Young and the Restless could be back to work filming this week, and we’ve heard there’s a chance Danny Romalotti (Michael Damian) might be back in the mix. It’s been a minute since he was on the CBS soap, but could he return when they shake up couples in new Y&R episodes?
Who is Danny Romalotti on Young and the Restless?
Teenage Danny Romalotti came to Genoa City way back in 1980 as a singer from a family of con artists. He then married Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) after she got pregnant by her college professor. But she miscarried, and they split, then Danny’s rock star career exploded.
Young and the Restless later has Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell) fall for Danny Romalotti. Then, Cricket finished her law degree, and they were happy for a while. But, Danny’s touring damaged their marriage – and Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) drugged and supposedly slept with him.
So back then on Young and the Restless, Danny married Phyllis (then divorced and remarried her), and they raised the child who turned out not to be his bio-son. However, Danny Romalotti loved the kid and won custody of him. We last saw Danny at Kay Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) memorial and Danny Jr is grown now.
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Y&R Leak Says Michael Damian in Talks with CBS
Our Young and the Restless daytime source says that CBS daytime’s talking to Damian about reprising the role of Danny Romalotti. Remember, we previously reported that in new episodes, Y&R’s shaking up a lot of couples. Our source said no one but “Niktor” is safe.
Other Young and the Restless leaks from the source hinted Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) tries to win back Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan). That would leave Phyllis single. So, if Y&R brings back Danny, it might be to rekindle with Red. That could be fun.
While Young and the Restless remains the top-rated of the four soaps, there’s still pressure to win back viewers lost during the reruns. So, shaking up couples and bringing back a classic fan-favorite like Danny Romalotti would undoubtedly do that.
— Steve Barnes (@SBarnes) December 6, 2015
What Else Could Danny Do if he Comes Back to Young and the Restless?
There are other ways Danny Romalotti could stir the pot at Y&R. Danny could try to steal Cricket from Paul Williams (Doug Davidson). Or, he might be a sexy older-guy love interest for Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) if Phyllis pursued Chance Chancellor (Donny Boaz).
Young and the Restless should be the second soap to get back to work – if they film this week as planned. And they’ll be the third with new episodes – since Days never went to reruns and Bold restarts new episodes July 20.
We’ll update you on other Young and the Restless comings and goings with Michael Damian as Danny Romalotti. Let’s hope the CBS soap gets back to work this week, as planned. Then, it won’t be too long before new episodes air – and Bold is back next week!
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