The friendship between J.T. Yorke and Emma Nelson formed prior to the first season of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Friendship History

Season 1

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In Eye of the Beholder, Manny Santos calls J.T. and Toby Isaacs "stupid" because they don't want to go to the school's dance that night without giving her and Emma a good reason. Unbeknownst to the two girls, the two head home and watch porn instead. The next day, Emma and Manny laugh that J.T. and Toby got caught looking at porn by Toby's father Jeff Isaacs and stepmother Kate Kerwin, and teasingly calls both of them losers.

In Basketball Diaries, J.T. comments to Emma that Ashley Kerwin is suave, pronouncing it "suavay," as Ashley has it together. Emma corrects him as to the proper pronunciation of the word.

In Secrets and Lies, Emma an J.T. are sitting next to one another in Media Immersion class. While the 7th graders are talking about Liberty's weird behavior after class, Emma tells J.T. that she has a major crush on J.T. Emma and Manny mock J.T. about Liberty Van Zandt's crush on him.

In Coming of Age, Emma, J.T., Manny, and Toby are all tanning outside together. In the halls before homeroom J.T. says that Emma's shirt is sexy. Later when she gets her period and tries to hide it, J.T. teases her asking if she peed her pants. Emma responds by saying she got her period and J.T. shuts up.

Season 2

In Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Toby and J.T. are all dressed up for the 7th grade only dance, and greet Emma and Manny before walking into the dance.

Season 3

In U Got the Look, They're both seen walking together as they witness Manny on a date with Sully.

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In Gangsta, Gangsta, J.T. is talking with Toby in the hallway about Amy Peters-Hoffman and Sean Cameron kissing in class. Emma approaches them, and J.T. quickly begins to talk about how horrible and mean Sean is, for Emma's sake. Emma thanks him, but says that she is over Sean. The two tell Emma about the rumors that Sean's gang is stealing stuff left and right from the school. Emma asks what that has to do with her, and J.T. points out that after Emma and Sean broke up, Snake's laptop went missing. Emma admits she thought about it, but said that that was just too evil for Sean. Later, while talking to Chris Sharpe, J.T. agrees that Sean messed her up, and he comments that he wouldn't want to be her next boyfriend.

In Accidents Will Happen (2), J.T. and Emma were both present in the cafeteria when Ashley announced that Manny was pregnant with Craig Manning's child.

Season 4

In King of Pain, Emma, J.T., Manny, and Liberty are all in math class together.

In Voices Carry (1), Emma is in J.T.'s Dracula play as a minor role.

In Voices Carry (2), Emma refuses to do J.T. and Liberty's revised Raditch play.

In Secret (1), Emma convinces J.T. to let her have the main role after he fires Darcy Edwards.

In Secret (2), J.T. gives Emma a glass of raw eggs and lemon, saying that it would make her sore throat feel better. In health class, J.T. jokes to Emma that she might have gonorrhea, not knowing that she actually does, but she tells him to shut up.

Season 5

In Foolin', Manny, Liberty, Emma, J.T., and Toby all go out to see a movie together. After J.T. makes a job about his and Liberty's sex life to Toby, Liberty overhears and dumps soda down J.T.'s pants. Emma can be seen laughing in the background. Later, Emma, Manny, and Toby are staring at J.T. and Liberty talking to the police officers while in class.

In Turned Out (1), Mr. Simpson plays a tape from J.T.'s after school job as a children's host on television, which Emma, Manny, and Liberty all find adorable.

Season 6

In Rock This Town , a party goes on at Emma's house, and J.T. is one of the many to come there. Later that night at the hospital when J.T. is hurt, Emma, Manny, Toby, Sean, and Liberty are devastated to find out about J.T.'s death.

Season 7

In We Built This City, Emma, Toby, Manny, and Liberty put a graduation cap by a photo of J.T. on the J.T. Yorke Memorial. They turn his cap, as if he has graduated, and they all smile together.