The Rivardale’s finale got each of us off guard.
Instead of picking who was the true pairing between Betty/Archie and Veronica/Jughead, they decided to bring something different.
In this particular episode, a lot of things were revealed regarding the relationship between Betty, Archie, Jughead, and Veronica.
All of them end up dating each other at the same time but don’t realize that they’re really in a quad relationship.
There is a sequence from the final episode where young Betty explains how it all started when they went on a double date.
What is Quad Relationship Riverdale?
The Quad Relationship in the finale of the TV show develops in a linear way and it evolves as the main characters develop.
- It starts from a double date in the senior year. All the main characters Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and Archie go for dinner together.
- Then from there, they start to see each other. Betty would hook up with Archie and then some nights Veronica would go home with Jughead.
- There were times when Jughead would sneak into Betty’s room to hook up and sometimes Betty would do things with Veronica too.
So, this type of relationship between them lasted all year.
At first, they don’t realize it but when Betty travels back in time, Kevin first says that, and then she realizes it and admits to being in a quad relationship.
There is no End Game but only a Quad Relationship in Riverdale!
A mastermind said that we’re not going to end the show choosing the best couple and leaving the audience to continue fighting over the choice.
The teen drama couldn’t end in another way. The controversy that brings up at the end of the episode finale brings out many questions for the fans.
The final episode called “Goodbye, Riverdale”, starts when an 86-year-old Betty (played by Mihele Scarabelli) is talking to her granddaughter.
She says to her that she would want to visit Riverdale tomorrow because she misses that place.
Then the angel of Jughead (played by Cole Sprouse) appears in her room and asks her if she could go back to a day of her life and what would it be.
She decides to go back to the graduation day. She missed it because she was sick and stayed home.
As the episode continues, young Betty (played by Lili Reinhart) has a conversation with Reggie.
As he thanks her for choosing him over Archie and Jughead, she opposes him.
She explains that the 4 of them were dating and she didn’t choose him over them.
The quad relationship even in Riverdale is about dating each other and swapping partners, enjoying the sexual and emotional experiences.
More specifically, Betty continues to explain how they ended up in this situation. She explained that to take the pressure of making a single choice, it was easier for all of them to keep dating each other and swapping partners.
During other seasons of Riverdale, there was never a sign that the ending would be four of the main characters forming a quad relationship.
But, the aim of the production was to connect with other communities as well.
And people who are bisexual and polyamorous welcomed this decision as they found themselves in this plot.
Even a study published by Amy C. Moors (2021), defines that people tend to view platonic love as endless, that’s why being polyamorous seems easier.
Has the audience gotten Riverdaled with the twisted ending?
Hell, yeah. No one expected that there would be a quad relationship in Riverdale. Some of the fans were surprised for good but others found the ending weird.
No one suspected that Archie would have had a fling with Jughead and Veronica with Bety.
There wasn’t a single evidence, sign, or scene that would make the audience think of a quad relationship. Even in the comic books where this TV show was based, there was a quad relationship. Betty and Veronica didn’t have a fling either.
Since the 23rd of August, when the final episode of Riverdale was out, people on X (former Twitter) were discussing the end too.
1. An X user @MeowReow writes how the ending has left them speechless.
2. The YouTuber Haylo Hayley gives her review of the final episode and the ending.
She claims that she was shocked to experience the ending of the Riverdale and never in the world she thought the ending would be a quad relationship.
She mentioned that the only positive thing that she finds in this final episode and the couples that were involved, is Tony and Cheryl being end-game.
3. The tik toker @niccyjam is also surprised and is still gasping with the Riverdale main couples ending in a quad relationship.
He doesn’t claim either if he has a positive or negative opinion about it but just claims that the end left him speechless.
Will double dates always lead you to a quad relationship?
No, it doesn’t mean that double dates will always lead you to a quad relationship just like in Riverdale.
Yet, if all have strong feelings for each other or want to experiment then this might lead one to a quad relationship.
What defines whether the individuals who do double dates end up in a quad relationship depends on their personality and environment too.
The characters in Riverdale were constantly hanging out with each other and it was easier to get involved with one another.
Also, if a person doesn’t like to be in a polyamorous relationship then they would end one relationship to start the other.
In the end, just like in real life, even the characters in Riverdale are involved in a sexual and emotional experience with one another.
Even though, there is no evidence that Jughead and Archie got ever together to form a proper quad relationship in Riverdale.