The world could use a little love right now, and The Young and the Restless is bringing it in spades! In the CBS soap's continuation of throwback episodes airing during the coronavirus, the week of June 8 will be overflowing with romance -- with a capital R!
From Victor (Eric Braeden) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Matt (Robert Parucha), from John Abbott (Jerry Douglas) and Joanna Manning (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case), get ready to fall in love with some of Y&R's memorable entanglements of the heart.
Check out the detailed descriptions of each episode below, and don't forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Monday, June 8
Victor (Eric Braeden) romances Ashley (Eileen Davidson), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is wined and dined by Matt (Robert Parucha), and John Abbott (Jerry Douglas) is charmed by Joanna Manning (Susan Seaforth Hayes). This episode originally aired on July 18, 1986.
Tuesday, June 9
Nick (Joshua Morrow) transports Sharon (Sharon Case) to a faraway land, and Isabella (Eva Longoria) schemes to keep Paul (Doug Davidson) and Christine (Lauralee Bell) apart. The original airdate of the episode was June 7, 2001.
Wednesday, June 10
Michael (Christian Le Blanc) proposes to Lauren (Tracey Bregman), while Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case) await news on Cassie's (Camryn Grimes) condition. The episode originally aired on May 16, 2005.
Thursday, June 11
Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) professes her love to Kevin (Greg Rikaart), and Daniel (Michael Graziadei) rings in the New Year with Abby (then played by Emme Rylan). The episode originally aired on December 30, 2010.
Friday, June 12
Lily (Christel Khalil) and Cane (Daniel Goddard) invite family and friends to Provence, France, for their second wedding and Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) worry about Victoria's (Amelia Heinle) future with Billy (then played by Billy Miller). The episode originally aired on February 14, 2012.
Both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have been airing classic episodes since April 27, when the shows ran out of new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes. In order to keep things exciting for the viewers, Y&R and B&B announced that they would be presenting the throwback episodes via theme weeks filled with long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments. At this time, it's unclear when soap operas will be able to resume production and bring new material to viewers.
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 featured Victor and Nikki's love story. Y&R's third week of themed episodes began on May 11 and centered on the show's infamous grudges and rivalries. Its fourth week, which began on May 18, focused on the iconic Winters family. Its fifth week began on May 25 and featured some of the show's best villains, while its sixth week, which started on June 1, was dedicated to the Abbott family.
Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic Y&R 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.
What do you think about Y&R dedicating a week to love? Which episode are you most looking forward to watching? What themes would you like to see the soap opera air in the future? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.