-Spoilers for Riverdale-
Riverdale, the new Archie comic adaptation has quickly amassed quite a following. I’m sure in some part due to it’s ridiculously attractive CW cast but mostly due to the mystery surrounding who shot golden boy Jason.
Okay, so FP has been arrested but it’s not over until the fat lady sings so here are the fourteen most likely suspects…
Archie Andrews (4/10)
Archie Andrews is nothing short of perfect, football star, talented musician and all around superstar. But surely there has to be something else under that butter wouldn’t melt surface, we already know he’s got a couple of secrets he’s hiding from the people around him. It wouldn’t be a stretch to see if he’s got a couple more up the sleeve of his letterman jacket.
Betty Cooper (5/10)
The nice as pie, Betty Cooper looks like the thought of murder wouldn’t cross her mind. But there are some dark edges underneath her pearly outer layer, an Adderall prescription and some unfinished business with the Blossom family it could seem that she just lost control and bit the bullet
Polly Cooper (6/10)
The mysterious and unseen Cooper sister was sent away after her relationship with Jason Blossom came to an untimely end. Pregnant with his baby it seems that Polly and Jason were the real thing and planning on running away together, at least that’s the story she’s sticking to. Now at the Blossom manor it could mean that there’s a bigger plan in work for the older Cooper sister
Reggie Mantle (6/10)
The jock of Riverdale high seems like he wouldn’t have enough I.Q points to pull off a murder. But Reggie is quick to push the blame onto Jughead when they learn about the murder. He’s also one of Jason’s teammates and friend. Statistically ,you’re are more likely to be killed by a friend rather than a stranger.
Veronica Lodge (2/10)
Although new to Riverdale Veronica Lodge’s family ties back to the town. And we know there is a slightly more evil side to Veronica than we’ve seen. At the moment Lodge’s involvement seems to be a bit more of a stretch than anyone else but we her dad on the other hand…
Ms Grundy (7/10)
Over the past few episodes Ms.Grundy or should we say Jennifer Gibson has gone from long-shot to viable suspect. We know she has a gun, a fake name, used to teach Jason and has a penchant for underaged boys with red hair. Maybe an affair fizzled out and she just snapped, after all, do we really know what happened with her ex?
Jughead Jones (7/10)
The more we learn about Jughead the more questions we have. We know he’s writing a novel based on the town and Jason’s murder, and he spent some time in juvie due to a pyro-mistake in his youth and had a well-documented bullying situation with the football team. Maybe Jughead just finally snapped.
Kevin Keller (2/10)
Betty’s BFF and Riverdale’s chief pop culture commenter looks like a long shot but he seems to know everything about everyone so it wouldn’t be too much of stretch to assume he found out something about Jason Blossom, something worth dying for. Besides would the Sheriff ever arrest his own son?
Cheryl Blossom (5/10)
Cheryl Blossom may be a stock character from a 90s high school movie but we know that she loved her brother. Although we don’t know if her whole story if Jason wanting to run away is a true story as of yet, the more we get into the series the less likely it seems that Cheryl Blossom would be capable of killing her twin.
The type A mother of Betty and Polly has actively expressed her dislike for both Jason and his entire family. It wouldn’t be a stretched to assume her anger boils over into murder. But would Mrs Cooper risk her family’s reputation over a petty feud? Maybe she just had Mr Cooper do her dirty work for her.
Valerie Brown (5/10)
Valerie Brown is still a bit of enigma as a member of the Pussycats and sometimes girlfriend to Archie Andrews. But could her chill attitude be hiding something more sinister? We know she likes redheads maybe her relationship with Jason wasn’t as distant as we think…
FP Jones (2/10)
The parent angle for the Jason Blossom murder is becoming highly probable. Southside Serpent Leader and Jughead Jones’ absentee father seems like he’d murder someone for the right price. But with his recent arrest it looks like his innocence maybe proved before long.
Mr + Mrs. Blossom (8/10)
Okay, so murdering your own child might be the worst thing you can do but you can’t deny there is something very weird about the whole Blossom family and their weird house on the hill. Maybe the sacrificed Jason to the gods of shiny red hair and riding outfits. Anything is possible and you probably can’t trust someone with that many wigs…