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Riverdale May Have a ‘Quieter’ Season Finale

May Riverdale residents spare another round of bullets.

In the last events of their latest adventure, they tamed another impossible goal and utilized new abilities to unite against Percival’s (Chris O’Shea) wickedness.

But by the end of the last episode, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) told everyone about Percival’s last spell which is taking Bailey’s comet to their town – hitting it right on time.

“In a weird way our penultimate episode, which was the final battle between Percival and our gang, felt like our really big, action-packed finale,” Riverdale producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in an interview with EW. 

“We did that consciously so that in our last episode, we could focus weirdly on more emotional stories and character stories and relationship stories. The question we asked when we were breaking the story was: ‘Okay, all of these characters we love, they have one last day to live. They have 12 hours, how are they going to spend those 12 hours?”

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Riverdale May Have a Much ‘Quieter’ Season Finale

The conclusion of the series will be more low-key, but don’t count out any surprises.

“The threat they’re facing is apocalyptic,” Aguirre-Sacasa added. “A comet is going to destroy everyone, and there’s a magical force field keeping everyone trapped in Riverdale.” 

The characters in Riverdale are facing their potential deaths and fans can look forward to a slower hour as they decipher how each person would like to spend his or her final day.

“I love our scenes when all the characters are together talking about what they’re going to do, and I think them all wrestling with this changes the temperature of the season,” Aguirre-Sacasa continued. 

“It slows it down a little bit in a great way. We jokingly said that we use the movie Melancholia as a little bit of an inspiration for the season so that we could live with our characters in what might be their final moments.” 

And ultimately, whatever happens with the comet, it might set up the series’ seventh and last season. Riverdale season finale premiered yesterday – Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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