After months and months of build up, Eileen Davidson is finally taking her leave from The Young and the Restless.
Ashley said see ya, after having found out that Jack (Peter Bergman) and Kyle (Michael Mealor) tried to destroy the document that would give her control over all her Jabot patents… after Jack found out that Ashley was responsible for faking his paternity… after Ashley was burned by Jack using the Blood Abbott Clause against her…
Well, Ashley decided to take her patents and start her own cosmetics company. In Paris. She told Neil (Kristoff St. John) over the phone. One way.
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Jack tried to talk Ashley out of it, by invoking all the employees she’ll be hurting just because she’s mad at him. That still wasn’t enough to change Ashley’s mind.
So now she’s off to France (or, maybe, Salem?). Will you miss her? Over 9,000 viewers weighed in.
From the Ashes
Yes, 72% of you are heartbroken. With John gone, Dina quickly losing ground, Traci (Beth Maitland) living out of town, and Billy (Jason Thompson) and Kyle squabbling brats, Ashley was a vital linchpin in the Abbott family. Things won’t be the same without her!
Who will Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) have to snark at? Who will Victoria (Amelia Heinle) feel threatened by? And Ravi (Abhi Sinha)? Who will even notice that he seems to have disappeared without a trace?
She’s been gone before, and Genoa City survived without her, 28% dismissed. Abby is a big girl, Jack has this coming, and Neil wasn’t even important enough for her to dump in person.
Nothing is holding Ashley in town and you don’t think anything will change with her gone. Viva la France!
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