Riverdale: Season 4 (2019 - 2020)

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

In the Season 4 premiere, the residents of Riverdale prepare for the Independence Day parade; and Archie receives a phone call that will change the rest of his life forever.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

Archie encourages Mad Dog to attend Riverdale High and join the football team. Jughead meets Mr. Chipping, who offers him a spot at an elite school called Stonewall Prep. Veronica is conflicted when information about her involvement in Hiram's arrest leaks to the public. Kevin applies for a spot on the Blue & Gold to make amends with Betty. And Cheryl goes head to head with Mr. Honey, the school's new principal.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2019

Things take a dangerous turn when Betty and Charles track down Edgar and his Farmies. Archie and Veronica hold a car wash fundraiser at Pop's to raise money for the community center. Elsewhere, Jughead's first day at Stonewall Prep doesn't go as planned. Lastly, Cheryl learns a dark family secret from Nana Rose.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2019

Ominous videotapes appear on doorsteps across Riverdale. At Stonewall Prep, Jughead learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school. Meanwhile, Archie's plan to create a safe space for the town's kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party. Elsewhere, Veronica comes face to face with trouble, while Betty's past comes back to haunt her. Lastly, a haunting a Thistlehouse rocks Cheryl and Toni to their core.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2019

Caught between Hiram and Hermoine's double trial, Veronica grapples with what the future holds for her family. Archie finds himself the unexpected target of the town's local businesses. Betty and Kevin join the Junior FBI Training Program, and Jughead larns some surprising information about his family history.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2019

Archie struggles to keep the neighborhood kids away from Dodger's influence and turns to an unexpected ally for help. Jughead uncovers a mystery surrounding the author of the Baxter Brothers books, while Betty confronts Charles about his past. Finally, Veronica deals with a major shake-up at home, and Cheryl and Toni get some unexpected visitors at Thistlehouse.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2019

Archie's plan to host a peaceful Thanksgiving dinner at the community center quickly gets derailed when some unexpected guests arrive. Stranded at Stonewall Prep by an ice storm, Jughead and Betty search for clues about a recent death on campus. Elsewhere, while FP, Alice, Hiram and Hermoine wait out the storm together at Pop's, Cheryl and Toni get resourceful as they host a dinner for Cheryl's family.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2019

The residents start getting mysterious videotapes delivered to their homes; The Riverdale High seniors wait for their college acceptance letters; The school's guidance counselor set up a meeting with the group to know what's bothering them.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2019

After declaring war on Hiram, Veronica enlists a secret weapon against her father - her Abuelita. Archie and FP team up to take Dodger down for good, while Betty and Charles investigate a series of strange attacks aimed at Betty. Elsewhere, Jughead's search for his grandpa, Forsythe Pendleton Jones I, leads to more questions than answers, while Cheryl finally makes peace with the past that's been haunting her.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2020

Riverdale High prepares for the championship football game against Stonewall Prep; and Betty gets to work on a story about the rivalry between the schools. Archie is conflicted when Mary tells him about Uncle Frank's troubled past. Cheryl goes head to head with Ms. Appleyard, the school's new cheerleading coach, and Veronica hits a road block with her latest Luna Rum recipe. Finally, Jughead is forced to pick a side after the perks of attending Stonewall Prep interfere with his personal life.

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Critic Reviews for Riverdale Season 4

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (1)

We enter into a compact with a soap opera as viewers, agreeing to accept whatever harebrained contrivances of plot they come up with in exchange for the fun of being along for the ride.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riverdale: Season 4

  • 11h ago
    me gusto pero no tanto
  • Feb 05, 2021
    S4 roped it back in. You can tell the show regretted going so wild in S3 with some of its ridiculous plots, that it was much more grounded and believable in S4. The problem with S4 is that it tries to do too much and create too many storylines, that some storylines are completely forgotten without resolutions, and some characters fade away, which is a real shame in a cast that's this good.
  • Jan 13, 2021
    Another twisted mystery was solved again by Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Archie. Good plot, acting, and new antagonists
  • Jan 06, 2021
    horrendously bad. no, seriously. literally the worst and most dull thing i've ever seen in my life.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    terrible. it's definitely run it's course. It's obvious on screen at how the actors themselves don't take this seriously anymore and tired of it. from "jingle jangle" to the "gargoyle king" himself, the show isn't taken seriously anymore and this season was the icing on the cake.
  • Dec 17, 2020
    I can't believe this show is being renewed for another season while other many good shows where cancelled it is disappointing I feel terrible for these amazing actors who are stuck with these atrocious scripts and the people making this show honestly the show was only at it's finest at the first season. I don't know why the critics eat this up it's not good and it's not "edgy".
  • Dec 03, 2020
    Loved Season 4 great believable plot!
  • Oct 18, 2020
    It kinda sucked not gonna lie the only reason Im rating it so high is because of one thing that happens in the show that I liked.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    I heard a lot of bad reviews about this show, so I watched it myself to know if its really bad. To be honest, it's not really that bad. The actors and the story was great. But the lines of the characters are not the great. I think the writers could do much more. But any other than that, it's a great show. Love the mystery, the plot and the Musicals.
  • Aug 30, 2020
    went downhill after the first season. the acting is terrible and the plot is bizarre. They try to string it all together with Archie being shirtless in most every episode

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