The episode opens on Hermione (Marisol Nichols) scolding Principal Weatherbee (Peter Bryant) for allowing the students to recreate Heathers: The Musical.
Right on cue, the teens break into song, performing “Beautiful” as they dance in the school hallway. We see a montage featuring Veronica (Camila Mendes) alone at Pops, Archie (KJ Apa) spending time with Josie (Ashleigh Murray), and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) enlisting Betty (Lili Reinhart) to help run his mom, Gladys, out of town.
For the first time ever, Kevin (Casey Cott) is naming a co-director for the school musical: Evelyn (Zoé De Grand Maison). While Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) is set to play the “HBIC,” Heather Chandler, Veronica and Betty are rounding out the cast as Heather McNamara and Heather Duke, respectively.
Since the musical requires ample dance numbers, Kevin hired Toni (Vanessa Morgan) as the choreographer, and Cheryl is pissed beyond belief. So, when Toni tries to choreograph “Candy Store,” Cheryl reveals that she’s one step ahead and breaks into a well-rehearsed number with the entire cast.