‘Riverdale’ at SDCC: Mädchen Amick & Skeet Ulrich Tease More Falice

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Perhaps one of Riverdale‘s biggest surprises has been how not only the teens, but also their parents have become fan favorites. They and their storylines are just as interesting, high-stakes, and sexy as Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica – and their shared history makes the drama all the more delicious. Case in point? Betty’s mom, Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick) and Jughead’s dad, FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich). These two South Siders’ steamy past has us feeling all of the feels – especially because it seems their romance isn’t over yet. We sat down with Ulrich and Amick at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about Season 3 and all things Falice.

For starters, fans eager for Falice won’t be disappointed by the new season. “I know there’s going to be a lot more Falice, which should reveal some of the history between [the two characters],” Amick shared.

Both she and Ulrich seemed excited by the outpouring of love for their ship from fans. “It’s so much fun,” Skeet said with a laugh. “It’s incredible. Obviously we have a great affection for each other. I admire [Mädchen] – she’s an incredible talent – and that energy somehow has made its way into the dynamic of FP and Alice, which makes it fun and interesting.”

Of course, it won’t all be smooth sailing. We know that FP’s estranged wife and their daughter Jellybean will be making their way back to town this season, which is sure to shake things up. Skeet shared that how exactly that return will impact Falice “is yet to be seen, but it definitely will.” (Which caused Mädchen to joke that FP needs to get rid of his wedding ring, since Alice got rid of hers. You guys. Could we be any more obsessed with this ship?)

Beyond all of the Falice goodness, we can look forward to new drama and developments from both FP and Alice this season. Alice seemed to be coming to embrace her Serpent origins in recent episodes, which many fans are eager to see happen. Mädchen is in that camp as well, though the character has some other things to deal with before Serpent pride can take the forefront.

“I definitely want to see a lot more Serpent Alice, because that’s always fun,” she said. “At the moment, she’s distracted with something else because she thinks it’s going to heal her wounds from before. I feel like her true self is a Serpent, so I think we’re eventually going to find our way there.”

That mysterious distraction is almost certainly the farm – or should we say cult? – that Alice’s other daughter Polly referenced at the end of the last season. Somehow, we don’t have a good feeling about it.

Meanwhile, FP has officially handed over leadership of the South Side Serpents to his son Jughead – but it doesn’t mean that he’s fully stepped back from the gang. “I think he’s very watchful of [Jughead’s leadership] and really becomes sort of a consigliere to him, guiding him through it all,” Skeet said. “It will definitely change their relationship – whether that’s for good or for bad.”

Watch our full interview with Mädchen Amick and Skeet Ulrich below:

Riverdale Season 3 premieres on The CW on Wednesday, October 10.

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