Riverdale (2017) s04e01 Episode Script

Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam

1 It's been a quiet few months in Riverdale.
Spring slid into summer, and some semblance of normal life resumed.
The terrors of the Farm weren't forgotten, but they had started to fade.
Gryphons and Gargoyles was already becoming the stuff of suburban legend.
Indeed, the big topic of conversation around town was July 4th.
After some debate, it was decided that there would be an Independence Day parade down Main Street, Riverdale's first in three years.
But there would be no fireworks display over Sweetwater River.
The Blossoms used to sponsor them, but, without their support, the town couldn't afford them.
Like I said, things have been pretty quiet lately.
Enough that I'd actually gotten some real writing done.
It's beautiful.
It's a beautiful story, Jug.
Really? You think it's worth submitting to the contest? No, I think it's gonna win the contest.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Can we just stay in bed forever? And if not forever, at least for the day? I would.
But don't we have to finish building a float for your big 4th of July parade? It's not my parade, it's the town's.
Pop's is only sponsoring it.
Well if not the day, how about another hour? Hell, yeah.
Okay, then.
Good morning, Jay-Jay.
Let's see what the hot gossip in town is today.
Shall we? Then we will do the cross word.
What the hell! Over my dead body.
All my friends are watching I can hear them talking All my friends are watching I can hear them talking All my friends are watching I can hear them Well, well, well.
Stop the presses.
The Riverdale rag has finally reported a story accurately.
Not only is there going to be some hideous janky parade sneaking its way through town, you four are the architects of this outrage.
What's your problem, Cheryl? My problem, Veronica, is that the 4th of July is a day of tragedy for Riverdale, not celebration.
Or have you forgotten what happened to my poor brother Jason? Cheryl, Riverdale hasn't held a parade out of respect for what happened to your brother in like, years.
I think it's time I mean you don't have to come.
Oh, I'll be there.
Insufferable Smurf.
Front and center, with a sign of protest in one hand, and a horn of compressed air to silence any revelry in the other.
Anyone hungry for breakfast? So, camping this weekend, are we still on? I'm open, but what are we talking about here? Like The woods.
But remember, this could possibly be our last summer to do this, because next year we'll be getting ready to go to college.
And if anyone is scared of bears, well, don't be, because Archie's been attacked like, what, multiple times and still survived.
Hey, I wear my scars proudly.
Hey, Dad.
Archie I, uh, talked to the sheriff up in Cherry Creek, and Sounds like what happened was Fred was driving home to Riverdale when he He pulled over to help someone's car that was stalled on the side of the road, and, uh Another vehicle came upon them way too fast and He was struck by it.
I'm sorry, Mary.
I'm sorry, Archie.
Did the other car stop? The one that So, it was a hit-and-run? We have to find out who did it, we have to catch them.
No, Red, you don't even think about that right now.
And I'll work with the sheriff's office up in Cherry Creek and make sure all this is taken care of, you understand? So, what happens now? Have you decided on a burial or cremation? Burial.
There's a plot, next to his father, Artie Andrews.
Arthur Andrews.
Since we're transporting the body from upstate, there will be an additional cost of $9,000.
Whatever needs to be done.
However much it costs.
The driver that makes these trips for us, isn't available until July 5th because of the holiday.
Then we'll have the interment on the 6th, if that's all right? Hey, do you remember that treehouse your dad helped us build? You mean, the one he built for us? I remember you fell out of it, Reg.
And broke my arm.
Your dad drove me to the hospital.
I remember this one time, this time we were having a picnic, when we were still in grade school in Pickens Park, and there was a father-daughter potato-sack race.
Uh, my dad I don't know where he was, but Mr.
Andrews said that he would do it with me.
So, he was my dad for the day.
When things started getting bad with my dad and drinking, my mom would call up Fred for help.
And he would drive to the bar, and he would pick up my dad and he'd lay him on the couch.
And he'd always stay a little while just to talk to me to see how I was doing in school, and if I'd eaten dinner.
He just wanted to know if I was hungry.
I always was.
Your dad was such a gentleman, Archie.
He was the best.
He built and donated all the sets for the musicals.
You don't have to, but do you have any memories you want to share? I remember going to, uh Going to Sears with him, just so I could ride the tractors.
He taught me everything.
Taught me how to play football, baseball, pretty much every other sport.
We fixed up the jalopy together.
He bought me my first guitar.
He even sound-proofed the garage just so Hey, Archie.
I'm good.
I just I'm wiped out, you guys.
Could we call it a day? Yeah.
Grandpa Artie? Archie.
Everyone's waiting.
Where's your dad? I thought I thought he was already with you.
No, come see for yourself.
Where's Dad? Archie, you were supposed to get him.
Archie? I have to go get my dad.
What? What do you mean? I have to bring him home.
She's all yours, bro.
How do you even have a hearse, Reggie? It's been sitting on the lot for two years.
No one wants to buy it.
Well, I owe you, Reg.
Thank you.
And you guys, I'm sorry for calling so late.
It's really not a problem, man.
I just I don't want my dad stuck in some weird town.
And I can't wait for after July 4th for them to bring him back.
He'd want to be home, I know that.
Hi, I'm Archie Andrews.
My dad, Fred Andrews was in an accident off the freeway yesterday.
Oh, yeah.
I heard about that.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you, ma'am.
I was wondering if you found the person responsible yet.
We got a description of the car that hit your dad.
The make and the model, but no plate number.
Nothing yet.
But, we're not giving up.
Uh, what happened to my dad's truck? It's still at the accident site, parked on the side of the road.
Would you mind showing me where that is? It's a few miles south on Route 80, right about here.
The keys are with the rest of your father's belongings at the funeral home.
That was them actually.
They're ready for us.
Thank you, Deputy.
Of course.
You hang in there, okay? Thank you.
Good morning.
Uh, I'm Veronica Lodge.
We just spoke.
This is Archie Andrews.
He is I'm Fred Andrews' son.
Of course, my condolences.
How can I help you, Mr.
Andrews? I want to bring my dad home.
It was my understanding the deceased would be transported to Riverdale on the 5th.
I know.
That's It's not right, I I want him home.
And I want to be the one who brings him home.
I understand.
But I'm afraid that's not possible.
Hello? Hey, Mom.
Archie, aren't you upstairs in your bedroom? No, I'm in Cherry Creek.
I came up to pick up Dad.
What? I'm sorry, I didn't think The funeral home up here won't release Dad to me.
Something about me being underage.
Please I really don't want to leave Dad here.
Put me on the phone with whoever's in charge.
I see.
No, that won't be necessary, Mrs.
Of course, I'll just need you to sign an authorization form No, I'll do it right now.
Thank you.
I'll just go get your father's personal effects then.
There was a set of truck keys.
They're in there.
I'm going to need two to three hours to get him ready for transport.
You can wait here or you can come back at noon.
Can I see him? Archie, you don't have to.
What if they made a mistake, you guys? I'd like to see my father.
Of course.
He's just in the next room, if you'd like to follow me.
Archie I thought Archie changed his mind.
But he asked us to make sure it's him.
Jug, one thing you can help me with Anything.
My dad's obituary.
Could you write it? For the Register? Of course.
Is it him? Yes, it is.
I have his belongings.
Are you sure? Yeah, Arch.
It's your dad.
Andrews, we heard the news, and we're so, so sorry about Mr.
Thank you.
Andrews when my brother Jason died, I felt supremely alone.
My world was only darkness and despair.
I don't want you or Archie to ever feel anything even remotely like that.
So with your blessing, there's something I'd like to do for your family.
For when Archie returns.
Can we help you? No.
Uh, I'm just paying my respects.
How do you know what happened here? Wait, are Are you Archie? How do you know my name? Your father told me.
One of my tires blew, and, uh I was stranded out here.
You're the one he was helping.
I think cars, just you know, they kept They kept whizzing by, nobody would stop, but your dad did He talked about you the entire time.
Just his son How He couldn't believe that a man like him was blessed with such a thoughtful, kind boy.
You were with him when he We were working on the tire and a car just It came out of nowhere, speeding and Sorry.
I just I froze in its path and your dad, he just He pushed me out of the way.
He saved my life.
And If he hadn't done what he did, there is no way that I would be here right now.
I know that.
I am so sorry.
There is nothing I could do to ever repay him, but But I would like to say a prayer for him.
May be you'd like to join me.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us for our trespasses as we forgave those who trespass against us.
Lead us not to temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power, the glory, for ever and ever.
Guys, my dad saved that woman's life.
A total stranger.
I mean, he sacrificed himself for her.
That's an incredible thing, Archie.
He died a hero.
Why did he have to be one? Why this time? Why Why did he have to stop? Why couldn't he just kept driving like everyone else? Because your dad helped people.
That's just who he was.
Yeah, and it got him killed.
He died on the side of the road waiting for an ambulance.
Without his family, without his friends.
I'm sorry, but that's That's not heroic, that's That's senseless.
I promise you, that is not true.
Arch? I'm just going outside.
Need some air.
Archie? Yeah.
They found him.
What? The guy who killed my dad? He turned himself in an hour ago.
Who is he, Mr.
Jones? His name's George Augustine.
He lives in Cherry Creek.
No priors.
Is he in jail? No.
He, uh He made bail and was released.
What? He's out? He should be rotting in a cell, Mr.
He will be, but this is how it works.
And, for what it's worth, the Chief told me the guy's real broken up about it.
So He killed my father.
Your dad's going to get justice, I promise you.
You're right.
He will get justice.
- I promise you.
- Archie, where are you? Yes.
Can I help you? Are you George Augustine? Yes, what can I Fred Andrews Whoa.
Wait That's the man you killed.
My father.
Fred Andrews.
You hit him with your car and you kept driving.
You left him there to die.
You coward! Son, listen to me No! Shut up.
You took away the only man who can call me that.
Why did you do it? Huh? Were you on your phone? Were you drunk? What were you doing when you murdered him? Tell me.
Tell me or I swear - I will kill you! - Hey, stop! He didn't do it.
What? He didn't do anything wrong.
Jeffrey, get upstairs.
What's he talking about? What do you mean? He told the police he did it to protect me, but it wasn't him.
Okay, it It was me.
It was my fault.
I took the car when I wasn't supposed to, I I I don't even have my license.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
You had us really worried.
You okay? How'd you know where I was? My dad called.
He had a bad feeling.
What happened? I, uh I came looking for But he's just this dumb kid.
Who is? The kid driving the car, hit my dad He's this stupid terrified It's something that I would've done.
Taking the car out without permission.
Hell, I did it a dozen times, and his dad was Was protecting him.
The same way mine would've.
I don't know what the hell I'm doing, you guys.
I can't believe I'm here, I can't believe I did this.
I'm a terrible son.
You're not a terrible son.
I just went into a stranger's house and almost hurt an innocent man.
I think your father would understand under these circumstances.
All we ever did was fight, Ronnie.
I lied to him constantly.
He would be ashamed of me, I'm ashamed of me.
Archie, listen to me.
Your dad loved you more than anyone and anything else.
Whenever he looked at you, there was pride in his eyes.
He was proud of you.
I don't know what to do.
I do.
You're gonna finish what you started.
You're gonna bring your dad home.
The hearse is behind the funeral home, ready to go.
Ronnie and I will take it.
You guys take my dad's truck back? Of course, Arch.
We'll just follow you guys.
Everything all right, Mr.
Jones? Everything's good, Red.
I, uh, heard what you, and Jug, and the girls were up to, and I wanted to be a part of it.
I'd like to give your dad a police escort the rest of the way home, if you're okay with that.
He deserves it.
Yes, sir.
All right.
Follow me then.
I couldn't leave him there, Mom.
I know.
I brought Dad home.
You did.
You sure did.
I'm so proud of you.
I know he would be, too.
Amazing Grace How sweet the sound That saved a wretch Like me I once was lost But now am found T'was blind But now I see T'was blind But now I see And now Fred's son, Archie, would like to say a few words.
Uh, earlier I was thinking on the drive over here how much of Riverdale my dad built or just fixed up.
Houses, office buildings A bit of everything.
He helped build this town.
And one day if I'm lucky enough to have a son or a daughter of my own I'll be able to point to a building or even just a brick in the building, and say, "Your grandpa made that with his hands.
" It's the 4th of July.
I remember this one 4th it was raining.
The fireworks show was canceled, and, uh, I was so bummed, I remember sitting in the backyard just bawling Until my dad came home with all these fireworks.
I mean, enough to burn our house down, you remember that, Mom? And, uh we lit them in the backyard, it was just it was the best night.
My dad was here for every high and every low.
He's the greatest man I've ever known.
It hurts me that I never got to say goodbye.
That I won't get to see him again or talk to him.
But his spirit and his memory lives on in this town, and in everyone he's met.
Fred Andrews will always be a part of Riverdale.
I love you so much, Dad.
Excuse me, Mrs.
Fisher? Oh Wonderful service, didn't you think? Yes.
It was.
Um I'd like to discuss the payment with you.
It's already been taken care of.
By Mrs.
Andrews? I I didn't want her paying for any of this.
No, by your father.
He paid the bill in full.
How do you sum up the life of a man like Fred Andrews? You could start with the facts.
That he was born at Riverdale General Hospital.
That his parents were Arthur and Virginia Andrews.
That he led the Riverdale High baseball team to two consecutive state championships.
Took over the family business at 18.
Got married, had a son, settled down.
And while others were rushing to get out of Riverdale, Fred was setting down roots.
When our town saw a pariah, and closed its doors, Fred saw a lost soul, and opened his.
There was always room at his table, in his home, for others.
Whenever our town was under attack, Fred was on the front line, fighting for it, defending it.
He was our Good Samaritan.
Our George Bailey.
Our knight in flannel armor.
Oh, and by the way, he was a hell of a good tipper.
Damn right, he was.
Fred left Riverdale better than when he found it.
That's his legacy.
Mom? We're about to start.
You ready? Imagine if everyone was even half as good as my dad was.
You already are, Archie.
No, not yet.
But I'm gonna honor him.
I'm gonna honor his memory every day.