Riverdale (2017– )
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Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black 

Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm; Betty finds herself up against a formidable foe from her past; Veronica makes a risky business decision.


Alex Pillai




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
Mark Consuelos ... Hiram Lodge
Charles Melton ... Reggie Mantle
Barclay Hope ... Claudius Blossom
Riley Keough ... Laurie Lake
Shannon Purser ... Ethel Muggs
Alvin Sanders ... Pop Tate
Yasmeene Ball ... Daisy
Nancy Amelia Bell Nancy Amelia Bell ... Old Lady Willa
Brad Bergeron ... Bartender
Beverley Breuer ... Sister Woodhouse


Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, after Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty's safety from the Gargoyle King, Betty finds herself up against a formidable foe from her past. Finally, after learning that La Bonne Nuit is in trouble, Veronica makes a risky business decision that could cost her everything. Written by sarah_l91

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5 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Riley Keough follows in the TV series footsteps of her famous grandmother, Priscilla Presley, the latter had participated in "Dallas" in the 1980s. She is the grand-daughter of Elvis Presley, who toured with Johnny Cash at one-time, thus the title of this chapter, "The Man in Black". See more »


When Laurie and Gracie first encounter Archie and Jughead in the farmyard, Laurie tells her sister to "lower the rifle". The weapon Gracie is carrying is obviously a double-barreled shotgun, not a rifle. See more »

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"My king,my savior,guide me through the night,bless me with your darkness,guide me with your flight."Woooow,this season is truly so freaking amazing!!!
10 December 2018 | by paulchristechgodSee all my reviews

Sure this season doesn't have the essence it had back in season 1&2,but the gargoyle king mystery is so good.With each episode of season 3 comes an amazing shocking ending. This episode so far has the most shocking ending this season.The First two stories(Archie & Jughead and Veronica)were very nice ,i would like to see where they'll go.The Betty story was very shocking i could barely breathe,the twist at the end was just nice.It really keeps you wondering how dangerous and manipulative the gargoyle king is.The best part is that this season is about an ocult mystery,not magical stuff due to the new sabrina tv show.This season is very entertaining and i hope the reveal of the gargoyle king's identity is more shocking than that of the black hood and jason blossom's killer.

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