The Daytime Emmy Awards are set to happen next Friday, June 26, and The Young and the Restless is kicking off Emmy week with a full slate of throwback episodes featuring Emmy-winning performances. From Beth Maitland's (Traci Abbott) powerful episode in 1984 to Camryn Grimes' (then Cassie Newman) riveting episode in 1999, get ready for some of the best acting moments that Y&R has offered over the years.
Check out the detailed descriptions of each Emmy-winning moment below, and don't forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Monday, June 22, 2020: Episode #2874 (Original Airdate: June 27, 1984)
Traci (Beth Maitland) is rescued by Danny (Michael Damian) and Cricket (Lauralee Bell); Nikki's plan to reunite Victor (Eric Braeden) and his estranged mother, Cora (Dorothy McgGuire), backfires; and Lauren (Tracey Bregman) faces off against Gina Roma (Patti Weaver).
Beth Maitland won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance in this episode. She was the very first Y&R performer to win a Daytime Emmy Award.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Episode #6082 (Original Airdate: March 19, 1997)
Victor (Eric Braeden) makes a fresh start with Hope (Signy Coleman) and Adam, Malcolm (Shemar Moore) comforts Drucilla (Victoria Rowell), and viewers are introduced to Cassie (Camryn Grimes).
Eric Braeden won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance in this episode.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Episode #8496 (Original Airdate: October 16, 2006)
Devon (Bryton James) struggles with his hearing loss, Jill (Jess Walton) and Jack (Peter Bergman) fight for control at Jabot, and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) crosses the line to help Brad (Don Diamont).
Bryton James won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in this episode.
Thursday, June 25, 2020: Episode #4738 (Original Airdate: November 15, 1991)
Jack (Peter Bergman) makes a confession about his marriage to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Dina (Marla Adams) makes amends with John (Jerry Douglas), and Jill (Jess Walton) has a special assignment for Paul (Doug Davidson) and Nathan (Nathan Purdee).
Peter Bergman won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in this episode.
Friday, June 26, 2020: Episode #6673 (Original Airdate: July 19, 1999)
Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) are awarded custody of Cassie (Camryn Grimes), Cole (J. Eddie Peck) romances Ashley (Eileen Davidson), and Neil (Kristoff St. John) helps Victor (Eric Braeden) protect Newman Enterprises.
Camryn Grimes won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress for her performance in this episode.
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 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.
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. Its seventh week of throwback moments began on June 8 and was dedicated to romantic moments, while its eighth week, which began on June 15, saw some of the soap's best weddings.
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.
At this time, it's unclear when Y&R will resume production and bring new material to viewers, but they've been given the all-clear and may start filming again soon. As Soap Central previously reported, B&B began filming again the week of June 15 with the aim of bringing viewers new material as soon as mid-July. However, the soap pushed pause on its production plans just one day into filming in order to facilitate better COVID testing methods. There's no information as to when B&B might resume production once again.
What do you think about Y&R dedicating a week to Emmy-winning moments? 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.