Young And The Restless’ 7 Most Unbelievable Plot Twists
A plot twist is defined as an unexpected change in the direction of a storyline. A plot twist can not only change the angle of a soap story, but it can also change and evolve the characters within it. When it comes to Genoa City, there have been numerous twists and turns in the storylines. Some have been expected, while others not so much. Below are the seven most unbelievable Young and the Restless (Y&R) plot twists.
7. The Marco Annicelli Storyline And Character Deaths
While drug lord Marc Annicelli trotted around as Jack Abbott, he caused a lot of chaos in Genoa City. Y&R fans could probably see once Jack returned, he and Phyllis would have to iron out some major issues in their relationship in order to move forward, especially since Phyllis was intimate with Marc while he was posing as Jack. What fans didn’t foresee was Annicelli’s involvement with the killings of Austin Travers and Courtney Sloane. While doing Victor’s bidding, Marco also had police officer Detective Harding in his back pocket. When Austin learned about the illegal doings of Annicelli, he got the axe and then Courtney suffered the same fate shortly after.
6. Adam Screws Over Sharon
In 2011, Sharon and Adam were pretty smitten. Sharon went to great lengths to prove her man was innocent of the murder charges that were against him. While everyone thought Skye Lockhart was dead, it turned out she was alive. As Sharon tried to gather some proof around this, Lockhart ended up falling in a volcano. Good news was that Adam was cleared of the charges, but now Sharon was being pinned for Skye’s murder. Months later, Adam would find the evidence to clear Sharon, but felt wronged by her when she faked her own death and assumed a new life to escape jail, so he destroyed the proof. What’s even more unbelievable about this story is the fact that Sharon’s nemesis Phyllis was the one to step forward and clear her name in the end.
5. Nikki Kills Diane
In 2011, resident bad girl Diane Jenkins was found dead in a local stream. Classic ‘who dunnit’ storyline was launched and everyone in Genoa City became a suspect. Diane had very few allies in town which made things hard, but what made it even worse was that the person who did it was also the one person nobody suspected. It turned out to be Nikki Newman, who has battled an alcohol addiction for years. The murder was accidental as Nikki acted in self-defense.
4. Adam Poses As Gabriel Bingham
Adam Newman seems to have nine lives. Not only was he able to escape criminal charges, he also escaped death. In 2014, Adam “died” after a car crash that resulted in an explosion. But as it turned out, he wasn’t really dead. He was able to get reconstructive surgery to look like another man, Gabriel Bingham, and then assumed his identity. The fact that fate allowed for Adam to stumble upon the Bingham mansion, and have the same bone structure and build as Gabriel to pull of this rouse is unbelievable to say the least. Alas, Adam was eventually found out, only to wind up dead again two years later. Ironically, he died this second time after a cabin he was in exploded.
3. Daisy And Ryder Stir Up Genoa City
Sheila had a long obsession with Lauren Fenmore and no matter what she did to shake Carter, the villainess always came back to haunt her. After Sheila’s (last) death, it was shocking to say the least when Daisy Carter strolled into town to ruin Lauren’s life. She manipulated situations to make Lauren look bad, tried to mess up her marriage with Michael, and even kidnapped her. In a crazy twist of events, it ended up that Daisy (and her twin Ryder) were actually the offspring of Sheila and Tom Fisher, Kevin Fisher’s evil father. Sheila’s unknown pregnancy was a nice little plot twist fans did enjoy.
2. Victor Gets Colleen’s Heart
When Colleen Carlton passed away in 2009, Y&R fans were devastated. After all, the poor girl had been suffering a lot lately thanks to Victor Newman’s schemes. If drowning in the same lake as her father wasn’t ironic enough, Colleen’s heart seemed to fit as a perfect match for Victor, who happened to be in the same hospital suffering from a heart attack and needed a new one. Colleen was declared brain dead upon arrival, but Traci made that difficult decision to take her off of life support and pass on her heart so that Victor could be saved.
1. Genoa City Doppelgangers
Not only was Adam Newman lucky enough to slip into Gabriel Bingham’s life and have reconstructive surgery to look like him … there have been many plot twists that have involved Genoa City doppelgangers. First, there was that time that Sheila Carter had surgery to wreak havoc on Lauren Fenmore by posing as her BFF Phyllis Summers. Then of course, Jack dealt with Marco Annicelli running around as him back in 2015. Even Katherine Chancellor had one by the name of Marge Catrooke that was merged into storylines in the late ‘80s and 2008. Who knew a waitress, who looked exactly like the richest woman in town, existed only a few miles away?