Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn

After an episode overflowing with Moth Men, explosions, revealed secrets & lots of dead bodies (fresh & not-so-fresh), this week's penultimate chapter to the fifth season of The CW's Riverdale looks to get somewhere "Next to Normal." But when Alice (Mädchen Amick) begins processing her loss via a make-believe musical world where the Coopers get their "happily ever after," Betty (Lili Reinhart) realizes that's just not going to happen. Meanwhile, Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) needs Jughead (Cole Sprouse) by her side when her parents come for dinner, and Veronica (Camila Mendes) has big plans for Archie (KJ Apa) post-dead husband. Now here's a look at what's ahead with this week's episode "Chapter Ninety-Four: Next to Normal":

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Riverdale
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Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Mother's Day Takes Twisted Turn
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Riverdale Season 6 Episode 18 "Chapter Ninety-Four: Next to Normal": MOTHER'S DAY IN RIVERDALE — Refusing to accept what's going on around her, Alice (Mädchen Amick) creates an imaginary musical fantasy world in which the Coopers are one big happy family again. But as her mother continues to spiral, Betty (Lili Reinhart) does her best to pull her back to reality. Meanwhile, Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) ropes Jughead (Cole Sprouse) into a family dinner with her parents, and Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Archie (KJ Apa) make a big decision about their future. Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Charles Melton, and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Ronald Paul Richard directed the episode written by Tessa Leigh Williams.

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, Drew Ray Tanner as Fangs Fogarty, 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.

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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.
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