Ever since Riverdale first aired its first season in 2016 it has been clear that there is a history between journalist Alice (played by Madchen Amick) and leader of the Serpent gang FP (Skeet Ulrich).
The undercurrent of the pair’s sizzling chemistry has become even more palpable during the Netflix drama’s second season as tensions in the town increase.
This has been made much more difficult with Alice’s daughter Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) embarking on a relationship with brooding writer and FP’s son Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).
Yet last week, in the episode called The Noose Tightens, Alice finally gave into her desires and showed up at her former flame’s trailer.
Following a dramatic episode that finally saw Alice kick Chic (Hart Denton) out of the Cooper household, she made an important decision.
Despite being determined she’d moved on from her life in the Serpents, the mother-of-three wanted to open up to her life to her past once again.
In a moment loaded with tension, a dressed-up Alice boldly knocked on FP’s door as the unspoken words seemed to suggest she was there for one thing only.
However, after executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had spent months teasing the pair’s ultimate reunion the result was rather different.
Instead of sharing a kiss or even having a conversation, fans were simply treated to some smouldering gazes as FP chucked his chewing gum out of the door.
Taking to Twitter, fans expressed their frustration with the show.
One hopeful fan initially posted: “FP JUST WELCOMED ALICE AND CHUCKED HIS GUM OUT THE DOOR SOME FUNNY BUSINESS BOUT TO HAPPEN HOT DAMN THIS IS WHAT WE CAME FOR #Riverdale.”
“The writers have time to write/show numerous varchie sex scenes but can’t show ONE (very important) falice kiss #riverdale,” another viewer then raged.
A third agreed: “We could’ve had more to the falice scene but instead had to watch Archie [Andrews] get a new car.”
“So, we had to endure boring chemistry lacking varchie shower sex earlier this season, but falice, two grown adults can’t have a proper love scene? #Riverdale,” a disappointed viewer added.
Meanwhile, producers spoke out about the potential of a crossover between Riverdale and new series Sabrina, about the comic series’ resident teenage witch.
“Right now, we’re not thinking about that,” executive producer Jon Goldwater told TVLine ahead of PaleyFest. “They’re two separate entities for right now.
“But I would love it if they could figure out a way to cross over.”
In terms of it happening in the future however, Jon shared his enthusiasm for the possibility, hinting that there are many strands to come from the Riverdale universe.
He said: “Going forward? You never know. Maybe.
“Roberto is brilliant at figuring out when to put in what characters, so he has the whole library to choose from. So whatever he feels is the right time and the right moment, I’m totally good with it.”