There’s no denying that the show’s 100th episode was one filled with a wide variety of twists and turns. It was weird, silly and certainly confusing at times. We’ve never seen an episode like this. We saw a lot of Jughead’s authorship, but we also gave a lot of nods to the comics that started it all. There was a lot of celebration with the source material and we lived for that.
But by the end of the episode, we had a blast, and that’s the fullest of full circle moments in a couple of different ways, between the end of Season 5 and also some early descriptions for the Jughead character. At one point, there were plans for him to be deaf in the original pilot for the series. Now the show could be heading in that direction. It’s definitely something the show might want to explore; the hearing loss may only be temporary, but it is something that we should at least keep an eye on for a while.
As for how important this Rivervale event really was to Riverdale the series in the long run, we’ll just have to wait and see. for now, though, we’re giving the show at least some credit for trying to be super ambitious and toying with the concept of what a series like this can really be. Was it sometimes too complicated for his own good? Sure, but we know we’ve said that a few times when it comes to this show.