I'm a total emotional wreck right now. I cried through that whole hour.
I was so happy to see Gillian Spencer and Taylor Miller, but I would have loved it if Peter Bergman come back for the day too. I know he's on Y&R and networks usually don't allow that, but it would have been fun to see Cliff and Nina together again. They were always one of my favorite couples.
James Mitchell must have known he didn't have much time left when he was there to shoot the anniversary episode a few months ago. An article I read said that, after James filmed his lines, he asked them to keep the camera rolling and that's where that footage we saw today came from.
One thing's for sure, without James Mitchell and David Canary, AMC is going to be very different. It's definitely the end of an era now that all the of the greats - Phoebe, Myrtle, Palmer and Adam - are finally gone.