Another iconic redhead is about to set foot in the town of Riverdale.
’80s teen idol Molly Ringwald joins The CW’s moody Archie reboot for the April 13 episode (9/8c), guest-starring as Archie’s absent-until-now mom Mary. The network released a bunch of new Riverdale photos on Tuesday, giving us a first look at the dream casting. (Now we know where Archie got his hair tint from.)
In the episode, entitled “The Lost Weekend,” Mary returns to Riverdale to finalize her divorce from Archie’s dad Fred (Luke Perry). As you can imagine, Archie’s not thrilled about this development, but he “hides his true feelings,” according to the official episode description. (Maybe he can write a song about it?)
But while she’s in town, will Mary find out about Fred’s ongoing affair with Veronica’s mom Hermione? And is there any way she’s somehow entangled in the Jason Blossom murder-mystery? If you’ve been watching this show, you should know by now that nobody‘s hands are clean in this town.
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