‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Kate Linder Back to Y&R – Esther Comforts Billy?

Young and the Restless spoilers show Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) is back to Y&R soon. She was last seen in July 2018. After proposing to Phyllis at the doomed Shick wedding, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) was stunned by the cheating reveal from the altar so will heartbroken and fragile Billy Abbott run home to the Chancellor mansion for comfort?

Young and the Restless Spoilers – Kate Linder Back As Esther Valentine

Long-time fan favorite Kate Linder returns to the Young and the Restless as Esther Valentine soon. Kate took to social media to share the good news with fans. Kate Linder was first hired in 1982 for a one-day, one-line role. The actress remained on recurring status until 1985 and then moved to a full-time contract.

In the beginning, the character had no name. Jeanne Cooper, (aka Katherine Chancellor), began calling her “Esther” and it stuck. CBS hosted a national contest to decide Esther’s surname. The public chose Valentine and Diamond. Linder ultimately chose Valentine. Esther’s last big storyline involved Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson). That was for the  failed wedding to Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart).

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Heartbroken Billy Abbott Back To The Chancellor Mansion?

Esther Valentine has been stoking the home fires at the Chancellor estate alone for a while now. Her return could signal Billy Abbott’s return to the mansion? Billy spent time and money remodeling the mansion but then didn’t stay too long. Young and the Restless spoilers hint Billy now knows the truth about the one-night stand between Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow).

Unfortunately, Billy Abbott just proposed to Phyllis before Sharon dropped that truth bomb. Even though Phyllis accepted his proposal, the couple’s future is uncertain. Billy still has a stint in rehab to come. After that, Esther may invite him to come back to the Chancellor estate so she can take care of him for Jill Atkinson (Jess Walton).

What Will Happen Next with Kate Linder on Y&R?

Young and the Restless fans would love to see Esther back for the long-term with an actual storyline. Instead, she’s often running after Jill, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard), or whoever else shows up on her doorstep. Do you miss watching Kate’s wonderful and often comedic portrayal of Esther Valentine?

Genoa City could use a little humor to offset the death, infidelity, illness, and addiction that has been front and center lately. The timing has Kate Linder back as Esther Valentin for November sweeps. That’s excellent timing for the big family holiday and a sad Billy Abbott with his return from rehab.

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