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Directed by: Gabriel Correa
Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Release date: October 9, 2019
Running time: 44 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Available on: DVD
Apple TV
Amazon Video

"Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam" is the Independence Day episode of The CW teen drama series Riverdale, originally aired as the first episode of the show's fourth season. It was dedicated to Luke Perry who played Fred Andrews on the show and passed away on March 4, 2019.


As Riverdale prepares for the first Independence Day parade since Jason Blossom‘s death, Archie learns that his father has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in the town of Cherry Creek. The funeral home notifies Archie and his mom that they'll be unable to transport Fred's body home until after the holiday, which Archie finds unsettling. So, he asks Veronica, Betty, and Jughead to come with him to bring his dad home. While retrieving Fred's truck, the gang meets a woman (Shannen Doherty) and learns that Fred died saving her life by pushing her out of the way of the speeding car that killed him. They share a prayer and leave flowers at the edge of the road. F.P. calls Archie to inform him that the man responsible for his father's death has turned himself in. Archie abandons the others and runs to the man's home. He learns that the man was protecting his own son by taking the blame for the accident and forgives the man and his son. Arriving back in Riverdale, the friends are greeted with a parade in Fred's honor. Fred's funeral takes place and Archie and his friends set off fireworks in his backyard in remembrance of his father.

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