The premiere included a toast to Luke and the Tori saying "we're not all gonna be here forever."
The premiere of "BH90210" reunited the students of West Beverly High on Wednesday night, minus original series star Luke Perry. The first episode was filmed following the actor's death earlier this year and included three tributes to the late star.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty all appeared in the revival, in which they played exaggerated caricatures of themselves getting together for a reunion in Las Vegas.
As the cast members named above -- minus Shannen, who spent the premiere at a tiger preserve in India -- met up for the first time in ages, Carteris said, "I can't believe that we're all here." Priestley, forlorn, then referenced Perry's absence by saying, "I wish that were true." As they all looked at each other with emotion in their eyes, Ziering said it was "still great to see all you guys," before they hugged.
It wasn't until near the end of the episode that they brought Perry up by name. Flying back from Vegas on a jet after a great weekend together -- during which Tori stole one of her costumes from the show -- a "tipsy" Spelling waxed poetic about their shared past.
"This is not the alcohol speaking, I just want you all to know, I forgot how much I love all of us together," she said. "It was so much fun. And I got our dress back. This dress belongs to all of us, because this symbolizes everything that we created together. You and you and you and you and me and Shannen and Luke. "
"We're not all gonna be here forever, but we made something that will be," she said, as they all got choked up. "To Luke," said Priestley, as they toasted to their late costar.
The premiere ended with one final tribute to Perry, as Spelling and Garth watched Luke's very first episode of the original series, "The Green Room."
In the second episode of Season 2, Perry brings Priestley's Brandon Walsh to the beach, telling him, "Welcome to Paradise man, welcome to your dream come true."
As Tori and Jennie looking lovingly at Perry on screen, the final shot of the premiere was a zoom in on his face and text reading, "For Our Friend, Luke Perry 1966-2019."
"BH90210" airs Wednesdays on Fox.