Riverdale Season 5, Episode 6 synopsis shows that Archie (K.J. Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) are headed back to school for work.
“Back to School” will pick up after Riverdale’s seven-year time jump at the end of Season 5, Episode 3, “Graduation.” The upcoming episode of The CW’s mystery-drama will see Archie and his friends reuniting at Riverdale High, walking the halls as Riverdale High teachers.
In addition to facing a lack of school funds, Archie will have to deal with Veronica’s husband, Chad Gekko (Chris Mason). Named after the infamously sleazy stockbroker Gordon Gekko from Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street, Chad is described as a “controlling and jealous husband who works on Wall Street.” What’s more, he’s said to be an “Alpha dog” personality who’s threatened by Veronica’s new career, particularly her friendship with Archie.
Also, Betty, Kevin (Casey Cott) and Alice (Mädchen Amick) will “follow a lead” after getting wind that Polly is in trouble. A recent Riverdale promo revealed Betty will spend some time training as an FBI agent and dealing with the trauma of her dark past before she begins her career as a teacher in Riverdale’s hallowed halls.
The synopsis for “Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School” reads:
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 (guest star 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 (guest star 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 (#506). Original airdate 2/24/2021.
Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper and Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate. New episodes of Season 5 air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.