Abraham learns the names of his parents from an Auschwitz ledger given to him by Adam, who was tortured in Auschwitz by Nazi scientists researching immortality for Hitler. Henry and Jo investigate the murder of an exiled king who was dying of cancer; Abe continues his research into his family tree and discovers something remarkable about his bloodline. A young NYU student is murdered, and it is revealed that she had been engaging in s fantasy roleplay to help an older man relive memories of his late wife.
The murderer turns out to be the girl's roommate, who had become obsessed with her. Iona, who has become a guest lecturer at the school, helps in the investigation and is attacked by the killer.
She and Henry go out on a date, but he ultimately tells her that he cannot continue to date her because he is developing genuine feelings for her; they both acknowledge that he was badly hurt in a past relationship. A member of a secret "hacktivist" group called the Faceless is murdered, leading Henry and Jo into the world of cyber-terrorism; Abe remembers his days as an activist.
Henry is then blackmailed by a innocent Faceless hacker when she finds falsified records.
She threatens to share these records with his co-workers. Faced with risking his co-workers finding out about his immortality or providing a fake death certificate for the hacker to disappear with Henry tears the certificate in front of the hacker. Before the hacker can send an email about Henry's records she is hit by a car.
Later another hacker working for the cybercrime division of NYPD, finds the Faceless hackers phone and discovers Henry's false records on it. Henry then has to make a choice between saving the life of the Faceless hacker and keeping his secret, again. Henry and Jo search for missing gold and a murderer when the owner of a treasure hunting salvage company is killed; a wealthy entrepreneur pursues Jo; Adam thinks he knows how to eliminate the curse.
A woman's mummified body is discovered behind a wall in a famous punk club, where it has been since the s. Meanwhile Jo begins to date the club's owner, though their budding relationship is complicated by the discovery of the body. A ballerina's foot is discovered, and they discover that this murder case is not actually a murder. Henry and Jo begin to become closer just as Abe discovers a lead on Abigail. Henry tries to find out what really happened to Abigail after she left him; the details of a horrifying secret are revealed.
A museum archivist rediscovers the dagger that first killed Adam, and is murdered, the dagger taken. Working to obfuscate the existence of immortals, Henry determines that an antiquities specialist obtained the dagger to lure Adam, having learned of him from Mengele's journal. Jo and Lucas notice Henry's activities; both have heartfelt conversations with him. Adam shoots Henry with the gun that first killed him, intending that Jo will either discover Henry's corpse or witness his disappearance.
Henry injects Adam with a hypodermic needle, then dies and disappears, resurrecting in the East River near Abe. Jo finds only Henry's pocket watch, and Adam now suffering locked-in syndrome from the embolism Henry induced. Jo confronts Henry with an old photograph Adam took from Abigail's body, revealing Henry's timelessness. She demands an explanation, and Abe—-who had previously advised Henry that he would need a confidante after Abe's death—-urges him to "tell her.
The concept for Forever came from a conversation between series creator Matt Miller and his five-year-old son about death. After the conversation, Miller began to imagine what life would be like if a person was immortal but everyone else, including that person's own children, were mortals.
That concept informed Miller's decision to make his character a doctor-turned-medical examiner who used his occupation for research into his immortality   and Miller's decision to structure the series as a procedural. Another series-long story arc explored how other people learn of Henry's immortality. Miller stated in an interview with BuddyTV writer Catherine Cabanela that he had never seen that type of family on television before, and he believed that it provide the show with an emotional element.
To demonstrate Henry's immortality, Miller decided that Henry would die and would feel the pain every time he died. Anything on Henry's body would disappear with his body during each death. The first person cast was Judd Hirsch as Abe. Hirsch was the first person asked about the role. Two days after casting Hirsch, Ioan Gruffudd was cast as Dr. Henry Morgan. The search for an actor to portray Henry was more difficult than Miller expected. She also liked the idea that, in contrast to de la Garza's characters on other procedurals, Jo had flaws.
Reece was to play a larger role in the series, but her scenes were cut so that the episodes could fit time constraints.
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The DVDs include the deleted scenes. Moore was cast as assistant medical examiner Lucas Wahl. Moore and Miller met when Moore guest starred on Miller's previous series Chuck. Moore liked the idea of Lucas providing comedic moments to the series.
Adam made his first physical appearance in the episode "Skinny Dipper", which aired on December 9, Beginning with the pilot , Miller structured each episode by telling two stories in the episode. The first was a traditional procedural plotline. Both the father-son relationship between Henry and Abe  and one of the two season-long story arcs, Henry's relationship with his wife Abigail,  were told through flashbacks. When planning an episode, the writers started with the idea for the episode and determined the main story arc.
They discussed which plot element could be associated with a previous incident from Henry's life and how the flashbacks connected the two stories. From there, they determined Abe's viewpoint about the case or his connection to the case. Then, they planned the story on whiteboard. One plot device used in the pilot, Henry's pocket watch, proved to be difficult to use in subsequent episodes. In the beginning, the writers would have Henry's pocket watch fall out of his pocket so that it would not disappear with the rest of his body.
It became more difficult for writers to develop believable scenarios in which Henry would lose his watch, so they did not write it into the plot as frequently in later episodes. Miller and the filming crew had planned to film the rebirth scenes in the pilot in several bodies of water, but they could film it in only one location.
Forever is also the title of a novel by writer Pete Hamill , with a similar premise: an Irishman is granted the gift of immortality by an African sangoma , yet must remain in Manhattan or the gift is renounced. Television received a letter from RadicalMedia requesting that the name of the series be changed.
Forever is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard that premiered on September 14, on Amazon Video. Forever is an American fantasy crime drama television series that aired on ABC as part of the –15 fall television season. Created by Matt Miller, it centers on .
RadicalMedia stated in the letter that Miller's character, setting, and title were very similar to Hamill's. The letter also stated that Sundance Studios had begun to develop a television series based on the novel. As of September , Hamill has no plans to proceed with a lawsuit. Forever received mixed reviews from critics in the beginning. The site's consensus stated, " Forever star Ioan Gruffudd is appealing, but his charm can't overcome the show's gimmicky, unrealized premise.
Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert. When Miller pitched the show to the various networks, network executives compared the series to New Amsterdam. In France , Forever became an international hit.
When Forever premiered on Spain's Antena 3 on July 15, , it drew 2,, viewers. The German paid-television channel Sat. During Forever ' s run in Germany, the series averaged 1.
Among viewers between the ages of 14 and 49, however, the show averaged 0. In , TF1 began rebroadcasting Forever on July Forever has been nominated for three awards and has improved ranking in two online polls. On May 8, , ABC announced that the network had picked up Forever for the television season.