5 Things We Don’t Want When ‘Young and the Restless’ New Episodes Return – Traci With Cane and More

Young and the Restless may return to shooting in June, and we’ve got some suggestions for what we do not want when it comes back, starting with Cane Ashby and Traci Abbott. Look and see if you agree with our five plots we’d like to never see again on Y&R on CBS daytime.

#1 Traci Abbott Mooning Over Cane Ashby on Young and the Restless

Y&R rubbed viewers the wrong way, introducing a romance between Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) and Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard). It wasn’t the Traci-Cane age difference – it was the fact that Cane’s a creepy scammer. And Traci deserves better. Plus, there was no chemistry there.

You could tell the Young and the Restless actors weren’t committed to Traci Abbott falling for Cane Ashby. So, by all means, write a romance for Traci – but not with Cane. It would be nice to have lots more scenes for Traci Abbott – but please not with Cane Ashby ever again. Please.

#2 Kyle Abbott Back with Lola on Y&R

Many Young and the Restless watchers found Kyle Abbott’s (Michael Mealor) romance with Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle) a snoozefest. He’s much more fun paired with Summer Newman (Hunter King). As for Lola, she and Abbott outcast Theo Vanderway (Tyler Johnson) seems a good match.

Let’s keep fingers crossed that Young and the Restless writers leave Kyle scheming with Summer to take over Genoa City as a power pair. As for Lola, let her explore something with bad boy Theo. And please, please, no love triangle with Lola, Kyle, and Summer…

#3 Billy Abbott’s DID Gum Chewing Alter-Ego

One thing that Young and the Restless seems to miss the mark on is mental illness. Aside from Sharon’s bipolar disorder, they’ve done it poorly more than once. We don’t need to see more of Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) manically chewing gum and talking to himself in his head.

Remember, Young and the Restless had him going wacko, then suddenly “cured” him. It was all so disjointed and awful that we never need to go there again. Billy Boy can still be a troublemaking compulsive gambler – that’s fine. Just leave out his Trident-loving Killer Billy alter-ego. Thanks.

#4 Cricket Going After The Mustache Obsessively

Another tiresome Young and the Restless storyline is Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell) trying to take down Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Her obsession with ruining the Newmans is fine – but she never gets anywhere with it. So, it’s an exercise in futility.

Looking back on Young and the Restless, it’s hard to see when Cricket last had a watchable plot. Her endless vendetta with the legacy family’s a waste of airtime since she’ll never win. But with the plot bubbling about Adam killing someone, it seems likely to crop up again. Ick.

#5 Victor Cheating on Nikki on Young and the Restless

Another thing Y&R fans don’t want to see is Victor hooking up with someone else. He and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) are happily married, but still creating drama. So, it’s working. The last time Victor cheated, it was with the doctor at the prison. And it was disturbing.

As for Nikki on Young and the Restless, her other love interest Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) is never going to win her from Victor. So, why not just leave Nikki and Victor alone to bicker about their kids, but otherwise let them serve as matriarch and patriarch coping with their grown children?

While B&B should be the first soap to resume shooting, it now seems likely that Y&R might be the next to film new episodes. In the meantime, let’s hope the writers are using this downtime to retool plots and make the show better – like in its glory days. Be sure to visit us on Twitter and Facebook and share your thoughts.

Expect to see Young and the Restless spoilers for new plots from Soap Dirt as soon as they get back to filming.