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‘Riverdale’ breakup shocker: Series sweethearts call it quits

In its most shocking plot move yet, “Riverdale” has broken up its central couple. Warning: Spoilers below for this week’s episode of the CW show. Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), aka “Varchie,” are no more. At the end of “Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter,” Archie breaks up with Veronica via a call from a sketchy-looking pay phone. His reason? Her nefarious father, Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos), endless schemes against him are destroying everyone around them. (Most recently, Hiram framed Archie for murder, which led to a wild subplot involving underground fight clubs in prison — admittedly a valid reason to stop dating his daughter.) So while police search for him, a recently escaped Archie is lea ...