A 'Riverdale' character appears in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' in a surprise crossover

27 October 2018, 12:36

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Turns out, there was a crossover between Riverdale and Sabrina after all...

Ever since it was announced that Netflix would be turning The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina into a series, fans have been speculating about the possibility of a Sabrina/Riverdale crossover. Given that the shows are both based off the Archie Comics and were both created by show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, it made total sense, right?

In season one, it was heavily teased that Sabrina herself would make an appearance in Riverdale - she never did, unless you count the cheeky reference in the form of a comic book in one of the scenes. Once Sabrina had been given the go ahead at Netflix, it was stated that the show would be a stand-alone series, and not a spin-off of Riverdale. It was also quickly established that Riverdale was not a magical town and therefore, a crossover was off the cards - for now.

But, after months and months of saying that there will be no crossover between the two shows, it turns out there actually was one in the first season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after all.

Ben from Riverdale appears in episode 7 of 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'
Ben from Riverdale appears in episode 7 of 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. Picture: Netflix

In episode 7, the possessed Ms. Wardwell - aka the baddest legend Madam Satan - orders a pizza, as all Satan worshippers do on their Friday nights in. The doorbell rings, and there stands the delivery boy... but who should that delivery boy be? Oh, it's (the recently deceased) Ben Button from Riverdale! Name badge and all, just incase you needed any further proof that it was him.

He enters the house on the orders of Madam Satan to drop the pizza off inside as she closes the door.

Ben Button from Riverdale appears in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Picture: Netflix

Now, if you haven't been keeping up with Riverdale, you'll know that Ben often frequents Greendale. The last time we saw him on the other side of Sweetwater river, he was leaving Ms Grundy's house after a "music lesson". (Also, side note: Ben must be the hardest working 16 year old in town, right? He worked at the Drive-In, then he worked at the Bijou and now he's delivering pizzas in Greendale at God knows what o'clock at night? Whew! Get some rest Ben!)

Anyway, in episode 2 of Riverdale season 3, Ben died after he threw himself out of a window at the hospital so it doesn't look like we'll be seeing much more of him over on that show.

But, it also seems like he died on Sabrina too. When Madam Satan closes the door, it's implied that she's about to literally eat Ben. At the end of the season, we find out that she devours humans (because of course she does!)... so either she didn't end up eating him and Ben somehow managed to escape, or he died... again. Which makes no sense because how can he have died twice? HOW? PLEASE EXPLAIN. WE NEED ANSWERS!