A Single Forbidden Kiss on The Young & the Restless Could Destroy Not One But Two Couples
If these two Genoa City residents were to get too close, some might call it karma, others might say it’s the last straw.
Abby’s struggling to get right with the decision she and Chance reached about Devon having shared custody of Dominic, and something tells us that there will be more trouble ahead for this pair. Not only is Abby still not fully seeing her husband’s point of view, but Chance is clearly about to having mounting problems of his own that will impact the situation.
The Young & Restless preview shows Abby finds a distraught Chance reading a letter. Our guess is that it’s a message from one of the families of an agent who died in the explosion, and that the words within will only serve to exacerbate the survivor’s guilt he’s been wrestling with since his return from Spain.
Chance seems reluctant to get help in any official capacity, but what if he were to start chatting with a friend who just happens to know all the right things to say… like Sharon.
Despite Sharon not having an office or practising as a therapist professionally, she is trained, and has been doling out plenty of free advice at her coffee house. Sharon recently tried to help Abby when she passed through, upset about Devon’s pending legal action, and seems to have a sixth sense for when people need an ear.
Sharon, meanwhile, was taken aback to see how her husband Rey connected with Chelsea in Crimson Lights recently and may be feeling a little insecure in her marriage. She’s not the only one. Rey’s been noticing Sharon and Nick’s close bond, and feeling a little excluded, but he has no problem relating to Chelsea and her issues with Adam – and has even taken a shine to Connor.
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If storm clouds are on the horizon for Sharon and Rey, and Abby were to change her mind about allowing Devon shared custody, thus causing further strain in her marriage, the door might open for these two worlds to collide – and it wouldn’t be the first time.
Abby earned herself a slap across the face from Sharon after hooking up with her boyfriend Scott Grainger when they were trapped in a storage unit together. Now, we’re not suggesting that Sharon and Chance would end up having sex (although it would be soapy!), but might the two share a close moment that leads to a passionate, albeit forbidden, kiss?
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If Sharon and Chance got carried away in a moment of closeness, and the secret then came out (because they always do!) it would be a bit of karma for Abby, whose already unstable world would be rocked, and would likely be the final straw for Rey, thus freeing him up to get closer to Chelsea.
Would you be up for a soapy secret kiss that leads to a Young & Restless shake-up? Let us know in the comment section after browsing photos of Abby and Chance’s love story in the gallery below.
<p>Though Abby Newman (Hayley Erin here) was born on Easy Street to not one but two fabulously wealthy parents, her life was one hard knock after another.</p>
<p>First Abby (Darcy Rose Byrnes here) lost stepdad Brad Carlton (Don Diamont, now <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> playboy Bill Spencer) to a freak drowning accident.</p>
<p>Then Abby lost half sister Colleen to yet <em>another</em> freak drowning accident (at which point she was reunited with Dad, who’d apparently been hanging out underwater all that time like a super-ripped Casper). Despite all that waterborne tragedy, Abby was bound and determined to get…</p>
<p>Instead of just enjoying being richer than the rest us put together, Abby (then Emme Rylan) endeavored to become Genoa City’s own Paris Hilton. It didn’t go super well. On the plus side, the self-proclaimed Naked Heiress was never without a date on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>Virginal Chance (then John Driscoll) was finding out just how <em>much</em> women love a man in uniform. Though his heart belonged to Chloe Mitchell, he loaned out his body to Heather Stevens for just long enough to get his marriage plans shot down. </p>
<p>Abby (now Melissa Ordway) finally retired her little black book in 2015 when she tied the knot with handsome doctor Stitch Rayburn. If only he hadn’t been as attracted to the mother of the bride as he was to the bride herself. And if only he hadn’t had an unstable son who caused Abby to miscarry. And if only… Yeah, you get the idea. If only the deck hadn’t been stacked so high against their marriage succeeding.</p>
<p>… ’cause that was what Abby got when action figure Chance Chancellor (then Donny Boaz) saved her from a hostage situation at the Grand Phoenix, the hotel that she owned with half brother Nick’s on-again/off-again lovers, Chelsea Lawson and Phyllis Summers. (That’s Abby turning away in the back; she couldn’t bear to watch for fear that blood would be spilled on her freshly polished lobby floor.)</p>
<p>… and your enemy’s boyfriend closer? For a hot minute, it looked like Phyllis was going to take that approach to Abby’s beau. He was, as you can see, a man she could really look up to. But he soon made it clear that Victor and Ashley’s daughter was the only affluent knockout with whom he wanted to canoodle.</p>
<p>After a romantic ice-skating date, Chance and Abby decided to thaw out by making love for the first time. The one problem? Picking a room out of the many in her hotel in which to seal the deal.</p>
<p>Of all the potential obstacles there were to Abby’s relationship with Chance, one she never anticipated was his history with her half brother, Adam — a history that wound up getting her new honey shot. Upon recovering from his injury, Chance decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his life — however long or short that might be — with Abby. Do we really need to tell you that she accepted his proposal?</p>
<p>When Abby tied the knot with Chance (then Justin Gaston, Ordway’s real-life spouse), it was an eleganza extravaganza, the wedding of the century, nuptials so lavish, they wouldn’t be topped for… “Oo, Ashland Locke and Victoria Newman are getting hitched?!? Now, <em>this</em> will be something to see!”</p>
<p>Immediately, Abby and Chance wanted to start a family. “Not so fast,” said <span style="text-decoration: line-through">viewers</span> the fates. She soon learned that she couldn’t conceive. What’s more, Kids ’R’ Us doesn’t actually sell kids. So Mariah Copeland was recruited to act as the couple’s surrogate.</p>
<p>Again, Abby and Chance thought that they were the fast track to parenthood. “Not so fast,” <span style="text-decoration: line-through">viewers</span> the fates again told them. Turned out, he had too few swimmers to really make a splash, so to speak. So Devon Hamilton was recruited to make a, uh, donation to the cause.</p>
<p>Though Chance was called off on a top-secret mission, Abby went full-steam ahead with their baby-making plans, shower and all. Thankfully, everything went totally smoothly from that point on. As if! Everything went to hell in a handbasket. It wasn’t even a very nice basket.</p>
<p>Bad enough that Abby had to handle all of her and Chance’s great expectations on her own, but then a very-preggers Mariah went missing and was eventually revealed to have been kidnapped by Stitch, of all people. Somehow, in his twisted mind, he thought he could impress his ex by rescuing Mariah from… um… himself. Yeah, not a great plan, buddy.</p>
<p>Just in time for <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Bowie</span> Dominic to make his debut, Mariah was found and helped through labor by Abby and Devon. They also finally got her out of the orange sweater she’d been wearing for weeks. (Whew.)</p>
<p>No sooner than Abby had mastered the art of wrapping Dominic in so many blankets, you could hardly tell there was a baby in there, she was informed that Chance had been killed in the line of duty. In other words, she’d gone from newlywed to single parent in the time it takes us to add one plus one. With a calculator.</p>
<p>Since Chance’s body was never found following his supposed death, Abby refused to believe that he was really, much less most sincerely, gone. Instead, she bided her time, taking off for Italy, where he was “killed,” and talking to a box of his belongings — you know, as one will.</p>
<p>It would soon turn out that Abby’s skepticism was well-founded, as her “late” husband would be returned to her with a new face (that of Conner Floyd).</p>
<p>There was just one <em>teensy</em> problem. Chance refused to go home with Abby. He wanted to finish the mission that he’d already started. Which, if we were her, would have been our cue to say, “Uh, what about the mission you and I already started? His name’s Dominic, by the way.”</p>
<p>Eventually, Chance did wing his way back to Genoa City. But he brought with him more man pain than brown sweaters — and he had a <em>lot</em> of those. Still, Abby stood by him, suggesting counseling, antidepressants, laughing gas… whatever it took to perk up her hunky Debbie Downer.</p>
<p>By and by, Chance began to seem more like his old self. He and Abby even weathered the storm of a blink-and-you-missed-it health scare for Dominic like he’d just had the hiccups. In the background, however, real trouble was brewing.</p>
<p>What are the odds? Chance walked in on Abby “rearranging the sofa cushions” with Devon at the exact same moment as his girlfriend, Amanda Sinclair. Their reaction to the tawdry tableau could be best summed up by Bon Jovi: Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame; darlin’, you give love a bad name.</p>
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