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Riverdale Season 7—The Sexiest and Most Unexpected Hook-Ups

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There were plenty of new romantic pairings on Riverdale Season 7, with some that just made sense as others made waves for being downright shocking, not only for the time period but simply because audiences never expected certain romances to ever blossom.

Quite frankly, season 7’s whole plot consists of everyone making out with everyone. Sexual tension is at an all-time high as the creative forces behind the series seem to enjoy shaking things up and exploring some of the unconventional romances, which makes sense considering the characters are stuck in the 1950s with no recollection of their past romantic relationships. We’ve seen some unexpected yet promising ships, and some of the steamiest scenes came as a result of high school daydreams—though we’re absolutely not complaining.

Here are some of our favorites from this season:

 

Veronica and Jughead

There was always a chunk of the fandom clamoring for a #Jeronica teaming, and season 7 finally delivered. While it seemed as though any romantic notion the two previously shared for each other fizzled out at the onset of the season, the two were back on by Riverdale Season 7 Episode 16, locking lips and making fans believe that these two may just be end game. Or, maybe it was a moment of weakness and loneliness to fill the void until Tabitha returns with a plan to restore things to the way they once were. 

 

Toni and Cheryl

The series definitely made some mistakes with Toni and Cheryl in previous seasons, namely, keeping them apart for so long, but they’ve righted those wrongs by giving us a solid relationship between the two, in the ’50s nonetheless. While the duo had to navigate the anti-LGBTQ sentiment of the times, their love has only gotten stronger, and anytime the series can sneak in a spicy scene between the two of them—a forbidden kiss, a proper love scene, or a risque photoshoot, it delivers and then some. 

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Kevin and Clay 

Kevin has been the most fumbled LGBTQ+ character in this series, but he’s finally getting a proper storyline, along with a promising love interest. At the start of the season, he was dating Betty and struggling with his sexuality, however, as the season progresses, we saw Kevin come into his own and nourish the love between him and Clay despite all the obstacles they’ve faced.  While everyone is hooking up with everyone, Kevin and Clay remain the strongest union in the series, with plenty of moments, including a sex scene, dedicated to their love. 

 

Veronica and Betty

Fans who have long believed that there was more to Veronica and Betty’s friendship were acknowledged in a scene where the best friends sang a rousing rendition that effortlessly captured their complexities before basically declaring their love for each other and sharing a passionate kiss amid the stars.

They both agreed that there seemed to be an “energy exchange” of sorts, adding that it felt like a “seismic one” and “primal, charged, and intense.” The moment hasn’t been revisited nor has it seemed to impact their relationship in any way, but it was quite memorable for fans both shipping and rejecting the potential romance. 

 

Archie and Reggie

This wasn’t a makeout session that transpired on screen, but Riverdale Season 7 Episode 16 made it clear that the duo got fairly close, first having them watch “male wrestling films” together before they agreed to act on their sexual feelings by seeking out sex worker Twyla and presumably having a threesome with her, which was followed by a glorious morning where they watched the sunrise together and admitted that they loved each other. The plotline got mixed reactions from fans, with some accepting the new pairing yet wondering why the creators couldn’t just have them act on their feelings without introducing an adult predator if they wanted to experiment, as others questioned where this storyline came from at all and what direction it was headed in. 

 

Archie and Betty 

It’s unfortunate that there is no actual hookup between these two in reality, with most of the sizzling lip-locking saved for Betty’s daydreams. However, Betty’s imagination works overtime, with extremely vivid thoughts, providing a promising scene where the duo hooks up while she’s a substitute teacher. 

The will-they-won’t-they aspect of the plot continues to interrupt any prospect of a #Barchie relationship, with the closest they’ve ever come to letting their affections be known is when they almost kissed on Halloween just before being interrupted by the Milk Man.

There was also the peep show that was rudely interrupted by their parents, so yeah, it’s safe to say that fans are desperately awaiting their big #Barchie moment. 

 

Betty and Reggie

Do you know how I mentioned Betty’s overactive imagination? Well, chalk up her naked shower scene smooch with Reggie to just that. Betty and Reggie never had any feelings for each other outside of the ’50s, but it was fun to consider the possibility for a fleeting moment. And it was somehow hotter than her scenes with Archie this season—though we know that they are the original steamy shower scene couple.

 

Betty, Reggie and Archie

Honestly, it seems like Reggie and Archie were destined for a threesome at some point this season—if Betty’s overactive imagination is any indication. In this scene, the trio were busy working on fixing up the jalopy when Betty dreamy up a sizzling hookup with both boys, shortly before they snapped her out of it. And since there’s been so much back-and-forth between Archie and Reggie when it comes to Betty’s heart, it was a major moment for fans. 

 

Archie and Cheryl

Cheryl initially tried to lie to herself, and the world, about her sexual desires, pursuing Archie, the hot jock at school, to make it seem more true and find a way to escape her hellish living situation at Thornhill. The makeout session between them was, unexpected, to say the least, but it was also very strange considering what we’ve come to know about these characters over the years. Cheryl and Archie had an intense sexual chemistry, it’s true, but it was also a vital moment to serve the storylines to come, particularly Cheryl’s decision to explore her sexuality and make things official with Toni. #Choni will forever be endgame. 

 

Which moment fogged up your bathroom mirror this season?

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Did Dr. Zola Ahmad Leave ‘Chicago Med’ Already?

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Did Dr. Zola Ahmad Leave 'Chicago Med' Already?

Chicago Med introduced a new third-year resident to the fold in season 9—Zola Ahmad played by The Wilds’ Sophia Ali.

Ahmad’s character was initially described as “impulsive” and a troublemaker who tends to cause “headaches” for her Gaffney Medical fellows, which we saw play out in real-time when her unconventional approaches rubbed Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) the wrong way.

Marcel tried to give Ahmad the benefit of the doubt on numerous occasions, and Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) even acknowledged that she was taking a big chance by hiring her on a prohibitionary basis given her track record with previous hospitals—but ultimately, Ahmad’s behavior and decisions to overstep and not follow protocol got the best of her.

When Ahmad decided to declare a patient—letting the fact that he wasn’t a good man dictate her reasoning—dead prematurely (and then attempted to justify it), nearly killing him, Dr. Archer (Steven Weber) chose to suspend her. It was very obviously a fireable offense, so it’s a good thing that the series writers held her accountable. Plus, it seemed like the perfect chance for a teachable moment and a redemption arc, not to mention, there was definitely some chemistry with Ahmad and Crockett that could’ve been explored down the line. She had potential as a character at Med, if she just reeled it in a little bit—and that would’ve been interesting to explore on a more granular level.

However, by Chicago PD Season 9 Episode 9, it was over for Ahmad. 

Did Dr. Zola Ahmad Leave 'Chicago Med' Already?

CHICAGO MED — “A Penny for your Thoughts, Dollar for your Dreams” Episode 9008 — Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Ali as Dr. Zola Ahmad, Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

The series seemingly listened to the Chi-Hards fanbase as Ahmad paid the ultimate price for her reckless decision; Goodwin very briefly (and in passing) informed Crockett that Ahmad was let go, something he called a “shame.”

And that was that. There was no further mention of it, nor is there any indication that she’ll return anytime in the future. Her final episode of the season was listed as Chicago Med Season 9 Episode 8—and it seems like she’ll just be a blip on the radar of the show’s long-running tenure. 

It’s a drastic decision for the series, especially after hyping up Ali’s character at the beginning of the season. Why wouldn’t they give her arc a proper conclusion? Many of the complaints from the fan base were that her character was written inconsistently—her intentions were good most of the time, it was the execution that suffered—and crammed into an already shortened season due to COVID, so they weren’t able to build her character up in a way that would’ve given her the necessary nuance; her portrayal was overly negative and it was hard to defend her actions or keep her around when each week, she was pushing buttons and creating unnecessary issues without having the tenure to excuse them or back her up, like her predecessors Will Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Natalie (Torrey Devitto). When those two acted irrationally back in the day, they had a history with Med and Goodwin that allowed them to stir the pot. 

It seems that the writing was on the wall for Ahmad from the get-go—the lack of good character development in the writing sealed her fate prematurely and gave fans whiplash with her quick arrival and departure. 

Would you like to see her return to the series?

Vanessa Morgan Is Finally Getting the Recognition She Deserves With ‘Wild Cards’

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Walker Season 4 Premiere Review – The Quiet

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Walker returned to The CW for its 4th, and, likely final, season. 

Despite a 5-month time jump, the focus remained on serial killer Jackal, whom Walker and Trey were pursuing at the end of season 3, and the suspect that previously drove Cap. Larry James into a tailspin, effectively ending his marriage to Kelly before fate gave them another shot. 

Only this time around, Larry’s wife, Kelly, asks Cordell not to drag her husband down this road again—a promise he intends to upkeep, though, knowing Larry, he’ll figure out that his rangers are up to something and have no other choice but to get involved, especially since Trey’s tip for a detective reveals that Jackal, whose trail previously went cold for several months, is gearing up for “something big.”

This will be the overarching mystery of the season, while other weekly cases will also see our rangers getting into plenty of shenanigans, as they did with their pursuit of the Delmonico brothers. Also, props to all of them for taking part in a steak-eating competition and then jumping into a raid. It was bold of them, but it’s how Cordell wanted to spend his birthday, so I’m glad that despite the best-laid plans being uprooted, he was still able to feel the love from those around him.

A lot seems to have changed in the past five months, as evidenced by Walker and Geri’s steamy hook-up. Even when everything is going wrong, we can have faith in their love being a constant, which is what fans have been hoping for since season 1. 

There’s also Cassie, who blows back into town after taking a lengthy leave to go work for the FBI. She’s back with a newfound confidence about her abilities on the job, but she’s also struggling with a personal decision as she’s been offered a spot at Quantico, which means further uprooting her life and leaving behind her loved ones, er, Trey. 

Yeah, Trey and Cassie kind of addressed the elephant in the room—their feelings for each other—but neither of them was honest about it, so we’ll likely get something more truthful and heartfelt in the near future. 

Another lingering storyline is the break-in at Geri’s place that rattled Stella to her core. She hasn’t been the same since shooting and killing Witt, and it’s likely because she also lied to the police about having met him before. The officer who called her and Liam in over a “breakthrough in the case” said that the case was closed due to lack of resources, but the way he watched Stella sign the paperwork (and questioned if that’s “all she knew”) makes me uneasy—there’s definitely more to this storyline. What does he know that he’s not letting on?

As for change, I think that in the midst of all the “I’m Walker, Texas Ranger, you’re under arrest” in case you needed the reminder, we’re also continuing to see Cordell as a flawed human and a father coming to terms with the fact that he’s about to be an empty nester. It’s the next phase of his life—and one that brings about plenty of concern over the “quiet” that will allow his dark thoughts to flourish. Hopefully, Geri will be the light to cut through all of that. 

What did you think of the episode?

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Vanessa Morgan Is Finally Getting the Recognition She Deserves With ‘Wild Cards’

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Vanessa Morgan Is Finally Getting the Recognition She Deserves With ‘Wild Cards’

I meant to write this post when Wild Cards first premiered on The CW, but time got away from me, and before I knew it, the season finale of the series was upon us! 

I’m not a huge fan of The CW’s decision to axe some of our favorite shows in its rebrand, but what does ease the pain of losing the likes of Nancy Drew is the addition of promising shows like Wild Cards

To be quite frank, Riverdale never did Vanessa Morgan much justice. She amassed a huge number of fans, who were mostly hoping to see her character Toni reunite with on-screen love interest Cheryl (played by Madeleine Petsch) in the later seasons, and while she was seemingly considered one of the “core” characters, she rarely got the storylines she deserved.

We knew she could act—but Wild Cards shows us the depth of Morgan’s talents. It lets her shine, dominate, lead,  and even carry the series, opposite her on-screen partner and potential future love interest, Giacomo Gianniotti’s Ellis. 

Morgan delivers with the role of Max, a whip-smart and very charismatic con artist who utilizes her special skillset to help a “down in the dumps” maritime officer get his mojo back—and, spoiler alert if you’ve watched the season finale, his badge and desk back. 

Despite his initial hesitation with the idea of her joining the force as a consultant, even Ellis comes around, amazed by her abilities and the way she’s able to navigate every crime scene and follow the leads to produce results.&nbsp

The two grow very close over the course of the season’s 10 episodes, largely due to Morgan’s delightful on-screen persona and presence. Even when it’s not clear whose side she’s really on (is she fully on board with helping the cops or does she have a larger-than-life plan up her sleeve to pull off her greatest con yet and help her dad George—90210‘s Jason Priestley—snag a “get out of jail free” card), you find yourself drawn to her and rooting for her because of her likable personality. 

Vanessa Morgan Is Finally Getting the Recognition She Deserves With ‘Wild Cards’

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The series not only gets us invested in Max’s character—learning about her past—and what it entails for her future, but we also find ourselves rooting for Max and Ellis to finally get together… or even test the boundaries of that electric chemistry that they share (a moment that is, sadly, ruined when her husband Olivier (Dewshane Williams) blows into town). 

And it’s the mystery of Max that has all of us begging The CW to renew the series for a second season. We need more Max. We need more Ellis. We need more Morgan and Gianniotti. And we need answers. The good news is that Morgan told TVLine that season 2 of the quirky crime procedural is “very likely,” and trust that we put all our faith in her. 

As for the answers I mentioned we need, well, we need to know who killed Ellis’ brother, a murder that was the catalyst for him to get knocked down from his detective responsibilities in the first place. When he met Max, he was in a hard place, still trying to pick up the pieces of his brother’s death. And though he’s come a long way, surely, the fact that he can crack this specific mystery is one that he won’t be able to pass up. 

At the end of the finale—spoiler alert, again—Max convinced the authorities to help her pull off a heist that was two years in the works, hoping to frame her estranged husband Olivier after he steals a $33 million egg (he’s the one who betrayed her dad and landed him in prison), lessen her father’s sentence, and restore Ellis’ badge. However, there was a piece of the plan she didn’t share with Ellis—she swapped the real egg for a fake egg, and hatched a plan to disappear forever alongside Ricky and her millions. 

She didn’t expect Ellis to figure it out, though, this was one of the weaker points in the episode because she should’ve known him better than that by now, but she figured she’d be halfway across the country and it wouldn’t matter. What she didn’t anticipate in her plan is that Ricky, who was transcribing incriminating recordings from the mob as part of their safety-net policy, would find something on the drive about Ellis’ brother, namely, who murdered him. 

It’s at this moment that we see the biggest change in Max. She’s not the same person she was when the series first started. Her skills have become more valuable to helping than stealing, and she’s grown to care about someone other than herself and her father. She can’t, in good faith, leave with this knowledge and leave Ellis hanging. 

And that’s where we leave off—a promising cliffhanger on a promising series with two very promising leads. 

Your move, The CW.

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