luke perry riverdale

Riverdale will air its final episode featuring Luke Perry, titled “Fear the Reaper,” this Wednesday.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the emotional news on Twitter yesterday.

Aguirre-Sacasa writes in his post, “As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son.”

Former teen icon Perry starred as Archie’s (KJ Apa) father Fred Andrews for three seasons on The CW series. After his death in March, Aguirre-Sacasa announced that the remainder of the third season of the show would be dedicated to Perry’s memory.

For weeks, fans have seen Perry posthumously appear on the otherwise ridiculous third season of the show. It’s been heart-wrenching to see the beautiful father-son moments together onscreen, knowing they were limited. The upcoming episode will feature Archie dealing with the fallout from his latest boxing match, and I’m sure that will lead to a legendary father-son inspirational pep talk for the ages. So, stock up on your tissues now.

Riverdale airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Photo: The CW

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Miranda Siwak

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Miranda Siwak is an assistant editor at Adventure Media & Events, where she writes for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, and also contributes to The Toy Book. When she’s not covering the latest news and trends, she can usually be found reading a good book, searching for her next DIY project, or keeping up with all of her favorite must-watch TV.