The season 4 premiere of ‘Riverdale’ mentioned goodbye to the character of Fred Andrews. The emotional Luke Perry tribute was a strong and poignant episode of tv.

Everything was beginning to get again to regular in Riverdale after the occasions of final season. The greatest matter of dialog was the Fourth of July and bringing again the Independence Day parade. Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica have been working laborious on Veronica’s float for the parade. But out of the blue, the world stops. Archie will get a name from his dad, but it surely’s not Fred. In the center of lunch at Pop’s, Archie finds out that his father is lifeless.

FP is the one who reveals to Archie and Mary how precisely Fred died. Fred pulled over on the aspect of the street to assist somebody whose automobile was damaged down. A rushing automobile struck Fred and killed him. The individual driving didn’t even cease to assist Fred. Archie and Mary start to make plans for the burial. They quickly study that transferring Fred’s physique from upstate goes to value them some huge cash. Veronica steps in and tells them that cash isn’t any concern.

Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, and Kevin come collectively to recollect their fondest reminiscences of Fred. Betty talks about how Fred stepped in for her dad throughout a father-daughter potato sack race. Jughead remembers when Fred would go and choose up FP on the bar and produce him house. Fred would all the time keep and speak with Jughead and ensure he had sufficient to eat. Fred constructed and donated all of the units for the musical. Fred was there for everybody, it doesn’t matter what. That’s simply the sort of man he was.

He taught me the whole lot,” Archie says. Fred was Archie’s hero and the sort of man Archie desires to be. Archie begins to tear up and has to stand up. He’s exhausted — emotionally and bodily. Later, Archie has a nightmare and insists that he has to go get his dad’s physique and produce it again to Riverdale. He doesn’t need his dad to be alone any longer. Veronica, Betty, and Jughead be a part of Archie on this journey to carry Fred house. When they arrive in Cherry Creek, the police nonetheless haven’t discovered the individual liable for Fred’s loss of life.

At the funeral house, Archie desires to see Fred’s physique. He nonetheless has a sliver of hope that possibly there was some mistake. Right as he’s about to go in to see Fred, Archie decides towards it. He can’t see his father like that. Betty and Veronica go in to make it possible for the physique is definitely Fred’s. Meanwhile, Archie asks Jughead to write down Fred’s obituary.

Back in Riverdale, Cheryl and Toni go to see Mary. Cheryl is aware of the way it feels to lose a member of the family. Cheryl and Toni provide their condolences and Cheryl opens up about Jason’s loss of life. She admits she felt “supremely alone” when Jason died and he or she doesn’t need Archie or Mary to ever really feel that means. Cheryl tells Mary that she desires to do one thing for the household.

Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and Betty go discover Fred’s truck whereas they look ahead to his physique to be ready to go house. A lady, performed by Shannen Doherty, arrives with flowers in her hand. She’s the one who Fred was serving to when he was killed. Fred talked all about Archie when he was serving to her. She explains that one among her tires blew and Fred was the one one who stopped to assist her. She explains {that a} automobile got here out of nowhere and Fred pushed her out of the best way. “He saved my life,” she says. They all say the Lord’s prayer collectively on the aspect of the street.

At a diner, Archie remains to be making an attempt to come back to phrases along with his father’s loss of life. He can’t perceive why Fred needed to be a hero. “Why did he have to be one? Why this time?” Archie asks. He’s indignant that he’s been robbed of his father. He’ll by no means get extra time with him and that realization is simply devastating.

FP calls Archie and tells him that the one who killed Fred has turned himself in. He’s made bail and was launched. Archie appears up the person and goes to see him. He pushes the person up towards the wall and begins demanding solutions. That’s when Archie finds out that the person took the blame for his son. The child took the automobile out when he wasn’t presupposed to. The devastated child apologizes to Archie and he realizes that he can’t take this son away from his father. Archie may have simply been this child and made the identical mistake.

Archie heads house along with his father’s physique. When Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead arrive again in Riverdale, the whole city has come collectively to welcome Fred house. Cheryl and Toni made this occur.

At the funeral, Josie sings a wonderful track and Archie makes a heartfelt speech. “My dad was there for every high and every low,” he says. “He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known. It hurts me I never got to say goodbye… that I won’t get to see him again or talk to him. But his spirit and his memory lives on in this town and in everyone he’s met. Fred Adnrews will always be a part of Riverdale. I love you so much, dad.”

When Veronica goes to inquire about cost, she learns that her father has paid the invoice in full. The whole Riverdale gang comes collectively on the finish of the episode to mild fireworks in Fred’s honor. Amid the fireworks, Archie will get up and goes to the storage. The storage was their place. As Archie remembers previous moments along with his dad, he breaks down in tears. Fred Andrews could also be gone, however he won’t ever be forgotten.

This episode of Riverdale was a touching tribute to a person cherished around the globe. While it’s unfair that Luke was taken from us far too quickly, his legacy lives on perpetually. Rest in peace, Luke.

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