The best thing about soap operas is that they are full of surprises — whether it’s a new love affair, an adventure for new heroes or heroines to embark on or just the good old fashioned fun of an old character who has returned to the show. Fans of daytime drama love to be shocked with larger-than-life plot twists. For those who tune into The Young and the Restless (Y&R), Genoa City is certainly no exception when it comes to intriguing plot twists. Below are five of the biggest Y&R plot twists to hit the popular daytime soap.
5. Who IS Cane Ashby?
In 1989, Phillip Chancellor III died as a result of a drinking and driving accident and Y&R fans were devastated. Fast forward some years (thanks to bad dreams on Katherine Chancellor’s part) to a séance with Sylvia Brown, it was revealed that Kay actually switched Jill’s baby and the Phillip who died in 1989 was not really Phillip Chancellor III. Enter: Cane Ashby, Jill’s (apparent) real son. Now that in itself is enough to hit this plot twists list, there is still more to the story. While the ladies of Genoa City fell to Cane’s feet, Ashby got adjusted nicely to having Jill as his momma. It was undeniably a massive plot twist when it was revealed that Phillip had not died all those years earlier. In fact, Cane was not Jill’s long-lost son, he was merely hired by the real Phillip to pretend to be him, so he could keep the fact that he was alive from his family because it turned out Phillip wanted to escape the life he was living, so he could cover up being gay.