I would have loved to see Nico Bustamante (Ricky DeSantos) attending the NJ Riverdale Con and meeting his TV big brother Rob Raco (Joaquin DeSantos) there this past weekend, and the "DeSantos brothers" getting their "family portrait" taken. Though I still hope to finally see their family portrait someday.
Last Edit: Jul 1, 2019 18:02:16 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
When Season 3 ended, Kevin Keller fans were complaining that Kevin has never had an "I love you" scene.
However, during the 2019 Dallas Riverdale Con, Rob Raco revealed that there is an unaired Joavin scene from Season 1 in which Kevin and Joaquin both say "I love you." (I heard this on Tumblr and Instagram.)
Then, during the 2019 NJ Riverdale Con, Rob Raco also revealed that Joavin's goodbye scene from Season 1 Episode 12 was a lot longer...with crying, kissing, hugging, and both of them saying "I love you." (I found this out on Instagram.)
This reminds me: Someone posted on Tumblr this gif of Joaquin getting off the bus to tell Kevin something. Most of us have never gotten to see the whole scene nor hear any of it though. So I'll try sending that person an ask about it.
And I agree with this post:
Rob tweeted this on the night 1x12 aired on the CW. #LoveYouPreppy 😭😍❤️
I really hope that someday they release the full version of Joavin's goodbye scene, and ALL of the other unaired Joavin scenes as well.
*This reminds me of the fact that some Choni scenes got deleted during Season 2. (However, the deleted Choni scenes later got uploaded on media platforms and also got featured in the Season 2 DVD set.)
Last Edit: Feb 9, 2020 22:06:22 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
Kevin Keller fans really want Kevin to just live a plain wonderful life that's full of love and lots of other good things...they always feel that's the kind of life he deserves. It's absolutely understandable that they love Kevin so much and they want to see him happy all the time. Surely no one ever wants to see their favorite characters suffering from hardships, since that is very heartaching and upsetting. But, so far the writers just made Kevin suffer again and again, which really upsets Kevin fans.
Kevin has been going through a lot since Season 2; even more so during Season 3. (No one's life is perfect; the world is quite a sad place and so life is no fairy tale.) Kevin's story seems to show what happens when the writers ignore the wishes of fans. It does happen so often that some side characters are huge fan favorites too, yet the writers let their fans down all the time.
RAS even had the nerve to rub Casey Cott's nose in how Kevin never gets a good love story ("This one's for @caseycott, whose Kevin is unlucky in love..."), and call the 'lowest point yet in Kevin's life' scene at the end of Season 3 a "happy ending".
I think it's still possible to let Joaquin return alive. Moose and Fangs both left Kevin, so I need Joaquin back. Joaquin was the only boy in Riverdale to ever fully care about Kevin...like Kevin totally mattered to him, as well as that he was the only boyfriend to have a real excuse to leave town. Plus, as revealed in the Riverdale Season 3 comics, it's canon that Joaquin was thinking about Kevin while he was in juvie and that's what kept him going.
Rob Raco has always been so fond of his character Joaquin, he has always been the biggest Joavin shipper ever, and I'm sure he would love to get the chance to work with Nico Bustamante/Ricky DeSantos (Joaquin's little brother). And, so very many of us in the Riverdale fandom love Rob Raco and Joaquin DeSantos so much. So, the Riverdale writers should let Rob come back on the show.
Yes, Kevin needs Joaquin back in his life...we Joavin stans need our ship back!
I think Joarchie was good, but I ultimately prefer Joavin.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2020 6:26:30 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
I've very recently read on Tumblr that Casey Cott said that Moose might come back because he and Cody Kearsley have scenes together.
They haven't even started working on the new season yet. So how can he already know that he has scenes with Cody?
Though, I know that the new season will start off with a tribute to Luke Perry and his character Fred Andrews. (Luke Perry passed away from a stroke a couple of months ago.)
I'm not a Moose fan, and I don't ship Koose. Not only did Moose willingly cheat on Midge with Kevin more than once (playing out bad bisexual stereotypes) while Midge was alive, he also treated Kevin like dirt, and he just left Kevin behind...which hurt Kevin a lot that he joined the Farm.
Joaquin was exactly what Kevin looks for in a boyfriend, and he treated Kevin so much better. Like Archie said, Joaquin was a good guy (despite that he was a Serpent).
I do not agree with the way RAS treated both Rob Raco (Joaquin) and Emilija Baranac (Midge) ... THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR! That's another reason I don't support Koose.
The majority of fans actually prefer Joaquin for Kevin, and I think it's still possible to let Joaquin return alive. Fangs was their second choice in the past, but since Fangs "ascended" with the Farm and so he's gone now, Archie is now their second choice.
Like Joaquin, Fangs (another Serpent) treated Kevin so much better than Moose did. I'm kinda sad that Fangs is gone, though I ultimately prefer Joaquin for Kevin.
Archie and Veronica may be back together again now, but...
• KJ Apa said that he would love to be a part of a gay storyline. (At least Archie got kissed by Joaquin in Episode 3x05, so far.)
• Camila Mendes said that she believes Veronica is definitely bi, and she really hopes Veronica tries to discover her sexuality. (Veronica kissed Betty anyway, in Episode 1x01.)
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2019 6:49:45 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
Some people act as if their favorite characters have never done anything wrong and call out other characters for their mistakes/wrongdoings, even when every character has committed mistakes/wrongdoings.
Everyone in Riverdale has done something wrong. There is no such thing as perfect people.
There are ruthless people in the Riverdale fandom. They send hate to the actors who play the characters they hate/dislike, they send hate to people who love the characters and ships they hate/dislike, and they send hate to people who are not fans of the characters and ships they love.
Just because they hate/dislike certain characters and ships...
It does NOT give them the right to send hate to the actors who play the characters they hate/dislike. The actors are NOT their characters in real life.
It does NOT give them the right to send hate to anyone who loves the characters and ships they hate/dislike, nor to anyone who is not a fan of the characters and ships they love. Each and every one of us is always allowed to have our own preferences and stan any characters and any ships we want.
Sending hate to people is a form of bullying.
Riverdale has been a mess, starting off with Season 2 and even more so during Season 3.
The show has a wonderful and talented cast, but the writing is so dumb that it doesn't do any of them justice.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2020 16:34:25 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
Dammit... It really sucks that they cut out some Joavin scenes from Season 1 and made us Joavin shippers miss out on them.
I really need to see ALL of the unaired Joavin scenes as soon as possible! Though, I also would be immensely happy about Joaquin coming back alive. Rob Raco tweeted that Joaquin might have a twin brother. Well, we never saw a funeral for Joaquin nor a grave with his name on it, we never saw Joaquin's body in the coroner's lab or disposed somewhere, and we never heard Joaquin being brought up in the news (even Kevin doesn't seem to know about what happened to Joaquin). So, maybe Joaquin really had a twin brother or doppelganger, and maybe the twin or doppelganger was the one who died. (The whole canon story behind this situation is still a mystery.)
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2020 6:03:54 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
Casey loves Episode 1.04, because it's a good one for Kevin, because Kevin gets his wish to have that quintessential rite of passage by making out with a hot boy(friend) (Joaquin) at the movies!
Good thing they put on lots of chapstick! (Rob said during an interview with Young Hollywood that he and Casey loaded up their lips with chapstick before filming their make out scene.)
Mmm...I smell Rob/Casey ship! 😍❤️
2:24 - Rob talks about the night they filmed the first Joavin kissing scene. 😍❤️
"More Kevin/Joaquin steaminess happening right now..." 🔥😍
I really wish they had let us see the full version of the goodbye scene. 😞 Rob said that it was a lot longer with crying, kissing, hugging, and both Joaquin and Kevin saying "I love you." 😭❤️ I'll fight until I get to see the full scene (and ALL of the other unaired Joavin scenes as well). 💪😏
I really can't handle looking at sad posts about Joaquin regarding what happened to him in 3x06. It always puts me in low spirits.
I'm also tired of reading fans' posts assuming that the writers treated Joaquin brutally just for being the fandom's favorite boyfriend for Kevin, while there has been no confirmed reason. Quite many people may be so quick to make assumptions, but I personally rather just let each and every individual speak for himself/herself.
But I guess Joaquin fans are too upset to even think of possible flashback scenes, or these possibilities...
• Joaquin getting resurrected somehow
• Joaquin pretending to be dead or being saved by a twin brother or doppelganger, and then escaping
• Someone might find him alive all of a sudden, or he might just come out of nowhere.
*It's fiction, and in fiction anything is possible. We never know when a plot twist may come along.
At this point, I rather just turn to Rob Raco and Nico Bustamante (the DeSantos brothers of Riverdale), and do other things that are fun for me.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2020 6:32:15 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
I always think Casey Cott is attractive af, inside and out. But Rob Raco gives me much more life, and so does Nico Bustamante.
It's super awesome that Rob still posts content related to Joaquin as well as Riverdale in general, he's still the biggest Joavin shipper ever, he still interacts with the other Riverdale cast members, he still appreciates his Riverdale fans and their appreciation for Joaquin and the Joavin ship, and he has even attended Riverdale conventions this year!
It's super awesome that Nico often interacts with Riverdale fans on Twitter and Instagram, and he's fighting for Joaquin's return!
Good theory! 👍
I want to see Ricky and Joaquin together as brothers too! 🙏
It warms my heart so much to see the DeSantos brothers interacting! 😍💗
Also, Rob liked Nico's tweet about wanting to work with him!