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‘Riverdale’ Star Casey Cott Says Kevin ‘Definitely’ Needs to Stop Cruising

”There’s this unspoken bond,“ actor tells TheWrap about Kevin and Moose

Riverdale” star Casey Cott (Kevin) wants his character to stop heading into the shadows for love.

Last week’s episode of the CW teen drama featured Kevin cruising for romantic attention from other gay men in Fox Forest, which bothered his pal Betty (Lili Reinhart), especially in light of the Black Hood’s latest attack.

“I definitely think it’s time for Kevin to find [a steady relationship], but more so, to stop looking in the wrong places and to find someone that’s going to complement him and love him and be the light that Kevin is, to complement that,” Cott told TheWrap.

Could that special someone be Moose (Cody Kearsley), who previously hooked up with Kevin but is currently dating Midge (Emilija Baranac)? There were certainly some sparks flying when Kevin visited Moose in his hospital bed last week after getting shot.

“I really like the dynamic between Moose and Kevin — there’s this unspoken bond that they have that is evident in the hospital scene,” Cott said. “They have a really cool relationship, and what it becomes, we’ll have to watch and see, but for now, I think Kevin is really ready [for a relationship], and I’m really excited to explore that.”

Kevin and Betty ended last week’s episode with their friendship having hit a rough patch, but Cott expects an eventual thaw in the frostiness.

“The ball’s in Kevin’s court,” the actor explained. “He’s already forgiven her because that’s what best friends do, but when he’s ready, they will continue to bloom their friendship in the amazing way that it does. But I think it was really important that Kevin really told her what was up, and I was really excited when I read that in the script.”

“Riverdale” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.