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Peter Porte OUT at The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Just as fans were starting to dig evil Ricky Williams, now comes word that the actor who portrays him, Peter Porte,  has finished taping at The Young and the Restless.

In the latest edition of Soap Opera Uncensored, Nelson Branco reports that the news of Porte’s exit is, “Too bad, since the improved actor has finally been winning over fans and critics with his surprisingly intense and compelling performance of a man unhinged.  Expect a sensational climax and conclusion in Ricky’s storyline that involves Daisy and Phyllis.”

Just when Porte’s final airdate in Genoa City is  has yet to be discovered as the intensity has been turned up this week several notches in the Ricky/Phyllis/Daisy storylines!!

So what do you think of the news of Porte’s departure? Were you expecting it?  Or, were you hoping that they would redeem the character and keep him on long term?  But as we know on Y&R, never say never, characters can come back, even from the dead!  What are your thoughts on how Ricky will be written out?  Let us know!

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David Larsson
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David Larsson

Saw that one coming. It was only a matter of time.

Susan
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Susan

Saw that one comimg from the moment Ricky was paired with Daisy.

Question is: Who turns on whom?

Murder? or Suicide? or both?

kalamaty
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kalamaty

No unexpected; but that handsome young guy was spookily convincing as a man unhinged! Congrats to Peter on a great run. Hope to see him again somewhere else!

jennifer
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jennifer

I saw this coming he was leaving after he tape what phyllis was saying to nick and of couse he was not going to get a way with murdering daisy and setting some up. I am glad that is not MG that was not leaving the show.

Judy
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Judy

I think it is unfortunate. If he had had the quality of wirting before that he is getting now, he would have had a lot of fan support. Happens way too often on Y&R with the new actors to the show. The writing is weak when they start out. He’s talented but was hindered by writing. Now he’s showing what he can do and he’s out. Sadly this isn’t a new occurrence.. Sorry to hear he is out. Wasted potential!

Tammy
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Tammy

I loved watching Ricky/PP I tried not to
get invested in a newbie,but Ricky/PP
was really knocking the ball out of the
park.I wish MAB would keep Ricky and
make him a gray character not the town
Psycho.I loved the Ricky/Daisy dynamic.
Oh well maybe Peter Porte talents will
be better utilized elsewhere.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Knew the minute he turned evil, it was all over for Peter. Good actor, nice guy, sorry to see him go.

Christine
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Christine

I saw it coming too. It’s too bad. If they are smart, they will not kill him off – just have him join his mama at the mental facility so he can come back some day. Poor naive Daisy will most likely be killed off (by Ricky). You could see he was already plotting it. He was almost like a killer in the way that he said he had something on Phyllis that he would use for later, but didn’t tell Daisy it was Phyllis saying she could “kill her.” I see the frame up coming and Phyllis will probably… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I can’t remember who the person who posted on this board that they hated the actors tweeting when they were leaving or other sources because it ruins the whole plot line I agree with you. Even though I knew it was going to happen when they mentioned two weeks ago about Daisy it does tend to take the fun out of it! Personally it could make great story for Paul if they would have kept him on with Paul having to finally admit he was a deadbeat Dad. And to try to help his son since he just dumped him… Read more »

Tori
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Tori

Bring him back as a different character,change his look hair color style that way he can stiil stay on 🙂

Bart
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Bart

Stick with your ‘modeling’ career, bud – acting isn’t your strongest suit

Keep the dead weight coming, Maria Arena Bell!!

Charlie
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Charlie

WHAT!! He´s a great actor and I am not the only one who means that. He play the part to perfection

Ryan
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Ryan

Once I saw him get the voice recording of Phyllis threatening Daisy, I was sure he would kill Daisy to frame Phyllis. I guess it is still possible since Daisy was written out before Ricky but alas, one of the few good additions to the show is now gone.

lisa
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lisa

Good bye Ricky – glad to see you go !!!
Maybe Phyllis will off the creep and have Daisy take the fall.
Since Ricky and Daisy are both leaving the show – it would kill two birds with one stone.

mike
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mike

This badly written show has sacrificed another character. Maria Bell writes choppy, one note stories, that are not satisfying.

Maya
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Maya

Saw that coming long ago. There’s more that need to go like MAB she is determine to destroy this show . Sick to Depth of the Newman show. There’s more citizens in Genoa City than the all mighty Newmans.

MikeT
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MikeT

It’s a shame–really was the only scenes worth watching–the rest of the show is abismal

Torrey
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Torrey

Glad he’s leaving….wish he would take Paul with him. I know a lot of people may not like me saying that, but that’s how I feel… So sick of Paul and all of his crazy relatives causing problems. And why is it, he is always so slow to come to the conclusion that these relatives are absolutely nuts and dangerous?

missingdru
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missingdru

Easy….because he is the WORST DETECTIVE EVER! Paul is an even lousier detective than he is a father. I agree…curtains for Paul..he is useless. Now can I get a high-five for the divorce of Michael and Lauren? Lauren has had the same hair since 1988. Someone is always after her and its old. She is an anchor keeping Michael from reaching his full potential. Please have Daisy kill her.

meary ruth rose
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meary ruth rose

SO TEUE MISSING DRU PAUL IS A BAD FATHER AND A WORSE DETECTIVE!! HIGH FIVE TO YA ALSO FOR THE DIVORCE OF MICHAEL AND LAUREN,ITS NOT LIKE HER KIDS CLOTHING SHOP IS GOING TO SUPPOR T THEM !! LOL..

Crenshaw
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Crenshaw

I think it is lame. The actor and character are one of the more interesting pieces of Y&R right now. There is only so much Phyllis, Victor, Sharon, Jack BS one can take.

Also what is there to even get excited about in this storyline now? Daisy and Ricky are both leaving. I guess Phyllis Newman wins again,

Lame.

meary ruth rose
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meary ruth rose

noooo…ilike the trouble him and daisy cause!! it MAKES THE SHOW MORE FUN

Tammy
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Tammy

Yep I liked those two mischief makers Daisy/Ricky.
That was the best s/l that provided some much
needed excitement.Now that Ricky/Daisy are leaving
I have nothng good to look forward to.I was happy
Ronan/Heather were coming back,but honey when
I found out Ricky was out I had a fit.

meary ruth rose
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meary ruth rose

so true Tammy lol….WE NEED SOME MORE FUN AND MISCHIEF ON THIS SHOW!

Doe
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Doe

Yes, this was predictable. The question is how long this story will go before we get answers? I also thought Ricky would be leaving and all his plotting would come back to kick him you know where . As far as Daisy, she is so ready to leave the show. There are no more surprises I do believe. There are too many actors on the show already, so let them be gone. I think something is going to happen with Phyliss and Ronan will save her. Sparks will fly!……and maybe baby surprise…

Mo
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Mo

This fan wasn’t ‘digging’ him. Never had. Glad to see him go. Can we get some good stories now?

Benjaman
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Benjaman

Very sorry to see Peter go. A waste of talent. Wish bigger and better things for him!

What is up with the newbies on this show? Does anyone new last longer than one story arc? With the exception of Avery??

Tammy
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Tammy

I fail to see how Y&R is going to attract
a younger audience this summer.Oh and
I would advise the youngsters not to invest
in the newbies.

meary ruth rose
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meary ruth rose

SO TRUE BENJAMAN ,WE NEED MORE THAN VICTOR CAUSING TROUBLE TO ADD SOME SPICE TO THIS SHOW!!

Karlie
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Karlie

Just more proof that MAB and her monkey writers are complete idiots! Ricky should stay.

missingdru
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missingdru

I was hoping Ricky would kill Daisy and use Phyliss’s recording of “I would kill her” to frame her. I would MUCH rather see Daisy go. I was SO EXCITED to see that Lily could possilbe be going to Austrailia! Unfortunately, Genuvive stepped up at the last minute. Ricky is one of the most interesting characters! How do I feel about his departure?….NO!!!!!!

missingdru
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missingdru

By the way…MAB is going a great job! The show is MUCH improved.

meary ruth rose
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meary ruth rose

i so agree with tammy amd karlie!! ricky and daisy were fun and micheviuos ,we need some baddies besides old victor! they should keep these two. im on facebook as Marishka Ruth Rosenkrans-Embreus if anyone wants to add me as a friend!!

Kevin
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Kevin

They are fools @ Y & R. Peter Porte is gorgeous, a good actor, and unlike anything on daytime TV. Porte does not have a thing to worry about, he has looks and talent both, so maybe Y & R axing him is a blessing in disquise for him.

Lisa
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Lisa

I for one will not be happy to see this exceptionally talented, gorgeous hunk of man leave the Y&R canvas! Boo!!! He has really turned the character of Ricky into a delicious baddie and with Y&R’s other resident baddie, Adam, on the back burner I didn’t seem to mind. Peter Porte was wasted because he’s easy on the eyes (understatement), and he can turn out a great performance as a tortured young man who’s a little (or perhaps a lot) twisted. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that it would have been nice to see Ricky take… Read more »

Charlie
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Charlie

Hate to see Ricky/Peter Porte go – he is an excellent actor and the storylines keeps me to the edge of the seat. BTW hates when so many disses the show – Y&R is great – Okay maybe some storylines are borring and some actors poor (like Sophia and Harmony), but there is something for everyone. Stop watching if you dont like it!! – Happy minds 🙂 – reagarding people gets upset by the SORAS lately, I just have one thing to say – It´s a show not reality – calm down and enjoy it

Wanda
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Wanda

Can’t wait until Ricky and Daisy are both gone. Sick of dragging this storyline.

Charlene Pritt
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Charlene Pritt

Ricky Williams is the only person interesting about the show. I hate to see him go. It will be boring without him. Really sick of Phyllis.

S L
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S L

I have been watching Y&R for a long time and the show has gotten stale. MAB saved it a bit when she took over, but now it’s become boring. PP as Ricky really made the show exciting for me again. He is good himself but has the ability to make others on screen with him even better. Now he is gone. What the hell? No wonder daytime shows are all getting the can. The ratings are low because it’s boring and here now we had a real villain who was good and interesting so what a wasteful thing to do… Read more »

danniekitten
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danniekitten

I think this sucks..he played the part to perfection..and he is very sexy!!!

Rickstar
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Rickstar

One of the sexiest men on the show and a very good actor.
He acts much better than many who are still on the series.
His mom Isabella retruns soon.It would have been better to see the family as a whole. dysfunctional and all.
I think Petere Porte got a better offer and his star is rising.

Mandy
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Mandy

Getting rid of Ricky is a big mistake. Unfortunately, I don’t think he has the same fan base that Cane had when they wrote him off the show. No one will be signing petitions to get his character back. Too bad. He was adding a fantastic element to the show. He could have had some great story lines. They really do need to write off a few of the “older” characters whose story lines are mundane and repetitive. How many times do we have to see Victor and Jack fighting over something? And really, isn’t the whole Abby-Carmine kidnapping an… Read more »

terri
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terri

I am sad to see Peter Porte leave The Young and The Restless. I was starting to like him. I hope he lands another job on a soap. he would be a good comparision to Jason and sonny mob team on General Hospital .Him and Jason working together would be a hot and sexy combination.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Omg I agree, he would be awesome on General Hospital, I hope he joins also!!!

Richard
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Richard

I am not happy he is leaving! I wanted to actually see him kill Daisy,and bring that bitch Phyllis down like he was starting to do. He instantly became my favorite character.I used to really like the Adam character but not as much when they toned his badness down. Ricky was the perfect psychopath and perfectly played by Peter Porte. The months if not years of awesome storylines they could have written for a dark character like Ricky is endless. Thumbs down to Y&R for killing off one of the best new characters (and actor) it has had in a… Read more »

Vera
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Vera

The news of his departure has made me sad & angry! The actor that played Ricky Williams plays that part perfectly. He was so good that he scared me sometimes. He kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he was going to do next.
Also loved the scene with him topless,wow! He could have been shirtless all summer long!

Diane Suriani
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Diane Suriani

I thought Ricky was sooo delcious to look at!! He is good actor as well. I will miss lookin at that eye candy!

Frank
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Frank

I’m very dissapointed that Ricky is off the show, its made me sad and mad! Him and daisy are what made y&r so much more exciting and way better then it used to be… I was soo mad they killed him off! … Lousy writers screwed things up! Daisy and Ricky were the best part of this show! Peter Porte played the part perfectly as an evil villan, hes the reason why I looked forward to watching y&r everyday, now they killed him off! Very sad to see him go so soon! Now y&r is gunna get boring again with… Read more »

Tlee
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Tlee

Peter was the best thing about the show. He was amazing and utterly spooky. I am sorry he is leaving the show but I am looking forward to seeing him in bigger things in the future. After all, his “Mom” did pretty good for herself.

Lauriecmerg
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Lauriecmerg

I can’t believe Peter Porte was cut. He was a great actor and a great addition to story lines. I think it was a total mistake to let him go. Total mistake!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Totally agree Doug Davidson & Peter Porte deserve power performances of the week. You hear that Mr. Fairman!!!! Peter Porte finally proved he was more then a pretty face and Doug Davidson has always delivered when you write for him!!!!As far as I am concerned you could have gotten rid of those ABC folks Sorry!

Chaz
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Chaz

I have to give them credit, however. This is playing out totally different then I had anticipated. Thought for sure that Ricky would be framing Phyllis for Daisy’s murder. With this they will have Paul on trial for murder, Daniel on trial for murder and Eden being the key too resolving both. Plus, having Michael as new DA trying to cover the fact that Lauren violated her probation. It was a surprising twist in what I thought would be another drab murder mystery.

JOY
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JOY

GLAD HE IS GONE, HE NEVER REALLY FIT INTO THE STORYLINES, IT WAS AS IF THEY WERE FORCING HIM TO FIT. JUST WISH THEY HAD MADE IT BE PHYLLIS TO SHOOT HIM. EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT LIKE RICKY’S CHARACTER, LOVE THE FACT HE WAS GOING TO EXPOSE PHYLLIS. IT IS LONG OVER DUE. I WILL NOT MISS HIM AT ALL/

Talia
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Talia

Can’t believe the dumb writers of Y&R killed off Ricky. Of all the characters to cut they get rid of the one who made the show interesting to watch again. Peter Porte was amazing in the role and a big improvement over the other bland younger actors on the show. Watching Kyle, Noah, Eden, Summer, Fen, and Daniel is like watching paint dry.

Oh well look on the brightside… Anita is back! yay??

Mary
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Mary

I can tolerate Eden & Daniel, Kyle , Summer & Fen. They went from school aged kids to high school teens and youmg adults. When Diane was killed last summer, Kyle was maybe 12 or 13. Now he is twenty-one, drinking beer, having sex with Eden and working at Newman. Daisy teases Lauren about how cute Fen looks in his school clothes and when he returns from Canada he’s 16. It is completely unbelieveable and an insult to our intelligence.

Mary
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Mary

I can’t believe the writers at Y&R killed Ricky. The storyline was becoming so exciting and he dies. If Y&R would like to kill some people how about we begin with Sharon, Lily, Cane, Genevive, Noah, Devon and Harmony. They are wasted space and story time. The character of Ricky is the most interesting they have had since Adam. Y&R had the potential to create a different storyline for Ricky. Oh, I would have loved to have been in Eden’s shoes and have Ricky chase me around his hotel suite. When someone looks like Peter Porte, you don’t let him… Read more »

YATA
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YATA

actuallly i like cane hes fine too they can keep him kill the rest and please bring ricky daisy sheila and sarah back it will be a hella of ride

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