During last Friday’s episode, viewers of The Young and the Restless were in for a surprise when none other than Ian Ward was back on the canvas, ushering in the return of Daytime Emmy winner and in-demand and busy veteran actor, Ray Wise!
In a shocking twist, it was revealed that Ian is the mastermind behind the Paragon Project putting in cahoots with Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) all in an nefarious cyber-plot to bring down and payback the almighty Victor Newman.
TV Insider spoke with Wise to get the info on what is to come including: how this one time cult leader became an internet raider, how on earth Ian got out of jail, and if there is a woman in the town that has piqued his interest. Here are a few excerpts from the interview below!
Ray on how Ian became involved in this cyber scheme with his background: “He’s the ultimate confidence man. He can do anything. And he wants revenge. He’s been slapped or punched by pretty much everybody in Genoa City. He can’t move on with his life because he still has scores to settle. He and Adam will really have the whole town in turmoil. It will be major…monumental! The viewers are going to be quite surprised by the scope of the havoc Ian and Adam will raise.”
Ray on how Ian got a get out of free jail card: “There is an explanation coming. You’ll know exactly how it happened, and it’s all perfectly laid out and legitimate. But what horrible things did he do, really? Okay, so drugging and kidnapping Mariah and trying to marry her was not a nice thing. But he didn’t actually harm her in any substantial way. (Laughs) And he did get her a nice wedding dress. Why should he be in jail?”
Ray on someone else on the canvas that Ian has his sights set on: “There’s also someone in town who fascinates him. Someone he has a liaison with. Someone of the female persuasion.”
So, what did you think about the return of Ian Ward? What do you think about two of Victor’s biggest enemies, Ian and Adam trying to bring the moustache down? Who do you think is the female that Ian is fascinated with in Genoa City? Are you glad that Ray Wise is back on screen on Y&R? Share your thoughts below!