Two years ago, I made my case for why Betty and Archie should be together on Riverdale. While we still have yet to see the pair officially become a couple, we've been fed a LOT of Barchie content in the past couple of seasons, and I'm more convinced than ever that they're meant to be.
So here are 23 reasons why Riverdale really needs to let Betty and Archie just date already:
Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead!!!
1.First, the show planted the seeds for Barchie in the pilot.
2.They love each other, full stop. This isn't even up for debate!
3.When they were little, Betty tutored Archie every single day so he wouldn't get held back in school. When Archie passed, he kissed her and asked her to marry him...and neither of them have ever forgotten it!
4.Try to convince me that Archie doesn't look at Betty with literal heart eyes. I'll wait.
5.Archie is incredibly protective over Betty.
6.And Betty would do anything for Archie — she's truly his ride-or-die for life.
7.In fact, when Archie was falsely accused of murder, Betty spent her entire summer working on his case because she couldn't bear the thought of losing him.
8.Because a little part of Archie always thought he and Betty would end up together.
9.Even when they were both dating other people, they couldn't stop thinking about each other.
10.Their first onscreen kiss was incredibly powerful...
11....but this kiss in Season 4? Literally one of the best TV kisses EVER. They even used flashbacks of early Barchie moments leading up to the kiss!
12.And this sequence of them gazing out their bedroom windows and imagining dancing together? Simply *chef's kiss.*
13.Archie wrote a love song for Betty and serenaded her with it.