Riverdale’s Creepy Blossom Twins Are Too Close for Comfort
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From the beginning something seemed off about Riverdale’s Blossom twins, Cheryl and Jason (played by Madelaine Petsch and Trevor Stines).
We all might hold our sibling’s hand without much thought or meaning behind, but it’s a little strange when you see the twins holding hands and sharing a milkshake in a romantic setting. Since the very first episode, the twins have been giving off weird boyfriend and girlfriend vibes. If it wasn’t for the show keying us in that the two are definitely brother and sister, we would have totally thought they were lovers.
During the first episode, the morning of Jason’s death, the two were shown riding together in what I call a “lovers boat,” where Cheryl then called her brother her “soulmate.” To make matters even more weird, Cheryl showed up to school the very next day dressed like her brother’s widow.
Like come on…
I’m not alone in this either. Twitter had their own opinions on the questionable relation as well:
Blossom twins r creepy.. like incesty creepy #Riverdale
— M(aria)y Steroline ❤ (@alldark_nostars) February 23, 2017
There’s no way you can convince me the Blossom twins aren’t doing it. #Riverdale
— Charles Paul Hoffman (@CharlesPHoffman) February 11, 2017
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Even on set, the cast and crew call the two’s closeness “twincest.” That alone lets you know what they’re all about.
During an interview with TV Guide, Petsch said, “On the set, we call it twincest.”
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“We do play on that just a hair,” she continued. “I’ve made it more so that he’s the only person who has ever understood her and loved her unconditionally. She’s never had that love before so she doesn’t know how to feel about it … She never had a boyfriend before so this is just like, her person.”
Once viewing the latest episode of Riverdale, viewers will understand this statement a bit more when they get more of an insight on the unloving home life Cheryl deals with and how it led to Jason’s unfortunate ending.
When speaking to TV Line, Petsch went on to reveal how Cheryl actually feels about her late brother and trash any “incest” rumors.
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Here’s what she had to say:
“She’s not in love with him in an intimate and sexual way…It’s that he’s the only person who’s ever shown her unconditional love, and [he’s] the only person she’s ever unloaded unconditional love back to. So it’s a very awkward, weird place for her when she loses him to realize she’s so in love with him and so obsessed with him because no one loves her like he did. Her family doesn’t show love to her. She’s distraught and so lonely without him.”
Personally, I’m choosing to believe that the weird, overly close relationship is just that — two odd siblings. Apparently, the interaction between the two is all done intentionally to make the viewers think that. It adds to the appeal and mystery to the show.
Last week’s episode featured quite a memorable scene, where during Jason’s memorial, Cheryl showed up. Banned from even speaking at her brother’s service by her devilish parents, she not only decided to go against them, but make a statement while doing so.
This girl showed up to the memorial in the exact same outfit she was wearing the day of Jason’s death when she was with him. And let me tell you, the girl has some guts because if you seen the show, you know that her parents won’t let her get away with the so called “embarrassment” she caused in front of everyone.
I’m excited to see what else is revealed about the Blossoms and their mysterious family in the forthcoming episodes.
Catch Riverdale every Thursday on the CW at 9/8c.