Everybody loves a good soap villain, and The Young and the Restless has had many over the years. The CBS soap opera is delving into its deliciously evil past to pull out a full week's worth of episodes dedicated to some of Genoa City's biggest troublemakers, including appearances by Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella Braņa) and Wilson Bethel (ex-Ryder Callahan).
Check out the detailed descriptions for all five episodes below, and don't forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Monday, May 25
The walls close in on the nefarious David Kimble (Michael Corbett); Traci (Beth Maitland) keeps a secret from Brad (Don Diamont); and Nina (Tricia Cast) comes out of hiding. The episode originally aired October 7, 1991.
Tuesday, May 26
Isabella (Eva Longoria) and Christine (Lauralee Bell) settle unfinished business, while Paul (Doug Davidson) and Michael (Christian Le Blanc) unravel a mystery. The episode originally aired August 14, 2003.
Wednesday, May 27
Kevin's (Greg Rikaart) revenge plot takes a dangerous turn, while Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Sharon (Sharon Case) fight for the spotlight at the Newman Ranch. The episode originally aired October 10, 2003.
Thursday, May 28
Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) makes a surprise appearance during Lauren (Tracey Bregman) and Michael's (Le Blanc) honeymoon, while John (Jerry Douglas) learns the truth about Gloria's (Judith Chapman) past. The episode originally aired December 15, 2005.
Friday, May 29
Lauren (Bregman) and Michael (Le Blanc) see double as they come face to face with Lauren's imposter, while Kevin (Rikaart) races to save Jana (Emily O'Brien) from Ryder (Wilson Bethel). The episode originally aired April 27, 2010.
As Soap Central previously reported, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have been airing classic episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic. With both shows having aired the last of their new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes, they've been bringing fans theme weeks filled with throwback episodes featuring long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments.
Y&R's first theme week kicked off on Monday, April 27, and was dedicated to iconic Genoa City matriarch Katherine Chancellor (played by the late Jeanne Cooper). Its second theme week kicked off on Monday, May 4, and was dedicated to Victor and Nikki's love story. Y&R's third week of themed episodes diverted slightly from focusing on characters and instead was five episodes about the show's infamous grudges and rivalries. Its fourth week, which began on May 18, focused on the iconic Winters family.
Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic episodes that aired before the Internet Age, and you can read them in our Daily Recaps Archives. That's also the place to check out recaps for any soap opera episode that has aired between 1996 and the present day.
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