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.
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.