We finally got a Tabitha Tate-centric episode of Riverdale and fans agree it’s easily one of the show’s best.
Since the synopsis for “Chapter One Hundred and Six: Angels in America” was first released, audiences were beyond excited to see an episode with Tabitha front and center in Riverdale season 6.
In the episode, Erinn Westbrook took viewers on a journey through time, perfectly transforming and allowing viewers to get sucked into each storyline.
Westbrook posted a sweet message on her Instagram (opens in new tab) ahead of the episode’s premiere, writing: “Travel through time with Tabitha Tate on @thecwriverdale. Many thanks to @writerras for the opportunity to lead this episode “Angels in America,” @evkmartin + our talented & committed writers for the beautiful story and @claudiayarmy for her vision and collaborative spirit.
"To our crew: nothing would be possible without your hard work, thank you. Although Riverdale is, in so many ways, a land of the fantastical, I’m grateful to touch upon important issues that were (& are) very much real in this ep. Don’t miss it.”
Fans declared the day “Tabitha Tate day” and referred to the episode as “Tabithadale” to celebrate.
happy tabitha tate day to all those who celebrate! #welovetabitha pic.twitter.com/pYpxHNKVnUApril 24, 2022
Hello! Please reply with what your favorite Tabitha Tate moment is or what you love about her! I’ll start, I will always love how helpful she is for her loved ones, and her standing up for her diner when changes were up for debate was so dope! End it with #Tabithadale 🍔🥤💓 pic.twitter.com/UwWyvsF65xApril 24, 2022
tuning in for tabithadale!April 25, 2022
Both #Tabithadale and Tabitha were trending last night.
Hey #Tabithadale trending! pic.twitter.com/CiFtjRkOUBApril 25, 2022
Riverdale is trending with “Tabitha”! #riverdale @EriVeronica pic.twitter.com/rrM6Bu7rPgApril 25, 2022
Many shared their praise for the actress’ powerful and moving work in the episode, which handled topics such as racism.
“the way tabitha held that episode down! truly was captivating and absolutely incredible to see her take charge and try to save riverdale and help others. she’s loyal, she’s smart, she’s compassionate, she’s badass!!! truly the best character!!!!” one tweet read.
the way tabitha held that episode down! truly was captivating and absolutely incredible to see her take charge and try to save riverdale and help others. she’s loyal, she’s smart, she’s compassionate, she’s badass!!! truly the best character!!!! @EriVeronicaApril 25, 2022
Another wrote: "OK IS ERINN AN AMAZING ACTRESS OR WHAT LIKE THIS IS SUCH A PERFECT EPISODE TO ME".
OK IS ERINN AN AMAZING ACTRESS OR WHAT LIKE THIS IS SUCH A PERFECT EPISODE TO MEApril 25, 2022
literally one of the best episodes EVER you have me in tearsApril 25, 2022
i can not picture anyone else playing tabitha like erinn is absolutely incredible and bodies the role perfectlyApril 25, 2022
The episode also offered some insight into the overall season’s arc, also paralleling some of Tabitha’s events from Rivervale.
pause. how did tabitha remember raphael from riverVale.April 25, 2022
So we finally learn how they’re getting their powers… trauma triggers it 🤔👀#Riverdale pic.twitter.com/CpW1GrOksQApril 25, 2022
Of course, fans were also happy with the different relationships shown in the plot, specifically the choice for Tabitha’s guardian angels: Jughead, Toni, and Betty.
jughead toni betty are tabithas favorite people (alongside pop) 🥺♥️April 25, 2022
tabitha’s guardian angel taking jughead’s form JABITHA ENDGAME pic.twitter.com/WYoGypXYa0April 25, 2022
Loving @VanessaMorgan and @EriVeronica for giving us one of the most wholesome and healthiest friendships we’ve seen on #Riverdale. Two badass girl bosses who consistently have each others back and support one another! We love to see it 🥰👏 pic.twitter.com/OK8kO5Is8CApril 25, 2022
It was also revealed that Tabitha is the latest character to unlock a new power: the ability to time travel. Out of all of the superpowers, we have to admit, this one probably is the coolest so far.
Tabitha can control her jumps now! #RiverdaleApril 25, 2022
TABITHA GETTING A POWER TOO OMG #riverdaleApril 25, 2022
I love this ! I love how Tabitha travels through time this way so smart idea 😍 #riverdale pic.twitter.com/FE01HSwy79April 25, 2022
Tabitha definitely seems to be a huge part of saving Riverdale and we can’t wait to see what all of this means for her future.
New episodes of Riverdale air Sundays at 8 PM ET on The CW and are available to stream for free on The CW App. Over in the UK, episodes air on Netflix on Mondays, a day after they premiere in the US.
Sophia Soto has a passion for all things entertainment. She currently writes for What To Watch, The Nerds of Color, and Remezcla with bylines in Young Hollywood. Some of her favorite shows include Grey’s Anatomy, The Goldbergs, Riverdale, and Roswell, New Mexico. She is also a complete Marvel nerd!
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