|Best Friends Forever (season 4)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Original run||November 19, 2010 – April 15, 2011|
|Home video release|
|DVD release date||Best Friends Forever DVDs|
The fourth season of the TV series Best Friends Forever aired on Disney Channel from November 19, 2010 to April 15, 2011 with 12 episodes. It is the final season of it's original run, prior to the announcement for a revival in 2018 for a fifth season. Jason Dolley's character Chris Taylor is no longer a main character, but is istead recurring. He is recently been replaced by Justin Gaston's character Bradley Johnson. In this season, the students are finishing up their school year at the new high school building and all are going to face what are they going to do next after they graduated high school. Also, Sasha signs her two best friends Rebecca and Crystal as her the music group The Sasha Sisters. Amy broke up with boyfriend Chris and is now in a relationship with Bradley later in this season. It was the only season of the show to be in high definition. On July 24, 2012, this season of the show was released on DVD.
|Best Friends Forever is one of the most fun TV show we ever filmed. And now it'll be over with where they're be only four instead of five seasons. We'll still have it part of our lives and we'll still be together as long as we have each other.|
|— Dakota Fanning, talking about fourth season becoming Best Friends Forever's final season.|
Chris Turner and Alex Wilkerson decides to end Best Friends Forever after its fourth season. Because Turner and Wilkerson decided to quit after all these years they have done. College scenes and future will be taking during an hour of an final episode of the show during flashforward scenes. The cast of the show will all reprised their roles for the season. Chris Turner and Alex Wilkerson will be writting all of the episodes. And Duke Johnson will be directing all episodes.
Filming for the season finale of Best Friends Forever has began on January 29, 2010 and finished on May 22, 2010, and the entire franchise was done for good. The show scheduled to taped more than 10 episodes to end the Best Friends Forever franchise for good.
Josh Hutcherson reprised his role as Nick David for the series finale. Also Dakota Fanning will reprise her role as Cassie Hilliard. She is also working on filming her newest movie Jane Hoop Elementary: The Final Rush, which she can have time to get a break from filming the film, in order to her to continue on filming her TV series. As well as Keke Palmer, she also can have time to take a break from filming her other TV series True Jackson, VP, and reprises her role as Sasha Henry. Also to Alyson Stoner, also reprise her role as Amy Abraham.
Dylan Patton stated he will not return as Zack Foster, but the producers plan states they won't let anyone else to play Zack. Patton than changes his mind and reprise his role on last time. Jason Dolley also reprise his role as Chris Taylor, but will not be part as the main character, due to filming Good Luck Charlie, as he will be instead be part as a recurring cast. The character is set going away on tour, which was not revealed after the third season. It was reported that Justin Gaston will only be appearing into two episodes as Bradley Johnson is an crossover and a series finale. But turns out that Gaston deciced to join as main character. Even though he is absent in a couple of episodes, his name did not appear in the opening title.
Shanica Knowles, who portrayed as Becky Adams as recurring from seasons 1-3, will now become a main character into this season as she reprised her role as Becky Adams. This also goes to Sahara Garey, who will also become a main character in this season, since she is recurring from three previous seasons as Emmetta Elizabeth. Letting Becky and Emmetta becoming main characters is due to The Sasha Sisters, those who they were sign up for, were seen in a couple of episodes. Taylor Horn will also reprise her role as Maria Anderson, and Taylor Lautner will return as Adam Black as well. Justin Bieber, Malcolm David Kelley, Emma Lockhart and Ali Lohan will still be recurring characters as Johnny Bark, Mark Cornwell, Amanda Hudson and Brenda Thompson, but they will not return for the final season after not seen through many episodes. Their characters are reported that four of them moved to another school for their senior year together.
Opening and Closing CreditsEdit
Best Friends Forever has the same opening title since season 3. However, Shanica Knowles and Sahara Garey's names are added from the opening title, within Jason Dolley's name is officially removed, due to rescheduling as recurring, because of Dolley filming another TV show.
A new song called "Party in the U.S.A.", originally written by Miley Cyrus, will be written by Keke Palmer, will be featured this season. Also "Irreplaceable" written by Beyoncé Knowles. Also Say My Name and Stand Up for Love, both originally from Destiny's Child will be written by the Sasha Sisters, Palmer, Knowles and Garey. Also Survivor", which the song is rewrriten as "We Are Survivors" to be about them rather than each other each.
The story continues with the students entering a brand new high school, as well as they'll have to get their relationship together. Also, Sasha continues musical career, when Hollywood announces that Sasha's having her band members as "The Sasha Sisters" (made of her two BFFS Crystal and Rebecca) for the first time. In a special episode, the students goes on their vacation to Hollywood where the gang begins their career for, but it seems like that Sasha is having too much attitude from her friends. Also, this season will feature with crossovers of Sonny With a Chance and The Suite Life on Deck in Sonny on Deck with Best Friends Forever, making the season's first to have a crossover episode.
- Keke Palmer is present for all episodes.
- Jason Dolley reprised their roles for five episodes.
- Taylor Lautner reprised his role for three episodes.
- Mitchel Musso reprised his role for two episodes.
- Taylor Horn reprised for four episodes.
- Courtney Jines will reprise her role for one episode.
- Josh Hutcherson is absent in two episodes.
- Dakota Fanning, Dylan Patton and Alyson Stoner were absent in one episode.
|Title||Original airdate||Directed by||Written by||Prod. code||Rating|
|1||89||"New School! Sweet School!"||November 19, 2010||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| As they enter a new design high school, the students began trashing up the water fountain. Amy, Cassie and Zack signed up as hall janitors in order to keep the fountain clean. Meanwhile, Sasha's popularity gets out of control, the students goes after her causing her not to return to school for her senior year. Until now, she decides to disguse herself as a new girl in school|
Absent: Justin Gaston as Bradley Johnson
Notes: Jason Dolley will no longer be a main character, due to filming Good Luck Charlie. Thus he will instead become a recurring. However, it was revealed that Amy said that Chris is away on tour.
|2||90||"The Break-Up Plan"||November 24, 2010||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| Chris returns to town while visiting his father, after his parents' divorce, to see Amy. Meanwhile, Cassie and Zack discovers him holding hands with with a girl named Jessica, appearing that he met someone else while he was gone cheating on Amy. After finding out that Chris is dating, they did not told Amy about it for a week. Upset at them, Amy has not spoken to them. Cassie and Zack later called Chris to tell him by lying to him that Amy invited him to come to her house to watch a movie, which things became a disaster. Chris told a secret to Amy, and the two broke up for good and her friendship with Cassie and Zack has been restored.|
Guess star: Jason Dolley as Chris Taylor, Courtney Jines as Jennifer Dawson
Notes: This is Chris Taylor's first appearance in this episode, because of him rescheduling as recurring instead of main character, due to Jason Dolley, who played this character, filming another TV series.
Title References: The Back Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin
|3||91||"The Sasha Sisters"||December 10, 2010||Duke Johnson||Chris Turner|
| Sasha plans for her two best friends Rebecca and Crystal to join with her as her bandmembers "The Sasha Sisters". Therefore, within Crystal's voice goes wrong, she tries to let her out of the band, but she can't because she'll hurt her friends' feelings. Following their success, they just record their first album and became a commercial success, making the girls the world's next popstars. Ever since splitting up from boyfriend Chris, Amy feels desperately depress where Cassie and Zack began to get stop thinking about him and find someone else, by taking her out to have fun, but turns out that every place she goes she and her Chris spend some time together, which makes it worst. Meanwhile, Amy decides that she is ready to move on and decides not to speak and see him again, removing her braclet that Chris gave her from episode "Taking Back My Love" after making a promise to not cheat on her again.|
Notes: Keke Palmer, Shanica Knowles and Sahara Garey performs "Say My Name" originally by Destiny's Child.
|4||92||"Sasha Goes On Talent"||December 17, 2010||Duke Johnson||Chris Turner|
| "The Sasha Sisters" are performing a concert at the S.S. Tiption. There Sasha loses her voice and is unable to sing, and the doctor refuses her not to talk for the next four hours, in order to get her voice back. The only thing is to keep the concert on is by cheating. Although, Sasha decides to ask her fans that the concert has been cancelled. Later, Sasha has found out that she has gotten her voice back and decides to resume the concert. Meanwhile, Zack, Nick and Bradley are hunting a mouse running around the house.|
Guess star: Dylan and Cole Sprouse as Zack and Cody Martin, Brenda Song as London Tiption, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett and Phil Lewis as Mr. Moseby
Notes: This episode is part of a crossover Sonny on Deck with Best Friends Forever along with Sonny With a Chance and The Suite Life on Deck, marking it the third and final of the trilogy. Also, the characters from Sonny With a Chance will not appear. The cast only appear in the first and second part of the crossover episode. This is the fourth crossover episode since "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana", "Wish Gone Amiss Weekend" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana", and Best Friends Forever's first episode to have a crossover episode. This is Alyson Stoner's fifth time working with the Spouse twins. In The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Stoner plays Max, but in her own TV series, Best Friends Forever, she plays Amy until The Suite Life on Deck, a spin-off/sequel to the original TV series. Also, several of the characters are absent throughout the trilogy. Even though, all of the characters appeared in the second part, characters from Best Friends Forever are absent in first part, while characters from Sonny with A Chance are absent in the third part. Only the characters from The Suite Life on Deck that appears in all three parts. With 14 million views, this is the highest rating crossover of Disney Channel to date surprising Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana feature with characters from Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana. The episode was released on DVD on July 24, 2012 alongside with other episodes this season, not including the first two parts of the crossover. The opening sequences was reshoot to the show itself besides the crossover to be officially apart of Best Friends Forever, not the crossover.
Songs: "We Are Survivors", rewrriten of "I'm A Survivor" by Destiny's Child
|5||93||"How To Get Them Back Together"||January 14, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| As senior prom is approaching, Sasha and Nick are a couple, while Zack and Cassie are also a couple. But Amy struggles to find a date. Before asking Bradley out, but when Maria had a broke up from Ben, she asks him out and asked to be his date for prom and accepts it. She tries to make them broke up up so she can let Bradley as her date to prom. As she could never find a date, she decides not go because she doesn't want to feel lonley. Meanwhile, Ben is also dateless at prom. Until now, Amy arrived in prom where Bradley feel in love with her, as Maria and Ben got back together. The two started dancing, and share a kiss, meaning that the two are developing a romantic relationship.|
Guess Star: Taylor Lautner as Ben Brown, Justin Gaston as Bradley Johnson and Mitchel Musso as Duncan Harris
Special Guess Appearance: Taylor Swift as Herself
Notes: Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift used to date with each other, but the both split up. Also, Mitchel Musso reprised his role where he since first appeared from theatrical film adaptation, Best Friends Forever: The Movie, which premiered four months ago. Taylor Swift apperas in a scene where she is performing a song in a scene where the students are attending prom.
|6||94||"Whatever Happen To Our Friendship"||January 21, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| Amy and Bradley are now a couple. But she and Cassie got into a huge argument because Amy spends time too much with Bradley instead of Cassie, realizing that their friendship may come to an end forever if they no longer care about their friendship. Until now, Ben begin to take care of Amy and accidentally fell in love with her, feeling that she's losing Bradley as her boyfriend. At the end, they begin to feel upset, and crying, because both of them don't want to lose each other, because they're best friends, so they stopped arguing, and spend time with each other, within Amy's new boyfriend spend time with them.|
Guess Star: Taylor Lautner as Ben Brown
|7||95||"Can't Change This"||January 28, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| Zack has a failing report card. As the strongest football team member, he decided to quit to force on getting up with his grades. But he went too far as he changes his personality from preppy looking to dorky looking. Nick is force to workout with Ben, where he's seen getting injured and cramps.|
Guess Star: Taylor Lautner as Ben Brown
|8||96||"Sasha Quits Forever?"||February 18, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| After Sasha makes fun of Lucas Cruikshank, he cancel his popular show on YouTube Fred making fans dislikes her for now, making Sasha to quit her singing career for good. As the world no longer loves Sasha and The Sasha Sisters, it's time for her, Rebecca and Crystal to decide to live normal lives instead of their popular musical lives. And things get worse, Sasha is being rumored by the paparazzis that she is in a romantic relationship with Lucas, which they are significantly thinking that she is cheating on Nick, which she is not as the world calls her the "worst girlfriend ever". Meanwhile, Chris moves back home, and is trying to win Amy back, but she refused and is happily in love with Bradley. Chris has broken up with Jessica, and she told him that he is too late for that.|
Special Guess Star: Lucas Cruikshank as Himself/Fred Frigglehorn, Oprah Winfrey as Herself
Jason Dolley as Chris Taylor
Notes: This is an hour long episode.
|9||97||"I'm Just Not That Into You"||March 4, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| Sasha discovers that Rebecca has been putting on weight. But it turns out that she is pregnant, and has been keeping a secret for nine months. She realizes that she will drop out of school and college, and will never be together with her best friend. Throughout the episode, Rebecca orders Sasha to keep it a secret and not tell anyone. Meanwhile, Cassie and Zack both have an argument for saying that one of their favorite band members are better and the two broke up, and Amy and Bradley must get them both back together, or else she will lose them.|
Absent: Josh Hutcherson as Nick David
|10||98||"KYG: Kissing You Goodbye"||March 11, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| After being accepted to college with Cassie, Chris arrives to see Amy, but she refuses to speak to him. Later, he accidentally kissed Amy after they broke up and was force to tell Bradley that it was an accident. She fears that he might broke up with her because he thinks that she has feelings for Chris. As Amy tries to tell Bradley, it gets worse that he was spotted unexpectingly flirting with a girl and she kissed him, hurting Amy's feelings, making Bradley feel guilty for himself. Now, they will have to tell each other the truth. At the end of the episode, Bradley revealed that he enjoyed being kissed by another girl and isn't ready to start dating. Depressed, Amy broke up with him and says she will never speak with him again and also told him about Chris kissing her anyways. Meanwhile, Rebecca is revealing to her friends that she is pregnant with a first child.|
Guess star: Jason Dolley as Chris Taylor
|11||99||"What's After High School?"||April 1, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| While they are 24 hours away from high school graduation, the Sasha Sisters are all preparing to get ready to head to New York for a concert. As they are graduating, they also talked about their memorable lives they have with their family friends. Towards the end of the episode, Rebecca goes to labor and gave birth to a baby girl.|
Absent: Josh Hutcherson as Nick, Dakota Fanning as Cassie, Alyson Stoner as Amy, Dylan Patton as Zack, Justin Gaston as Bradley Johnson
Notes: Although they will not appear in the episode, but they appear in the flashback clips. This is the first time since season 3 that Zack, Cassie and Amy were absent in a episode. Chris (Jason Dolley) appears in the flashback scenes.
|12||100||"Goodbye Forever"||April 15, 2011||Duke Johnson|| Chris Turner|
| As graduation day arrives, a group of friends are tearing appart from each other. Sasha must choose to go on a world tour with her two best friends Rebecca and Crystal or go to college with Nick. While visiting college, she officially make her decision saying that she wants to go on a world tour, making Nick upset. Meanwhile, Zack and Amy are spending time with each other. The two became romantically involved and kissed each other by mistake as Cassie seen them kissing, and decides not to speak to them. As things got worse, Nick decides to broke up with Sasha and not see her again. Meanwhile, Chris arrives to see Amy. Not wanting to be back together, they ended up being friends until they romantically got involved and kissed each other. After Chris told Amy to be his girlfriend again, she accepts it. Zack heads to Cassie's house to apologies. When she does want to see him again, Zack furiously kissed her proving that he belongs to her and will always love her. Cassie later accepts it. They went to Amy as they, and Chris, all gave a hug and are going to college together. Meanwhile, Becky told Sasha that she could tell Nick to go on a world tour with them. Before they go out, Nick told Sasha that she should go to New York with out him as he choosen to go to college. The two seperated from each other. Later at college, someone was knocking on the door in Nick's dorm, it revealed to be Sasha, instead wanting to attend college with him. She revealed to Nick that Becky and Emmetta are also planning on attending college together. |
Notes: This episode is the series finale of Best Friends Forever (during it's original run prior to the announcement of the 2018 revival), and is also an hour long episode.
Guess star: Taylor Lautner as Ben Brown, Jason Dolley as Chris Taylor, Coutrney Jines as Jennifer Dawson, Taylor Horn as Maria Anderson
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