“I can’t live my life in fear of when he might come after me anymore.”
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale returns with its subversive take on small-town life. Determined to protect the sanctity of his town in the wake of his father’s shooting, season two of Riverdale finds Archie (KJ Apa) seeking vengeance. As a civil war brews between the Northside and the Southside, loyalties will be divided. Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) relationship enters fragile territory when Jughead decides to live on the Southside, and Betty becomes plagued by the news of her long lost brother. Veronica (Camila Mendes) will find her life upended by her father Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) arrival given that it’s their first reunion since his arrest, and Archie’s rivalry with Reggie (Charles Melton) will grow. Things aren’t always what you’d expect in Riverdale, and that’s especially true as Archie tries to uncover the mystery of his father’s attack.
Episode 3.01 “Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day”
Original air date: October 10, 2018 | Directed by Rob Seidenglanz | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Archie’s friends and family spend the summer at his trial. The judge orders the jury to deliberate over Labor Day weekend. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead decide to spend the weekend together. A furious Veronica confronts Hiram, while Hiram explains that he did this because of her betrayal. Meanwhile, Betty has trouble with Alice and Polly as the two of them try to persuade her to join their cult, the Farm. Jughead faces off with Penny Peabody and the Ghoulies over Hot Dog and after taking over the Southside, the Ghoulies declare the Northside fair game. Later, Archie accepts a plea deal to serve two years in juvenile detention after a hung jury causes a mistrial. Betty arrives home and sees Alice and Polly carrying out a strange ceremony involving the twins and fire, triggering Betty to faint and convulse. Meanwhile, Dilton’s strange actions lead Jughead to discover him and Ben in Fox Forest, unconscious in front of a dark skeletal totem Dilton had referred to as the Gargoyle King.
Episode 3.02 “Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes”
Original air date: October 17, 2018 | Directed by Jeff Woolnough | Written by Michael Grassi
Archie is processed in jail, but without protection due to his refusal to stab a Ghoulie, he faces abuse from Ghoulies he previously helped lock up. Archie then tries to bring the prisoners together but his attempt is ambushed by Hiram, who orders the guards to beat the prisoners and start a riot. Dilton dies, and Betty and Jughead investigate what happened to him and Ben and discover three symbols etched into Dilton’s back. They later search for Dilton’s bunker where they find Ben and Dilton were participating in a board game turned lethal. They then question Ethel about the game, who after refusing to talk about it, begins to have a seizure. Later, at the hospital, Betty and Jughead witness Ben commit suicide, after claiming he will ascend to the Kingdom and be reunited with Dilton. Elsewhere, Fred, Hermione, Alice, F. P., Hiram, Sierra McCoy, Tom Keller, and Penelope Blossom gather to discuss an incident that occurred in their youth, one they swore not to speak of ever again. Hermione claims it is happening again with their children.
Episode 3.03 “Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below”
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Original air date: October 24, 2018 | Directed by Jeff Hunt | Written by Aaron Allen
After spending time in solitary confinement, Archie accepts the Warden’s offer to participate in a trial by combat beneath the prison. Veronica opens a speakeasy under Pop’s but is shaken down by Sherriff Mineta and Penny. With Cheryl and Toni’s help she gets evidence of the Whyte Worm being used to make jingle jangle, and blackmails Hiram. Betty befriends Evelyn to try learn more about the Farm and is taken aback when she learns Alice has told them all their family secrets. Meanwhile, Ethel plays Griffins and Gargolyes with Jughead, and after giving Jughead the scripture, Ethel drinks from a poisoned chalice and is placed on suicide watch. Later, F. P. burns the scripture; however, a copy is placed in each student’s locker at Riverdale High, with Ethel proclaiming to the Gargoyle King that everyone will soon join them.
Episode 3.04 “Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club”
Original air date: November 7, 2018 | Directed by Dawn Wilkinson | Written by Tessa Leigh Williams
With the Riverdale kids playing Griffons and Gargoyles, Alice opens up to Betty about her past and her involvement with the game. In 1992, Alice, a rebellious teenager pregnant with F. P.’s child, is forced to spend detention along with Penelope, Sierra, Hermione, Fred, and F. P. Initially strangers, they soon find the Griffins & Gargoyles game and play it as a group, gradually becoming addicted to it. However, after receiving strange invitations from the Gargoyle King, Alice soon finds the bathroom graffitied with messages and so finds chalices, she encounters the creature. Principal Featherhead encounters the Gargoyle King and is found dead with the same symbols from Dilton’s back etched into the door. The group vow to never talk about the incident. After explaining, Alice tells Betty that they do not know who was trying to kill one of them, but it was a member of their group. Later on, Betty finds Jughead in the cellar playing the game as he reveals he is about to ascend to the third level.
Episode 3.05 “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
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Original air date: November 14, 2018 | Directed by Pam Romanowsky | Written by Greg Murray & Ace Hasan
Betty asks Jughead to investigate their parents as she believes one of them is a murderer. Jughead finds out the game is a metaphor for Riverdale itself, and claims he will eventually be able to confront the Gargoyle King. After a failed prison escape, Archie is branded by the Warden and finds out Hiram paid the witnesses to lie and frame him. Jughead tells F. P. whomever killed the principal when their parents were at school was the game master. Before the fight club, Joaquin stabs Archie, claiming the Warden told him if he did he would ascend. Joaquin is later seen by Kevin escaping to a “new gang”. Veronica, Betty, Josie, Reggie, and Kevin hatch a plan and manage to help Archie escape and they hide him in Dilton’s bunker. Jughead realizes Archie’s brand is the same symbol that was on Dilton’s back. Kevin, Josie, and Reggie begin to play the game. The Warden, set to meet with Hermione, commits suicide by cyanide poisoning after failing to ascend in the game by killing Archie. Jughead comes face to face with the Gargoyle King.
Episode 3.06 “Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter”
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Original air date: November 28, 2018 | Directed by Rachel Talalay | Written by Cristine Chambers
The students are questioned about their whereabouts during Archie’s escape when Josie has a seizure. Betty gathers the Midnight Club at Veronica’s speakeasy and questions them about the murder of Principal Featherhead, where Penelope confesses Dilton’s father, Darryl, poisoned the chalices so they could all ascend together, and later killed himself out of guilt, but Betty is not convinced. Veronica, determined to clear Archie’s name finds the full interview footage on Hermione’s computer proving Archie’s innocence and emails it to the prosecution. Archie is cleared of all charges, but he refuses to return to Riverdale and breaks up with Veronica before leaving town with Jughead. Joaquin proclaims the symbol branded on Archie means sacrifices, and he is later found dead with the same symbol carved into his forehead. Meanwhile, Betty and Alice are horrified to find the Gargoyle King in their house. They retreat to Betty’s room but find a gravestone on Betty’s bed before F. P. arrives and comforts them. Later, Alice has Betty forcibly taken to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy where she discovers all the patients are painting pictures of The Gargoyle King.
Episode 3.07 “Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black”
Original air date: December 5, 2018 | Directed by Alex Pillai | Written by Janine Salinas Schoenberg
Archie and Jughead plan to take a break at a farm, where they meet Laurie and Gracie. Laurie, during a meeting with Archie, kisses him and he reciprocates, but later thinks of Veronica and stops. Jughead finds children taking Fizzle Rocks and playing Griffins & Gargoyles and the common symbols regarding the Gargoyle King appear. When Jughead finds that the entire town is owned by Hiram and Laurie is helping him trace Archie, he and Archie flee. Veronica moves out, and opens a Casino in her speakeasy, later learning about Minneta’s brutal killing. Betty finds Ethel at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, where she tries to make her life seem insignificant. She finds the Sisters feeding the patients with Fizzle Rocks and finds Hiram helping them to do so. Now with solid evidence of who the Sisters really are, she tries to flee, but the Sisters and Ethel catch her. They then make her meet the Gargoyle King and then forcefully feed her Fizzle Rocks. Later while being interrogated, Betty hallucinates and finds the Gargoyle King approaching her.
Episode 3.08 “Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak”
Original air date: December 12, 2018 | Directed by John Kretchmer | Written by James DeWille
The Riverdale Vixens squad suffer from a mass seizure with the exception of Cheryl who soon asks for Toni to move in. Veronica learns that Hiram intends to shut down Riverdale High. Reggie informs Veronica that the drugs are coming from the prison Hiram is constructing. Elsewhere, Jughead and Archie meet his mother Gladys and sister Jellybean, and learn that Hiram intends to take over the town. Archie leaves to prevent danger. Betty learns that the Gargoyle King is a hallucination from the drugs and along with Ethel, tie up Sister Woodhouse. They set free the patients afterwards. Cheryl and Veronica interrogate Penelope and learn that she was helping Hiram. However, as they both, along with Kevin and the RROTC decide to stop Riverdale from closing down, they are too late as the town is shut down, quarantined and blocked off. Alice takes Betty and the patients home. Hiram calls the Governor and thanks him for sealing the town off. They hang up and Hiram is raises his drink to the Gargoyle King, who stands in front of him.
Episode 3.09 “Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit”
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Original air date: January 16, 2019 | Directed by Jeff Hunt | Written by Arabella Anderson
A month after Riverdale’s shutdown, Archie has now fled town and staying in a cabin with Vegas. Betty has taken in the freed patients from the SOQM while Veronica is being forced by Hiram to pay for protection for the speakeasy. However, Reggie is beaten up by Gargoyle-dressed men sent by Hiram while on a run for supplies and eventually she hires the Serpents to protect her club. Cheryl and Toni are both kicked out of the Serpents after stealing from Hiram and Reggie and Veronica kiss. Meanwhile, Archie is attacked and mauled by a bear and experiences strange hallucinations before being found bloodied and unresponsive by park rangers while Betty tries to convince the nuns to testify against Hiram. After a meeting with Attorney McCoy, Betty realises that the nun’s argument may be useless but soon discovers that the Sisters have all committed suicide to avoid testifying against Hiram. Betty is shocked when she learns that Alice kicked out the patients from their house and shipped them off to the Farm.
Episode 3.10 “Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger”
Original air date: January 23, 2019 | Directed by Maggie Kiley | Written by Brian E. Paterson
Archie, having survived his attack, returns to Riverdale to face his demons and to overcome his problems. Alice liquidates Betty’s college funds to provide for the escaped SOQM patients who have been living at the Farm. A furious Betty then seeks help from attorney McCoy, who informs Betty that she must go visit Hal, as Alice forged his signature. Betty does so and finds Hal is impressed with the Gargoyle King’s kill count and wants to see one of the game’s manuals in return for him signing an affidavit for Betty so she can pursue legal action. Betty learns Penelope visits him and Hal wants Betty to return for visits. The Serpents find Fangs and the Gargoyle Gang in a clearing in Fox Forest having a ceremony. They crash the ceremony and Jughead and F.P. unmask the Gargoyle King, revealing Tall Boy, who faked his death and has been working for Hiram. However, he is killed during an escape attempt. Hiram is shot and critically injured in the Pembrooke. Believing Archie may have been responsible, Veronica breaks up with Archie and reconciles with Reggie. Hermione appoints F.P. as the new sheriff of Riverdale after Claudius is found dead.
Episode 3.11 “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia”
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Original air date: January 30, 2019 | Directed by Greg Smith | Written by Devon Turner & Will Ewing
Veronica sets Jughead out on a mission to find who shot her father. Betty investigates Penelope, learning that she killed Claudius and Clifford, and stumbles upon her brothel “The Maple Club”. Meanwhile, Archie is still spiraling, and Josie tries to help him face his demons. Veronica and Reggie set out to find the truth about the quarantine and the series of seizures that occurred in the town. Jughead comes face-to-face with Mrs. Mulwray, and later finds that Sweet Pea, who had been tracking Hermione for him, spots her and the believed-to-be dead Sheriff Minetta conspiring against F.P. in a secluded cabin. Jughead goes and warns F.P. that Hermione put him up to shooting Hiram in the first place. Archie considers murdering Hiram, but ends up saving his life instead. After this, Veronica and Archie share their apologies and Hiram, now awake, calls a truce with Archie. Hermione, after meeting with Jughead, is called out on her mission to kill Hiram, and kills Minetta to tie up loose ends.
Episode 3.12 “Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale”
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Original air date: February 6, 2019 | Directed by Harry Jierjian | Written by Britta Lundin
Sierra McCoy and Tom Keller are preparing to get married where Kevin invites Moose to be his date and Moose decides to come out to his strict father Marcus. However, Moose is not ready yet and is almost outed by Cheryl during a school morning announcement but Moose decides to come out anyway after Kevin gives him an ultimatum and they consummate their love in Dilton’s bunker. However, Sierra and Tom both receive a message from the “Gargoyle King” calling the Midnight Club to reassemble and complete their ascension that failed when they were teenagers. The parents assemble at the school to sip from the chalices; however, it is revealed to be a hoax. Marcus dresses up as the Gargoyle King and captures Kevin and Moose, hoping to scare his son straight. Moose leaves Riverdale afterwards. Archie and Josie get close to one another and kiss, starting a relationship while Veronica and Reggie discover that Jughead’s mother Gladys is Hermione’s buyer of the Fizzle Rocks lab which was burned. Gladys and Jellybean return to Riverdale, intending to stay for good with a plan.
Episode 3.13 “Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight”
Original air date: February 27, 2019 | Directed by Tawnia McKiernan | Written by Michael Grassi
The Serpents’ numbers have decreased due to the Pretty Poisons, leading Jughead to go after the Ghoulies. Archie has been getting into boxing and must throw his first fight. Hiram wants Veronica to take control of his drugs, but she starts working for Gladys. Alice is preparing to be rebaptized by the Farm, and only Betty realizes that she is doing something dangerous. The Ghoulies (now the Gargoyles) are led by Kurtz, who has been keeping G&G going. Kurtz tells Jughead that only the worthy will ascend, while promising the Gargoyle King is alive. Hiram and Gladys meet and when Gladys threatens Hermione, Veronica is forced to join Hiram. Betty meets with an ex-Farm member, who left the farm after her sister’s death. Betty learns they believe in reaching near-death to reach ascension. Archie fights in the match but loses. Alice takes place in the rebirth. Almost dying, Polly and the Farm refuse to help her until Betty intervenes. Veronica covers for Hermione and now owes debt to Hiram. Gladys takes control of the Gargoyles. Alice claims she is reborn and sees her purpose. She says she will sell the house and she, Betty, and the Farm will be one forever.
Episode 3.14 “Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk with Me”
Original air date: March 6, 2019 | Directed by Marisol Adler | Written by Aaron Allen
Alice attempts to sell the house, only to be sabotaged by Betty. Archie finds a boy named Ricky branded with the Sacrifice Symbol in the boxing gym. He starts taking care of him, until Ricky runs away to hide from the Gargoyles. The Serpents, Gargoyles, and Pretty Poisons begin clashing at school, and chemistry equipment is stolen to make drugs. Betty finds Kevin going deep into the Farm, and stumbles across a ceremony where he walks across fire. She threatens to expose the Farm, but Evelyn and Kevin respond by threatening to expose all of Alice’s secrets. Veronica opens a casino and uses it to lower her debt, leading to Hiram’s associates clashing at a showcase. Veronica recruits the Pretty Poisons to work at the speakeasy, who ban Hiram and Gladys from entering. The Gargoyles and the Serpents begin working with the police, causing Kurtz to walk out. Archie finds out Ricky is Joaquain’s little brother. Ricky reveals he is working with the Gargoyles and faked everything and tries to kill Archie to complete the Red Paladin quest. Jughead tells Archie that it is time for them to end it (along with Betty). Alice sells the house and comes home to find it in flames.
Episode 3.15 “Chapter Fifty: American Dreams”
Original air date: March 13, 2019 | Directed by Gabriel Correa | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Archie, Betty, and Jughead set out on a journey to eliminate the “Red Paladin” quest from the realm of Gryphons and Gargoyles that was initially spread about by Hiram. Meanwhile, Betty finds out about Gladys’ criminal intentions from Veronica after she learns that the Jones family has bought her house. After Betty informs Jughead of his mother’s business in town, he becomes angered and plans to drive his mom out of town after giving a speech at F.P.’s 50th birthday party. Archie defeats all players that set out to kill him, lifting his brand for sacrifice. Cheryl and Toni continue to experience tension in their relationship, up to the point that Cheryl asks Toni to move out. Consequently, she summons Kevin to inform him that she must channel her anger into the school musical, which she demands to be Heathers.
Episode 3.16 “Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun”
Original air date: March 20, 2019 | Directed by Maggie Kiley | Written by Tessa Leigh Williams
While preparing the Riverdale High production of Heathers, Cheryl discovers that Toni has been assigned as choreographer while Kevin makes Evelyn co-director due to the Farm financially backing the musical. Veronica learns that her parents are breaking up and turns to Reggie for comfort. Jughead learns that the old trailer is being used as a Fizzle Rock lab by Gladys and with the help of Betty, sets fire to it. Betty becomes angered at Evelyn’s involvement and attempts to involve Principal Weatherby who turns out to be a follower of the Farm. Evelyn throws a pre-show party where Kevin has a frightening drug induced hallucination driving him closer to Evelyn and the Farm. Toni and Cheryl soon decide to repair their relationship after a fight. Veronica divulges the state of her parents marriage and Reggie realizing this is why she slept with him decides to end their relationship. On the night of the show, the cast performs and is followed by the appearance of Edgar Evernever, Evelyn’s father who starts clapping while those audience members dressed in white follow suit giving a standing ovation to the musical.
Episode 3.17 “Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid”
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Original air date: March 27, 2019 | Directed by Pamela Romanowsky | Written by Greg Murray & Ace Hasan
While on a tour of the Farm, Betty enlists Cheryl to help her infiltrate the farm. Archie is given word by his old cell mate, Mad Dog, that Leopold and Loeb is being closed, and that all juvenile prisoners are to be transferred to Hiram’s prison. They persuade the governor to pardon Archie’s prison friends. When they get out, they jump right into action helping Jughead take down the Gargoyles after Mad Dog learns his family is in danger. Veronica tries to get her parents together, but her plans do not work, when their marriage is annulled. While Cheryl is at the Farm, she gets in with Edgar, and they discuss Jason’s death and the location of the testimonies that Betty wants Cheryl to get her hands on. Cheryl decides to join the cult, after she tells Betty that the Farm has allowed her to see Jason. Betty goes asks Alice if the reason she has joined the Farm is that she can see Charles, and Alice says yes. Jughead and Archie, receive a single baby tooth as a message. They learn that Archie’s prison mate, Baby Teeth, has fallen victim to the Gargoyle King, after F.P. finds him dead in a clearing in the forest.
Episode 3.18 “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”
Original air date: April 17, 2019 | Directed by Gabriel Correa | Written by Brian E. Paterson & Arabella Anderson
F.P. and Jughead investigate Baby Teeth’s death; the coroner tells them that a matchbook from the Maple Club had been lodged in his throat at the time of his death. At Penelope’s brothel, they find a client foaming at the mouth and gripping a knife after consuming a bad batch of Fizzle Rocks, known as “G”. Kurtz is the one dealing “G”. Betty sends Toni the video of Clifford murdering Jason, but it does not convince Cheryl that Jason is dead. Betty tries the same tactic, as she takes Alice to a fake grave of Charles, she is not convinced. Betty chloroforms her and holds her in Dilton’s bunker to force her to remember her past. She threatens both Edgar and Evelyn—but decides that she must let her mother heal. She hires Toni to join the Farm to try and free Cheryl and Alice. Archie, while participating in a boxing tournament, must rematch Randy Ronson, who has just taken “G” and collapses after the fight. F.P. and Jughead capture Kurtz making a drug deal at Archie’s gym, he informs them that Jellybean has been “summoned”. She is led into the woods with Ricky, who reveals the Gargoyle King standing behind her.
Episode 3.19 “Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper”
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Original air date: April 24, 2019 | Directed by Alexandra La Roche | Written by Janine Salinas Schoenberg & Will Ewing
After the death of Randy Ronson, Elio tries to frame Archie for dealing him drugs to use for the fight. Veronica reveals that Archie and Mad Dog passed a drug test and helps Archie raise money for the Ronson family. The Jones family and Kurtz play a game of Gryphons and Gargoyles to bring Jellybean home. F.P. is shot while they rob Pop’s, Gladys is severely stabbed while in a fight with an undead Penny Peabody; Jughead is nearly killed after Kurtz locks him in a freezer—emerging to find Kurtz has been killed by the Gargoyle King. Jughead returns home to Jellybean and Gladys makes the decision to leave town. Betty learns of Edgar’s plans to adopt Polly’s babies as his own after his marriage to Alice. Betty continues an investigation on the Farm, discovering that Evelyn is 26 years old, recruits, and is Edgar’s wife. Josie leaves town. After this, she enters the Farm to save the babies, but is led into a room of several cult members by Toni, who is now in the cult. They try to capture her. Later, Veronica tells Betty that her father has died in an accident while being transported to her father’s prison.
Episode 3.20 “Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night”
Original air date: May 1, 2019 | Directed by David Katzenberg | Written by Britta Lundin & Devon Turner
Betty is dubious that her father actually has died after seeing the crash scene with Veronica. At the same moment, Archie’s mom returns to town and makes plans for Archie to meet with a recruiter at the naval academy so Archie can go to college on a boxing scholarship. While Cheryl and Toni campaign for prom queens, Edgar and Evelyn both remind them that doing so is against the rules of the Farm. Meanwhile, while Jughead speaks with Jellybean, she informs him about the Gargoyle King’s gospel, which Jughead finds on an abandoned bus with F.P., so he can bring the serial killer down. When Betty wins prom queen, she is summoned by the Gargoyle King, who plans for her to ascend, placing chalices in the girl’s bathroom. When Betty rejects and is about to shoot the Gargoyle King, the Black Hood attacks her, revealing to Betty that her dad did indeed survive the crash and is now working with the Gargoyle King. Afterwards, Betty goes to warn her mom that Hal is likely going to prey on the Farm next. In doing so, Betty is asked by Edgar if she will stay at the Farm for her safety, and she accepts.
Episode 3.21 “Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House”
Original air date: May 8, 2019 | Directed by Rob Seidenglanz | Written by Cristine Chambers & James DeWille
Edgar has Betty come face-to-face with her “dark side”, that he is faking, while she learns that Kevin and Fangs have undergone massive surgeries; Toni is next. Betty realizes Edgar hypnotizes and creates pain which makes everyone follow him; turning crazy. Jughead finds Ricky trying to ascend who sends a group of Boy Scouts to attack him; he hides in the bunker where he finds Ethel. Jughead and Ethel search for a young scout that has gone to the abandoned bus at the junkyard, leading them into the arms of the Black Hood. Archie, Molly, and Veronica plan to get Hiram arrested when he makes a move at the town. During a boxing match Archie set up, the FBI arrests him for illegal activity at his businesses, which includes La Bonne Nuit. Betty realizes that the Farm has been performing surgery to harvest organs, she informs Cheryl, who saves Toni from receiving her procedure. Toni escapes, but Cheryl is taken away by guards. When Betty warns Kevin and Fangs, they send her to the operating room so she can undergo her organ harvest next. At the police station, Ethel tells Jughead the Gargoyle King’s identity—Jason Blossom. He digs up Jason’s grave to reveal an empty casket.
Episode 3.22 “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night”
Original air date: May 15, 2019 | Directed by Rachel Talalay | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Michael Grassi
Penelope buys Betty from Edgar before receiving surgery, and she wakes at the Thorn Hill Hunting Lodge where she finds the gang having dinner with Penelope. Penelope reveals herself as the mastermind of the game; Chic as the Gargoyle King. She sends them on a final quest. Alice learns of Edgar’s plans for ascension and Cheryl attempts to break Kevin and Fangs out. Cheryl stumbles upon Jason, grave robbed by Edgar. Alice frees Juniper and Cheryl, staying back to save Polly. In the woods, the four are nearly killed and Betty shoots Hal to receive the antidote to Cyanide. Penelope then kills Hal. The Pretty Poisons and the Serpents save the four before raiding the Farm, finding only Kevin. Hermione is arrested for attempting to kill Hiram, who plots revenge; Cheryl brings Jason’s body home. Betty and Jughead are greeted at home by their brother, Charles, alive and an FBI agent, who reveals that Alice had been undercover at the Farm. The gang vows to enjoy their senior year. An flash-forward shows Archie, Betty, and Veronica out in the woods and covered with blood, as they burn Jughead’s beanie in a fire and promise never to speak of that day to anyone, so they will not get caught.
(Flashback) The Fred Heads give an impromptu performance; Alice finds her friends high on Fizzle Rocks, fulling around in the school; Alice goes to throw up.
Josie and Archie sing; Sierra and Tom marvel at their wedding cake; Moose tells Kevin he’s leaving town; Cheryl surprises Toni with a new girl group; Veronica gives her mother bad news.
Kevin explains to a concerned Mayor Lodge and PA parents why Heathers is a good play; Betty tells Jughead that he’ll find a way to stop his mother’s plans.
Evelyn starts off the cast party; Veronica and Reggie make up; Sweet Pea catches Josie and Archie in a romantic moment; Evelyn attempts to help Cheryl let go of her troubles.
Archie and Josie make a decision to wipe the slate clean and begin anew with one another
The musical ends with a group sing along and wardrobe change; Jughead and Betty watch his dad’s trailer burn.