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We last saw fan favorite Tricia Cast return to The Young and the Restless in December 2020 following Chance and Abby’s wedding. Prior to that, Chance had been shot and had taken a bullet meant for Adam. Before Nina left Genoa City, she gave Chance and his new bride a very special Christmas present — an angel that Katherine had given to Nina and Chance when he was a little boy. In return, the newlyweds gave Nina a framed wedding photo of the three of them before she was on her way out of town again.

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Good news, fans… the actress is heading back to Genoa City for another brief appearance beginning on Thursday, February 4, as first reported by Soap Opera Digest.

As we all have watched, this is an exciting — as well as stressful — time right now for Chance and Abby. It’s no secret that they haven’t had any luck trying to conceive a child, and given Abby’s past miscarriage, they’ve decided to use a surrogate. Both approached Mariah hoping that she would be their special angel in their quest to have a child and knowing how much Mariah cares for them, we wouldn’t be surprised if she agrees to it. Even though this would be amazing news for Chance and Abby, this could very well spell disaster for Mariah and Tessa, given the stress a pregnancy might add to their relationship.

More: Our Editors debate, should Mariah carry Abby’s baby?

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As we await Nina’s latest visit and witness the baby storyline unfold, take a look back at Chance and Abby’s wedding album, which was taken during the time when Melissa Ordway’s real-life husband Justin Gaston temporarily filled in for Donny Boaz as Chance.

– Amy Mistretta