1. Episode 13 Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter
    Riverdale Season-Finale Recap: Something Wicked This Way Comes This town is really having a rough couple of months, huh?
  2. Episode 12 Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder
    Riverdale Recap: The Sticky, Dark, Dirty Truth We finally know who killed Jason Blossom.
  3. Episode 11 Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again
    Riverdale Recap: Blast From the Past A new mystery to unravel: Who framed F.P. Jones?
  4. Episode 10 Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend
    Riverdale Recap: 16 Candles We’ve only explored the very tip of Archie’s iceberg of mommy issues.
  5. Episode 9 Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion
    Riverdale Recap: 50 Shades of Red A new suspect’s name finds its way onto the Jason Blossom murder board.
  6. Episode 8 Chapter Eight: The Outsiders
    Riverdale Recap: Alice Cooper’s Revenge Why does everyone on this show treat Polly like she’s an idiot?
  7. Episode 7 Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place
    Riverdale Recap: Rich Dad, Poor Dad We’ve got ourselves another murder suspect.
  8. Episode 6 Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!
    Riverdale Recap: Along Came Polly Hermione Lodge is lowkey the darkest character on Riverdale.
  9. Episode 5 Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness
    Riverdale Recap: Blossom Family Values Why is every mom on Riverdale so menacing?
  10. Episode 4 Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show
    Riverdale Recap: To Catch a Booty Tutor “Are you and Miss Grundy, like, together, like, romantically?”
  11. Episode 3 Chapter Three: Body Double
    Riverdale Recap: Justice for Ethel This is the weirdest episode of Riverdale so far.
  12. Episode 2 Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil
    Riverdale Recap: Cruel Intentions K. J. Apa’s chest deserves an acting credit of its own.
  13. Episode 1 Chapter One: The River’s Edge
    Riverdale Series Premiere Recap: Teenage Wasteland This clever murder-mystery is entertaining as hell.
  1. Episode 22 Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World
    Riverdale Season-Finale Recap: Snakes and Ladders Never forget that the town of Riverdale is built on a sticky, unstable foundation of maple syrup and lies.
  2. Episode 21 Chapter 34: Judgment Night
    Riverdale Recap: Apocalypse Now “Chapter 34” finds the town of Riverdale in a state of martial law — like 1985 Hill Valley, as presided over by Mayor Biff.
  3. Episode 20 Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt
    Riverdale Recap: Like Father, Like Daughter Black Hood! Election! Ghoulies! Mafia revenge plots!
  4. Episode 19 Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners
    Riverdale Recap: O Brother, Where Art Thou? I’m starting to think this Nick St. Clair isn’t a very nice young man.
  5. Episode 18 Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember
    Riverdale Recap: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Dying It’s a testament to Riverdale’s craziness that this very fun musical episode feels so natural.
  6. Episode 17 Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens
    Riverdale Recap: But I’m a Cheerleader Won’t somebody save Cheryl Blossom?
  7. Episode 16 Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors
    Riverdale Recap: The Real Housewives of Riverdale Welcome to your surreal Bravo-CW crossover dream.
  8. Episode 15 Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood
    Riverdale Recap: Two Men and a War Baby This is a next-level soap-opera twist, even by Riverdale standards.
  9. Episode 14 Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes
    Riverdale Recap: The Cabin in the Woods Please give us Choni, or Blopaz, or whatever the good people of Tumblr call this wonderful ‘ship.
  10. Episode 13 Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart
    Riverdale Recap: Snitches Get Stitches There’s nothing like an active crime scene to bring a family together.
  11. Episode 12 Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine
    Riverdale Recap: The Lodgefather As far back as Archie can remember, he always wanted to be a gangster.
  12. Episode 11 Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler
    Riverdale Recap: Gorgeous Archies of Wrestling Riverdale High’s wrestling tryouts are everything that we have dreamed of.
  13. Episode 10 Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle
    Riverdale Recap: Jughead v. Board of Education This episode sure teaches us a lot about Riverdale’s sex-work-based economy.
  14. Episode 9 Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night
  15. Episode 8 Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil
    Riverdale Recap: Just When I Thought I Was Out Tequila-swigging Serpent Alice is my everything.
  16. Episode 7 Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside
    Riverdale Recap: Don’t Fear the Reaper The Black Hood has a message for Riverdale: If they sin, he’ll kill again.
  17. Episode 6 Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof
    Riverdale Recap: Riding in Cars With Boys Is everything rosy in Bugheadland once again?
  18. Episode 5 Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls
    Riverdale Recap: Dial M for Murder Want to chat with a real live serial killer? Call 1-900-BLACK-HOOD!
  19. Episode 4 Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    Riverdale Recap: Ronnie’s Got a Gun Archie wants the Black Hood dead, and he wants to be the one to kill him.
  20. Episode 3 Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods
    Riverdale Recap: Lil’ Crime Stoppers Archie’s vigilante Red Circle gang is extremely dumb.
  21. Episode 2 Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks
    Riverdale Recap: Party at the Death Diner Manipulation is in the air, or maybe it’s just the jingle jangle.
  22. Episode 1 Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying
  1. Episode 17 The Master
    Riverdale Recap: Never Ever Have I Ever Never Cheryl is enlisted by Betty to go undercover on her behalf at the Farm, but Chad Michael Manson has other plans for her.
  2. Episode 16 BIG FUN
    Riverdale Recap: What Is Your Damage? In Riverdale’s second musical episode, big fun is had by all but Betty, who’s convinced that Heathers is a “recruitment drive” for the Farm.
  3. Episode 15 American Dreams
    Riverdale Recap: Call Your Girlfriend All sorts of relationships are on the brink this week, but at least the Red Paladin gets to live and fight another day.
  4. Episode 14 Fire Walk With Me
    Riverdale Recap: Murder House on Elm Street As Alice pushes ahead with selling the Cooper home, Betty cheerily sabotages her at every turn.
  5. Episode 13 Requiem for a Welterweight
    Riverdale Recap: Cinderella Boy A high-stakes boxing match sounds like just the thing Archie and his dazzling array of traumas need right now.
  6. Episode 12 Bizarrodale
    Riverdale Recap: The Other Guys An hour focused on Kevin, Josie, Cheryl, and Reggie offers a welcome reprieve from this show’s usual Plot-o-Rama.
  7. Episode 11 The Red Dahlia
    Riverdale Recap: Who Shot H.L.? Forget it, Jughead. It’s Riverdale.
  8. Episode 10 The Stranger
    Riverdale Recap: My Boyfriend’s Back Archie’s return to Riverdale is accompanied by emotional strife and last-minute standardized test prep.
  9. Episode 9 No Exit
    Riverdale Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Cabin in the Woods Strap in, it’s an extended dream sequence.
  10. Episode 8 Outbreak
    Riverdale Mid-season Finale Recap: The Hot Zone One of the dullest episodes in a while sends us into the mid-winter break by putting to bed the mystery of the Gargoyle King — or does it??
  11. Episode 7 The Man in Black
    Riverdale Recap: One Flew Over the Gargoyle’s Nest Hiram Lodge’s calendar of nefarious deeds is busy this week.
  12. Episode 6 Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter
    Riverdale Recap: Escape From the Tabletop-Gaming Sex Bunker A chaotic episode sends our four heroes in four different directions to try and solve the mystery of Gryphons and Gargoyles.
  13. Episode 5 The Great Escape
    Riverdale Recap: O Archie, Where Art Thou? The gang rallies together for a not-unridiculous human heist to free the Red Paladin — er, Archie.
  14. Episode 4 The Midnight Club
    Riverdale Recap: Back to the Future The kids assume their parents’ past identities for a Gryphons & Gargoyles origin story flashback with a very loose attachment to its ‘90s setting.
  15. Episode 3 As Above, So Below
    Riverdale Recap: Million Dollar Archie Archie does some bare-knuckle brawling while Betty and Jughead inch closer to the Gargoyle King.
  16. Episode 2 Fortune and Men’s Eyes
    Riverdale Recap: Cell Block Tango Archie tries to make the best of his time in the slammer while the rest of the gang tries to uncover the secret of the Gargoyle King.
  17. Episode 1 Labor Day
    Riverdale Season Premiere Recap: Making a Murderer There’s trouble afoot for Archie and the gang, some of it of the supernatural variety, as the series returns for a third season.
  1. Episode 19 Killing Mr. Honey
    Riverdale Season-Finale Recap: Jughead’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy A finale that was never supposed to be a finale leaves us on a confusing cliffhanger, and without the prom we were promised.
  2. Episode 18 Lynchian
    Riverdale Recap: Fire Walk With Me As Barchie contemplate an affair, Jughead and Charles team up to track down Riverdale’s camera-toting voyeur.
  3. Episode 17 Wicked Little Town
    Riverdale Recap: 6 Inches Forward and 5 Inches Back Riverdale’s latest musical episode falls depressingly short of conveying just how radical, heartbreaking, and funny its source material is.
  4. Episode 16 The Locked Room
    Riverdale Recap: J’Accuse There is no I in “murder,” but there is a team in “head trauma.”
  5. Episode 15 To Die For
    Riverdale Recap: Making a Making a Murderer So if Barchie is happening, then Jughead must be dead. Right? Sure.
  6. Episode 14 How to Get Away With Murder
    Riverdale Recap: Gone Baby Gone If you’re going to maybe, possibly kill your boyfriend, it’s helpful to have your mutual half-brother who also happens to be an FBI agent on hand.
  7. Episode 13 The Ides of March
    Riverdale Recap: Et Tu, Betty? So, how is Riverdale going to explain its way out of this one?
  8. Episode 12 Men of Honor
    Riverdale Recap: Chess, Lies, and Videotape For now, Jughead lives, and he’s challenged Brett to a school-mandated, three-round nerd contest, for honor?
  9. Episode 9 Tangerine
    Riverdale Recap: Hypnosister In order to stop her shadowy alter ego from ever forming, Betty must go on a mind-soul-metaphysical journey. As you do.
  10. Episode 8 In Treatment
    Riverdale Recap: Analyze This This episode is a great reminder that, among a competitive field, Cheryl reigns as our Trauma MVP.
  11. Episode 7 The Ice Storm
    Riverdale Recap: Blossom-Eat-Blossom World Honestly, an ice storm should be the least of the Riverdale gang’s concerns this Thanksgiving, what with all the violence and blackmail.
  12. Episode 6 Hereditary
    Riverdale Recap: Sketch Alley Archie’s one-man war against Dodger and his mass corruption of Riverdale’s kids rages on.
  13. Episode 5 Witness for the Prosecution
    Riverdale Recap: Vigilarchie Blackmail? Vigilantism? Another surprise half-sibling? We have, hard as it may be to believe, seen literally all of this before.
  14. Episode 4 Halloween
    Riverdale Recap: The Night He Came Home Halloween comes to Riverdale bearing VHS tapes and creepy dolls of unknown origin.
  15. Episode 3 Dog Day Afternoon
    Riverdale Recap: Evernevermore Archie’s dream of building a community center will require much more than the sudsiest teen-stud car wash in the history of teen-stud car washes.
  16. Episode 2 Fast Times at Riverdale High
    Riverdale Recap: Bros for Life Welcome to senior year.
  17. Episode 1 In Memoriam
    Riverdale Season-Premiere Recap: Frederick Arthur Andrews Riverdale — both the town and the series — bids a heartfelt farewell to one of its best.

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