The big auditions are coming and not everyone will make the cut. Valerie is obviously performing with Josie and the Pussycats. Veronica, on the other hand, must be there to show her support to Archie and friends.
Veronica: What the hell is a "Sticky Maple"? Kevin: It's kinda what it sounds like. It's a Riverdale thing. Veronica: No, Kevin, it's a slut-shaming thing. And I'm neither a slut nor am I going to be shamed by someone named, excuse me, Chuck Clayton! Does he really think he can get away with this? Does he not know who I am?! I will cut the brakes on his supped-up phallic symbol.
Archie: Ronnie, when I first met you … you were it for me. Everything I could ever wanted. I saw our whole future. Veronica: Because we’re endgame, Archie. Archie: I hope you know how much I love you. Veronica: If you loved me, you would come home. Archie: God, Ronnie, you know in your heart that I’m right about this. It just hurts to admit it. Veronica: Don’t you make me say goodbye, Archie Andrews, because I don’t wanna hear it back. I can’t. I can’t. [She drops the phone, cries, and Kevin consoles her]