Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day



Critic Consensus: "Labor Day" recaptures much of the strange brew that made Riverdale so delightful, but a few too many new ingredients could spell trouble for future installments.

Episode Info

The Season 3 premiere: The jury begins deliberations in the murder trial; and Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer. Betty is forced to deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly brings up some dark secrets she's kept hidden. Veronica pleads with Hiram to step in and help Archie before a verdict is announced. Finally, Jughead leads the Serpents against the Ghoulies latest attack.


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 Thirty-Six: Labor Day

Riverdale's season 3 premiere episode, while a slow burning start, ended with a bang, announcing to fans that season three may be their most devilish yet.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

FP (in professorial glasses) giving Archie his pre-prison tattoo was a nice touch.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Call it what you will, "Riverdale" is far from boring. Good taste is of course another matter. But in the era of peak TV, when high caliber programming is now abundant, maybe a little bit of candy isn't so bad.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Thank you, Riverdale, for this. This is just the palate cleanser we need after two seasons of Hal as the Black Hood.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This season of Riverdale is gearing up to be totally unreal and divorced from any kind of reality and that is why, week after week, we go to see what the South Side Serpents and the Bulldogs have in store for us next.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Riverdale 3.0 just might be the best season yet. For proof of that, look no further than the last two scenes of the season 3 premiere.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Tonight's season 3 premiere, "Labor Day," was well worth the wait.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

A packed episode that tries to get everyone back into the swing of things and offers plenty of twists and turns. But in true Riverdale fashion, you might be left with a few questions and the urgency to binge watch the rest of the season...

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a suitably interesting episode that built on the escalating drama from last season and kept my attention throughout. And honestly, that's all I ask of a CW show.

Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One thing I love about Riverdale is how even though it's decidedly darker than its original source material, it occasionally winks to those wholesome comics with storylines...

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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