By Joshua

When you think of business rivals on All My Children, no one crosses your mind except for Palmer Cortlandt and Adam Chandler, who have been rivals for decades.

But last week, we said goodbye to both of these business titans, as Palmer (James Mitchell) died and Adam (David Canary) left town with Brooke (Julia Barr).

Palmer’s funeral was nicely done.
They used clips that James Mitchell had ad libbed during his final scenes in the anniversary special, mixed with flashbacks of him in his prime.

I like the way that they used Palmer’s death to realistically affect Adam. It showed him how short life is.

Here’s a really nice tribute to James Mitchell.

And seeing Nina (Taylor Miller) and Daisy (Gillian Spencer) again was great. I just wish that James Mitchell and Palmer didn’t have to die for it to happen.

But I can tell you that if you had told me last year, we’d have a show where Nina, Daisy, Brooke, and Jackson were in the vast majority of the scenes, I would’ve called you nuts.

But AMC put all these vets, and more, in to make the memorial special.

The three best parts of the memorial were when Brooke said to kiss her aunt Phoebe, when Erica (Susan Lucci) pointed out that heaven is in for quite a time with Palmer, Myrtle and Mona all together, and, of course, when Dixie (Cady McClain) welcomed him into heaven. I was even able to look past the hair coloring change that made no sense.

And then, we have Adam, who skipped town with Brooke after finding Annie and JR in bed.

Brooke (Julia Barr) and Adam (David Canary) Photo: ABC/Rick Rowell

I like the way they took Adam off the screen with Brooke by his side.

And yes, I like the fact that Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) is now free to be with JR, as I think they are great (see my column about AMC’s new couples).

An era is ending on AMC with the loss of Palmer and Adam.

But it’s been a fun ride watching it end.

One Response to “Goodbye to Pine Valley Titans”

  1. It was a very emotional week on AMC. I loved the Palmer tribute and loved, loved the way they wrote Adam off the canvas. I hope he was right in his comments, that he will be back from time to time to check up on his family and business.

    The one thing I don’t agree on is JR and Annie, but the main reason for that is “JR.” I don’t care for him at all and would much rather see Annie with someone else. Right now there is no one I can think of…unless it were to be Jackson since Erica is dumping him for “Caleb.” That could actually be a very interesting turn of events, especially since Annie stabbed Erica, but Annie could get Jack to turn a little to the dark side and it could be a really fun story.

    I hope the new writers can continue turning the show around. I’ve already quit watching One Life to Live and The Young and The Restless because of the horrible writing. I’d hate to have to quit All My Children too!