Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show
Riverdale Season 1



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

More tightly written than the first three installments, "Chapter Four" gets to the juicy stories outside the show's murder mystery.

Episode Info

Jughead discovers an anonymous buyer for the drive-in plans to tear it down and launches a battle to keep it open; Betty's friendship with Archie takes a hit after she uncovers shocking information about Miss Grundy's past. Meanwhile, Veronica confronts her mother about a suspicious meeting between her and a shady Southside Serpent; and after uncovering Betty's diary, Alice seizes the opportunity to destroy Archie's golden-boy image.


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
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show

'The Last Picture Show' is a pretty great episode, deepening our understanding of the town's dynamics and laying foundations for further plots beyond the whole "who killed Jason Blossom?" hook.

Feb 20, 2017 | Full Review…

As is now the standard, Riverdale is at its most interesting away from Archie Andrews.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Considering how girl-crazy Archie is both in the comics and on the show, this was a shockingly mature move on his part, and very impressive. Too bad he won't get any credit for it.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The cinematography and production design continues to be some of the best aspects of Riverdale.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart continue to have great chemistry.

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

Tthe strength of Riverdale's cast and the show's willingness to go bananas crazy at the drop of a hat make the whole thing a blast.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

In the month since it has debuted, Riverdale has repeatedly proven that a scorched earth policy is these characters default setting. Narratively this was a smart move.

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

It's laser-focused, using the destruction of a Riverdale landmark to tell a variety of stories about moral and cultural decay, personal compromise, and the limits of loyalty, all wrapped up in the show's acute portrayal of teen angst.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Y'all need to recalibrate, Riverdale.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sure, Riverdale is more self-aware than the teen dramas we're used to, but alas, tonight's perfectly average episode reveals that it can't avoid all of the genre's missteps.

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

Cole Sprouse's Jughead is such a terrific update of the character -- still wry and food-obsessed, still "moral and apathetic," but in a way that feels current and real, and very much at home in this new, darker version of Archie's gang.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

What really makes this criminal element compelling in "Chapter Four" is how it affects multiple storylines.

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