The Worst Episodes of Riverdale: When the Dark Side Takes Over

If you’re a fan of teen drama shows, you’ve probably heard of Riverdale. The show has garnered a massive following, thanks to its intriguing plot twists, captivating characters, and a healthy dose of teenage angst. But let’s be honest here, not every episode can be a winner. In fact, some of them can be downright cringe-worthy. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up the worst episodes of Riverdale, so you can avoid the disappointment and skip straight to the good stuff. Get ready to cringe, laugh, and maybe even cry a little as we dive into the dumpster fire that is Riverdale’s worst episodes.
Chapter One Hundred Nineteen: Skip, Hop and Thump!

Chapter One Hundred Nineteen: Skip, Hop and Thump!

Season 7 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2023-04-05

Riverdale High’s sock hop is around the corner and Archie has his sights set on taking Veronica (Camila Mendes) to the dance. Betty is confused when Kevin appears uninterested in taking things to the next level with her. Elsewhere, Jughead takes aim at Pep Comics, and Toni attempts to convince Cheryl to let Fangs perform at the sock hop.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty: Sex Education

Chapter One Hundred Twenty: Sex Education

Season 7 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2023-04-12

After a lesson in sex education leaves the gang more confused than ever, Veronica decides to organize a make-out party at the Pembrooke. Elsewhere, Jughead attempts to help Ethel out of some trouble only to find himself in hot water as well.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-One: Love & Marriage

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-One: Love & Marriage

Season 7 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2023-04-19

After enlisting Archie’s help, Cheryl’s plan to fool her family spirals out of control. Jughead turns to Veronica for help after finding himself in some trouble, and Betty gives Kevin an ultimatum.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Two: Tales in a Jugular Vein

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Two: Tales in a Jugular Vein

Season 7 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2023-04-26

Principal Featherhead takes aim at the negative influence comic books have over kids, just as Jughead is tasked by Pep Comics to write four tales for a new issue.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Three: Peep Show

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Three: Peep Show

Season 7 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2023-05-03

At her wits end over Archie’s recent actions, Mary turns to Uncle Frank to get him back on track. Meanwhile, Betty asks Veronica for help understanding her sexuality. Elsewhere, Jughead takes action after he discovers plagiarism taking place at Pep Comics, and Cheryl and Toni’s budding attraction catches the attention of some River Vixens

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Four: Dirty Dancing

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Four: Dirty Dancing

Season 7 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2023-05-10

Fearing that Betty is going down the wrong path, Alice forces her to join the after-school dance show, “American Grandstand.” Meanwhile, Kevin is forced by Tom to join the Riverdale High basketball team, and Veronica finds herself cut off by her parents.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Five: Hoop Dreams

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Five: Hoop Dreams

Season 7 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2023-05-17

In order to keep Riverdale High’s basketball legacy alive, Frank and Archie recruit a new player to the team – a quiet farm boy named Reggie Mantle. Tabitha’s return to school inspires Toni to start a literary society for Riverdale’s Black students. Alice forces Betty to join the River Vixens, and Kevin starts a new job at the Babylonium.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Six: Betty & Veronica Double Digest

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Six: Betty & Veronica Double Digest

Season 7 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2023-05-24

After devising a plan to bring in some money at the Babylonium, Veronica is surprised to learn somebody may be sabotaging her. Elsewhere, after beginning sessions with Dr. Werthers, Betty begins to question his motives.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Seven: American Graffiti

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Seven: American Graffiti

Season 7 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2023-05-31

Jughead and Tabitha team up to investigate a mystery involving Ray Bradbury. Cheryl asks Toni if she can attend an afterschool book club with her and other Black students. Betty and Veronica ask Archie and Reggie out on a double date, and Fangs prepares for his first big gig.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Halloween II

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Halloween II

Season 7 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2023-06-07

Veronica decides to host a ghost show after learning that Riverdale doesn’t celebrate Halloween the way she’s use to in LA. Betty makes the most out of her night out with Archie and Reggie, and Jughead makes a major discovery in a mystery brewing in Riverdale.

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Nine: After the Fall

Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Nine: After the Fall

Season 7 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2023-06-21

Archie and Reggie lean on each other as they prepare for their big basketball game against Stonewall Prep. Meanwhile, as they deal with ongoing issues with their parents, Betty and Veronica decide to throw a slumber party with Kevin and Clay.

Chapter One Thirty: The Crucible

Chapter One Thirty: The Crucible

Season 7 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2023-06-28

Panic ensues after Archie and the gang learn that Mrs. Thornton is accused of being a communist. Cheryl’s father Clifford forces her to out gay students at Riverdale High or risk losing power over the Vixens. Meanwhile, Hiram’s surprise arrival to town is quickly met with suspicion by Veronica, and Jughead devises a plan to get around a boycott of comic books.

Episode 14

Episode 14

Season 7 – Episode 14

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Season 7 – Episode 15

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Season 7 – Episode 16

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Season 7 – Episode 17

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Season 7 – Episode 18

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Season 7 – Episode 19

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Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Goodbye, Riverdale

Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Goodbye, Riverdale

Season 7 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2023-08-23

Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats

Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats

Season 5 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2021-09-08

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.