Daytime television has to stay interesting to keep viewers tuned in each day. As a result, sometimes a major character is put in mortal danger or even dies (but with soap operas, nothing is definitive). There have been many instances in the past where characters experience near death or have disappeared entirely to be presumed dead. But viewers are never really sure if someone is dead or whether they will make a recovery and re-appear later on down the line. Here are a few instances where characters have come back to life on The Young and the Restless:
7. Phillip Chancellor III
The love child of Jill and Phillip Chancellor, Phillip III was a controversial character from the get-go. As he grew up, he appeared as an adult on the show who developed a drinking problem. After an office party, Phillip was driving drunk and killed in an accident. At least that is what the viewers believed. It turns out, Phillip’s accident was a suicide attempt where he faked his own death and moved to Australia to live as Lanley until he reappeared on the show years later. His return was shrouded in mystery and controversy when he had Cane get close to his family to fill the void of losing him. He returned to reunite with his son Chance. Once Chance was put into witness protection, Phillip returned to Australia to live on with his second life. Will he be back? Only time will tell.