The residents of The Young and the Restless' Genoa City have had some super fun summer moments over the years, some of which the CBS soap opera is reliving via its new week of throwback episodes. From a Newman ranch party to an Abbott family barbecue, the upcoming five episodes are packed with memorable moments that made a real splash.
Check out the detailed descriptions of each summer fun Y&R episode below. For your convenience, links to our original full-length recaps of each episode are also provided in case you want to make certain that you don't miss a particular moment or episode.
Monday, July 6, 2020: Episode #6679 (Original Airdate: July 27, 1999)
Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) host a party at the Newman Ranch to celebrate Cassie's (Camryn Grimes) adoption, Paul (Doug Davidson) helps Christine (Lauralee Bell) celebrate a victory, and Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) tests Jill (Jess Walton).
Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Episode #8169 (Original Airdate: July 4, 2005)
Gloria (Judith Chapman) hosts family and friends for an Abbott family barbecue, Devon (Bryton James) struggles with a secret, and Victor (Eric Braeden) lifts Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) spirits.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Episode #6939 (Original Airdate: August 3, 2000)
Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) makes waves with Michael (Christian Le Blanc), Neil (Kristoff St. John) presses Drucilla (Victoria Rowell) for the truth, and Brittany (Lauren Woodland) turns up the heat with Billy (then played by David Tom).
Thursday, July 9, 2020: Episode #7150 (Original Airdate: June 7, 2001)
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.
* This episode was previously scheduled to be shown on June 9, but news coverage resulted in this episode being preempted.
Friday, July 10, 2020: Episode #11720 (Original Airdate: July 3, 2019)
Romance and intrigue are center stage at a carnival in Genoa City, while the Newmans receive disturbing news.
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 ninth week of throwback episodes celebrated the fact that the Daytime Emmy Awards were airing on June 26 and featured some of Y&R's Emmy-winning moments. Its tenth week kicked off on June 29 and focused on Paul and Christine's romance.
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. Rumor had it that producers from the show were eyeing a July 6 restart date but that has now reportedly been pushed back to Monday, July 13, due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Southern California.
As Soap Central previously reported, The Bold and the Beautiful resumed production in mid-June -- becoming the first scripted U.S. television program to do so -- but had to hit pause just one day later to work on its coronavirus testing protocols. It resumed production for the second time on Wednesday, June 24. Meanwhile, General Hospital is reportedly eyeing mid-July as a tentative date to get back up and running. There's no word yet on when Days of our Lives might return to production, but due to the NBC soap opera's advanced shooting schedule, it is still airing new episodes and has enough in the can to last until September.
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