‘Y&R’ Marks One-Year Anniversary of Jeanne Cooper’s Death; Brings Back Two Fan Favorite Characters

    on Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios

    She’s gone, but she’ll never be forgotten — a statement proven true by “” regarding (Katherine Chancellor), who passed away last year but still remains quite central to storylines playing out in Genoa City. And the soap will once again honor her memory — exactly one year after Katherine’s onscreen death — with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park that includes (Nina Webster) and (Patrick Murphy).

    TV Guide reports that the ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, is actually Katherine’s idea; the deceased dame somehow manages to deliver a letter to Jill () on Wednesday, August 13 — a letter that will (finally!) bring some resolution to the ongoing music box mystery!

    But Jill isn’t the only one who receives a letter: her widower, Murphy (who’s been living in a Michigan cabin since his love passed away) also receives a letter from his former wife asking him to return to Genoa City for the memorial. And, upon hearing the news, Nina flies in from Los Angeles to join in remembering her dear departed friend.

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios

    The mood will be somber, and another tragedy will add to the drama: A stressed out Nikki Newman () returns to the bottle! To see it all play out, be sure to tune into “The Young and the Restless” throughout August.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      Great job Y&R! Jeanne’s presence is still severely missed.

    • Myles Stevens

      Happy to see Nina back but I could’ve done without Murphy.

      • Andrew Hass

        Considering that Murphy was Katherine’s husband it makes sense that he’d return for the anniversary of her death.Also i think it’s nice that show is honoring Katherine’s death still a year later.

        • timsdale4ever

          Come to think of it, I can’t remember exactly if he was even at the funeral a year ago . Surely he was, but I couldn’t swear to it. I would love for Nina to stay and have a story. A great actress along the lines of Beth Maitland (Tracie).

          • Myles Stevens

            Yes, he was there.

        • Myles Stevens

          True. Though Jeanne Cooper hated the pairing with Murphy.

    • Jan

      I look forward to seeing both Nina & Murphy again! But do we really need to repeat once more the Nicki “woe is me I am so upset I have to turn to the bottle” s/l ?