In one of the most touching scenes, given the fact of the passing of legendary soap icon Jeanne Cooper yesterday, The Young and the Restless confirmed that last Friday’s May 3rd episode was the last appearance and episode taped by the Daytime Emmy winner and mainstay of Genoa City for 40 years!
According to Y&R writer Brent Boyd, Cooper’s last scene was the most appropriate of all, to have it with long-time nemesis turned friend, Jill (Jess Walton). Boyd took to his Twitter account to relate “The last image of Jeanne Cooper on Y&R is of her ascending the stairs telling Jill, “I think I can manage. Good night.” A fitting end.”
Boyd also let fans know that this was not originally slated to be Cooper’s last appearance, “She was in episodes for 4 weeks after, but wasn’t well enough to work. Intention was to give Jill/Kay honest, emotional scene.” In story, Katherine had returned home to the Chancellor mansion after being discharged from the hospital, where she’d undergone surgery for a brain tumor.
So we ask you, Jeanne’s beloved fans, was this heartbreaking to watch? Do you feel some closure for Katherine and Jill, as you watched their last exchange? Did you feel the love between the two? Were you moved by Jess’s final look at Katherine? The answer to us was a resounding, “Yes”. Share your thoughts! If you have not seen the final moment, you can watch it below!