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RIVERDALE Season 2

By on August 27, 2017

Episode 2×07 “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside”

A TEST FROM THE BLACK HOOD

Riverdale remains on edge after a chilling letter from the Black Hood challenges the town’s residents to remain sinless for 48 hours – or he’ll strike again.  

Meanwhile, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) friendship gets tested after Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) unexpectedly calls in a favor that Jughead owes her.

Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) team up to investigate someone who Betty thinks could be the Black Hood killer.

Finally, things take an unexpected turn for Josie (Ashleigh Murray) when a secret admirer takes things one step too far.

Madelaine Petsch and Casey Cott also star. Dawn Wilkinson directed the episode written by James DeWille. 

Air Date: Wednesday, November 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof” — Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW

Episode 2×06 “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof”

THE SUGARMAN

After a charge led by Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens) threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside, Jughead (Cole Sprouse), along with Archie (KJ Apa), tries to put a stop to a dangerous alliance being considered between the Serpents and a long-time rival.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help when she’s thrust into the center of a burgeoning mystery surrounding The Sugarman.

Finally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) confronts her mother Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) after a traumatic run-in forces her to make a stark realization.

Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott and Skeet Ulrich also star.

Maggie Kiley directed the episode written by Tessa Leigh Williams & Arabella Anderson.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Death Proof”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Eighteen: When A Stranger Calls” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Jordan Connor Yuen as Sweet Pea — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

Episode 2×05 “Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls”

GRAHAM PHILLIPS (“The Good Wife”) GUEST STARS AS VERONICA’S OLD FRIEND NICK ST. CLAIR

When Alice (Madchen Amick) publishes a fiery piece in the Riverdale Register blasting the Southside, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is forced to take matters into his own hands to try and keep the peace.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Archie (KJ Apa) for help after receiving an ultimatum that could potentially destroy some of her closest relationships.

With their SoDale open house fast approaching, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) enlist the help of an unlikely ally to get some potential investors on board.

Finally, Veronica (Camila Mendes) welcomes her old friend Nick St. Clair (guest star Graham Phillips) to Riverdale, but his plans for a wild night with the gang quickly takes an unexpected turn.

Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

Ellen Pressman directed the episode written by Aaron Allen.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “When a Stranger Calls”

 

Episode 2×04 “Chapter 17: The Town that Dreaded Sundown”

TERROR IN RIVERDALE

When Archie’s (KJ Apa) attempt to take matters into his own hands spirals out of control, Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens) calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale.

Meanwhile, when Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery, her decision to keep some parts of it from Jughead (Cole Sprouse) causes further friction between the two.

Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) grows concerned for Archie when she realizes the lengths he would go to seek revenge against the person terrorizing Riverdale.

Finally, tensions between the North and Southside finally come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown.

Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos and Casey Cott also star.

Allison Anders directed the episode written by Amanda Lasher.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods” Pictured: KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Bettina Strauss /The CW

Episode 2×03 “Chapter 16: The Watcher in the Woods”

TAKING A STAND

Frustrated by the lack of progress made in catching his father’s shooter, Archie (KJ Apa) takes matters into his own hands in order to send the gunman a message.

Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) is thrilled when Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) attempt to start fresh means she gets to introduce him to her friends, including Archie.

Elsewhere, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni (guest star Vanessa Morgan), while Kevin’s (Casey Cott) attempt at having a little fun causes Betty (Lili Reinhart) to grow concerned for his safety.

Finally, an unexpected turn of events leads the town to realize their darkest chapter may be far from over.

Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Ross Maxwell.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “The Watcher in the Woods”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks” — Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo: Bettina Strauss /The CW

Episode 2×02 “Chapter 15: Nighthawks”

SAVING POP’S

With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty (Lili Reinhart) leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever.

Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s (KJ Apa) well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him.

Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica (Camila Mendes) approach Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) attempt to find FP (Skeet Ulrich) a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions.

Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols.)

Allison Anders directed the episode written by Michael Grassi (#202.)

Original Wednesday, October 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Nighthawks”

 

Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured: KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

Episode 2×01 “Chapter 14: A Kiss Before Dying”

THE ANGEL OF DEATH

As Fred’s (Luke Perry) life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop’s diner, Archie (KJ Apa) struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he witnessed.

Meanwhile, as Veronica (Camila Mendes) steps out of her comfort zone to support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram (Mark Consuelos) has arrived to Riverdale earlier than expected.

Elsewhere, at Pop’s diner, Pop Tate (guest star Alvin Sanders) recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) questioning the gunman’s true motives.

Lastly, after running into Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) at the hospital, Betty and Kevin (Casey Cott) are surprised to learn about the fire at Thornhill.

Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#201.)

Air Date: Wednesday, October 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “A Kiss Before Dying”

 

About Riverdale Season 2

The first season of Riverdale found our characters reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. For many who had seen their home as perfect, safe, and innocent, the investigation into Jason’s murder peeled back the layers of their hometown to reveal a place bubbling over with secrets, mysteries, and scandals. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), for instance, grew from a sweet, all-American kid into a young man acutely aware of the darker side of life—he broke his best friend’s heart, had a forbidden relationship with his music teacher, and grappled with whether he wanted to follow in his dad’s salt-of-the-earth footsteps. On the positive side, Archie repaired his friendship with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), found some success as a musician—thanks in part to Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her band, the Pussycats—and found a new romantic interest in femme fatale Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes).

New to town, Veronica spent the season trying to atone for her “bad girl” past, all the while wrestling with her beloved father’s criminal legacy—and contending with a mother, Hermione (Marisol Nichols), who might not be as innocent as she claimed. Veronica became fast-friends with Archie’s girl-next-door neighbor, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), who did some growing up of her own this season.

After Archie’s rejection, Betty threw herself into running the school paper, “The Blue and Gold,” where she discovered a better romantic match in sardonic outsider Jughead. Together, they tracked down Betty’s sister Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye), who had been sent away by their overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick). Under the guise of writing for the school paper, Betty and Jughead investigated Jason Blossom’s death—which led to them discover that Jughead’s father—FP Jones (guest star Skeet Ulrich)—was involved with covering up Jason’s murder.

Meanwhile, Jason’s twin sister Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) ruled the school as Riverdale High’s venomous, merciless Red Queen—until she learned the true identity of Jason’s killer.

As the town breathed a collective sigh of relief that Jason’s killer had been found out, another terrible crime occurred, in a space that had been considered one of the town’s safest, most innocent places. If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter Season Two, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness.

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