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 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.
  2. Episode 11 The Red Dahlia
    Riverdale Recap: Who Shot H.L.? Forget it, Jughead. It’s Riverdale.
  3. 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.
  4. Episode 9 No Exit
    Riverdale Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Cabin in the Woods Strap in, it’s an extended dream sequence.
  5. 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??
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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