The Young and the Restless dedicates a full week to the Winters family

Posted Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:11:59 PM

The Young and the Restless will air a week of classic episodes that tell the story of the Winters family. The episodes, at least one of which dates back nearly 30 years, involve iconic characters' first appearances, a rescue, and an adoption.

The Young and the Restless is set to devote an entire week of shows to the iconic Winters family. The special set of five episodes, which kicks off on May 18, will include the very first appearances by Daytime Emmy winners Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) and Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters). The episodes will also focus on Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters), Tonya Lee Williams (Dr. Olivia Barber), and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters).

Monday, May 18
Kristoff St. John makes his Y&R debut when Drucilla crosses paths with a newly hired Neil Winters at Jabot. Olivia and Nate share a difference of opinion. This episode originally aired February 13, 1991.

Tuesday, May 19
Neil's estranged brother Malcolm arrives in Genoa City. This episode, which marked Shemar Moore's Y&R debut, originally aired May 6, 1994.

Wednesday, May 20
In an episode that originally aired February 9, 2005, the Winters family comes to Devon's rescue.

Thursday, May 21
Neil searches for Lily and Daniel in California with Phyllis and Nick while Drucilla stands her ground with Malcolm back home. The episode originally aired June 29, 2005.

Friday, May 22
Neil and Drucilla's adoption of Devon becomes official. The episode originally aired December 7, 2006.

For teasers about the drama impacting folks not in the Winters family, be sure to check out next week's edition of The Scoop.

As Soap Central previously reported, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have been airing classic episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because both shows have aired the last of their new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes, they have been airing throwback 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 was dedicated to Victor and Nikki's love story. Last week, Y&R diverted slightly from focusing on characters and instead aired a week of episodes about the show's infamous grudges and rivalries.

Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic 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's aired between 1996 and the present day.

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