Fans have been shocked to see Luke Perry make an look within the commencement episode of ‘Riverdale’ that aired on Feb. 3, only a few weeks away from the actor’s two-year demise anniversary.
The commencement episode of Riverdale took an emotional flip when Luke Perry‘s character, Fred Andrews, made a shock cameo on Feb. 3. Luke handed away in 2019, and so did his character on the present shortly afterwards; so, The CW present paid particular tribute through the use of previous footage of Luke in a dream sequence scene initially of the episode.
In the scene, Fred’s son Archie (performed by KJ APA) dreamt that his late father and mom Mary (performed by Molly Ringwald) have been taking footage on commencement day. As Fred held his mobile phone to snap a photograph of Archie and his buddies Veronica (performed by Camila Mendes), Jughead (performed by Cole Sprouse) and Betty (performed by Lili Reinhart), Fred stated these haunting phrases: “I can’t believe we’re here. Archie, you’re graduating. I didn’t think I’d live to see this day.”
This dream scene was really borrowed from the Season 2 premiere episode “A Kiss Before Dying,” which aired in 2017. The dream performed out after Fred was shot by Black Hood; though Archie’s dad lived by that ordeal, the writers of Riverdale have been sadly pressured to make Fred die in a hit-and-run accident within the Season 4 premiere, which aired seven months after Luke’s demise. The Riverdale characters even held an emotional funeral for Fred within the particular tribute episode.
The dream scene wasn’t the one reference to Fred within the commencement episode that aired on Wednesday night time; Archie and Mary mourned the truth that Fred was lacking his son’s precise commencement day. Fans weren’t ready for Fred’s comeback on the present, although, and took to Twitter to share their bittersweet reactions.
— FaliceBarchie 🌙 (@anchors_ahoy) February 4, 2021
“I didn’t think I’d be emotional about a freaking graduation episode but then Luke Perry showed up on my screen and now I’m crying,” one fan tweeted, whereas one other wrote, “#Riverdale gutted me. I’ll never be over losing Luke Perry. Seeing Fred’s face onscreen as Arch missed & remembered his Dad? Hits much harder now in ways I was ill-prepared for. I bawled for 10 min. It was ugly.”
OMG WHY DID THEY HAVE TO SHOW LUKE PERRY..IM BALLING. #Riverdale
— Whitney Ard (@WLW916) February 4, 2021
In actual life, Fred’s actor Luke handed away after struggling a stroke at 52 years previous in March of 2019. His demise rocked Hollywood, particularly since Luke performed heartthrob Dylan McKay on the unique Beverly Hills, 90210 sequence between 1990-2000. To at the present time, it’s even “hard” for Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling to rewatch their previous episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 with Luke, which Luke’s former co-stars revealed in an EXCLUSIVE interview with in Dec. 2020.