Riverdale season 4 theories: Southside Serpents to fake Jughead’s death?

Most fans are unconvinced that the series is actually killing off such a key Riverdale player. Vigilant viewers of the glossy adaptation of Archie comics, which airs on The CW and Netflix, have already spied some clues that indicate Jughead (played by Cole Sprouse) could be faking his death. The latest episode has added more fuel to the fire.

This season has seen Jughead reluctantly enrolled in the snotty Stonewall Prep, a prestige boarding school that specialises in educating the ‘elite’ class. 

Thanks to his writing talent, Jughead now finds himself amongst a peer group of smug upstarts like Bret Weston Wallis who continuously berate him for his rough past. 

Jughead has been looking for a possible out, despite the school assisting his application to Yale University, and, in true Riverdale fashion, faking his own death may be the only way to do it. 

The theory has been around since the finale of season three, which featured fans’ first glimpse at the curious circumstances surrounding his apparent death. 


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However, the latest episode seems to have finally given viewers some more material to formulate just how Jughead would go about performing such an elaborate scheme.

One fan took to Twitter after an exciting reveal in the latest chapter of the story.


The Southside Serpents of Riverdale factored heavily in earlier seasons, although the latest episodes have been pretty light on gang rivalry.

Jughead finally went back to his stylish leather duds during this episode’s conclusion, and the Stonewall students’ game of Never Have I Ever also reminded viewers of his gang loyalties. 

These clues could be indicating that the Serpents will eventually have something to do with Jughead’s supposed death. 

The Twitter fan continued: “Are the Serpents going to be involved in this obviously fake murder plot? I sure hope so, I mean they need something to do.”

Another tweeted: “Time for the Serpents to step in & give Bret a piece of their minds for messing with Jughead!!”

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Ever since Jughead’s dad FP (Skeet Ulrich) defected from the gang and became Sheriff of Riverdale, fans have been missing the Southside Serpents.

As the next episode has unfortunately been pushed back for a week there has so far been no promotional video released to tease what happens next.

However, since this episode featured the scene in which Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) discovering Jughead seemingly being murdered by Betty (Lili Reinhart), fans will have plenty to argue about over the coming fortnight.

Right before the episode cuts to this scene, there is an intimate exchange between the couple, with Jughead ensuring Betty “It’s all going to be okay.”


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It’s possible that Jughead is already devising a plan with the Serpents that somehow involves Betty.

Now the cast is looking like they should have graduated from high school a few years ago there has been some discussion of some actors departing from the show.

Maybe Jughead is dead after all, and this will be Riverdale’s way of writing the 27-year-old Cole Sprouse out of the Netflix series?

Riverdale season 4 continues Thursdays on Netflix.

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