‘Young and the Restless’ – Christel Khalil Return Signals Lily’s Prison Release?

Young and the Restless spoilers is happy to report that Christel Khalil (who plays Lily Ashby) is back on set. She has begun filming new scenes and is seen on-screen in the New Year. Could her return mean an early release from prison for Lily?

Young and the Restless Spoilers –Christel Khalil Returns As Lily Ashby

Fans of the Young and the Restless know Christel requested a move to recurring status on Y&R in August of this year. She asked for the change in status to pursue new opportunities. During her recent absence, Christel appeared in the Lifetime movie, Sorority Stalker.

Young and the Restless spoilers show Lily Ashby last appeared on the show on October 26. She transferred to a different prison due to threats from other inmates. Her co-star, Daniel Goddard (who portrays her onscreen husband, Cane Ashby) announced on Instagram that Christel was back on set filming upcoming scenes.

Christel’s History On Young and the Restless

Christel Khalil joined the Young and the Restless in 2002 but left briefly in 2005.  She has guided the character of Lily Ashby from rebellious teenager to a dedicated mother and model. While driving, Lily and Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan) got into a horrible argument that caused Lily to become distracted and crash. Unfortunately, Hilary and her unborn baby died due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Lily received a 12-month prison sentence due to her actions. Even while incarcerated, she appeared on-screen often before moving to a prison further from Genoa City. After two months off-screen let’s hope she will be out of prison and back into the thick of things.

Ashby/Hamilton Family Suffering

The Ashby and Hamilton families have suffered due to Lily’s absence. Cane even suggested moving the family to be closer to her. Ultimately, Lily’s father, Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) moved to offer support to her. Now that Christel is back on set Young and the Restless fans can hope an early release is in her future!

Lily’s brother Devon’s (Bryton James) continued use of drugs and alcohol as well as pulling away from his family hint at a big crash soon. Perhaps Ana Hamilton (Loren Lott) and Lily can join forces in an attempt to save Devon. For Young and the Restless viewers who are longing to see Christel Khalil on-screen don’t miss an episode in the New Year as her future is revealed.

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