Character That Needs To Be Fixed: Josie
Is Josie McCoy even a series regular anymore? Her appearances have been relegated to only group scenes, musical numbers, and the odd cameo moment here and there. Not much has changed, but that's the problem! Josie still hasn't received a well-developed solo plot to push her character forward. The former lead singer of The Pussycats has essentially stayed invisible for Riverdale Season 3A. Her character's development needs to change and fast.
Character That Needs More Screen Time: Gladys & Jellybean Jones
Jughead's mother and sister have only appeared once, but they both need to return to Riverdale again in the future. Gladys had this protective no-nonsense quality to her; you could tell that she loved her children and she would do whatever it took to ensure their safety. Jellybean was snarky, cheeky, and had a way with a slingshot. Since FP and Jughead are locked outside of Riverdale, could this mean we'll see their family again?
Most Shocking Death: Ben Button
The mystery of Ben Button has closed its chapter forever. The minor character who popped up around Riverdale on several occasions led to many fan theories, but no one could've predicted his shocking death on Riverdale Season 3 Episode 2. We all shouted for him to get away from the window! After we lost Dilton Doily in his surprise death, losing Ben too through suicide delivered a hurt that dug deep.
Most Heartbreaking Moment: Archie & Veronica Break-Up Over The Phone
The core four have broken up and gotten back together several times now; it's par for the course on a teen drama like Riverdale. However, nothing could've prepared us for the emotional roller coaster that was Archie and Veronica's latest breakup. After Archie's name was vindicative thanks to Veronica's investigation, "Varchie's" future looked bright with Archie returning home to be with the woman he loved. However, he decided to leave town instead and told Veronica over the phone. Veronica was in tears. We were in tears. Our hearts still can't handle the heartbreak.
"WTF Just Happened?" Award: The River Vixens Dance Number
The cast members on Riverdale are musically talented and we enjoy them performing (no one is denying that fact). Though, the inclusion of the River Vixens' performing "Jailhouse Rock" for the prisoners of the juvenile detention center seemed so out of place. The cheerleaders showed up out of the blue with a full song and dance number ready to go. Did they not have to practice? Was the number already planned beforehand? Just because the cast can sing and dance, it doesn't mean that a scene warrants the need for a musical number.
The Goodbye We Celebrated: Sisters of Quiet Mercy
Betty and Ethel came in on a metaphorical white horse to topple the tyranny of the Sisters of Quiet Mercy. They freed the prisoners, they freed themselves, and they're going to expose the criminal injustices caused in the asylum. For two seasons now, we've had to witness people being subjected to the horrors of the asylum and Sister Woodhouse. Hopefully, this plot will be the last we hear from the Sisters of Quiet Mercy and that the doors to the asylum will be closed forever.