Riverdale Synopsis Teases Major Status Quo Shifts In Senior Year

Archie Andrews and his friends are starting their senior year of high school in the upcoming fourth season of Riverdale, and the new school year is shaping up to be a controversial one already.

The CW has released the official plot synopsis for Season 4's second episode, titled "Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High," in reference to the 1980s high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The plot synopsis teases the various main characters dealing with the altered status quo of senior year and several new faces at the start of the school year.

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“Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

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FIRST DAY OF SENIOR YEAR — Archie (KJ Apa) encourages Mad Dog (Eli Goree) to attend Riverdale High and join the football team. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) meets Mr. Chipping (guest star Sam Witwer), who offers him a spot at an elite school called Stonewall Prep. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is conflicted when information about her involvement in Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) arrest leaks to the public. Kevin (Casey Cott) applies for a spot on the Blue & Gold to make amends with Betty (Lili Reinhart). And Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) goes head to head with Mr. Honey (guest star Kerr Smith), the school’s new principal Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star (#402). Original airdate 10/16/2019.

Season 3 had been a predictably tumultuous one for the small town, with a sinister cult arriving just as Archie had been framed for murder by Veronica Lodge's evil father, Hiram. Things don't appear to be calming down as the series enters its fourth season, with the first official teaser showing Jughead Jones missing and Betty Cooper being attacked.

Returning to The CW on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EST, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols and Madchen Amick.

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