‘The Young And The Restless’ Spoilers For Friday: Classic Episode To Air Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott stand next to each other
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The Young and the Restless spoilers for Friday, April 3, tease that the No. 1-rated CBS Daytime drama will air its first classic episode amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Inquisitr previously reported that the show shut down production to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the pandemic.

While Tracey Bregman, who portrays Lauren Fenmore Baldwin on the show, had teased the upcoming classic episodes in a recent Instagram post, there were no hints about what episode might be shown. However, Melody Thomas Scott, who plays Nikki Newman, alerted fans about the upcoming classic episode for this week in a tweet late Thursday.

“#ClassicEpisodeAlert Hello, everyone. Hope you are all well and safe. While distancing, tomorrow offers a fun opportunity: CBS will be reairing the VERY FIRST Victor/Nikki wedding, which aired in 1984. For those who want to reminisce or those who have never seen it, I know you will enjoy it.”

The actress’s tweet also included a gorgeous black-and-white photograph of Victor and Nikki together, one illustrating the scene when they said “I do” the first of many times. The show’s official Instagram page used the same photo to formally invite viewers to tune in and watch one of the soap’s milestone moments. Fans expressed their delight at seeing the wedding that started it all for Nikki and Victor, a marriage that was a significant daytime-TV event.

“Oooooohhhhhh, how EXCITING for sure. Yes, to relive and see that again. Yowza! Can’t wait. Thanks for the heads up, Melody. Stay safe,” one viewer replied.

“I remember it well because I was there! Thanks for the heads up, Mel – it’s a perfect Friday story,” exclaimed a second fan.

After the classic episode airs on Friday, the show’s regular storylines will pick up where they left off on Monday, April 6.

According to a We Love Soaps report, the classic episode brings back several fan favorites from the past — including Roberta Leighton, who portrayed Nikki’s sister, Dr. Casey Reed. In the episode, Casey helps a nervous Nikki as she prepares to walk down the aisle and commit herself to the man who will ultimately change her life forever. Other highlights from the event include Nikki’s intricate dress, the couple’s heartfelt wedding vows to each other, and Gina Roma’s rendition of “Through the Eyes of Love.” This wedding was one for the ages for The Young and the Restless fans, and they will relive it all over again on Friday.