Perry, who played Archie’s (K.J. Apa) father Fred on the series, died in March after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.[irp posts=8121]
The sudden loss of Perry has been a profound one for the cast and crew of the series with showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa dedicating the remainder of Riverdale’s third season to his memory.
It’s not yet clear yet how Luke’s character, Fred Andrews, will be written out of the show.
The episode, titled “Fear The Reaper,” featured just two scenes with Luke.
The first was at the hospital, when Fred, Archie and a number of others were told that the fighter, who Archie boxed in last week’s episode, had died.
And Luke’s second scene showed Fred at home with Archie, where Fred was seen telling Archie that the boxer’s death wasn’t his fault. It was a touching scene and emotional for many reasons.
Fans posted their reactions to the episode on Twitter.
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.