"You did a stupid thing... When you love something, or someone, you went after it..You didn't hesitate... That's why you made such a huge mark on the people around you.... That's why there are so many people here to say goodbye, but I'm not gonna... because to me, you'll never be gone. You'll always be right up here."
Season 13, Episode 8
August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013
Young Forever is the eighth episode of Season 13, as well as the summer finale.
As summer comes to an end, and Becky tries to understand the meaning behind an unexpected tragedy, she orchestrates an event in Adam's memory with the help of Jenna, Connor and Alli. Despite initial tensions between her and Drew, who blames Becky for Adam's death, they are able to put aside their differences and come together to say goodbye and remember Adam forever.
Drew grieves over the loss of his brother, and struggles deciding who is to blame - Adam's girlfriend who he took the van to go call, or himself who was the last person to talk to him and encouraged him to chase after Becky if that was what he wanted.
Clare receives good news: She’s in remission and can leave the hospital, but with the death of her best friend who helped her get through the sick summer strikes abruptly she is hit with immense guilt for being a survivor. With the help of Eli, she decides to help him make a memorial video for their fallen friend.
- This episode is named after the song, Young Forever by Jay-Z.
- This is the 11th episode (and last of season 13) that takes place during summer vacation, after Honey, Cannonball, About a Girl, My Own Worst Enemy, All I Wanna Do, Summertime, Nowhere to Run, Degrassi Takes Manhattan, Mother and Child Reunion, and School's Out!.
- Bianca and Dave return in this episode.
- Adam's funeral takes place in this episode.
- This episode marks the end of the Summer block.
- Fiona was mentioned in this episode by Eli and Clare.
- Twitter posts from Mo, Fiona, and Katie appear.
- Sav Bhandari and Katie Matlin appear in Adam's memorial video but are busy at university/soccer conditioning camp.
- This marks the final appearance of Jahmil French as Dave Turner.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Luke Bilyk as Drew Torres
- Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy
- Sarah Fisher as Becky Baker
- Jahmil French as Dave Turner
- Alicia Josipovic as Bianca DeSousa
- Demetrius Joyette as Mike Dallas
- Aislinn Paul as Clare Edwards
- Cristine Prosperi as Imogen Moreno
- Chloe Rose as Katie Matlin (previous footage)
- AJ Saudin as Connor DeLaurier
- Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari
- Jordan Todosey as Adam Torres (video only)
- Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton
Summertime • All I Wanna Do • My Own Worst Enemy • About a Girl • Cannonball • Honey • Young Forever • This Is How We Do It • You Got Me • You Oughta Know • Everything You've Done Wrong • Who Do You Think You Are • Barely Breathing • Black Or White • Spiderwebs • The World I Know • Better Man • Dig Me Out • Power to the People • No Surprises • Basket Case • Unbelievable • What It's Like • Close to Me • Army of Me • Everything Is Everything • Sparks Will Fly • 1331 • 1332 • How Bizarre • 1334 • Hypnotize • Out of My Head • 1337 • 1338 • Thunderstruck (1) • Thunderstruck (2)