Riverdale/Season Five

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Season Five
Season Premiere January 20, 2021
Season Finale October 6, 2021
Episode Count 19



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Season Five of Riverdale premiered on January 20, 2021.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
77 1 Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax Ace Hasan &
Greg Murray
Pamela Romanowsky January 20, 2021 625k 0.14% T13.22701
Betty and Jughead's investigation into the auteur leads them to the discovery of a secret underground for red-band screenings. Elsewhere, in order to impress the visiting Naval Academy Commandant, Archie agrees to participate in a boxing exhibition against another candidate - KO Kelly. Meanwhile, as Cheryl prepares for prom, she stumbles upon a major secret that Toni's been keeping from her.
78 2 Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders Janine Salinas Schoenberg &
Devon Turner
Gabriel Correa January 27, 2021 520k 0.13% T13.22702
Betty and Jughead's investigation takes a twisted turn after receiving a call from Bret. Archie is forced to make an impossible decision when the person responsible for his father's death needs his help.
79 3 Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Gabriel Correa February 3, 2021 544k 0.14% T13.22703
With Graduation Day around the corner, the gang consider their next steps beyond Riverdale High. Archie learns whether he will be able to graduate with his classmates. FP makes a difficult decision about his and Jellybean's future.
80 4 Chapter Eighty: Purgatorio Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Steven A. Adelson February 10, 2021 476k 0.14% T13.22704
After spending seven years away from Riverdale, Archie returns to find the town is now under Hiram Lodge's grip and on the verge of becoming a ghost town. When Toni catches him up on what's been going on, Archie reaches out to the rest of the gang to return home.
81 5 Chapter Eighty-One: The Homecoming Michael Grassi Steven A. Adelson February 17, 2021 587k 0.16% T13.22705
Toni, Alice, Archie and Kevin fight to keep Riverdale High's doors open after learning that its budget had been cut by Hiram Lodge. Veronica gets creative when she discovers Chad is having her followed.
82 6 Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School Ariana Jackson Gabriel Correa February 24, 2021 596k 0.15% T13.22706
Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead prepare for their first day as Riverdale High's newest teachers. Veronica introduces her husband Chad to the group after he shows up unexpectedly in Riverdale. After realizing they are out of funds, Archie and Toni turn to Cheryl for help restarting the football and cheer teams. Finally, Betty, Kevin and Alice follow a lead after learning that Polly may be in trouble.
83 7 Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky Ted Sullivan Gabriel Correa March 10, 2021 523k 0.14% T13.22707
Following in his Grandpa Artie's footsteps, Archie begins to recruit Riverdale's new volunteer fire department. Toni's attempt to lure Cheryl out of Thornhill and back into daily life in Riverdale leads to more tension between the two. Elsewhere, Betty, Alice and Kevin's latest investigation leads them into conflict with Hiram. Finally, as Veronica comes up with a risky plan to support Riverdale's local businesses, Jughead and Tabitha begin to unravel an old mystery surrounding some strange sightings in the town.
84 8 Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key Arabella Anderson Rachel Talalay March 17, 2021 450k 0.12% T13.22708
A big announcement forces everyone to take stock of their current lives. Cheryl sets a risky plan in motion after learning some surprising news about Toni. Jughead tries to make sense of a strange encounter he had.
85 9 Chapter Eighty-Five: Destroyer Ace Hasan Rob Seidenglanz March 24, 2021 463k 0.15% T13.22709
After the Bulldogs lose several football games, Archie and Veronica come up with a plan to boost school spirit. Jughead turns his attention to a student who he thinks might need his help. Betty seeks guidance from Cheryl after being faced with a difficult decision to make. Finally, Kevin is forced to face a dark moment from his past.
86 10 Chapter Eighty-Six: The Pincushion Man Chrissy Maroon Gabriel Correa March 31, 2021 489k 0.12% T13.22710
While preparing for the school's Parent-Teacher night, Archie is caught off guard when his former Army General shows up in Riverdale with some unexpected news. Cheryl pushes back after hearing that Hiram and Reggie have expressed interest in taking over the Blossom maple groves. Jughead's unconventional way to get through a case of writer's block causes Tabitha to be concerned for his safety. Finally, Betty and Alice receive some unexpected visitors.
87 11 Chapter Eighty-Seven: Strange Bedfellows Aaron Allen Tessa Blake August 11, 2021 381k 0.08% T13.22711
In the aftermath of the prison break at Hiram's jail, Archie leads the charge to round up the remaining convicts on the loose. Tabitha reaches out for Betty's help when she realizes Jughead is missing. When Penelope re-enters the fold, Cheryl becomes suspicious of her true intentions.
88 12 Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge Brian E. Paterson James DeWille August 18, 2021 474k 0.09% T13.22712
Hiram shares with Reggie his origin story and how he went from a young Jaime Luna to the powerful kingpin of Riverdale. Reggie reflects on his relationship with his father.
89 13 Chapter Eighty-Nine: Reservoir Dogs Evan Kyle Gabriel Correa August 25, 2021 467k 0.07% T13.22713
While helping Eric deal with his PTSD, Archie is forced to confront his own past trauma in the Army. To find the Lonely Highway killer, Betty and Tabitha come up with a way to lure truckers to Pop's. Cheryl extends an invitation to Kevin and Veronica gives Reggie a shot to prove her wrong.
90 14 Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery James DeWille Mädchen Amick September 1, 2021 364k 0.06% T13.22714
Cheryl enlists the help of Archie, Kevin, Fangs and Reggie after she learns there is palladium underneath her maple groves. Meanwhile, Betty and Alice confront a trucker who may have been involved in Polly's disappearance. Elsewhere, Jughead and Archie each confront events from their past.
91 15 Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats Ariana Jackson &
Evan Kyle
Robin Givens September 8, 2021 389k 0.09% T13.22715
After going MIA during the middle of her world tour, mega-star Josie McCoy returns to Riverdale unexpectedly. But it's not until she reunites with her former bandmates Valerie and Melody, that she opens up about the real reason why she's back. Elsewhere, Veronica gets creative after a surprise visit from her old friend Alexandra Cabot. Finally, Toni steps in to help Tabitha and Veronica land a deal.
92 16 Chapter Ninety-Two: Band of Brothers Janine Salinas Schoenberg Robin Givens September 15, 2021 447k 0.08% T13.22716
After hearing some unexpected news about his former commanding officer, Archie opens up to Uncle Frank about his time in the Army. Veronica comes up with a clever way to raise funds after Chad calls the SEC on her. Finally, Cheryl and Kevin attempt to take control of the ministry, and Jughead goes on an apology tour.
93 17 Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death Devon Turner Nathalie Boltt September 22, 2021 345k 0.07% T13.22717
After learning that a friend has gone missing, Tabitha enlists help from Jughea and Betty to investigate the disappearance. Penelope plants doubt in Kevin's mind, which leads him to confront Cheryl about the ministry. Finally, an explosion at the mines leaves several lives hanging in the balance.
94 18 Chapter Ninety-Four: Next to Normal Tessa Leigh Williams Ronald Paul Richard September 29, 2021 253k 0.05% T13.22718
Refusing to accept what's going on around her, Alice creates an imaginary musical fantasy world in which the Coopers are one big happy family again. But as her mother continues to spiral, Betty does her best to pull her back to reality. Meanwhile, Tabitha ropes Jughead into a family dinner with her parents, and Veronica and Archie make a big decision about their future.
95 19 Chapter Ninety-Five: Riverdale: RIP (?) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa &
Greg Murray
Gabriel Correa October 6, 2021 360k 0.08% T13.22719
As the gang pick up the pieces after a rough year back in Riverdale, an incident at Pop's forces them to make a difficult decision about the future of the town.

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