Chapter Eight: The Outsiders



Critic 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.


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 Eight: The Outsiders

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…