The relationship between Cheryl Blossom and Veronica Lodge is currently quite complicated. The two had quite a rivalry from the moment Veronica moved to Riverdale, however, she sought to make friends with Cheryl as she did not believe being enemies would end well.
Their rivalry continued when Veronica learned that Cheryl's family may have had something to do with her father's imprisonment.
Unlike Cheryl, Veronica tries to not have any enemies since she moved to Riverdale. Even though Veronica and Cheryl may have their differences. Whenever Cheryl is going through a tough time, Veronica always seems to be their for her to try and comfort her.
As Veronica and Betty entered the gymnasium for River Vixens practice, Cheryl greeted them as Humpty and Dumpty. She then introduced them to Josie, the latest recruit of the River Vixens. This left Veronica questioning if Cheryl was taking the squad back from her, to which Cheryl replied that they were never really Veronica's squad to begin with. Betty was hoping that maybe Cheryl would be kind enough to allow the Vixens to help with an event to save Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe from permanently closing. Unfortunately for Betty, Cheryl did not emerge from the frozen depths of Sweetwater River, nor the flames of Thornhill only to allow her Vixens to sling milkshakes at a death-cursed diner. Her answer was a "double-cherry-on-top no."
During River Vixen practice on the football field, Cheryl, Veronica and Midge gave a quick look to the flyers going around town, involving Archie and his community group watch named The Red Circle. However, Cheryl didn't appear to give it much thought, before walking off aggravatedly. 
After Mr. Weatherbee attempted to disband the Red Circle, which was being led by Archie to protect Riverdale, Veronica sought out Cheryl to help promote and give away t-shirts in support of the community group watch. With Cheryl's help, the Circle was no longer a fringe band of radicals, rather a movement with style and panache.
Assaulted by a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Upon the arrival of Nick St. Clair, an old friend of hers from New York, was coming to town for her parents' SoDale Gala Opening, Veronica introduced him to all her friends. After becoming acquainted with them, Cheryl included, Nick invited them all to a party in his hotel room at the Five Seasons hotel. Though they didn't interact, both Veronica and Cheryl attended this party along with Archie, Betty, Kevin, Reggie, Josie, Valerie, and Melody. Per her father's orders, Veronica was supposed to be showing him a good time. With that in mind, Veronica agreed to join Nick, as did Cheryl, without hesitation. Veronica asked if Betty would be partaking as well, though she showed no interest. Neither did Archie initially. But he had a sudden change of heart, and agreed to participate. High off the Jingle Jangle, Veronica sensually danced with Archie in the middle of the room as Cheryl danced on the couch with Kevin. Unfortunately, the party ended there for most of them after a fight between Betty and Veronica ensued, during which time, Betty said a number of awful things about Veronica, claiming that they were merely friends of circumstance and that she was a bad person. This confrontation ended with Veronica telling Betty to leave since she perceived her to be such a monster.
After a hard night of partying, Cheryl attended the open house event that was being hosted by the Lodges, where she was greeted by Nick, upon arrival. They didn't get much of a chance to talk at the party. Cheryl was choosing to blame Betty's Britneyesque meltdown for that, though she was willing to let Nick make it up to her. His first step in making it up was grabbing her a drink. Unbeknownst to Cheryl, Nick had slipped a date rape drug into her drink before giving it to her. After Veronica's father made an announcement in regards to the SoDale site and his plan to reinvent the Southside, Cheryl danced with Nick as the Pussycats performed on stage. Though, the effects of the drugs given to her by Nick were fast acting. Cheryl began to lose her balance. Hardly capable of standing on her own two feet, Nick escorted her into the house, and laid her on the bed. Barely conscious, Cheryl was incapable of fending off her attacker. After suspecting that Nick had spiked Cheryl's drink, Veronica led the Pussycats to Nick's room. She burst in moments before Nick could rape Cheryl. She pulled Nick off of Cheryl, slapping him and shoved him away from her. Veronica, with Pussycats help, proceed to beat Nick up - punching and kicking him until he is rendered unconscious.
After the open house, Cheryl was taken to the Pembrooke by Josie, Veronica, Archie, and Betty. Archie asked where Nick was in that moment, though Cheryl instructed him to put his cape away because the Pussycats had already saved her. Veronica felt sick about the entire incident. Nick was a monster, who she suspected of having attacked woman before. Cheryl announced that she would be pressing charges because she wanted him to be held accountable for his actions, for him to suffer and burn in hell for what he tried to do to her. As Cheryl began to sob, Josie and Veronica held her close, attempting to provide comfort in her time of need.
From her bedroom, [[Veronica Lodge]|Veronica]] and Cheryl eavesdropped on their parents' discussion on how best to handle Nick St. Clair, who attempted to rape Cheryl. Outside the bedroom, in the living room, Penelope Blossom accused Cheryl of provoking Nick, though according to Veronica, Cheryl did no such thing. Regardless, Penelope wanted the incident handled discreetly, and by that she meant not at all, as she would be telling Sheriff Keller that they were no longer seeking to press charges. Veronica sympathized with Cheryl's pain, though Cheryl attempted to play it off, claiming that everything was fine, but Veronica saw right past it all. Cheryl claimed that she had a momentary lapse in sanity, but she was better. She no longer wanted to pursue a case against Nick. Veronica tried to reason with Cheryl as she prepared to leave, explaining that Nick had done it to many girls before her. Veronica added that Nick made sexual advances towards her as well. But she put a stop to it. Upon learning that she had kept this from her parents, Cheryl accused Veronica of trying to use her as her very own "puppet for vengeance". If Veronica wanted justice, Cheryl told her to go after Nick in court.
After calling Veronica to alert her of her parents' involvement with the St. Clairs, Cheryl attended the drag race being held near Herk Harvey bridge between Archie and Jughead and two members of a Southside gang called the Ghoulies. Veronica and Cheryl sat alongside Kevin, Reggie, and Betty as the race was about to commence. Cheryl took to the center of the road as flag girl, asking both drivers if they were ready before waving her flag, signaling the start of the race, which was later intercepted by Sheriff Keller and the police department, thus ending the event as everyone scattered at the news of police involvement.
While passing through the halls of school, with Josie, Cheryl stumbled upon Veronica and Archie in the middle of a heavy make out session in the student lounge. Cheryl uttered "get a room, Xenomorphs", just before as she and Josie continued on their way.
In the student lounge at school, Veronica and Cheryl attended the Secret Santa gift exchange with Archie, Betty, Reggie, Kevin, Jughead and Josie. Veronica opened her gift from Josie, which awkwardly enough was a gift certificate for a couples massage. Josie suggested that Veronica use the certificate to take someone other than Archie, given that they were no longer together, such as Betty or her mother. Thankfully, Betty was the last exchange for the evening, as the sudden awkwardness was too much to withstand. Based on the wrapping of her present, Betty instantly knew that it was Archie that picked her name. Veronica watched with a look of concern as Betty unwrapped the gift to find and old read-a-long record that she and Archie used to listen to when they were younger, entitled "The Swiss Family Robinson". Archie informed her that he and his father found it while they were cleaning out the garage. Moose and Midge then entered the lounge to join them for the Holiday event.
|“||I know what you need, Cheryl, because I know who you are. You would rather people fear than like you, so you traffic in terror and intimidation. You're rich, so you've never been held accountable, but I'm living proof. That certainty, that entitlement you wear on your head like a crown? It won't last. Eventually, there will be a reckoning. Or... Maybe that reckoning is now. And maybe that reckoning... is me. Betty and I come as a matching set, you want one, you take us both. You wanted fire? Sorry Cheryl 'Bombshell', my specialty's ice.||”|
|— Veronica to Cheryl during River Vixen tryouts.[src]|
- Veronica: "Look I don't want to be locked in a catfight to the death. That only ends in one way, mutual annihilation."
- Cheryl: "Agreed."
- Veronica: "So can't we just be friends? Or at least, frenemies?"
- Cheryl: "If you really want to extend an olive branch, come to a sleepover I'm having. "
- Veronica: "Fine. Sure. When?"
- ―Veronica and Cheryl call a truce.[src]
- Cheryl: "I do have the maddest skills on this squad."
- Veronica: "Because you're a Blossom, we have to accept whatever you say as gospel."
- Cheryl: "You're welcome to challenge me, Veronica, but you'll lose."
- Veronica: "We live in a democratic society, Cheryl. Let's let the Vixens decide who's cherry on top."
- Cheryl: "Challenge accepted."
- ―Veronica challenges Cheryl for a dance battle[src]
- Veronica: "Wait, Cheryl. Does that mean you're taking the Vixens back from me?"
- Cheryl: "But really, Veronica, were they ever yours?"
- ―Cheryl claiming back her Vixens[src]
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