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186 June 16th, 2015 Jessica Collins Says Farewell To The Cast and Crew Of Y&R On Her Final Tape Day! Shares With Fans: “One Of The Happiest Times In My Life Playing This Role”

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It was a bittersweet day for Jessica Collins and her fans as the talented actress wrapped-up her run as Avery Bailey Clark on The Young and the Restless taping her final episode on Tuesday.

Collins who decided to depart the series gave the cast and crew a fabulous lunchtime food truck at the CBS studios as a thank you and to show appreciation for her co-workers.

Later, when Collins finished up her day on the set, surrounded by cast and crew, Christian LeBlanc tweeted: @JessicaCollins knocks it out of the park on her last #YR day!!!”

Meanwhile, Jessica who has had such loyal Avery fans during her Genoa City run which began in 2011 thanked them with a heartfelt message on Twitter relating: “One of the happiest times of my life playing this role. Thank you all for your love and support. xoJ #LastDay #YR

Share your thoughts on knowing Jessica has left the building and the cast of The Young and the Restless. Will you miss Avery? Comment below.

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  1. Denise says:

    I’m really sadden to see her leave Y&R. I thought she played Avery beautifully. She had away of making you feel the way Avery was feeling in her scenes. I wish her lots of luck in her next career move. I will definitely be rooting for her.

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    Harry replied

    I agree, Denise.
    I also think she would be perfect to play the role of Sarah Weber, Lizzy’s big sister on GH.

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    Timmm replied

    Too old.

    Harry replied

    Ya think? I dunno–Jessica is kind of ageless. Rebecca Herbst (Lizzy) is about thirty nine and Jessica is about 43. As Lizzy’s big sister, she could work.
    Lizzy could use a moral compass right now after selling her soul to the Devil in order to keep Jason all to herself.

  2. Mary Campbell says:

    I am shocked and very sad to hear that Jessica Collins is leaving Y&R. This is very bad news. :(

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    Maryellen gentile replied

    Jessica never had a strong script. She is capable of do ing much more. no chemistry with Steve B. The Sharon pairing was good for Steve. She should go to GH and have a romance with Maurice .
    she was probably bored at work.

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  3. Connie says:

    I have just one question…………Why does she have to go!!!!! She is one of the best actresses on the show!!!!

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    Liz Lav replied

    What career is she pursuing?

    i will miss her!

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    Nanette replied

    I agree! I love her character. The writers screwed up again. I do not like Sharon and Dylan together. Yuk! When is cbs going to wake up and get a new writer. Y&R is not the show it once was.

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    y&r is getting boring replied

    I disagree. I really like Sharon & Dylan together!!

  4. Nanci says:

    So sad.
    Will miss her a lot.

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  5. su0000 says:

    Jessica was so much better than most the women on Y&R, I will miss her..
    The only time she irritated me was when she baking cupcakes (ya’ll know what I’m saying..

    ((I wish it would have been Sharon and Hunter that left never to return..
    Sad, when you can’t get what you want lol :)

    I wish Jessica the best,, I’m sure she will do well..

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    Nanci replied

    I was thinking the same thing – so many others I would have been happy
    to see leave instead of Avery! Sharon and Summer are at the top of my list,
    too. Have no use for either of those dumbos.

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    Harry replied

    Nanci, I agree with you about Summer. Yesterday she was whining to everyone how she didn’t want to be in the middle of the Abbott/Newman war. And yet she put her nose in it asking very nosy questions, interrogating Kyle, spying on the Abbotts and then reporting to Grandpa Mustache about what she learned.
    She doesn’t want to be in the middle and yet she does everything she can to put herself in the middle.
    Sharon? Love her. She’s the perfect soap vixen.

    Ruth replied

    Yes Summer not Avery. I am so tired of Summer’s horrible acting. Really why did you need to know about the Abbot business.

    Amanda replied

    Harry, I agree with you with your Sharon comment

    Liz Lav replied

    sharon stays summer leaves she does whines a lot!

    cat replied

    I am so sorry to see her go, She is an excellent actress but when they broke her and Dylan up she had no where to go. Wish her much success. .

    cat replied

    Definitely summer she is beyond annoying and has no place on the show.

    Brandy replied

    Wow why should anyone lose their job, i really dont understand how people can wish that on anyone! Sharon Case is a 20+ year vet and Hunter is a ypung girl and growing every day. Its sad Jessica lost her job as its never easy for anyone. I wish her all the success on her new ventures and really think they dropped the ball on letting her go its truly our loss.

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    Nanci replied

    Sharon and Summer are poorly written.

    Sharon can’t stand on her own 2 feet without
    a guy around, and Summer is forever whiny.

    Jessica, in my opinion,just outshines some others
    on the soap with her acting chops, too.

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Jessica didnt lose her job, she chose not to continue in it. Her choice.

    Harry replied

    Suooo, I have no idea what you’re talking about–cupcakes?
    In any case, I will miss Betty Crocker, attorney at law.
    She has been really demonstrating her acting prowess as of late showing us viewers how damn good and compelling she could be. It makes me a bit angry that they did not give her better material all this time. Initially she was posed to play second fiddle as Phyllis’s little sister and later she was forced into a relationship with Dylan despite the fact that she had no chemistry with Steve Burton.
    She’s a good actress and I get the feeling she is a sweetheart in real life. I am sorry to see her go.

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    Nanci replied

    I get that feeling, too…that she is a sweetheart in real life.

    Torqumada replied

    Does anyone have chemistry with Steve Burton? Anyone? The guy does a spot-on impersonation of a brick. I always found the ‘ stone cold ‘ moniker too apt.

    Dude has no sizzle, which is amazing given the number of truly talented and beautiful actresses he’s been paired with.

    Avery had zero storylines of interest. So sad.

    Timmm replied

    Sharon stays Summer goes!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    You dont think Steve had chemistry with Kelly Monaco as Sam? Are u serious???

    Amanda replied

    I agree with Eileen Hargis. That chemistry was amazing. One of my favvv tv couples!!!!!

    Nanette replied

    I am also tired of the character Sharon. Wrong actress left Y&R. A real shame and another sad loss for Y&R.

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  6. randy says:

    never got into the character of avery…she allways seemed so poorly written and teamed with guys that had little chemistry with her,,the only one she seemed to have a real connection with was michelle stafford,,,gina and her had no spark together what so ever,,,i did like her in scenes with peter bergman, and i think the writers totally missed the boat on that one ,,phylis wakes up comes home to avery engaged to jack,,,all the best to jessica in her new adventures,,,i think shes the smart one gettin off a sinking ship

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    Rebecca replied

    Avery wasn’t engaged to Jack, that was Kelly. Avery was married to Joe then divorced and engaged to Dylan (who is now with Sharon)

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    Jimmy replied

    What Randy is saying is that the writers missed the chance to pair Jack and Avery together, and have Phyllis wake up from her coma to find them engaged. So instead of Jack and Kelly together, it would (and should) have been Avery and Jack together.

    Cathy replied

    She was saying that would of been much better that y&r missed the boat on that one..

    randy replied

    yes rebecca i know that,,i was simply stateing the writrers missed the boat on what could have ben a great story with the pairing of avery and jack

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Randy was referring to what could have been written and I agree. It would have been really good watching her fight her sister for Jack.

    Rebecca replied

    Ughh read that wrong… sorry!

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    randy replied

    no worries all

    Nanette replied

    It is a sinking ship.

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  7. damien says:

    jessica was beautiful and talented, especially her last story being torn between dylan and joe and ultimately agonizing over joe s abuse!
    going to miss her no nonsense intelligent portrayal of the very few smart people in genoa city now that pratts writing everyone like a moron with no feelings or morals!
    hope she returns when a real head writer returns to write y n r!

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  8. robert says:

    I wish her the best. Y&R wasted her over the last 2 years in a horrible Dylan coupling,the one person she had no chemistry with. They definitely dropped the ball with her. I saw a spark with Peter Bergman,missed opportunity. The exit storyline has been awful.

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  9. Tammy says:

    Loved Avery and loved the potential for her and Joe before poor Joe got thrown under the writers bus. Will miss this character terribly…but the show must go on and I will continue to watch. Maybe one day Avery will be back! Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck to Jessica!

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  10. Patrick says:

    Jessica Collins: I had never seen your work prior

    congratulations

    you sizzled when you started

    your crimped hair… w/glasses… your legalese… sizzled.. you were commando

    how your character spiraled… but, then… so did Y&R

    an empty product… does not give

    I feel the same way about Cady McClain

    another headline…. will fake Peter Bergman… who is spiraling… with

    Jack Abbott… is in need of help
    Is Elieen Davidson ready?

    Eric Braedon… simply has to leave

    rid the waste

    Victor simply has to go… so many ventures, avenues, and outlets.. will transpire

    a ready mix of coop de ta will find their mark

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    I was agreeing with you till Eric. Just another moronic comment.

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  11. JUDY says:

    GOOD LUCK TO A BEAUTIFUL VERY TALENTED ACTRESS. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

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  12. JustSaying says:

    “Collins who decided to depart the series…”
    Are you serious? She decided to leave the show? I thought she was more or less forced out.

    Alright. Alright. If she decided to leave, then I wish her the best in all her endeavors. Just as long as she doesn’t suddenly show up at General Hospital like all the other actors that have left.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Her decision not to renew.

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  13. Vicki says:

    Avery was just window dressing for Phyllis. She was a nice character but didn’t have any real spark. The writing was on the wall for her once Michelle Stafford chose to leave-She lasted longer than I thought. She is a decent actress (not a powerhouse), I remember her from her days on Loving way back when. I am sure she will land on her feet. There was nowhere else for her to go on Y & R and I think she will be glad she is leaving. The show is a mess right now and a lot of it is NOT watchable.

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  14. Timmm says:

    I wish her well. I actually liked her character. I thought she was best with Nick BUT her best scene partner was Michael. When those to sat at Crimson and had coffee together and had a conversation it didnt appear as if they were acting, just hanging out as colleagues. I will assume that they are killing her off but I had hoped when she disappeared that she had just left town, giving her an option to return. I wish many other different actors would go before Jessica. But, as in life, the people you hate at work the most NEVER leave!

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    Harry replied

    Timm, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I loved Avery’s friendship with Adam. As you stated, it really felt like two friends sitting down to talk and there was a sense of mutual respect.
    Adam was protective of Avery in a big brother kind of way and he wanted nothing in return from her except for her friendship. She brought out the best in Adam.

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  15. Mo says:

    So glad to see Avery go. I never liked her. I also don’t think the actress vibed with the character or something. She didn’t have chemistry with anyone.

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    Timmm replied

    Her and Michael had Chemistry.

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  16. Jamesj75 says:

    Jessica is a great actress, no doubt! I didn’t care much for her character because she was saddled much of the time with a “dead wood” acting partner, Steve Burton.

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    Timmm replied

    Steve Burton seems like a nice guy. I loved him as ROBOJASON. On Y&R, he is a bust! Sorry Steve.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Timmm, I agree with you about the Y&R bust. I’m not a fan of his GH work either, but I know I am in the minority on this that. I thus won’t be knocking him anymore here. Take care.

  17. linda cannon says:

    R they gonna recast her love r as Avery every time they have someone good they get rid of them sad.

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  18. Gloria Zimmerman says:

    jessica will be missed :( . …….. Wish her well with her career .

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  19. Sandy says:

    I wish her well and hope she will tell us what she will be doing in the future. She was invested with her script but lacked passion with her on-screen men. Wonder if her role with be recasted?

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  20. Rob says:

    While I didn’t really like her at first, she quickly became a favorite of mine.

    theres a warmth to her that translated to the character.

    Hope she finds further success.

    Another good actor jumping off the Daytime Titanic.

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  21. PatF says:

    The character went downhill when Phelps came aboard and paired her with Dylan, otherwise I enjoyed the character and have always liked the actress.

    Did she quit or was she written out? I can’t find the exact wording anywhere.

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    The Substitute replied

    I believe she chose not to resign and I agree Phelps is bound and determined to make Burton the star of the show. I never felt she and Dylan were a romantic type pairing viewers need to see a romance grow on camera not off. Everybody has to remember Pratt only knows one way to write women and that is crazy or a slut so JC left. The best chemistry male wise that she had on the show was with the character Michael I would have been up for a story with Michael leaning on Avery during his cancer story. Missed opportunities everywhere you turn with this team!

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  22. linda dawson says:

    Jessica, I am so sad that you are leaving Y&R. You are a very talented acctress and you played your character so well. I wish you all the best in your future. You will be sorely missed. Linda Dawson

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  23. Iakovos says:

    I will miss Miss Collins. Very watchable. Very engaging. She brought a certain character to Genoa City that was not there and now will not be. I am hoping we will see Miss Collins in primetime soon. Or maybe on stage?

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  24. Rudy says:

    So sorry to see her leave, but it is Y&R’s loss. I would love to see her in Port Charles on GH!

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    Timmm replied

    That would be nice but she has to be written for. Look at Michelle Stafford, she went to GH and they dont know what to do with her!

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  25. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    Being the younger sister of Phyllis, the character had a LOT of potential. None of the writers really followed through on that potential or seemed to have any idea what they wanted to do with this character.

    Collins is very attractive and a competent actress. Personally, I don’t think she has a lot of screen “presence” but admit that I have not seen her in another role. I liked Collins but, when there was some effort to make her Avery a “lead” character (using her to introduce new characters), I viewed this as a mistake.

    Maybe in a couple of years, someone will have a better handle on what to do with Avery and bring her back. I’d like to see the character have a little more “edge” than has presently been shown as she is Phyllis’ sister!

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  26. Don says:

    Very sad she is,leaving the show she made it more real and is a,good actress. Yr is nuts for letting her go. One of my favorite characters

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  27. Ashleigh says:

    I thought she was let go. Do we know why she left? I liked seeing her flip out on Joe. I wish she had more scenes like that in all the time she was on the show.

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    Mary SF replied

    Sometimes when there is a conflict in the behind the scenes relationship between an actor and management, management will give the actor the option of saying they wanted to leave instead of saying they were being fired. Or they make life hell for the actor until they feel they have no option but to resign and the show doesn’t get the rap for firing them.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    She chose not to renew her contract. Her choice to leave and not renew. Interesting that good actresses dont seem to stay under Jill Farren Phelps, isnt it?

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  28. Betty Dean says:

    I hate to see her go. She came in with so much promise as a great lawer. Loved her with Nick, never liked Dylan. He is still on low scale with me. Don’t like him with Sharon either.I hope that Jessica is hap.

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  29. Blake says:

    Too bad she had to leave Y&R but who can blame her with the crap that is on there these days. She’s jumping the sinking ship.

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  30. Shawtyraw says:

    So sad she was great are y’all replacing her or are y’all gone send her to jail for Joe accident….

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  31. Betty Dean says:

    please get rid of Hunter King and all that bunch.

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  32. mary says:

    Will miss u so much

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  33. Ghlover says:

    Hoping she goes to Gh… I know they have a big cast but she would actually make a great addition..

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  34. Regina robinson says:

    Yes I will miss u Jessica u are a.good actress.

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  35. kenny25 says:

    Jessica Collins will be sorely missed. I enjoyed her acting and her character Avery! Best of luck Jessica!!!

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  36. Michelle says:

    So sad that Jessica has left Y&R. She played the character of Avery so well with all she had in her from her heart❤️. I wish that Y&R had her & Dylan get married. I do not Ike the Joe character for her at all. That was not a good direction to go. I just loved watching Jessica and she always showed her beautiful smile. I wish her all the best of luck in her future. Hope she keeps tweeting the gans

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  37. Diane Dickinson-Watkins says:

    It’s a sad day on the set of Yand R, there have been so many changes, in a very short
    time frame. It’s hard to keepup with all of the new cast members. I would like to wish Jessica all of the best in whatever path her career takes her.

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  38. nancy miller says:

    I hate she’s leaving…Avery is one of my favorite characters…so sad…

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  39. Jimmy says:

    I will miss Jessica, she is a very good actress and it was always nice to see her. At times, Avery was a dull character, but she was great when paired with Nick, and her scenes with Christian LeBlanc were always great. I always hoped that, if the writers wanted to break up Michael and Lauren, they could try a Michael and Avery pairing. Anyhow, Jessica is a great actress and I’m sorry to see her go, but she will find new work elsewhere soon.

    However, I wasn’t terribly surprised to hear she was leaving. The last few years have been a waste for her, being paired with Steve Burton (who has very little chemistry with almost everyone on the show) and that awful cooking show story. When Joe came to town, things got a little interesting, but even that story was dull. I agree with previous posts that a huge missed opportunity for Avery was to pair her with Jack, and have Phyllis wake up to find them together. That would have been interesting to see, instead of sending Kelly on the crazy train and creating a rivalry with Phyllis.

    The real problem here is how Pratt is writing the show, seemingly as if he can’t have a strong female character within the middle-aged age range.
    - Sharon is so reliant on men saving her, which is nothing new, but Pratt could have changed her back into a strong character;
    - Phyllis, who has always been written as strong and sharp, is being duped by an imposter and written as a total moron;
    - Chelsea doesn’t realize after MONTHS that she’s talking to, befriending, sleeping with and allowing her son near Adam;
    - Sage allowed herself to be bullied by Adam and is now relying on Nick;
    - Kelly was spun down to Psycho-ville and then murdered;
    - Victoria is not involved in any real major story of her own;
    - and Ashley is now battling illness…

    It really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Jessica decided to leave, because what would Avery become if she continued on the show? Avery has always been a smart, determined, no-nonsense type of character, but that no doubt would have changed drastically.

    Hopefully, when Pratt is removed as head writer and CBS realized they need to regain Y&R’s sanity, Avery will return. I just pray that Pratt doesn’t kill her off. Since he took over, three characters have been killed and it’s only been 6 months.

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    Theresa replied

    I could not have said it better Jimmy..CBS had better clean up their act and FIRE these people and LISTEN to the fans ….the storylines just don’t make sense!! Jessica is absolutely right…this was the BEST soap but now it’s at the bottom of the barrel! if things don’t change they won’t have any fans and Y&R will RIP

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  40. mark says:

    Why is CJL ALWAYS in every picture on the set of Y&R? Like ants at a picnic!

    I think Jessica is beautiful and talented but Avery was a mixed bag. I hope Jess moves on to bigger and better things!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Christian takes most of the selfies of the cast when they are working on set. If he didnt, we would never see all these pictures. If u dont like them, ignore them. I think most fans enjoy them.

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  41. Esther Reid says:

    So sorry Jessica is leaving the show. Please let us know where you go next.

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  42. Patricia says:

    I loved Avery since day one, she Will be missed, good lluck on your next adventure .

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  43. Charles says:

    My best wishes for the actress , Ms. Collins as she departs the show. She brought a different type of lawyer, and as the sister of the Phyllis Newman, their chemistry was simpatico, it simply worked. I would hope that the show’s producers replace her in the next 3 months, and if her character ending has been already on the storyboard, in the next six months, I am still 5 weeks behind in watching the series ,but I have CBS Access, thank you CBS…..I hope it is not some trashy ending that does not work with the history that they have already given us with and about her character history. I am sorry that she is gone, but like the others who have left, the show must go on!!!!

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  44. Todd KANT says:

    I will miss you, Avory was dynamic I’ve been watching Y&R since it first aired 5/1973 , Katherine Chancellor, John Abbott JR , and everyone there are my second family EXCEPT FOR VICTOR someone should throw a bucket of water on him and watch him melt

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  45. Deborah says:

    I am sorry to hear about Jessica leaving the show. I have enjoyed
    Watching her in the role of Avery. The love interest between Dylan and Avery was great.

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  46. Alan says:

    Jessica’s “story” for the last four years sounds like something from SOAPDISH: a lawyer fighting to clear Sharon of shoving Skye in an active volcano and who just happened to be Phyllis’ never before mentioned sister and the twist was that they were estranged because of some crazy pyramid scheme their father ran but then Avery realized her dad was a real turd and made amends with Phyllis for ten minutes before pissing her off again until by falling in love with uber gorgeous Nicholas who she dumped at the altar (after he gave her an EZ Bake Oven, y’all!) when her never before mentioned lover (who gave her a special rock, y’all!) returned and inspired her to pursue both her love of the law and star in her own internet cooking show while helping him deal with the revelation that he is the local ex-stripper’s sainted secret cult baby and later working to save his coffee house from being leveled as a result of his step father’s warehouse district development plan which was headed up by her creepy ex-husband who she managed to knock over a balcony with one little shove.

    Just another example of a talented actress out thanks to writers who continue to introduce characters with no through line or long term story arc in place.

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  47. L V Stokes says:

    Jessica ,I will miss you. Best of luck with your career.
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  48. Rae says:

    Well poop!!! And here I was hoping there’d be a big cat fight between Sharon and Avery…Sharon would get hers and Avery would get Dylan back…again, POOP!!!

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  49. estella says:

    Omg I just read about this! I’ve been a loyal fan since I was a teenager I’m so ready to give up on this show this new writer is making a ridiculous show! Soon it will see the same outcome as guiding light it got so silly.. That’s probably why she left she was so beautiful very special look and talent ! Letting billy go and now Avery mistakes I do like the new Adam but he will surely leave if keep up these insane storylines realty Mexican cartel does he think his audience fools!

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  50. Sweetielyn54 says:

    I hate to see her leave the Show.What is going to happen to Joe? And When The Real Jack. Come Back? And did fake. Jack Kill Mr.Victor,? And is that Nick Baby? Let it be Adam Baby. So Victor, know that Adam is not Dead.. Me and my Mom love the. Show.

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  51. Nikki says:

    Here’s a shock for ya all. Not all the cast members made it in the above photo but Hunter King (Summer) made bit as usual. What a shock and as usual she’s all over the other person like a cheap suit. Didn’t she act the same way when Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) first joined the cast and a photo was taken of Phyllis,Nick and Summer who again was all over Gina like a cheap suit.

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    Nanci replied

    Well, in fairmess to her, it does make sense for her to be in those
    pics. Her character is Avery’s niece, and Nick and Phyllis’ daughter.

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    Nikki replied

    Not really Nanci! Why not her sister Phyllis or Dylan who she’s been with for most of the show, or even Joe who she was married to? Why the brother-in-law Jack, or law partner Michael? Billy really why? There could be a photo of Y & R shoes worn by the cast and Summer would find a way to get her mug in it.

    Nanci replied

    Hi Nikki
    Hmmm, yeah, good point. Steve Burton and Gina Tognoni definitely
    should have been in the pic for sure! Unless they just weren’t available
    for that pic, but wouldve been a cute pic with them included.

    Mary SF replied

    This isn’t an official photo it was just taken by someone in the moment, so whoever happened to be there was there– Hunter King is young and young people today seem to love to ham it up for photos, whether be group or selfies. I don’t follow social media too much so I don’t know how much Hunter King is throwing herself into shots, but if she is, I would chalk it up to her age.

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  52. dj says:

    This stinks. One of the few non sleazy/creepy/slutty characters on the show. With so many bed hopping breeders, it was nice to see someone with integrity. (Lawyer or not

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    Nikki replied

    Integrity??? She was married to Joe when she had an affair with Dylan. Left Joe Dylan went into the army she had an affair with Nick, stood him up at the alter for her love of Dylan, then left Dylan to help Joe get well and back on his feet, tossed Joe out when he lied about walking again and keeps calling on Dylan who is now with Sharon. Yeah love her integrity.

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    Nanci replied

    Her marriage ended because Joe paid zero attention to her,
    and now apparently hit her once back then, too.
    She did not even know Dylan was alive when she began
    her relationship (not affair) with Nick, and had natural mixed
    feelings and still present love for Dylan when he came back.
    Should she have married Nick anyway?? She did the honest
    and fair thing for both herself and Nick.
    Taking care of Joe and being duped by him is also her fault??
    And means she lacks integrity?
    And finally…Avery and Dylan have loved each other for years,
    and only recently broke up, and probably the only time in her life
    she has felt really, truly frightened, she, in your opinion , is wrong
    to call him for support or help.
    Naturally youre entitled to your take on her, but I couldnt disagree more!

  53. Heidi Reinhardt says:

    I will truly miss Avery she is such a talented and Beautiful lady. Where ever she goes I hope they treat her right. The role she played as Michael Baldwin’s legal assistant was Awesome. She did a Wonderful job and I had Big Hopes for her and Dylan but that’s Soap’s for you always keeping you on the edge of your seat right? I just wish I could have made it to the Daytime Awards maybe one day I can afford to be there and meet all the stars I watch every day.

    God Bless You Avery

    Heidi

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  54. estella says:

    Heard CBS executives had head writer change her exit was horrible . why are they letting these great actors like Avery billy go. Soon it won’t be anyone the same .. Guiding light changed so much we saw what happened .. This double jack has been done before Like sheila as Phyllis but the writing about this cartel and crazy Kelly seem so ridiculous of course we want drama but its so dumb and the executives need to listen to their audience something about this isn’t right. Stop sabatoging our beloved soap and characters/actors.
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  55. Finley says:

    I will miss seeing Avery. She is a beautiful and very good actress. I wish her well and hope she will return to Y R again.

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  56. Finley says:

    I will miss Avery. She is a very beautiful and good actress. I hope she will come back to YR soon. I wish her well.

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  57. Carolyn Sims says:

    I will miss her. She is a very beautiful and good actress. I hop she will return to the show soon. I wish her well.

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  58. Finley says:

    This show is out of control. I know it’s not real, but give me a break! We would
    like to be entertained, this show is anything but entertaining anymore. I have been watching since the beginning and it’s the worse it’s ever been. Get the real Jack back and send Victor on a long vacation. It’s time Victor Newman get’s knocked down off his high horse. No one could come close in real life to getting by with the stuff he does. It would be nice to see the show look a little like real life. Kyle and Summer are sickening. All Summer does is whine. I really like Gabe and Chelsey together. He needs to tell her the truth and she needs to be happy Adam’s alive. Keep them together. Nicki is beginning to make me sick. She and Victor belong together. Ashley needs to be with Stitch, he’s to old for Abbey. MARCO! REALLY!

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  59. kelley says:

    why did they write her off? she is going to be missed

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  60. Rita says:

    I’m so disappointed on the way that the story is going first Phyllis, than Billy and now Avery with the way the story line with Micheal and Lauren It’s clear that he is next, they need to get rid of the producer that seems to be a General Hospital fan, and employee a person that has this show’s best interest at heart.

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  61. Max says:

    Regarding Jessica Collins’ departure, like Michael Muhney and Billy Miller before her, the new YR management seems to find a way to have the best and most charismatic actors leave the show. What a shame.

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  62. estella says:

    Why aren’t CBS executives listening to fans at all.its expected we don’t get what we want that’s why we stay tuned til tomorrow. But really this cartel thing and Spanish jack is funny are they really serious about these horrible stories .. The first thing keep your good actors then find someone who’s not playing his audience for fools. Sorry just saying

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  63. estella says:

    I really love watching young restless even named my son. Nicholas… I never comment on line but I’m really bothered by this and I guess it helps to share my frustration life is so difficult sometimes and I always look forward to watching my soaps but I think we are in jeopardy if they can’t keep the acting staff and keep this writer

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  64. Paul Galloway says:

    I am very happy for Jessica Collins, but I also hate that she decided to leave Y&R. I really enjoyed seeing her every day. I never missed a show for the last 10 or 12 years. I truly wish her the best in the future and hope to see her again within this near future of ours. May God Bless Her and family and friends also. She truly wwas a great joy to see her perform every day. With great admiration for Jessica Collins, with love and prayers. Paul F. Galloway, A retired military Viet Nam Veteran.

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    Paul Galloway replied

    Thank you very much for giving this opportunity to leave a special comment for one of my most favorite Actors. Paul F. Galloway, I truly thank you always.

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  65. Lucia says:

    I’m sorry to see her go but after today’s episode, it’s clear that the Avery we knew is long gone. The writers have given her a 180 just as they gave Kelly and now she is this defenseless, frightened woman who “needs” Dylan, because God forbid she stand on her own two feet. I wish her all the best.

    Cane and Lilly survived her cancer, Hilary, and a plane crash, the Australian mafia (I almost died laughing writing those last three words) and his fake death, and yet, they can’t seem to be able to survive JOE. Random Joe.

    Lauren and Michael survived Sheila Carter, Sheila’s sister Sara, multiple doppelgänger stories, and yet, they can’t seem to survive cancer. Wow.

    I think the common denominator for all of them including Avery is this: NO ONE CAN SURVIVE CHUCK PRATT JR.

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  66. linda says:

    I think they are making a big mistake!!!! Jessica Collins is a very good actress they should have given her a bigger part in the soap. If someone should go is Sharon Case her character is so stupid and dumb

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  67. Christine says:

    Ah makes me sick to see her leave, wanted a resolution to the steamy trist, that went wrong with the assault..I know they like to throw in current real events but to have someone report an assault and no forensic is wrong, PLEASE a reprieve okay but bring her back stronger. I found some you tube video montages of her and Nick and wow that’s what she needs to return to being!

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  68. Louise Baker says:

    Jessica Collins leaving Y&R is part of the crazy changes being made by the new head and writers. Break up all the happy couples and then throw their names in a hat and pair them off, I love Jessica as Avery. This lady is one of the most beautiful on the show and one of the best actresses. I think they started her in with baking because she is a gourmet chef as well as a very good actress. I thought she had great chemistry with everyone, except Joe, who I wish would go away……..But I do not know why so many people are leaving and turning up on GH. Trying to watch for Billy,and seeing Grayson McCouch(ex ATWT) made me smile! Michelle Stafford, this Dina role is the role you left Y& R for?????? All the best to Jessica…..Guess I am just a Y&R girl

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  69. Dede says:

    not really

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    Dede replied

    I wasted thrilled with her role even though she is a great actress

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  70. elizabeth polimeni says:

    GOING TO MISS U AVERY BEEN WATCHING THIS SHOW SINCE ON THE AIR BEEN A LOYAL FAN GOING TO MISS YOUR PART MAYBE U WILL GO TO BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

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  71. greta leask says:

    Losing Jessica Collins will have a very negative impact on Y&R. She was the best of all the women. Hope you can bring her back.

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  72. Valerie schenemann says:

    I will miss you . You are a great actress! Love ya!

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  73. Valerie schenemann says:

    I hope you will come back.

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  74. Linda B says:

    i’m glad she’s gone the part they had her playing was so stupid who were you really in love with ,back and forward. They should also get Summer and Kyle off there they bring nothing to the show when Adam left they should have kick her to the left in a box.

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  75. Coreen says:

    I agree with you Mary Campbell I too will miss her I liked her on Loving & I loved her on Y&R. I realize most things happen for a reason & Ms. Collins must follow her own path I look forward to her further endeavours!
    Take care Coreen

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  76. Karen says:

    So sad to hear Jessica is leaving! Very bright star on s
    failing show. I agree with others; Hunter King & the guy
    who plays Kyle need to go. I still haven’t recovered from
    losing Michael Mulhey (sp?) as Adam Newman.

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  77. richard says:

    I wish she would stay so when a story needing an attorney would require Michael and Avery and keep that tramp Christine out of the picture forever

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  78. Laurel Sherlock says:

    Jessica will Definetly be missed. She is such a talented abd beautiful girl and played the part of Avery so well. I hope we will see her on other shows soon.

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  79. Pris Brown says:

    From one Aries to another. Good Luck Avery! I will truly miss you on the Y&R.

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    Pris Brown replied

    Does anyone know what Jessica Collins will do next??

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  80. Elaine says:

    Avery was the only bright star on the Y&R, which is becoming too much of a never-going-anywhere scenario. C’mon, guys, get an original idea once in a while.

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    Elaine replied

    We will miss Avery

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  81. Geri says:

    Jessica Collins will definitely be missed. She was a grounding force on Y&R. Wherever she is going she shouldn’t be. Come back Jessica!

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  82. Janis nogle says:

    Would like to know why she chose to leave the y&r ?

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  83. sylvia says:

    I am very upset about Avery (Y&R) will be leaving the show. I wish her the best.She will do well no matter what she does. Real class act. She will be deeplu missed. Sylvia Russo

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  84. Carly says:

    So sorry to see her leave . The characters we grow to love, always leave or are let go! Such a shame!
    It was evident that those were real tears that we saw from so many of the actors when she was saying goodbye. I feel that she was probably pushed out, so sad! Good luck to you Avery Bailey Clark in your new endevors. Sure hope that they reconsider as it was a stupid move.

    I’ve been watching the Y and R for 43 years, so nothing surprises me.

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  85. anna petersen says:

    Its a shame first Adam now Jessica who’s next this show is going to the dogs.

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  86. anna petersen says:

    This show is going to the dogs first Adam now Avery what’s next.

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  87. susan lauritsen says:

    Since you have been on Y & R you are definitely my favorite character. I just finished reading this article about your departure and I am seriously contemplating ending my watching of Y & R at least on a daily basis. You are a wonderful actor and I hope to see you on screen again in some capacity. I wish you the best of luck.

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  88. Angel says:

    I’ve been watching Y&R since day 1. I’m VERY disappointed Jessica will no longer be on the show. Chuck Pratt has to go. His writing is ridiculous. Avery’s character was the best and Y&R should have more strong female characters. My daughter writes better than Pratt. Mr. Moonves, wake up and do something before a whole bunch of us Y&R fans terminate from watching the show.

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  89. Angel says:

    The Y&R writers should be ashamed of themselves. They took a great fan favorite character and destroyed it. Management cast aside a great actor. Shame on you too.

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  90. Vickie L says:

    Very sorry to see you leave Jessica. I really enjoyed your character which your character really helped me to keep watching Y&R. If any more good characters leave, Y&R isn’t going to be interesting to watch anymore. Where ever you go, you”ll be great. Good Luck

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  91. Rosalie Gasaway says:

    She was a underused talented actress. It seemed like Y & R didn’t really know what to do with her type of character…perhaps to moral for the show? Too bad you can’t have that Y & R.
    I think also that using Steve Burton as the Rescuer and made a fool of is a waste of another good talent. I have watched S.B. grow as an actor for years. I thought when he came to Y & R that the writers would do him justice. The show is always about Victor and the abuse of power and manipulation which comes to the point of being ridiculous. And an insult to ones intelligence.

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  92. Rita D says:

    im sorry to see her leave, I will say I don’t understand why they kept changing her love interests. I liked her with Nick or even Dillon ,. These writers are crazy, I’ve watched this show since probably the beginning and I can’t believe the stupid crap the writers are going with now. Theses story lines are just so dumb and last forever, I think writers don’t know where to go with them. How easy would it be to get so many perks when your in jail unless your Victor Newman, really!!

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  93. Sarah DeShong says:

    I am saddened to see (Avery) go ;( ………..she was one of the better actresses on the Y&R, I have been a loyal fan of this show for well over 20 yrs., seen lot’s come and go, but really hate it when the ones leave, that play their role so well, you truly believe them and their character! Good Luck to you Jessica(Avery), hope to see you on the TV or Big Screen again!!!

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    Joanna Konecny replied

    Where ever she goes and whatever she does her beauty and class will follow her always.

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  94. Cindy Barrett says:

    this absolutely make me SICK!!!!! It breaks my heart! EVERYONE loved Avery!!!! WHY on earth would Y&R allow this to happen!!!! I mean DEVON yeah!

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  95. Heather says:

    Please just let her go on vacation but she needs to come back PLEASE

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  96. DavidE says:

    I never EVER watched ANY soaps in my whole life, until I saw Jessica one day when I was flipping the stations. She is a total knockout on so many levels. So…….no more soaps in my life. Jessica will be SO missed!!!

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  97. Joyce says:

    I will definitely miss seeing Avery on the Y& R. I’ve been a fan for over 30 years. Thank God for the ability to record each episode.

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  98. Bonita says:

    You will be missed, Farwell and I wish you well on your journey.

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  99. bee says:

    The young and restless will not be the same without Avery, jessica collins you will be forever missed on y&r. You brought love and warmth with your character. God Bless You in all you do.

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  100. Jamie D says:

    I WANT HER BACK ON THE SHOW!! I also want her back with DYLAN …..ditch crazy Sharon and go back to Avery. Don’t let Jessica go…she is so sweet and beautiful and should remain on the show. Whats wrong with you letting her go????

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  101. Wanda says:

    I started watching CBS soaps in summer 1977. Before I had VHS and long before watching on the internet, I would get my mum to watch & tell me what happened when I was not home. I hated seeing GL & ATWT go after such a long run. I am worried now that my last two shows will end up with the same fate if things continue the way are. There was a lot of potential for Jessica’s character, but they kept going in the wrong direction. I cannot blame her for being frustrated. We need smarter writing. People who watch soaps are not idiots. What is this crazy stuff with Jack. Don’t the actors feel foolish doing some of these scenes? Please get the show back on track before I lose another show. I wish Jessica all the best. I hope maybe they can work out a future comeback.

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  102. Linda says:

    So sorry to see Jessica leave! She is a wonderfully talented actress and played the part of Avery Clark fabulously. Hoping she will find her way back to the Young and the Restless sometime in the future. Keeping my fingers crossed! The very best to you Jessica!

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  103. Gail Kitchen says:

    Avery was my favorite character on Y&R and I am so disappointed she is leaving the show. What a fantastic actress! One couldn’t help but like and care about her. She was really great.

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  104. diann policella says:

    im sooooo glad she is leaving .im sick to death looking at her tits always ripping her top off every chance she got, her part was a waste of a pay check.shure glad she wasn’t my lawyer, she never saw a court room all cases are settled in the hotel or coffee shop. get some action going on this show.

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  105. esther lomax says:

    I think it is terrible she is leaving but wish her well. Avery has always been a great solid character that we could respect. I am sure Jessica has had many calls from her agent because she is a great actress and will be missed greatly on The Young and the Restless. Can hardly wait to see what else she will!!!!

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  106. Deborah FREIDEN says:

    I am writing to the Young and the Restless, to let them know how saddened I was to hear about the departure of Jessica Collins. What Jessica, brought to the role was incredible. You could see her passion for truth and justice. She represented a very strong woman, which young woman need to see, televised on television. She had a great sense of humor, and I feel one of the best female actresses on the show. In the end you dumbed her down, took away her backbone. Shriveled her into a meek and weak woman and professional. You CHANGED the script, and let down the fans, Jill and Ed!! So sad!!!
    Be assured that some other network, will scoop her up, and she will not have to compromise, what she can bring to a role!!
    Rooting for YOU, Jessica Collins. I speak for many!!
    Deborah FREIDEN, fan for over 42 years!!

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  107. marie norton says:

    I will miss seeing Ms. Collins as Avery. She’s one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen. And, what a great actress. God Bless!

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  108. Beverly Magruh says:

    I too am very saddened to see Jessica leave the show. She is a beautiful talented girl. I loved her best with Dillon. She surely will be missed. I am glad they didn’t replace her and hope someday they will bring her back. I will miss her. I have been a fan of Y and R since day one . My favorite soap.

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  109. Belia Garcia says:

    She’s good for the show, I really will miss her. Bring her back with a child that’s Dylans. Have her come back to save Dylan from Sharron who lied about pregnany. Get rid of Sharron, she has no purpose. Who’s her next bed target. She’s been with father in law and ALL three brothers. Plus Jack and his brother Billy. Also get rid of Sage, her and Nicks chemistry seems forced. I like Adam character, but can he be a bad guy that doesn’t have to hide from law. He and Chelsea are great together!

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  110. Diane says:

    Sorry to see her go. She was a big part of the show.

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  111. Diane says:

    Hope she returns again someday

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  112. Mary Jo hunt says:

    I hate to see her go. I was hoping she might be just be taking some time off, like maybe a maternity leave and would come back later. Please consider bringing her back!

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  113. marge says:

    Jessica Collins will be missed. Sharon and Dillon is a bad idea NO chemistry.

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    Donna replied

    I agree, She was my favorite on the show as she was so down to earth

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  114. ron says:

    Jessica is the best actress in any of the soaps bar none she should be in the movies what a great talent!!!!!!!!!

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  115. Shelly Koshnick says:

    I am so heartbroken!!!! She is my favorite character on the show, and I have just found out!!!! I hope that she will one day return!!!! What will she be doing now???/

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  116. Jan says:

    J3jessica Colin’s was by far the best actress on the y&r. Always great performances. Beautiful and definitely talented,..so sorry to see her go. Wish her well

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  117. Miranda says:

    The character of Avery Bailey-Clark added a moral compass and a bit of sweet innocence to the show and a nice contrast to Phyllis, but she was never given a strong enough storyline to sustain the role in my opinion. Jessica Collins seems to be a kind and genuine person outside of the show. As far as throwing people off of the show, how about we kick some of the writers out. The directions they have been taking the cast for the past year or so is appalling and is not beneficial to such a long running show. it’s like they (the writers) have gone on a permanent hiatus, and because of this, the show is losing its relevance. Let’s bring back the days when the show covered important issues, and had strong storylines, and just generally made sense. The actors deserve to be given such respect, as do the fans.

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    Donna replied

    I totally agree. It’s become nothing but sex and the story lines never come to an ending. You get lost in all that is going on. Some of the dress is disgusting!. It isn’t all couples that can’t hold a marriage together without having an affair.

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  118. Tammi says:

    Awww…doggone-it! I really loved this character too… I hope you come back eventually, Miss Collins. You played it well and I got kind of “attached”.
    I wish you well on all your future plans, whatever they are.
    Take Care!

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  119. Dannielle says:

    Why is she leaving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m very upset, why do all the good actresses and actors leave Y and R. Her ability to cry on demand is amazing. Her acting skills are outstanding. Its a sad day for the Y and R fans.

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  120. Debbie Johnson says:

    Bad bad bad decision. Getting rid of all good people. She was one of the best and so mad that her and Dillon could of not stayed together.

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  121. Chanma Nayak says:

    For the last 2 months or more, Y&R was extremely boring. I wanted to believe the new writer wanted to add some spunk to the storyline, found it totally convoluted and annoying. Finally the spin on the different characters are almost at an end. I am very sorry to see Jessica leave the show, she was great!

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  122. Michelle says:

    OMG! Another one bites the dust! First the handsome and talented Billy Miller and now the beautiful and talented Jessica Colliins. What on earth are the writers thinking? I see that Billy Miller(Jason) bounced back at General Hospital. Good for him! Now maybe they will pick up Jessica…………..she will most certainly be a real asset. Here is some advice to all of the Young and the Restless Fans…………start watching General Hospital. I watched a few shows when I heard that Billy Miller was going over and I became addicted. You will see alot of former Y & R stars – Michelle Stafford(Nina), Billy Miller(Jason), Maura West(Ava and Denise), and that beautiful feisty blonde actress who played Abbie on Y & R and now plays Lu Lu on GH. So sorry I forgot her name!!!
    Tune in to see and you will be addicted! I am! Good luck Jessica! Everyone is missing you already girl!

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  123. Lena says:

    I really can’t get used to avery leaving she was my fav…its a whole new yand r don’t knowe if I wany to continue watching it too many changes too many fine actors gone!!

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  124. Karizz @ItsKarizz2u says:

    This is ALL I can say: => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B56T4ioJCkQ

    I put this youtube video/photage’ together for her a while ago. J Is/was the BEST thing YR had cooking in a LOOOOOONG time! Sorry to say that after 30 + years of watching, J’s last day was my last day. I don’t return unless she returns.. Although departing was her decision, YR could have and should have done SO MUCH MORE to keep her. The stories she was given to play out were awful, but she of course brought her “A” game to each and every scene and murdered it! Jessica has the type of talent and on-screen presence that can’t be taught! Either ya have or ya don’t – and SHE DID!!!! Really anticipating her next move. I will be there front and center to root her on… Go J!

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  125. Suzanne Atkins says:

    The Young and Restless is NOT the same since Jessica Collins’ departure! She is an amazing actress (and chef) and I and my daughters and friends who watch YR are already missing her presence. I hope she will have the opportunity (and will accept) to return, since she added so very much to the program. Again, YR is NOT the same without her! Bring her back!!

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  126. VJ Gries says:

    Avery, was the one and only Lovely woman on Young and Restless! Her smile, made you love her! Was crushed when she left the show, like the day,
    We lost Katherine! Please find a character like Avery, for the show!

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  127. Cathy says:

    I felt very sad when Avery left, but I would never talk bad about any of the cast, they all make the show what it is. I love Dylan and Noah, they are such gentlemen. Sharon is a awesome actress, I cannot imagine anyone saying she needs to go! Even though Victor is so bad, the show would not be a show without him. I love all the people on there, just not fond of Kyle and wish they all wore more casual clothes rather than fancy ones and suits all the time. Y&R is the highlight of my day.

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  128. Kathy says:

    I don’t what the show is doing!!!!!!!! We all loved Avery. Show is getting boring!!!

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  129. Elizabeth Kotchkowski says:

    Bring Avery Bailey Clark (JESSICA COLLINS) Back. Nick need someone that he truly loved next to Sharon. Avery was a breath of Fresh Air. BRING HER BACK, BRING HER BACK NOW….

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