Neil (Kristoff St. John) briefly reunited with Lucinda (Nichelle Nichols), the mother who abandoned him as a child, right before she passed away.
With pushing and prodding from Lily, Neil visited his estranged mother at her assisted-living facility on The Young and the Restless. Lucinda explained that she is an alcoholic. While she loved her son and truly wanted to be a mother to him, she knew she was in no condition to do him any good. She purposely stayed out of his life to keep him safe. Neil sobbed and the pair made amends, shortly before Lucinda passed away.
More Mother and Son
Truly touched by Neil’s reunion with Lucinda, 74% of you were disappointed by how quickly the storyline wrapped up. You would have enjoyed seeing more scenes between the newly reunited mother and son and watching their relationship develop, as well as Lucinda getting to know the other members of the Winters family.
Short, But Sweet
Some 23% of you found this plot twist absolutely perfect. It was short, but sweet and played out to perfection. After Neil and Lucinda make peace with one another, there was nowhere to go with the story. However, the deep effect their emotional reunion has on Neil, the man, moving forward will long endure.
The remaining 3% of fans aren’t quite sure about the swiftness of Neil and Lucinda’s saga. You’re torn between having enjoyed the potent and powerful ending to their story and wishing their drama could have further unfolded.
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