Polly (played by Tiera Skovbye) made intermittent appearances during the first five seasons of Riverdale as the older sister of Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart). Throughout the Netflix series, she gave birth to her cousin, Jason Blossom’s twins (Trevor Stines), joined a cult, and survived multiple murders. However, season five appears to have ended the character’s journey. Here’s everything you need to know about Polly’s death.
Polly Cooper died in season 5 of Riverdale?
In the middle of the most recent season, a seven-year time jump was featured and a lot has happened in the town of Riverdale.
Not only had Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) erased all traces of the city, but women were disappearing on The Lonely Highway.
When Betty returned at the behest of her former lover, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), she discovered that her family had changed as well.
After moving in with her mother, Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick), Polly was supposedly working at The Roving Eye nightclub.
Skeptical of this story, Betty did some research and found that her sister had not worked at the club for over a year.
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After the confrontation, Polly stormed out and was seen walking the lonely road, but only for a truck to start chasing her.
The last time viewers saw the mother-of-two alive, she was running around like her life depended on it as she realized she was in a dangerous situation.
It became clear to Betty and Alice that their beloved was missing and with their investigator hats, they got down to business.
Polly called the Cooper family from The Lonely Highway, but by the time her sister arrived at the scene, the pay phone had been destroyed.
For weeks, anyone recovered in the area was crossed with Polly’s rare blood type, but the Coops still had no answers.
However, during season five episode 17, Dance of Death, Polly’s loved ones finally got the answers they were looking for.
After finding out about the season’s villains, the Mothmen were actually an inbred branch of the Blossom family, Betty faced off against their Old Man leader Dreyfus (John Prowse).
With the help of Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), Betty managed to capture Dreyfus and before committing suicide, he gave her Polly’s location.
In the final moments of the episode, it was revealed that Polly was in fact deceased and was being kept in the trunk of a car.
Betty and Alice were heartbroken when they found her corpse and the following episodes will explore their grief and need for justice.
It is unlikely that this was a rosÃ© allowing the character to return as his relatives were the people who identified his body.
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Why was Polly Cooper killed?
Ahead of the airing of Polly’s final episode, executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased his departure from the series.
Discussing the show’s time jump, the showrunner said, “I think it’s in the next episode. [episode five] that you will see that the mystery is really tied to the perhaps tragic fate of one of the main characters that we have known since the first season. “
This led many to wonder if any of the original four characters, Betty, Jughead, Archie or Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) were going to be killed.
However, after putting Polly in so many life-and-death situations over the years, the producers may have felt there was nowhere for the character to go.
Therefore, this is why Polly could have been placed at the center of the season five mystery to give it an explosive ending.
The actress who played it, Tiera, has yet to speak about her release from the series after five seasons.
Her social media profiles still state that she is the actress who played Polly in Riverdale, as well as several other roles she is known for.
According to her filmography, she is currently the main actor in the American drama Global, Nurses.
She plays the character of Grace Knight, whose story forms the basis of the series, which has just aired its second season.
NBC decided to resume the drama on its network due to the shortage of programming it was broadcasting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seasons 1-5 of Riverdale are available to stream on Netflix.