‘Young and the Restless’: Brytni Sarpy Debuts As Elena Dawson – Ana’s Secret Doctor

Young and the Restless actress Brytni Sarpy previewed her new character on the show, Elena Dawson who also happens to be a doctor. Fans were shocked when it first was announced that Sarpy, who previously had a recurring role on General Hospital, was heading to Y&R. While she couldn’t reveal too much about her character, Sarpy did explain her excitement for her new role.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Brytni Sarpy on CBS Set

Brytni Sarpy was still working at (and appearing on) General Hospital when Y&R announced that she landed a contract role on the CBS soap. Obviously, the announcement shocked GH fans. But, to be fair, her character Valerie Spencer had been dropped to recurring and wasn’t around too often.

She was brought into General Hospital tethered to the legacy Spencer family, but then the ABC soap seemed to struggle to find her a storyline. Her initial story drew backlash as she broke up a beloved couple for a time. Then, she was sidelined and seems to crop up as an accessory to other characters.

In a recent chat with CBS SID, Brytni Sarpy said she’s excited to head to the CBS soap. She told the soap mag she felt “really embraced”. She added that she was deeply encouraged by the other actors and appreciates that about the community of professionals she worked with on Young and the Restless and GH.

Y&R: Sarpy to Play New Doctor Elena Dawson

While Sarpy couldn’t say much about her Young and the Restless role, she did offer the character name – Elena Dawson. She goes from a detective in Port Charles to a doctor in Genoa City. Sarpy explained Elena Dawson and her old role of Valerie had some similarities.

It appears as thought Sarpy’s introduction as Elena comes with a brand new story. Brytni Sarpy refused to divulge anything else. This sounds like an exciting new opportunity for the gorgeous young actress. Sounds like someone in town needs a doctor stat. Ana Hamilton (Loren Lott) consults her, but why does Devon’s sister need a doc?

Young and the Restless Spoilers: New Writer Makes Changes

It appears as though new head writer Josh Griffith was behind this new character Elena Dawson. While Y&R fans grew weary of Mal Young dragging new faces into town and exiling legacy characters, this is the work of the new guy. Dr Elena Dawson is be his first addition to the character canvas.

So, that’s promising. Brytni Sarpy hopes fans will embrace her. Griffith also brought back fan favorites including Doug Davidson (AKA Paul Williams). Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) is back soon too. Plus, legacy families are increasingly in the spotlight again on Young and the Restless actress Brytni Sarpy reveals her new character Dr Elena Dawson as head writer Josh Griffith’s first character addition

The new guy also resurrected JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) to end that dragging plot. So now, Brytni Sarpy heads to GC as Elena Dawson. Her first episode date should be coming soon, but what will Elena do in town? She might care for the liver transplant ladies who get surgery soon. We’ll find out soon enough on the CBS soap. So stay tuned to see the debut of Elena Dawson.

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Julia Mehalko

I grew up watching soap opera after soap opera with my mother -- and the habit has yet to disappear. Now, in between my daily daytime drama addiction, I also get to write about it.