Fans Send Young & Restless a Strong Message After *This* Episode Leaves Many Frustrated and Fast-Forwarding
Viewers let loose with a barrage of blistering feedback about a recent “excruciating” installment of the show.
When Young & Restless’ Abby and Chance fell in love viewers had no idea they were in for such an expansive and confounding storyline surrounding their inability to conceive. It was really no surprise to learn Abby couldn’t carry a child after her devastating miscarriage — this is a soap after all, but no one foresaw Chance’s sudden and temporary problem with his “swimmers.”
This development led to Abby’s pal Devon volunteering his sperm to fertilize her egg, which would them be carried (inexplicably) by Mariah Copeland. Nevermind that Mariah wouldn’t have qualified in real-life given she’d never had a child of her own. At that time, fans called out the story for being tone deaf and problematic on several fronts.
Undeterred, Young & Restless pushed ahead with the storyline even after the exit of Donny Boaz as Chance, which again had viewers scratching their heads and wondering why the writers wouldn’t just move on given the unpopular plot was already plagued with issues.
Mariah became pregnant, and the storyline went from terrible to somehow worse when Stitch was thrown under the bus after being brought back to kidnap the expectant mother and unborn child in a twisted bid to win Abby back.
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In a nutshell, the surrogacy story has been unrelenting, and part of the problem may be that Young & Restless jumped to center a lead story around two characters that weren’t necessarily ideal for such an endeavor, particularly given that one of them then left, and the story has dragged on so long and taken so many questionable turns.
With the latest “standalone” episode devoted to the story, which now has Chance presumed dead in an explosion, and which featured Abby teleporting through Genoa City wailing into her phone, many viewers became fully fed up… and the feedback was overwhelmingly negative and well, blistering when Young & Restless made a Twitter post about it.
This is excruciating to watch. Make it stop…already.
— Harleygurl (@Harleygurl8) November 2, 2021
A non existent Chance has had more storyline than all the other characters put together for a year.
Free us from this hell
— TheFlowerWhisperer (@TheFlowerLass) November 2, 2021
Shark jumpin time. Hope you’re proud.
— Andi (@BostonAndi) November 3, 2021
Don’t care. This soap used to be great but now it is a boring dull mess.
— Gene (@gstuart82) November 2, 2021
Thanks for yet another day is mostly FF material. Just when it seemed like a character couldn’t be anymore annoying. Please end this storyline pic.twitter.com/zixHcSvxyI
— Jack (@NJKnight1436) November 2, 2021
Today’s episode was 🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑
— Boogie MacAnderson (@MadScout2010) November 2, 2021
Look…Chance been gone a year and I hardly remember what he looks like. The marriage wasn’t that deep so I’m not really not reacting to Abby’s pain🤷🏽♀️
People are just marking time till this is over🙄 pic.twitter.com/p2mEaTMuPO
— 🔮DarlingCc🔮 (@kindred1999) November 3, 2021
Share your thoughts on the situation below after taking a look back on photos of Abby’s many, many loves in the gallery below.
<p>Baby Abby was born to Ashley Abbott on screen in November 2000. Her birth took place the same day Ashley was supposed to marry Brad. She was totes adorb right from the get-go!</p>
<p>Ashley claimed her old friend, Christian, was Abby’s biological father, but this being a soap,<em> that</em> was a lie. Brad adopted Abby and they remained close until his death, even after her true father was revealed.</p>
<p>As a child, Abby overheard that Victor Newman was her biological father. It turned out there was a whole scandal involving stolen sperm surrounding her conception. Abby was the one to break the news to the Mustache, who proceeded to start doting and doling out ponies.</p>
<p>As a youngster, Abby hung out with her cousin on the Abbott side, Kyle, who was her Uncle Jack’s son with Diane Jenkins. Kyle and Abby are still close today.</p>
<p>As a child, Abby moved with her mother to Hong Kong, and then to L.A. after Ashley’s divorce from Brad. In a crossover storyline, Ashley began dating Ridge Forrester and worked at Forrester Creations, so Ash and Abby spent a Fourth of July hanging out with <em>The Bold and the Beautiful’s</em> Forrester clan.</p>
<p>Abby returned to Genoa City as a young teen and mourned the death of the man who was like her father, Brad Carlton, after he drowned. A Jewish ceremony was held and Brad’s daughter, Colleen, and Abby comforted one another. Abby would later lose Colleen too.</p>
<p>As a teen, Abby got mixed up with Ryder Callahan, who was working at Crimson Lights. She followed him to the abandoned zoo and amusement park where Lauren and Jana were held prisoner.</p>
<p>Abby went through a phase where she courted publicity and used the Newman name to garner attention for social causes. She rode a horse naked through the Genoa City Athletic Club as The Naked Heiress in one stunt. Daniel Romalotti, her boyfriend at the time, videotaped the event.</p>
<p>Abby attempted to run down Tucker, believing he wasn’t good enough for her mother, while drunk behind the wheel. Ashley, who was in the car during the incident, switched positions with her and claimed to be the driver to protect Abby. Ashley later married Tucker in the hospital.</p>
<p>Abby dated both Detective Alex Chavez, and Carmine Bosco. Carmine went on to become Lauren’s stalker.</p>
<p>Abby began dating Tyler Michaelson, who was the roommate of her nephew, Noah Newman. They got serious and were even engaged, but she ended things when it became apparent he wouldn’t cut off his connection to his ex, Mariah Copeland.</p>
<p>Abby had sex with Austin Travers, who was married to her niece Summer at the time. Austin later wound up dead in a macabre mystery that unfolded at the Abbott cabin.</p>
<p>One of Abby’s best friends through the years in Genoa City has been Devon Hamilton. They went on a date, and even kissed, but have remained firmly in the ‘friendzone’. Devon and Abby <em>did</em> end up parenting a child together, however.</p>
<p>Abby married Dr. Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn despite him also having an attraction to her mother. All was well until Stitch’s son from a previous marriage showed up in town. The kid had issues and caused Abby to miscarry their child after tripping her on the stairs. He was later diagnosed with a tumor, but Abby’s marriage was never the same and ended. Stitch later reappeared and wreaked havoc in Abby’s life.</p>
<p>Abby fell into a romance with dashing Zack Stinnett, who developed an app for her startup company. Unfortunately, Zack’s app was a front for a sex ring and he locked her in a storage unit.</p>
<p>Abby had sex with Lauren’s son, Scott, who was living with Sharon Newman. The pair was locked in a storage unit together by Zack Stinnett, Abby’s ex, when Scott was on the verge of exposing the sex ring he was running. Scott fell for Abby but they later parted ways overseas.</p>
<p>Abby fell for contractor Arturo, and decided to overlook the uncomfortable fact that he’d been having an affair with her stepmother, Nikki Newman. The pair became engaged but she later broke it off when he became entangled with his ex, Mia.</p>
<p>Abby began dating another doctor, Nate Hastings, and things went swimmingly for the pretty pair until her father dragged Nate into a scheme to fake his own death. Her family’s manipulation didn’t sit well with the straight arrow and he and Abby went their separate ways.</p>
<p>Abby was instantly attracted to Chance Chancellor when he returned to Genoa City, and the feeling was mutual. Abby and Chance quickly embarked on a committed relationship and began talking kids and a future together.</p>
<p>Abby married Chance (who was temporariy played by Melissa Ordway’s real-life hubby, Justin Gaston) in a lovely ceremony at the Chancellor Estate, which was to become their home. Abby then adopted the mouthful of a moniker Abby Carlton Newman Abbott Chancellor.</p>
<p>Abby became a mother when she and Chance decided to use a surrogate after facing conception issues. Devon volunteered to be the sperm donor and Mariah carried the child. The trio worked together to deliver the baby boy after Stitch took Mariah captive. All of this took place while Chance was away on a covert mission. He later went missing.</p>
<p>When Chance (now played by Conner Floyd) went missing and was presumed dead, it was his devoted wife Abby who tracked him down and brought him home. The pair were elated to be in one another’s arms again, but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Chance was suffering from PTSD, which prevented him from bonding with their new son. They also grappled with Devon making a bid for shared custody, which they decided to agree to. Finally, Chance began undergoing therapy for his issues when an attempt to return to work at the GCPD went awry.</p>
<p>Abby took things to a whole ‘nother level with longtime friend Devon when the two fell into a passionate kiss whilst commiserating and ended up having a sex romp all over his penthouse. Chance, as well as Devon’s girlfriend Amanda, walked in on the afterglow, so the accidental lovers headed into a new chapter.</p>
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