We’ve always known that the Newmans were rich, arrogant, and entitled on The Young and the Restless. But two stories running side by side over the past few weeks have made it pointedly clear that they’re not just oligarchs, they’re also running a human chop shop. Or, at least, that they see nothing wrong with viewing the rest of the world as organic spare parts.
The Young and the Restless: Exhibit One
When Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case) learned that Faith (Reylynn Caster) needed a kidney transplant, the idea that she might spend years in dialysis and on the national organ donation registry – you know, like regular people – was simply unacceptable to them.
When they learned that Adam (Mark Grossman) was a potential donor, they simply went after him to demand he hand over his kidney. They weren’t going to ask. They weren’t going to negotiate, they weren’t going to pretend they gave a damn about his thoughts and feelings. They wanted it. They were going to have it. Anything else was going against God’s will!
At least when Kyle (Michael Mealor) was desperate to get a liver transplant for Lola (Sasha Calle) – back when she was the love of his life – he begged Summer (Hunter King), he offered her anything in exchange. This, more than the paternity test they did back in the day, proves that Kyle is Jack’s (Peter Bergman), and not Victor’s.
When Abby (Melissa Ordway) learned that she wouldn’t be able to carry a baby to term, the idea that she might spend years on an adoption agency’s waiting list – you know, like regular people – was simply unacceptable to her.
She got Devon (Bryton James) to donate his sperm, and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) to offer her uterus, and both were grateful for the opportunity to help Abby. She took it as her due. This, more than the paternity test they did back in the day, proves that Abby is Victor’s, and not Brad’s. The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.