The young stars of ‘Riverdale’ are playing the parents on the ’90s flashback episode — here’s how they compare

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The Midnight Club before it fully formed. Dean Buscher/The CW

Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three, episode four of “Riverdale” titled, “The Midnight Club.”

“Riverdale’s” flashback episode did not disappoint.

Alice sat down with Betty to tell her a story from the parents’ junior year of high school. To depict young versions of the adults, the young cast of The CW’s “Riverdale” transformed into younger versions of the adults. The actors did a tremendous job portraying teen versions of the adults.

Here’s how the teens stacked up to young versions of the adult actors.


Lily Reinhart was convincing as a young Mädchen Amick.

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Lily Reinhart as a young Alice and Mädchen Amick on ‘Twin Peaks.’ The CW and ABC

Reinhart, who normally plays Betty, played Alice when she was still in the Southside Serpents.


KJ Apa nailed his transformation into young Luke Perry.

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KJ Apa as young Fred and Luke Perry on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’ The CW and Worldvision Enterprises

Apa, who plays Archie, played Fred when he was a musician and baseball star.


Michael Consuelos made his TV debut as a young version of his real father Mark Consuelos.

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Michael Consuelos as young Hiram and Mark Consuelos on ‘All My Children.’ Katie Yu/The CW and ABC

Mark plays Veronica’s dad Hiram.


Camila Mendes transformed into a young Marisol Nichols.

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Camila Mendes as young Hermione and Marisol Nichols on ‘Due South.’ The CW and Alliance Atlantis

Nichols, who plays Veronica, played Hermione when she had her eyes on Fred.


Cole Sprouse channeled a young Skeet Ulrich,

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Cole Sprouse as young FP and Skeet Ulrich in ‘Scream.’ The CW and Dimension Films

Sprouse, who is usually Jughead, played FP when he was a football star.


Madelaine Petsch played a young version of Nathalie Boltt.

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Madelaine Petsch as young Penelope and Nathalie Boltt in ‘District 9.’ Dean Buscher/The CW and TriStar Pictures

Petsch, who is Cheryl, shared some big secrets about the Blossom family as young Penelope.


Ashleigh Murray became a young Robin Givens.

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Ashleigh Murray as young Sierra and Robin Givens on ‘Head of the Class.’ Dean Buscher/The CW and ABC

Murray, who plays Josie, played Sierra when she was a young activist.


Casey Cott was a young Martin Cummins.

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Casey Cott as young Tom and Martin Cummins on ‘Poltergeist: The Legacy.’ The CW and Showtime

Cott, who is Kevin, was teen Tom.