The Young and the Restless recap for Monday, July 20 offers fans the treat of a lifetime: The first two episodes of YR, March 26 and 27 of 1973, where you can meet the Brooks sisters, the original Snapper, and a mystery man named Brad!
The Young and the Restless Recap Highlights
Look at the outside! Remember when soaps used to go outside? Brad (not Don Diamont) is riding along in a truck – outside – and hearing voices in his head as he’s telling a woman to get an abortion. The trucker who picked him up notes that Brad looks pretty beat up – does he want to go to a hospital? Nah, just drop Brad off at that fancy restaurant over there.
Brad orders a meal that he has no money to pay for. Pierre (Robert Clary of Days Of Our Lives and Hogan’s Heroes fame) is not amused by Brad’s promise to pay him later – oh, and throw in a whopping dollar tip for the waitress. Brad sure is generous with money he doesn’t have!
Local rich man Stuart Brooks steps in to pay for Brad’s meal and, by the time they’re done, Stuart has offered Brad a job at his newspaper. Who cares if he doesn’t know who he is or where he came from or if he can write? He looks like a nice respectable fellow.
Meanwhile, a very insensitive cop drops the news on Brad’s wife (a pre-DOOL Deidre Hall!) that her husband was carjacked and beaten up. The car blew up. He’s dead. Sorry, lady.
Remember that waitress who Brad was so generous about Pierre tipping? Her name is Sally, and she has a very awkward moment serving Stuart and his lunch guest, Snapper (a pre-Another World William Grey Espy). Stuart is questioning Snapper about his intentions towards Stuart’s daughter, Chris. Chris just told her sister, Leslie, that she’s in love with Snapper.
Snapper tells Stuart he is very fond of Chris. He doesn’t mention that he’s sleeping with Sally. But it’s a totally no-strings thing. (Strings will eventually include a son named Chuckie. After Snapper marries Chris.) The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.