"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night" is the ninth episode of the second season of Riverdale, and the twenty-second episode of the series overall. It is also the series' first ever Christmas episode, as well as the mid-season finale of the second season.
A SHOWDOWN WITH THE BLACK HOOD — After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica uncovers a major secret Hiram has been keeping from her. Fallout from Jughead's encounter with Penny Peabody creates tension between him and FP. Meanwhile, a defiant Cheryl takes matters into her own hands after Penelope tells her they cannot afford Christmas this year. Finally, Betty and Archie's vow to take down the Black Hood once and for all leads to a dangerous showdown.
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- Fascinations Grand Chorus - This Christmas (Underneath the Christmas Tree)
- SHEL - I Know You’re Real St. Nicholas
- Emily Wells - O Holy Night
- Traditional - O Come All Ye Faithful
- Pomplamoose - Up On the Housetop
- Scene: Betty calls Archie while he's working in the Christmas tree lot to suggest that they go looking for Mr. Svenson. Cheryl then shows up to buy a tree.
- Richard Hayman and His Symphony Orchestra - Carol of the Bells
- Scene: Cheryl decorates the Christmas tree she bought as Penelope returns home, who then berates Cheryl for spending money that they didn't have. Cheryl remarks that maybe her mother should ask Hiram for a job. Nana Rose then comments that Penelope should have drowned Cheryl and Jason when they where born, like a basket of kittens.
- Doris Day - Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)
- Traditional - Silent Night
- Scene: Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica sit in a booth at Pop's, where they discuss the Black Hood.
- Riverdale Cast - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (feat. Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott)
- Scene: Josie and Kevin sing outside Pop's / Cheryl rushes downstairs to find her mother making out with Vic / Veronica finds a present from Archie under her Christmas tree / Jughead and FP open gifts / Archie and Fred talk to Mary over the phone / Betty opens her gift from Jughead / Veronica opens her gift from Archie. She then heads over the Andrews house to meet Archie.
- Bing Crosby - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Scene: Jughead's closing monologue / Betty burns evidence from the Black Hood investigation except the black hood.
- The episode title comes from Charles Sellier's 1984 American slasher film of the same name.
- This marks the first holiday episode of the series: Christmas.
- This is the Season 2 mid-season finale.
- Betty's dream about the Black Hood crawling over the couch is a clear reference to the iconic Twin Peaks' scene where Maddy Ferguson had a vision of BOB doing exactly the same thing.
- This episode marks the first kiss between Betty Cooper and Archie Andrews in the series.
- ↑ Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Wednesday 13th December 2017
- ↑ Riverdale - Episode 2.09 - Title Revealed
- ↑ Riverdale - Episode 2.09 - Silent Night, Deadly Night - Press Release