Riverdale Season 2 Premiere Spoilers: Is Fred Andrews Dead? Plus Who Shot..


Wondering what happens to Fred Andrews (Archie's dad) in the Riverdale Season 2 premiere?

From beginning to end, the Riverdale Season 1 finale was shocking. But, of course, one moment that had every fan riled up had to do with Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Archie Andrews' (K.J. Apa) dad, who was shot in Pop's Chock'Lit Shoppe Diner during the last moments of the Riverdale Season 1 finale. Fans everywhere have been waiting to hear what happened to Fred, and with Riverdale Season 2 on the horizon, things aren't looking too good, considering showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RAS) has been teasing a darker season for Archie in Season 2. So, is Fred Andrews dead in Riverdale Season 2? Also, who shot Fred?


Who Shot Fred Andrews In The Riverdale Season 1 Finale?

As upset as we are, we still don't know who shot Fred on Riverdale. But we do know, thanks to Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), that the shooting wasn't random. Now fans are theorizing who the shooter might be. So, who shot Fred Andrews?

Popsugar theorizes three likely suspects: Penelope Blossom (Nathalie Boltt), a random Southside Serpent, and Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos).

While Penelope would have a motive of revenge for Archie Andrews and his friends for solving Jason's murder, she seemed to have a lot more going on during Season 1, considering she was busy murdering her own husband and her daughter burned down their entire house.

Could a Southside Serpent be getting revenge at Fred for treating FP like crap? Possibly, but considering Jughead and Archie are still friends, we don't think it's as likely as Hiram.


While we're sure that Hiram didn't go after Fred himself, it's likely that Veronica Lodge's (Camila Mendes) dad sent a hitman to kill Fred after finding out that Fred and Hermione (Marisol Nichols) had an affair.

RAS also revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Fred getting shot had a lot to do with the Lodges, who were trying to force Fred out of the construction business.

"Hermione says to Veronica, very clearly, if Fred doesn't sell, it's going to be really bad for him," RAS said. "And the next thing we see is Fred getting shot. I think that's one of the first, most likely suspects in my mind."


Is Fred Andrews Dead In Riverdale Season 2?

While The CW hasn't officially confirmed whether or not Fred is dead on Riverdale for Season 2, fans doubt that his death is coming in the Riverdale Season 2 premiere.

The official Riverdale Twitter tweeted an interview with Luke Perry in which he mentioned that "there's a special bond between father and son." While it looks like Fred is alive on Riverdale for Season 2, Perry could simply be speaking about Fred and Archie's relationship in the Season 2 premiere.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, RAS teased, "The only thing I can say is you will definitely see Fred in the season premiere of season 2. That's really all I can say."

Do you think that Fred Andrews is dead? Who do you think shot Fred Andrews? Are you ready for the Riverdale Season 2 premiere? We aren't!


Riverdale Season 2 Premieres On Wednesday, October 11 at 8|7c on The CW.

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