With Riverdale High's annual variety show around the corner, Valerie's efforts to help Archie prepare for his big performance lead to some major fallout between her and Josie. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead's investigation into Jason's death brings them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly. Just as her relationship with her mother was on the upswing, an unexpected betrayal sends Veronica spiraling, while Josie deals with her own pressures at home after her overbearing father returns for her performance at the variety show. Finally, Hermione's first day at Andrew's Construction finds her and Fred growing closer.
Did You Know?
The tile of this episode came from the 1965 Russ Meyer film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill, Kill!" See more
The talent show is advertised with as having its 75th anniversary. This is a possible call out to the debut of Archie in Pep Comics in 1941, but would only be true if the show itself debuted in 2016. See more
[narrating voice over
Fear. It's the most basic, the most human emotion. As kids, we're afraid of everything. The dark... The boogeyman under the bed... And we pray for morning. For the monsters to go away. Though they never do. Not really. Just ask Jason Blossom.
References Showtime at the Apollo
From A New Distance
written by David R. Manson
performed by SHIM See more