The Young and the Restless is bleeding cast members these days, although Eric Braeden’s upcoming departure is just temporary as the actor is on an extended vacation.
But what about the rest? Which beloved face will you miss the most as the axe keeps falling? Almost 6,000 viewers weighed in with their disappointment!
It’s no contest, as 50% of you are weeping over losing Emmy-winner Doug Davidson, who played Paul Williams for four decades.
Since 1978, you’ve been watching this longest-running cast-member evolve from a beach bum who gave Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) venereal disease – and apparently, a son named Dylan (Steve Burton), whom she neglected to mention for several decades – to Heather’s deadbeat dad, to Lauren’s (Tracey Bregman) husband, to Christine’s hubby, to the best cop in Genoa City.
And now he’s being shown the door? How will this crime-ridden town ever get by without him? Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and the rest are probably breathing a sigh of relief, but you’re crushed!
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
This isn’t the first time Ashley (Eileen Davidson) has left town, but 26% of the fans still aren’t ready to let her go. She’s critical to the battle for Jabot, plus her romance with Neil (Kristoff St. John) is just getting started.
You want to see where these longtime friends-turned-lovers might end up, and how John Abbott’s true child – paternity, shmaternity – saves the family company from an in-over-his-head – and his wallet – Billy (Jason Thompson).
Over the Hilary
The smallest number, 23%, misses Hilary (Mishael Morgan). Maybe it’s because she was on the show for the least amount of time, or because Devon (Bryton James) can’t stop talking about her, so how can you miss her if she won’t go away.
Or maybe it’s because, no matter how Devon chooses to spin it, Hilary just wasn’t a very pleasant person.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.