Riverdale Season 1 Episode 5
Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness
Cheryl has a nightmare of her dead brother. Her mother refuses she speak at the memorial.
Archie is focusing on his football career. He is training to be the football captain.
Kevin, Jughead and Betty are working on the new Jason Blossom murder board. She is going on a date with Travis Brown later on.
The football coach forces a competition between Reggie and Archie. One of them will become the captain.
Fred Andrews asks Hermoine Lodge out on a date. She turns him down as they're both still married.
Valerie Brown gives Archie the number of a big songwriter from New York. His friends urge him to reach out and grow his music. He contacts the songwriter.
Cheryl invites the group to Jason's memorial. Veronica reaches out to her to bury the hatchet and be frenemies. Cheryl relents on the condition that Veronica come for a sleepover the night before the funeral. She agrees.
Oscar Castillo is the songwriter. He urges Archie to keep writing more than he normally does. Archie must write out his songs on sheet music to even be able to be trained.
The Blossoms invited the town so that they can investigate and find out who the murderer is.
While on the date, Travis Brown reveals Jason was selling everything (including drugs) to get money and acting suspicious before his disappearance. It was during when he and Polly were together.
Valerie is helping Archie write out his music. The two are getting closer. Archie's dad breaks up the mood.
Betty's dad reveals that Polly and Jason got into a fight. Polly tried to kill herself and that's why her family sent her away.
Jughead and Betty plot to go snooping in Jason's bedroom to find any clues.
Archie hurts himself during football practice. Reggie tells him to stop, but Archie doesn't listen. Afterwards, Veronica patches up his arm and urges him to take better care of himself.
The songwriter doesn't like Archie's songs. He tells him that he can't work with him.
The Blossom family dinner is incredibly uncomfortable. Cheryl's dad keeps asking Veronica questions about her father's arrest while Cheryl's mother chastises Cheryl for lying about Jason.
Someone has sent Hermione a box with a serpent inside. Fred comes to help, but Hermione is scared because it was a message from the Southside Serpents.
Cheryl wants to say goodbye to her brother at the funeral. Veronica promises to help her make the goodbye.
Archie gives Mrs. Blossom a jersey with Jason's number on it. She goes delirious and admires his red hair, thinking of Jason.
Cheryl walks into the room in the same white dress she wore the day Jason went missing. While Cheryl commences the memorial, Veronica mouths to Mrs. Blossom to not make things worse. Cheryl breaks down during her eulogy and shares memories of Jason.
Fred offers Hermione a job managing the books at his construction company. She accepts the role.
Cheryl's grandmother catches Betty and Jughead snooping in the room. The grandmother spills that she gave Polly an engagement ring. Jason and Polly were engaged.
Cheryl's mother gets angry at Cheryl's behavior during the memorial. She plans to ship Cheryl away to a boarding school.
Betty confronts her father about the engagement. He knew about it and was angry at the Blossoms because of a feud that goes back decades. Clifford Blossom's grandfather killed Mr. Cooper's grandfather to steal the profits in a maple syrup business.
The football coach gives Archie the captain spot, but he turns it down to focus on something else. Reggie gets the title. Archie and Valerie share a spark.
It's revealed that Betty's dad was the one who broke into Sheriff Keller's home and stole the files from the investigation wall.