ace reporter Jughead to try to crack the case. How does that relationship develop?
Reinhart: Betty is best friends with Archie, which means she grew up with Jughead. They know each other, and they’re friends. Jughead is more outwardly dark and brooding, and Betty wishes she could be more like that. On the outside, they couldn’t be more different, but a lot of what Betty feels on the inside is what Jughead presents to the world — and that’s something that she hasn’t been able to do, out of pressure from her parents. She can’t present weakness to the world, and that’s what attracts her to Jughead. She’s attracted to his darkness because she relates to it. She feels like an outsider at the end of the day, which is why they make such a great pair. They’re both outsiders.
For all of the ‘shipping this show has inspired online, it doesn’t feel like romance is necessarily a priority. I think a lot of people went into this thinking, I’m Team Betty or I’m Team Veronica, but that’s really not the point. Archie can barely deal with his own problems! He doesn’t deserve Betty or Veronica yet.
Reinhart: It’s more about the relationships between the characters. A lot of people go into this show thinking that this guy has to choose between these two girls, and that’s the plot of the show. But that’s very much not our show. These characters are working through real issues. The main plot point of Season 1 is Jason’s murder. It’s definitely not the love triangle. I don’t think there’s even that much of a love triangle. Betty has already accepted the fact that Archie doesn’t love her that way, and she knows you can’t force someone to think differently about you. She needs to move on.
Archie’s a mess! You don’t want to get with him. He doesn’t know what he wants.
Reinhart: Archie is such a mess! They’re just two people who are so much better off as friends, but she doesn’t realize it just yet. That’s OK. She’s young. She’ll realize it eventually.
when you looks at how she talks about jughead and betty compared to betty and archie, it definitely sounds like jughead is her love interest. and then there’s the line “It’s definitely not the love triangle. I don’t think there’s even that much of a love triangle.”yes, i know the question is referring to the betty/archie/veronica triangle, but the second part of the answer makes it sound like there isn’t really a love triangle in season 1 at all. with anybody.
actors typically tend to hype up the ships they’re involved in in interviews (regardless if they actually like them together or not), so, if we were going to get a love confession from archie at any point this season, i don’t think she’d be talking about how they’re better as friends
also, this is more far fetched, but lili has liked a number of bughead posts on tumblr. i feel like she wouldn’t like them as much if they had a bad break up or were involved in a love triangle