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A fierce wife, mother and businesswoman with street smarts, Drucilla was missed from the moment she went over the infamous cliff during a struggle with Phyllis. She was never to be seen or heard from again after that, but we’re sure she’s out there somewhere with amnesia. Rowell joined Kristoff St. John’s tribute episode on Young & Restless, the first appearance since her departure in 2007, and seeing her with the former castmates who play her family members made fans want her to return that much more. After losing Neil, Devon and Lily need Drucilla more than ever, and to see her reignite old rivalries and friendships would be epic.
As a core character and member of the Newman family, the absence of Noah Newman is often glaring as he is the logical choice to be learning the ropes at Newman Enterprises. He should also be forming the next generation rivalry with the likes of Kyle Abbott and taking up with love interests that his grandparents, Victor and Nikki, and his mom, Sharon, don’t think are good enough for him.
With Sheila Carter’s history of terrorizing Lauren Fenmore on Young and Restless, it’s always a chilling turn of events when Sheila, or anyone connected to her, arrives in Genoa City. Though Sheila turned up on Bold and Beautiful most recently – with her original face – on Young and Restless she had undergone plastic surgery to look exactly like Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis Summers. We’d accept her going back to her original look for a return.
Ronan Malloy wasn’t a huge character in Young & Restless’ history, but he is the son of an important past character, Nina Webster. He is also the brooding type whose naughty side was glimpsed during his relationship with Phyllis. Ronan is pretty appealing as a possible love interest for any one of the single ladies on the canvas. Since he had guardianship of Jamie, the teen who was bullied by Summer and Fen, it opens the possibility of that character’s return as well in a future story.
Daniel Romalotti is off living in another state with his daughter, Lucy, which is frustrating for fans of Phyllis and would like to see her interact with her son. Daniel’s not only a catch for any lady, but has history with several currently on the canvas, including Lily and Abby. We’d love to see Daniel return with a teen Lucy to make things interesting.
Yes, we know…Diane Jenkins is dead. But this is a soap opera, so there’s always the chance she’s not really most sincerely dead, right? What a time it would be for Diane to return…Jack needs a love interest, Kyle’s on the canvas to interact with his mom, and Phyllis could use a formidable rival.
When Deacon shows up in Genoa City you know there will be fireworks. Deacon has the bad boy appeal for the ladies, and by now has a grown son he could bring with him as well.
Danny is a nostalgic favorite who could easily cause complications in Genoa City if he were to charm one of his former romantic partners. Danny’s return could bring about new storyline possibilities for any number of characters.
Oh, how we miss Patty and kitty! Whenever Paul William’s unhinged sister shows up in Genoa City, things are bound to get interesting depending on who becomes the focus of her attention. Often, it’s Jack Abbott, who cheated on her when they were married, and who she never got over.
Devon’s sister, Ana Hamilton, arrived in town and just began to get comfortable when she was gone again. Devon needs family in Genoa City and Ana was an energetic breath of fresh air, who should return.
Lauren’s son Scott’s last return caused ripples of excitement as he fell for Sharon and became embroiled in the sex-trafficking storyline. Though he cheated with Abby, and developed feelings, they parted ways overseas. We’d love to see Lauren’s son, as well as his half-brother, Fenmore, back in Genoa City.
Amber Moore is just the kind of naughty by nature character that Young and Restless needs to kick up the excitement level right now. We’d love to see Amber return and mix it up with anyone and everyone!