Jason's murder had revealed some dark truths none of us were too eager to face, especially not Mayor McCoy, who wanted every last vestige of corruption crushed, like a snake under a boot heel.
Jughead Jones

"Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter" is the thirteenth and final episode of the first season of Riverdale. It premiered on May 11, 2017.


SEASON FINALEArchie and Veronica continue to grow closer. Betty is tired of her family acting as if nothing has happened and confronts her mother. Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation, leaving Archie and the gang scrambling. Hermione makes Fred an offer that seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, the truth about Blossoms’ family business is revealed leaving Cheryl to take matters into her own hands.



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Veronica: "Betty, now that it's just us girls, and at the risk of us failing the Bechdel test, are you legitimately cool with Archie and me? Swear on the September issue?"
Betty: "And on my copy of "Forever" by Judy Blume."
―Betty and Veronica talk

Who will the Grim Reaper take next? You? Me? Maybe your father had the right idea. Just end it. Better the sweet hereafter than this awful limbo.
— Penelope to Cheryl after Clifford's funeral

I'm sick of all the secrets and the lies in this town and in this family. I would much rather take some heat for being honest than do what you're doing. Living in fear of the truth.
— Betty to Alice

There are some secrets that are so painful, you not only hide them from the world, but you hide them from yourself.
— Alice to Betty

People will look back at this as the exact moment that last bit of Riverdale's innocence finally died, and darkness won. Marked by an act of violence, that was anything but random.
— Jughead in narration






  1. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Thursday 11th May 2017

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