At Riverdale High, Betty, Archie, Jughead and new girl Veronica wrestle with clashing desires while coping with a fellow student's tragic death.
As police begin an investigation into Jason's death, Archie's guilt and Jughead's suspicions intensify. Betty struggles with her feelings for Archie.
After Archie and Cheryl open up to the sheriff, Betty asks Jughead to cover the case for the school paper. Veronica tangles with jock Chuck.
Betty looks into Geraldine's past, while Jughead fights to save the drive-in. Veronica confronts her mom after Cheryl spots her arguing with a biker.
As Jason's funeral nears, Betty digs deeper into his past, while Veronica comforts Cheryl. A new music opportunity complicates Archie's school plans.
While Jughead and Betty zero in on Polly's whereabouts, Valerie helps Archie with a crisis of confidence and Veronica reels from a double betrayal.
Amid harsh rumors about Polly, Alice goes public with family secrets, making Betty and Cheryl uneasy allies. Jughead helps his dad reclaim his life.
Hoping to bring the Cooper family together, Veronica hosts a baby shower for Polly. Archie steps in to help after his dad's construction crew quits.
Cheryl persuades Archie to escort her to a private Blossom family event. Veronica reaches out to Ethel and urges Hermione to come clean with Fred.
While Fred is away, Betty decides to throw Jughead a surprise birthday party at Archie's. Veronica uncovers alarming facts about her dad and Clifford.
As Betty and Archie prepare for homecoming, Jughead reconnects with his now-sober dad. But Veronica and Alice conspire to secretly investigate FP.
After FP's arrest, Archie, Veronica and Betty rush to show proof of a frame-up, while Jughead, convinced of his dad's guilt, prepares to leave town.
As Riverdale prepares for its 75th jubilee, the gang struggles to return to normalcy, while FP faces pressure from the sheriff to turn informant.
The gang gathers to support a shaken Archie as Fred fights for his life, prompting Jughead and Betty to dig deeper into the gunman's motives.
With the future of Pop's in question, sleep deprivation has Archie on edge -- and increasingly paranoid that someone's out to harm those he loves.
Archie takes matters into his own hands when another violent crime rocks Riverdale. Jughead starts classes at Southside High.
Archie's viral video stirs up tensions all over town. Jughead and Betty put their heads together to solve a cipher from the Black Hood.
Jughead takes a stand as the Serpents prepare to strike back, and the Black Hood hits Betty with a bombshell. Veronica hosts a friend from her past.
Nick's poised to pay for his crimes until blame shifts to the Southside -- and Mayor McCoy strikes hard. Betty and Veronica go after “The Sugarman.”
In a chilling letter, the Black Hood challenges the residents of Riverdale to remain sinless for 48 hours, putting everyone on edge -- and on alert.
The Black Hood investigation takes Archie and Veronica to "The Devil's House" and stirs new suspicions. Jughead and Betty join forces to honor FP.
With Christmas in the air, a snooping Veronica uncovers a surprise in Hiram's study. Betty opens a horrifying gift, and Jughead strikes back at Penny.
Cultures clash when Southside students are forced to transfer to Riverdale High. The FBI approaches Archie, and Betty looks for her long-lost brother.
Archie tries to get closer to Hiram, Jughead digs up shocking details about Riverdale’s past, and Betty unearths dark secrets about her brother.
An act of vandalism stirs up suspicion. Meanwhile, Archie's new job as Hiram's intern has Veronica worried he'll learn the Lodge family secrets.
Betty's left feeling sick to her stomach after a night of unexpected violence. Agent Adams puts pressure on Archie while the Lodges prepare for war.
A weekend away at the Lodge family lake house brings dark secrets -- and desires -- to the surface. Josie goes to Kevin with a painful truth.
Fred weighs a surprising career change while Jughead works to unravel Hiram's master plan. Betty can't shake the suspicion that Chic is dangerous.
Hermione ramps up her run for mayor with a celebrity endorsement, moving Jughead to political protest. Cheryl's slumber party takes a dark turn.
Politics in Riverdale take a treacherous turn. The Coopers face unwelcome guests, while Toni, Veronica and Josie search for answers about Cheryl.
As rehearsals ramp up for "Carrie: The Musical," the Riverdale drama students sink into their roles -- and life starts imitating art.
A violent tragedy sparks sinking suspicions that the Black Hood is still at large. Betty exposes a secret. Veronica confronts a voice from her past.
The mayoral race heats up with a fiery debate as tension builds between the Bulldogs and the Serpents. Betty shares her suspicions with Cheryl.
A riot outside the sheriff's station erupts into all-out war. Veronica learns a devastating secret, and Betty sees the Black Hood face to face.
With the riot calmed and Betty’s dad in custody, the town awaits the results of two elections, and the gang rallies to unmask the other Black Hood.