Riverdale Season 7: Do Veronica and Reggie get together?

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
reggie and veronica in riverdale

Riverdale has many potential couples, one of which is Veronica and Reggie. But will the 1950s put them together in Season 7?

Love it or hate it, Riverdale, the drama-mystery series that brought Archie Comics characters to life in variously wacky ways, has certainly made a name for itself in pop culture. Now, the popular CW series is finally coming to an end, with its seventh season being its last – and it’s certain to go out with a bang. We enjoyed this season, and you can read our review of the first three episodes here.

The official plot for the final season is as thus: “The seventh season goes where no season has dared to go before – the 1950s! Picking up where last season ended, Jughead Jones finds himself trapped in the 1950s. He has no idea how he got there, nor how to get back to the present.”

This season may be set in the 1950s, but when it comes to teenage sexuality, there are no traditional 50s values here. Everyone’s shacking up together, and this potentially includes Veronica and Reggie. But is Veggie endgame? Let’s get into it, but first: Warning! Riverdale spoilers up ahead!

Riverdale sets up yet another couple

When Reggie Mantle first returns to Riverdale in Episode 8 – after being away so far this season – Veronica Lodge is instantly attracted to the mysterious and talented athlete, stating blatantly, “He’s a hunk.”

At first, he doesn’t quite respond to her flirting, leading to this interaction:

Reggie: Hey, Reggie Mantle. I just got recruited to the Bulldogs.

Veronica: Ah, I suspected a tall drink of water like you were a sportsman.

Cheryl: Careful, Veronica, you might get a ticket for speeding.

However, the pair do end up getting closer in Episode 9, as she still finds time to flirt with him despite focusing her efforts on increasing patronage at the cinema she now owns. She even invites him to sit with her at the 4D movie she’s presenting:

Veronica: And you, Reginald? Shall I save you a seat beside me? I mean, surely you know what Jimmy Deane used to do in high school, I hope?

Reggie: What’s that?

Veronica: He was a basketball star, Reggie. Just like you.

However, her business starts taking priority by the end of the episode, as she ends up leaving Reggie hanging for over half an hour at their milkshake date while she takes calls, leaving Reggie feeling neglected.

Thankfully, Veronica gets a second chance in Episode 10, as we can see in the clip below:

While Reggie is reluctant at first, the pair actually plan to go on a double date with Betty and Archie, who are now going somewhat steady.

As of episode 12, even a major car accident, and Clifford Blossom attempting to get Reggie falsely arrested isn’t enough to keep the pair apart, thankfully.

However, things start to go downhill pretty soon. For starters, even when they’re dating it seems like Veronica may be too focused on her business to really have time for boys, which is understandable, especially as she’s been cut off by her parents.

And if she was interested in boys, she still has some sparks left with Archie and surprisingly Jughead this season, meaning that Reggie would have to compete. Especially since in Episode 13, Veronica and Archie actually share a surprise kiss.

Plus, if Episode 14 – in which she and Betty share a song – has anything to say, Veronica’s romantic focus could also be on certain girls…

Finally, it kind of seems like this 1950s setting is a way for the show to inevitably repeat the past – or in this case, the future – as Veggie have been down this route before. The pair once ran a casino together and dated, before Veronica inevitably got with Archie. As once stated by Taylor Swift: “I think I’ve seen this film before, and I didn’t like the ending.”

Like many Riverdale relationships, Veronica and Reggie always had the potential to burn bright, or burn out.

Are Veronica and Reggie endgame?

As of the final episode of Riverdale, no, sadly Veronica and Reggie are not endgame.

See, in the final episode, through Betty’s eyes, all of the show’s character’s fates are revealed, along with their relationship status. And as you’ll see in the clip below, our main four characters all end up in a romantic quad together. Meaning, yes, that’s right, Vughead, Bughead, Barchie and Beronica are all endgame. But sadly, that doesn’t include Veggie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSO-NgtIetE

Then, once high school ended, the whole group went their separate ways and dated different people. And when the whole cast does get reunited in the afterlife in the show’s final scene, Reggie and Veronica still aren’t sat together, cementing that they are not endgame. Sorry Veggie fans!

Check out the rest of our Riverdale coverage here.

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