What happens in Riverdale 3x16? The trailer for the 'Heathers' musical episode is here

14 March 2019, 12:02

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Riverdale's 'Heathers' cast list has already been revealed and now we've got our first look at everyone in action in the trailer for 3x16.

At long last, the musical episode of Riverdale season 3 is here, the extended promo trailer has dropped and by the looks of things, it's going to be even more bonkers than season 2's Carrie the musical. (RIP Midge!)

The next episode of Riverdale, titled 'Big Fun', will air on Wednesday 20th March and will see the students of Riverdale High take on Heathers the musical, based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. (Find the full cast list here.)

Josie and Sweet Pea will be taking on the main roles of Veronica Sawyer and JD with Betty and Veronica will play Heather Duke and Heather McNamara with Cheryl as HBIC Heather Chandler. Elsewhere in the episode, according to the synopsis: Veronica learns some devastating news about her family, and Archie and Josie make a decision about their future. Jughead also makes a surprising move against Gladys. DRAMA! SINGING! SCAMMING! CULTS! KJ APA'S DANCING! MOM?!

According to IMDb, this is also said to be the episode where we finally get to meet the elusive Farm leader Edgar Evernever, played by Chad Michael Murray. But we'll believe that when we see it...

What happens in Riverdale 3x16? Let's take an extended promo trailer deep dive...

The first look at Riverdale's Heathers musical episode has arrived
The first look at Riverdale's Heathers musical episode has arrived. Picture: The CW

Heathers the musical (sponsored by the Farm) comes to Riverdale High.

With new Farmie Kevin and child of the corn Evelyn at the helm, you already know this is not going to end well. Kevin mentions how Heathers deals with "teen alienation and desperation," which sounds like the perfect criteria for new, young, unsuspecting cult recruits, doesn't it? Who's gonna be the first to cave?

Also... yes, Jughead is singing.


Fangs the Farmie.

...It's Fangs. Fangs is the first to cave. Also, what the f*ck is going on in here on this day!? Why are they wearing 3D glasses? Why are they swaying? WHAT IS HAPPENING?!


Choni may be on a break but as if that's gonna get in the way of some light suggestive grinding.

Choni will never be off their bullshit x


KJ Apa's iconic dancing returns.

It's been 84 years...


FP's perfect face takes a beating.

First of all, how dare you? Second of all, if Gladys hired a heavy to rough him up, I'm gonna start swinging. Third of all, I hope it knocked some GOD DAMN sense into him.


Hiram and Hermione going ✈️ separation!



Archie and Josie decide to figure out what they are.

I hope they decide that they are IT and they should STAY TOGETHER. (Please don't break up, please don't break up, PLEASE DON'T BREAK UP!)


Riverdale season 3, episode 16 airs on Wednesday 20th March, 8/7c. Lick it up, baby!