Forever centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner. But what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason – he is immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Plot”
Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.
Season 01, Episode 02 – “look Before You Leap”
Henry and Jo go on a rogue investigation to disprove a police theory.
Proper Note: Other release contains glitch @ 9:34 with missing/shuttering dialog for a few seconds after
Season 01, Episode 03 – “Fountain of Youth”
Henry is interested in aging and how to die, but New York’s wealthy elderly are chasing a way to turn back the clock. A clinic is dispensing a pricey product – Aterna – which is supposed to provide the much sought after fountain of youth. But instead, Henry and Jo are confronted with multiple deaths from the costly potion, which instead of revolutionizing the aging process, is turning people’s brains into swiss cheese. Meanwhile Henry remembers back to dear friend who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1906 and discovers a link to this current case. Unbeknownst to Henry, Abe, who would love to be young and youthful again, is tempted to try Aterna. And Henry learns however long you live, you must live every day and hour like it’s your last.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “The Art of Murder”
After the matriarch of one of New York’s wealthiest families passes away, the family demands some answers.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “The Pugilist Break”
After a former junkie, who is now a community activist, shows up dead from an apparent overdose, Henry and Jo look for his murderer.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths”
Henry and Jo investigate a string of homicides that mimic Jack the Ripper and the Black Dahlia’s murder.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “New York Kids”
The privileged founder of a free medical clinic turns up dead shortly after receiving an award.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “The Ecstasy of Agony”
Henry and Jo discover there is a fine line between pleasure and pain when the death of a successful businessman and devoted husband points to a form of ritualized punishment. Henry learns it may be all a question of trust. The man’s “domination therapist” comes under scrutiny as a murder suspect, who also wants to help Henry work through his own issues. Flashbacks reveal Henry’s emotional story of betrayal after he shares his secret with his first wife, Nora. Meanwhile, Abe is flabbergasted when the object of his intense passion — Maureen Delacroix — his two-time ex-wife, reappears with a tempting offer.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “6 A.M.”
Harlem’s jazz community serves as the backdrop for a musical murder probe dealing with the rights to a legendary jazz hit, “6 A.M.” Whoever legitimately penned the chartbuster would be set for life, providing a classic motive. Therefore, jazz history is on the line when Henry and Jo investigate the murder of jazz saxophonist Pepper Evans’ son. Simultaneously, bittersweet memories come flooding back to Henry, Jo and Pepper as they reflect on their father-child relationships. Meanwhile Henry, always a big fan of classical music, and Abe, a jazz enthusiast since he was a youngster, have a keyboard face-off as Abe tries to teach Henry to appreciate a new, more emotional kind of music.
Season 01, Episode 10 – “The Man in the Killer Suit”
When all the ingredients for a sensational, scandalous murder investigation are combined — a fairytale romance gone wrong, a jealous mentor and lover, an anxious, wealthy father of the beautiful fiancée – does love really conquer all? An engaged British aristocrat turns up dead in Central Park, and his identity is called into question, as well as who killed him. The trail leads Henry and Jo through one of New York’s top luxury department stores and from working class to upper crust New York society. Henry remembers back to 1957 when, once again, he and his family had to pack up and move to protect his secret. Coincidentally, Abe crosses paths with the woman who he memorably shared his first kiss with as a youngster.
Season 01, Episode 11 – “Skinny Dipper”
When a taxi cab driver is killed with an antique sword, it is just the start of the tangled web the anonymous caller weaves to draw Henry under his influence. But what is “Adam” really after? After a second victim is murdered, “Adam” attempts to frame Henry for the crime. Can Henry trust Jo to tell her the truth? Or is it time for Henry and Abe to leave town? Just as they get ready to flee, Henry attempts to exact revenge on “Adam,” which culminates in the shocking revelation about the true identity of Henry’s secret stalker.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “The Wolves of Deep Brooklyn”
Greed is definitely not good when Henry and Jo investigate the murder of a young financial investment phenom from humble beginnings who turns up dead near the East River. Coincidently, he also happens to be the son of one of Abe’s wartime Army buddies. Henry’s first case back on the job after a leave to recover from killing a man has Jo and Lt. Reese keeping him under observation out of an abundance of concern. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Henry, Abe decides to play detective with his Army buddies to solve the murder with surprising results. In a touching flashback, Henry recalls his anxiety over letting a 17-year-old Abe go to Vietnam after he is recruited by the Army.
Season 01, Episode 13 – “Diamonds Are Forever”
Henry and Jo’s murder investigation of an ex-con, who is being framed for a jewelry story heist, reveals a special connection between the victim and Jo’s late husband, Sean, who was an assistant district attorney. Jo’s evocative memories reflect her warm and wonderful relationship with Sean, which become almost too painful for her to bear. Flashbacks trace Henry’s life to 1816 London where he ends up in jail. Incredibly, a priest, who is his cell mate, gives Henry a second chance at life. Meanwhile, Abe attempts to snare a thief who he believes walked off with a “priceless” antique from his store, and Henry is there to comfort Jo in her time of distress.
Season 01, Episode 14 – “Hitler on the Half-Shelf”
Is Karl Haas a hero or a traitor and thief? When he ends up in the morgue, it starts an explosive chain of events with Henry and Jo racing to track — not just a murderer — but to solve a decades old notorious art crime. Karl’s son, Erik, who is an art dealer, inherited from his father priceless works of art stolen by the Nazi’s during World War II. Meanwhile, Adam pays an unsuspecting Abe a furtive visit, and Henry’s paternal instincts force a face-off with his nemesis. Flashbacks take Henry to 1814 where he is shocked to learn that his own father’s shipping company was involved in illegal and immoral practices. Finally, Abe receives a priceless gift.
Season 01, Episode 15 – “The King of Columbus Circle”
What appears to be the dead body of an ordinary old man, turns out to be of royal lineage with an unusual connection to Henry. A familiar scar and radioactive poison point Henry and Jo to the man being an assassinated king in exile. Moreover, a half century earlier, Henry remembers performing an emergency, life-saving operation on a boy while on his honeymoon with Abigail. The boy turned out to be a prince of a tiny crumbling kingdom. Life came full circle as the boy grew up to be a king — and now, the murder victim lying in Henry’s morgue. The mystery deepens when other members of this royal family are poisoned and it is revealed that the king has an heir. Meanwhile, Abe continues to investigate his roots and discovers something amazing about his bloodline.