Genoa City heartthrob Adam (Justin Hartley) is off the story canvas, apparently for good — after an abrupt plot twist that has left him dead on The Young and the Restless. One day Adam and Chelsea were planning to run off with Connor and live happily ever after together. The next day, the cabin where Adam was hiding out exploded, and he was quickly declared dead.
Now the character is definitively gone, leaving a huge void in Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) life, not to mention the lives of viewers of The Young and the Restless.
Stunner of a Story
Of the over 4,000 fans who weighed in on this topic, 82% are totally shocked that Adam (Justin Hartley) is really truly gone. At the very least, you thought the soap would have tossed you some small clue to give you a ray of hope that the character might have made it out of that cabin alive. But that hasn’t been the case, and you’re totally bummed about it.
Sad, But Surmised This
Knowing that actor Justin Hartley had signed on for new primetime series This Is Us, 17% of you fully expected this twist. There’s no way Y&R would recast Adam, again. They were incredibly lucky to have had success with that move twice before. Pushing the envelope a third time would have been way too much.
A small 1% of fans are not sure how they feel about this twist. Adam’s decisive death seems stunning, some days. Yet, other days, they realize it was the only way to wrap up the storyline following Hartley’s departure from the soap.
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