‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Devon Treated Lily Too Harshly?

The Young and the Restless viewers know Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) will spend the next 12 months in prison for vehicular homicide. She will also be required to pay $50,000 and lose her driver’s license for two years. The question on everyone’s mind: Was the verdict just? Did Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) treat Lily Winters a little too harshly?

How Did We Get Here?

Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan) and Lily Winters were enemies for years. Hilary cheated on Lily’s father, Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) with her brother Devon. Hilary and Devon Hamilton eventually married but the relationship ended when Hilary once again lied to her husband.

The physical attraction between Hilary and Devon only grew after the divorce, as did the intense anger and resentment between Lily and Hilary. It was this strong mix of emotions which ultimately led to Hilary’s death.  While the car crash was unintentional, Devon Hamilton made a strong argument in court that Lily Winters had wanted Hilary out of the picture for years.  Most Y&R fans will agree that she didn’t mean to kill Hilary and her unborn child but her actions did, in fact, cause the accident.

‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Devon Hamilton Treated Lily Winters Too Harshly

The loss of Hilary and his baby devastated Devon Hamilton. He used every opportunity to belittle Lily with hateful words and deeds after Hilary’s death. In an act of revenge, he fired her from the family company. He told her couldn’t stand to work with her any longer

During sentencing, he urged the judge to give Lily the maximum sentence possible, 20 years in prison. Young and the Restless spoilers hint his motivation is to seek justice for his dead wife and baby against his sister.  However, was heHe too harsh?  Grief is a powerful emotion but many fans feel Devon Hamilton went too far in his quest to see her pay for her actions.  While he did have a change of heart in the final moments of the hearing it could be argued too little, too late.

What Will Happen Next?

Young and the Restless spoilers have reported that Cristal Khalil has moved  to recurring status on the show. While this means less screen time for Lily, it is anyone’s guess as to where the storyline will go from here.  During Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) incarceration he was still seen several times a week.

Several questions remain. Will Lily and Devon’s relationship be saved?  While it is hurtful to see a brother and sister pitted against each, are you Team Lily or Team Devon?



Was Devon correct in his need for revenge- Did Lily deserve prison time?


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