‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Rey Pushes Paul Williams Out As Genoa City Police Chief?

As Young and the Restless fans know, Paul Williams (Doug Williams) is leaving Genoa City for good. Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) showed up in Genoa City as a mystery man on a mission.  Viewers now have confirmation he is a detective. Paul’s departure is perfectly timed for Rey to take the top spot at GCPD.

Paul Williams Deserved Better

Doug Davidson’s (portrayer of Paul Williams) contract was not renewed in January after 40 years playing the beloved character. To add insult to injury, his recurring status also ends this month.  Davidson has been open with fans about his feelings about his departure. To say it came as a shock would be an understatement.

So many recent storylines have involved Paul Williams in his role as police chief and many are still in play. Rey Rosales’ arrival is the only thing that makes sense to help understand this sudden departure of a soap opera great. It would seem that Paul will not even get a grand send-off. Davidson shared that he only taped two more scenes that have yet to air. Neither will give closure to this 40-year career.

However, only time will tell what Paul Williams’ departure will mean for his lovely wife Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell). Since Paul’s departure will most likely not even be mentioned on the show,  Christine could continue to make storyline dictated appearances with little mention of her husband.  Both Paul Williams and Doug Davidson deserved better.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Rey Rosales Pushes Paul Williams Out As Genoa City Police Chief?

It would seem Rey Rosales has taken over the case of J.T. Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) disappearance. Young and the Restless spoilers show that Paul was nowhere around when Rey arrested Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) at Dark Horse’s opening.  Rey even sat behind Paul’s desk as he questioned Nick. While Paul’s nameplate was still visible it would seem it wouldn’t long before the office belongs to Rey.

With the evidence including an eye-witness in hand ,it is likely Rey Rosales makes this arrest stick. He has also been successful in getting closer to the major players in J.T.’s death. Y&R spoilers have shown Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni), Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) have all been a lot more jumpy since Rey arrived in town. Maybe he deserves the job as Chief. However, it would seem Genoa City is big enough for both Paul and Rey to remain front and center

Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Next In Genoa City

The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that Rey Rosales’ arrest of Nick will lead to a confession. Nick admits pretending he was J.T., used his credit cards and tried to destroy Newman Enterprises. The question is can he prove he wasn’t work with J.T. while he was doing it.

Therefore, Brittany Hodges (Lauren Woodland) will have her work cut out for her as she tries to get Nick out of this latest mess. However, she does have a trick up her sleeve. Now that Nick has immunity will Rey Rosales have egg on his face after his big public arrest of Nick? It would seem an apology is in order.

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Heather Brueck

I have been hooked on the soaps for many years. I still remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as she watched her “stories”. Today, ‘Bold and Beautiful’ and ‘Young and the Restless’ keep me glued to my set. My love of all things soap coupled with my love of writing makes me a perfect fit with the Soap Dirt team.