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Riverdale: Archie and Jughead open up in exclusive clip

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After a two-week hiatus, Riverdale finally returns Thursday night with “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders.” When we last left off with the gang, tensions were pretty high, to say the least. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) had just been arrested in connection with Jason Blossom’s (Trevor Stines) murder, and not only was his dad (Skeet Ulrich) not there for support, he essentially dumped Jughead on Archie (K.J. Apa) and his father (Luke Perry), so he could take some time to get his act together.

In an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, Jughead and Archie are helping out Mr. Andrews with his construction work. While things start out a bit awkward — understandable, given the recent revelations about their dads’ murky history — they quickly find common ground. Archie goes on and on — albeit a little insensitively, considering Jughead’s situation — about how devoted his father is, saying, “He works his ass off for me, bro, never asks for anything. Always has my back, even when I mess up.” Jughead concedes the same. “Your dad’s got my back too, more than some people,” he admits, and the tension seems to ease up.

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Check out the exclusive clip above. Riverdale is on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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