Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil
Riverdale Season 1



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Soapy, sexy, and a little silly, "Chapter Two" shows there's more than meets the eye in Riverdale.

Episode Info

Archie implores Miss Grundy to share what they overheard at Sweetwater River after details of Jason's death are revealed; Betty hopes to fix her friendship with Archie, but undertakes a different tact with Veronica, who wants to make amends for her actions. Cheryl deals with the pressure of rumors about her brother's death; and tensions boil over when Jughead uncovers a secret about Archie. Meanwhile, fall pep-rally plans are scheduled to include an appearance by Josie and the Pussycats.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Mädchen Amick
as Alice Cooper
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
Casey Cott
as Kevin Keller
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil

It's the balance between loving nostalgia and lurid, hairpin-turn soap opera histrionics that is making Riverdale enjoyable.

Feb 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This is an intense new breed of CW teenagers that only move from one location to the next to confront one another over past grievances.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Looks like there are now two major mysteries being brought out of the shadows and into the light in Riverdale. But honestly, I'm just here for Betty and Veronica's newly-minted girl power friendship.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A more substantial and promising statement in terms of what to expect from Riverdale as the first season unfolds.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Let's keep talking about how gorgeous this show is, because Riverdale would just be trashy fun if not for its elegant visual style.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

If [Riverdale] can further develop its characters and keep the information surrounding the mystery interesting, then it definitely has even more potential to grow into its own.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Riverdale isn't perfect but when it hits the right note it's hard to remember what problems I have with it in the first place.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

This murder mystery isn't as simple as it looks.

Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The second episode of Riverdale, mostly occupied with the aftermath of the pilot, has a tendency to drag, but at least the eye-candy shop is still open.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's Jughead's late-night confrontation at Archie's house that we learn the most important thing about this pair: Despite their drama, there's a deep trust between these two, and it transcends this momentary halt in their friendship.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

One of Riverdale's biggest tests will be how it brings the mystery together, and this episode definitely adds some more color to that.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The most compelling part of the show has to be Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes).

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…