Like many fans, the cast wasn’t expecting Adam Torres’ death.
There were a few deaths on “Degrassi,” but one of the most shocking happened on season 13, when Adam died in a texting-while-driving accident.
His death came just episodes after another character died by suicide, and most fans weren’t anticipating another death so soon.
According to Bilyk, the cast wasn’t expecting it either. The actor recalled sitting next to Todosey, who played his brother on the show, during the read-through for the episode.
“We were very talkative, very friendly, very, we always laughed, and she came back in the room and she was quiet,” he said. “And I looked over, and I was like ‘What’s going on?’ And she’s like ‘I’ll tell you later.”
The actor continued, “We got up to about 10 pages before the car accident, and I looked over at her, and I’m like, ‘Do you die?!’ And she just, like, shook her head.”
Bilyk also mentioned that he would’ve liked for Drew to have had more plot points dealing with his brother’s death on the later seasons.
“It was definitely strange for all of us to kind of have to say goodbye to the character, Adam, strange just even for me not to have that being brought up,” he said. “I think that was one thing … I wanted more reference to Adam in Drew’s day-to-day life.”