Chapter Eight: The Outsiders
Riverdale Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

There's trouble in Riverdale, and we're not just talking about that tense baby shower.

Episode Info

On the verge of starting a construction job, Fred loses his crew, which could jeopardize his livelihood, so Archie rounds up his friends to pitch in and help, but things don't go well. With his secret exposed, Jughead worries about how his friends will take it; Betty and Veronica consider throwing a baby shower for Polly, who is apprehensive in light of knowing how everyone feels.

Cast & Crew

K.J. Apa
Archie Andrews
Luke Perry
Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
Josie McCoy
Cole Sprouse
Jughead Jones
Lili Reinhart
Betty Cooper
Mädchen Amick
Alice Cooper
Camila Mendes
Veronica Lodge
Madelaine Petsch
Cheryl Blossom
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Eight: The Outsiders

Honestly, the most interesting developments this week have nothing to do with Archie and his ragtag group of friends. It's their parents, particularly Alice, Fred, and F.P. that make this episode so engrossing.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It is great to see Alice Cooper's mask finally crack. The raving lunatic we all knew was hiding underneath finally comes out to play for a bit.

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

Only in Riverdale would a baby shower be more frightening than a construction site brawl or a visit to a gang bar.

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

Even as Fred is disappointed in his former friend, F.P.'s is appreciative of the guy for taking his son in and giving him a good home. There's a sadness in their scenes, something absent in the other Riverdale Parent scenes.

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

Mrs. Cooper tries desperately to convince her daughter that when they sent her away to the home for unwed mothers, they never wanted her to feel alone, unwanted or unloved. Well, that's a swing and a miss on all three, eh?

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Will we find out who killed Jason by season's end? Or will they leave us hanging, Twin Peaks-style? (Note to the producers: Please don't leave us hanging. You don't want to follow in the footsteps of Twin Peaks Season 2, do you?)

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The Outsiders felt more like a transitional episode that stopped to sort out everyone's feelings about certain situations, but left out other aspects and developments.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

There are decades of hate and history influencing these pre-existing relationships throughout the generations. There's so much depth to these characters.

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

So much family tension in one episode!

Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Chapter Eight: The Outsiders spends far too much time on stories that don't really enhance the main plot.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Tons of drama was ratcheted up this week, but in an organic way that still serves the characters.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…