One of Genoa City's most prominent families is about to be fawned over in an even greater fashion than usual. The Young and the Restless is shining the spotlight on the iconic Newman clan in its upcoming week of themed throwback episodes.
From a classic moment in which Victor (Eric Braeden) schooled Nick (Joshua Morrow) on the importance of the Newman legacy all the way back in 1994 to the emotional moment when the family was devastated by Cassie's (Camryn Grimes) death in 2005, check out the detailed descriptions of each Newman family 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 27, 2020: Episode #5436 (Original Airdate: August 30, 1994)
Victor (Eric Braeden) schools Nick (Joshua Morrow) on the importance of the Newman legacy, Drucilla (Victor Rowell) reaches out to Olivia (Tonya Lee Williams) about a medical issue, and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is troubled by Victoria's (then played by Heather Tom) independence.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Episode #7853 (Original Airdate: April 2, 2004)
Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) struggle with the secret of Abby's paternity, Kevin (Greg Rikaart) comes clean with Lauren (Tracey Bregman), and Victor's (Eric Braeden) world is rocked.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Episode #8140 (Original Airdate: May 24, 2005)
The Newman family is devastated by Cassie's (Camryn Grimes) death, and Malcolm (Shemar Moore) worries about Lily's (Christel Khalil) relationship with Daniel (Michael Graziadei).
Thursday, July 30, 2020: Episode #8826 (Original Airdate: February 7, 2008)
Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) prepare for their wedding day, Jack (Peter Bergman) plots against Gloria (Judith Chapman), and Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) agree to call a truce.
Friday, July 31, 2020: Episode # 7764 (Original Airdate: November 21, 2003)
Victor (Eric Braeden) reunites with his estranged father, Albert Miller (George Kennedy); Sharon (Sharon Case) hides from Cameron Kirsten (Linden Ashby); and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) stands her ground to protect the Newman family.
The Young and the Restless began airing classic episodes on April 27, when the show ran out of new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes. In order to keep things exciting for viewers, the CBS soap announced that it would be presenting the throwback episodes via theme weeks filled with long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments.
The first week of Y&R's throwback episodes 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. Y&R's eleventh theme week began on Monday, July 6, and was dedicated to fun summer moments. The CBS soap's twelfth themed week, which kicked off on July 13, focused on the Fisher/Baldwin family, while its lucky 13th week, which began on July 20, was dedicated to fan favorite moments -- including the series' 1973 premiere.
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 begin airing new episodes, but it might not be too much longer. The show resumed production on Monday, July 13, which means new material could hit the screen as early as August.
As Soap Central previously reported, B&B has been successfully back in production since Wednesday, June 24, and returned with all-new episodes on Monday, July 20. The show has implemented many safety protocols, including regular coronavirus testing, a one-way system in and out of the filming area, and using a combination of mannequins and performers' real-life spouses to film love scenes. To learn more, check out these interesting behind-the-scenes details shared by B&B actress Denise Richards (Shauna Fulton), who returned to work and experienced the new COVID-19 filming rules the week of June 29.
General Hospital was tentatively scheduled to get back up and running in mid-July but has pushed back that date due to the recent rise of coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Days of our Lives -- which is still airing new episodes and reportedly has enough in the can to last until early autumn -- will resume production on Tuesday, September 1.
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