Soap fans have had to deal with children dying in their soaps for 50 years or more and though it is heart wrenching and takes a long time to accept, they do because of the story lines that evolve from these incidents.
The Young and the Restless is in the midst of this type of story involving one of the best actors
in daytime, Billy Miller, who plays Billy Abbott. His sweet daughter who has just played the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ in a school play is lying in the street after being hit by a car. Billy was bringing Delia and her dog home from the play. He had to stop for ice cream for their celebration and Billy leaves Delia in the car while he runs into get the ice cream. Dash who has stopped twice to relieve himself barks to be let out again Delia opens the car door and Dash, dashes into the road. Of course, Delia runs after him and catches him on the side of the road.
Adam is driving very fast on this same road. All he can think of is his son who needs corneal transplants. When Dash runs into the road Adam swerves to avoid him, right into where Delia was sitting. Adam gets out of the car, sees that the dog is okay and drives off not knowing he has hit this adorable little girl.
The premise is being set, Delia dies and Billy and Chloe must decide whether or not they will donate Delias eyes to save baby Conner. Will they find out it was Adam driving the car that hit Delia? Will Delia be killed off, just as BJ’s heart was donated to save Maie on General Hospital?
How do you, the fans feel about this type of plot on the soaps to facilitate more story? Please let me know as we wait over the weekend to see how this all will play out.
The Young and the Restless can be seen weekdays on CBS at 12:30 p.m.