‘Riverdale’: The Best One-Liners From Season 2A

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With Riverdale officially coming to an end after the upcoming seventh season on Wednesday, March 29, it’s time to look back at some of the best moments from the show. In the midst of the craziness, the show has been known to have some pretty great and iconic lines, so we are taking a look back at those in our one-liners series, continuing with the first half of season 2!

“Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”

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  • Jughead: “Riverdale was still, at its heart, a haunted town.”
  • Alice: “If that beanie-wearing cad defiled you, at least please tell me you were safe.”
  • Veronica: “You look like you’re auditioning for the teen reboot of The Shining.”
  • Pop: “It’s like the Angel of Death had come to Riverdale.”

“Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks”

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  • Betty: “I’m not letting one psychopath with a gun dictate what happens to our place.”
  • Betty and Kevin: “Daddy?”
  • Jughead: “You’re the one that looks like a Dream Warrior from Nightmare on Elm Street 3.”
  • Cheryl: “I did not emerge from the frozen depths of Sweetwater River, nor the flames of Thornhill, to allow my Vixens to sling milkshakes at some death-cursed diner.”
  • Cheryl: “You’re a stone-cold bitch, Betty Cooper.”

“Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods”

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  • Kevin: “It was full-on Carrie.”
  • Midge: “He had the Devil’s eyes.”
  • Jughead: “I self-identify as a loner.”
  • Jughead: “Archie going Travis Bickle is my favorite Archie yet.”
  • Black Hood: “Riverdale is not innocent.”
  • Hermione: “You’re playing with fire, I want you to know.”
  • Cheryl: “You precious, beautiful, compulsive piece of trash.”
  • Veronica: “I want to be in the room where it happens.”

“Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”

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  • Veronica: “This isn’t Amish country, Mom.”
  • Veronica: “They basically think you’re the teen American Psycho.”
  • Jughead: “True crime is my crack.”
  • Jughead: “Riverdale would no longer be the town with pep.”
  • Kevin: “Betty’s ponytail is iconic and beyond reproach.”
  • Reggie: “Bulldogs eat Serpents for lunch.”

“Chapter Eighteen: When A Stranger Calls”

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  • Veronica: “You obliterated a line.”
  • Black Hood: “Told you we were the same.”

“Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof”

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  • Kevin: “Don’t even try, Benedict Betty.”
  • Kevin: “Not the kind of drag race I ever imagined myself going to, but at least the guys are hot.”
  • Cheryl: “Now fly away, little bird.”
  • Cheryl: “You’re a Less Than Zero monster.”
  • Veronica: “Drafting your next savage take down?”
  • Veronica: “I beg your misogynistic pardon.”
  • Veronica: “Karma’s a bitch.”
  • Betty: “God bless Reggie Mantle and his inferiority complex.”
  • Jughead: “Sweet dreams, Sugar Man.”

“Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside”

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  • Veronica: “He’s like a character in a lost Tennesse Williams play.”

“Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil”

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  • Cheryl: “Playing a car dealership opening is barely a step above amateur porn.”

“Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”

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  • Nana Rose: “You should’ve drowned them at birth, like a basket of kittens.”
  • Cheryl: “Your reindeer games are over.”

“Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”

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  • Jughead: “The school janitor turned out to be a serial killer.”
  • Jughead: “There’s the school spirit I so fondly remember.”
  • Cheryl: “My home life is a Dickensian nightmare.”
  • Cheryl: “Stand down, Eva Peron!”
  • Cheryl: “Listen up, ragamuffins.”
  • FP: “So the worm turns and it’s back to Riverdale High.”
  • Veronica: “God, I am so over this toxic masculinity in this hallway right now.”

“Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler”

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  • Veronica: “To endear yourself to Daddy?”
  • Chuck: “I’d wreck you, Gingerbread Man.”
  • Kevin: “It’s like, yeah, Archie, you have the physique of a 1970s porn star, but that doesn’t mean you can wrestle.”

Keep a lookout for our next article in the Riverdale one-liners series! In the meantime, watch all six seasons of Riverdale now on Netflix. Check out our other coverage on the series here. Season 7 premieres on Wednesday, March 29 at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.

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