10 Best Episodes of Riverdale - Season 4

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Riverdale - S4E11

#15 - Chapter Sixty-Eight: Quiz Show (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Determined to give Frank a second chance, Archie gives him a job at Andrew’s Construction. Betty channels her energy into taking Bret down and defeating Stonewall Prep at the Quiz Show Championship, while Veronica and Cheryl team up for an unlikely business venture. Finally, Kevin’s date with a new suitor takes a strange and unexpected turn.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 375 votes.

Riverdale - S4E6

#14 - Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary (Season 4 - Episode 6)


As Archie struggles to keep the neighborhood kids away from Dodger’s influence, he turns to an unexpected ally for help. Jughead uncovers a mystery surrounding the author of the Baxter Brothers books, while Betty confronts Charles about his past. Finally, Veronica deals with a major shake-up at home, and Cheryl and Toni get some unexpected visitors at Thistlehouse.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 423 votes.

Riverdale - S4E3

#13 - Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Things take a dangerous turn when Betty and Charles track down Edgar and his Farmies. Archie and Veronica hold a car wash fundraiser at Pop’s to raise money for the community center. Elsewhere, Jughead’s first day at Stonewall Prep doesn’t go as planned. Lastly, Cheryl learns a dark family secret from Nana Rose.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 487 votes.

Riverdale - S4E7

#12 - Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm (Season 4 - Episode 7)


Archie’s plan to host a peaceful Thanksgiving dinner at the community center quickly gets derailed when some unexpected guests arrive. Stranded at Stonewall Prep by an ice storm, Jughead and Betty search for clues about a recent death on campus. Elsewhere, while FP, Alice, Hiram and Hermoine wait out the storm together at Pop’s, Cheryl and Toni get resourceful as they host a dinner for Cheryl’s family.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 402 votes.

Riverdale - S4E8

#11 - Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment (Season 4 - Episode 8)

As residents across Riverdale begin receiving more mysterious videotapes on their doorsteps, the seniors of Riverdale High eagerly await their college decision letters. Concerned that the stress may be getting to them, Mrs. Burble, the school's guidance counselor, meets with Betty, Archie, Veronica, Cheryl and Jughead to discuss what's plaguing them.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 402 votes.

Riverdale - S4E14

#10 - Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder (Season 4 - Episode 14)


When a night in the woods goes horribly awry, Betty, Archie and Veronica are forced to confront what one of them may be capable of.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 366 votes.

Riverdale - S4E19

#9 - Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey (Season 4 - Episode 19)

After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead works on a twisted tale about the gang's revenge fantasy against Principal Honey for all the ways he's ruined their senior year. Season Finale.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 372 votes.

Riverdale - S4E5

#8 - Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness For The Prosecution (Season 4 - Episode 5)


Caught between Hiram and Hermoine’s double trial, Veronica grapples with what the future holds for her family. Archie finds himself the unexpected target of the town’s local businesses. Betty and Kevin join the Junior FBI Training Program, and Jughead learns some surprising information about his family history.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 442 votes.

Riverdale - S4E9

#7 - Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine (Season 4 - Episode 9)

After declaring war on Hiram, Veronica enlists a secret weapon against her father - her Abuelita. Archie and FP team up to take Dodge down for good, while Betty and Charles investigate a series of strange attacks aimed at Betty. Elsewhere, Jughead's search for his grandpa, Forsythe Pendleton Jones I, leads to more questions than answers, while Cheryl finally makes peace with the past that's been haunting her.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 404 votes.

Riverdale - S4E4

#6 - Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween (Season 4 - Episode 4)


When ominous videotapes begin appearing on doorsteps across Riverdale, widespread fear quickly returns to the town. At Stonewall Prep, Jughead learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school. Meanwhile, Archie’s plan to create a safe space for the town’s kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party. Elsewhere, Veronica comes face to face with trouble, while Betty’s past comes back to haunt her. Lastly, a haunting at Thistlehouse rocks Cheryl and Toni to their core.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 467 votes.

Riverdale - S4E13

#5 - Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Worried about what the future may hold for him after high school, Archie seeks advice from an unlikely source -- Hiram Lodge. Meanwhile, Veronica begins to spiral after learning some devastating news about someone close to her. Finally, accusations made against Jughead leaves his future at Stonewall Prep hanging in the balance.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 380 votes.

Riverdale - S4E2

#4 - Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High (Season 4 - Episode 2)


Archie encourages Mad Dog to attend Riverdale High and join the football team. Jughead meets Mr. Chipping, who offers him a spot at an elite school called Stonewall Prep. Veronica is conflicted when information about her involvement in Hiram’s arrest leaks to the public.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 515 votes.

Riverdale - S4E15

#3 - Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For (Season 4 - Episode 15)

Alice begins shooting a documentary about Riverdale and the latest mystery involving one of its own. Meanwhile, Betty, Archie and Veronica fall deeper into a web of lies as the investigation gets underway.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 369 votes.

Riverdale - S4E16

#2 - Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room (Season 4 - Episode 16)


Jughead and Betty confront Bret, Donna and Professor DuPont and unravel their plan to commit the perfect murder.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 368 votes.

Riverdale - S4E1

#1 - Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam (Season 4 - Episode 1)

As the residence of Riverdale prepare for its upcoming Independence Day parade, Archie receives a phone call that will change the rest of his life forever.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 670 votes.

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