RIVERDALE Season 2 Episode 1 Photos A Kiss Before Dying

The first season of RIVERDALE found our characters reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. For many who had seen their home as perfect, safe, and innocent, the investigation into Jason’s murder peeled back the layers of their hometown to reveal a place bubbling over with secrets, mysteries, and scandals. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), for instance, grew from a sweet, all-American kid into a young man acutely aware of the darker side of life—he broke his best friend’s heart, had a forbidden relationship with his music teacher, and grappled with whether he wanted to follow in his dad Fred’s (Luke Perry) salt-of-the-earth footsteps. On the positive side, Archie repaired his friendship with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), found some success as a musician—thanks in part to Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her band, the Pussycats—and found a new romantic interest in femme fatale Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes). New to town, Veronica spent the season trying to atone for her “bad girl” past, all the while wrestling with her beloved father Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) criminal legacy—and contending with a mother, Hermione (Marisol Nichols), who might not be as innocent as she claimed. Veronica became fast-friends with Archie’s girl-next-door neighbor, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), who did some growing up of her own this season. After Archie’s rejection, Betty threw herself into running the school paper, “The Blue and Gold,” where she discovered a better romantic match in sardonic outsider Jughead. Together, they tracked down Betty’s sister Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye), who had been sent away by their overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick). Under the guise of writing for the school paper, Betty and Jughead investigated Jason Blossom’s death—which led them to discover that Jughead’s father—FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich)—was involved with covering up Jason’s murder. Meanwhile, Jason’s twin sister Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) ruled the school as Riverdale High’s venomous, merciless Red Queen—until she learned the true identity of Jason’s killer. As the town breathed a collective sigh of relief that Jason’s killer had been found out, another terrible crime occurred, in a space that had been considered one of the town’s safest, most innocent places.  If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter Season Two, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness.

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Glee”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).

RIVERDALE Season 2 Episode 1 Photos A Kiss Before Dying

Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews
Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" Pictured: Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge
Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured: Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle
Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" Pictured (L-R): Asha Bromfield as Melody, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, and Hayley Law as Valerie
Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured (L-R): Asha Bromfield as Melody, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, and Hayley Law as Valerie — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0334.jpg — Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0297.jpg — Pictured: Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0161.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Casey Cott as Kevin Keller and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0117.jpg — Pictured: Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0112.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0082.jpg — Pictured: Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201b_0067.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201a_0538.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Martin Cummins as Sheriff Keller, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201a_0339.jpg — Pictured: KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
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Riverdale — “A Kiss Before Dying” — Image Number: RVD201a_0307.jpg — Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved