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As you’ll see in the preview clip below, there aren’t a lot of angles Henry can hope to twist around the truth when he’s caught holding a murder weapon in his own basement. Once he decides there’s no avoiding the truth, or at least some truth, it’s hard to figure out how he’s going to put a good spin on the fact that the murder weapon is his. And, that’s just a small piece of what’s in store on the next episode of Forever, “Skinny Dipper,” airing December 9th.

Easily one of the best new shows of the season, what Forever has done best, in my opinion, is balance the long arc of the show. We may now be in an era which demands that no show can simply be a procedural and run on episodic content, but this one has managed to push Henry’s secret caller aside for several episodes at a time, and the show is all the better for it. Frankly, it seems that with our gimmick, and the resulting flashbacks, along with perhaps some notion that Henry will occasionally explore his fate, having a boogeyman waiting in the wings doesn’t have a particularly positive effect on the viewing experience. The episodes that just left us to explore the crime, with Henry’s unique perspective, were enough.

Nevertheless, Henry is about to get closer to his mysterious caller, who he refers to as Adam, because Adam’s fascination with taunting Henry isn’t about to go away. This time it looks like Adam has set his sights on framing Henry for a murder, and when your immortal, you know how to devise a pretty solid scheme.

This is a tense episode that you don’t want to miss, and if you aren’t caught up, make sure you check out the show at – http://abc.go.com/shows/forever/episode-guide/season-01

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In Forever Season 1 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.

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“Forever” stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Lorraine Toussaint as Lt. Joanne Reece, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Joel David Moore as Lucas.


 

 

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.