Everybody remain calm! The first look at Riverdale's highly anticipated flashback episode is finally here. Entertainment Weekly released three photos showing main cast, including Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, and Camila Mendes, portraying their characters' parents as high school students. The '90s are alive and well in this sneak peek and TBH it just makes us more excited for this episode.
Riverdale's executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly that this episode will tie-in to season three's central mystery. "One of the things that the kids discover pretty early on is that the murder victims in the present were playing a game called Gryphons & Gargoyles, which is of course the Rivderdale version of Dungeons & Dragons," he explained. "And what our kids in the present discover is that their parents, when they were in high school, were also playing this game and there was a similar murder that happened in the past."
One of the most interesting things about these photos is seeing how different the actors look portraying their parents. Especially Reinhart as a young Alice Cooper. Fans of Riverdale are used to seeing Reinhart portray Betty Cooper, whose hair is almost tied up in a tight ponytail and has an affinity for pastel colored sweaters. Young Alice, though, is the epitome of '90s grunge. "Young Alice is so different from the Alice that you see today," Reinhart told EW. "She’s not just this uptight, precocious, looks-down-upon-everyone teen — like she was a Serpent. So that gives her young personality a lot."
Riverdale is no stranger to experimental episodes, either. Just last season, the hit teen drama tried their hand at a musical episode. The flashback episode is set to air on Wednesday, November 7th on The CW. Will you be watching?