Riverdale: Season 2 (2017 - 2018)


Season 2
Riverdale

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Riverdale enters its sophomore year with an off-kilter new murder mystery while continuing to up the hormonal teen melodrama.

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Critic Ratings: 274

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Air date: Oct 11, 2017

Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of his father's shooting; Veronica learns her father has arrived in town earlier than expected; Pop Tate's story leaves Jughead and Betty questioning the gunman's motives.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2017

Betty leads a movement to save Pop's from closing; Archie's friends worry about his behavior; Jughead's efforts to find F.P. a new lawyer may have serious repercussions; Veronica finds herself caught between Hiram and Hermoine.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Frustrated by the lack of progress in his father's case, Archie takes matters into his own hands; Veronica is glad to introduce her father to her friends; Jughead befriends a Southside Serpent on his first day at his new school.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2017

Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale; Betty finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery; tensions between the North and Southside come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2017

Alice publishes a fiery piece blasting the Southside; Jughead takes matters into his own hands to keep the peace; Betty receives an ultimatum that could destroy her relationships; Veronica's old friend visits for a wild night with the gang.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2017

Mayor McCoy threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside; Jughead and Archie try to stop a dangerous alliance between the Serpents and a long-time rival from forming; Betty turns to Veronica for help.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

The Black Hood challenges the residents of Riverdale to remain sinless for 48 hours; Penny Peabody calls in a favor Jughead owes her, putting strain on his relationship with Archie; Betty and Veronica investigate a suspect.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2017

When Jughead learns that F.P. is getting released from prison, he and Betty organize a welcome home party; Archie and Veronica push their relationship issues aside to focus on the Black Hood investigation.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

Veronica uncovers a major secret Hiram has been keeping from her; tensions mount between Jughead and FP; Penelope tells Cheryl they cannot afford Christmas this year; a showdown with the Black Hood.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

A shutdown of Southside High forces Jughead to transfer to Riverdale High; Veronica claims she's still on board with plans for SoDale; Archie is asked to gather information on Hiram's suspicious dealings; Betty tries to find her long-lost brother.

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Cast & Crew

K.J. Apa
Archie Andrews

Actor
Lili Reinhart
Betty Cooper

Actor
Camila Mendes
Veronica Lodge

Actor
Cole Sprouse
Jughead Jones

Actor
Madelaine Petsch
Cheryl Blossom

Actor
Marisol Nichols
Hermione Lodge

Actor
Mädchen Amick
Alice Cooper

Actor
Luke Perry
Fred Andrews

Actor
Ashleigh Murray
Josie McCoy

Actor
Casey Cott
Kevin Keller

Actor
Mark Consuelos
Hiram Lodge

Actor
Robin Givens
Mayor McCoy

Guest Star
Skeet Ulrich
F.P. Jones

Actor
Hart Denton
Chic

Guest Star
Vanessa Morgan
Toni

Guest Star
Brit Morgan
Penny Peabody

Guest Star
John Behlmann
Agent Adams

Guest Star
Andy Cohen
Self

Guest Star
Nathalie Boltt
Penelope

Guest Star
Molly Ringwald
Mary

Guest Star
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Riverdale: Season 2

  • 5d ago
    Was this the season Archie fought a bear? It all bleeds together in insanity now. But it's lovely insanity.
  • May 09, 2022
    50/50 season. Not every people like this season.
  • Apr 23, 2022
    Amazing season for an amazing series.
  • Apr 13, 2022
    The cast and soundtrack are good. But season 2 is a step down from season 1. Firstly, it's too many episodes so it's stretched out and therefore the murder mystery takes a backseat. It's also too serious at times; lacking season 1's fun. Jughead also became irritating this season.
  • Feb 09, 2022
    This eason was insane, it was good right from the beginning to the end.
  • Dec 01, 2021
    I don't know why everybody hates Season 2 of Riverdale. TBH, it's the best season throughout the series. It has more plot into it, more character development, great acting, good writing (the writing went down since Season 4), and action scenes that I like.
  • Aug 26, 2021
    Just turn your brain off and it won't hurt as bad.
  • Aug 24, 2021
    This is where the nightmare begins, the infamous musical episodes. The story is still solid though.
  • Aug 24, 2021
    Terrible writing that makes little sense and borders on ridiculous in a bad way. Sexualized teenagers in a non-heathly way and 100% for the adult gaze.
  • Jun 03, 2021
    Rotten Hollywood review: 39%

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