The Wicked and the Divine
Veronica worries that Archie is learning too much about her family’s secret business dealings; an incident at Pickens Park raises tension among the Serpents; Chic tries to help Betty with her inner darkness.
Amidst preparations for the town’s annual Picken’s Day festivities, Jughead interviews Toni’s grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale’s history. In an attempt to get closer to Hiram, Archie tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team after learning of Hiram’s love of the sport. Meanwhile, Betty unearths some dark secrets about her brother Chic, and Veronica and Josie clash as they prepare for their Picken’s Day performance.
The Blackboard Jungle
Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica ensures Hiram and Hermoine that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings. Betty sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic.
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Veronica uncovers a major secret Hiram has been keeping from her; tensions mount between Jughead and FP; Penelope tells Cheryl they cannot afford Christmas this year; a showdown with the Black Hood.
House of the Devil
When Jughead learns that F.P. is getting released from prison, he and Betty organize a welcome home party; Archie and Veronica push their relationship issues aside to focus on the Black Hood investigation.
Tales From the Darkside
The Black Hood challenges the residents of Riverdale to remain sinless for 48 hours; Penny Peabody calls in a favor Jughead owes her, putting strain on his relationship with Archie; Betty and Veronica investigate a suspect.
Mayor McCoy threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside; Jughead and Archie try to stop to a dangerous alliance being considered between the Serpents and a long-time rival; Betty turns to Veronica for help.
When a Stranger Calls
Alice publishes a fiery piece blasting the Southside; Jughead takes matters into his own hands to keep the peace; Betty receives an ultimatum that could destroy her relationships; Veronica’s old friend visits for a wild night with the gang.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale; Betty finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery; tensions between the North and Southside come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown.
The Watcher in the Woods
Archie gets frustrated by the lack of progress made in catching his father’s shooter, so he takes matters into his own hands to send the gunman a message. Meanwhile, Veronica is thrilled when Hiram’s attempt to start fresh means she gets to introduce him to her friends, including Archie. Elsewhere, Jughead starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni, while Kevin’s attempt at having a little fun causes Betty to grow concerned for his safety.