Excluding a few unhappy spectators, Archie Andrews and Veronica Lodge's dazzling performance at the Homecoming dance -- as seen in the sneak peek above -- has everybody enthusiastically stomping their feet, moving their hips, and singing along.
The theme for this year's dance is "Blast from the Past," so that explain why Archie and Veronica are covering Kim Wilde's popular song "Kids in America," which was released in 1981 and reached as high as the number 2 spot in the United Kingdom.
The only two people not enjoying their duet are Betty and Cheryl. Betty, apparently, just realized Archie and Veronica are now an item and is deeply upset to see them snuggling on stage. As for Cheryl, she always looks miserable when others are happy, so to see the blissful look on Veronica's face, who she deems a nemesis, and Archie, the boy who recently rejected her advances, has her angry with tears.
Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance.
Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star.
Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camilla Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Luke Perry as Archie's father Fred Andrews, among others. The series' showrunner is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer and the writer of Afterlife With Archie, the publisher's wildly popular zombie series.
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Riverdale airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.