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

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

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.

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

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


KJ Apa nailed his transformation into young Luke Perry.

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

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.

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

Mark plays Veronica’s dad Hiram.


Camila Mendes transformed into a young Marisol Nichols.

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

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


Cole Sprouse channeled a young Skeet Ulrich,

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

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


Madelaine Petsch played a young version of Nathalie Boltt.

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

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


Ashleigh Murray became a young Robin Givens.

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

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


Casey Cott was a young Martin Cummins.

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

Cott, who is Kevin, was teen Tom.

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