EXCLUSIVE: Watch Molly Ringwald's First Scene as Archie's Mom on 'Riverdale'!

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Molly Ringwald
is finally making her Riverdale debut!

For months, we've been impatiently waiting to be introduced to Archie Andrew's (KJ Apa) MIA momma on the smash CW drama, and now it's time to say hello.

During Friday's Riverdale panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, audience members were treated to a five-minute sizzle reel featuring the first footage of Ringwald as Mary Andrews -- and only ET is putting this highly anticipated introduction online for all to see!

"Hi honey," Mary says with a timid yet sweet smile to her son. (Be honest: Who else is loving her pretty-in-pink shade of lipstick?!)

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Here's the background information that we've gleaned from eavesdropping in Pop's Diner: Mary left Riverdale two years ago to follow her dreams, but blows back into town in her family’s hour of need.

Not only will she reconnect with Archie and her husband, Fred (Luke Perry), but also her former high school friends, Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and Alice (Madchen Amick) at Riverdale's homecoming dance.

Ringwald is kicking off a multi-episode arc on the April 13 episode of The CW series based on the iconic Archie Comics characters.

airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.