“The Young and the Restless” spoilers tease that Bethany (Chrishell Stause) will continue to stir up trouble. The casting call hinted that she was going to be a wild one and we’ve certainly seen that playing out on screen. Bethany has a dangerous side and she likes to do things her own way. Life seems like an adventure for Bethany and that could give us a clue to her past.
Sooner or later, all good soap characters get backstories. It may not happen right away, but Y&R has no choice but to explain details if they’re going to keep someone around. “The Young and the Restless” viewers like to know who they’re dealing with. We want to find out why these people act the way they do.
Once Bethany’s history eventually becomes clear, what will we learn about this free and fun gal? It’s possible that Bethany has ties to a character already on canvas. That’s pretty common when it comes to newbies. A family connection could help Bethany move beyond an intro storyline. Y&R could make a few updates and dig deeper.
However, Bethany’s introduction might provide a clue about what’s ahead. She supposedly had a crush on Billy (Jason Thompson) when she was working at On the Boulevard. Bethany is a cute, sassy woman who’s always up for a good time. She could obviously have her pick of men, but she remembered Billy and chose to go after him.
Is there a reason for that? Is Bethany trying to con Billy or was she just that hung up on him? There are some similarities between Bethany and Chelsea here. When Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) first came on the scene, she was a con artist who singled out Billy.
Chelsea ended up having Billy’s baby and signing over her parental rights. Chelsea’s mom, Anita (Catherine Bach), was also a con artist. She spent years teaching her daughter the tricks of the trade.
Anita never mentioned having another daughter, but she was a con! She’s bound to have some secrets, right? Anita kept the identity of Chelsea’s father to herself for years. It’s not like she’s always been honest with Chelsea.
For all we know, Bethany could be a fraternal twin that was thought to be dead or was given up for adoption. This is “The Young and the Restless” we’re talking about. They do stuff like that all the time.
Then again, Anita may have had Bethany before Chelsea. She could’ve signed over parental rights to someone just like Chelsea did. Anita might’ve swept another kid under the rug due to circumstances we aren’t aware of.
Maybe Bethany knows the truth and has kept quiet. She might be a con as well. Bethany could want revenge for being the forgotten daughter and sister. You just never know in the soap world.
At some point, Bethany will move beyond the Billy bubble and start interacting with other characters. Melissa Claire Egan and Chrishell Stause are actually close friends, but they might enjoy a chance to play sparring sisters on screen. They even share similar features, so that’s a bonus.
Imagine Adam (and Chrishell’s real-life boyfriend, Justin Hartley,) getting caught in the middle of all this. It could be soapy fun! Would you be up for a secret sister reveal? The news could really shake up Genoa City. Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest “Young and the Restless” spoilers, updates and news.