While fans are enjoying seeing all of these amazing classic episodes of The Young and the Restless, they are getting the chance to revisit a certain beloved son of Genoa City — Daniel Romalotti. But if you think back to how things were when the show was airing its last new episodes, the stars seem to be aligning perfectly for him to make a comeback.
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It has felt like something is missing in town and that missing piece is Phyllis’s (Michelle Stafford) son, Daniel (Michael Graziadei). His teen years and early 20s provided a ton of material for the show and his return could do so again — plus it would give his dynamic mother more to play than sniping at Abby (Melissa Ordway) and going yet another round with Nick (Joshua Morrow).
Daniel is a single father, raising the granddaughter of not just Phyllis — but also Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown). Lucy would be old enough by now to be able to take part in some action — like if her dad started dating again. Sure, he left with Paul’s (Doug Davidson) daughter Heather but that relationship could have bitten the dust off-screen.
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Ghost of the Past
Daniel was back briefly not too long ago so he does know about Cassie’s twin Mariah (Camryn Grimes). Cassie had driven him home when he was drunk despite not having a driver’s license herself — and she was killed after crashing the car. That has always haunted him and dealing with Mariah could bring a lot of those emotions out.
Let’s not forget that Lily (Christel Khalil) is also back in town — and she’s single again. Their young love on the run story had plenty of supporters — just not their respective parents. There’s nothing more enticing than trying to recapture that first love when you are older and wiser. That could lead to some fun complications too.
Once they’re in love, either Heather or Cane (Daniel Goddard) or both could return to make some trouble. The show could get years of emotional story out of this. Will it happen? Stay tuned. The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.