‘Young and the Restless’ Leak: Cane to Be Killed off So No Comeback for Bad Boy?

Young and the Restless leaks from the set suggest bad boy Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) might be killed off-screen, eliminating hopes of a comeback for him. An insider from the CBS soap opera set says that there’s a plan to rid Y&R of the master schemer once and for all.

Young and the Restless Spoilers & Rumors: Cane Ashby to Be Killed Off?

The source at Y&R says that they’re talking about killing off Cane Ashby but doing it off-screen. The source says that this plot suggestion came directly from head writer Josh Griffith, but nothing’s set in stone yet.

It seems pretty strange for Young and the Restless writers to kill someone they’ve already axed from the show. Perhaps the idea of getting rid of Cane is to let Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) fully move on with her life. However, Lily’s involved with another scoundrel already.

With Young and the Restless spoilers having Lily getting with Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson), that might be awkward. Billy and Cane Ashby aren’t biological brothers but were thought to be at one point. Still, it’s pretty strange her getting with quasi-brothers. Maybe that’s the motive.

Young and the Restless: Colin Atkinson (Tristan Rogers) - Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) - Jill Abbott (Jess Walton)

Daniel Goddard’s Gone Off Y&R Over a Year

The last time Young and the Restless viewers saw Cane Ashby was November 2019. So it’s been more than a year since Lily’s ex-husband was in town. Things got awkward when Cane wound up with Devon Hamilton’s (Bryton James) wealth. That was thanks to false info about Kay Chancellor.

In the end, Colin Atkinson (Tristan Rogers) did the dirty deed on Young and the Restless. Now, Jill Abbott’s (Jess Walton) supposedly done with that rogue. And Cane left town under a cloud of shame. He’s been MIA since. Daniel expressed shock that he was written out.

In October, the Young and the Restless actor revealed he’d been released. Then, Daniel confirmed his final airdate as Cane Ashby. And the Ashby twins haven’t been around since either. But, it’s a soap, so there’s always hope for a return. However, this Y&R rumor could change that.

Young and the Restless: Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard)

Will Young and the Restless Kill Cane Off-Screen?

So, the Y&R source said that the writers are mulling an unseen death for Cane Ashby. That would mean no more Daniel Goddard — unless they did an evil twin twist or back from the dead plot later. The behind-the-scenes source did say this was just an idea they were considering.

So, will this Young and the Restless rumor come true? Our source also said that Josh Griffith reportedly offended several female cast members at the CBS soap. Reportedly, he said they brought Sally Spectra because no other characters had what it takes to face down Summer Newman.

Young and the Restless dropped more than 600k year-over-year as 2020 closed. However, they perked up a little since then. So, perhaps the writers hope killing off Cane Ashby would boost ratings. We’ll update you when we hear more on this Y&R rumor.

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