After Fred Andrews took the bullet for Archie on that morning in Pop's, Archie was brought to the hospital due to being a potential shock victim.
The doctors and nurses try to question him about what happened, about how he feels, but Archie had detached, mentally, from the rest of the world.
Nothing felt right. He didn't feel whole, and he most certainly couldn't process how his father -- The Fred Andrews -- was dead. Shot down by a masked stranger in a little diner.
And gossip spreads fast in Riverdale, so within hours, everyone knows about what went down at Pop Tates, leaving Betty, Veronica and Jughead shaken to the core.
They all want what's best for Archie, but at this point, what is the best for Archie?
Archie seems certain that there is no best anymore, but Jughead is hellbent on proving that there is a best, no matter what happens.