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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Hilary, Lily, Charlie … Car Crash!

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Tragedy strikes on Wednesday’s episode of The Young and the Restless!

It all starts to unravel when at the end of her live show broadcast, Hilary (Mishael Morgan) signs off with an emotional, yet cryptic message noting how things are changing, and not knowing what will happen next. What is Hillary referring to?

Later at Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary’s penthouse, as Shauna (Camryn Hamm), and Charlie (Noah Alexander Gerry) are about to have sex, they are busted when Lily (Christel Khalil) shows up! Shauna, who has run down the stairs is given an earful by Lily.  She tells Shauna she’s a bad influence on her son.  Just then, Hilary arrives.  Shauna says that Hilary knew Charlie and her were going to rendezvous.

Hilary calls out Lily for being an uptight prude.  Once again, these two begin a battle of barbs that this time will be life-altering.  Lily fires back that she feels sorry for Shauna and for the baby Hilary’s carrying.  All of a sudden Charlie is beside himself that Shauna ran out and he has to find her.

Now searching for Shauna in the car, Lily is driving as Hilary continues to ramp up the bickering from the front seat passenger side.  Charlie is in the backseat.

Hilary reminds Lily she was no saint at Shauna’s age! Lily has heard enough and she barks that Devon having a baby with Hilary is the worst idea, ever!  She goes on to tell Hilary she has no business being a mother.  All of a sudden a loud horn is heard, and their car is smashed in to, with the passenger side being the first to get hit!

Watch the car crash scene below.  Then let us know, what you think will happen to Hilary, Lily and Charlie in the fallout from this tragic moment via the comment section below.

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Mister Media
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Mister Media

I thought it was a great episode today. I think Hilary will lose the baby as a prelude to Mishael Morgan’s exit. Lily will be blamed for the accident and its aftermath by her family, especially Cane and Charlie. Although I like the actor, it would make great story to have Charlie killed in the accident. We’d deal with Lily’s guilt, Cane’s grief and Mattie’s loss of her twin sibling.

Lorraine Bannarn
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Lorraine Bannarn

That would be to harsh to harsh especially with today’s climate!

Kaye
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Kaye

No pint in killing Charlie. …who will Devon leave his money to?

Lynn
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Lynn

Michael Morgan Must Get Killed in the Crash Sence She is Leaving The Show

Cynthia Giannelli
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Cynthia Giannelli

I think she looses the baby then leaves town with the friend she was with in the bar

Alberto Guajardo
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Alberto Guajardo

Wow, great effects! I knew the crash was coming, but it still shocked me.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Had anyone read that Hilary is being killed off? I know M.M is leaving, but I am wondering why they would be writing all this new stuff for her, only to kill her off. Its more likely, she’ll linger in a coma, as did Phyllis, and then bring her back,voila, new Hilary!

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

Now I would be ok with this storyline. They could always have another baby later or she could be so injured to where lily would have to carry the baby.

Lee
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Lee

Lily is unable to carry a child, she had uterine or ovarian cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy. Mac (Kay Chancellor’s granddaughter) carried the twins Maddie & Charlie for Cane & Lily.

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

I forgot about that. Well, I think lily needs to pay someway and they bring back another Hillary to bring back the feistiness that will be gone from this show.

Jovin
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Jovin

Lily is completely gutted and barren. Mackenzie had to carry her kids for her.

Susan
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Susan

Really..sick description of a hysterectomy because of cancer!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Wow,I guess that’s one way to put it!

Michelle
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Michelle

I think something happens to either Hillary or Lily I’m going more with Hillary and maybe they need her organs to save Charlie and that is why male was crying and Devon

Celia
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Celia

Amazing post, Lew….parroting my thoughts here.

k/kay
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k/kay

Reports are she dies who knows ? No scenes with Devon I was never a fan but they did have a fan base but MY is putting the final nail in the coffin! You know things are bad when actors are tweeting hey aren’t our stories great ! Ugh

k/kay
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k/kay

Well Celia I hope you did not jump on board the Sharon and Nick train like I did because that gets blown up next week ! I guess JM got his way gets to have a live scene with another actress Lordy I wish I ran this soap so off my DVR and back to Netflix I go! Better series anyway

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Kay, my lovely friend….I’ve been on the Sharon and Nick train for fifteen years ( when I was just fourteen, LOL)….never got off.
Too bad, right, Kay?…. I thought this was it for them; at last!!
But, Nick had to go and mess it all up…..not that Sharon has been sincere with him, either—what a travesty—
What are the chances for Adam to return? Would he and Sharon hook up? Again?
Dashed hopes. I think I’ll write a storyline for Y&R and send it to the Network. HaHa!!

k/kay
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k/kay

The sad thing for me is they were the last super couple Bill Bell wrote for I knew better to get sucked in! Can’t waych this silly stuff they destroyed Sharon for years but Nick is no prize so maybe it is time to move on

k/kay
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k/kay

You know if it was true live he would have confuded in her and she him I always felt the last few months of Burton’s run that he and Case were great together. Then he moved back to GH to play robot man and well so it goes

k/kay
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k/kay

Oh Celia I have been watching this show since I was a kid I still love Terry Lester as Jack I can’t support what is being done we had a chance Kay Alden and Sally were trying to bring it back they gave them ten months and then boom here comes Mal who knows nothing about the history of this show ! I love this show and breaks my heart that they are once again destroying it I am hanging in there but it’s tough I keep thinking someone had to hear our screams you can still find old episodes… Read more »

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

It’s like the writers don’t know what will keep us on the edge of our seats. They can bring in Jack’s other son but they won’t.

k/kay
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k/kay

By the way who was taking care of that baby Christian ?? You know while he was screwing Phyllis oh yeah he is a great psrebt

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

I read Adam is coming back because Victor and Asley are both leaving. Jack is Victor’s brother.

Dreama Hay
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Dreama Hay

I knew that a couple months ago when is jack going to find out?

Mira Jourdin
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Mira Jourdin

Hillary never should leave the show. She is one of the best character on this show. I love her. She is very good actress. She should stay forever.

Satan
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Satan

Well, he owns the clinic, doesn’t he? I would think that could get him a priority appointment, if he needed one. Though I’d rather he got the same treatment Jason got over there….. knock his ass out with drugs and strap a mask on his face so we don’t have to hear him whine again.

Michael
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Michael

I believe so, but I’m so sick of these recycled storylines.

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

Speak the truth. Me too.

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

I agree. She brings fire.

Rita Walker
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Rita Walker

Yes,HILARY kept it Real and she had Fire and she was pretty/and Classic

Rita Walker
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Rita Walker

I agree with you..Devon and Hilary was beginning to be a love story

Gloria Jean Williams
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Gloria Jean Williams

YesI love her to I hope she don’t leave

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

And here is where Mishael’s exit story begins…

Robyn Vitelli
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Robyn Vitelli

I’m deeply scared that Charlie is going to die and that’s why “Cane and Lily will never be the same” and why Neill was crying so hard. I assume Hillary will lose the baby and leave GC in despair or die herself, since she is leaving the show. #Godihopecharlieisok

Norie
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Norie

Happy that we Canucks are a day ahead of you Yanks. So we know what’s happened already. Na nana na na….

Mark Y
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Mark Y

How did that happen?

Dyanna McILwain
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Dyanna McILwain

Hilary will loose baby and die or leave to get away from everyone to be with this other guy as for Nick he is turning out just like his fatheŕ finally someone stands up to Victor as for Jack I think he will find out he is not a chancellor

Maisie
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Maisie

Unfortunately shr doesn’t make it and Lily will be facing charges and possible prison time for running a stop light causing a drsth.

Momo
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Momo

I guess Charlie wasn’t paying attention to the road either. I would have been and then said something to Lily. Why didn’t he say, “Mom, keep your eyes on the road?” Even if I were arguing with someone while driving, I wouldn’t need to look at them.

Special effects were great. How did they do that?

k/kay
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k/kay

I never will be able to stand the character of Lilly again she is disgusting when was it her job to control Devon and she has taken that stupid Cane back a million times those two make me sick the fact they have a fan base amazes me . I hope someone slaps her stupid whiny mouth she is ignorant and no she is not even close to being Drucilla’d daughter

k/kay
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k/kay

So spoilers say Hilary is still alive glad to hear that her and Devon get a exit story ! But I am sure they will make her the villain !

Helen Shehane
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Helen Shehane

yea who????

Rita Walker
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Rita Walker

You Right ,but that what wrong with The Young and the Restless..Hilary wasn’t at fault that SELF Righteous Lily was are both.Lily can do no Wrong.She is a Hypocrite on this Show.Lily should have been paying attention to the Road.Will Lily be Charged by Police?

k/kay
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k/kay

You introduce Nate and the guy never has a shirt on??! Yep I would want him to be my doctor!!! NOT

Cathy
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Cathy

As always Hillary’s mouth never stops..maybe she will pay price but doubt it…more than likly Charlie will be hurt or die….and Lily will be blamed.

Mira Jourdin
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Mira Jourdin

It is Lily with her big mouth and she should be blamed. Last two years she made too many mistakes and her slammy husband. She should change or go out. Hillary is a bright and smart.

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

I watch this show for the drama and the romance. I’ve been watching for over 40 years. Why are y’all killing off some of the best characters. Why couldn’t you have Hillary leave and come back as someone else. We know when this show kills off characters and you don’t show the body i.e. Drucilla, malcolm and Adam, their character can be resurrected. Why not do the same for Hillary? I love the Hillary and Devon storyline. This is just dumb in my opinion. There aren’t any other characters who can bring a fire and spark like them.

Cathy
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Cathy

Hillary’s character is much needed on the show. WHY COULDNT SHE HAVE BEEN RECAST. You bring in New character Shauna, wht happens with her? Lily is annoying as hell. Please do something exciting with Summer, like give her a great job on the other side of the work,and let Jack get Red back. Can’t stand billy,he’s not even good for himself. But I do like Phyllis n Nick. Can’t tolerate Sharon. Wht will happen when Phyllis discovers her daughter is a real snake? will she leave billy or will billy have self control n not sleep with his girlfriend’s snake… Read more »

Brenda Lowery
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Brenda Lowery

I didn’t know Hilary was leaving the show. But I just saw today’s show, and it looks like Hilary died and didn’t make it. Wow! I wish I knew who that mystery guy is who she met with earlier. What’s his deal?

Rita Walker
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Rita Walker

I think it’s Awful to take Hilary out the show like that and I’m at work around more than a100 people’s almost all of us FEELS the same way and than not to have Devon there just Awful some of my co-workers are debating if we will continue to watch the show. People’s are tired of SELF Righteous Lily and than for her and her son not to have a scratch on them unreal.This show begin to suck.The best thing it have going for it right now if Nick take down Victor and his sister.Which Victoria is not loyal to… Read more »

Susan Denney
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Susan Denney

You had to drop that race card!!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Not sure she was dropping the race card it took me a long time to adjust to Hillary but I think I knew where she was coming from at the end and everybody seems to forget Neil kept her captive and no one seems to mention it so do not be too quick to judge the actress had a lot thrown at her and stepped up to the plate personally I would have liked her to be paired with somebody else but not to be only wish her the best!

Dreama hay
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Dreama hay

I believe Hillary’s contract was up and she wanted too much money

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Rita, while you have made some good arguments, that I agree with,especially MY, whom in my estimation is trying his best to get rid of Y&R, probably to install one of his British creations. He has systematically ruined or changed every key character. I do not blame Nick for trying to compete with Victor, with his latest endeavour. I do blame his disloyal mother, sister and fiance, for not at least understanding what he is trying to do. It may not be right with him finding a little solace, and sympathy, Phyllis style, but he can be weak, where she’s… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m nearly as bummed over Mishael leaving as I was when Billy Miller and Michael Muhney left. I hope she shows up on GH or DAYS…or even a quality nighttime or cable series. That said, is anyone as SICK TO DEATH as I am over Lily’s endless moralizing?! She acts like Charlie disemboweled Shauna! We all know sex is a big deal especially when it’s our kids, but she was WAY over the top. So tired of her hypocrisy and her pompous (albeit gorgeous) husband’s terrible treatment of Jack. They act like they’re not even human!

Katisha Scott
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Katisha Scott

The storyline for Jack is pitiful. If you want ratings, just finally bring out that he’s Victor’s half brother. Also, the summer storyline is stupid and how is it she is the one who gets Billy gambling again. REALLY? Come on YR, this is ridiculous. You’ve grown up everyone but Faith and then when you bring them back they are boring. Not working out the contract to keep Mishal (Hillary), on the show. That is crazy. The Newman’s are played out because victor always wins.

su000
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su000

Hillary and baby will both die.
There is absolutely no-one that could ever replace Mishael Morgan, she is the one and only Hilary.

Lily, well – we will have 6 months of her going off the rails, and the family.
That family is the most boring blah family in the soap world so not looking forward to the aftermath.

to mention;
Mishael Morgan is a headliner star.
and- ALL stars want their exit to be the coveted; go out in a bang not a whimper..
Her being Killed is the prize exit, good for her to be given it.

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Ariel Coger
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Ariel Coger

The y/r just lost a fan

Sandy
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Sandy

Okay so Charlie wasn’t in the seatbelt because he’s sitting in the middle of the seat and not even a scratch

Alan
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Alan

The character of Hilary has been a mess from the get-go because of the writing (a mystery blogger out to destroy Neil because of a retconned plot where he hooked up with her alcoholic mother while on a bender). The show could never decide whether Hilary was a heroine, an anti-heroine, or a flat out bitch so they kept playing her as all three with no success. The only reason the character has lasted this long is because of Mishael Morgan’s talent and popularity. I think the show will write her off with a teary deathbed scene where she recalls… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Love your DD theory!

Judy K. Lusty
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Judy K. Lusty

When there is a bad car crash, there are police involved. Where are they!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Doug Davidson is no where to be found trust me in the day he had some wonderful story lines I think he got on Twitter and well it backfired

dmr
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dmr

Why, oh why, couldn’t it be Lily, instead? Kudos to Mishael Morgan in Friday’s hospital scenes. Great actress.

Norie
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Norie

The woman is on her last breaths and she never stops yapping.. No wires, no vitals monitoring, nothing beeps when she passes out. The weirdest way to write a wedding story. I was almost expecting them to ‘get it on’ in that hosp. bed… Now THAT would have made my day in a wonderful way ! haha NOT.

C C Brown
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C C Brown

Well, I figured Hil would lose the baby, but if she is still leaving the show, leaving Genoa does leave room for her to return! Probably at the time Devon has a new live interest! Could make for some interesting fall viewing. Writers make note that Devon’s new partner can have children!!

Norie
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Norie

Never mind if she ( or anyone else) is leaving the show. I don’t know where people get this infi, I certainly did not know nor do I care. Don’t let that spoiler ,(literally) impact your viewing pleasure.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Have not seen today’s program. Mishael Morgan has so creatively twisted her character over the years that it is hard to say something was unique in what should be her final soliloquy as closing her last program. However, it was a rather special display of her “reach” as an actor. It was personal and professional. Hilary needs to die. Victor is leaving? Ashley is leaving? Jack is Victor’s half brother? Is all that happening? Slow something down for a bit. Let us all grieve. There has always been, as someone else mentioned, a Shakespearean element with Nick and Victor, but… Read more »

Norie
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Norie

I pay no attention to things like he or she is leaving. Just take it day by day for what it is, ( yes, peppered with some hearty comments from me) and when the hour is up, I don’t
for one minute think about it anymore. It’s a story, folks. Like a book, if you don’t like it then you put it down.

Julie
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Julie

I think Devon will marry Hillary and the secret guy she met with before her accident is her brother and he will try to put a claim to second fortune because him and Hillary have no prenuptial since the marriage was on her death bead

Norie
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Norie

Hilary will not make it from whatever dreadful thing is happening to her ( the doc flubbed his words, so we don’t know)and Lily may get off scot free from running a red light. ( a baby died, folks!)

Christy
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Christy

Her body rejected the blood transfusions. I had a friend die the same way .. she lost so much blood and when they gave her transfusions it was like poison..he body rejected it..

Msnaturally
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Msnaturally

Gotta tell you, I have been watching Y&R since I was a child. My absolute favorite soaps. I call it Dumn and the useless lol
Anything is possible but surely the life and times will be just as good requardless of what pans out

Rae parks
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Rae parks

Makes me so mad . I’m never watching again and all my friends feel the same way! It sucks

JORDAN EDWARDS
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JORDAN EDWARDS

Should the police already know about
Lilly’s accident? What about the truck driver? Doesn’t he know what happened?

Linda
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Linda

I think the accident is Shauna’s fault for running off…like she always does!

Dreama hay
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Dreama hay

The doctor should be the one who has made a mistake on Hillary not Lily really needs to stay in place and really shouldn’t be so ready to forgive Devon as he made her life a living hell

June
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June

Where is the police report of the accident. It would be more of what went wrong then witnesses

Suzanne Johnson
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Suzanne Johnson

On Y&R Was the guy that drove the truck was he drunk when he hit the car that Lily drove in episode dated July 18, 2018., Hilary and Lily were arguing and Lily ran a stop light so a guy in a truck hit them. My question is was the guy that hit them with his truck was he drunk?

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Talks On Dina’s Death & How It Will Impact Jack, His Final Scenes With Marla Adams & Taping During COVID-19

The Abbott family is reeling from the death of their mother, Dina Mergeron, who passed away from complications from Alzheimer’s disease at the end of last Friday’s episode; signaling the end of an era for Dina’s portrayer, Marla Adams.  In a pivotal and heart-breaking scene, Dina shares one last goodbye with her children: Traci (Beth Maitland), Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and of course, Jack (Peter Bergman).

Today, the drama continues as the Abbott’s grieve Dina’s death and its aftermath while they remember the life of their flawed mother. This puts Jack at the epicenter of the family, and like it, or not, the new head of the clan.  What does the future hold for him now?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Peter Bergman, who has embodied Jack for over 30 years on the top-rated CBS Daytime drama, to get his thoughts on: how Y&R needed to handle Dina’s death within the confines of the coronavirus pandemic and its safety protocols, what he felt about playing those final scenes with Marla Adams and the significance of the ‘teardrop of love’, and a preview of what fans can expect in the coming days as the impact of Dina’s death will be felt by the Abbott children and extended family.

 

An actor’s actor, you can always expect a conversation with Peter to be forthright, candid and enlightening, and this one was no different.  Here’s what one of the genre’s absolute best had to share about the significance of this story and more.

How has it been returning to Y&R during the pandemic?  I bet you never thought in all of your years in daytime, that you would be doing your scenes socially-distanced, sitting or standing, so far apart from your castmates.

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PETER:  Just getting back to work felt great, loved that.  I wasn’t involved really in romantic scenes at this point, so that I didn’t have to do.  So, all in all, I was very happy to be back, and socially-distancing didn’t really bother me at all, and then Dina died.  Doing that from six feet away was just awful.  You saw the limits at a time where not any of us could be within six feet of each other; where you would usually hold a hand, stroke a brow, and talk softly.  So, I think the writers did what they needed to do to make it work for Dina’s exit.  We are in the middle of COVID, in case anybody forgot, and so you have to ask, ‘Does America really want to watch an elderly woman die in the middle of the Abbott living room or anywhere else?’  So, we had to have Dina’s exit without looking at a dead body, out of respect for the times we are living in.  We had to do a strong, powerful, pivotal scene with our hands tied behind our backs.

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It’s so interesting that you say that because that’s how I felt watching it, knowing what it would have been like, if Jack, Ashley and Traci would have been with Dina at her bedside, up till the end, for instance.  But all of that said, Peter, I got so choked up in your last moments with Marla.  Jack is just sitting there and Dina is telling him how much she loved him and you’re doing the thing that only Peter Bergman can do as the tears well-up in your eyes.  As we have talked about previously, my mom died from complications from Alzheimer’s, so these are always tough types of scenes for me to watch.  I am sure it was also for those in the audience, who have lost a loved one to this disease, many of whom reached out to me on social media following its airing.

PETER:  It’s got to be tough for you to watch.  I get that.

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Yes, so I felt for Jack and Dina in the moment as a son and his mother.  But what did you think about how the scene was written, and what Dina was saying to Jack and his sisters as her final goodbyes to her children and their reactions to it?

PETER:  As written, something in this necklace triggers something in Dina that brings her out of a stupor, brings her out of the murk, the fog for a brief instant to tell the people who she cares the most about that she loves them in slightly different ways.  I have, with everything in me, a struggle to always add in there, “I have a complicated relationship with my mother.”  I’ve added that line in there so many times over the years, you have no idea.  It was a complicated relationship because by the time she dies, there is no kind of straightening that out, there is no kind of Jack looking for answers. The depth of what Ashley is feeling, what Traci is feeling, what Jack is feeling, were kind of lost because of the way we had to do it. The writers had to do it, so I’m not blaming anyone, but because of the way we had to do it, there was no, “Wow, why isn’t Ashley crying?  Why is she just so stoic that this isn’t touching her at all?” because she can’t go there. Traci feeling like she found her place in the family simply by Dina saying, “You’re the beating heart of this family,” and Jack, who is doing the right thing, “She should leave peacefully, she should leave feeling loved, we should all be here, we should give her nothing but love,” damn, this is complicated.  You couldn’t have any of those things.  .  Hopefully, some of that slid in there and we wedged some of those complexities into it, but it was hard to write a complex scene with the situation as it was.  We needed to get it done it one day.  We did not need to drag this out.  Again, were it not COVID time, sure, let’s drag it out.  Let’s spend some time on this.  People die.  Let’s watch the family process a death.

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I just think of what it all means for Jack moving forward.  Dina basically tells him, “You’re in charge of the family. Look after the family.” That’s kind of where it’s been going for Jack this whole time.  I don’t know if that’s what Jack wanted, but that’s where he is ending up.

PETER:  Right!  That’s where he ends up, and you know, this has been a long time coming.  Dad dies, and it is pretty clear that he’s got to step up, and his mom comes into town, and she’s not just his mother.  She’s Ashley’s mother; she’s Traci’s mother, we’ve got to look out for her and give her the dignity and things like that.  Now, there is just no getting around it.  Jack is the head of the family.  That’s the way it fell.  Twenty-five years ago, was Jack ready to be head of anything?  Absolutely not, but I think enough has happened to Jack now: enough heartache, enough growth, enough introspection, enough losing people, that Jack might just be ready for this job.

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When Marla Adams came back to Y&R 2017, and they started telling the Alzheimer’s storyline, it brought up such abandonment issues for Jack and rightfully so, about how a mother could just leave her family and children,  Throughout all that,  you did such poignant work.

PETER:  I wanted that to be in there at the very end.  One of the powerful parts in this whole thing is that Jack wanted to scream at Dina every bit as much as he wanted to hug her.  That was there for quite a while, and Jack had to kind of come to terms with, “Hey, you’ve been leaning on this excuse for quite a time.  She’s here.  She can’t do you any harm.  She feels bad about what happened.  What do you want, Jack?”

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One of the highlights of this storyline was when Y&R explored the history and relationship between the siblings, Jack, Ashley and Traci.  We saw their younger versions as the show flash-backed to when Dina left John and the Abbott family.

PETER:  Between the writers and Peter Bergman, we built this story that the night that Dina left, Dad was upstairs with the girls, they were weeping inconsolably, there was no fixing it, there was no telling them that everything was going to be all right.  He didn’t want to lie to them and say she will be right back, he told them, “She’s not coming back,” and he comes downstairs, and Jack is fourteen-years-old, and a little confused, but decided to say to his dad, “Hey, can I help?”  He looks across the room, and his dad is weeping, first time he had ever seen that.  His father is weeping, and he said, “Jack, you’re going to have to help me with the girls.  I can’t do all of this,” and it changed Jack’s life forever.  Jack was a parent to Ashley for a good part of their relationship.  So, all of this stuff with Jack’s identity, all of the fighting with Ashley, all of the Jabot madness is Ashley finally getting to say, “I don’t need a father!  You’re not my father.  Stop talking to me like you’re going to fix things for me!  I’m sick of it.”  All done by Dina … all truly caused by Dina.

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In my interview with Marla, she told me that at the end of her last scene, you and many others came back to the set to pay tribute to her.

PETER:  We did.  The show had arranged it, and Tony Morina, the executive producer, stepped out on the soundstage with a microphone, and Marla sat on the sofa in the Abbott living room. Tony began telling a lovely, lovely story about how far back his relationship with her goes because Marla and Tony wife’s, Sally Sussman (Ex- head writer, Y&R), also had a long-standing relationship.  Tony was just so grand and gracious in saying that there are some people who, if they weren’t an actor, they’d be this or that or the other thing, but that Marla was born to be an actress.  That’s what she is, and it was so generous.  I think she got three and a half years that she didn’t expect to get out of this.  It was supposed to be a six-month storyline, and four years later, she was still there, and it was a good thing for her, and a unique story turn for the rest of us.  It really was.  It was a powerful thing, and now the Abbott family has a new shape.  There are three adults there: Ashley has established her independence, she is not around as much, she is back and forth between Paris, and Genoa City, Traci is trying to be as supportive and kind as she can be, but essentially, Jack is in the big house by himself.

Yep!  Well, now we’ve got to find Jack a good woman.

PETER:  Yes, or a bad woman.

… Or a bad woman!  I’ll take him in a relationship with someone to stir things up.  I also hear coming up, there will be the reading of Dina’s will.  Is there anything you can tease about that?

PETER:  There is a will read, yes.  No one knows what to expect, and Dina … in the end… comes through for almost everybody…

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Well … that ought to be good.

PETER:  Yep… really comes through for almost everybody, and you know, the Abbott children are wealthier, and all three of them are alone, and in no small thanks to Dina for that.  These are three adults who have been very unlucky in love.  Of course, this is the next challenge.  I don’t mean to assume that I have any idea of what you went through in losing your mom, but there is a point at which you also have to let go and say, “Okay, now it is just me, and what do I want to do with this life?  I’ve used this as a reason not to move forward for a good while.  What am I going to do now?”  I think the next turn in the Jack Abbott story comes pretty organically.  Dina’s death frees Jack to be just as alone as he has ever been.

No matter what Jack does, including the bad things, you always see the inner-pain that is very palpable within him, as you have portrayed him.

PETER:  Yes, but he really has grown in the last 30 years.  Jack is hungry for more right now, and he couldn’t really be that way with Mom in the house.  He didn’t have time for that.  Now he has all of the time in the world.  So, we’ll see what he does with that.

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I understand there is a funeral for Dina, but it will be off-camera?  I guess, because of COVID, it is better that way.

PETER:  That’s true and it’s off camera, that’s correct.  What’s important at most of these things isn’t what happens at the gravesite, it is what happens at the reception afterwards, and that is also a fun turn.  So, they all agree as a family they are going to do it at Society, and they kind of close the joint and make it their own little party, and someone shows up who isn’t expected, and it throws a really, really different vibe into the whole thing, and everybody has to adapt.  It’s actually fun, what it turns into.  It turns into a memory fest with crazy stories of Dina.

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Do you have a favorite moment, or memory, of a scene you played with Marla?

PETER:  I think I had a day where Jack tried to get through to her and tell her, “Do you realize the damage you did?  Do you realize?” and she wasn’t able to take it in, and he went to Traci, and he said, “I want to shake her.  I want to yell at her… and I want to protect her.”  I thought there was something just so rich about that.  That was my favorite moment, my favorite part of it, when Jack finally said, “She’s going, man.  We’ve got to get this conversation done now.  We’ve got to talk this through,” and he was too late.   She was too far along with Alzheimer’s.  She wasn’t up to it.  She couldn’t do it.

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And now here is Jack; and his parents are both gone.  There is no Jerry Douglas or Marla Adams on the show as both John and Dina have passed on within the history of The Young and the Restless.

PETER:  Again, you were generous enough to share your own personal experience, but isn’t it amazing?  Wow, you’re the grownup now.  Isn’t it amazing?  That’s what the Abbott’s are going through: just what you went through.  There is no older generation to turn to for anything.  We are the older generation.  It’s powerful stuff, and I’m really, really grateful for anytime that Ashley, Jack, and Traci are together talking about those things, talking about, “Wow, okay, that just happened… where do we go from here?”  It’s going to be really interesting.  If you asked me, “Over the last 30 years that you’ve played Jack Abbott, have there been many times where you’ve thought, ‘I’ve got no idea where this is going!’”  I would say, “Yeah, right now.”  I’ve got no idea where we are going with this.

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There has been much speculation that the “teardrop of love” necklace will lead Jack to a new romance, or some new adventure in his life.  They spent a lot of time mentioning it in short order, that it would seem it’s not just to bring Dina some closure.  What are your thoughts on it?

PETER:  I think it has legs.  I think you’re going to hear about it again. There is something in there, and I don’t know if it’s the teardrop’s magic charm or that its history is not what it was, or it gets stolen.  I don’t know, but I think we have spent enough time saying ‘teardrop of love’, that there could be a story there.

In Dina’s final moments where Jack brings her the ‘teardrop of love’, wasn’t it symbolic to her because it was her acknowledgement of having her family back together and with her at all times? There is a back-story to that piece of jewelry as well.

PETER:  The point of the necklace is, “This was when I was truly happy, when I had this necklace, when it is all back together,” and maybe we are to know something more about the teardrop…?  I don’t know.  So, this was a gift to her before Jack was born.  She wore it home from the hospital when she brought him home, but we don’t know exactly what year she got it, and we don’t know exactly what year she lost it.  It was stolen, and it was on the black market for a while, and Victor (Eric Braeden) was looking into it.  It was clear that it was very important to Dina.  So, Jack, against his own wishes, said, “No, I’ve got to do the right thing.  I’ve got to try to trace this thing down.  It clearly means something to her.  Maybe she is trying to tell us something.  God only knows.”  So, he did the right thing, not because, “I want to make Mommy happy,” but because he forced himself to do the right thing, to find the damn necklace, and to see what this is about.  Then, we saw the affect it had when he gave it to her.

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It’s always good to chat and check-in with you during these key and historical moments in the life of the character of Jack Abbott.  There have been many throughout your time on Y&R, and it will be interesting to see where this goes from here.

PETER:  It will be, and I’m telling you, this is a real moment.  Normally, we just go from one story into the next, into the next, and this one has been hanging for so long that, “Okay, now that it is over, wow, what is going to happen to Jack?”  I’m just as curious as everybody else.

So, what do you think will happen next for Jack?  Did you reach for the hankies in Peter’s final scenes with Marla Adams?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Y&R Shares ‘Most Memorable Moments Of Dina Mergeron’: What Was Your All-Time Favorite?

Yesterday, viewers of The Young and the Restless needed the hankies as they had to say goodbye to the character of Dina Mergeron and actress Marla Adams who was killed-off the CBS Daytime drama series due to Dina’s battle with Alzheimer’s coming to a a heartbreaking end.

Adams had been with the series on and off for over five decades.  In story and during her run, when Dina reappeared or disappeared it was a game-changer for the Abbott family.  She was a wealthy woman who often put her own needs in front of her children and her marriage to John Abbott (Jerry Douglas).  From affairs, leaving her children when they were young, to becoming a manipulative business woman, Dina Mergeron was no push-over.

When Marla Adams returned to the series four years ago in 2017, it was the intent that during Dina’s decline from Alzheimer’s  disease that she would reunite with her children and help the family find some inner-peace from all the damage and pain she had caused them through the years.

In honor of the wonderful portrayal of Marla Adams, Y&R put together a clip package of some of Dina’s most memorable moments.   You can watch it below!

Then let us know, what was your all time favorite Dina moment via the comment section below.   And if you have not done so already, make sure to check out Michael Fairman TV’s farewell interview with Marla, posted shortly after Dina passed on Friday’s episode.

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Y&R Alum Max Ehrich Drops New Single Following Break-Up with Demi Lovato

First, she dropped a new single about her split from this former soap alum, now he has in turn dropped his own tune on Friday!  We are speaking of pop singing sensation, Demi Lovato and actor and singer, Max Ehrich best known to soap audiences as the former Fenmore Baldwin on The Young and the Restless.

Ehrich just released the song “Afraid” and Max shared on his Instagram: “From the bottom of my hopeful romantic heart. Infinitely grateful to be releasing the first song off of my music project.”

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In the lyrics you here Max sing, “I’m afraid to love you, love you/ Afraid to give in my all.   Then in the chorus he laments: “I’m afraid to love you, love you / Love you with my whole heart.”

 

One of the verses contains the lines: “Don’t want to disappoint you / No, I don’t want to lose you, no, no, no / You make me feel so good inside / I’ve been broken so many times / I’m just trying to stay alive / I’m afraid, I’m afraid.”

“Afraid” has many believing the song was written about Max’s public break-up with Lovato, however, Ehrich tells Billboard: “I hope ‘Afraid’ will help people allow themselves to be vulnerable,  I recorded this song as I was falling in love. It speaks of all the emotions that I was going through at that time.”

You can check out a snippet from the song below from Ehrich’s post on IG.

So, what do you think of Max and Demi both releasing songs after their break-up? Do you like Max’s new track? Comment below.

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