The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that a decision has been made by TPTB at Y&R affecting Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe). Just as adversaries have been ostracized across the globe across history, so too can the seamy shadow of politically motivated decisions be seen in the soap industry. So are outside factors affecting Elizabeth’s Hendrickson’s (Chloe) contract status and is that change connected to an Adam Newman (as played by adult actors Justin Hartley, Michael Muhney and Chris Engen) blacklist?
The one-year contract Hendrickson inked upon her return to the cast last year (2016) expires this spring. The Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Hendrickson’s deal apparently hasn’t been extended, which could indicate that the actor wants to pursue other projects. However, considering Y&R cast choices that have been made in recent years, it’s fair to explore the possibility that a politically motivated business decision is influencing Chloe’s viability in Genoa City.
Hartley’s run as Adam went smoothly. Yes, his initial hire was questioned, as Muhney fans wanted that actor to resume his iconic role. However, Y&R wrote this character in a softer direction, Hartley’s work was consistently appealing and he quickly secured and maintained support from a large segment of the viewing audience.
It became possible to be both a Muhney fan and a Hartley champion. Muhney backed that mind set by offering his support of Hartley’s efforts. Hartley’s self-deprecating personality and smart social media interactions allowed his distinctly different version of Adam Newman to be judged on its own merits. While chided initially about this matter, fair-minded fans acknowledge that the previous Y&R regime made a wise recast.
However, a new regime now rules Genoa City. Whether executive producer Mal Young and or co-executive producer Sally Sussman are purposely blacklisting the Adam character can’t be fully proven, if true. Whether certain cast members (potentially Eric Braeden, Victor Newman) have influence over hiring decisions is unconfirmed, but hardly inconceivable. But how does this relate to Hendrickson and her Chloe character one might rightly ask?
Hendrickson originally joined the cast in 2008, which was long before the current regime was installed. She therefore doesn’t represent one of the current Y&R power structure’s choices. That, in and of itself, hardly means that she’s being booted now. Just as is the case in any workplace, a worker who wasn’t hired by the current boss(es) can be seen as expendable. Using that theory, Hendrickson is a casualty of politics surrounding the Adam character.
Viewers saw Chloe shoot Adam with a dart gun. So they know she’s currently hiding that fact from everyone. Chloe isn’t the only unjailed criminal walking among the masses in Genoa City. But writing this particular character out would allow Adam to remained buried. As for the Bella (Cali May Kinder) paternity matter; It’s resolvable at any point before Chloe exits and completely independent of the Adam arc.
Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) took off her wedding ring and has moved on to Nick. Pictures of Hartley are still being shown, but appear to be offered as pure reminders of the past. And Chloe-gone means no unresolved open Adam murder (or attempted murder) mystery. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Young and the Restless. Check back regularly for Y&R spoilers and news! Come and join in the LIVE discussion on our Facebook Page!