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RIVERDALE Season 2

By on August 27, 2017

Episode 2×19 “Chapter Thirty Two: Prisoners”

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

After an incident at Riverdale High leaves the town on edge, Archie (KJ Apa) leads the charge to uncover the culprit.

Meanwhile, the reveal of a devastating secret leads to a violent showdown between Chic (guest star Hart Denton), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Alice (Madchen Amick).

Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands when someone from her past comes to town seeking revenge.

Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) conspire to take down Sheriff Keller (guest star Martin Cummins).

Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star.

Jennifer Phang directed the episode written by Cristine Chambers.

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

 

Episode 2×18 “Chapter Thirty One: A Night to Remember”

 

RIVERDALE HIGH PRESENTS “CARRIE THE MUSICAL”

As Riverdale High begins rehearsals for its upcoming production of “Carrie the Musical,” the arrival of an ominous letter forces director Kevin (Casey Cott) to make a difficult decision about the show.

Jughead (Cole Sprouse) uses his cover as the musical’s documentarian to solve the mystery behind the letter.

Meanwhile, tensions between Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) continue to escalate just as Alice (Madchen Amick) announces she is joining the musical to spend more time with Betty.

Elsewhere, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) enacts a devious plan to further drive a wedge between Fred (Luke Perry) and Archie (KJ Apa), while Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) channels Carrie White during a showdown with her mother.

Marisol Nichols, Ashleigh Murray and Skeet Ulrich also star.

Jason Stone directed the episode written by Arabella Anderson & Tessa Leigh Williams.

Air Date: Wednesday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Episode 2×17 “Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens”

UNWELCOMED GUESTS

Just as the town’s mayoral race gets underway, Riverdale High’s own student council election heats up.

Archie (KJ Apa) steps up to help after learning that Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) mobster associates have come to Riverdale to stir up some trouble.

Meanwhile, things take a dangerous turn for Alice (Madchen Amick), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Chic (guest star Hart Denton) when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence.

Finally, Toni (guest star Vanessa Morgan), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) team up to solve a strange mystery involving Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch).

Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star.

Alexis Ostrander directed the episode written by Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 2×16 “Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors”

A HOUSE DIVIDED

In the aftermath of Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) newly announced plans for Riverdale, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) resorts to drastic measures to voice his opposition.

After making her own big announcement, Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) friend Andy Cohen (guest star Andy Cohen) comes to town to lend a hand.

Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) goes against her parent’s wishes to keep a low profile when she decides to run for student council president.

Elsewhere, Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) arrives in Riverdale just as tensions between Fred (Luke Perry) and Archie (KJ Apa) reach a breaking point.

Finally, following a series of mysterious events, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) begins to fear that someone is out to get her.

Lili Reinhart, Madchen Amick, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star.

Sherwin Shilati directed the episode written by James DeWille.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 2×15 “Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood”

FAMILY TIES

After learning that his dad is considering running for mayor of Riverdale, Archie (KJ Apa) begins to grow concerned that the Lodges may have found their newest pawn in Fred (Luke Perry).

Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) becomes increasingly suspicious of Chic’s (guest star Hart Denton) strange behavior and enlists Kevin’s (Casey Cott) help to figure out what Chic is hiding.

Finally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) are surprised when they learn that Clifford left a secret will, and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram (Mark Consuelos).

Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Ashleigh Murray and Skeet Ulrich also star.

Mark Piznarski directed the episode written by Aaron Allen.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes” Pictured (L-R): Cody Kearsley as Moose and Emilija Baranac as Midge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

Episode 2×14 “Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes”

A WEEKEND ESCAPE AT THE LAKE HOUSE

When Hiram (Mark Consuelos) suggests that Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Archie (KJ Apa) head up to their lake house for the weekend, Veronica decides to invite Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to join them.

Determined to uncover Hiram’s plans for Riverdale, Jughead uses his time at the lake house to press Veronica about what she may know.

Back in Riverdale, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) makes a surprising connection with an unlikely friend, while Josie (Ashleigh Murray) lands in hot water after revealing a secret to Kevin (Casey Cott).

Skeet Ulrich also stars.

David Katzenberg directed the episode written by Ross Maxwell.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “The Hills Have Eyes”

 

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie and Camila Mendes as Veronica — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW

Episode 2×13 “Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart”

CODE OF SILENCE

Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Jughead (Cole Sprouse) for help when the consequences of a hasty decision come back to haunt her.

Veronica (Camila Mendes) organizes a face to face meeting after tensions between Hiram (Mark Consuelos), FP (Skeet Ulrich) and Jughead spiral out of control.

Elsewhere, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to make a tough decision after Agent Adams (guest star John Behlmann) takes things one step too far.

Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

Julie Plec directed the episode written by Michael Grassi.

Air Date: Wednesday, February 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “The Tell-Tale Heart”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine” — Pictured (L-R): Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Casey Cott as Kevin and Lili Reinhart as Betty — Photo: Daniel Power/The CW

Episode 2×12 “Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine”

FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED

As preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica (Camila Mendes) becomes concerned that Archie (KJ Apa), who’s agreed to be Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) “intern,” may be learning too much about her family’s secret business dealings.

Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents.

Meanwhile, Chic (guest star Hart Denton) helps Betty (Lili Reinhart) deal with her inner darkness, while Archie finds himself in over his head after a high-stakes poker game with Hiram’s shady inner-circle goes awry.

Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

Rachel Talalay directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “The Wicked and the Divine”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie and Mark Consuelos as Hiram — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

Episode 2×11 “Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler”

WINNING OVER HIRAM LODGE

Amidst preparations for the town’s annual Picken’s Day festivities, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) interviews Toni’s (guest star Vanessa Morgan) grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale’s history.

In an attempt to get closer to Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Archie (KJ Apa) tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team after learning of Hiram’s love of the sport.

Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) unearths some dark secrets about her brother Chic (guest star Hart Denton), and Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) clash as they prepare for their Picken’s Day performance.

Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry and Casey Cott also star. Greg Araki directed the episode written by Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson (#211).

Air Date: Wednesday, January 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle” — Pictured (L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica and KJ Apa as Archie — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW

Episode 2×10 “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”

NEW YEAR, NEW DRAMA

Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High.

Veronica (Camila Mendes) ensures Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale.

Archie (KJ Apa) is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings.

Betty (Lili Reinhart) sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic (guest star Hart Denton).

Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star.

Tim Hunter directed the episode written by Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”

 

Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW

Episode 2×09 “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”

A SHOWDOWN WITH THE BLACK HOOD

After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica (Camila Mendes) uncovers a major secret Hiram (Mark Consuelos) has been keeping from her.

Fallout from Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) encounter with Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) creates tension between him and FP (Skeet Ulrich.)

Meanwhile, a defiant Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) takes matters into her own hands after Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) tells her they cannot afford Christmas this year.

Finally, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) vow to take down the Black Hood once and for all leads to a dangerous showdown.

Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Shepard Boucher.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”

 

Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW

Episode 2×08 “Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil”

FP GETS RELEASED FROM PRISON

When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that FP (Skeet Ulrich) is getting released from prison, he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life.

Meanwhile, Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) reach a crossroad in their relationship, but are forced to push their issues aside after Jughead and Betty ask them to take over the Black Hood investigation.

Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Mark Consuelos also star.

Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Yolanda E. Lawrence (#208).

Air Date: Wednesday, December 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

Photos: “Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil”

 

Riverdale — “Chapter Twenty: Tales from The Darkside” Pictured (L-R): Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW

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.

Photos: “Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside”

 

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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