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Riverdale fans react to Veggie's heartbreaking breakup

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Riverdale audiences were surprised by Veronica and Reggie’s emotional breakup in episode 12. 

Veronica and Reggie have been on and off at multiple points since the third season, but unfortunately, the two reached a huge breaking point in "Chapter One Hundred and Seven: In the Fog”, the latest episode of Riverdale season 6

In the episode, Percival and Alice use an upcoming weather event to scare the town into staying in their homes and as fate would have it, Reggie ends up stuck at the casino with Veronica after packing his stuff. Veronica had recently called things off when she found out that he stole from their casino, but surprisingly changes her mind in this episode, deciding that maybe they can make things work.

But then Reggie brings up Archie and her father and Veronica is not up to reassuring him that he’s not just a consolation prize, going as far as to say that they’re all someone’s consolation prize. The discussion between the two goes a lot deeper than expected and there were a lot of heartbreaking moments. 

“Wowwwwwww I have absolutely no words for that. Amazing work from Cami and Charles,” one fan wrote before adding: “I am truly moved by everything that just happened.”

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Veronica also finally addressed how her relationship with Archie ended, which was another long overdue moment. 

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Some viewers are thrilled that Veronica will have the chance to be single for a little while.

“Veronica doesn't need any boys, let her be happy alone,” another tweet read.

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“SHE'S TAKING DOWN HIRAMS PORTRAIT A WIN,” said one comment. 

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Many had mixed reactions to how the breakup was executed overall, especially how Reggie compared Veronica to her abusive father and said their relationship was recreating her parents’.

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There was also the fact that this is just another parallel to the storylines from Rivervale, which had Reggie upset about being Veronica’s second choice to Archie.

The only difference here is that in Rivervale, Veronica was willing to do anything (even kill Archie) to prove her loyalty to Reggie. In Riverdale, this ultimately leads to the end of their relationship, at least for now.

Hopefully, now we can finally start to see Veronica as part of the main storyline, reclaiming her place in the core four.

New episodes of Riverdale air Sundays at 8 PM ET on The CW and are available to stream for free on The CW App. 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!