List of Riverdale episodes
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The series debuted on January 26, 2017.
The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie Andrews; Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series' narrator, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.
On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season. The fourth season is set to premiere on October 9, 2019. As of May 15, 2019,[update] 57 episodes of Riverdale have aired, concluding the third season.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Nielsen ratings|
|First aired||Last aired||Rank||Average viewers|
(in millions inc. DVR)
|1||13||January 26, 2017||May 11, 2017||154||1.69|
|2||22||October 11, 2017||May 16, 2018||173||2.11 |
|3||22||October 10, 2018||May 15, 2019||166||TBA|
|4||22||October 9, 2019||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Season 1 (2017)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Chapter One: The River's Edge"||Lee Toland Krieger||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||January 26, 2017||T15.10136||1.38|
|During an eventful summer, including the supposed drowning of quarterback Jason Blossom, Archie Andrews discovers his passion for music. He soon begins his sophomore year and expresses his love for music to Betty Cooper, the sweet girl-next-door who harbors her own secret—her feelings for Archie Andrews. We soon learn that on the Fourth of July, Archie shared a secret rendezvous with the music teacher of Riverdale High, Ms Grundy. Meanwhile, Veronica Lodge, the daughter of Hermione and Hiram, a millionaire facing embezzlement charges, arrives in town, instantly capturing Archie's attention. Despite the fact that a love triangle is developing, Betty and Veronica become fast friends, united when Veronica stands up against the condescending captain of the cheerleading squad, Cheryl Blossom, who may be hiding a secret concerning her brother's death. Archie's former best friend, Jughead Jones, begins to write a novel retelling the events of the summer, including what happened between him and Archie. Kevin Keller and Moose Mason stumble across Jason's body, which has a gunshot wound to the head, by the lake.|
|2||2||"Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil"||Lee Toland Krieger||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||February 2, 2017||T13.20302||1.15|
|Veronica's kiss with Archie strains his relationship with both girls, while Miss Grundy insists that he not reveal that the two of them heard the gunshot that may have killed Jason. Kevin, disturbed by the discovery of Jason's body, refuses to acknowledge Moose's affections for him. Jughead, after accidentally discovering Archie and Grundy holding hands, deduces their secret and confronts Archie for refusing to go to the sheriff, Kevin's father. Archie asks his father, Fred, for advice and decides to come clean. Cheryl strikes up a friendship with Betty, but it soon ends when it becomes clear that she blames Betty's sister, Polly, for Jason's death. At a pep rally in his honor, Cheryl runs away after hallucinating Jason on the field; in the locker room, where Veronica has followed to comfort her, Cheryl admits to her that Jason was supposed to "come back." Against the wishes of her mother, Alice, Betty renews her friendship with both Archie and Veronica, while Archie also reconciles with Jughead. The next day, during science class, Cheryl is arrested due to evidence from Jason's autopsy, which revealed that he was actually murdered a week after the Fourth of July.|
|3||3||"Chapter Three: Body Double"||Lee Toland Krieger||Yolonda E. Lawrence||February 9, 2017||T13.20303||1.20|
|Cheryl admits to Sheriff Keller and her parents, Clifford and Penelope, that Jason wanted to run away and she helped him fake his drowning. Betty, upset with how Alice is attacking the Blossom family in the press, restarts the school newspaper, The Blue and Gold, and sends Jughead to interview the Adventure Scouts who found Cheryl at Sweet Water River just after Jason died. Veronica is enraged to learn that Chuck Clayton, whom she had one date with, has been slut shaming her to the rest of the school and, when he refuses to stop, she, Betty, and Cheryl find evidence linking him and his friends, including Jason, to the shaming. Jughead learns from one of the Scouts that the shot heard on the Fourth of July was fired by the troop's Scoutmaster, Dilton Doiley, during a training exercise. Betty and Veronica drug and torture Chuck until he apologizes and Jughead pressures Dilton to come clean. Fred builds a grounded Archie a studio in which to practice, Chuck is kicked off the football team, and Betty and Cheryl burn the evidence together. Dilton reveals that he saw Miss Grundy's car by the river and Jughead realizes Archie's secret is at risk.|
|4||4||"Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show"||Mark Piznarski||Michael Grassi||February 16, 2017||T13.20304||1.14|
|Jughead despairs over the news that the local drive-in where he works is closing. At the diner, Betty spots Archie and Fred having dinner with Miss Grundy and she confronts him about their relationship. Under the guise of an interview, Betty questions Miss Grundy about her life, while Veronica demands answers from Hermione upon learning she was speaking to a gang leader; Hermione insists that nothing shady happened. Betty and Veronica meet with Archie and inform him that there is no trace of Geraldine Grundy ever existing aside from a woman who died seven years ago. They break into her car and find a gun and ID with the name "Jennifer Gibson." Grundy reveals that she only wanted to escape from an abusive relationship. At the drive-in's final night, Veronica spots Hermione meeting with the same man from before. Alice exposes Archie's affair and threatens to put Grundy on trial, but agrees to stand down as long as she leaves town. Sheriff Keller finds that all of his evidence pertaining to Jason's murder has been stolen. Jughead vandalizes the projectionist's booth before leaving his temporary home in full view of the gang leader, who turns out to be his father.|
|5||5||"Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness"||Jesse Warn||Ross Maxwell||February 23, 2017||T13.20305||0.98|
|Angry at Cheryl for helping Jason run away, Clifford and Penelope refuse to allow her to speak at Jason's memorial, but Cheryl does so anyway, ultimately breaking down during her speech while wearing the white dress she had on the day he left. Coach Clayton pits Archie and Reggie Mantle against each other for the coveted spot of team captain. Archie is introduced to a potential songwriting mentor, who ultimately decides not to teach him. Trev informs Betty that Jason had become much more secretive in the weeks before his death and was rumored to be selling drugs. Jughead suggests searching the Blossom family mansion for clues during the memorial dinner. He and Betty encounter Jason's grandmother, Rose, who mistakes Betty for Polly and reveals that she and Jason were engaged. While cleaning the diner, Hermione finds a box with a snake inside it, a warning from the Serpents. Betty learns that her family has hated the Blossoms ever since their ancestor killed great-grandfather Cooper decades before. Archie is named captain, but turns it down to focus on his music. Jughead and Betty deduce that her father, Hal, is responsible for stealing the sheriff's evidence.|
|6||6||"Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!"||Steven A. Adelson||Tessa Leigh Williams & Nicholas Zwart||March 2, 2017||T13.20306||1.09|
|With Riverdale High's annual variety show approaching, Valerie's efforts to help Archie prepare for his debut performance lead to a major fallout with Josie. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead's investigation into Jason's murder brings them face-to-face with Betty's sister Polly, who is revealed to be captive at a home for troubled youth, unaware of Jason's death and seven months pregnant. As Veronica decides to rebuild her relationship with her mother, she learns that Hermione is using her for her own purposes. At the same time, Hermione's first day of work at Andrews Construction brings her closer to Fred. Josie deals with her own family pressures after her father visits for her performance at the variety show. Betty confronts Hal and Alice about Jason's death to no avail, but grows closer to Jughead, eventually kissing him. After, they discover a car hidden in the woods containing drugs and Jason's belongings. However, an unknown perpetrator torches the car and destroys all the evidence before the police arrive, around the same time that Polly escapes from the home.|
|7||7||"Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place"||Allison Anders||Aaron Allen||March 9, 2017||T13.20307||1.03|
|Cheryl informs Sheriff Keller that Polly has escaped and the town organizes a search party to find her, which fails. As tensions continue to grow between the Blossoms and the Coopers, Betty finds her sister hiding in the attic of their house. Cheryl offers to help Betty take care of Polly. F.P., after being offered a job by Fred, reveals that he and Fred founded Andrews Construction together, but Fred kicked him out of the business after bailing him out of jail. Fred counters that F.P was stealing money from him while abusing drugs and alcohol and that he had no choice. Jughead is taken into custody as a suspect in Jason's murder, but Fred provides Keller with an alibi. Cheryl suspects that her parents have bad intentions with Polly, so Polly moves in with the Lodges instead. F.P is revealed to have Jason's jacket in his trailer.|
|8||8||"Chapter Eight: The Outsiders"||David Katzenberg||Julia Cohen||March 30, 2017||T13.20308||0.99|
|Polly reveals to Sheriff Keller that Jason was supposed to make a drug delivery for "some biker gang", implied to be the Southside Serpents, in exchange for money before both of them ran away. Veronica suggests hosting a baby shower for Polly. Fred's workers leave because of promised work from Clifford. Archie tries to help Fred by getting some friends to work on the construction project, but Moose is attacked after witnessing someone vandalize the machinery and warned they should stop. After a confrontation with F.P Jones in the Serpents' bar, Archie realizes Jughead's father is a Serpent. At the baby shower, Penelope and Alice argue over with whom Polly should live. Alice learns that Hal threatened Polly with an abortion, and when he refuses to let her come back, Alice kicks him out of the Cooper household. F. P. recruits some of his Serpents to replace Fred's crew and informs Hermione that Hiram was behind the attack on Fred's construction site. Polly chooses to live with the Blossoms.|
|9||9||"Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion"||Lee Rose||James DeWille||April 6, 2017||T13.20309||0.91|
|As the Blossom family's annual maple tree-tapping ceremony approaches, Cheryl asks Archie to be her escort. When he refuses, Penelope offers to get him into an exclusive music school as a favor. Veronica grows close to Ethel but, when Hermione reveals that her father was one of Hiram's investors, she becomes distraught upon learning that he attempted suicide due to his financial hardship. Alice prepares to publish a full-blown exposé on the Blossoms, but Hal fires her from the paper as retaliation for being kicked out of the house. Betty gets a call from Archie, learning that Polly moved in with the Blossoms to uncover the truth about Jason's death. She and Jughead decide to write the tell-all exposé in The Blue and Gold and ask Alice to join them. Finally realizing that the Blossoms are using him, Archie attempts to reconcile with Val, but she breaks up with him.|
|10||10||"Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend"||Dawn Wilkinson||Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson||April 13, 2017||T13.20310||0.87|
|Fred leaves for Chicago to finalize his divorce, leaving Archie alone. Betty learns that Jughead's birthday is coming up and that he has never had an actual party. She and Veronica persuade Archie to let them throw it at his house. Hiram threatens retaliation against Hermione if Veronica refuses to testify on his behalf. The Vixens elect Veronica as captain over Cheryl, who retaliates by crashing the party with Chuck and his friends. F. P. also shows up after Betty's insistence. Jughead argues with Betty and tries to leave, but Cheryl forces him to stay for a "game" in which participants are forced to reveal their secrets. Jughead and Chuck get into a fight and F. P. declares the party over. He urges his son to reconcile with Betty and confronts Alice, implying she was once a member of the Serpents. Archie and Veronica comfort each other and share a kiss. Veronica agrees to testify on Hiram's behalf. To Archie's surprise, his father returns home with his mother, Mary.|
|11||11||"Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again"||Kevin Sullivan||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||April 27, 2017||T13.20311||0.89|
|While Archie and his mother reconnect, Veronica learns that Hiram may soon be released from prison. F. P. questions the purpose of Jughead's novel, urging him to consider moving on. To learn the truth about Hiram, Veronica decides to investigate F. P. as a possible suspect in Jason's murder. The Blossoms, increasingly suspicious of Polly, forbid her from entering their master bedroom. Fred and Mary agree to attend homecoming together. Polly and Cheryl discover the former's engagement ring in Penelope's jewelry collection, which she claims is because Jason threw it away in disgust after arguing with Clifford. At a contentious dinner, Alice tries to question F. P., but he shuts her down. Afterwards, he informs Jughead that they will be moving to Toledo to reunite with the rest of the Jones family. While Archie and Veronica perform "Kids in America" at homecoming, the police execute a search warrant on F. P.'s trailer, find a gun, and arrest him for murder. Jughead disappears and Archie and Veronica deduce that someone is framing F. P. for Jason's death.|
|12||12||"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"||Rob Seidenglanz||Michael Grassi||May 4, 2017||T13.20312||0.98|
|Jughead calls his mother, but she refuses to let him move in with her. F. P. confesses to everything, including Jason's murder. Betty and Alice catch Hal trying to destroy evidence and learn the family secret: the Coopers are, in fact, Blossoms by blood, making Jason and Polly's relationship technically incest. The Coopers take Polly back to their home. Mary, posing as F. P.'s lawyer, advises Jughead to visit his father, who tells him never to come see him again. With Joaquin's help, the group tracks down one of F. P.'s associates, but finds him dead of an apparent overdose. The police are summoned and find a bag full of money with Hermione's initials on it. With both Hal and Hermione cleared as suspects, Jughead and Betty investigate a lead from Kevin and find Jason's varsity jacket. Inside one of the pockets, they find a thumb drive and discover Clifford murdered Jason, which they tell Cheryl. Nevertheless, Jughead learns that his father's other charges will not be dropped. Veronica learns that Hiram has been released and is coming to Riverdale and Mary returns to Chicago. When the police go to arrest Clifford, they discover he has hanged himself in the syrup distillery.|
|13||13||"Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter"||Lee Toland Krieger||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||May 11, 2017||T13.20313||0.96|
|It is revealed that Clifford was in the drug business and Jason found out. Clifford killed Jason to stop him from exposing the family business. F. P. is cleared of all charges relating to the murder, but remains in police custody. Alice reveals to Betty that, in high school, she found out she was pregnant, but Hal sent her to the Sisters of Silent Mercy and made her give up the child, a baby boy, for adoption. Jughead is placed in the care of a foster family and transfers to Southside High. Devastated by her father's secrets and suicide, Cheryl attempts to drown herself in Sweetwater River, but Archie, along with Veronica, Betty, and Jughead, saves her. Cheryl later burns down the Thornhill mansion, much to Penelope's dismay. Jughead Jones is invited to join the SouthSide Serpents. The next day, Archie meets Fred at Pop's, where a masked gunman arrives and demands Pop turn over his money. He then tells Fred to turn over his wallet at gunpoint. When Archie tries to intervene, the gunman shoots Fred.|
Season 2 (2017–18)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|14||1||"Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"||Rob Seidenglanz||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||October 11, 2017||T13.20801||2.34|
|After being shot, Fred is rushed to the hospital by Archie, who is soon joined by his friends. Sheriff Keller gains a description of the shooter from Archie and calls him in for a lineup, but none of the men in the lineup are the shooter. When Veronica searches Fred's belongings, Archie sees that his wallet is missing. Betty and Jughead visit Pop's to look for the wallet but find nothing; instead, they learn from Pop that the shooter did not take any money from the register, meaning that it was actually a hit against Fred. Jughead asks the Southside Serpents to investigate the shooting, but to no avail. Veronica accuses Hermione of hiring a hitman to kill Fred, but she vehemently denies this and tensions develop between them when Veronica is not sure her mother is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Cheryl intimidates Penelope—who suffered severe burns due to the fire at their mansion and is hospitalized—into lying that it was an accident. Fred survives his shooting. Hiram returns to Riverdale, further escalating the tensions in the Lodge family. In the nearby town of Greendale, Ms. Grundy is strangled to death by Fred's shooter.|
|15||2||"Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks"||Allison Anders||Michael Grassi||October 18, 2017||T13.20802||1.76|
|After learning of Ms. Grundy's murder, an increasingly anxious Archie suspects that her death is connected with Fred's shooting, which pushes him to get a gun from Dilton Doiley. Following the shooting, business at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe has declined, leading Pop to consider selling the diner, but Betty convinces Pop to let her throw a retro fun night to drum up business. Jughead learns that F. P. is facing 20 years in prison and seeks help from Penny Peabody, a Serpent lawyer, who advises Jughead to ask the Blossoms to testify on F. P.'s behalf. Cheryl initially refuses, but relents when Betty extorts her with the video of Jason's murder. With Cheryl's testimony, the judge decides to revisit F. P.'s sentence. Hiram quietly buys the diner from Pop, but tells Veronica he made a "charitable donation". In the woods, Moose Mason and Midge Klump take some jingle jangle (a new drug to Riverdale), and as they do so, they are shot by Fred's shooter.|
|16||3||"Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods"||Kevin Sullivan||Ross Maxwell||October 25, 2017||T13.20803||1.62|
|Kevin, who was in the forest, hears the gunshots and rushes to find Midge crying. Moose, who shielded Midge from the gunfire, is hospitalized and survives. Following the incident, Archie founds a vigilante group called the Red Circle, to protect Riverdale High students. The Coopers receive a letter from "the Black Hood", taking responsibility for the shootings and the murder of Ms. Grundy, and detailing his intentions to target sinners. Polly leaves town, fearing for her babies. Meanwhile, Jughead begins his tenure at Southside High, befriends Toni Topaz, a Serpent, and refounds the school newspaper, the Red and Black, under the advisory of English teacher Robert Philips. Kevin keeps going out late at night, which concerns Betty. Betty follows him on one of his runs, which leads to him lashing out at her. Hiram tells Archie that he should utilize the Black Hood's main weapons for the Red Circle. Inspired by this, the Red Circle makes a video calling out the Black Hood.|
|17||4||"Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown"||Jason Stone||Amanda Lasher||November 1, 2017||T13.20804||1.51|
|Archie's viral video results in negative repercussions, as Principal Waldo Weatherbee demands he disband the Red Circle. Though Archie refuses, the Red Circle disbands regardless due to the football team being suspended but later reassembles with Veronica's help. Archie runs into trouble when he vandalizes the Serpent's territory with Red Circle graffiti.Veronica finds out that Archie intends to murder the Black Hood and convinces him to discard his gun. Betty receives a letter from the Black Hood, revealing that her speech from the jubilee ball inspired his actions and gives her a cipher that only she could solve. Mayor Sierra McCoy (Josie's mother) hosts a town meeting to discuss action against the Black Hood, in which Alice blames the Serpents, but Fred argues against letting fear rule them. Betty and Jughead figure out that the Black Hood intends to attack town hall and have the meeting evacuated, before showing the letter to her parents, Sheriff Keller and Mayor McCoy. Later, Betty receives a call from the Black Hood.|
|18||5||"Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls"||Ellen Pressman||Aaron Allen||November 8, 2017||T13.20805||1.47|
|The Black Hood reveals to Betty that he knows where Polly is and threatens to kill her unless she publishes a mugshot of Alice, which she does. Hiram invites the St. Clair's, friends of the Lodges from New York. On the Southside, Jughead attempts to stop Sweet Pea and the Serpents from blowing up the Riverdale Register office and joins the gang to prevent this from happening. The Black Hood forces Betty to cut ties with Veronica and Jughead and later gives her a hood. At the Lodge's open house event, Nick St. Clair drugs Cheryl and takes her back to his hotel room to rape her, but is stopped and beaten by Veronica and the Pussycats. Jughead and Toni sit in his trailer, where he tells her his relationship with Betty is over; they kiss. Back at Betty's house, the Black Hood tells her she has broken the rules and he will now kill Polly unless she gives him the name of a "sinner" to kill, to which Betty names Nick St. Clair.|
|19||6||"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"||Maggie Kiley||Tessa Leigh Williams & Arabella Anderson||November 15, 2017||T13.20806||1.43|
|The Black Hood challenges Betty to find the identity of The Sugarman, who has been supplying the jingle jangle to Riverdale. Cheryl wants to press charges against Nick, whom the Black Hood did not attack, but Penelope agrees not to in exchange for money from the St. Clair's. Archie goes to Southside High, where he saves Jughead from a raid organized by McCoy and Sheriff Keller. Tall Boy, F. P.'s right hand man, reaches an agreement with the Ghoulies, the dealers of jingle jangle. Jughead and Archie visit F. P., who tells Jughead to challenge the Ghoulies to a race. During the race, Archie pulls the brake on Jughead's car, and reveals he called Sheriff Keller, who arrests the Ghoulies leader. Veronica convinces Hiram and Hermione to stop investing with the St. Clair's, while Cheryl does the same with Penelope. Later, the Lodges receive a call that the St. Clair's have been run off the road, but will recover in months. Penelope reveals to Cheryl that the Sugarman is Robert Philips; Cheryl later tells Betty, who exposes him in the Blue and Gold. Philips is subsequently arrested, and then was shot by the Black Hood while in jail.|
|20||7||"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"||Dawn Wilkinson||James DeWille||November 29, 2017||T13.20807||1.45|
|After killing Phillips, the Black Hood leaves a letter at Pop's challenging Riverdale to go 48 hours without sinning or he will kill again. Jughead is enlisted by Penny Peabody to deliver a crate of drugs to repay her for her earlier help, which he does with Archie. She says this is a one-time thing, but Jughead later finds she was lying. Josie begins to receive weird messages from a secret admirer, implied to be Cheryl, including a box with a pig's heart. Mayor McCoy reprimands her for coming home late, revealing she has received death threats. Betty, realizing that Phillips was killed in the sheriff's office, believes Sheriff Keller might be the Black Hood. She investigates, but Keller is able to provide proof that he is not the Black Hood. However, Betty and Veronica discover that he is having an affair with Mayor McCoy. Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Josie, and Cheryl all gather at Pop's. After Jughead leaves to visit F. P., the Black Hood calls Pop to inform him Riverdale failed his challenge and Pop grimly announces that "The reckoning is upon us."|
|21||8||"Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil"||Kevin Sullivan||Yolonda Lawrence||December 6, 2017||T13.20808||1.48|
|F. P. is released from jail and begins working at Pop's, intending to quit the Serpents. Jughead and Betty decide to throw F. P. a "retirement" party at the Whyte Worm, so they enlist Archie and Veronica to do the detective work. While Jughead reconnects with his dad, Betty goes to the Whyte Worm to organize the party. There, she meets Toni and tells her she wants to keep watch over Jughead. Archie and Veronica follow a lead on a past serial killer called the Riverdale Reaper, who murdered a family of four before being killed himself by a lynch mob. Their investigation leads them to discover there was a fifth member of the family, the school's janitor Joseph Svenson. Archie and Veronica confront Svenson, but decide he is not the Black Hood. At the party, F. P., who is upset that Jughead helped Peabody, decides to stay with the Serpents. Outside, Veronica breaks up with Archie following a discussion about love. Jughead, not wanting to bring Betty into the Serpents' business, also ends their relationship.|
|22||9||"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"||Rob Seidenglanz||Shepard Boucher||December 13, 2017||T13.20809||1.43|
|Fred receives a hospital bill of $86,000. Failing to convince her parents to help Fred, Veronica sneaks into Hiram's study and finds out that he bought Pop's. She later convinces him and Hermione to stop keeping secrets from her and help Fred. Jughead rallies the younger Serpents, who kidnap Peabody and cut out her Serpent tattoo. Betty and Archie receive a box from the Black Hood, containing Svenson's severed finger. They then receive a call from the Black Hood, who challenges them to find Svenson. They are able to find Svenson's location, but instead find an empty coffin. The Black Hood then appears and tries to force Betty into burying Archie alive, but flees when the police arrive. After a chase, Keller shoots and kills the Black Hood before he can escape. The Black Hood is then revealed to be Svenson himself. Later, with the Black Hood dead, Veronica and Archie get back together, while Betty throws away all of her findings surrounding Svenson, but keeps the hood he gave her earlier.|
|23||10||"Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"||Tim Hunter||Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson||January 17, 2018||T13.20810||1.44|
|The Lodges strike a land deal with Mayor McCoy which involves shutting down Southside High, causing Jughead, Toni, Sweet Pea, and the other Serpents to transfer to Riverdale High, putting them at odds with the other students. Archie is approached by FBI Agent Adams, who wants his help finding proof of Hiram's criminal dealings. Archie agrees to help in exchange for immunity for Veronica and Fred. Archie investigates Nick, who implies that Hiram was behind his car crash, which broke both of his legs. Despite Hal's objections, Betty and Alice track down Alice's son Chic whom she gave up for adoption. Chic initially refuses to come with them, but Betty returns to his residence and saves him from an assault, bringing him to the Cooper household. Jughead, following advice from F.P., gets his fellow Serpents to lay low. Archie reveals to Adams that he secretly doubts Svenson was really the Black Hood. That night, Chic lurks in Betty's room while she sleeps.|
|24||11||"Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler"||Gregg Araki||Greg Murray & Devon Turner||January 24, 2018||T13.20811||1.39|
|Pickens' Day, a day in remembrance of Riverdale's founder, nears. Archie tries out for the wrestling team in order to impress Hiram, a former wrestler. Betty learns that Chic is a webcam model and attempts to reach out to him. Jughead interviews Toni's grandfather for a school project, learning that he is a member of a Native American tribe that was slaughtered by Pickens. Jughead publishes the story, escalating tensions between the two sides. At the Pickens' Day fest, the Serpents protest the event, but Hiram spins their words positively. That night, Archie meets with Hiram, who offers him his business tutelage, which Archie accepts. The next morning, Mayor McCoy, Sheriff Keller, and the Lodges meet at the statue of Pickens, which has been decapitated.|
|25||12||"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine"||Rachel Talalay||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||January 31, 2018||T13.20812||1.34|
|Veronica's confirmation nears, bringing many Lodge family members and business associates to Riverdale. While serving at a poker game with Hiram and his associates, Archie learns that Hiram is a mobster and his associates are planning his 'removal' after Veronica's confirmation. Archie alerts Hiram to this and Hiram later arranges that mobster's death. Meanwhile, Mayor McCoy orchestrates the eviction of all the Serpents from their trailer park. Jughead and Betty are alerted to the location of the Pickens head by a scrapyard owner who gives them evidence that Tall Boy decapitated the statue. Jughead and F. P. put Tall Boy on trial, where he reveals that Hiram assisted him in launching a mutiny so that Tall Boy could remove F. P. and Jughead from the Serpents. Betty and Jughead get back together. A strange man comes to the Cooper house asking for Chic. Later, Betty returns home to find Alice cleaning up the man's blood.|
|26||13||"Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart"||Julie Plec||Michael Grassi||February 7, 2018||T13.20813||1.28|
|Betty and Alice clean up the man's body and dispose of it with help from F.P. and Jughead. Jughead sends the Pickens statue's head to the Lodges, which Hiram believes may be a declaration of war. Mayor McCoy attempts to take control of her deal with the Lodges and the Lodges prepare to expose her affair with Sheriff Keller. Veronica, however, warns her of this and McCoy resigns from office. Agent Adams tries to strong-arm Archie into giving him information, including blackmailing Archie to plant a bug in Hiram's office. Archie instead reveals this to Hiram. Hiram's driver takes Archie to a private location to meet with "the boss," revealed to be Hermione. Hermione tells Archie that Adams is actually one of the Lodges' capos and it was a test, which Archie has passed. Hermione welcomes him to the family.|
|27||14||"Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes"||David Katzenberg||Ross Maxwell||March 7, 2018||T13.20814||1.26|
|Hiram suggests Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead go to the Lodges' lake house for a romantic getaway. Cheryl, upset over not being invited, calls Jughead and informs him of Betty's kiss with Archie, causing tension within the group. Veronica and Jughead kiss to "level the playing field." Later, the girls go into town while the guys have a discussion over the close mutual bonds between the four. Back in Riverdale, Josie informs Kevin of their parents' affair. Cheryl reveals to Toni that she had a friendship-turned-lesbian-relationship broken up by Penelope. At the lake house, tensions return when Jughead and Betty learn that Hiram bought the trailer park and the Riverdale Register. A group of men with whom Veronica interacted in town break into the house, but Veronica activates a silent alarm. One of Hiram's men arrives and kills one of the intruders before the four return to Riverdale.|
|28||15||"Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood"||Mark Piznarski||Aaron Allen||March 14, 2018||T13.20815||1.19|
|Jughead keeps investigating the Lodges' plans, but he cannot use what he finds. Hiram and Hermione want Fred to run for mayor and offer to finance his run. Hal asks Alice for a divorce and Polly comes back to Riverdale. Clifford's secret will is read, which entitles money to anyone of Blossom blood. Clifford's twin brother Claudius returns. When Chic refuses the DNA test, Betty steals his dental floss to do her own test and discovers that Chic is not who he says he is. After Smithers points Jughead to Shankshaw Prison, F. P.'s inside contact allows them to learn the truth about the Lodges' plans: they want to turn Southside High into a private prison and the housing Fred is building will be for the employees of the prison. After the Lodges are forced to tell Fred, he refuses to run for Mayor, so Hermione announces her run instead. Archie undergoes a blood ritual with Hiram, pledging loyalty. Meanwhile, Claudius and Penelope plot to get their house "in order," including Nana and Cheryl, who overhears the plan.|
|29||16||"Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors"||Sherwin Shilati||James DeWille||March 21, 2018||T13.20816||1.16|
|Jughead learns Southside High will be turned into a prison and goes on a hunger strike to protest. Hiram accelerates the timeline for demolition, but the high school Serpents chain themselves to the school. Fred attempts to end his contract with the Lodges, leading to a legal dispute. Hiram asks Archie to cut the Serpents' chains, which Archie does in exchange for Fred being released from his contract. Betty learns Hal is not Chic's father. Penelope and Claudius attempt to kill Nana Rose, but she survives. Veronica runs for student president, but everyone seems to be against her. Jughead also considers running with Betty. Betty moves in with Jughead to avoid Chic. Cheryl tells Penelope she knows what she did, leading Penelope to get Cheryl committed. Free of his contract with the Lodges, Fred announces he is running for mayor against Hermione.|
|30||17||"Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens"||Alexis Ostrander||Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson||March 28, 2018||T13.20817||0.96|
|Hermione's run for mayor is considered risky by fellow mobsters Kowalski and Martin, who believe it may lead to unwanted investigation. They demand a 25% cut of the prison's profits, which Hiram refuses. Kowalski and Martin, however, convince Hiram's capo Adams to hospitalize Andre, leaving the Lodges shorthanded on security. Archie scares the two into abandoning the deal with the help of Reggie and other Riverdale athletes. Meanwhile, the car belonging to the man Chic killed is found. The owner of the car demands $10,000 from the Coopers to prevent her from going to the police, but Jughead and the Serpents scare her away. Alice sends Chic away and apologizes to the Serpents for her years of badmouthing them. Toni and Veronica discover that Cheryl has been admitted into conversion therapy and, with help from Nana Rose, they find out that she is at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Toni, Veronica, and Kevin rescue Cheryl and Toni and Cheryl kiss. Cheryl soon returns to Riverdale High, which she declares 'will burn.'|
|31||18||"Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember"||Jason Stone||Arabella Anderson & Tessa Leigh Williams||April 18, 2018||T13.20818||1.10|
|During a rehearsal of Riverdale High's musical production of Carrie, Cheryl calls out those who question her ability to play the lead role of Carrie White by demonstrating her singing ability. After rehearsal, Kevin confides in Jughead that he received several threats demanding that the role of Carrie be recast, supposedly from the Black Hood. Kevin gives in, and Midge replaces Cheryl as Carrie. Tensions arise between Archie and Fred after he finds out that Hiram bought Archie his first car, to which Archie warns Hiram not to get between him and his father. Cheryl, doused in blood, confronts her mother for her actions against the family and demands that she be emancipated. During the performance, a set wall is moved up to reveal Midge hung up to the wall with knives, murdered by the Black Hood who leaves a warning of his return.|
|32||19||"Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners"||Jennifer Phang||Cristine Chambers||April 25, 2018||T13.20819||1.17|
|Following Midge's funeral, her mother, Cheryl and the River Vixens blame Sheriff Keller for her death, causing him to consider resigning. Archie is abducted by Nick St. Clair, who demands a ransom from the Lodges. With her parents unwilling to pay and lacking the money herself, Veronica pretends to surrender herself to Nick but drugs him. Archie manages to escape and they hold Nick for ransom instead. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead investigate Chic and learn from the Sisters of the Quiet Mercy that he is an impostor, resulting in his imprisonment. Betty is secretly contacted by the Black Hood, who offers to get rid of Chic. Betty gets Chic to confess that he murdered her real brother, Charles, by accident and then hands him over to the Black Hood, leaving him to die. Betty lies to Alice that Chic left town before learning that Hal was absent at the time of the exchange, leading her to suspect him as the Black Hood.|
|33||20||"Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"||Gregory Smith||Yolanda E. Lawrence||May 2, 2018||T13.20820||1.11|
|Betty tells Cheryl that she believes Hal is the Black Hood. Hiram restarts The Red Circle in hopes of causing unrest, and help Hermione's campaign. Moose reveals that Midge was having an affair with Fangs. A body, first thought to be Chic's, is found and Betty reveals she feels guilty for his presumed death. Fangs is arrested at school. Members of The Red Circle damage The Whyte Worm, and Reggie later reveals that Hiram is playing them against each other. Betty and Cheryl visit a room being paid for by Hal and find the same book used as a cipher previously. After the Black Hood attacks the Mayoral debate, Veronica wants her mother to stop running but she insists on continuing. Betty confronts her father, and arranges a meeting with him later. The Black Hood then appears at Cheryl's door. Fangs is released from prison, but is accidentally shot amidst the protesters outside.|
|34||21||"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"||Cherie Nowlan||Shepard Boucher||May 9, 2018||T13.20821||1.00|
|The Black Hood attacks Cheryl, but she wounds him with a bow-and-arrow. Reggie is accused of being Fangs' shooter, but it is later revealed to be Midge's mother. Veronica finds out that Hiram planned to reveal Hermione's affair with Fred, but Hermione reveals her involvement, as it would destroy Fred's campaign. The son of the mobster whose death Hiram arranged attacks the Lodges, killing Andre, but Hermione shoots him dead. The Ghoulies are released from prison and attack Pop's. Meanwhile, Hal reveals himself as the Black Hood to Betty and Alice. After admitting he did not attack the debate, he is subdued by Betty and arrested. Fred, who is wearing a bullet proof vest, is shot by a man in a black hood, and Betty and Archie realize the man was not Hal. Penny Peabody resurfaces and holds Toni captive but Jughead and Cheryl help her escape. F. P. alerts the Serpents of Fangs' death, and the Serpents decide to fight the Ghoulies. Jughead turns himself over to avoid bloodshed, but Penny breaks her promise, and the Ghoulies attack Jughead. Learning of this, F. P. goes to save him. Later, Archie, Cheryl, Betty, and the Serpents find F. P. carrying Jughead's bloodied, unconscious body.|
|35||22||"Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World"||Steven A. Adelson||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||May 16, 2018||T13.20822||1.28|
|Jughead survives his assault and F. P. reveals Fangs is alive. Sheriff Minetta reveals the second Black Hood to be Tall Boy, who was killed by an officer. Cheryl discovers Penelope and Claudius meeting with Hiram and informs Veronica, who reveals this to Hermione. Hermione, believing it to be conceivable that Hiram planned the attack at the debate, reveals to Veronica that Hiram plans to consolidate the entire Southside, and needs the Whyte Worm to set his plan fully into motion. Jughead, Archie, and Cheryl lead the Serpents to the Northside, where they are offered asylum. Veronica buys the Worm, and trades it with Hiram for Pop's. F. P. retires from the Serpents, naming Jughead the new King, with Cheryl joining the Serpents. Hermione wins the mayoral election. Later, Hiram meets with Penny, Penelope, Claudius, Sheriff Minetta, and Malachi, to discuss joining forces. Archie is elected student body president, but is wrongfully arrested by Sheriff Minetta during his inauguration for the murder of one of the intruders from the lake house that one of Hiram's thugs killed.|
Season 3 (2018–19)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|36||1||"Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day"||Kevin Sullivan||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||October 10, 2018||T13.21251||1.50|
|Archie's friends and family spend the summer at his trial. The judge orders the jury to deliberate over Labor Day weekend. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead decide to spend the weekend together. A furious Veronica confronts Hiram, while Hiram explains that he did this because of her betrayal. Meanwhile, Betty has trouble with Alice and Polly as the two of them try to persuade her to join their cult, the Farm. Jughead faces off with Penny Peabody and the Ghoulies over Hot Dog and after taking over the Southside, the Ghoulies declare the Northside fair game. Later, Archie accepts a plea deal to serve two years in juvenile detention after a hung jury causes a mistrial. Betty arrives home and sees Alice and Polly carrying out a strange ceremony involving the twins and fire, triggering Betty to faint and convulse. Meanwhile, Dilton's strange actions lead Jughead to discover him and Ben in Fox Forest, unconscious in front of a dark skeletal totem Dilton had referred to as the Gargoyle King.|
|37||2||"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"||Jeff Woolnough||Michael Grassi||October 17, 2018||T13.21252||1.28|
|Archie is processed in jail, but without protection due to his refusal to stab a Ghoulie, he faces abuse from Ghoulies he previously helped lock up. Archie then tries to bring the prisoners together but his attempt is ambushed by Hiram, who orders the guards to beat the prisoners and start a riot. Dilton dies, and Betty and Jughead investigate what happened to him and Ben and discover three symbols etched into Dilton's back. They later search for Dilton's bunker where they find Ben and Dilton were participating in a board game turned lethal. They then question Ethel about the game, who after refusing to talk about it, begins to have a seizure. Later, at the hospital, Betty and Jughead witness Ben commit suicide, after claiming he will ascend to the Kingdom and be reunited with Dilton. Elsewhere, Fred, Hermione, Alice, F. P., Hiram, Sierra McCoy, Tom Keller, and Penelope Blossom gather to discuss an incident that occurred in their youth, one they swore not to speak of ever again. Hermione claims it is happening again with their children.|
|38||3||"Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below"||Jeff Hunt||Aaron Allen||October 24, 2018||T13.21253||1.40|
|After spending time in solitary confinement, Archie accepts the Warden's offer to participate in a trial by combat beneath the prison. Veronica opens a speakeasy under Pop's but is shaken down by Sherriff Mineta and Penny. With Cheryl and Toni's help she gets evidence of the Whyte Worm being used to make jingle jangle, and blackmails Hiram. Betty befriends Evelyn to try learn more about the Farm and is taken aback when she learns Alice has told them all their family secrets. Meanwhile, Ethel plays Griffins and Gargolyes with Jughead, and after giving Jughead the scripture, Ethel drinks from a poisoned chalice and is placed on suicide watch. Later, F. P. burns the scripture; however, a copy is placed in each student's locker at Riverdale High, with Ethel proclaiming to the Gargoyle King that everyone will soon join them.|
|39||4||"Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club"||Dawn Wilkinson||Tessa Leigh Williams||November 7, 2018||T13.21254||1.37|
|With the Riverdale kids playing Griffons and Gargoyles, Alice opens up to Betty about her past and her involvement with the game. In 1992, Alice, a rebellious teenager pregnant with F. P.'s child, is forced to spend detention along with Penelope, Sierra, Hermione, Fred, and F. P. Initially strangers, they soon find the Griffins & Gargoyles game and play it as a group, gradually becoming addicted to it. However, after receiving strange invitations from the Gargoyle King, Alice soon finds the bathroom graffitied with messages and so finds chalices, she encounters the creature. Principal Featherhead encounters the Gargoyle King and is found dead with the same symbols from Dilton's back etched into the door. The group vow to never talk about the incident. After explaining, Alice tells Betty that they do not know who was trying to kill one of them, but it was a member of their group. Later on, Betty finds Jughead in the cellar playing the game as he reveals he is about to ascend to the third level.|
|40||5||"Chapter Forty: The Great Escape"||Pam Romanowsky||Greg Murray & Ace Hasan||November 14, 2018||T13.21255||1.25|
|Betty asks Jughead to investigate their parents as she believes one of them is a murderer. Jughead finds out the game is a metaphor for Riverdale itself, and claims he will eventually be able to confront the Gargoyle King. After a failed prison escape, Archie is branded by the Warden and finds out Hiram paid the witnesses to lie and frame him. Jughead tells F. P. whomever killed the principal when their parents were at school was the game master. Before the fight club, Joaquin stabs Archie, claiming the Warden told him if he did he would ascend. Joaquin is later seen by Kevin escaping to a "new gang". Veronica, Betty, Josie, Reggie, and Kevin hatch a plan and manage to help Archie escape and they hide him in Dilton's bunker. Jughead realizes Archie's brand is the same symbol that was on Dilton's back. Kevin, Josie, and Reggie begin to play the game. The Warden, set to meet with Hermione, commits suicide by cyanide poisoning after failing to ascend in the game by killing Archie. Jughead comes face to face with the Gargoyle King.|
|41||6||"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"||Rachel Talalay||Cristine Chambers||November 28, 2018||T13.21256||1.27|
|The students are questioned about their whereabouts during Archie's escape when Josie has a seizure. Betty gathers the Midnight Club at Veronica's speakeasy and questions them about the murder of Principal Featherhead, where Penelope confesses Dilton's father, Darryl, poisoned the chalices so they could all ascend together, and later killed himself out of guilt, but Betty is not convinced. Veronica, determined to clear Archie's name finds the full interview footage on Hermione's computer proving Archie's innocence and emails it to the prosecution. Archie is cleared of all charges, but he refuses to return to Riverdale and breaks up with Veronica before leaving town with Jughead. Joaquin proclaims the symbol branded on Archie means sacrifices, and he is later found dead with the same symbol carved into his forehead. Meanwhile, Betty and Alice are horrified to find the Gargoyle King in their house. They retreat to Betty's room but find a gravestone on Betty's bed before F. P. arrives and comforts them. Later, Alice has Betty forcibly taken to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy where she discovers all the patients are painting pictures of The Gargoyle King.|
|42||7||"Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black"||Alex Pillai||Janine Salinas Schoenberg||December 5, 2018||T13.21257||1.09|
|Archie and Jughead plan to take a break at a farm, where they meet Laurie and Gracie. Laurie, during a meeting with Archie, kisses him and he reciprocates, but later thinks of Veronica and stops. Jughead finds children taking Fizzle Rocks and playing Griffins & Gargoyles and the common symbols regarding the Gargoyle King appear. When Jughead finds that the entire town is owned by Hiram and Laurie is helping him trace Archie, he and Archie flee. Veronica moves out, and opens a Casino in her speakeasy, later learning about Minneta's brutal killing. Betty finds Ethel at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, where she tries to make her life seem insignificant. She finds the Sisters feeding the patients with Fizzle Rocks and finds Hiram helping them to do so. Now with solid evidence of who the Sisters really are, she tries to flee, but the Sisters and Ethel catch her. They then make her meet the Gargoyle King and then forcefully feed her Fizzle Rocks. Later while being interrogated, Betty hallucinates and finds the Gargoyle King approaching her.|
|43||8||"Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak"||John Kretchmer||James DeWille||December 12, 2018||T13.21258||1.20|
|The Riverdale Vixens squad suffer from a mass seizure with the exception of Cheryl who soon asks for Toni to move in. Veronica learns that Hiram intends to shut down Riverdale High. Reggie informs Veronica that the drugs are coming from the prison Hiram is constructing. Elsewhere, Jughead and Archie meet his mother Gladys and sister Jellybean, and learn that Hiram intends to take over the town. Archie leaves to prevent danger. Betty learns that the Gargoyle King is a hallucination from the drugs and along with Ethel, tie up Sister Woodhouse. They set free the patients afterwards. Cheryl and Veronica interrogate Penelope and learn that she was helping Hiram. However, as they both, along with Kevin and the RROTC decide to stop Riverdale from closing down, they are too late as the town is shut down, quarantined and blocked off. Alice takes Betty and the patients home. Hiram calls the Governor and thanks him for sealing the town off. They hang up and Hiram is raises his drink to the Gargoyle King, who stands in front of him.|
|44||9||"Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit"||Jeff Hunt||Arabella Anderson||January 16, 2019||T13.21259||1.32|
|A month after Riverdale's shutdown, Archie has now fled town and staying in a cabin with Vegas. Betty has taken in the freed patients from the SOQM while Veronica is being forced by Hiram to pay for protection for the speakeasy. However, Reggie is beaten up by Gargoyle-dressed men sent by Hiram while on a run for supplies and eventually she hires the Serpents to protect her club. Cheryl and Toni are both kicked out of the Serpents after stealing from Hiram and Reggie and Veronica kiss. Meanwhile, Archie is attacked and mauled by a bear and experiences strange hallucinations before being found bloodied and unresponsive by park rangers while Betty tries to convince the nuns to testify against Hiram. After a meeting with Attorney McCoy, Betty realises that the nun's argument may be useless but soon discovers that the Sisters have all committed suicide to avoid testifying against Hiram. Betty is shocked when she learns that Alice kicked out the patients from their house and shipped them off to the Farm.|
|45||10||"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"||Maggie Kiley||Brian E. Paterson||January 23, 2019||T13.21260||1.12|
|Archie, having survived his attack, returns to Riverdale to face his demons and to overcome his problems. Alice liquidates Betty's college funds to provide for the escaped SOQM patients who have been living at the Farm. A furious Betty then seeks help from attorney McCoy, who informs Betty that she must go visit Hal, as Alice forged his signature. Betty does so and finds Hal is impressed with the Gargoyle King's kill count and wants to see one of the game's manuals in return for him signing an affidavit for Betty so she can pursue legal action. Betty learns Penelope visits him and Hal wants Betty to return for visits. The Serpents find Fangs and the Gargoyle Gang in a clearing in Fox Forest having a ceremony. They crash the ceremony and Jughead and F.P. unmask the Gargoyle King, revealing Tall Boy, who faked his death and has been working for Hiram. However, he is killed during an escape attempt. Hiram is shot and critically injured in the Pembrooke. Believing Archie may have been responsible, Veronica breaks up with Archie and reconciles with Reggie. Hermione appoints F.P. as the new sheriff of Riverdale after Claudius is found dead.|
|46||11||"Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"||Greg Smith||Devon Turner & Will Ewing||January 30, 2019||T13.21261||1.26|
|Veronica sets Jughead out on a mission to find who shot her father. Betty investigates Penelope, learning that she killed Claudius and Clifford, and stumbles upon her brothel "The Maple Club". Meanwhile, Archie is still spiraling, and Josie tries to help him face his demons. Veronica and Reggie set out to find the truth about the quarantine and the series of seizures that occurred in the town. Jughead comes face-to-face with Mrs. Mulwray, and later finds that Sweet Pea, who had been tracking Hermione for him, spots her and the believed-to-be dead Sheriff Minetta conspiring against F.P. in a secluded cabin. Jughead goes and warns F.P., whos that Hermione put him up to shooting Hiram in the first place. Archie considers murdering Hiram, but ends up saving his life instead. After this, Veronica and Archie share their apologies and Hiram, now awake, calls a truce with Archie. Hermione, after meeting with Jughead, is called out on her mission to kill Hiram, and kills Minetta to tie up loose ends.|
|47||12||"Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale"||Harry Jierjian||Britta Lundin||February 6, 2019||T13.21262||0.96|
|Sierra McCoy and Tom Keller are preparing to get married where Kevin invites Moose to be his date and Moose decides to come out to his strict father Marcus. However, Moose is not ready yet and is almost outed by Cheryl during a school morning announcement but Moose decides to come out anyway after Kevin gives him an ultimatum and they consummate their love in Dilton's bunker. However, Sierra and Tom both receive a message from the "Gargoyle King" calling the Midnight Club to reassemble and complete their ascension that failed when they were teenagers. The parents assemble at the school to sip from the chalices; however, it is revealed to be a hoax. Marcus dresses up as the Gargoyle King and captures Kevin and Moose, hoping to scare his son straight. Moose leaves Riverdale afterwards. Archie and Josie get close to one another and kiss, starting a relationship while Veronica and Reggie discover that Jughead's mother Gladys is Hermione's buyer of the Fizzle Rocks lab which was burned. Gladys and Jellybean return to Riverdale, intending to stay for good with a plan.|
|48||13||"Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight"||Tawnia McKiernan||Michael Grassi||February 27, 2019||T13.21263||0.86|
|The Serpents’ numbers have decreased due to the Pretty Poisons, leading Jughead to go after the Ghoulies. Archie has been getting into boxing and must throw his first fight. Hiram wants Veronica to take control of his drugs, but she starts working for Gladys. Alice is preparing to be rebaptized by the Farm, and only Betty realizes that she is doing something dangerous. The Ghoulies (now the Gargoyles) are led by Kurtz, who has been keeping G&G going. Kurtz tells Jughead that only the worthy will ascend, while promising the Gargoyle King is alive. Hiram and Gladys meet and when Gladys threatens Hermione, Veronica is forced to join Hiram. Betty meets with an ex-Farm member, who left the farm after her sister’s death. Betty learns they believe in reaching near-death to reach ascension. Archie fights in the match but loses. Alice takes place in the rebirth. Almost dying, Polly and the Farm refuse to help her until Betty intervenes. Veronica covers for Hermione and now owes debt to Hiram. Gladys takes control of the Gargoyles. Alice claims she is reborn and sees her purpose. She says she will sell the house and she, Betty, and the Farm will be one forever.|
|49||14||"Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk with Me"||Marisol Adler||Aaron Allen||March 6, 2019||T13.21264||0.92|
|Alice attempts to sell the house, only to be sabatoged by Betty. Archie finds a boy named Ricky branded with the Sacrifice Symbol in the boxing gym. He starts taking care of him, until Ricky runs away to hide from the Gargoyles. The Serpents, Gargoyles, and Pretty Poisons begin clashing at school, and chemistry equipment is stolen to make drugs. Betty finds Kevin going deep into the Farm, and stumbles across a ceremony where he walks across fire. She threatens to expose the Farm, but Evelyn and Kevin respond by threatening to expose all of Alice's secrets. Veronica opens a casino and uses it to lower her debt, leading to Hiram's associates clashing at a showcase. Veronica recruits the Pretty Poisons to work at the speakeasy, who ban Hiram and Gladys from entering. The Gargoyles and the Serpents begin working with the police, causing Kurtz to walk out. Archie finds out Ricky is Joaquain's little brother. Ricky reveals he is working with the Gargoyles and faked everything and tries to kill Archie to complete the Red Paladin quest. Jughead tells Archie that it is time for them to end it (along with Betty). Alice sells the house and comes home to find it in flames.|
|50||15||"Chapter Fifty: American Dreams"||Gabriel Correa||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||March 13, 2019||T13.21265||0.95|
|Archie, Betty, and Jughead set out on a journey to eliminate the "Red Paladin" quest from the realm of Gryphons and Gargoyles that was initially spread about by Hiram. Meanwhile, Betty finds out about Gladys' criminal intentions from Veronica after she learns that the Jones family has bought her house. After Betty informs Jughead of his mother’s business in town, he becomes angered and plans to drive his mom out of town after giving a speech at F.P.'s 50th birthday party. Archie defeats all players that set out to kill him, lifting his brand for sacrifice. Cheryl and Toni continue to experience tension in their relationship, up to the point that Cheryl asks Toni to move out. Consequently, she summons Kevin to inform him that she must channel her anger into the school musical, which she demands to be Heathers.|
|51||16||"Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun"||Maggie Kiley||Tessa Leigh Williams||March 20, 2019||T13.21266||0.81|
|While preparing the Riverdale High production of Heathers, Cheryl discovers that Toni has been assigned as choreographer while Kevin makes Evelyn co-director due to the Farm financially backing the musical. Veronica learns that her parents are breaking up and turns to Reggie for comfort. Jughead learns that the old trailer is being used as a Fizzle Rock lab by Gladys and with the help of Betty, sets fire to it. Betty becomes angered at Evelyn's involvement and attempts to involve Principal Weatherby who turns out to be a follower of the Farm. Evelyn throws a pre-show party where Kevin has a frightening drug induced hallucination driving him closer to Evelyn and the Farm. Toni and Cheryl soon decide to repair their relationship after a fight. Veronica divulges the state of her parents marriage and Reggie realizing this is why she slept with him decides to end their relationship. On the night of the show, the cast performs and is followed by the appearance of Edgar Evernever, Evelyn's father who starts clapping while those audience members dressed in white follow suit giving a standing ovation to the musical.|
|52||17||"Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid"||Pamela Romanowsky||Greg Murray & Ace Hasan||March 27, 2019||T13.21267||0.81|
|While on a tour of the Farm, Betty enlists Cheryl to help her infiltrate the farm. Archie is given word by his old cell mate, Mad Dog, that Leopold and Loeb is being closed, and that all juvenile prisoners are to be transferred to Hiram's prison. They persuade the governor to pardon Archie's prison friends. When they get out, they jump right into action helping Jughead take down the Gargoyles after Mad Dog learns his family is in danger. Veronica tries to get her parents together, but her plans do not work, when their marriage is annulled. While Cheryl is at the Farm, she gets in with Edgar, and they discuss Jason's death and the location of the testimonies that Betty wants Cheryl to get her hands on. Cheryl decides to join the cult, after she tells Betty that the Farm has allowed her to see Jason. Betty goes asks Alice if the reason she has joined the Farm is that she can see Charles, and Alice says yes. Jughead and Archie, receive a single baby tooth as a message. They learn that Archie's prison mate, Baby Teeth, has fallen victim to the Gargoyle King, after F.P. finds him dead in a clearing in the forest.|
|53||18||"Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker"||Gabriel Correa||Brian E. Paterson & Arabella Anderson||April 17, 2019||T13.21268||0.80|
|F.P. and Jughead investigate Baby Teeth's death; the coroner tells them that a matchbook from the Maple Club had been lodged in his throat at the time of his death. At Penelope's brothel, they find a client foaming at the mouth and gripping a knife after consuming a bad batch of Fizzle Rocks, known as "G". Kurtz is the one dealing “G”. Betty sends Toni the video of Clifford murdering Jason, but it does not convince Cheryl that Jason is dead. Betty tries the same tactic, as she takes Alice to a fake grave of Charles, she is not convinced. Betty chloroforms her and holds her in Dilton's bunker to force her to remember her past. She threatens both Edgar and Evelyn—but decides that she must let her mother heal. She hires Toni to join the Farm to try and free Cheryl and Alice. Archie, while participating in a boxing tournament, must rematch Randy Ronson, who has just taken "G" and collapses after the fight. F.P. and Jughead capture Kurtz making a drug deal at Archie's gym, he informs them that Jellybean has been "summoned". She is led into the woods with Ricky, who reveals the Gargoyle King standing behind her.|
|54||19||"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper"||Alexandra La Roche||Janine Salinas Schoenberg & Will Ewing||April 24, 2019||T13.21269||0.71|
|After the death of Randy Ronson, Elio tries to frame Archie for dealing him drugs to use for the fight. Veronica reveals that Archie and Mad Dog passed a drug test and helps Archie raise money for the Ronson family. The Jones family and Kurtz play a game of Gryphons and Gargoyles to bring Jellybean home. F.P. is shot while they rob Pop's, Gladys is severely stabbed while in a fight with an undead Penny Peabody; Jughead is nearly killed after Kurtz locks him in a freezer—emerging to find Kurtz has been killed by the Gargoyle King. Jughead returns home to Jellybean and Gladys makes the decision to leave town. Betty learns of Edgar's plans to adopt Polly's babies as his own after his marriage to Alice. Betty continues an investigation on the Farm, discovering that Evelyn is 26 years old, recruits, and is Edgar's wife. Josie leaves town. After this, she enters the Farm to save the babies, but is led into a room of several cult members by Toni, who is now in the cult. They try to capture her. Later, Veronica tells Betty that her father has died in an accident while being transported to her father's prison.|
|55||20||"Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night"||David Katzenberg||Britta Lundin & Devon Turner||May 1, 2019||T13.21270||0.70|
|Betty is dubious that her father actually has died after seeing the crash scene with Veronica. At the same moment, Archie's mom returns to town and makes plans for Archie to meet with a recruiter at the naval academy so Archie can go to college on a boxing scholarship. While Cheryl and Toni campaign for prom queens, Edgar and Evelyn both remind them that doing so is against the rules of the Farm. Meanwhile, while Jughead speaks with Jellybean, she informs him about the Gargoyle King's gospel, which Jughead finds on an abandoned bus with F.P., so he can bring the serial killer down. When Betty wins prom queen, she is summoned by the Gargoyle King, who plans for her to ascend, placing chalices in the girl's bathroom. When Betty rejects and is about to shoot the Gargoyle King, the Black Hood attacks her, revealing to Betty that her dad did indeed survive the crash and is now working with the Gargoyle King. Afterwards, Betty goes to warn her mom that Hal is likely going to prey on the Farm next. In doing so, Betty is asked by Edgar if she will stay at the Farm for her safety, and she accepts.|
|56||21||"Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House"||Rob Seidenglanz||Cristine Chambers & James DeWille||May 8, 2019||T13.21271||0.74|
|Edgar has Betty come face-to-face with her "dark side", that he is faking, while she learns that Kevin and Fangs have undergone massive surgeries; Toni is next. Betty realizes Edgar hypnotizes and creates pain which makes everyone follow him; turning crazy. Jughead finds Ricky trying to ascend who sends a group of Boy Scouts to attack him; he hides in the bunker where he finds Ethel. Jughead and Ethel search for a young scout that has gone to the abandoned bus at the junkyard, leading them into the arms of the Black Hood. Archie, Molly, and plan to get Hiram arrested when he makes a move at the town. During a boxing match Archie set up, the FBI arrests him for illegal activity at his businesses, which includes La Bonne Nuit. Betty realizes that the Farm has been performing surgery to harvest organs, she informs Cheryl, who saves Toni from receiving her procedure. Toni escapes, but Cheryl is taken away by guards. When Betty warns Kevin and Fangs, they send her to the operating room so she can undergo her organ harvest next. At the police station, Ethel tells Jughead the Gargoyle King's identity—Jason Blossom. He digs up Jason's grave to reveal an empty casket.|
|57||22||"Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night"||Rachel Talalay||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Michael Grassi||May 15, 2019||T13.21272||0.86|
|Penelope buys Betty from Edgar before receiving surgery. When Betty awakens, she is at the Thorn Hill Hunting Lodge where she finds the gang having dinner with Penelope. Penelope reveals herself as the mastermind of the game and Chic as the Gargoyle King. She sends them on a final quest. Alice learns of Edgar's plans for ascension and Cheryl attempts to break Kevin and Fangs out. They demand proof to leave. Cheryl stumbles upon Jason, grave robbed by Edgar. Alice helps free Juniper and Cheryl, staying back to save Polly. In the woods, the four are nearly killed and Betty shoots Hal to receive the antidote to Cyanide. Penelope then kills Hal. The Pretty Poisons and the Serpents save the four before raiding the Farm, only to find Kevin had been left behind. Penelope runs away. Hermione is arrested for attempting to kill Hiram, who begins plotting his revenge; Cheryl brings Jason's body home. Betty and Jughead are greeted at home by their brother, Charles, alive and an FBI agent, who reveals that Alice had been undercover at the Farm to expose the harvest program. The four vow to enjoy senior year. A flashforward reveals Archie, Betty, and Veronica covered in blood in the woods, burning Jughead's beanie and Betty demanding they go their separate ways, so they do not get caught.|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|58||1||"Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam"||Gabriel Correa||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||October 9, 2019||TBA||TBD|
|59||2||"Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High"||TBA||TBA||October 16, 2019||TBA||TBD|
|60||3||"Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon"||TBA||TBA||October 23, 2019||TBA||TBD|
|61||4||"Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween"||TBA||TBA||October 30, 2019||TBA||TBD|
|62||5||"Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution"||Harry Jierjian||Devon Turner||TBA||TBA||TBD|
|64||7||"Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm"||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBD|
|1||"Chapter One: The River's Edge"||January 26, 2017||0.5/2||1.38||0.4||1.01||0.9||2.38|
|2||"Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil"||February 2, 2017||0.4/2||1.15||0.4||0.76||0.8||1.91|
|3||"Chapter Three: Body Double"||February 9, 2017||0.5/2||1.20||N/A||0.71||N/A||1.90|
|4||"Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show"||February 16, 2017||0.4/1||1.14||0.4||0.73||0.8||1.87|
|5||"Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness"||February 23, 2017||0.3/1||0.98||0.4||0.71||0.7||1.69|
|6||"Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!"||March 2, 2017||0.4/1||1.09||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|7||"Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place"||March 9, 2017||0.4/1||1.03||0.3||0.76||0.7||1.80|
|8||"Chapter Eight: The Outsiders"||March 30, 2017||0.4/2||0.99||N/A||0.55||N/A||1.54|
|9||"Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion"||April 6, 2017||0.3/1||0.91||N/A||0.63||N/A||1.54|
|10||"Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend"||April 13, 2017||0.3/1||0.87||0.3||0.58||0.6||1.48|
|11||"Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again"||April 27, 2017||0.3/1||0.89||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|12||"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"||May 4, 2017||0.3/1||0.98||0.3||0.58||0.6||1.56|
|13||"Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter"||May 11, 2017||0.4/2||0.96||N/A||0.56||N/A||1.52|
|1||"Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"||October 11, 2017||0.8/3||2.34||0.6||1.40||1.4||3.74|
|2||"Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks"||October 18, 2017||0.6/2||1.76||0.6||1.34||1.2||3.10|
|3||"Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods"||October 25, 2017||0.6/2||1.62||0.6||1.32||1.2||2.94|
|4||"Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown"||November 1, 2017||0.6/2||1.51||0.5||1.30||1.1||2.80|
|5||"Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls"||November 8, 2017||0.5/2||1.47||0.5||1.23||1.0||2.70|
|6||"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"||November 15, 2017||0.5/2||1.43||0.5||1.23||1.0||2.66|
|7||"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"||November 29, 2017||0.5/2||1.45||0.5||1.19||1.0||2.64|
|8||"Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil"||December 6, 2017||0.5/2||1.48||0.6||1.20||1.1||2.68|
|9||"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"||December 13, 2017||0.5/2||1.43||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10||"Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"||January 17, 2018||0.5/2||1.44||0.5||1.14||1.0||2.59|
|11||"Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler"||January 24, 2018||0.5/2||1.39||0.5||1.15||1.0||2.54|
|12||"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine"||January 31, 2018||0.5/2||1.34||0.5||1.06||1.0||2.40|
|13||"Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart"||February 7, 2018||0.5/2||1.28||0.4||0.96||0.9||2.24|
|14||"Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes"||March 7, 2018||0.5/2||1.26||0.4||0.95||0.9||2.22|
|15||"Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood"||March 14, 2018||0.4/2||1.19||0.4||0.91||0.8||2.10|
|16||"Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors"||March 21, 2018||0.4/2||1.16||0.4||0.94||0.8||2.10|
|17||"Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens"||March 28, 2018||0.3/1||0.96||0.4||0.91||0.7||1.87|
|18||"Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember"||April 18, 2018||0.4/2||1.10||0.3||0.83||0.7||1.93|
|19||"Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners"||April 25, 2018||0.4/2||1.17||0.4||0.81||0.8||1.97|
|20||"Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"||May 2, 2018||0.4/2||1.11||0.4||0.93||0.8||2.04|
|21||"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"||May 9, 2018||0.4/2||1.00||0.3||0.90||0.7||1.91|
|22||"Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World"||May 16, 2018||0.4/2||1.28||0.4||0.76||0.8||2.04|
|1||"Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day"||October 10, 2018||0.5/2||1.50||0.7||1.34||1.2||2.84|
|2||"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"||October 17, 2018||0.4/2||1.28||0.6||1.27||1.0||2.55|
|3||"Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below"||October 24, 2018||0.5/2||1.40||0.4||1.03||0.9||2.43|
|4||"Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club"||November 7, 2018||0.4/2||1.37||0.5||1.15||0.9||2.52|
|5||"Chapter Forty: The Great Escape"||November 14, 2018||0.4/2||1.25||0.5||1.01||0.9||2.26|
|6||"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"||November 28, 2018||0.4/2||1.27||0.5||1.01||0.9||2.28|
|7||"Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black"||December 5, 2018||0.4/2||1.09||0.5||1.05||0.9||2.14|
|8||"Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak"||December 12, 2018||0.4/2||1.20||0.5||1.08||0.9||2.28|
|9||"Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit"||January 16, 2019||0.5/2||1.32||0.4||1.00||0.9||2.32|
|10||"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"||January 23, 2019||0.4/2||1.12||0.4||0.95||0.8||2.07|
|11||"Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"||January 30, 2019||0.4/2||1.26||0.4||0.91||0.8||2.18|
|12||"Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale"||February 6, 2019||0.3/2||0.96||0.4||0.93||0.7||1.89|
|13||"Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight"||February 27, 2019||0.3/2||0.86||0.4||0.87||0.7||1.73|
|14||"Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk with Me"||March 6, 2019||0.3/2||0.92||0.3||0.80||0.6||1.72|
|15||"Chapter Fifty: American Dreams"||March 13, 2019||0.3/2||0.95||0.3||0.78||0.6||1.73|
|16||"Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun"||March 20, 2019||0.3/2||0.81||0.3||0.66||0.6||1.47|
|17||"Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid"||March 27, 2019||0.3/2||0.81||0.3||0.76||0.6||1.57|
|18||"Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker"||April 17, 2019||0.2/2||0.80||0.3||0.64||0.5||1.44|
|19||"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper"||April 24, 2019||0.2/1||0.71||0.3||0.70||0.5||1.41|
|20||"Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night"||May 1, 2019||0.2/1||0.70||0.3||0.66||0.5||1.36|
|21||"Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House"||May 8, 2019||0.3/1||0.74||0.2||0.70||0.5||1.44|
|22||"Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night"||May 15, 2019||0.3/2||0.86||0.2||0.61||0.5||1.47|
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