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As Riverdale fans prepare to bid farewell to eclectic teen drama once and for all, star Lili Reinhart has come out to defend the show's increasingly odd storylines.
If you’re still keeping up with the lives of Archie (KJ Apa), Betty and the rest of the crew, you’re probably aware of how unhinged the show has become.
The town has always been shrouded in mystery and intrigue, but after the teens were gifted with superpowers in the sixth season, viewers have been left scratching their heads and complaining on social media.
In defence of Riverdale’s mind-boggling twists and turns, Reinhart urged people to ‘stop trying to make sense of [the show]’ in a new interview with The Jess Cagle Show.
Reinhart said the cast gave up on trying to make sense of the show from season three.
She said: “I think season three where things started becoming more out of the box than usual.
“We all were a little confused to be honest, but I think we realised that the show was on this train and it was going full steam ahead. I stopped asking questions after that."
The 25-year-old actress directly addressed the confused fans who compare the newer seasons to the first season, which was more in line with a typical teen drama with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure.
"Honestly, I think people try to look at our show as – 'It was so different in the beginning and look where it is now'. And it's sort of like, well, that's just the journey of this show and the world is insane," she added.
"It's based off a comic book. And anything and everything can happen in a comic book and I think sometimes people can forget that."
Lili later explained: "You gotta take Riverdale for what it is. And I think when you stop trying to really make sense of it is when you can just enjoy the craziness for what it is. And that's the whole point."
The interview comes after the season six finale aired this week which featured a trailer for the seventh and final season and its huge, retro-themed plot twist.
Fans were bemused by the revelation that the show will now be set in the 1950s and feature the characters as teenagers again.
As the show began as a murder mystery and has taken on more supernatural elements with each season, viewers were quick to comment on the dramatic turn of events.
"How in the f**k did Riverdale go from a high school drama/mystery show to this? Like when and how," questioned a one viewer.
While a second person remarked: "I haven't watched this since it was a murder mystery what the actual f**k did I miss."
The last ever season Riverdale is set to debut on The CW in 2023 and will likely drop on Netflix UK soon after.
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