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There's a 'Riverdale' Time Jump Following Fred's Death — But What Does it Mean for the Show?

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We're still recovering from the Season 4 premiere of Riverdale, which finally covered Fred Andrews' death, seven months after the untimely passing of actor Luke Perry. Fred, who was one of the the show's most beloved characters, died a heroic death after saving a mysterious woman (his 90210 castmate Shannen Doherty) from a potential car accident.

Because Fred was such an integral part of the show, and his son, Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), will obviously be reeling from losing his dad, the show is going to take a time jump for the remainder of the episodes. This is a ploy often done after a major death on a show (like when Derek died on Grey's Anatomy), but in a show centered around high school-aged teens, what does it mean?