A quick bughead rant
About antis and the effect they have in regards to the show.
I’ve been watching reviews and breakdowns of ep 5 and even reading them online and there definitely some antis in there who flat out refuse to acknowledge anything to do with bughead which (imo) is wrong.
The bughead relationship (be it friendship or otherwise) is so important to the plot and the show for many reasons.
Jugheads character (in his own words) is a conscientious objector which I took to mean that if it doesn’t have to do directly with him he stays out of it. He doesn’t want to get in anyone’s way.
Hes a loner who just wants to be by himself until Betty asks him to join her in the blue and gold.
The only reason we have as much jughead in the show is because of Betty.
Almost every scene he is in has something to do with her.
We get to see his character open up and most of the time it’s because of Betty.
His only other conversations with friends were with Archie and those times they were just quick conversations that ended up with one of them walking away from the other. Their friendship still seems a little strained.
With Betty, jughead stays and has in depth conversations. They open up to eachother. They do things together. They make plans and he’s more candid around her as opposed to anyone else when he puts his walls back up.
Whether you ship the romantically or not you cannot deny the impact that Betty cooper has on jughead. And you have to give her credit for it.