Previewing ‘Y&R’s’ Week of ‘Katherine The Great’-Themed Episodes

Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless
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As previously reported, “The Young and the Restless” will air a full week of classic episodes beginning Monday, April 27 in place of brand new episodes. The first week’s worth will consist of episodes utilizing the theme “Katherine the Great,” a reference to iconic character Katherine Chancellor played by the late Jeanne Cooper. The legendary actress passed away in May 2013.

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In addition to a breakdown of episodes below, make sure to watch this week’s promo filled with highlights of some of the best moments from Cooper’s years on the show.

Monday, April 27 (Episode #4305; OAD: May 1, 1990):

  • It’s a day of double the Jeanne Cooper when Katherine escapes with Esther’s (Kate Linder) help only to come face-to-face with her doppelganger, Marge (played by Cooper in a double role). Meanwhile, Nina (Tricia Cast) introduces David Kimble (Michael Corbett) to Danny (Michael Damian) who’s returned to town with the intention of reuniting with Christine (Lauralee Bell) and Paul (Doug Davidson) and Victor (Eric Braeden) team up with Nathan (Nathan Purdee) and Lynne (Laura Bryan Birn) to try and protect Cassandra Rowlins (Nina Arvesen) from her killer lover, Adrian (Mark Derwin), who she had just agreed to marry. Jack (Peter Bergman) and Ashley (then played by Brenda Epperson) worry about the future of Jabot with John (Jerry Douglas) in the hospital, and Brad (Don Diamont) wants to chat with Ashley about Leanna Love’s (Barbara Crampton) show.

Tuesday, April 28 (Episode #7917; OAD: July 5, 2004):

  • Katherine’s loved ones, including Jill (Jess Walton), Brock (Beau Kazer), granddaughter Mac (Ashley Bashioum), and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman), stage an intervention in the hopes she finally addresses her aberrant drinking problem. Meanwhile, Phyllis finally reveals the truth to Daniel (Michael Graziadei) about his paternity, explaining Danny isn’t his biological father and that she tricked him into believing he was. Also, look for Dru (Victoria Rowell) to have it out with Devon (Bryton James) about his growing friendship with Lily (Christel Khalil).

Wednesday, April 29 (Episode #7918; OAD: July 6, 2004):

  • Continuing where the previous day’s episode left off, Katherine’s family walks out on her. As she falls asleep on the couch, Katherine is visited by “ghosts” from the past, including Phillip III (Thom Bierdz) and Rex Sterling (Quinn Redeker). Phyllis and Christine argue. Lily defends Devon. Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) protects Sharon (Sharon Case) while Saron realizes Grace (Jennifer Gareis) is too close for comfort with Cameron (Linden Ashby).

Thursday, April 30 (Episode #9116; OAD: April 3, 2009):

  • It’s a battle for the ages when Jill and Katherine get into a cake fight during Billy (then played by Billy Miller) and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) wedding reception at the Chancellor estate. Meanwhile, Ashley (Eileen Davidson) has a chat with her brother over recent his shenanigans just as Mac (Clementine Ford) returns to town. Look for Sharon to come between Nick and Phyllis, and Patty Williams (Stacy Haiduk) pretending to be Mary Jane Benson.

Friday, May 1 (Episode #9137; OAD: May 4, 2009):

  • Katherine is marrying Murphy (Michael Fairman) at the Chancellor estate and everyone is invited. Paul sees a familiar face. Victor mixes words with Neil (Kristoff St. John), who Katherine has handed the CEO reigns to of Chancellor Industries. Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is worried about Ashley.


CBS will air more theme-based episodes of “Y&R” for the foreseeable future due to the show running out of all-new episodes after suspending production last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unknown at this time when the series will resume production or when said episodes will air. Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as we provide you with the latest updates on “The Young and the Restless.”