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REPORT: Melissa Claire Egan Exiting The Young and the Restless!

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Looks like another major soap favorite is set to make an exit!

In a report on Tuesday from Daytime Confidential, The Young and the Restless multiple-Daytime Emmy nominated, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) has decided to leave the series to pursue primetime TV and film projects.

Egan, who has played the role of the former con artist on the CBS soap opera since 2011, following her successful run as Annie Lavery Chandler on All My Children from 2006-2011, apparently will depart the top-rated soap with the door being left wide open for her return.

In story, Chelsea was paired with Adam (formerly, Justin Hartley), but after he was believed to be killed in an explosion, turned to a new relationship with his half-brother, Nick (Joshua Morrow).  

Are you upset to learn Missy is leaving the canvas in Genoa City soon? How will things end for Chelsea to exit the canvas? What about the bio-dad secret of her young son, Christian? Comment below!

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k/kay
k/kay

Wish her the best but trying to turn her into a heroine was her downfall and she had 0 chemistry with JM!

Celia
Celia

As I keep stating, K/Kay; you say it best. I did notice that “Chelsea” has become a prop. I wish her mother was still around….at least, we saw some life in that apartment which did not involve constant banale talk….soup without stock, and annoying, baby boy, Nick…Melissa is a good actress, but her talent was not showcased. She came off as someone eho only had a brain for fashion….to the point where she couldn’t even keep an eye on ‘her’ children.
And, to add indult to injury, Nick acts like a complete idiot around her—treats her like a playmate….
I am wondering if Chelsea knew about the money and did not realize Nick would break into that wall.
Did she steal it during her past life?
Hmmmm, Kay….maybe, she’ll take the money, Connor and run? Ergo, her exit?
I do like Melissa—loved her on AMC; by the same token, I can’t say I will miss her.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Celia…I tell ya’…I liked the character of Chelsea…especially in the beginning. Then, eventually, that came to an abrupt end when the show decided to pair Chelsea with that DROOLING MAN-CHILD Nick!!!!! The Nick/Chelsea pairing, BTW, which (for some reason) kept CREEPING ME OUT!!!!! Celia, my dear, believe me…it takes A LOT to creep me out!!!!! Yep.

Later, my friend.

Celia
Celia

@Jaybird.
Hey, Jay,
Agreed… what can I say, my friend? Great minds think alike….
After Adam’s “death”, TPTB should have left well enough alone…..but there is a shotage of men on soaps….they get recycled…..brothers, uncles, fathers, sisters, mothers, aunts…. LOL.
Yet, they could have simply bypassed Nick—lousy coupling from the get-go..
Later, Jay…..

Diana Rodriguez
Diana Rodriguez

I am kind of surprised about Feb 2nd episode too see Chelsea closing an account for Alexandra West, and then cutting up the ID and tossing the hat and wig, what is she up to? I’m thinking that Adam is really alive somewhere and she is going to take off with all that money that Nick found and what she just got from the bogus account and take Connor and go to wherever Adam is, and spend quality time with her family. As it’s been said the door is open for her return, so it’s going to be interesting on how the writers cut her out. I’m sorry to see her leave and I hope she makes it in primetime, I would live to see her act. I’m going to miss her.

Celia
Celia

Hey, K/kay,
I just thought of something…what if Adam contacts Chelsea, telling her he’s alive and asks her to join him, wherever he is? An easy exit.

Timmm
Timmm

THAT is brilliant Cee!

JK
JK

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING…..THERE HAS BEEN ALOT OF ADAM TALK…MAYBE WE WILL SEE HIS RETURN….THE STORY WITH NICK HAS BEEN SUPER BORING…….

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Hiyah, T,
Thank you, Timmmy….I think it’s the most logical conclusion for Melissa’s departure.
It was great at the beginning, but once Adam left, as everyone here seems to agree, Chelsea’s time simply became superfluous.

Celia
Celia

@JK,
Hey, JK,
Didn’t I say we are pretty much in sync, most of the time? LOL…. as I said to Timmm…it’s an easy solution…

Tyler
Tyler

Wish Missy the best but it was time and Chick was terrible.

Les
Les

I liked the actress, but never warmed up to the character. Wish her well.

Bianca
Bianca

Nope, it’s not the same without Chelsea and Adam……and that is MM’s Adam. Justin was great but it wasn’t the same and Chelsea and Nick absolutely disgust me as a couple. Lack of chemistry as well as I’m tired of everybody in Genoa city hooking up with the same people. Just send Nick back to Sharon…..

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree. Ioved the beginning of the whole Adam Chelsea story. As you said the MM Adam. The pairing was spot on. Who can’t forget Adam’s wedding proposal in the rain? Loved that whole scene. To me Nick is such a whining pansy. A spoiled rich mama’s boy to the hilt. The only reason I saw for the pairing was Nick’s promise to Adam about watching out for his son.Speaking which, I wonder if and when the truth is going to come out. It was better when her mother was milling about. Even her going at with her father was enjoyable to watch. Not to slight Ms Egan because I always loved Chelsea and the way she was portrayed, but to me se seems like she’s just been going through the motions lately. I wish her the best and hope
she finds what she is looking for. I guess it’s time for yet another round of the saga that is and always will be Sharon and Nick

Celia
Celia

Love what you said, Bianca….I feel the same way. Nick was never such an juvenile imbecile when with Sharon…I don’t get it?!?!
I may be wrong, but, I repeat…..Chelsea has “no good” on her mind….why the subterfuge with the money?

Bradley
Bradley

Not upset Egan is leaving. A very talented actress, but a poorly written character and story line for Chelsea. I don’t blame her. She’s gorgeous, talented and seems perfect for prime time. Good luck!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I am not upset for I am not crazy about the character of Chelsea, but I did miss a lot of the story of her and Adam…I still think Nick and Sharon belong together for I was hooked on Y&R when they met and their story line started on Y&R and I think they make a beautiful couple and there is a lot of history between the two of them…

Celia
Celia

Yes, yes, yes, Kevin….do you know how many times and for how long I have been saying what you just said?
I sort of watched Y&R since I was four, but did not really start grasping the body and soul of any storyline until I was about thirteen….a few years after Nick and Sharon were married…
I was hooked just as you were, Kevin….rooting for them till this day.
Sooner or later they will end up together….then, all will be well in my soap world, LOL.

Richard
Richard

TIME TO REUNITE NICK & SHARON!!!!!!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Yes Celia, those were the days of Y&R…

robert
robert

while i like MCE,Chelsea has run her course. since Adam left she hasn’t had much story and is in a bad pairing

Mary SF
Mary SF

Chelsea was never my favorite character and of late has precious little to do– hopefully her they will write a decent exit story for her character and reveal Christian’s true father before she goes– of course without Adam around the reveal won’t have the zing it would have if he was on screen but still it is time for the truth to come out – – and with Chelsea gone perhaps Nick and Sharon will get another kick at the can.

Alan
Alan

Egan is capable of so much more than the show has given her (especially since Mal Young has taken over).

Sorry to see her go but she has to be bored with her nowhere plot that has mostly consisted of her wearing lingerie for Nick. As for the secret of Christian’s paternity, I’d rather see that left a secret until the show gets a head writer capable of playing the reveal for all it’s worth and not let it go out with a whimper like the sex trafficking ring story. And the Mariah/Tessa story. And the Graham/Dina story. And the Scott/Sharon/Abby story. And the ten minute battle for Jabot. And the Juliet story. And…

Kevin C
Kevin C

So true Alan and I agree with you 100%

Celia
Celia

Alan, you always put things in perspective….so many stories in so little time that just went, “POOF”.

Tivette
Tivette

I agree totally also. Wish her well as she has been under- utilized for so long. Wish her well!

Barb
Barb

I always thought Christian would develop the same eye problems as Adam/Connor. Then the truth would come out. Perhaps Chelsea will take both boys and meet up with Adam. Then Nick could hire TJ to find them

Ron
Ron

Just read this and am still giggling! Even compressing 24 hours into 40 minutes of “air time” is still a waste of time.

rpm
rpm

It is to bad but the character has run its course nick and sharon are the end game! Mal could really give us a great story with the baby reveal and Chelsea taking the child and running off

Mateo
Mateo

I hate seeing the character of Chelsea gone. I love her character. I will say that she was wrongly paired with Nick. She belonged to Adam period. Now that his character is gone, she lost her path. I wish Melissa Claire Egan much success in her future. She is great.

Katiek
Katiek

I’m shocked. Loved her on AMC & Y&R. I was hoping
They would bring back Adam to shake up her
Storyline.

Celia
Celia

Yes, I agree, Katiek. I was hoping the same thing….bring back Adam. I was sooo wrong. I was sure Adam would return ( even as a recast), simply because their story is not done…..it has been in limbo for so long, I thought, for sure, Adam would return.
I was looking forward to solving the Christian mystery….the confrontation between the two brothers, and then sticking it to Victor.
I was waiting for Chloe coming back to “life”….and Kevin…oh, how I miss Kevin!!
Now, what?? Well, Adam may still be alive; may still return….I always hope….

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

I thought that had to be her money stashed in the wall. I loved crazy Annie Lavery. After reading the other comments, it does seem like she has not really had much to do as of late-I thought they were going to dig more into her sordid past-perhaps they were when she decided to leave. I think it is sweet of Mal Young to leave the door open for her to return. It must be hard to see Justin have so much success in primetime-and way more money and prestige. I can’t blame her for wanting to see if she can have the same success herself. I have not been thrilled with her character on YR, but to me she is a familiar face that I have enjoyed watching. Best to her.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Ok, there is NO hiding from Victor Newman. We all know that. So gonna call out the hidden pile of cash as fake drama. Chelsea has had a successful design business for some time, so we know she must have some cash to her name. She is not running from the law-she is running with Victor’s grandson-unless she leaves him behind-which who knows-why didn’t she just leave and keep her cash safely in the bank? Yes, we know she is the scam queen and fake ids-but nothing has stopped Vic’s international team of experts from locating anyone, ever. Does he know what’s her name is alive and with Kevin? I forget. But Chelsea has always been a good mother and visits with the grandparents could easily be arranged with her offscreen, so I am still not down with the cash stash in the wall.

Harry
Harry

I have a hunch that Chelsea is going to exit with Adam and she knows he’s really alive. She didn’t seem that surprised upon learning that there was a million bucks stashed in the wall of her home.
I bet you Justin Hartley will make a cameo and Adam and Chelsea are going to walk off into the sunset.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

I don’t think so, Harry-but who knows? I think she is the one who has been defrauding Fenmore’s and sending out her own dresses and keeping the cash. Why, I don’t know-I mean we know she used to be a scam artist-so maybe she is returning to her roots and will then split town with one of her many identities. I would think she had plenty of money she earned legitimately. We should find out pretty quick, though.

Shay
Shay

@Phyllis…I initially thought you were going to say that Chelsea was defrauding Fenmore’s by wearing something once and then returning it as new and unused…don’t you just hate when that happens?

damien
damien

With the void left in Chelsea s departure bring Avery back in a triangle with Nick and Sharon! I want to see Avery come back with a gripe against Sharon over Dylan s departure. I miss Avery when she was a hard nosed lawyer before she got a silly cooking show. Nick could use his old lawyer gf to help defend him against all his fathers dirty deeds. also need a thorn in Sharons side before the Shick reunion plays out

Timmm
Timmm

Avery was awesome!

Harry
Harry

I loved Betty Crocker! Yes, bring back Avery and her cupcakes.

Shay
Shay

Perhaps she’ll bring her ”cupcakes” to Port Charles……they’ve been a bit low on baked goods since Liz has stopped making her famous brownies every five minutes! I’m sure if “Avery” would just set up a sales stand in the GH parking lot, Frank would take notice….and voila! Another newbie character before you can say, “One red velvet, please!”

jaybird369
jaybird369

I’ll put this one like this: I really liked MCE’S character of Chelsea…until Y&R got all STUPID and decided to pair Chelsea with that STUPIDLY LOVESICK Nick!!!!! Anyway, I wish Melissa Claire Egan the very best of luck in terms of her future endeavors.

Later.

Meg.
Meg.

Only liked Chelsea with MM s Adam .

Helen
Helen

Never felt comfortable with the Nick/Chelseapairkng. MCE is talented and will do well after Y@R.

Karen R
Karen R

Sorry to see her go. As many others have said her character is not the best, but she is great. I wish her nothing but the best.

Cody
Cody

I wish her well. But first, I hope Chelsea tells nick, he is not Christians father

Chris
Chris

Chelsea was my favorite character on YR, largely due to MCE. However, Mal Young refused to write for her so I’m not surprised to see her go. It’s a gamble to get into Primetime/movies but Egan is definitely talented enough. She just has to find the right role.

Patrick
Patrick

why is Joshua Morrow still on the show ? I never warmed up to MCE either… but pairing her up… and any one with JM.. Nick is a death spiral.. and just a matter of time

Nick does nothing. he’s a lackey who “fights” for his mother… and tail between his legs… will never get passed his father… for any thing

he fails in all his relationships

whats the point ? his only true relationship is his sister Victoria.

otherwise… Joshua Morrow as Nick has been stuck with the same writing since his debut

it’s not his leading ladies… it’s how Nick is catered to… and dumbed down by his own parents

oh well

Carolyn
Carolyn

Time to bring in some new stories and new people. Stories are getting boring, Abby and Scott yuk, Sharon and Scott yuk, he’s closer to her sons age than hers. Phyliss and Jack boring, on,y good thing is JT. Coming back. Would be nice if he stayed for awhile. Let Chelsea go, no loss, not the actress, nut her stories have been blah. Same with Nick, give him a good story he’s a good actor and is being wasted with little bits here and there.

su0000
su0000

Good move, Melissa Claire Egan !!
In this day and age of the soaps it’s best to get out while you’re young and move up and onward..
It’s no longer cool to grow old and grey and die working in a soap.

dmr
dmr

The character is annoying and has zero chemistry with her leading man. Best of luck to her, however..

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

My guess is it comes out that Christian is really Adam’s and not Nick’s and that Chelsea knew which could make Nick break up with her.Then maybe Chelsea decides to leave town with her son Connor to get a fresh start but the door is left open for her to return one day.

Timmm
Timmm

I was NEVER a fan of hers! I wish her well. I do regret we wont see the brothers fight over her and the baby.

Nikki
Nikki

So sorry to see such a wonderful actress leave but I really think she was tops with Adam by her side but since he’s gone Chelsea role (when she’s on) is just making out with Nick. I don’t think they really utilized her talent properly and at the same time I’m sure we can say goodbye to a returning Adam. Very sad news but I do wish M.C.E. the best & thank you for entertaining us with Chadam.

Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

I liked her!!

She was fun as Chelsea and, frankly, THE ONLY female character that actually acted like a mother and was actually more concerned with her child than with her job. As a mother, that radiated with me. Victoria, Sharon, Lily — all more concerned with themselves and not their children’s well being — Victoria especially after they were “born.”

Diana
Diana

Was looking for a reason to stop watching Y&R . It isn’t the same anymore so this is it! Loved Chelsea and Nick together!

Ann
Ann

What is wrong with the writers on Y & R! The topics are boring and messed UP! Please love Chelesa but she was given a boring role and Nick, he’s needs to go! Chelesa needs a larger role with her designs, not playing around with the boring Nick. Please stop the stupid story line of Chelsea stealing this is the last straw to say good by to watch the Young and the Restless for ever!

Judy hudson
Judy hudson

Chelsea is such a good actress, sorry to see her go. Nick and Chelsea make a good couple, and what about the the boys.

Dede
Dede

Ur right get Connor off the show ASAP
His dad is dead

Jackie Strizziere
Jackie Strizziere

Love ms.Eagan on y and r, don’t like how she was written out, but at least door is open for her return. We’ll miss you, shoulove of taken Phyllis with you. I agree with all above comments, they (writers)did not appreciate her talent. Wise up

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