Crime, Drama, Suspense
Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Aired 3 years ago - May 11, 2017
Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation; The truth about Blossoms' family business is revealed, leaving Cheryl to take matters into her own hands.
Polly's back home, my dad's back home,
we need to come clean to
Betty about our pas de deux.
helped bring peace and justice
to our streets once more?
The kind of heroes that
"Clifford" or "Blossom" in public.
It's okay, Vee.
Who will the Grim Reaper
take next? You? Me?
But this time,
I promise I am.
You wanna tell me who
those guys are out there?
I'll consider it.
It's passionate, it's compelling, but...
and we don't want you
suddenly becoming a target.
I'm telling you, there are some
dark goings on at Thornhill.
Mom doesn't want me to.
but between that and my cash
flow problem, it knocks me out.
and then transfer to Southside High.
he'll try to disappear into himself.
- It was just one jerk.
- It's not just one jerk.
- Who was good to you.
- Your father is coming back.
I am scared for you,
Elizabeth, not of the truth.
There are some secrets
that are so painful,
And the next day, I went away.
- How old would he be?
Archie, we can't let him do that.
What are you doing?
The current has her.
It's not about the speech, Mom.
They might not need
you right this second...
♪ I wanna share it with you ♪
Truth being that Clifford
Blossom was also Riverdale.
That is why I love you, Betty.
At this hour, after mixing her
reds and whites at the Jubilee,
Aired 3 years ago - May 04, 2017
Archie and Veronica are shocked to learn of the arrest, and must come clean to their parents about what they uncovered; Jason's killer is revealed.
Aired 3 years ago - Apr 27, 2017
Cheryl and Polly decide to attend the Homecoming in Jason's honor, until a revelation waylays their plans; Alice turns to Archie and Veronica for help.
Aired 3 years ago - Apr 13, 2017
Fred decides to finalize his divorce; Archie plans to win Valerie back; Betty plans a surprise birthday party for Jughead, until Cheryl spirals things out of control.
Why don't you tell her? You were there.
But you should still come with us.
Kid's never even had a
party, never wanted one...
Okay, so I'm thinking a quaint
gathering, inner-circle only.
And I bet it would mean so
much to Jughead if you came.
I sure did, and I wish I hadn't.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.
Consider this your last
practice as River Vixens,
That is our concern, yes.
Ooh. That's where you're
wrong, Jughead Jones.
not to mention my mom's,
I'm in a foul mood.
♪ Happy birthday to you ♪
Said he would destroy my mom if I
didn't make a statement on his behalf.
Why is everything so doom
and gloom with you, Jug?
- What does that mean?
- It means
- You here to roofie me again?
- No, Chuck,
I didn't plan on Chuck and Cheryl,
- To prove what?
- You're a great girlfriend.
or until Archie changes his mind
I'll start the game with Veronica Lodge.
And as you got older, Jason started
to think it was strange, unnatural.
Don't get in the gutter with them.
Everybody knows why I got suspended.
Why did you?
Veronica, why do I keep doing this?
but we wouldn't have met,
And would you describe
my father as a good man?
And I'm ready to go on record
Aired 3 years ago - Apr 06, 2017
Archie receives an offer from Cheryl; Veronica befriends a classmate that her father's illegal doings has hurt; Alice prepares for revenge on the Blossoms.
If music be the food of love,
But all my screaming was for naught.
All right, sure.
But she did transfer schools.
Did she tell you her
Say you'll reconsider escorting
my daughter to the tapping.
I told her I'd take Cheryl
Archibald! Come join us
before the snow starts again.
Mom, they're being
kicked out of their house,
Do you remember what
she did at the funeral?
we are the anonymous buyers.
So you have dragged me into a war
The music academy, you mean?
I'm an Andrews, Mr.
Blossom, like you said.
That doesn't make any
sense. That's not Polly.
Enough about Polly.
And she didn't call to tell me.
thinking how you would look magnificent
And I still wear these
pearls he gave me.
to the maple banquet with me tomorrow,
The Blossoms tried to run
our business into the ground.
including taking Polly.
Uh, before we do that...
But I'll tell you what,
If you have to ask,
Don't think they're
being nice or genuine.
You know, I'm going
to be honest with you.
He's the reason Dad did this to himself.
sometimes I think you may be the
only decent person left in Riverdale.
I am so close to getting that land back.
Because he tried to kill himself...
"What if this is it?
Aired 3 years ago - Mar 30, 2017
Archie and his friends pitch in to help Fred, but when one of them is attacked, they come up with a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory.
An impossible situation is being invited
Oh, my God, you guys, relax.
No, Vic, I can't.
Because I think it's an amazing idea.
Cliff Blossom made my crew an offer
they couldn't refuse so they walked.
We've got equipment sitting there,
supplies, bills that are past due.
But I do not want to fight with her.
If they find out your father is the one
bleed him out.
Until you find a new crew.
Help keep things on schedule.
I want my family back together.
So if having his back means I gotta
haul some rocks, then bring it on.
If this was Clifford Blossom
asking for help, you would say yes.
'Cause we don't know that for a fact.
Jughead, are you coming with me or not?
We figured it was the Serpents, angry
for getting kicked off their land,
Let me begin with an apology.
sorry for your troubles.
Great-grandfather Blossom used to
play with it. Isn't it magnificent?
Why is your own daughter
not living with you?
I never wanted you to
feel alone, or unwanted,
That I shouldn't have
to live with my mistake.
I tried, my whole life, to build stuff.
and what if that kid hates music,
What a mess.
Anything else you wanna ask?
That you offered to pay for?
Because of exactly what
is happening right now.
And I think, by now, you
know what I'm capable of.
We're gonna need that
inside line with the Sheriff.
Aired 3 years ago - Mar 09, 2017
New rumors swirl when a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Cheryl approaches Betty with an unexpected proposal.
Right, well, exactly.
Don't tell her, either.
Please. What decade is this?
They're the first people
that he would tell.
Between the two of us, I think we
can really make this thing happen.
Letting me be a River Vixen again?
Cheryl just tweeted
That's generous of him, after
all the crap he pulled on me.
and some dim-witted,
sexy, disposable arm-candy.
You think if I knew that, I'd
be out here with the mosquitoes?
I don't know if I can do this.
is pregnant with Jason Blossom's baby.
It's okay. I'm alone.
Polly, everyone's worried sick,
Mom, Dad, when we find Polly,
So don't trust me. Watch me like a hawk.
We're all on the same team now.
Senior Year, he started a band,
You know, if I'd have known, I
would have gotten another milkshake.
Really? When? Right now?
Our houses, our cars, our
club memberships, our yacht,
Did something happen between you two?
Made me sign a paper saying the bail
money was him buying me out of the company.
Where is Polly staying now?
Are you ready to roll, Jugs?
Veronica, did your mom cut you off?
I'm already way ahead in all my classes.
you forced him out of the
company he helped found.
So I need to make certain decisions
Weatherbee also allowed me
I didn't do it, Betty,
you have to believe me.
Yeah, I had him tear
down some drywall for me.
like they did your old
man? Well, screw that.
I just need a little time to do that.
Aired 3 years ago - Mar 02, 2017
With Riverdale High’s annual variety show around the corner, Valerie’s efforts to help Archie prepare for his big performance lead to some major fallout between her and Josie. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead’s investigation into Jason’s death brings
them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly. Just as her relationship with her mother was on the upswing, an unexpected betrayal sends Veronica spiraling, while Josie deals with her own pressures at home after her overbearing father returns for her performance at the variety show. Finally, Hermoine’s first day at Andrew’s Construction finds her and Fred growing closer.
Aired 3 years ago - Feb 23, 2017
With Jason’s funeral around the corner, the Blossom family moves forward with last minute preparations – and a secret agenda. Meanwhile, Archie’s attempt to refocus his energy on football comes to a halt when an opportunity to work with a new music
mentor presents itself. Betty dives deeper into her investigation of Jason’s death and unearths some dark revelations about her family. Elsewhere, after uncovering secrets about her own family, Veronica forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl, who is having a tougher time with Jason’s impending funeral than she lets on. Finally, Hermoine turns to Fred for help after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents.
- Sorry to interrupt...
- Oh, no... Uh, it's okay.
Really, it's an intelligence
So, the drive-in...
Coach Clayton says I have a
shot at being varsity captain.
- Maybe. What's your point?
- Look, I don't want to be locked
People with grudges against us,
You two were on the
water polo team together.
Weed, pills, whatever.
- Yeah, I'm Fred.
- Dad, this is Val.
Hey, good timing.
And I came home from
work one day and I...
Are you proposing a seance or...
- You're not playing with a busted hand.
- I said it's fine, Reg.
This hand is your instrument.
Okay. Good as new.
- They're break-up songs.
- Yeah, right.
I have no idea why you're here.
Like this dinner party.
That's why I think it's so great.
- But, why does it have to be...
- In front of people?
You go ahead. I'll be down.
Oh, I'm sorry. Thank you, Archibald.
Be very unseemly to get
a DUI on your way home.
The last time I saw Jason,
It's nice to you again, too.
Your wedding was the last
thing I was living for.
'Cause after tonight,
I just... I want to get this right.
Oh, my God.
And she's not coming home
until she isn't sick anymore.
Aired 3 years ago - Feb 16, 2017
When Jughead learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about
Miss Grundy’s past. Elsewhere, Veronica confronts her mother Hermoine about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.
Anyway, it's closing
Now, that's an odd combo of people.
Ms. Grundy was at
Sweetwater River on July 4th.
Betty, say something, please.
with Grundy, long-term?
Can I get their names?
And your faux concern reeks
of ulterior motive. What is it?
Drug dealers and petty thieves.
but I went to high
school with some of them.
The only Geraldine
Grundy I could find was
you'll let this go.
and I auditioned at Carnegie Hall,
And why there's no record
of her before last year?
Yeah, in what? Some hypothetical future?
And Lodge Industries gets
the Twilight Drive-In.
with broken ribs and
a shattered collarbone.
slinking off into the
darkness at all hours.
Is this really what's best for her?
- What's wrong?
Make some room, outcasts.
Hey! You know what happens to a snake
Not so tough without your beard, huh?
You don't need to thank me.
Ms. Grundy's not a
predator. She's a good person
- Oh, we are far from being done here.
All right, then.
And it was happening anyway.
Aired 3 years ago - Feb 09, 2017
Cheryl comes clean about when she last saw Jason; Betty and Jughead investigate Jason's death; Veronica and Ethel investigate a shame book.
Aired 3 years ago - Feb 02, 2017
Archie pleads with Ms Grundy to come forward with what they heard; Cheryl deals with the pressure of Jason's death; Jughead stumbles upon Archie's secret.
Son, I've been hearing you sneak
out since you were eight years old
Can you warm up the car,
Hal? I'll be right down.
To separate what my mom wants
from what I want... I think I want.
Oh, and don't tell my mom
that we're friends again.
I swear on my mother's pearls.
And may I interject,
neither I nor my parents
Yet, we come to find out
that Jason didn't drown.
- Once again, fate throws us together.
Do, uh, do you know if
the police have any leads?
There are several morbid details you
should find relevant to your article.
and sexuality is fluid, but can someone
named Moose actually be that fluid?
I thought I could pretend this
weekend didn't happen, but...
It is real.
all eyes will be on me.
but Cheryl's hosting a pep
rally to cope with her loss.
You were walking on emotional eggshells
around him, scared to tell him the truth.
I have a gift certificate
for hers-and-hers mani-pedis
Is, uh, Betty still mad at you?
I remember in the second grade,
And on the subject of being friends,
Cheryl, get the hell out of
my house before I kill you.
So I'm guessing she's the reason
you've been acting weird since summer?
But half the time, your sister
doesn't even know what day it is.
He may not be crushing on you,
I don't care what he says.
Hey shut the hell up, Reggie.
Jughead and I, we were
disagreeing about a girl.
even though it's tough, even though
it might... It might cost you.
Girl trouble? You?
To be discussed,
It is heartening to see so many of
you here, even in weather like this.
♪ She's got this body
It's driving me insane ♪
Aired 3 years ago - Jan 26, 2017
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same.
Six more reasons for you to take
that ginger bull by the horns tonight.
And working on them made me feel like...
and our friendship, and how
it's time we...
Are you familiar with the
works of Truman Capote?
Dad, it's my first day.
By seven minutes.
Dude, you're a beast. Look
at this arm, it's diesel!
Last year, we won Rockland
County's Battle of the Bands.
You should ask him to
the semiformal then.
and celebrate my brother's too,
too short life on this mortal coil.
I was praying that someone in Riverdale,
and then football tryouts, so.
you should be the Queen
Bey of this drab hive.
And you're right.
What do you have to
say about that, Betty?
I need girls with fire on my squad.
my specialty's ice.
Oh, what, you got
something better to do?
Why are you being so... Nice?
maybe, hopefully, a
better version of myself.
- You're so doing this.
Take a break from being
a tortured musical genius
No, I'm sorry. I won't allow it.
they don't like girls like us.
I want to study music,
What does your heart
say? Music or football?
This summer, the only
thing that kept me sane
As honorary chairperson
and de facto queen
So long as you don't
give up your passion.
Oh, no way!
Six minutes, twenty seconds.
I have never felt... Whatever it is
We messed up.
arrived at the one place in
town that was still open.