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.
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.
I like the way they took Adam off the screen with Brooke by his side.
An era is ending on AMC with the loss of Palmer and Adam.
But it’s been a fun ride watching it end.