It’s quite difficult not to be excited about Riverdale Season 6, Episode 5.
This is the final episode of the Riverdale story arc, as well as the show's 100th episode, and an opportunity for the writers to further explore the show's comic-book origins. But it doesn't hurt to be prepared before it arrives next week.
Riverdale Season 6, Episode 5 Synopsis & Trailer
The CW has officially released the synopsis for the fifth installment of the show:
Unnerved by a series of strange happenings around him, Jughead’s quest for answers leads him to uncover the truth about Rivervale.
A brand new trailer for Riverdale Season 6's fifth episode has also been released, and it's appropriately shocking. Things are sure to get stranger than ever in next week's episode, with Jughead seemingly being the one to figure out that Rivervale isn't quite the Riverdale we remember. We wouldn't have it any other way for the 100th episode of the show.
More experimenting may happen in the midst of that character's quest to figure out what's actually going on in this community.
We could be leaving the supernatural realm and entering one more comparable to the original Archie Comics universe. With this being such a significant milestone for the show, it's understandable that they'd want to pay tribute to their roots.
Given that this is Riverdale's final episode of the year, we expect a lot of huge stuff, including a glimpse of what Episode 6 and beyond will look like. Unfortunately, there will be a brief break in the series for a few months. Go ahead and make the necessary preparations.
Riverdale Season 6, Episode 5 Release Date
Riverdale Season 6, Episode 5, returns to The CW to air Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
We already know that Rivervale is a parallel reality thanks to what we've seen in the first five seasons, and it's plausible that we're witnessing a bizarre dream sequence or some of Jughead's own writings.
Whatever the structure, we're hoping that the events here have some meaning on the rest of the series and that we're not just watching bizarre stuff for the purpose of it.