WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Riverdale season 2
The CW and Netflix have yet to announce a premiere date for Riverdale seasons three but going on season two’s debut it could be as soon as October 2018.
Season three of Riverdale will pick up from the events of the second run’s finale which saw Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) hauled away by the police.
Archie was framed for the murder of Cassidy Bullock (Harrison MacDonald) by evil mobster Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) after threatening to expose him.
While there was plenty of histrionics involving the South Side Serpents in the run up to the mayoral election results, there was one person missing from the action.
Halfway through season two it was revealed that the teen thought to be Chic Cooper (Hart Denton) was in fact a fraud called Charles Smith.
Fake Chic/Charles was nowhere to be seen in the last episode of the season: Brave New World.
So where is Charles and is he dead? Also is the real Chic really dead and will he return?
Is Chic Cooper dead in Riverdale?
Charles has been out of the frame for quite a while now on Riverdale.
He was last seen fleeing from the Black Hood killer earlier on in the run when Dark Betty (Lili Reinhart) handed him over to the murderer.
Betty gave him to the killer for lying about his true identity after he confessed that he wasn’t really her sibling.
He revealed himself to be friends with the real Chic.
Charles said that he’d got into a fight with the real Chic, who had subsequently died in the scuffle.
Following the shocking confession, Betty drove Charles to the cemetery and left him with Black Hood, who chased after him after getting a “head start”.
Since no body has turned up yet there’s every possibility that Charles could return and the same can be said for the real Chic.
Will Chic come back in Riverdale season 3?
As we didn’t actually see Chic die, so there’s a possibility he could be back in season three.
Now that the real Black Hood is behind bars after it was revealed to be Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro), the character could return.
Charles has lied so much already, Chic’s death could just be another one of his fibs.
There’s a sense that the new season will put the focus back on the Cooper family but this time look at the dark secrets surrounding Polly (Tiera Skovbye).
While Betty reconciled her darkness, there were hints that Polly could be the one with the sinister nature.
Riverdale season 3 is expected to return to Netflix later this year