Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness



Critic Consensus: Surprising without being confusing, "Chapter Five" develops its dark, dramatic themes between the ladies, leaving Archie behind.

Episode Info

The Blossom family prepares for Jason's funeral, but do so with a secret agenda in mind; Archie sacks football after an opportunity to work with a new music mentor arises; Betty intensifies her investigation into Jason's death and uncovers unsettling revelations about her family. Meanwhile, Veronica forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl; and Hermoine seeks help from Fred after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents.


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 Five: Heart of Darkness

It's another gray day in Riverdale, but my hopes are high for Bring on the even more openly disturbed Cooper sister, I say!

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It didn't always flow well, something the writers need to strengthen is the pace and balance of the episodes, but regardless, it gave us some fascinating new information and humanized Cheryl a bit (something that was overdue).

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

This episode isn't as engrossing and jam packed as last week. But it's still glorious thanks to Riverdale's best character: Betty.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Things definitely went dark and dramatic on Riverdale.

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

Keeping track of all the characters and their ties to each other can be a dizzying task. That's the fun of the show though, trying to sort through all the wreckage and mayhem.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

For those hoping Riverdale would continue to lean more into its campier sensibilities, Chapter Five is the episode that scratches that itch.

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

All of these developments were fantastic, unfortunately none of them involved, you know, the main character.

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

I wish this show had even more layers of insane and implausible drama. Riverdale, you complete me.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What I love most about Riverdale is that it simultaneously surprises and completely makes sense at the same time.

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

The feuds and secrets run deep in this town, and Heart of Darkness makes it feel like Riverdale is just getting started with the excavation.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…