A lot of things have happened in The Young and The Restless not just on screen but off screen as well. The soap made the headlines with the recent departure of former boss Mal Young. Since leaving the helm of the show, several cast members have voiced their opinions, and one of them is Melody Thomas Scott.
However, what she had to say had less to do with Young and more about Doug Davidson whose character, Paul Williams, was written off by their former boss. Melody is asking for her long-time scene partner to be brought back to Genoa City.
The actress posted on Twitter how she misses her “first and forever-classic Genoa City partner in crime” and that she wants him back on the show. Many people, both viewers and cast members, were caught off guard when Doug, who’s already a veteran on the soap, was written off by Mal Young. The actor was a fan favorite and a leading male character in the show, which is why his exit was considered as a senseless move.
Doug Davidson confirmed that his character was written off and his contract was not renewed. Now that Mal Young is gone, several cast members including Melody Thomas Scott are requesting his return. Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman in Y&R also made known that he wants to see his friend “Dougie” back. He also expressed his sentiments when Davidson was axed.
He posted on Twitter, “I normally don’t express my opinions reg the casting on Y&R! That’s the privilege of those who produce the show! However, this is a time when I have to make an exception! I’m still on vacation, hence my comment comes a little late: to let DOUGIE DAVIDSON GO is an egregiousmistaje”.
Today and every day we remember an unforgettable member of the #YR family. From his time in Genoa City to the moments behind-the-scenes on set, Kristoff St. John will always be in our hearts. ❤️ Please join us in sending love to the incredible man behind Neil Winters. pic.twitter.com/9QrLzhCQPs
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) February 8, 2019
Davidson was not the only character who was written off the show during the reign of their former executive producer and head writer Mal Young. Despite his claims that the show is heading towards the right direction, long-standing fans were unhappy with the storylines during his tenure. They disapproved when several veteran fan favorites were given less screen time and when legacy families were dismantled.
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