For weeks and weeks, The Young and the Restless viewers slogged through Billy Abbott boasting about this amazing plan he had to bring down Victor Newman and his son. Anyone who voiced so much as a peep of objection as to its validity was instantly accused of not supporting Billy and his agency.
Young and the Restless Pulling the Plug
When Billy (Jason Thompson) told Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) that’s what drove him to break up with Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), Lily quickly bit her tongue and got with the program. When Young and the Restless siblings’ Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) timidly voiced their concerns, they were equally excoriated for not supporting the baby brother they’d always dismissed. And then…
Now that he finally had everybody’s grudging buy-in, Billy stomped over to Adam Newman’s (Mark Grossman), laid out how he was about to brilliantly bring him down – then told him he now wasn’t going to. So what does Adam think of that!
Adam… like much of the audience… had no idea what to say. And, just like that, weeks of plotting were over. Leaving us to wonder: What the heck just happened?
Game Theory on Young and the Restless
The Billy revenge story was terribly unpopular with viewers. But it wasn’t the only one. Fans aren’t exactly tripping over themselves to praise the Dominic custody tale. And yet the show keeps doubling down on it. Just when we think it’s over, something new happens to keep it going.
Cut the Cord
But when it came to Billy’s tale, Young and the Restless undid months of what they thought was an intricately planned set-up in literally one day.
Billy told Adam everything. Billy explained how his telling Adam everything meant that he was morally superior and the good guy to Adam’s bad. And that was… it.
All that bluster for nothing. No pay-off. No resolution. No point. Was this how it was always supposed to go, or did the fans’ opinions finally sink in?
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