FP Jones is a modified man — or is he? That is the underlying ask of tonight’s all-fresh episode of Riverdale. On story of as Jughead is trail to peep, you are going to be ready to grab the person out of the Serpents, nonetheless you are going to not snatch the Serpent out of the person.
In “Chapter Twenty-One: Home of the Devil,” the primitive Southside Serpents chief is at final out of jail and on parole, and he’s extra sure that ever to bag his lifestyles aid heading within the good path. Extra importantly, he’s intent on giving Jughead the roughly stability he deserves. To celebrate FP’s return, Jughead and Betty throw him a Southside Serpent retirement party at the Whyte Wyrm, a seedy bar on the south aspect of metropolis.
“It turns into a extremely appealing party for many characters,” actor Skeet Ulrich teased. Whereas Ulrich wouldn’t slouch into specifics, or not it’s obvious that FP is a ticking time bomb. He desires to be on the straight and slim, nonetheless Jughead’s decision to be a part of the Serpents and to develop a address notorious Snake Charmer Penny Peabody has thrown a wrench in his plans.
“[He’s] absolutely not joyful at all,” Ulrich mentioned. “He wants a extremely diversified lifestyles for Jughead, and he senses that Jughead has the smarts to maintain a diversified lifestyles, to bag out of that metropolis and be something. That is what he’s hoping for him.”
At the least, cleansing tables and sweeping ground at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe isn’t very at all times undoubtedly going to be enough to pay off his son’s debts. “Being a felon, now he has even less alternative, and or not it’s nearly forcing him to follow the Serpents to aid paying the rent,” he mentioned. (Although, inserting on that crisp, white Pop’s uniform for the first time became as soon as a “jarring” expertise for the actor.)
With Jughead caught in a heated “strive in opposition to between blood and family,” FP is forced to bag his fingers dirty. It is a vicious cycle, one which he hoped to guide obvious of this time round.
“I’ve consistently felt his intentions were purely to give Jughead a bigger lifestyles than he had,” Ulrich mentioned. “It’s very frustrating for him that he can not necessarily fabricate that.”
In Season 1, FP tried to commerce and overcome his flaws to became the roughly dad he knew Jughead deserved. However he lickety-split learned that the metropolis of Riverdale — with its white picket fences and wholesome Americana — became as soon as never going to let him commerce. So he reverted aid to his extinct, woefully misguided solutions.
Now, after serving time for his complicity within the rupture of Jason Blossom, he’s below the identical belief that he can “clear his lifestyles up and develop issues work for himself and Jughead.” However with the Dusky Hood Killer on the unfastened, inserting the alarm- metropolis on edge, he’s not precisely being purchased with open fingers within the neighborhood.
“It’s appealing to study about him bite his tongue on issues,” he mentioned. “Regardless of what buttons are pushed, he has to stroll the straight and slim now. However we know he’s also a extremely ruthless man. I wonder if what’s boiling underneath goes to arrive aid out in a ruthless methodology at some level.”
Given FP’s historical previous of prison exercise, correct how jumpy will maintain to he be in regards to the serial killer who’s made it his mission to expunge the metropolis of all sinners? In step with Ulrich, FP’s got the identical likelihood of survival as correct about anyone else in metropolis.
“I impression not mediate anyone in Riverdale can bag away some form of murderous drama,” he concluded.