The more things change....
Fans of The Young and the Restless have complained for several years about the lack of airtime for longtime characters but CBS execs refuse to listen. Executive producer Josh Griffith promised in 2019 to bring back the glory days in Genoa City but has done everything but. Viewers have been waiting to see more of Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (Tracey E Bregman) Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart), and Chloe Mitchell Fisher but it has not happened. . The two couples are at times shown together at Crimson Lights but are not involved in storylines of their own. Based on what spoilers are projecting it looks viewers are in for more of the same. Michael disappeared in Peru and although it has only been a few days in Genoa City time LeBlanc's character has not been on screen for the past three weeks. This sparked rumors that perhaps Ashland Locke (Robert Newman) had murdered Michael. Next week the former DA will be back in town and in his usual position. It seems that the more things change the more they remain the same, Michael, Lauren, Kevin, and Chloe will get together at Crimson lights and discuss recent events. Spoilers don't say with certainty whether or not Michael discusses his ordeal but he probably will.
Where was Michael and how did he escape?
Michael disappeared after sending Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) evidence that Ashland Locke ( Robert Newman ) paid Peruvian doctors to about his receiving cancer treatment. Y&R viewers are as anxious as Lauren to find out where Michael was why he stopped communicating and how he made his way back to Genoa City. Fans also would like to know the fate of the two Peruvian doctors. Did Ashland have them kidnapped and did he order their release after the Newman intervention or did Victor's men find him and bring him home? Perhaps there is another explanation for why Michael was MIA. At some point, he must report to Victor and may give him details that are kept from his family. Spoilers indicate that Ashlandis still inGenoa City for now so he and Michael will probably run into one another which should be interesting. Victor is supposed to have a plan he is working on to put the final nail in his son-in-law's coffin but it's not been revealed whether or not Michael will be a part of it. Lauren probably does not want her husband to have anything to do with Victor's vendetta.
Fans want the Baldwin/Fisher family front and center
The Young and the Restless viewers do not desire the Baldwin/Fisher families at Crimson lights only for them to immediately disappear. Michael and Lauren are never shown at home and no one even knows where Kevin and Chloe live. They moved out of the Chancellor's mansion just before Abby Newman Chancellor moved in, Kevin, Chloe, and Esther Valentine (Kate Lender) would have been more interesting to watch if they and remained living in the grand home than Abby and Chance Chancellor (Conner Floyd) have been. Michael and his family should be shown at home just like the Newmans and Abbotts. Viewers will be paying close attention to see what happens. Y&R has two new characters Allie Nguyen ( Ke[sey Wang) and Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters), Fans are saying on social media that they don't mind new characters being introduced but not at the expense of veteran fan favorites. Some Y&R fans were concerned that Michael had been written out of the show like Doug Davidson who portrayed Paul Williams but now know he will return. Both LeBlanc and Rikaart are currently working on other projects which might impact how much screentime they get. Christian is portraying Big Daddy in an off-Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in New York. He has also been spending time in New Orleans overseeing renovations on his home that sustained damage from a hurricane. Greg is portraying Leo Stark on NBC's Days of Our Lives. Be on the lookout for updates related to Michael Baldwin and his family.
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