Riverdale (2016– )
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Chapter Forty: The Great Escape 

Veronica recruits the gang for a high-stakes mission; Archie makes a renegade plan; Jughead rolls the dice on a new psychological theory.


Pamela Romanowsky


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (developed by), Greg Murray | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
K.J. Apa ... Archie Andrews (as KJ Apa)
Lili Reinhart ... Betty Cooper
Camila Mendes ... Veronica Lodge
Cole Sprouse ... Jughead Jones
Marisol Nichols ... Hermione Lodge
Madelaine Petsch ... Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray ... Josie McCoy
Mark Consuelos ... Hiram Lodge
Casey Cott ... Kevin Keller
Charles Melton ... Reggie Mantle
Vanessa Morgan ... Toni Topaz
Skeet Ulrich ... FP Jones
Martin Cummins ... Sheriff Tom Keller
Robin Givens ... Sierra McCoy
Eli Goree ... Mad Dog


Veronica devises a dangerous plan to break Archie out of juvie; When Jughead has taken the investigation into Griffins and Gargoyles a step too far, Betty finds herself in a race against the clock to save him.

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Release Date:

14 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter Forty: The Great Escape See more »

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16:9 HD
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When Jughead orders Cheryl to shoot an arrow at the can on his head, a mark from a previous arrow in a previous take can be seen just above his head. See more »


References Fight Club (1999) See more »

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Are those blue lips to match your blue eyes?
16 November 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

I enjoy watching the campy Riverdale with the more recent macabre spin to it and with Riverdale High's poor leader and hero, Archie, who has been wrongly convicted of murder still fighting his way through the Warden's assigned opponents. Jughead is starting to take the game of G&G way too serious and its starting to really piss off Betty. There is a lot going on in small town Riverdale as well as in the juvenile detention, Archie's current residence, and the underground fight game, and of course it's unrealistic so 'eh just relax and enjoy the weirdness of each episode.

Who can really say that their own lives have not been a bit weird during their high school years? Ever drink anything your mama told you not to?

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