Riverdale S05E06 Preview; KJ Apa, Vanessa Morgan Talk Time Jump Impact

So it looks like Hiram (Mark Consuelos) may have met his match heading into this week's episode of The CW's Riverdale. After Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) took Riverdale High private by bankrolling it to save it, Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), and the gang are heading "Back o School" to save their town. But Archie and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) are going to need a bit more help from Cheryl. Meanwhile, Veronica's husband Chad (Chris Mason) is already an uber-creep and bound to only get creepier when he shows up unexpectedly into town. Then there's that matter of "The Lost Highway"- which we have a strange feeling is going to bring out Betty's special skills sets. All of that and more heading into this week's chapter- now here's a look at preview images, an episode overview, and a promo for this week's chapter (followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the season with Apa and Morgan).

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Riverdale Season 5, Episode 6 "Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School": BULLDOG PRIDE — Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) prepare for their first day as Riverdale High's newest teachers. Veronica introduces her husband Chad (Chris Mason) to the group after he shows up unexpectedly in Riverdale. After realizing they are out of funds, Archie and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) turn to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) for help restarting the football and cheer teams. Finally, Betty, Kevin (Casey Cott), and Alice (Mädchen Amick) follow a lead after learning that Polly (Tiera Skovbye) may be in trouble. Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Gabriel Correa directed the episode, written by Ariana Jackson.

And because you were kind enough to through the preview, here's a look at Apa and Morgan (a friendship we're very much fans of this season) discussing what the time jump means for their respective characters.

The CW's Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate, and Chris Mason as Chad Gekko. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Jon Goldwater executive produce. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.