When will 'Riverdale' Season 4 Episode 8 air? Here's what to expect when the show returns
From Gina Torres making an entry to the return of the mysterious videotapes, there are a bunch of intriguing storylines to look forward to.
Three seasons of 'Riverdale' hasn't been anything like the fourth staggering hit season. With the core four fighting their own demons and juggling school life while at it, there have been twists— some pleasant, some nasty and some ghoulishly gripping. That the subversive teen drama is on a break this week gives part respite and part anxiety. Safe to say it leans more towards the latter considering the way it unfolded over the last few weeks. Halloween and Thanksgiving specials were downright intriguing and this is that season of 'Riverdale' we haven't seen before.
Not that it's fully well-received. The show's Rotten Tomatoes may have plummeted from a healthy 88% to 84. But the audience approval has seen a surge from 46% to 58% making it their best-ever numbers after the pilot season. As far as senior year goes, it has been a tumultuous time for the teens. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is trying to be every bit of the son his dad, Fred (the late Luke Perry) wanted him to be and that isn't exactly going well for him. He's been fending off local goons and with Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) just elected Mayor, his troubles seem far from over.
His pal, Jug (Cole Sprouse) isn't killing it at Stonewall Prep either. The Baxter Brothers novel mystery challenge has a dirty secret and it has already snuffed out a life. The flash forwards have shown him to be D-E-A-D and there have been speculations that the sleuth in him is responsible for that sorry state. Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) has the Chic-Charles (Wyatt Nash and Harl Denton) case and things look pretty ominous. In Casy Scott's Kevin Keller, she may have some assistance, but is that enough?
You can watch the promo of episode 8 here titled 'Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment' here:
Family matters have taken center stage for Veronica Lodge, or should we still say Veronica Luna? Wily sister, Hermosa (Mishel Prada) is in town and the sisters haven't exactly got on well. There's some steamy chemistry between Hiram and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and heaven knows where that's going to go. And not to forget Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and the haunting of Thistlehouse. That awful Jason Blossom corpse is still out there and even Vanessa Morgan's Toni Topaz is unable to get off that horror web surrounding the Blossoms.
The upcoming episode supposedly brings the mysterious videotapes back. They appeared in episode 4 and disappeared just as quickly. Time for some voyeur mystery to be introduced. The CW has released the official synopsis for the episode that reads: "GINA TORRES GUEST STARS AS RIVERDALE HIGH'S GUIDANCE COUNSELOR -- 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 (guest star Gina Torres), the school's guidance counselor, meets with Betty (Lili Reinhart), Archie (KJ Apa), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to discuss what's plaguing them. Madchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich and Vanessa Morgan also star. Michael Goi directed the episode written by Tessa Leigh Williams."
So it's refreshing to see 'Suits' star Gina Torres making an appearance. But again. Friend or foe?
'Riverdale' season 4 episode 8 will air at 8 pm on The CW on December 8.