Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Riverdale Season 2



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica uncovers a major secret Hiram has been keeping from her. Fallout from Jughead's encounter with Penny Peabody creates tension between him and FP. Meanwhile, a defiant Cheryl takes matters into her own hands after Penelope tells her they cannot afford Christmas this year. Finally, Betty and Archie's vow to take down the Black Hood once and for all leads to a dangerous showdown.


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
Brit Morgan
as Penny Peabody
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night

It doesn't feel like audiences ever ask for these promises of "darker" and "edgier" follow-up seasons, yet they still come. Is it so much to ask for just a consistently good season?

Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Sweet baby Archie. Welcome to American health care.

Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's also always been the kind of show that enjoys messy twists and dramatic character revelations.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

All in all, this was a solid episode. I like what they're doing with the tone of the show, and the tension works, but the Black Hood reveal was lame.

Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

After an entire half-season of shock and terror (trademark Birdemic), we finally learned the true identity of the man behind the mask.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Since this is the midseason finale, I will forgive the cliffhanger twist. We need something to keep us hooked when Riverdale comes back in January 2018.

Feb 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.9/5 | Full Review…

Christmas has come to Riverdale!! And while comfort and joy would usually be the mood of the season, this episode picks up right where we left off: with heartbreak, drug dealers, and a murderer still on the loose!

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

So rarely do we see shows' midseason offerings lean into their story the way "Silent Night, Deadly Night" did.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

With Riverdale not returning until the middle of next month, tonight's midseason finale was seemingly custom made to keep people talking in the interim. Mission accomplished then, as there is a lot to chew on here.

Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…