Riverdale “After The Fall” Synopsis Released

The CW has released the synopsis for “Chapter One Twenty-Nine: After the Fall”, the twelfth episode of Riverdale‘s seventh and final season. The episode is set to air on Wednesday, June 21st. From the sound of things, tensions continue to be high between the teens and their parents. That has been a particular issue over the last few episodes of Riverdale as the teens start to push back against the norms being impressed upon them. On top of that. the episode synopsis indicates that the big basketball game against Stonewall Prep is coming up as well. You can check out the synopsis for yourself below.

THE AFTERMATH — Archie (KJ Apa) and Reggie (Charles Melton) lean on each other as they prepare for their big basketball game against Stonewall Prep. Meanwhile, as they deal with ongoing issues with their parents, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) decide to throw a slumber party with Kevin (Casey Cott) and Clay (guest star Karl Walcott). Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Julia Bettencourt directed the episode written by Gigi Swift.

Mark Consuelos is Returning to Riverdale in an Upcoming Episode

The network also recently released the synopsis for “Chapter One Thirty: The Crucible” which will air on June 28th and the episode will see the return of Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge. Consuelos played the character as a series regular in Seasons 2 through 5 and appeared as a guest star in Season 6. Madchen Amick is set to direct the episode and recently appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Mark to talk about the episode and directing Consuelos in his return as Hiram, joking that “he’s got a lot of potential” before talking about what it was like to have him back on the series as well as sharing a behind-the-scenes video of Consuelos’ wrap on the episode — which also appears to be his character’s wrap on the series.

Will There be a Season 8 of Riverdale?

While Riverdale has been a fan favorite series on The CW since its debut, Season 7 of the series will be its last. It was announced last year that the series would end after Season 7 and thus far, it’s been a wild ride. The season has seen its core characters stuck in an alternative timeline in the 1950s, a setting that series showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously told ComicBook.com was a perfect place to go because of how closely tied that era is to the Archie comics characters.

“It is true, though the Archie started publishing much earlier than the 1950s, the decade that most people associate with Archie comics is the 1950s for whatever reason. The Archie comics, they’re so nostalgic, and I think when people think of time periods, they think of the 1950. Through the lens of nostalgia. So that was one big thing,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “Absolutely. And even when we’ve done their iconic comic book costumes from the past, even though they were technically the 1940s, whenever anyone would write about it, they’d say, ‘Oh my God, they’re wearing their 1950s outfits.’ So, it was sort of like, ‘Okay, well, that is … ‘And even when we were pitching Riverdale, and this is true, when we were pitching Riverdale to try to do a TV show, the executives would say, ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute. Is this a show set in the ’50s?’ And it’s like, ‘No, no, no, it’s set in present day.’ So, there was that.”

He continued, “The other big thing that felt really resonant is the 1950s were when the modern idea of the teenager was born. Teenagers really didn’t … Teenagers as we know them, and as consumers of popular culture, as consumers of movies and television and comic books and things like that, that really … The birth of the American of the modern American teenager was the 1950s as well. So, it felt like, “Oh, well that’s Archie.” I mean, that is Archie. So, it felt like this is the time period, this is actually the time period. So those were also things that kind of resonated with us and why we landed on this time period. Also later … and the world is roiling later in the ’60s with counterculture, with the civil rights movement, with the sort of a gay liberation movement and things like that. And it felt like in terms of our thematic, which is the wholesome sweet innocent facade, and then the darker, more dangerous, more fraught themes and issues bubbling underneath, it felt like the ’50s sort of suited that to a T.”

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. “Chapter One Twenty-Nine: After “the Fall airs June 21st.