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Riverdale’s deleted scenes reveal much more about show’s bisexual relationship

Josh Jackman August 8, 2018

Cheryl kisses Toni (netflix)

Previously unseen footage of Riverdale‘s bisexual couple has revealed hidden depths to their relationship – and fans are thrilled.

Madelaine Petsch’s Cheryl Blossom came out as bisexual last season on the dark CW and Netflix show about Archie Comics characters.

In an emotional scene with prominent bisexual lighting, Cheryl opened up about her sexuality to Toni Topaz, who also came out as bi earlier in the season.

Cheryl comes out to Toni (Netflix)

She then nearly kissed Toni – played by her real-life friend and co-star Vanessa Morgan – in the next episode, before being sent to undergo gay ‘cure’ therapy.

Toni broke her out of the creepy Sisters of Quiet Mercy nunnery in the very next episode – but not after the couple enjoyed a first proper kiss, which Petsch has admitted was “very nerve-racking.”

And it turns out that the pair kissed more than that – but it was erased from the show in post-production.

Our favourite bisexual couple (Netflix)

In one of the six deleted scenes which involve the pair, Toni is preparing for the musical in her changing room when Cheryl brings her a rose.

She then kisses Toni on the cheek and tells her how she managed to force her mother and uncle to move out of Thistlehouse.

Toni looks her up and down before saying: “You are so hot right now.”

“Tell me something I don’t know,” comes the classic Cheryl response.

Riverdale 203, Day 5 of 8 - July 20, 2017, Langley, BC, Canada
Toni helped Cheryl escape from her gay ‘conversion’ prison (Netflix)

“See you after the show,” she adds, giving her girlfriend a kiss.

And in another scene cut from the musical episode, Cheryl tells Jughead that she has “the world’s hottest girlfriend,” which is just wonderful.

Fans are also treated to a heartbreaking scene in which Toni leaves Cheryl a voicemail as a nun at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy make their way towards Cheryl’s room to tell her she’s been sent there for gay ‘conversion’ therapy.

In the message, Toni tells her: “I’m right there, right by your side. You’re not alone, Cheryl. Not ever again.”

This seems like dramatic irony, with Cheryl trapped and facing abuse at the hands of a sadistic nun, but of course Toni made good on her promise in the very next episode, helping her girlfriend to escape.

Cheryl trapped in Sisters of Quiet Mercy (Netflix)

In another scene, Toni interrupts an argument between and Veronica and Josie to suggest: “How about you two table this ridiculous rivalry so you can help me find Cheryl?”

Fans were ecstatic about the newly released footage.

One wrote: “The only thing I’m happy about we finally got what we been fighting all these months yes choni deleted scenes I’m talking about you. We won it. We did it.”

Another said: “Me after being fed all the deleted choni scenes.”

“The choni deleted rose scene will defeat thanos,” said another fan.

One viewer wrote: “idk if it’s just me, but after i saw the choni deleted scenes i’m even more obsessed, like their relationship progressed so much and they are a whole ass couple that have my whole ass heart.”

It’s not just you.

One person wrote: “actual representation of all the choni fandom after seeing the deleted scenes.”

Another said: “I watched choni deleted scenes and I’m crying and screaming in a corner cause they’re so soft and hot girlfriends, I can’t believe they cut all these key scenes for their build up like the one at the hospital and toni’s phone call, the scenes from the musical ep and another kiss.”

And one person said, simply: “Cause of death: Choni Deleted Scenes.”

Watch the deleted scenes here:

More: cheryl blossom, choni, entertainment, madelaine petsch, netflix, Riverdale, Television, toni topaz, US, US, vanessa morgan

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