Things are simple here. The season 1 finale set up Bughead and Varchie endgame. If they even think about changing that, while doing epic character assassination (Betty’s especially) and making Archie even more hateable, they might as well do a new season 1. Because Riverdale’s season 1 and B*rchie don’t get along. By making B*rchie happen, you destroy: Betty’s character, Jarchie and Beronica’s friendship, the core four, ratings, the big fandom they have, critics’s good eye. And they said they wanted a solid Beronica friendship “no boy” getting between them, last time I checked Archie is a boy. They don’t want anything to mess with the core four. And if RAS meant what he said that Betty’s is his favorite character, then he wouldn’t make her retract to Archie.
I have said this before and I’ll say it again, Archie has a platonic jealousy. He is used to Archie and Betty, and Archie and Jughead not Archie and Betty/Jughead. So he is probably missing Betty, that’s all. With the story they are writing, Archie having a platonic jealousy fits more. I mean, why play the soulmates card and say you want Archie to settle if you are doing the opposite. I’m just saying that if they value their characters and the story they have told so far, they are not going to do anything stupid.
Do you think there's a strong chance the Rogues will form next season? I don't see why else Rosa, Sam and, presumably, Len would return this close to the finale unless it was to set up for season four, and not doing it would be a foolish move. (Most of the news article about the s4 villain have said they would like the rogues and polls have said they want rogues), but I don't want to get my hopes up only to be let down again. What's your opinion about what's happening next season?