A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
As a new school year begins, the town still reels from Jason Blossom's tragic death; Archie decides to pursue a career in music; Cheryl Blossom stirs up trouble.
Archie pleads with Ms Grundy to come forward with what they heard; Cheryl deals with the pressure of Jason's death; Jughead stumbles upon Archie's secret.
Cheryl comes clean about when she last saw Jason; Betty and Jughead investigate Jason's death; Veronica and Ethel investigate a shame book.
Jughead fights to keep the local drive-in open; Betty and Veronica investigate Ms Grundy, uncovering some startling information about her past.
The Blossom family move forward with Jason's funeral, and a secret agenda; Hermonie seeks Fred's help; Betty dives deeper into Jason's death.
Valerie's efforts to help Archie leads to a major fallout with Josie; Betty and Jughead's investigation brings them face-to-face with Polly.
New rumors swirl when a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Cheryl approaches Betty with an unexpected proposal.
Archie and his friends pitch in to help Fred, but when one of them is attacked, they come up with a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory.
Archie receives an offer from Cheryl; Veronica befriends a classmate that her father's illegal doings has hurt; Alice prepares for revenge on the Blossoms.
Fred decides to finalize his divorce; Archie plans to win Valerie back; Betty plans a surprise birthday party for Jughead, until Cheryl spirals things out of control.
Cheryl and Polly decide to attend the Homecoming in Jason's honor, until a revelation waylays their plans; Alice turns to Archie and Veronica for help.
Archie and Veronica are shocked to learn of the arrest, and must come clean to their parents about what they uncovered; Jason's killer is revealed.
Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation; The truth about Blossoms' family business is revealed, leaving Cheryl to take matters into her own hands.