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Skeet Ulrich is Leaving Riverdale: What Does That Mean For Falice?

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Skeet Ulrich Quit Riverdale Why Falice

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We’ve got bad news for Falice shippers! Riverdale‘s beloved Skeet Ulrich, who plays FP Jones on The CW series, is departing the show after four seasons. The actor, whose ‘ship’ with Mädchen Amick‘s Alice Cooper is one of the most popular, has been a fan-favorite since the show’s debut and fans really aren’t sure how to respond.

Skeet said in a statement that it was his decision not to return to the show.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,” he said. “I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”

The Scream actor also posted to Instagram to thank the showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and his castmates for making the experience so positive.

Skeet’s on-screen son, Cole Sprouse commented on the IG post, writing, “Leave your mullet with us at least.” Roberto commented to say he “know[s] this is not the end.” The actor’s on-screen counterpart, Mädchen, has yet to respond publicly to the news.

Also leaving Riverdale after the current season is Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermione Lodge on the series. While her character is not part of a popular ship like Skeet’s is, her character arc with Camila Mendes‘s Veronica Lodge and Mark Consuelos‘s Hiram Lodge has been ever-changing, and we’re dying to see how Roberto opts to write Marisol out of the show while leaving what makes Veronica’s family dynamic so interesting. It’s unclear whether Marisol’s departure from Riverdale was her choice or one made for her.

“I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family,” she said in a statement. “We had so many wonderful times together during the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. We really do have the best fans ever. I am looking forward to the next chapter and am excited about the future.”

Some fans have tweeted in support of Skeet — writing that he was given ‘nothing to do’ for two seasons and that they understood why he would want to pursue other acting opportunities.

We have no clue how Skeet will be written off or what it will mean for Alice Cooper in the coming seasons. As far as we know, Mädchen will be returning for Riverdale season five. Falice fans have asked RAS to at least let Skeet leave on a high note with a Falice wedding or sex scene or something. We don’t know what’s going to happen, but this is sad.

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