The Young and the Restless recap for August 3-7, 2020 features a (final) dip into the soap’s archives and a look back at some of its biggest romances, rivalries, and revenge plots.
The Young and the Restless Recap Highlights
Last week it was a five-day, five-episode marathon dedicated to some of the Newman family’s biggest moments. This week, YR revisited a number of episodes that, when original aired, made the audience stand up and say, “OMG!”
Grin and Bare It
Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) has certainly had her share of drama over the years….and she’s usually brought it on herself. Like the time she submitted a nude picture of her (first) husband to a magazine contest.
In Lauren’s defense, she really wanted that prize money. And there was a one in a million chance that Paul (Doug Davidson) would actually win the contest. And who could have foreseen the fact that Paul would become a centerfold the exact same week that the mayor of Genoa City appointed him to a blue-ribbon commission investigating pornography? Certainly not Lauren.
Best Laid Plans
Molly Carter (Marilyn Alex) (apparently) drilled two things into her daughter’s consciousness: there’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do to protect her baby and, if you want something bad enough, you go after it and you make it happen.
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Now, does that excuse Sheila’s baby stealing and kidnapping of Lauren (Tracey Bregman) once she rumbled the truth? We’re gonna say no.
It also doesn’t excuse her murder of that poor, overly friendly meter-reader or the fact authorities somehow mistook his charred body for Sheila’s after Lauren caused that lamp to topple over and start that pesky little inferno. Sheila might have been sick, but that coroner was crazy.
Sharon (Sharon Case) really needed to find out whether or not the man she thought she dealt a killing blow to was actually dead. If not, that might explain why she’s been seeing him out and about. If so, then she might just conclude that Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is right and that she needs a good psychiatrist.
But before any decisions can be made, it’s time to take a trip down into the sewers – hey, where would you stash a body? At the end of the tunnel, a body is located…but it turns out it wasn’t the body that Sharon was searching for. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
Sweet Child O’Mine
Dru (Victoria Rowell) loved Neil (Kristoff St. John). Malcolm (Shemar Moore) loved Dru. Malcolm and Dru slept together but it was an accident and she was drowsy on cold medication so it wasn’t exactly adultery.
But it did produce a daughter, Lily (Christel Khalil). And the young woman was far less than pleased to learn the sordid circumstances that lead to her mother and her “uncle’s” one night stand…just wait till she finds out the truth about her paternity!
Chloe Can’t Catch A Break
YR celebrated its 11,000 episode back in September 2016 with a confrontation between Neil and his estranged mother and the supposed death of Adam Newman (then-Justin Hartley), whom a revenge-seeking Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) drugged and left inside a cabin that she rigged to explode. Evil never dies, so Adam managed to escape his predicament but he was out of Miss Mitchell’s hair for a good three years so…success?
Gloria: “If anything were ever to happen to you, I’d be out on the street so fast my head would spin…[Jack and Ashley] would book me a one-way ticket to Detroit, if they were feeling generous. John: “And I think you underestimate them both.”
Who wants to bet that John has really been eating those words for over a decade now? The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.