Fans of The Young and the Restless are constantly clamoring for more screen time for popular Genoa City couple Paul (Doug Davidson) and Christine (Lauralee Bell), and they're about to get it -- albeit in throwback format. The CBS drama just announced its next batch of classic episodes, and the fictional pair is taking center stage!
Check out the detailed descriptions of each special Paul and Christine 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 29, 2020: Episode #5450 (Original Airdate: September 21, 1994)
Paul pulls out all the stops to propose to Christine. Sharon Collins (Sharon Case) sets her sights on Nick (Joshua Morrow). Victor (Eric Braeden) makes a sacrifice to protect Newman Enterprises.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Episode #5509 (Original Airdate: December 14, 1994)
Paul's mother, Mary Williams (Carolyn Conwell), makes a surprise appearance at Christine's bridal shower. Also, Drucilla (Victoria Rowell) shares surprising news, and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) worries about Nick's interest in Sharon.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020: Episode #5520 (Original Airdate: December 29, 1994)
Christine and Paul's wedding day takes a shocking turn. Olivia (Tonya Lee Williams) plays matchmaker for Malcolm (Shemar Moore) and Stephanie (Vivica A. Fox), and Danny (Michael Damian) confides in Katherine (Jeanne Cooper).
Thursday, July 2, 2020: Episode #5929 (Original Airdate: August 7, 1996)
Christine and Paul walk down the aisle. Plus, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) makes a confession, and Neil (Kristoff St. John) worries about Olivia.
Friday, July 3, 2020: Episode #7696 (Original Airdate: August 15, 2003)
Paul interrupts Isabella's (Eva Longoria) revenge plot against Christine, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) learns of Victoria's (then played by Heather Tom) interest in Damon (Keith Hamilton Cobb), and Nikki stands her ground at Jabot.
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. Its most recent week of throwback episodes, which began on June 22, celebrated the fact that the Daytime Emmy Awards are airing on June 26 and featured some of Y&R's Emmy-winning moments.
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 rumor has it that producers from the show are eyeing a July 6 restart date. 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. B&B resumed production again on Wednesday, June 24.
What do you think about Y&R dedicating a week to Paul and Christine’s love story? 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.