Archie broke up with Veronica on 'Riverdale' and he is ALREADY moving on

29 November 2018, 12:05 | Updated: 29 November 2018, 12:14

By Sam Prance

'Riverdale' viewers were shocked when Archie and Veronica ended their long-term relationship in 'Manhunter'...

Season 3 of Riverdale is a trip and we are loving every minute of it. Over the course of the past few weeks our favourite town has been taken over by the mystery of the Gargoyle King and it's all kinds of wild. Not only are residents rapidly being killed off one by one (last night's death was heartbreaking), but Archie is (well was) in jail and it seems like Alice has joined a cult. Riverdale really is that bitch.

However, in and amongst the madness, one of the things that the series is best known for is its iconic ships. Everyone in the Riverdale fandom knows or is a Bughead stan and Choni deserve the world. Also Falice is the greatest ship of all time. That being said Varchie have been one of the show's most popular couples since Season 1 and yet they split up this week and viewers were left shook.

Why did Archie and Veronica break up?

'Riverdale': Archie and Veronica break up
'Riverdale': Archie and Veronica break up. Picture: The CW

No. We're not joking. After Veronica literally exonerated Archie of Cassidy Bullock's murder, he broke up with her. Archie said that he had to do so and leave town in order to escape Hiram's relentless schemes to take him down. The scene destroyed us. KJ Apa and Camila Mendes were incredible. "Don't you make me say good bye to you Archie Andrews" will haunt our dreams forever.

If that weren't bad enough, a teaser for next week's episode shows Archie with another woman. And not just talking to her, he is literally topless and she is straddling him in it. For those who don't know, it's Laurie Lake (Riley Kough) a woman who Archie and Jughead meet on a farm where Archie moves. Is she coming on to him or is Archie ALREADY moving on from Veronica?

Unsurprisingly fans are not happy with the break-up or the teaser. Here are just a few of the reactions.

This sums up all of our feelings exactly.


We're suing for emotional damage.

The dialogue killed us.

It really was a "woah woah woah" moment.

We will never be over this.

Everyone is a bit tired of Archie Andrews.

I mean he does have the mark of the Gargoyle King and all now but STILL!

He is literally doing what Hiram wants.

When will our favourite aspiring singer return from war and put Hiram Lodge in his place?



The acting did slap though.

KJ and Camila deserve all of the awards. Still, if Varchie are not back together by the end of this season, we are rioting.