Riverdale viewers have said an emotional farewell to Luke Perry after his poignant final scenes were aired, almost two months after the actor died.
Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said Wednesday’s instalment of The CW series was the last episode Perry filmed.
It was “a beautiful, true moment between a father and his son”, he wrote. “Wish these scenes could go on forever…”
Perry died in March at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke.
Perry, who played Fred Andrews, was seen in two scenes in Wednesday’s episode, culminating in a heart-to-heart with on-screen son Archie, played by KJ Apa.
Fred was seen reassuring Archie after his boxing opponent Randy died in the ring.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Emma Dibdin wrote: “Though brief, the scene encapsulates the warmth and humanity Perry brought to Fred, as well as his role as the show’s moral compass.”
TV Line’s Dave Nemetz said: “Though Fred didn’t get killed off or leave town or anything like that, he did remind us why he’s the best parent on Riverdale by a country mile.”
There are three remaining episodes of Riverdale’s third series, and producers have not yet revealed how Perry’s character will be written out.
Perry’s co-stars Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols were among those also marking Perry’s final appearance.