CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers here, and this throwback spoiler is a tough one.
We’re used to dealing with character deaths and all on a semi-regular basis, but this was one that really made the new era of the show memorable.
This episode comes to us from May 24, 2005 and it has been a fan favorite for years because it really brings the feels hardcore.
For many, this airing will lead to as many tissue boxes being used as when it first aired. The reasons vary from person to person, as we were fans of Cassie Newman (Camryn Grimes), the writing was excellent, as was the acting.
CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers feel it’s something more along the lines of never knowing when something like this can happen.
A different angle
Character deaths are nothing new on television as they’ve been around for decades. It’s a fact of life television has used to show real life drama to help draw us in.
We may deny it, but we’re suckers for emotional stories like Cassie’s passing. It also shows us parts of our favorite characters we may not be aware of, and seeing others used to running things unable to help.
That latter in this case is Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
Despite all his power and wealth, he’s unable to help Cassie get better, especially when the specialists were stuck in a holding pattern due to the weather.
And when they did arrive, there was nothing they could do as Cassie wasn’t responding to the antibiotics.
In this nightmare, it’s not just Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) that lose a daughter, but Victor and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) losing a granddaughter.
It’s a huge hit across the board, as no parent should bury their child, and no grandparent should bury their grandchild.
Bring the tissues
As we’ve seen over the years, daytime television is great at squeezing out every drop of emotion from us.
Generally, it comes from a beautiful speech by the dying as they say goodbye to each of their family members and friends, and this episode is no different.
They hit on all cylinders as they push us into saying goodbye to Cassie and prepare us for Genoa City’s life afterwards.
For fifteen years, this episode has held a special place in fans’ hearts and for good reason.
So be sure to have snacks and tissues handy, we’re going to need it.
What’s your favorite comfort food for these episodes? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check back with CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers for the latest updates, spoilers, and speculation.
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