"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night" is the ninth episode of the second season of Riverdale[2], 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.[3]


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  • 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.

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  1. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Wednesday 13th December 2017
  2. Riverdale - Episode 2.09 - Title Revealed
  3. Riverdale - Episode 2.09 - Silent Night, Deadly Night - Press Release

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