Published: Thu, October 10, 2019

'Riverdale' EP on Season 4's Luke Perry Tribute, Shannen Doherty

'Riverdale' EP on Season 4's Luke Perry Tribute, Shannen Doherty

Following the season premiere, Riverdale skips the rest of the summer and moves to the first day of senior year at Riverdale High for the second episode of the season, "Chapter Fifty-Nine: The Fast Times at Riverdale High". A tribute to our fallen friend. Episodes of Riverdale are also available for purchase on Prime Video. AS effectively we all know that this yr, Luke Perry, who performs Fred Andrews on this present, tragically handed away from a stroke. Instead, the episode exclusively focused on the characters' mourning Fred's death.

The premiere takes place around the Fourth of July. In the clip, we see Archie and his friends preparing for his father's funeral. While doing so, he learns that Fred died doing what he did throughout his life: helping someone in need. The storyline was that Fred died after being struck by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist.

The loss of Fred is a huge one, not just for his son Archie, but for all of Riverdale, Aguirre-Sacasa notes. As Archie says about his dad, "It's likely you'll perhaps consistently be a allotment of Riverdale"'. If he hadn't done what he did, there's no way I would be here right now.

That includes the motorist Fred stopped to help (and whose life Fred ultimately saved), played by Perry's old Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty. "But we think it ... honors the memory of Luke [and] it honors the memory of Fred". The care ... this show takes in honoring his memory is lovely.


Speaking to the New York Post, Aguirre-Sacasa noted that Perry had been trying for years to get Doherty a guest spot on "Riverdale" but that the timing had never worked out.

"I love this picture of him and the boys", Aguirre-Sacasa wrote next to a photo of Luke with his former costars Skeet Ulrich, Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa. Fred was the show's moral compass and a steady source of support for Archie, a character often torn between his upstanding nature and his impulsive tendencies. However, he learns that the man charged with the crime only turned himself in to protect his teenage son, who had taken the auto without permission and ended up hitting Fred before fleeing the scene. He realizes Fred would have done the same for him.

The tragic death of Luke Perry means that we have seen the last of Fred Andrews. We could say the same about Archie's thoughtful, kind father.

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