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409 October 12th, 2013 The Young and the Restless Billy Miller Delivers Power Performance Of The Week In Controversial Episode!

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On yesterday’s episode of The Young and the Restless viewers witnessed  basically a one-man show from two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Billy Abbott).

As Billy finds his daughter, Delia (Sophie Pollono) at the side of the road after being struck by a car,  (Was it Adam… Or Nikki … who was the true culprit?) he calls 911 and waits for what seems like an eternity …  five minutes … for the ambulance to get there.

This provided the dramatic back-drop for Miller to strut his acting chops, which surely will be his Emmy reel for the 2014 campaign.  Billy Abbott, fearing for the worst that his daughter will die conjures up images and scenes of what Delia’s life would be like as she grows from a young child, to a teenager, to adulthood, to becoming married herself, to having a child, and finally moving out of town clear across the country to California and away from her dad!

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Many have taken issue with the writing of this story, the Miller episode script, and the hit and run of another child and all of the controversy surrounding the decision to do so.   What we are merely trying to do here is separate out Miller’s performance from all of that.   Here is an  actor that takes the material given to him, runs with it, puts his own very unique “style” into every moment, and rises to the occasion and surely improves what is written on paper, which if you talk to any director, or writer in show business is what they can only hope for when a talented performer gets a hold of their material.

Special kudos also go to the grown-up Delia played by Christina Scherer, who for coming into this story and playing against Billy Miller, did an excellent job in the touching scenarios and holding her own.

So, what did you think of the performance of Billy Miller on yesterday’s episode of Y&R?  If you are unhappy with the story, can you look at the performance of Miller an isolate it as a great actor at work?  Share your thoughts below!

 

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  1. michael.guerrieri says:

    jill faren phelps ruin billy for ever

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    jaybird369 replied

    Well…Jill Farren Phelps is ALREADY CLEARLY RUINING Y and R I mean…DUH!!!!!!

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    Janine replied

    I agree. What’s with all the retread story
    Lines? Mac and billy is now summer and Kyle. A Newman needs a body part so they kill another Abbott? Victor running around like a totally megalomaniac – o wait a second that’s not a retread that just all, big yawn, the time.

    jaybird369 replied

    Janine…YES…THANK YOU!!!!! And, let me see:
    1. NU Summer and NU Kyle are the absolute PITS!!!!! All Summer does lately is cry and whine. Wah Wah Wah. Oh, spare me already!!!!! And, Kyle walks, wanders and stumbles around like a pretty-boy idiot. No thank you. Next…
    2. I never did care for Victor all that much. I mean…Victor has ALWAYS acted like an overgrown BULLY whenever he doesn’t get his way and whenever the rest of those Newmans (aka family members) do something that he doesn’t like. Oh, that Victor…what a fire-breathing NUT…LOL!!!!!
    3. And, now…Y and R (and ESPECIALLY!!!!! that POWER-MAD Jill Farren Phelps) has killed off sweet and adorable Delia. NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!
    Take care, Janine. XOXOXOXOXO

    Wendy replied

    Why couldn’t we finally have Chelsea killed off and her eyes go to her son. She threw away Johnny like garbage and she destroyed Dylan and Adam is drinking and so unhappy. I want sharon better and Dee dee alive or Im so done

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    CdnFan replied

    Seriously… You know they’re ACTORS playing parts that are SCRIPTED for them, right? It’s ray get ironic that you’d invest time to read an article about the show and then comment that you will stop watching if they don’t write it YOUR way. Huh?

    To be clear… The story is that the Chelsea character was single and unemployed so she let the biological FATHER raise the child with his wife. If she kept that baby, would you have accused the Billy character of “throwing Johnny away like garbage”?

    Honestly… It’s a TV show…. Not real life. Either watch it for what it is, or don’t…but taking the time to THREATEN TO STOP watching is pretty juvenile.

    judy replied

    I watched Fri 11th but I refuse to watch Y&R this week! How horrible to kill Delia! This is just too depressing for me to watch . What is the matter with the writers?

    Vickster0523 replied

    I like Chelsea. She was being pushed into not telling the truth but wanted to. She never meant to hurt anyone. I do think they didn’t have to kill off Dehlia. A little on the morbid side. Y&R could have used an anonymous child to be donor. Not a cute girl we enjoy seeing. Not cool Y&R.

    Leigh replied

    I don’t want Chelsea killed off because she is a very good actress and beautiful. Personally I can do without that interfering Chloe. she was always
    giving Chelsea horrible advise! I also feel so bad that they had Adam be the person who accidently killed Delia. Why do the writers keep making Adam a scape coat? He is another actor who shows such great subtle emotions . He says so much with his eyes and mouth . The only character that I can do without is Victor UGH, he is the devil.

    GL replied

    Positively distasteful grotesque depressing killing a child and ruining favorite characters and writing horrible storylines for the past two years. This was the last straw! Fire the Producer and the entire writing team. Pink slips need to be given out today! I is so twisted. Chelsea needs to go not this child

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    CdnFan replied

    Does anyone know all the reasons that this decision was made? Is it possible that the twins who play the “Delia” character have something else coming up….or maybe want to focus on school or try something else? Saying “Chelsea should go” is ridiculous… It’s not like they HAVE TO kill someone off and sit around taking votes on who it should be. If you hate the show and the writers so much…why do you watch or take the time to read an article about it?

    Emily replied

    There are other actresses to take her place. Honestly Y & R. It is totally disgusting to kill yet another child on the show. It shows no taste at all. Then of course its Adam again. Can you not think of any other direction for Adam to go. You are depressing your faithful viewers. I’m not thrilled with this at all and I canceled my recordings of Y&R. Not going to watch. for how long? who knows. but you are wrong. Killing a child again???? Distasteful

    Starla Dawn Spangler replied

    GL
    At least they haven’t wrapped the script around into a vampire story , which is totally tasteless , even if it is almost Halloween . jmo .

    jaybird369 replied

    GL…hey…the character of Chelsea is not the problem here. It’s that so-called Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. After all, JFP is the one who is CLEARLY ruining Y and R with her awful and stomach-churning storytelling ways. Bottom Line Here: Jill Farren Phelps is the one who needs to be pink slipped and shown the door (aka FIRING)…NOW!!!!!

    gloworm replied

    I agree with every one that says this whole bunch should be fired. The last year of this show has been horrible. They’ve replaced just about every one. This Kyle is just plain creepy. Every scene is so predictable. But killing Deliah was desperate and despicable. Why not kill of Nick and Sharon’s kid…..she’s another creepy one! Then Sharon could really go off the deep end. My husband and I have watched this show since the beginning but boy is it getting hard. Oh ….let’s get rid of the GHOSTS PLEASE!!!!!

    Overit replied

    So agree. Been a faithful viewer for 35 years. They need to fire Jill Farren Phelps. Post haste. I was thisclose to being out the door with the other disenchanted viewers with this recent killing off of Delia, but now to hear that even the fabulous Billy Miller is off the show for the mediocre David Thom to take his place?
    Stick a fork in me. I’m SO done.

    Shadam Fan replied

    The desperate attempts from falling ratings with these current stories have just left fans wondering why they still watch this show and how much Bill Bell’s creativity and morals are missed. Yeah that’s right Chelsea you just wait for those eyes. You snake! Im sure if you let Chelsea near Johnny she’d have no problem ripping the eyes right out of little Johnny’s still warm body. When did Chelsea ever give a shit about that child? NEVER! Guess delia will save Johnny and Connor. With Chelsea and her schemes nobody is safe. Well. we know that Victoria will have a girl now. We see how well this worked out with Nick and Sharon. Nick left Sharon alone to have Faith in a hospital. Faith never did replace Cassie and bring Nick and Sharon back together. Nick only messed Sharon’s head up more! Giving a Abbott’s organ is a waste. Colleens sweet heart couldn’t save Victor’s soul from the Devil. We need fresh stories not this sad crap

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    CdnFan replied

    Yikes. You are a little TOO invested, you know it’s a TV show with fictional characters, right?

    Lexy replied

    It may be fictional, but I understand where Shadam is coming from. What was the point of killing Delia off the show, these shows have a way of growing characters up or changing them altogether, they could have just faded her out, instead of killing her in such tragic event. I guess this is the miracle for Conner, to get a transplant.

    Vickster0523 replied

    Really?????? You need to relax. It truly is just a show.

    Sofia replied

    Why could they have not made it Adams’s eye disease which does not require a transplant! Why is no one blaming Dylan for a dirty loft apt… If Chelsea did not lie the baby would have been born in a CLEAN hospital. The character Dehlia was so sweet and would have loved to see her grow old like Billy imagined. Was so not necessary and agree would rather see Chelsea character leave!!! They love to blame everything on Adam which is getting redundant. Writers are sick! There are a million kids that would have re-casted her.

    Tee replied

    Seriously, Chelsea should go? So, a young woman letting the father of her child give a better life to a child is wicked? Really? Sooo many people on this show has done horrible things way more serious than what Adam or Chelsea has done. If you wanna get rid of a character that is egotistical and cold-blooded, let it be Victor. However, that will never happen as he seems to be the bread and butter for this soap for some reason. I do agree on the idea that killing another child off is absurd. They could have simply replaced her character. Look what happened with the Cassie character…they ended up needing her for certain story lines. Its also getting really irritating for Adam to be the fall guy for everything bad in Genoa. Can’t the writers be a little bit more creative? As far as Billy Miller’s performance on this episode…steller…it always is.

    sharon replied

    So true

    Shannon replied

    First of all Chelsea had nothing to do with Delia’s death so I don’t get where you get that and what does Johnny have to do with any of it. I’m sorry, but that’s so off base.

    Kath replied

    This story line is terrible, shame on the writers for killing off a sweet child like Delia. She was one of the bright lights of the whole show. If they had to get rid of someone it should have been Sharon, she has outrun her time on the show, sick and tired of her antics, time for her to GO!!! Bring back Phyllis. If there was a reason Delia had to be written out of the soap then I wish they would make it public to appease everyone. Was it a school issue, or health issue, or moving to another program or whatever, let us all know why … please!

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    ccprice replied

    I agree totally. And why is phyllis leaving how horrible is it to let sharon ruin summers lif

    Jody-san replied

    Agreed. I know it’s just a show but you do get attached to these characters. And what makes Connor so much more important than Delia? The storylines coming from this mistake the writers made had better be fantastic to make up for the killing of such a popular child as Delia.

    Belinda replied

    I agree, get rid of that demented witch Sharon and bring back Phyllis :)

    Shannon replied

    I agree they should go public with the reason she was killed off. I didn’t care for her much on the show, but to write her off like that was ridiculous. Seems like lately it’s all the same story lines just different characters. They were doing good for awhile with the new music being played when Nick and Avery got together and at the end of the program showing each character while the music played. That added a Grey’s Anatomy feel to the program which was nice and modern. I don’t think they made Connor more important than Delia I just think the actress that played Delia had something else going on, but I don’t understand why they couldn’t send her off to boarding school like they do the rest of those little rich kids.

    lyn replied

    It doesn’t matter how well Billy acted. What matters is that he wis forever ruined by being the cause of his daughter’s death. Those writers were absolutely horrible. Can we have a Dallas moment where it’s all a dream?

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    John A. Magel replied

    Not another dream nonsense like Dallas!!

    Irene Hogan replied

    I totally had nightmares Friday night, when I did sleep. I don’t feel it is important to kill children on the show. There is enough tragety in the world to have it on your favorite daytime show.

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    Ann replied

    Killing another child on this show is the last straw for me. If they keep on they will have to recast 2 new families to write about.

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    Paige replied

    I agree, the last straw. The child killing is too much. Not only is Delia gone, but now the characters surrounding her are all ruined too. Is this all for a cornea transplant? Every child is a target on this show. Stop. Even though fictional, it still hits a very painful spot in the viewers’ hearts.

    Morgan Farantino-Clark replied

    i am said and i agree with all especially PAIGE.
    i m seein it at night,1st time on MY DVR,as i blog here,post i mean and i hate it.
    i am sad, catching up with friday’s mondays INCREDIBLE epie,and tuesday next.
    i m very sad tonight i m crying the TEEN bigger D.D. aka DELIA aka Cordelia so pretty! i m sad, WHY ANOTHER ABBOTT ugh! and not fair at all,for newman again WHATEVER JILL PHELPS,i like u over at gh,for the MOST part,and now i m liking u over at YR,but not to kill off such a sweet lil girl.and i do not care if it is only a soap i cry because it is a EXTREME reality storyline i m sad seeing this,and i m knowing now she is dead,from spoilers,and today is the 15th,i am getting caught up all nite of friday and now on monday’s epie at home tonight,in tears. but YES CUTE HANDSOME BILLY MILLER is a emmy 2014,winner i m seein it already so sad,i m just knowing everyone will be crush beyond so,when they learn delia will die,like cassie but way younger,going back to watch so sad,not right WRITER!!!
    from morgan farantino
    nj ny
    tri-state

    Angie replied

    lol this is probably true! The stache and jack will be gone… Then the rest of the abbots and bam! We gain Ramirezes and Browns

    Marsha replied

    Billy’s performance is always unique and stellar.
    But I have to agree with all other comments that killing off Delia was horrible. I, like many others feel that there are enough bad things happening in the world today and I watch the soaps to get away from constant horrible news. I am sick over the latest story line and I have deleted all upcoming Y&R shows from my DVR. I have been watching Y&R since the 70s. This was over the top in my view.

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    kate replied

    For Heavens sake! Get a grip. The actors did an amazing JOB! with Delia’s death. IT IS THEIR JOB! Its JUST a show. The writers CAN”T make everyone happy.
    Sit back and enjoy tthe SHOW. I have been watching it for 30 years and I
    can’t wait to see what will be coming up next. Eveything changes; in real life and on TV. If you don’t want to watch it…thats your choice!!

    haley replied

    I agree with you all… It is shameful on the writers part to kill off the children of the show. Seems like every child on this show gets shipped off to “school” until they come back grown… One of the only children (Delia) that has remained on the show, has to be the one killed off?? I see all over this page where everyone is saying “it’s only a show”…. Well, yes, it is only a show but it is on every weekday and people do get attached to the characters.. Besides the obvious of killing off so many people (Phillis starting her own web show, Katherine dying in real life, and now Delia’s hit and run).. a hit and run is the reason I do not have a brother… He was hit and killed at the age of 5 and my sisters watched it happen… Sometimes it’s not looked at as “just a show”, maybe sometimes it just hits too close to home and is not something I want to watch for “entertainment” purposes… It’s not entertainment… It is something I have no interest in watching!! Yes, Billy Miller did do a stellar performance, but he could have a standing O for something other than a tragic scene… How about his ongoing role as the wonderful father he portrays?? And then, already they have sent someone in to ask about the cornea transplant?? Totally distasteful and it honestly disgusts me that the child needing the transplant is the son of the one that killed her!! I also agree that it is a bit ridiculous that Adam is yet, once again the fall guy… Come up with some new material, stop with the melodrama and come up with some new plot lines… enough people are already leaving the show apparently so bring Sophie Pollono back.. and if she does not want the part, just replace her with someone else instead of killing off her character… She has been on the show apparently since she was born and I would like to see her grow up on the show… not killed off!!

    Starla Dawn Spangler replied

    If I were given the choice to either watch The Young and The Restless ,or , to watch the news and listen to how Obummer is ruining our country , by pressing us up against the wall with that losing proposition ” The Obama Healthcare Plan ” guess which one that I’d choose . If you say ” The Young and The Restless ” then I’d say ding, ding , ding give this lady a cigarette .

    Linda replied

    I feel as you do. I had to push myself to watch last night, but I knew I had to watch, and it would be Billy I needed to see. I am used to tuning in for Micheal Muhney’s performances, so it was such a revelation that Billy Miller made me feel for him as if he were the real father of this child. I hate the idea of the hit-and-run. It makes me sick. But now I will be watching Billy Miller more closely and cheering for his character. As with any great actor, I wondered last night, where did those feelings come from? Billy Miller, you are an Actor.

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    Timmy C. replied

    I really would have appreciated the story if they made it more real and kept little Dee Dee ALIVE. Linda I feel as you do, Billy Miller is an excellent actor, but , he wouldn’t have left her in the car with the dog, its not who he is about, he has always been a good dad. I mean if your gonna make the story work for what it was, then keep the child alive (help us learn to not leave children and dogs unattended in a car), and everyone can be dramatic as she heals from her injuries. Killing off offspring makes no sense, stupid writing, I am done with this show for awhile. Where is some happy happy!??!

    Nan E. replied

    Love Billy Miller; he is an excellent actor and continues to provide outstanding performances no matter what the writers throw at him. Yes, he handled this latest scenario in an awesome manner; however, I am appalled at the direction Y&R has taken. Why not write little Delia’s character off for a while and bring back a teen actor next year! I have been a loyal Y&R fan since it started and I am removing it from my daily viewing…the VCR will no longer capture every daily episode. I am finished! Y&R writers seem to love to pull at our heart strings and this is the last straw. Like so many Y&R fans I am still in shock after the death of Jeanne Cooper and now, having her character’s beloved Delia die…it’s just too much. Plus, the story line with Victor, more dastardly than ever and he’s the patriarch of the Y&R clan; Nikki facing MS, what more can you do to Adam, can’t he have a cathartic return to favor, Michael in jail and Lauren traumatized by that phsyco stalker; Dillon’s Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Phyllis’ coma, Summer’s leaving, Neil and his family threatened; it’s just too much to deal with….what a downer — day in day out! Now with the death of Dee Dee and Chloe’s baby “probably” the recipient of her corneas…it’s enough for me to call it quits. I agree with comments Timmy C. made…Where is some happy??? Good by long time friend Y&R, you are no longer the friend I thought you were…enough is enough.

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    Nan E. replied

    Sorry, I meant Chelsea’s baby Connor.

    Elaine replied

    As a CT resident living very near to Sandy Hook, the home of the tragic shooting of so many young school children, I find The Delia storyline in very poor taste. This country is still reeling from the death of children around Delia’s age. I know families grieving those losses. This storyline is hitting very raw nerves and was not necessary. Obviously the writers do not have there finger on the emotional pulse of this country because if they did, they would know this storyline is just too raw for people to watch.
    As for Billy Miller, he is s great actor and is giving a very convincing performance of a grieving dad. I also don’t believe he would ever have left a child alone in a car!

    LeslieFrisinger replied

    I agree on the fantiastic performance of Billy Miller, but I am beyond upset at the writers at Y&R for stooping so low for ratings. This story line is WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

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    Janet replied

    Absolutely Billy Miller has earned another EMMY!

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    Maryakra replied

    I have watched Y&R since 1973 and it is getting harder and harder to watch. I can’t believe they are going to pin this death on Adam. It’s bad enough they killed off Delia but to victimize Adam is almost too hard to watch. Isn’t being Victor’s son punishment enough for him? I wish they would pin it on Victor instead!

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    Gia replied

    10/15/13 episode. It took me two days to watch this entire episode.

    Very painful to watch.. Billy Miller and Elizabeth Hendrickson’s acting was off the charts!

    As much as I hate the character assassination job on Billy Miller, Bravo to the performances of these stellar actors!

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    DJ Watts replied

    The acting by Billy has been superb…so has Chloe. The script is exactly how parents feel.

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  2. butch says:

    great very very good

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    Iakovos replied

    I liked the episode, too. Miller is one of the actors this show must keep forever. Billy Abbott is endlessly fascinating to me. And the story, though sad and grim, does turn focus on something human and true. I laud the performances and the way we got to see Billy say goodbye to Delia. It was a wonderful noteworthy episode. Good job!

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    Derrick replied

    Beautiful episode and BM’s performance was powerful!

    Starla Dawn Spangler replied

    Iakovos ,
    I agree with you , Luitenant , what you said I stand by it .

    sharon replied

    That’s what I said too.it’s gonna change the whole tone of the show in my mind!

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  3. Llanviewer717 says:

    I agree completely. Billy did an amazing job portraying a very terrified father with all the tremendous hopes and dreams for his beloved daughter. I was in tears the entire time. He definitely earned Emmy recognition for that performance. Kudos to Christina Scherer too. She certainly held her own. And the final scene where the grown up Delia waves good bye and turns into the little girl again. I was a mess.

    As far as the storyline goes, if they had to kill a kid, why couldn’t have been that miserable brat Faith? She’s the one who needs to go, not sweet little Delia. That would have been the last straw for her wacko mother, Sharon, and they could finally put her in the nut house for the rest of her days.

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    Annie replied

    Emmy award performance .
    Why couldn’t it have been Sharron &Faith??????????
    Dee Dee’s cornea’s will work for Connor.
    More entriege for the Abbot & Newman families.

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    bella replied

    quit killing the children …. there is enough of that in real life. why not kill sharon if u needed somebody to die. have watched the show for 30 years and will not watch it again. I hope they go off the air.

    Valerie replied

    I was flipping channels while waiting for the last ABC soap General Hospital to come on. I came across The Young and the Restless. I watched that episode. I was hooked. I told my daughters that I did something bad. I am a Young and Restless fan now! Billy was amazing and so was the young lady that played his grown up daughter !!!

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    Emily replied

    Billy was amazing in his role. I do agree, but to kill his child was uncalled for. Faith’s role is not a good one since they have her betraying a brat. You should have dealt with that, not by killing her but something. And for ONCE stop having Sharon be a psycho. She is a good actress, do something good with her. This is just the WORST story line ever. Mr Bell. You need to find creativity in another way. This isn’t art at all

    Judy replied

    Killing Faith no way sick I mean really Chelsea makes me sick the entire story killing a child makes me sick. Please Sharon is Adams true love not Chelsea.

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    Lexy replied

    LOL, about Faith, yes she is a brat, yeah she can go (not killed off) just go, I sick of Faith.

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    Timmy C. replied

    Producers: If you want to sustain the life of the show, then you can’t kill off all the major actors children, they are the future of YR! I agree Faith is a brat, but don’t kill children, there is enough violence in the world now, it puts a big depression logo on this show, I need a break from it, sorry YR, you let me down in your writing. Billy Miller and grown up dee were great but I hated this story.

  4. Johnny says:

    I am all kinds of torn about this story. My first response is STOP KILLING KIDS!! Claire Labine did it first and did it BEST and any other attempt has mostly fallen flat on every soap and reeked of copycatting. Does JFP NEVER learn from past mistakes?? I would like to be in a meeting with her some time and see how she processes things. “Who hasn’t been raped yet? And long time fan faves we can knock off? How about a kid!!!”. I just don’t get as entertainment. Yes…it will be a tour de force of acting all around. Yes…the show will win Emmys. It is overkill…literally. The pacig is all wrong. We have katherine’s recent death, then Carmine murder mystery and now litle delia dying. It is very dark. To throw the whodunnit aspect into the mix of delia’s death was unnecessary. It should have been random. Some positive outcomes will be that Billy and Victoia will have a biological child…or they better. They have lost more kids than anyone. Chloe and Kevin could have children too. I hope the show uses this to strengthen and solidify these couples…not tear them apart. I hope Sharon can find some redemption and friendship with Chloe and possibly Victoria. Again…we lose an Abbott daughter. Ashley has lost many children..Traci lost Colleen…now this. Sometimes a good story idea does not take into account the history of the show. But…its done….I will be watching the fallout….I hope the new writing team can tell an ultimately uplifting story and not one of constant misery and heartbreak.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Actually, the first killing off a child was Joanne Tates son on Search For Tomorrow in the 1950s…this did not go well with the late Mary Stuart who played Joanne…the young child was played by her real life son which made it even more difficult to play …i read that somewhere many years ago(i wasnt around in the 1950s but watched SFT with my late mother in the 1960s to early 70s)…i think she almost quit because of it!!!

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    Johnny replied

    I should clarify. I know Claire dd not write the first death of a child. But she did write the first child death/transplant story hat has been copied by every soap since. And not always a child death, but the transplant part. AlL My Children and guiding Light did it twice…so did One Life to Live. It will never be duplicated.

    Debra Bardani replied

    Very well said.

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    Robin replied

    In the past 20 years or more…they have killed off Phillip, Colleen, Cassie and now Delia….there is totally ridiculous….I know dying is “real life”….but 4 kids in the families on this soap opera….is not real!…..

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  5. Melanie says:

    Yes Billy Miller was fantastic, but I am no longer going to watch the show after Monday because I find the storyline so upsetting/disturbing. I cannot bear to watch for months the characters grieving.

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    su0000 replied

    LOL it is a make believe story, not real..
    It will be a journey to see how all rebound from it..

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    Emily replied

    yes, but it is entertainment. We all know it is a story and it’s not real. We watch it to enjoy it. Child killing is not enjoyable. Seriously. I don’t know what is happening to the writers.

    Brenda replied

    Yes, I agree. I am a new viewer and was enjoying the show, but will not watch anymore. I want to be entertained, not depressed. I had a bad headache after the show and I fear my stomach will turn in the coming episodes. I don’t need to be sad. This is not enjoyable!!

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    CdnFan replied

    So you took the time to find an article about it, enter a username and email address and type a comment about a show you will no longer watch. Oh the irony.

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    Megan replied

    Lol

    Timmy C. replied

    Melanie I agree with you. We just had MRS. C’s funeral, now we are killing off Esters grandchild? sigh.

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  6. Johnny says:

    As a side note…the dreams Billy had of delia’s future should have been done later after the funeral. Just another example of awkward timing and pacing. And could they not have dyed Billy and Victoria’s hair to make them look like they had aged 20-25 years? And Billy’s references to Uncle jack…I highly doubt in 20 years Uncle Jack will be around let alone running Jabot. He would be well into his 80′s if still alive. But I guess having an idyllic picture perfect vision for the future helped him cope in the moment.

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    Jules replied

    I really liked what you said in your first post, and thought you made excellent points.

    Here though, I disagree with you with your first and second line. I get what the show was trying to do- they were attempting to portray how endless 5 minutes can be when the life of someone you love in hanging in the balance. They showed these long “foreshadowings” over several decades, and contrasting them to the cell phone that showed only a minute in real time had really elapsed. I think that was the only aspect of the entire show I thought was interesting. It was a well designed way of setting an otherwise unnecessary episode, showcasing an uninspiring story.

    LOL at Uncle Jack. I bet he’ll still be around. Now, grandpa Victor buying cars? That I’m not so sure about.

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    Mary SF replied

    Hi Johnny- Mary SF here- I am going to reply to your reply to my post here. You asked how would Adam know DD was a match for Connor? This was explained in the doctor’s office– if you missed it, the doctor told Adam and Chelsea corneas are not connected to any blood vessels so donors don’t have to be a match, any corneas will do– don’t know if that is true, but that is what the doctor said– on Monday’s show you will see Adam making a phone call to the black market to buy some corneas for Connor at any cost– this is why I thought they are setting him up to take the blame, not just for hitting DD but doing it on purpose– but maybe I will be wrong, but this show is so lame it looks like that is direction they are heading.

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    Mo replied

    It was Billy’s fantasy and in his fantasy, he hasn’t aged. That’s what I thought when I watched it to allow for the non-aging of everyone but Delia.

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    CdnFan replied

    It wasn’t “ACTUAL” future… It was supposed to be Billy “imagining himself and Delia” in the future.
    When you imagine the future… Do you think about how much grey will be in your hair?

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  7. Daisy Day says:

    Excellent! Billy has always been one of the best actors in daytime. He surely will have at least an Emmy nomination, if not a win, with this performance. Kudos to Jill Farren Phelps, Josh Griffith and the rest of the team for breathing new life into Y&R and to Billy Miller for his fabulous performance.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Daisy Day…ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!? Jill Farren Phelps (actually) breathing new life into Y and R??? Um…NO!!!!! My dear…you need to take another look at Y and R and the stupid and unnecessary damage that JFP is causing at Y and R…behind the scenes and all. Seriously………..

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    Starla Dawn Spangler replied

    Jaybird 369
    You have voice , creativity , and you have vision . I would like Jill Farren Phelps , to step down , and you to take her place . You got a better chance of winning back this unhappy crowd :( and put a little sunshine back into this show :) , I think that you ROCK !!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Starla Dawn…girlfriend…thank you for the compliments!!!!! I think that you ROCK, also!!!!! A few things:
    1. I do have a voice and it helps me to be VERY VOCAL about things.
    2. When it comes to creativity, I have my moments here and there…LOL!!!!!
    3. As for my having vision, whenever I see something that I feel and know is unjust and unfair, I will speak out about it.
    4. As for my, um, taking Jill Farren Phelps’s place…I WISH!!!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have years of experience (or whatever) in the soap opera industry. But, I’m very flattered on this point. Thanks.
    5. Starla Dawn…listen…HOPEFULLY, that Jill Farren Phelps won’t be Y and R’s Executive Producer for the long haul (or whatever). If there is at least 1 thing that I’ve observed while watching soaps over the years is this…Executive Producers come and go ALL THE TIME. And, yes, Jill Farren Phelps needs to be replaced…BADLY!!!!! But, honey, as soap viewers, we gotta be patient. And, hopefully, one day…Jill Farren Phelp will get and understand the meaning and all of the following words…KARMA, BABY, KARMA!!!!!
    Starla Dawn…take care and have a good one. XOXOXOXOXO

    P.S. – Starla Dawn, one final thing: Over the years, I have read countless articles in soap opera magazines about Executive Producers. Some of it good, some of it not so good. Whenever I sit down to catch up on my soaps, I try to have an open mind and I hope and pray for the best. Period. Again, take care.

    Peace.

    jaybird369 replied

    Oh, Daisy…trust me…Jill Farren Phelps is NOT breathing new life into Y&R. Not at all. A few things:
    1. JFP DOES NOT CARE about us soap viewers and what we want to see on-screen.
    2. JFP DOES NOT LIKE working with soap opera actresses over the age of 40.
    3. JFP prefers working with soap opera actors younger than her (aka SOAP HUNKS).
    4. JFP has a HISTORY of openly feuding with soap opera actresses over the age of 40.
    5. JFP is so POWER-HUNGRY as a so-called Executive Producer that she will run over/mow down ANYONE who gets in her way.
    6. JFP has a HISTORY of treating MANY soap opera actors and actresses like TOTAL DIRT.
    So, Daisy…Jill Farren Phelps is N-O-T breathing new life into Y&R!!!!! No. It’s the opposite. Jill Farren Phelps is VERY HORRIBLY sucking the life out of Y&R. Remember that. Take care.

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  8. Kelly says:

    Amazing performance but I certainly wouldn’t expect anything less from him.

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  9. Marlene C. says:

    Billy Miller deserves acolades for this touching episode. His talent shines, in contrast to the witty and whimsical side of Billy Abbott.
    To the nay sayers of the story line, IMO, art (acting, theater etc) imitates life. Soap operas are mellodrama, but certainly reflect it as well. We, our family, have had 2 deaths of chidren within 6 months of each other. Life and death happen.
    Poor writing? Well JG is gone and the new writers’ story lines will be starting soon.
    I for one WILL be around to watch them.

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    Mary SF replied

    If Delia’s accident and death were the actual storyline I might agree with you. Tragic things like this happens everyday, and I am sorry that your family had to go through it because it one of the most painful experiences in life.
    But in this case her death is merely a device to kick start another story line- my guess it will — the one where another Abbott death gives life to another Newman (or in this case corneas) And it will look the Abbott Newman feud might end– until it is discover that Adam might be the one to have hit her and because he kept saying he would do anything to get Connor a donor everyone will assume he did on purpose and the Abbott and Newman feud will get stronger– so that is what I object to, using this death as a plot device, and that is what they are doing– they are not trying to tell the story about losing a child under tragic circumstances–
    It will gut wrenching to watch and the performance will be great and it will be sad– but it in the end mark my words this story will devolved into something silly and when it does it will do a disservice to those who really lost children in this manner– I really want the new writers to prove me wrong– so I will watch and hope– that this story isn’t an easy way for Y&R to get scenes for a good Emmy reel, so JFP can say she got another Emmy while EP of a show.

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    Johnny replied

    Now that would be a ridiculous plot point if adam is accused of deliberately hitting Delia. He was on a dark road….he would have no idea of delia was a match for Connor. He would not just mow down a kid no matter what he has done in the past. I fear the writers will go that route and thats a shame.

    Marlene C. replied

    Thank you for your insightful reply to my comment. I in no way wanted to sound callous about the death of a child, either in a storyline, or my life. It truly does take you from the peak of the highest mountain to the depths of the darkest hole, and it is the emotions showed on this episode by Billy Miller, that did indeed take me back.
    I agree that it is this that should be expanded on, not a ploy for more anger and revenge, but then again, Y&R is a soap currently stuck in redo and repeat.
    On anohter note, I thought I read somewhere that the sweet girl who played Delia has landed another role on an evening show. Soaps answer to this = death or indefinite coma.

    Megan replied

    Not really sure how the writers will take the “Adam did it on purpose” role. Adam is another really good actor on the show, a and to see the fear and shock on his face as he is piecing it all together makes me think that he truly did not know that he may of hit Delia. I also read earlier someone said it was either Adamoor Nikki, did I miss some thing somewhere, where would Nikki come into this?

    Mary SF replied

    @Megan— I don’t think Adam did on purpose at all– if it was his car that did the deed then we know it was accidental– but because of his history and because throughout that whole episode he kept saying to everyone- the doctor, Chelsea and then later Jack– he would do anything to find a donor for Connor– I suspect everyone in GC will think he did on purpose, just a hunch, but I’ve been wrong before. As for Nikki- there was a very brief shot of her driving her car on the same road that night. It was so brief of a shot a lot people missed it. But that why some are saying she might be a possible suspect for hitting Delia.

  10. Mo says:

    I haven’t watched the whole ep yet. Have to watch in pieces as it’s so sad. But Billy, as usual, is doing a great job.

    Not happy with the story as I hate when the kill a kid and I really like Delia and the relationship Billy and Chloe have with her. I didn’t see Nikki, just Adam driving.

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    SZima replied

    I’m with you Mo…I didn’t see Nikki either. Guess I need to go back and watch clips :(

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    SZima replied

    So I just watched some clips, and I STILL didn’t see Nikki driving. Could someone post a link?

    Mary SF replied

    It was on Thursday show, not Friday’s where we saw Nikki driving. It was towards the end of epsoide there was a shot of Adam driving, then a shot Nikki driving if that helps.

    SZima replied

    Mary SF, I did watch Thursday’s show again (the last part) and I still didn’t see Nikki. The shots of the drivers weren’t too well lit, so I guess I just missed it :(
    Oh well, the previews showed Adam looking at a broken light on his car, so I’m guessing he’s the one who hit Delia :(
    I don’t think we need Nikki going through even more problems than she has going on now. I like Nikki, but can only take so much of her! LOL

    Mo replied

    Yeah, I was going to say I didn’t see Nikki either. And now that we see the light chip from Adam’s car, we know it was Adam. Plus, we saw him and Dash so it was Adam who hit her. In addition to hating that they’re killing Delia, I also hate that they’re bringing Adam into it as the killer, even though inadvertent and also I’m sure, Chloe will blame Billy because he left Delia alone in the car, which he shouldn’t have. Dash should also have been restrained. My dogs ride in crates in the car. Safer for them and other occupants. And then Chelsea’s son will benefit from the death of her BF’s daugther. Adds another wrench into things. Connor’s eye probs are because of how he was born? When he got tot he hospital, wouldn’t they have cleaned him up, etc.? Is this something real?

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  11. lorie Derbowka says:

    I thought he did an incredible job, tore my heart into pieces, he’s a very talented man , just wish delia wouldn’t have died! wish they could write up a miracle of her coming back to life, from the morgue or something good. such a shame to have a child die and have such great parents as Chloe, Billy, Victoria , is there something they can do bring Delia back not in spirit form like John Abbot? “A Miracle ” please!

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  12. Claudia says:

    couldn’t agree more, BM was outstanding

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  13. Stephanie says:

    I think Billy Miller did a great job for what he was given. I felt his fear and desperation when he was lying beside Delia on the road, it was raw and honest. But those progessions of “what could have been” were awful. Even Billy Miller’s performance went from top notch to falling flat. I couldn’t connect with ANY of those scenes. Delia was NOT a Newman yet she was surrounded by Newmans. And I was not aware Victoria gave birth to Delia yet there she was, at her wedding and bedside after she gave birth. The only progession I felt connected to was the end with the “Goodbye Daddy”. That slayed me, especially as we saw little Sophie once again. So yes, Billy Miller was good but he has done better. Even his scenes with Chloe at the hospital in July were filled with more emotion than these!

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    ruth replied

    the story was very sad well done sorry to have had it done at all –I see Delia is going to do another show — could she not have left a different way — I hope they do not blame Adam he did not hit her intentionally He would have stopped to help had he know it was a child – They did a wonderful job on it just too close to Mrs C final show
    Billy Miler and the rest have done great job — Would enjoy seeing more Happy things to come now please

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    Stephanie replied

    I am sure they will blame Adam if he is in fact the one who hit Delia. Blame will be going around, that is the entire point of killing her off. The drama it causes. Billy will blame himself (he left her alone in the car, he bought her the dog that ran off, if he hadn’t stopped for Victoria’s errand, etc). Chloe will blame herself (if she wasn’t at the movie with Kevin, if she hadn’t turned off her phone, etc.) and Chloe will no doubt blame Billy.

    I still felt the “what could have been” flash aheads were sterile and lacked any real emotion. Though that could be because Billy was in no way a single parent and had I not known better I would have thought Delia was a Newman born from Victoria’s womb.

    CdnFan replied

    Those weren’t ACTUAL future events… They were Billy’s imagination…. How HE saw himself and his wife living through Delia’s life events. His imagination wouldn’t necessarily include Chloe, Jack, etc. seriously.

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    Stephanie replied

    I never called them future events. If you read my comment I called them “what could have been” moments. So yes I know they were Billy’s imagination. But I PERSONALLY felt that Billy imagining Delia’s life without her family in it came off as sterile and lacked the emotional punch needed for such a storyline. Had I not known the history and watched those scenes I would have thought Victoria was Delia’s mother. Conidering how Billy and Chloe have managed to co-parent well for the most part deleting her from Delia’s life, even in his imagination, did not make these scenes stronger.

  14. Marsha Moor Ocala Fl says:

    Billy did a fantastic job about Delia getting hit by car.He is A very good actor.along With Steve he is a fantastic actor. Also Adam he is a great actor.I ‘ve watched the show since the first show thanks to all the people on the show are great actor.

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  15. cynthia says:

    I adore Billy Miler and think his acting is exceptional! Didn’t like actress used to lay grown up $ Delua…teenage Delia was right on tho!

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  16. Eden says:

    What an absolutely brilliant edition of the programme! Billy Miller’s performance was award winning. He had me in bits during the entire hour. It was truly amazing. The young girl playing Dee Dee in her later years was perfectly matched for those scenes with her father. This was a definite STAND OUT edition for The Young and The Restless. Cheers! x

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  17. Shari says:

    He’s a Powerhouse!

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  18. Mary SF says:

    Of course the acting was great– only an actor made of stone could fail to make those scenes alive and touching. And being in Canada I have already seen Monday’s show and he is stellar on that episode too, as well as AH playing Victoria— I cried throughout both shows– as I said in an earlier post– these type of story lines hit us where we live— it doesn’t take much writing to make it dramatic.
    Not sure if I will ever agree this was the way to go, but it is done—yet so unnecessary and short sighted of the writing team that came up with this one.

    P.S
    - and I too liked the actress playing grown up Delia she looked so much like the actress playing Chloe I thought they might have been sisters–

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  19. Hope Martin says:

    I thought he was amazing! I cried thru the entire episode

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  20. k/kay says:

    Good job with the material he was given I just watched it tough but I did. If he does use this material then he needs to enter in the Lead Actor not Supporting!

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  21. Brenda says:

    I thought Billy played it just right. Not over the top, just very moving and sad. I have a feeling this could escalate into drama queen territory if not kept under control. Guilt will drive him over the edge (as it should) for leaving Delia in the car alone. He should suffer inwardly and not give us everything at once.

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  22. Cheryl says:

    I am a fan of Billy Miller and have been since he was on All My Children. He really knew how to play evil. That aside, I was only able see a few bits and pieces of yesterday’s show. I was hoping to catch his full performance on TVGN but they do not show Y&R as often on that channel as Soapnet did when they had it. Anyway, the parts that I did see were breathtaking. Every so often Y&R gives Billy Miller and chance to shine and he knocks it out of the ball park. I still remember years ago when a Christmas episode was focused on him. What the Abbotts life be without him. It broke my heart when he saw that Chance was walking and adult Delia down the isle. Y&R is lucky to have him.

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  23. su0000 says:

    It’s a Y&R story that will fall short, as most do..
    Or will spend the next 20 years devoting a week to Delia (yuck) as they do with Cassy, sigh, way over kill on Cassy.

    This story will turn into an Adam story, eventually..
    This story is not about Delia , it is about the families struggles, and will go on and on and on for an year ….

    Soaps are known for the sad drama but–
    Delia won’t be on screen any longer however, (Sophie Pollono) is alive and well and is sure to be moving on she has talent and will go far..

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    k/kay replied

    If you think you get over a death of a child then you are so wrong the one thing that Y&R has done right is the fact Sharon has never gotten over the death of her child it has haunted her forever as it would. Jack Smith & Kay Alden did a wonderful story that child grew up on our screens. Sharon Case should also be mentioned as a power house performer I cryed more over her breakdown to Nick this week then want happened on Friday with Delia because I saw that coming a mile away and it was typical JFP looking for an emmy. My vote for Best Actress for 2013 is Sharon Case hands down she has put her heart and soul into a storyline that has people bad mouthing the character & actress and still she goes to work and holds her head up high.

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  24. Chris says:

    Can’t bring myself to stomach watching Friday’s ep. I’m sure Billy Miller did a great job. As is often the case on this show in the last several years, the performances are the glue holding all the sloppy writing and producing together.

    That being said, I’ve grown increasingly disgusted with honchos Angelica McDaniel and Steve Kent for not only keeping JFP employed but defending her. Especially Angelica. A successful woman in the industry who’s linchpin show is all about marginalizing women and children. I’m over the smoke she blows where Y&R is concerned. As for Steve Kent perhaps he’s the next person who should get the ole ax. Since he’s been in charge at Sony and overseeing Y&R it continues to flounder. Who hires these hacks? We as an audience can be upset with JFP all we want but someone gave her a platform to repeat her recycled failed ideas over and over again. She’s like herpes. Void of a cure and certain to pop up again.

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    Susan replied

    Lol @ herpes comment. You are absolutely correct that this story is an EXACT replica of an awful storyline that JFP spearheaded while she was at GH. 2 peeps driving, kid gets killed, not sure whodunit, organ from deceased saves another. Hated that storyline on GH, and am certain this one will yield exact same results, as, despite all signs pointing to Adam, I feel certain it was Nikki who actually hit poor Delia. This will send Nikki running to the bottle, exactly like it did with Luke on GH. Great acting all around, but merely a device in order drive future storyline(s). Sadly, this is the 2nd or 3rd GH copycat story she has used in her short tenure at Y&R!!!! Thanks for the amusing comments!

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    Becky replied

    Great points. I noticed the similarity in storylines; didn’t think about how JFP was in charge at GH then. I didn’t watch Friday’s episodes, and don’t want to. Way too sad for me.

    Kelly replied

    Herpes, bawhahahaha

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  25. heidi says:

    Watched it and totally agree Michael!!! Billy’s performance was unbelievable and I so hope Delia will be ok!!! It was a fantastic episode… but terribly heart wrenching!!! Brought me to tears a few times! Way to go Billy Miller!!!

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  26. leslie says:

    ONe WORD for Billy: MAGNIFICENT, Another emmy!

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  27. Beth says:

    Wonder where the storyline came from??? GH………Luke hits and kills his four year old grandson. Adam, a major character hits a family member, yes by marriage, Adam being Victoria’s brother. WELL, JFP, guess you want to see how the story plays out on another network.

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  28. lisa says:

    Yes Billy Miller delivered a tour de force performance….and I can certainly isolate that from the rest of the content.
    Billy is my favorite actor on Y&R ,he has been since he began on the show – no matter whom he is acting opposite.
    He deserves ANY award that may come his way.
    Having said that – I hate the fact that the writer’s have “killed off” yet another child.
    It has been hard enough with the Cassie Newman death, with which her “ghostly” return this time via Sharon’s mental illness is grinding on my nerves.She really is unhinged.
    But I must have missed something in the episodes – why is Nikki a contender for having run down Dee Dee ?

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    lisa replied

    Just a thought – I don’t think it’s Nikki,just because she has enough to contend with her MS and her new found son Dylan and the fallout that, that is going to create within the frame work of her family and then of course there’s Victor…..always Victor.
    I think it being Adam makes greater sense…. he was at the scene,the missing piece (exact shape and size from his taillight) has been found.
    He is aware of the accident and where it took place – given the condition of Connor,he is going to feel enormously conflicted about his role in Dee Dee’s death and using her cornea’s to save his son’s eyesight….but then again he is Adam.
    It just makes for better story than it being Nikki.

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    Mary SF replied

    On the night it happened there was a shot of Nikki driving in her car– but that’s it. I guess that shot was there to a- suggest Nikki might be a possible suspect or b- a red herring. Of course Adam will get blamed and since he kept sprouting he would do anything to find a donor for Connor– everyone based on his history will assume he did it on purpose. So once again an Abbott death will save a Newman, but in the end it will only add fuel on the fire of the already overplay feud between them. And that is why I dislike this story– if they just made it simply a tragic accident and the consequences of it, like real life I might of understood, but using a child’s death as device to kick start lame story line that has already been done on this soap and others– lacks vision and creativity imho

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    su0000 replied

    It was not Adam who hit DD..
    Adam had little damage to his driver side of the car..
    DD was in the right side ditch from a hit from a car hitting her from the passenger side for her to end up on that side of the road/ditch..
    Adams car did not hit her ..

    k/kay replied

    Well the most stupid part of this storyline and it all is stupid so obvious where they were heading is baby Conner’s eyesight problem because of a difficult birth. The woman did two grunts the kid was born in a white blanket and not one drop of blood. Huh?

    CdnFan replied

    su0000 – wrong. The damage to Afam’s car was on the PASSENGER SIDE. Watch it again. Front orange light – PASSENGER side.

  29. Darlene Mathieu says:

    I thought Billy did an excellent job and I congrats to him for putting everything he has into this role, But I do not like what happens to Delia on bit. Do you not think that the Y&R have had enough sad stories to last them for a long time? There was break ups, the death of Mrs. C and a whole lot more, Now Delia, could you all not have used the donor bank ? Think about it…. I am quite upset with this….

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    Nan replied

    The writers need to make Delia’s death another one of Billy’s dreams…please make it all go away..bring Phyllis back to while you’re at it.

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  30. Mary says:

    Excellent job by all in a very tragic and sad story!

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  31. genevieve says:

    i always like billy miller. he seems to be smiling even when he’s sad. a very good actor also. it is the person that hired the writers, that should be writing for a horror movie not soap opera. get a grip on the fans feeling. slowly and surely u r losing fans. a dead / almost dead child in the bush along the road !!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Robbyrob says:

    Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a diehard fan of YR. Casual at best and I do follow the stars & plots via social media and the soap mags so I know what’s going on. That being said, I just can’t stop wishing that Jill Farren Phelps would just STOP the killing. You name them…veterans, newbies, children…she kills them off. No matter what show she helms, and she’s been at most of ‘em, they suddenly get very dark, depressing, violent (GH & Another World especially), and most of all, tries to distance the show as being too soapy….like she’s mortified that she’s gotta actually show romance.

    I remember when Phelps first joined YR and she granted an interview with Michael Logan at TV Guide who did ask her about her many character killings on her shows. She said the infamous Frankie physical assault (which was the WHOLE episode), then murder was NOT her idea…maybe, but it was on her watch and she could have nixed it. GH’s beloved Emily was raped by that Nikolas lookalike (one of the worst plots EVER) then murdered by a plot driven serial killer (who also killed another beloved character, Georgie). Beloved veteran Stuart Damon of GH was also killed off during the Metro Court hostage crisis. I enjoyed that whole arc by the way BUT killing off Alan was such a waste that it was the LAST straw for me. I quit watching GH on a daily basis. I couldn’t handle watching my favorite characters be needlessly killed off and have Jason/Sonny/Carly remain 24/7.

    Phelps then had little Jake, a legacy character…the son of Elizabeth and Jason…be killed off (run over too!) by Luke Spencer. Anthony Geary did tremendous work as usual and craves dark storylines like this (as he just reiterated to TVGuide again), but it made Luke TOO dark. Who wants to rush home from work or school to watch that??? Not me…no matter how many awards it garners. I did however love when GH did it’s BJ/Maxie heart transplant storyline. Just watch on YouTube. Tears, hope, family and tragedy all merge for excellent drama. This wasn’t plot driven but rooted in character and still is felt to this day.

    GH is still recovering (quite nicely I might add) from the Phelps/Guza decade. You might say GH is too campy right now but I love it. During it’s heyday of the 80s, campy was GH’s name…freezing the world…and people loved it as it was rooted in romance, family, humor, and not taking itself too seriously. GH is delivering daily surprises in this spoiler mad/social media mad world. That takes dedication and care to honestly surprise the audience. I feel YR is quickly delving into what GH became. I want to escape from reality. Especially dark reality.

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  33. Cheryl says:

    Absolutely famtastic! Billy Miller you are AWESOME! Great acting and superb writing. I see an Emmy in someone’s future.

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  34. Janet Brasher says:

    Very good. But alittle over whelming. But very attentive.

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  35. mike says:

    I have stopped watching because of this terrible over used plot devise. Phelps truly is a show killer.

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    4everDAYS replied

    That’s a shame! I’m happy as long as she stays away from DOOL!!!
    JFP is a YesseR. She says yes to everything bad to soaps!

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    Mary SF replied

    Don’t get too smug there– Sony owns both Y&R and Days, and it was Sony who hired her– so once she done killing Y&R– Days will be only soap left for her destroy—it could happen

  36. Charla Williams says:

    It was very hard to watch and I am hoping they aren’t going to kill off Delia. We Soap fans love watching these kids grow up on TV.

    Billy Miller…… one word…..BRILLIANT!
    NO …two words…. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

    And he’s so easy on the eyes too!

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    Indra replied

    I agree with you Billy did a great job. Delia should not have been killed so that Adam’s son can see. I have been watching Y&R for years and I think they need a better writing team. I am sick and tired of seeing them use the same storylines with different characters over and over. This show is loosing ratings and they need to listen to what the viewers are asking for or they may not be on the air much longer.

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  37. jaybird369 says:

    Are you kidding me?!?!? Watching yesterday’s episode of Y and R (aka 10/11/2013) was BEYOND TORTURE!!!!! If Y and R wanted to kill off a female character, they should have killed off that annoying and VERY UNWATCHABLE Hilary. That would have made A LOT MORE SENSE!!!!! But NOT sweet and adorable Delia!!!!! NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! This is NOT about soap storytelling or plot twists. It’s about that power-hungry, soap-opera-hunk-obsessed and insufferable Jill Farren Phelps running amok on a power trip. I hope that JFP gets bombarded with all kinds of hate mail.

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  38. Robin says:

    I’m sure without a doubt Billy Miller did amazing work, but I won’t be watching. I stuck with YR through Lynn Latham’s mess and then when MAB all but destroyed most of the characters I love. This is the last straw however. I’ve never been a fan of JFP and her work over the years, but I was willing to give her a chance. JFP and her writers have further destroyed Sharon, botched the Carmine and Katharine’s will story lines and has pimped Dylan as the next big thing. But killing Delia?? SHE IS A LEGACY CHARACTER!! The daughter of an Abbott, step child of a Newman and pseudo grandaughter of a Chancellor! I expect heartache and tears on my soaps – but I don’t want them by watching a child die! After 20 plus years as a loyal viewer, I deleted Y&R from my dvr. I’ll miss the characters I’ve loved over the years, but I won’t watch them be destroyed for the sake of a ratings stunt and to give SB a bigger part.

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    CdnFan replied

    HAHAHAHA…. so you took the time to read an article, enter your name and email address to comment on a show you no longer watch. You don’t even know why the character was killed off. Perhaps the twin girls who portray Delia have another job or want to pursue something else.

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  39. su0000 says:

    I do not think Adam hit DD..
    we will be lead to believe so and as time goes bye and Adam is once again mentally destroyed it will be reviled a Newman actually hit DD because they are always not guilty/do not pay for their terrible deeds..
    so, all will be well and move on ..

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    Mary SF replied

    I agree, in my earlier post I said Adam will get blamed, not that he did it. And they will think he did on purpose, maybe even go to court for murder– but eventually it will come out someone else hit DD– perhaps another Newman– and that was my point– this death is just a plot device to kick off another lame Newman Abbott feud– most likely will destroy Billy and Victoria’s marriage in the process– all of which has been done before with other characters. A lot melodrama but no substance. And that is why I believe this whole story line lacks imagination.

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  40. Bonnie Cava says:

    This was a terrible story line destined to ruin many of the chartacters, now would be a good time for “bad dream” escape..please bring Delia back.

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    Shellie replied

    I agree 100% please let it be a horrible nightmare and bring DD back. Too depressing to watch.when the characters grieve, so do the fans and I have enough sadness in my real life. Please writers fix it!!!!

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    Cathie Former Fan replied

    Well put :)

  41. Linda says:

    Billy Miller was awesome. Can someone answer this question: Why does JFP hate children? It’s bad enough she’s killing Delia but to carbon copy the killing of Jake. JFP is no executive producer!

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  42. Gayle says:

    Very moving performance. Excellent job!

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  43. dee says:

    Was very good acting I hope the writers don’t kill the young actor off it would b a true shame . But he did a great job of al life flashing before your eyes of all the things that might or might not be.

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  44. Robin says:

    I think Billy Miller — as usual — did an amazing job with a lousy story line. JFP is a lousy writer who destroyed my beloved GL & ATWT. If…and that’s a big if….she wanted to kill off a Abbott child to give Connor a set of eyes, it should have been Johnny. THAT could have been an epic story. Chelsea would be happy for Connor but truly devastated that her first born had died and now would be giving the gift of sight to his bio brother. Adam could have been thankful that Johnny was a blood relative so that there would be less chance of rejection and been a tad cavalier about the whole situation. That might have made it somewhat worthwhile to kill another Abbott. But not Delia. She’s the daughter of two core families…yeah I know Chloe’s not a Chancellor but she might as well be.

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    Johnny replied

    Once and for all…JFP did NOT produce As The World turns. She has been executive producer of Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and Young and Restless. I am of mixed feelings about her body of work, but I don’t get the personal hatred and attacks against her personally. I loved her work at Santa Barbara!! Guiding Light, under her early tenure was hailed by all critics and magazines as utter perfection until they killed Maureen. She reinvigorated Another World totally until they blundered and killed Frankie. Nothing from her time at OLTL really stands out for me other than Drew dying, another core family member. I loathed General Hospital during her tenure, but I cannot take away that the show was brilliantly produced by her. The epic sweeps stories always looked like cinematic extravaganzas. And at GH…she was sandwiched between Guza and Frons….two of the most misogynistic men in the world of soaps. The personal attacks against her are just so vicious. None of us know her. Producing a soap is a huge collaboration. I don’t think every bad idea originates and is carried out by her. She is one cog in the wheel. We are all free to dislike or like what is on our screens, but do we really have to personally attack and wish death upon his woman? FYI…I am not saying you did that Robin. But many have. :)

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I take your point about the level of vitriol, but I do think (unfortunately) that Jill has earned her reputation as a bad executive producer. She does some things very well, but in many other areas her judgment is truly awful–and as someone pointed out higher up, she does not learn from her mistakes. Though I loved Santa Barbara, I found her work far inferior to that done by her predecessors, the Dobsons and Mary Ellis Bunim (though there were others who came after her who were worse still, admittedly). Guiding Light I can clearly say was excellent but it wasn’t JFP; it was terrific as long as Nancy Curlee and Stephen Demorest were around, but once they left and there were several other headwriting teams (but still JFP at the helm), it was much less good. (I’d actually say Maureen’s death was some of the best-written and best-acted television I’ve seen–I find it agonizing to watch, heartbreaking, even today–and is an example of how excellently JFP can produce material that is well written, when she gets out of the way and just focuses on producing. But killing Maureen off was still a terrible decision and the beginning of the end for GL.) I didn’t watch Another World steadily enough during her time there to comment; I must not have seen the reinvigoration you’re speaking of, though, because otherwise I would have been all over it (Another World was my first soap love and I always wanted it to recapture its glory). Her time at OLTL was disastrous in my opinion, but I attribute that more to Megan McTavish than to JFP (though again, JFP’s propensity for disastrous decisions was in evidence; killing off Mel/Stephen Markle was a big mistake). And that dark, long decade at GH speaks for itself (though even there, I’d say she was not the only one charting that dark course; I think she was conforming to what Brian Frons wanted GH to be).

    She seems to me to have two big strengths: she does know talent when she sees it (despite all of the Friends of Jill talk–and she does seem to hire and rehire her favorites–most of them are very talented actors, though she does have a few blind spots as well, people who are not as good as she seems to think they are), and when she sticks to producing, she seems to have a good sense of what is dramatic, what is striking, what will be effective on the screen. But she’s only as good as her writers; she is not an EP who can transcend bad writing, and she doesn’t seem to have very canny judgment about what good writing is and who can give it to her (what I fear from watching her decision making in that regard is that the writers she thinks are good are the ones who will do what she says; on the other hand, she had the good sense to hire Harding Lemay several times as a writing consultant, and he may be the best writer soaps ever had, so she’s got something on the ball somewhere). She also makes disastrous personnel decisions–not only in regard to killing, killing, killing characters and thus losing actors who are often fan favorites, but also in casting talented people in roles that are wrong for them (example: Tim Gibbs is an excellent actor and was excellent on both SB and Another World, but he was so totally wrong for the role of Kevin on OLTL that one cannot imagine how she thought it would work). And she has often seemed oblivious to the individual styles of shows and to whether her own creative vision meshes with what viewers of a particular show (or in general) will want to see; she seems to get locked into her own vision and unable to pull herself out of it and see, objectively, whether it might be otherwise excellent, dramatic, moving, etc. but just wrong for the show or even damaging to it: there’s just the here, now, won’t that be a great scene, etc. And those things have been constants through her years as an EP across a number of shows, and she doesn’t learn–so consequently I think she deserves her reputation as a soap wrecker.

    Like you, I can’t justify the personal viciousness, but other than that, she deserves her bad reputation. (And I’ll say this much in partial defense of the viciousness: I think people are infuriated by how arrogant and self-congratulating she often sounds while her bad decisions are wrecking their favorite soaps. Still not an excuse for wishing death on somebody, of course–but I can understand the level of fury.) I don’t understand why she continues to be hired; her ratings successes have been outnumbered by her failures, at this point, and anybody paying attention should realize by now that even if she can goose the ratings, what she does is so damaging to a show’s long-term viability that it outweighs whatever short-term ratings success she brings. (Then again, maybe nobody is thinking of a long-term future for soaps anymore.) I can only account for her continued employment at Y&R by the fact that Steve Kent was a producer at Santa Barbara; from what I’ve seen, she’s just made a further shambles of a show that was already damaged by the LML and MAB regimes. Of course, I don’t know what the rest of the field is like; I have no idea who is available. But somebody with a past history of building and repairing a show, like Wendy Riche, would have been a much more sensible choice. And in particular for Y&R, it would have to be someone much more attuned to the style of a particular show; Y&R always played very differently, under Bill Bell, than the other shows–it had a very distinct visual feel, scenes that were constructed in a very particular way, and other characteristics that made it very distinct from other soaps, and that’s all very important to many Y&R viewers. JFP is much better, in my opinion, at imposing her style on something than at disciplining her talents to serve an established style.

  45. margaret says:

    This is a tough one. First of all, I don’t think the character of Billy would leave Delia alone in the car even with the dog. The whole episode was heart rendering. Billy Miller has always been an incredible actor…he just draws you in whether he is playing endearing or evil (Ritchie on AMC). I thought his acting was excellent. Now must note that I was shocked and saddened to see adorable Delia hit by this car. No child should undergo this fate in real life or on a soap opera. But if Y&R was to pursue this choice, they should have used that “hard to watch” Sharon and her daughter for this storyline. Last point: using Delia, Chloe, Chelsea, Billy, Victoria, Nikki and Adam will be powerful because of all the interconnections. However, I personally, may find it too hard to watch.

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    su0000 replied

    Death is soap fuel for high voltage drama stories that sets flame to 3 families, for a long time..
    many changes for characters etc..
    it is what Y&R needed, actually..

    new story life always comes from soaps deaths..
    children do not have rolls outside of cute walk ons, so the are easily let go and on their way out they create tons of drama for the others….

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    Johnny replied

    It blows my freaking mind that I have seen so many people post that they WISH it was faith who would have died! Sharon lost Cassie and also grieved for faith after Adam nabbed her. Faith dying would have sent Nick and Sharon to the nuthouse and believe that viewers would have been so disgusted they would have immediately tuned out, People are all outraged and angry that Delia died and yet so many have wished death on Faith. Those who did ought to be ashamed of themselves! Faith is a little cheeky and a little bratty but so were we all and so was every kid at hat age.

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    Nanci replied

    Well said Johnny. It is horrible to wish death on any child, even the bratty Faith.

    CdnFan replied

    To be fair to the little girl who portrays “Faith”….SHE’S ACTING and is given lines and direction to be “bratty”.

    margaret replied

    Clarification for person who responded to my post. It was immediately stated that I would rather that NO child was hit by the car. The families that will be effected by this storyline have also had some very rough times. Personally I have nothing against Sharon. Nick or their daughter, but still stand by the opinion that if the show mgmt chose this direction Sharon’s daughter would have been another logical choice. Now this discussion is too creepy for me……so I’ll get back to the original point….prefer that a child was not hit by the car to begin with. And yes. there are other ways to advance storyline.

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  46. Jared says:

    Billy Miller makes a great Billy Abbott. It is a role he claimed from the start, making it his own, much like his onscreen mother did back in 1987, when she took over the role of Jill from the iconic Brenda Dickson.

    I’m not too much a fan of killing off legacy characters though. Didn’t JFP do this to poor little Jake on GH? It sounds like an almost identical scenario. Cassie’s death worked because it was well constructed and fueled story for many years. On the other hand, this story seems totally unnecessary. I won’t be following too closely.

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  47. Roxanne says:

    While I LOVE Billy Miller, as a mother whose own son just moved out unexpectedly without any warning I was not in a state of mind to watch the episode! I actually just fast forwarded thru all his parts. I am sure he did brilliantly. I also didn’t care for the story line, either.

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  48. Carly says:

    I don’t want to see a child die! The show is becoming so dark . We have already lost Catherine and Phylis…..I am no longer looking forward to watching the show …

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  49. Silvia says:

    I was in tears through most of this episode. Partly because I couldn’t believe what was happening, it was a big shock, Delia is a great little actress. Billy Miller is a great actor, he carried this episode alone! I stand amazed at his ability.

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    CdnFan replied

    Twins play “Delia” and MAYBE they were going off to do something else?

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    M. Diane replied

    That is what I have heard. The actress who played Delia has a new job and this storyline was written to let her out of the contract.

  50. Silvia says:

    I wanted to add that the grown up Delia’s were good in their parts also. Especially the college grad and the working girl and the bride and the mother. Kudos to all…..will miss Delia now she brought such happiness to all around her.

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  51. Rita says:

    Billy Miller is the best on the show, he went back in time, as you can only imagine his head was all over the place while waiting for help, I dont know were Nicky comes into it, I only saw Adam, it was an accident, but I loved that little girl as for Faith she is a little pain in the neck, and now Billy had signed on to stay, so now lets hope it gets intersting, and pls Victor stay out of it,

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  52. heidi says:

    Just watched the promo and I am not happy they really look to be killing Delia off. I was so hoping from the fabulous episode on Friday that when we saw Delia all grown up and Billy speaking about all that she went threw when she was younger that she was going to survive this accident and we would some day see her as we glimpsed in that episode. If they really kill Delia off… I am going to be very disappointed with Y&R. There are so many other choices with this accident and her death is the worst, the easiest, and the most gratuitously lame one.

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  53. robert says:

    I am torn on the story, but Billy Miller’s acting was superb. They should just go ahead and give him the emmy now.

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  54. Carol says:

    I keep saying I am going to stop watching Y&R but I haven’t yet…I loved this show as it helped me escape my own every day problems.
    The (real) death of Jeanne Cooper was so sad…I mourned for her for weeks afterwards because she was one of my favourite characters on Y&R. She is never coming back….she is really gone and so is my own Mom, which is partly why I cried so much. Too close to home.
    With this Delia storyline…….I could forsee that an accident of some kind would be happening by the end of the show. When I realized it could be Delia, I kept hoping that it was not headed that way….that she was not going to be killed. I love that little girl and she is/was a great part of the show. I cried and cried with Billy’s performance at the distraught/shocked/horrified father…..and when Victoria cried….OMG! I lost it.
    I think this may have been the tipping point for me though…..I finally think I have had enough of the sadness & deaths. I watched Y&R to be entertained and lifted out of my own sadness and problems, to laugh at the goofy story lines and be swept off my feet by the likes of Billy….not to be reminded of the terrible things that happen to people I love…like losing my Mom.
    So that’s it for me……adios Y&R.

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    CdnFan replied

    Okay… To be fair… You don’t “love that little girl”… You like the character portrayed by twin girls.
    JUST actresses…. Delia isn’t “real”.

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    Carol replied

    No….I love that little girl, the actress, not the character she portrays. She reminds me of someone I used to know…maybe that’s part of it BUT Sophie Pollono is a cutie-pie and I don’t think she has a twin playing the same part.
    Thanks for your concern.

  55. Sandra says:

    I am not on board with the killing off of children, cannot see how it adds to the storyline it is just too sad to watch. Billy the actor did a good job with the script he was given, however I do not think this is how a parent would be reacting if their child was lying on the road, It would be more hysteria, not calmly looking into the future, but that is just my opinion . I will have to wait until this story is done before I can watch again the sadness is just to much

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  56. jaybird369 says:

    That Jill Farren Phelps is BEYOND DISGUSTING for killing off the character of Delia. Yet, I shouldn’t be surprised by this. I once read somewhere that JFP HATES working with child actors and child actresses. And, of course, JFP has a HISTORY of being a TOTALLY LOUSY Executive Producer. More and more, she is CLEARLY RUINING Y and R with her A-W-F-U-L backstage and behind-the-scenes antics. I wish that one of those CBS head honchos (or whoever) would grow a spine already and show JFP THE DOOR (aka firing). NOW!!!!!

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  57. janet says:

    Glad I don’t watch that show. Never will as long as she has her FOJ’s, S. B. is there? hated him on GH and never even peek at Y&R even being a fan of Billy’s. Her signature, comes on bring her favs and kills off someone the fans loved. That little girl was adorable and her and Billy had great chemistry together, when I use to watch.? Good luck to the long time real fans of the show. I could never stay long because Victor could do as he pleased and win?

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  58. sandy thompson says:

    I think it is terrible to die Delia off so Adams son can get her eyes. Adam deserves nothing……especially from a sweet little girl. I really don’t know if I can continue to watch as it is very disturbing to die off such a young child to better Adam, a very hateful person, for his childs benefit.

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  59. Paul says:

    Yes, Billy Miller gave a wonderful, award-worthy performance, but that doesn’t make this story any less repugnant. And showing us what Delia’s life WOULD have been like doesn’t make it more uplifting. It just makes it sadder. JFP never learns her lesson re: her hideous acts of destruction. But then why should she when she’s consistently rewarded for them by her industry cronies?! I don’t see things improving under the new Phelps-controlled writing regime. I guess time will tell.

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  60. mike says:

    He was terrible. Completely unemotionally attached.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Maybe he was tired! After all, we are talking about…lol

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  61. Lynn Gonyea says:

    I am a faithful Y & R fan but I am very upset about this story line concerning
    Delia. I feel this is sick and if it can be changed please do it. I won’t watch
    this show again if this happens.

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  62. Kirsten says:

    I think Billy did a great job. I hate the killing off kids too, though. But the actress is leaving to go to a prime time show, so they would have had to recast her.

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  63. harlee says:

    I didn’t watch the episode but knowing Billy Miller I could imagine he probably did do a great performance, no doubt….but this was driven for pre-Emmy nomination which Billy will be nominated next year…but it does negate the fact, it was brought on for “disposing of a child” for plot devices only, nothing more because this isn’t character driven, this is JFP.

    And the loser once again is the Abbotts dying for the expense of Newmans…sad

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  64. Patrick says:

    Beautiful parents.

    Billy – Chloe – Victoria

    that’s the sad part…. not watching these three love this child

    what a void of watching three adults we grew up with… natural progress to parenthood.

    Billy always brings to the canvas true artiste’

    I simply adore Amelia Heinle.

    I ache for Chloe… thats a big loss… a void that’ unfillable

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  65. su0000 says:

    Fact is, children die, they do get hit by cars..
    JP is giving you reality. Children die.

    And it is a story, not true not real, it is a story..

    (some people get way too involved and that is not mentally good ‘to live in fiction and have it affect you beyond a pang ..
    Sophie Pollono who plays Delia is alive and well and moving on with her life, nobody is dead :) ..

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    mirj21 replied

    All the fans who disagree with this storyline are not delusional. We know it’s not real. But we can chose to watch something else that we find entertaining–that has nothing to do with our mental health.

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    harlee replied

    PLEASE! Who are you? You a plant to see the reactions for this cheap antics of what you call good direction or storytelling? Fans are not delusional but invested and many as myself for decades, but it doesn’t make us delusional. Networks, wanted viewers to get hooked on soaps in the very beginning and we did but now you want us to relish in what you might consider “inspired or creative visions to push a long time story” and the viewers fall in line and don’t want the viewers to express our opinions, not happening.

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  66. Susan Miller says:

    Kudos to u billy miller !! U rock !! The young n the restless has done a good deed to themselved as well as the fans to bring billy aboard !!! Billy Miller is simply a true actor who is very charming n gorgeous !!! The best of the best !! Billy should receive high praise n the top honors at 2014 Emmy awards as leading actor !!! Bravo Billy Bravo !!! Luv ya

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  67. Shawna says:

    Billy Miller’s acting was superb on Friday’s Canada episode. However when he was laying next to Delia..I was so extremely bored and the flash forwards were dumb. Delia was an Abbott, Chloe was her mom and she called Victor, grandad in it..come on. No way, in Billy’s mind is that the future. I actually think this is one of the worst episodes in recent memory. I thought they should have showed flashbacks rather then fake flash fowards which lacked emotional impact completely. They brought in Delia’s to play her through her life that we don’t even know or have no attachment to in this role and they left out her real family and put in Vicky’s family. It was BS production wise and story wise it sucked.

    The episode which has yet to air in the U.S. is more Billy Miller’s outstanding performance to me. When he gets to the hospital and he waits to hear news and then gets some, that is amazing. Kudos to Billy on that episode. I am really excited to see Liz Hendrickson get this story because she is such a great dramatic actress and this gives her some really fantastic story. The show underuses Chloe and undervalues Liz by sticking her in awful stories and boring pairings like Chlovin. So, this is exciting as a Liz Hendrickson fan I am more looking forward to her POV in this story then I am Billy’s.

    As for the story, it shouldn’t even be told…I hate when they kill kids and JFP is destroying Y&R. The acting aside this story and her vision over all for the show is terrible. They should fire JFP and these new writers and bring some people who have a long history writing Y&R like Kay Alden and an Executive Producer like Wendy Riche and stop what has begun before Y&R is in shambles just like GH was.

    As for who hit Delia, I am certain it was Nikki…she was headed to Victoria and Billy’s and she was shown in her car on the road crying and listening to music. I think this realization is designed to break up Villy and I also wouldn’t rule out this being Billy Miller’s swan song. I would say there is a big chance that this story is the start of his exit from Y&R. Also, JFP wouldn’t reveal the driver is Adam like this…there’s a twist and my guess is, we will find out it was Nikki in November Sweeps.

    I wonder how long it will take to de-throne Y&R from it’s #1 perch because you know if anyone is capable of doing that it’s JFP.

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    Patrick replied

    as a Liz Hendrickson fan I am more looking forward to her POV in this story then I am Billy’s.

    I couldn’t agree more. Liz Hendrickson’ acting is sublime…. she resonates. Very Likeable.

    I say this because it was when she was on AMC… where she portrayed two characters.

    1. as an abused wife
    2. as the other 1/2 of Bianca

    so… she has the acting chops for more development on Y&R

    I so wish Chance IV was back… man that was electric…. hottie John Driscoll.

    as the maids daughter… therin lies my underdog rooting … prevail chloe

    ——————-

    I hope this doesn’t underscore and or undercut…. Liz Hendrickson’ stay at Y&R

    whether this could be… may or may not be… Billy Miller’ swan song… and it could be…. course, why would Y&R let him go… Billy and Adam are the STARS who are carrying the show

    it’s always touch and go till he decides to resign…. contract time.

    if this happens… it’ll be all for naught… and I hope this doesnt take any thing away from Chloe

    —————–

    i’m not watching Y&R… but… I do hope it was Nikki (who caused the horrific demise of)… to get her back

    ie: if it’s swilling hard liquor – so be it… this give’s us back… the audience the Nikki with layers – oodles of forks in the road for her to traverse…. and not the lonely kowtowing to Victor

    I don’t have a good feeling about ‘the’ nuNew”MAN” (s)

    yawn… over: the male species named newman… except for Adam… as he will and should remain supreme.

    I so want for Nikki and Sharon to helm the throne if you will and wrest away control of Newman Enterpises from bore Victor

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    jaybird369 replied

    Patrick…dude…HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!! I, also, wish that Chance IV was back. And I think that John Driscoll is VERY RUGGEDLY DREAMY!!! HOLLA!!!!!!!!

  68. Janet says:

    Billy Miller is truly a talented actor. He did a great job looking into the future with grown-up DD. However, the show will be so depressing with the tragic death of DD. I’ll miss the adorable DD. I wish the writers went a different path with this story line.

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  69. Beckmen says:

    I happen to love this story. It could be a much needed shot in the arm for the show & a big umbrella story.

    A chance for a lot of actors to get meaty material. Billy Miller so far is amazing. I can’t wait to see him through this story. Hope it leads to some meaty material for Villy & Victoria too. Time to let them all shine.

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  70. Lee says:

    I have lived a life or death situation when my son had a seizure and was out for a few minutes. I was screaming “please don’t leave me., over and over again. I was in no state of mind to think of the future and what we may have missed. Luckily The ambulance came and he was all right. So this story was pure fiction and would never happen. They did not write a really good emotional scene for Billy because it was too unbelievable that it would be happening at this time.

    P.S. I will be tuning out for a while also. How many dead characters can we keep on mourning? It is a bit overkill no?

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  71. Rhonda says:

    Faithful watcher for 40 years. I Quit! To sad and Heartbreaking. Life is tough enough for Everyone right now in real life. Grief this deep is to much for T.V.. Especially since We just lost Ms.C…

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    su0000 replied

    It- is- not- real-
    It is a make believe story..
    Do not let fantasy hold you as if it were reality :)

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    yerdum replied

    duh

    Shelby replied

    It’s a make believe story? What a relief! I guess I can cancel my plans to head to Genoa City for the services. They sure had me fooled!

    Duh, is right. lol

  72. Tami says:

    Billy is one of the top actors in Y & R a very talented actor but this story line is off the wall! If Delia had to leave the show they could have done it in a different way. Delia was one of the best child actors on Y & R and the story line was not only devasting but very predictable. Really??? how convenient that adams baby needs a cornea transplant and they choose Delia to be the donor??? Now this story line will go on for months all this devastation and healing . Who wants to watch this for the next 6 months waiting to see if Adam will be convicted of Delia’s death and Chelsea and Adam will probably fall back in love. The story line between Nick and Sharon is getting old as well. Its time for Sharon to move on. Y & R used to be exciting where you couldn’t wait to see what happened next but now you can predict what will happen and don’t miss much if you miss expisodes. Not promissing for fans of Y&R and I think with this story line they will lose many fans…..just sayin.

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  73. J Hunt says:

    I am so disappointed with this episode. I can understand if you wanted there to be an accident but to kill Delia off was very disturbing to me for many reasons. Most being that she is a child and there was no need for it regardless of the reason. I have watched Y&R since I was a very young child with my mom and now I am 34 and a mother of my own and this has made me question if I will ever watch the show again.

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  74. Lorraine says:

    Are you out of story????????Why do you have to kill a child……???? I a m really close to stop watching that show..I miss Phyllis and now you are killing a young girl who was such a good actress!!! shame….

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  75. Tina M. says:

    First, I’d like to start by saying. That although I am not pleased by the fact that they are killing off Delia. I also know that this is just a television show. I have watched this show for 32 years and no matter how many deaths they have I will continue to be a fan.

    Billy Miller’s performance was spot on and the future Delias’s were terrific as well. To say that you will never watch again is in my opinion ridiculous. That is your choice not to watch anymore, but just remember, if you have watched the show as long as I have, you know there is always a method to their madness and I for one am curious to see how this plays out.

    Besides…for those who have decided to stop watching. Aren’t you just a little bit curious as to who the new Phyllis is going to be? I know I am and you would be lying if you say you weren’t. So try to stick around just a little longer. Who knows, it may not all be as bad as you think it will be. Y&R always have a way of working Things out brilliantly.

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  76. Maureen says:

    As heartbreaking as this story is, I agree with you Michael. Billy Miller always rises to the occasion! This will be his emmy reel for sure! Some have taken issue with showing Billy Abbott’s fantasy’s of Delia growing up. I actually enjoyed those parts for two reasons. It helped get through the “waiting” for the ambulance and what we all knew was inevitably going to happen :*( and it showcased (from Billy Abbott’s perspective) how he pictured his future with Delia and his wife Victoria, played by my favorite Amelia Heinle. This is a gut wrenching story and I fully expect the sadness to linger for quite some time in GC and in real life.

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  77. Lynn says:

    I know it’s tv but dear God, millers performance heart wrenching
    Maybe because God forbid of the possibilities & being s grief minister
    Great job.

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  78. Chunkles says:

    I am certainly not advocating killing children but it happens in real life and this is a serial and it gives the actors something to play that REALLY does happen. think of all the silly things we watch on soaps that NEVER happen in real life and we keep tuning in. Kudos to Y&R and their writing team and to Billy Miller.

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  79. PatF says:

    As usual it’s the show’s terrific actors that keep me watching this show.

    We may not like the story being told, but the credit needs to be given to Miller and the rest acting the hell out of this crap.

    Phelps is an idiot.

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    4everDAYS replied

    JFP is a soap AND child killer!!!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Pat…YEP…Jill Farren Phelps is an idiot. That’s one way of putting it………..

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  80. Shelby says:

    I loathe this storyline, but Billy Miller is magic.

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  81. monica hodo says:

    I really don’t think billy Abbott is a good actor the need to find another billy

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  82. patricia says:

    although I did not want deila to die, I thought billy was great as always. and i’m so glad we got to watch deila grow up anyway. that was comforting and sad! love billy and Y&R!! it’s only make believe but isn’t that how real life is, here one moment and gone the next. Great job!!

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  83. Terry Johnson says:

    I think it is HORRIBLE

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  84. Terry Johnson says:

    PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS

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  85. M says:

    Killing Delia was ridiculous!She was the glue that held and tied so many people together. Very good child actress. Sad and depressing story line. I watch soaps to lift my spirits not to make me cry. It makes me not want to watch any more.

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  86. Angie says:

    I think Billy Miller is AMAZING and I cried throughout the whole show. As a mom I could relate to the emotions of not only the accident, but to the flashforwards as well with my husband and only daughter. I would LOVE to know the name of the song that was played during Delia’s “wedding” when she was dancing with Billy – if anyone knows how I can find out – the words were so meaningful and will work for my daughters sweet 16 dance with her dad.

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  87. Terry Johnson says:

    I’ll quit watching – NO MORE Y&R

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    mirj21 replied

    Get ready for the negative comments to pile on. Apparently on this board if you disagree with the storyline and say you don’t want to watch anymore you are mocked. Btw I agree with you

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  88. Michelle says:

    I have watched this show since I was a teenager. A lot of the story lines weren’t how I thought they should have been. I wish I could be there medical consultant for all the things the do wrong. But…through all the years the characters have come and gone with the core remaining. Although I don’t love the fact that “Delia” has been killed off, the acting was superb. With so many people not considering daytime TV serious, it’s wonderful to see such amazing acting. Kudos….

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    Shelby replied

    I agree wholeheartedly with you regarding the acting, Michelle. There really are some extremely talented actors on Y&R, and very few that I don’t think are better than many I see on so-called primetime television.

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  89. Cynthia Black says:

    He amazed me with is acting . He should win a Grammy
    He is one of a kind. Love you Billy

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  90. Michelle says:

    GIt SUCKS you killed off Billy’s daughter!!!

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  91. Drake says:

    You know the really stupid part about this storyline is the fact that with Dee’s history with Luekemia, makes her uneligible to even be a donor, which means killing her character was completely pointless, not only that but anyone would great eyes can clearly see that Dee’s positioning in the bushes was further back than the spot that was hit

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    Jennifer Smith replied

    Totally agree

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    Mary SF replied

    On the same episode prior to Adam driving off — he and Chelsea was speaking to the doctor. Chelsea was asking about having to find a match and the doctor explained corneas are not connected to blood vessels so finding a match isn’t necessary- just finding corneas in time, apparently because no matches are needed the demand exceeds the supply. So I imagine the rationale, if Delia does become Connor’s donor is her history wouldn’t apply because the corneas would not have any cancer cells in them because they were never attached to a blood supply. I don’t know if that is true in real life, but that is how they might get around her medical history for a cornea donation,

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  92. ann says:

    YES! YES! awesome performance, a job well done Billy; But I was very sad that DELIA PASSED AWAY! It was very real to me.

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  93. Mary W says:

    I find that the way the writers do the story line is to keep the serial going. I feel the sorrow that Billy will go through, not only in the death of his daughter, but now how Victor will try to turn his daughter Victoria, against Billy even more. I hope that they keep Billy and Victoria together through this whole ordeal, proving that they will honor their wedding vows, and that Billy will not succumb to gambling or drinking as a way out of going through the pain. Some of the male characters really do need to MAN UP!, and handle the situations. Writing a script that incorporates death to a character will always have some threatening to stop watching, but making the story too ridiculously nice, where everyone gets what they want when they want it is horrible. Already the characters come into the story dirt poor and end up rich in a few years,( which is very played out), having them suffer real sorrows that hit everyday people is the true reality of the fictional story. The Young and the Restless has so many good storylines that they don’t make the best use of, and then they let us down as viewers. The sooner Nikki tells the truth the better off she will be. Sure Victor will be irate, but he has shown us that he is never satisfied with not knowing what he can use to manipulate others and now he must face the fact that his true love has held a secret for many years, and his children by her are not her only children. He must accept Nikki’s son just as she has accepted his infidelity and his other children. I know that’s a little bit off the Billy storyline, but they truly have only one chance to write the story and get it right for the viewers.

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  94. Ileta says:

    Why kill off Delia? She was such a joy to watch and I don’t agree with it.

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    Ileta replied

    Can’t you change this and fix it. Many fans are so upset over this.
    We need joy too in our daily shows.

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    nancy replied

    Yes! Bring Delia back….she is a better actress then Sharon

    Kelly Lynn replied

    This is a soap opera. It’s suppose to get exciting and keep everyone on their toes..Soaps is suppose to have drama. You want happy times, joy and stuff like that, I suggest you put on sesame street I think you may find what you are looking for there!

    4everDAYS replied

    the Young and the Breathless

    Deb777 replied

    I agree!! I’ve watched y&r r for over 35 yrs and never cried so hard with this episode!!
    “Father knows best” was a great show back in my day. It never had any killing off children and and the actors/actresses were awesome and loving family!!! Why can’t writers write actors and actress to show about love, joy ,happiness! This world really needs to watch shows like that!!

  95. CDNFAN says:

    I love Billy’s acting always but I am devastated by Delia’s death. It seems so real. I am
    extremely saddened that Delia is no longer on the show and she had to die such a horrific death. Who wants to see a child die like that ? It felt so real I was mourning also
    for Chloe, Victoria and Billy and all those involved like you really do in when one loses a child. Please no more story lines like this.

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  96. michael says:

    Billy Miller was excellent, it was a tour de force. Billy Abbott not so much. What father leaves his child in a car on the side of the road at night in what appears to be a desolate are? It just isn’t done and it clearly is a poorly constructed plot point. If they go through with the storyline of killing Delia so Johnny can have her eyes, it will be redundant – this storyline played out on GH many years ago and was brilliant – i’m talking about the Maxie heart transplant storyline. This may be JFP trying to bring intensity and darkness to Y&R – but guess what ma’am, we really don’t like our soap that dark. If you haven’t noticed Y&R doesn’t have mobsters and killings every week so please, just knock it off and gives us the show we have loved for decades.

    Someone else wrote in somewhere that since Delia had leukemia and had a transplant herself, she can’t be a donor. I don’t know if that’s true, but I’m hoping it is so they stop this insanity – and if they do go through with killing Delia so Johnny can see, I hope they’re called out for being medically reckless and uninformed.

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  97. Denise says:

    I think Billy Miller did an excellent performance in friday’s Y & R. However, I don’t like the storyline. You didn’t have to kill Delia. I’m sick of the writer’s killing children. First Cassie now Delia it’s disgusting!! Please don’t give Delia’s eyes to Connor. He can get them from someone else. I hate this storyline.

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  98. nancy says:

    Billy is an excellent character played so well by the actor. Didn’t care for writing Delia out…would have preferred Sharon and her bad seed gone instead. Since your writers are so bad and just keep repeating everything over and over with different characters maybe the writers can watch the old black and white film “The Bad Seed” and copy that story for Sharon’s child and have Sharon commit suicide like the bad seed’s mom and we won’t have to endure Sharon’s horrible acting skills…or put her on the back burner as a pretty face…but please don’t let her say anything….really

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  99. Jennifer Smith says:

    No doubt Billy Miller is one amazing actor, one of my favorite, that being said, I am left speechless at the demise of sweet Delia, not a fan at all of this storyline , wondering if I can even watch to see it play out.

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  100. Sandy says:

    I was surprised to see Y&R kill this little character. They could have just not shown any story line with her anymore and then she would come back as an
    adult. I’d like to see Nikki go, she looks like she is drunk half the time with marbles in her mouth. Been watching this soup for many years, may take a break for a while.

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  101. rhonda says:

    It was heartbreaking. I had tears in mu eyes. It felt do real

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  102. Donna Rock says:

    Wow! It’s Monday and I just watched Friday’s episode and cried the whole time. Billy Miller displays what a lot of soap actors don’t…raw emotion. Could any other case member have carried the whole episode like that? The answer is no, but the only other actor on Y&R that could have done a script like that would have been Michael Mulhney. I know it’s “sweeps” and I know where this storyline is going…I truly HATE the it looks as if DD dies. She’s she a great little actor and truly holds her own with her peers on Y&R. I hate the trauma and heartache this storyline will bring to “Genoa City”. But, leave it to the writers at Y&R to push the envelope and do things that other soaps are afraid too. Additionally, I really hope it’s Nikki and not Adam. Dude needs a break….

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  103. Kaitlyn says:

    Oh my freaking gosh! Why do most of you people think “Delia” is a real person. She’s just a character! Maybe the twins that played her didn’t want to do it anymore for some reason. Get over it! And to all the “Chelsea” haters, she is my favorite CHARACTER. I see no evil in what she has been/was doing. I may be only 16, but I know what I am saying. I’ve been watching Y&R since I was about 10 or 12 with my mom. Like I said they’re not real, it’s pretty much just to past time. The “Delia” thing was to keep you interested and not stray somewhere else.

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  104. Peggy Atkins says:

    I can’t take this anymore. I finally got my husband to watch the show with me (he loves Billie) but death or illness seems to be in popular demand especially for the children. OK! I know it’s a soap. I have watched for years. This episode was soooo depressing that my heart broke for Billie. There has to be a better way. I thought Delia was great. I can think of a lot of others that should move on. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching Law & Order Special Victims rather then the Y+R. Stop The Madness!

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  105. happysmoke187 says:

    It was of those most saddest story ,it was very hard for Billy to lose his baby girl so tragically…I’m worried how this is going to affect him later.

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  106. Susan says:

    I have loved and watched Y&R since it first came on TV back when I was a teenager. I am considering stopping watching because of this horrible storyline with Delia. I do think that Billy Miller did a wonderful job acting in these episodes…he is one of my favorites and deserves all the honors he can get. I just wish it was a dream sequence or something. I am so torn and DO NOT need this in my life.

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  107. Gina says:

    I believe the Billy Miller gave an excellent performance once again in this serious scenario with his Daughter. It is a shame that she has to go but people come and go on shows like this. That is what keeps the ratings and the drama going. I understand too that Sophie Pollono is also got a role already on the show called “The Millers” so it was either kill her off or replace her. Just because the writers decide to kill her off does not mean you have to pink slip everyone. I know that it is depressing to see people go through on a show but it is a “Soap Opera” If someone wasn’t being killed or born you would have no story line. So kudos to the writers of The Young and The Restless because you always find a way to keep us watching or not watch for a few episodes but we always come back for more.

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  108. Mary Helen says:

    Agreed the acting was excellent. I can’t believe they killed off Delia though! I DO NOT agree with the writing of this storyline!

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  109. Cathie Former Fan says:

    Wow, I have been watching this show since I was a teenager and I’m now in my 50′s and I must say, I am done!!! Life can be sad enough without having to tune into this show to watch children dying.

    I stopped watching as much when they killed Cassie off and brought her back as an aged ghost…how insulting to viewers…they must think we are all of low intelligence!

    I watched the scene with Billy (who is one of my fav’s on the show) he is above this show now, just like Michelle S. was. They are both very talented working on outdated storylines that use killing kids to get ratings.

    I am going to stop watching this show now and tune into something entertaining instead of depressing! Goodbye Y & R!

    P.s. The attacks in this forum on the Chelsea character amaze me, lol, her story is the only entertaining one now…she like all of the other misunderstood villians that grow hearts of gold, in this show over the years. No new story here!

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  110. Mark Y says:

    I’ll pass on this sad story. I know that Billy is one of the best young actors on daytime. I’ll wait a bit and tune in again once this sad story is forgotten. I want soaps to be fun again.

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  111. Cheryl says:

    I am so, so , so disappointed. I did not see this coming at all. The writers are beginning to piss me off. Killing off Delia was a mistake. I sure hope this will just be somebody’s dream/nightmare! I can think of a lot of others that could have been killed off.

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  112. Megan says:

    I think Billy did an amazing job. To well of a job, it was all to real to me watching it. I had to remind myself several times that its fake. I do not prefer to watch shows about children dying, but this is daytime drama. I understand that it is going to have everything real life has, ( minus the ghost appearances of Cassie and John abbot.). I hope that Adam does the right thing and goes to the police and just tell the truth. It was a dark road and delia was behind a bush so they would be able to see that he had no clue he hit her. I know it isn’t going to play out like that. Adam is most likely going to hide it which of course hiding it and saying he will do whatever it takes to get conner those corneas will make him look guilty. I’m anxious to see where this is going to go. At least have Phyllis wake up or something positive happen so I want be so depressed after watching.

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  113. Kelly Lynn says:

    No matter what story line that is written majority of you people are all criticizing saying they should have done it this way or that way and blah blah blah. Does it ever end???? Can their at least be one out there to say “a great job was done regarding the writing and acting”. Same with Marie Bell when she was writing there was a lot of criticizing about her too. If they get rid of Jill Phelps and bring in another writer you people still won’t be satisfied. I got a suggestion for you all, you don’t like the writing, don’t watch simple as that!!!!

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  114. Lynn says:

    Wow… this was an amazing portrayal of kids doing what kids do.. they think they are immortal, bullet proof, what have you. While I am not a huge fan of killing off people in soap opera’s sometimes its these wake up calls that could actually help prevent true life tragic events.

    If one person doesn’t leave their child unattended to run loose in a parking lot etc. it could be one less sad story.

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  115. Rita says:

    Billy Miller nailed his performance but I hate that to show off his talent they had to kill Delia.

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  116. Becky Cadell says:

    Billy is a sweet heart and he and Victoria are my favorite couple. I hated to see Delia die, it was so heartbreaking! This is TV, not real. This situation with parents leaving their kids by themselves could make people think twice and maybe it will save children from the same fate. Good parents have left their kids by themselves and gone into a store for just a few minutes and bad things have happened. I do have a suggestion though. How about if this horrible tragedy never really happened to Delia? You could always make it a dream and it never really happened. Remember, Dallas? You would definitely get viewers back and make everyone happy. Just saying!

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    Timmy C. replied

    I hope its a dream, that’s the only way I will even consider watching again.

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  117. Lynn Garsha says:

    What an amazing job for a guy who has no kids of his own in real life. Billy is a great father and his portrayal yesterday was heartfelt and so emotional. This is truly a lesson to be learned. I just feel bad it was Deliah She was such a cutie.

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  118. Jodella Anderson says:

    Another death. This is not how one keeps the ratings higher. I will no longer watch this show. I have watched Y&R since the beginning. No more.

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  119. Linda says:

    I think Billy Miller’s acting is spot on. He is a terrific actor. This whole storyline is upsetting to me and what I saw on today’s episode made me cry. I think that there should have been a different ending. Delia is so adorable. I truly hope that Adam doesn’t get blamed for this accident seeing that his son needs a cornea transplant. But again Billy Miller is a very very good actor as this storyline is a very emotional one

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  120. Joan Lehr says:

    Maybe its a dream that delia was,killed,off, or,adam is not the driver that killed her.

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  121. grm says:

    why did they kill off Deliah

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  122. Colen says:

    I think it is awful that Delia died. However Connor will probably get her eyes.

    They need to rewrite the story…..

    Billy did a great job.

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  123. joanne thonpson says:

    How cruel and disgusting it is suppose to be about miracles, You dont off a child

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  124. joanne thonpson says:

    maybe she will be the corneal transplant for Connor

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  125. Becky says:

    Must be a ratings sweeps month for the writers to kill off a little girl. How sad!

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    Mary SF replied

    Actually no—- ratings sweeps months are November, February, May and July–

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  126. Sherre says:

    Billy Miller is a fantastic actor. If he ever leaves Y & R I will quit watching and I have been watching since day 1. Although it was nicely done when Billy went through the phases off Delia’s life it is still bad writing to kill off such a nice little girl. By the way, is she going to return as a ghost? The ghost thing is out of control and Cassie has become rather vengeful, let her find other work!

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  127. s brode says:

    I did not watch this episode on purpose….will not watch it nor will I watch the show for awhile. There is absolutely no reason to have that little girl die. There were other ways to showcase Billy Millers acting abilities! What a disappointment this show has become. It was my absolute favorite for a long time. I never missed a day watching it. Please bring back the quality writing and plots that the Young and the Restless are known for.

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  128. Mistytaurus says:

    I agree that (miller) Billy Abbott was superb in both Fri & Mon episodes. It clearly was a one man show but I am disappointed that Chloe was not with her daughter before she died. Chloe should have been at the hospital before Victoria. Why he called his wife and not the mother of his daughter does not sit well with me. This is going to be a very emotional week on Y&R.

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    Mahalla Mendy replied

    Billy actually did try to reach Chloe, he called her and text her. She was just getting ready to check her msgs when Chelsee told her they need to go to the hospital.

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  129. Mahalla Mendy says:

    Billys performance was so great, I cried, sad storyline, but great, great actor. Now Nikki needs to tell Dylan he is her long lost son!

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  130. Cindy says:

    Do not like the story line At All! But said Billy was especitional with that seen I was in tears. Really to hard to watch.

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  131. Kelly says:

    Billy Miller is magnificent! He is my absolute Favorite actor on Y&R. BUT I HATE that they killed the ever so adorable Sophie Pollono! What is the purpose of this? There is too much other sadness in the world. Can’t there be some happy story lines on Y&R? Life is sad and stressful in itself, why have such heart wrenching stories? Most of us watch the Soaps for entertainment, we don’t need extra grief. I am devastated of little Delia Abbott’s death. I cried like a little baby. But Billy Miller gets a TON of HIGH ACCOLADES in my book! If he doesn’t win an Emmy for this performance it is a travesty!

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  132. Jeanne Camillone says:

    I think Billy Miller did an excellent job of acting on the episode when Delia was found on the side of the road! It is very likely to land him another award!! It brought tears to my eyes.

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    pam john replied

    Most people who like a good story will admit they shed a tear

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  133. adrienne mitchell says:

    I’ve been watching y and r for 40 years I have always lovedBilly’s acting . yes he did a good job but why y’all kept second him through shid.

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  134. Helen Pate says:

    Fantastic performance and a real eye opener and reality check not to leave kids in the car no matter what….I teared up….I thought Victoria’s tears and look was the best…but why Nikki it didn’t show her going near Delia….

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  135. Starla Dawn Spangler says:

    I sincerely hope that Billy gets great honors for his performance , what a tear jerker for sure . I’ll definitely miss Delia , what a great actress she is and a joy . I hope to see her again , maybe on another soap opera . Be proud , great job .

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    pam john replied

    Thank you I agree

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  136. Cathie Former Fan says:

    We know it’s not real, but tv is to entertain you…you laugh and feel good when you watch shows that entertain without killing someone. After watching Y & R recently, you feel like crap afterwards and now there will be weeks and weeks of mourning followed by all the dead people visiting the mourners. It’s so dumb how they keep bringing back people who have died to have conversations with the living. Do they have writers from The Ghost Whisperer at Y & R? Will they find a replacement ghost for Mrs. C.? I wouldn’t doubt they would stoop to that level!

    There is enough loss and death in the world and everyone still feels bad about the REAL death of Mrs. C. The posters that said this is “overkill” were right! Enough is enough!

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    I am done replied

    I totally agree!

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    sherry hash replied

    I totally agree. The killing of a child in a daytime show is just disgusting. Ive watched this show for over 2025 yrs but today my tv will be silent. Tired of the writers killing kids. Cassy, colleen and now Deedee. Im done with it. Great acting but there is enough going on in this world with out this added on.

    Cathie Former Fan replied

    Thank you :)

    pam john replied

    Wow let’s watch cartoons quit crying about being mad its TV

    pam john replied

    Watch sponge bob or judge judy

  137. JOSIE JORDAN says:

    THE WORST STORYLINE EVER, I HAVE WATCHED THIS SHOW FOR 20 YEARS AND I AM DONE WATCHING IT,….THEY COULD HAVE WROTE DELIA OUT A DIFFERENT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    pam john replied

    By drugs… come on its a story

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  138. Joy Burlison says:

    It was very emotional and I had a very hard time going to sleep last night. Billy Miller did an excellent job. To feel such strong emotions from an actor’s performance is indicative of what a great actor he is.

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  139. yvonne fisher says:

    This is a soap opera. Y and r is the best on tv now and that’s because of its dramatic storylines. Awesome job writers. Keep it up.

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    pam john replied

    I agree

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  140. Lisa says:

    Billy Miller was awesome but I HATE the story. Killing Dehlia was so upsetting and depressing. Enough of that going on in real life to have to watch such a powerful episode in daytime is just too much. This will change Y&R completely but with the same characters (Adam) are always in the mix. I hope they make this a very bad dream and come up with something new.

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  141. KAREN L says:

    I think Billy did a great job in the performance and so did the other actors that played Dilia as an adult. I will miss Dilia on the show.

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  142. I am done says:

    I love Billy and his acting is so compelling that it will be hard for me to continue to watch the aftermath of Delia’s death. I also loved that Billy and Chloe had matured and grown into such loving parents to Delia. Yes, the impact of this will indeed be a hard pillow to swallow. My heart aches and I feel there could have been a better way to get ratings than to kill off a child. Tears..,goodbye Y & R. This is unforgivable. Get some new writers!!!!

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    Diane replied

    COMPLETELY AGREE

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  143. Dee Miller says:

    Billy’s performance was powerful. As a parent and grandparent the storyline is one I pray I never have to live through.

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  144. Cass says:

    It’s a disgusting storyline, and Friday’s episode was so over the top that it verged on obscene. This is not “entertainment.” It’s manipulative and hateful, and as a LONG time viewer I am considering finally hanging up my hat on this show. Shame on the people who came up with this “plot vehicle.”

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    Timmy C. replied

    Once a beacon on the horizon, “Y&R” is now a fast fading glamour girl of Hollywood, seeing its final scenes play out.

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  145. Liz says:

    This is a T.V show and to get so upset that you will stop watching is beyond me. Yes Delia dying and thinking of a child dying is sad. To stop watching a show because of this however is very immature. It is a T.V show!! Billy Miller’s was great. It sucks Adam has to be involved again. The dude can’t get a break from being the bad guy. If he confesses no one will believe him and the will be thrown in jail, so he won’t because he refuse to leave Connor. As for being mad at the writers I think they did a good job at least it is a change from the same old same old. I really like Billy Miller so more story line for him the better. This also give more storyline for Chloe so that is good as well that stuff with Kevin was getting so boring. Soaps are supposed to be dramatic that is the point of them. The twins who played Delia are fine its not like anyone was hurt in the filming of this show. Yay for new story line because I was getting sick of the same old stuff going on. I think it would be awesome if Chloe and Billy had a crazy drunken one nighter in their grief and then Victoria is pregnant and so is Chloe who passes the child off as Kevin’s at the request of Billy. I should be a writer for this show. Ha no one would like that everyone would die sooner or later. So be grateful someone like me is not the writer. A few weeks ago when Delia ran after Dash I thought they were going to do it then. That’s when I would have done it and Victor would have been the one that hit her.

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  146. sherry hash says:

    I think Billy did an excellent job performance wise but I will no longer watch this show. Have watched this show from the 70′s and I love it, watch everyday but im tired of them killing off children. Makes no since to save child from cancer and then kill her. Don’t care what the reason is, I will no longer watch.

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    Timmy C. replied

    You got that right Sherry, they had months of Dee Dee’s illness where she almost died, it was good drama and she lived. Killing off children, STUPID. I am done. I also hated when they poisoned Zapato, but this takes the cake.

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  147. Barbara Mize says:

    I think this is really sad.but I think this should be a dream to wake up adam for him to realize that he been a bad and he needs to ajust his thinking.but it was all a dream.and it really another child that died in real life.

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    Timmy C. replied

    I agree, a dream would have made it very interesting.

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  148. Joeysback says:

    I am outraged at this turn of events and angry with Young and Restless for the first time in over 35 years–BUT–I CAN and DID separate Billy Miller’s performance from my feelings about the story line and found him to be an extraordinary actor. That was an Emmy-winning piece if I ever saw one.!
    As for the writing: An interview with Michael Muhney ( Adam), sheds light on this story-line. It was the brain-child of the now-fired, long-gone writer that everyone seems to be pining away for. Evidently, this is the last of his conceptions, and Muhney calls it a “tribute” to his writing acumen that the new batch of people running the show have not only let this thread play out, but have embellished it.
    The little girl who played Delia (twins?? who ever said that??), has a new job–on The Millers–but the story called for her death–not the fact that she was going to leave the show. Sometimes it pays to do a little checking on facts before writing on “comments” areas of blogs!

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    Timmy C. replied

    It was a stupid storyline, killing off a child of a major character. Yes, Billy was excellent. I was hoping the new writers would make this a dream and not a reality, that would have made me keep watching.

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  149. Nick Pugliese says:

    I am done!

    I know it has been said before but I have had it and have stopped watching! This is just crazy to do again on this show!

    I have watched since i was a kid and now i am done!!!

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    Timmy C. replied

    Me too Nick me too, done!

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  150. Nick Pugliese says:

    i have started pvr’ing General Hospital! no more Y&R for this long-time viewer

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  151. Becky says:

    Billys acting was great (maybe a little over acted in part of it) but killing a child is just uncalled for. I know it is a soap but who needs that. There is enough real trajedy in the world and it is fun to escape to the soap world but this is just too depressing.

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    Timmy C. replied

    Becky I so agree with you, I can’t find anything that makes me feel happy or satisfied or interested in YR anymore. The relationships end too quick, no one is happy, Nicki is lying to Victor again, Sharons still nuts, Mrs. C just died!!! Why take away this beloved child. YR you have done it, I am done.

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  152. Patsy says:

    On the good side this story can serve as a public service message to never leave a child unsupervised in a car. How many times have we heard of kidnappings or children dying in a hot car.
    I just hope it does not split up Victoria and Billy or lead him to drinking or gambling.

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  153. Ioni Strachan says:

    I thought Billy did a fantastic job, he had me in tears, I hope he get an award fot this episode. He was great.

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  154. Leigh says:

    I adore Billy Miller! He is an excellent actor and so cute!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Leigh…I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!! I think that Billy Miller is such a H-U-N-K!!!!! HOLLA!!!!! And, as an actor, he TRULY ROCKS!!!!! One more time…HOLLA!!!!!

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  155. Diane says:

    story line SUCKS!!!!!!@@@@@@@

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    Timmy C. replied

    You got that right!
    I am taking a break from this show!

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  156. sean-edward says:

    Michael people didn’t pay ANY attention to your request, did they? WOW! Icsnt keep reading. So far, nnobody’s mentioned Billy Miller’s acting a bit. They’ve even ranted and raved about OTHER storylines….Wow!

    To answer your question: Billy Miller is one of the finest actors in daytime. He’s grown so much during his time on Y&R. He has definitley had some uneven moments and when he’s been bored with the material and the character you could tell…lol…but just when I get frustrated as hell with him, he pulls this brilliant, natural strength that makes me sit up and take notice. I hope he has fun with this story…he will have LOTS to do while it pkays out. Very few could handle it. He will shine.

    As far as story…yes, it’s all been done before…SOOOO retreaded from GH when Maxie got BJ’s heart when he was killed in a bus accident and of course the heart story with Colleen and Victor. Regardless, it’s a Soap…tragedies thrive on soaps for story. They reflect true life…or pretend to. People lose children to accidents every day. It happens. It’s better than another tornado or earhquake or fire. It’s very human and has LOTS of stories for LOTS of people. Face it, if a child on a soap has a normal pregnancy, paternity, childhood and doesn’t age 10 yrs overnight or get some disease or doesn’t get kidnapped or lost…they probably left the show with their parent. Get over it everyone AND ENJOY ADMIRE AND CELEBRATE THE AMAZING ACTING YOU’RE GETTING TO SEE AND FEEL!!!

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    k/kay replied

    Yes they did it was a great story arc for Billy Miller I just saw this coming as everyone else did a mile away it is done get past it I think that the actresses involved get kudos also it was done for ratings and ratings only JFP got her pound of flesh hopefully they can move on I myself am disgusted by actors pimping JFP’s bull shit thank god for Peter Bergman who does his job and never says a word about storylines.

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  157. Janet Greer says:

    I think its terrible that Billys daughter was killed off. They could of put her in critial condition for weeks, and he still could of had a great performance. The only reason I see this childs death is so she can donate the eye organ to Adams baby to save his sight. Very upset. Janet Greer in Pittsburgh Have watched Yand R from the day it started.

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  158. G brickhouse says:

    I think Billy did a GREAT Job… My heart was broke for him he made it seems so real
    So sorry for your loss ..Great job

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  159. Jetta says:

    Just freaking stupid. How could you do that. I have lost all respect for this shoe and I have watch it for had ling has I can remember but after this. I’m done watching.

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    Jetta replied

    Typing to fast

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    Timmy C. replied

    Me too Jetta, done.

  160. Timmy C. says:

    I have been an avid fan of this show for 20 years but enough is enough. Killing off major characters children makes no sense! We just lost Mrs. C! We don’t need this upsetting storyline, it does nothing to enhance any of our beloved characters, its depressing, unnecessary and honestly just awful. We lost Cassie and Colleen, if we keep killing off the characters children, who will be left to carry on the show. I am done watching this for awhile, maybe the new writers will redeem themselves and little Dee Dee will be alive someplace, please don’t bring her back as a ghost. Billy Miller is excellent, but this storyline and its public service (about leaving children in cars )could have been handled much better if they kept the child alive. And who takes a dog to a play, stupid storyline. Goodbye YR.

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  161. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Billy Miller just gave some Emmy winning performances the past few days. This storyline is strong, sad and emotionally compelling. But I am loving it right now. I am so enjoying it. Josh is doing a fantastic job!

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  162. Timmy C. says:

    Yes but he just got over being a gambler, he will probably become an alcoholic, I am just burnt out over this story, killing Dee Dee makes no sense.

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  163. jeannie Hartley says:

    Billy Miller’s performance was incredible regardless of whether or not we may be disappointed at the way this story is shifting. His acting especially in this episode where little Delia is hit was superb. Daytime drama with all its ups and downs still often articulates emotions with eloquence that we all unable to say or at least we struggle with daily. Billy Miller hit the ball straight out of the park expressing the anguish of a father having to say good-bye to his precious little daughter all too soon.

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    Timmy C. replied

    Right but they didn’t need to kill of the child for him to perform this well. Injured yes, killed, no. Just my opinion.

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    jeannie Hartley replied

    0h, Timmy I completely agree with you. You’re absolutely right. Why they could not have come up with a different story line I don’t understand. The Young and the Restless seems to be overloaded with an excessive amount of death loss and heartbreak it is excessively portrayed especially the tremendous loss with the passing of Jeanne Cooper. (Kathryn Chancellor ) she was the heart the matriarch of the whole program, ever since the show began. I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting that wonderful lady and spending some time with her on the island of Maui many years ago. She was brilliant, warm, amazingly funny, brutally honest and had one of the biggest hearts of any human being you could ever imagine. The Writers I would like to think had other options and could have replaced Delia character with another child if this darling feisty wonderful little girl left the show for another job ( a rumor I have read) to kill off a child character its very heartbreaking. To reiterate, we are aligned 100%

  164. Marlene edmonds says:

    Wow i take my hat off to everyone great job.

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  165. Carolyn Crawford-dixon says:

    Why? Was it necessary to kill Delia to promote the exhilarating performance of Miller. I loved the role Billy played with how he interacted with his children. Delia was such a delight to see on scenes she was I n. I almost stopped watchingv because I could forsee what was about to occur. Delia will be sorely missed. The show The Miller’s have benefited from your huge mistake. This child is a jewel that you let slip from your fingers. Bad mistake.

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    Carolyn Crawford-dixon replied

    I’ve been watching the show the Miller’s looking for little Y&R Delia Where is she? I miss seeing her.

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  166. vanna says:

    Sorry Y&R fans but in reality, pretty much every episode is like what really happens in the real world today. Yes, I was saddened to see Delia die but in real life adults do leave kids in the car thinking they will be ONLY A MINUTE but it’s not true, it’s more then a minute and so innocent babies DIE. I’m a true fan of Y&R since the 70′s, my grandma turned me on to this show. Sometimes if I don’t like a certain episode, I just erase it. Yes, I agree Sharon and Victor should get out already they are boring. Chelsea can hook up with Dylan again with baby Connor. Oh yeah, I want to know why Delia did kill off, she is a cutie. Mahalo :)

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  167. Evelyn says:

    I also with most of the viewers, Delia didn’t have to be killed off. They could have come up with another way for Connor to get his eyes. Why not kill Adam off, he’s such a pain. No one on the show likes him, not to many viewers like him either.

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  168. justine says:

    There were many others ways that Delia could have left the show. What are writers doing I know its just a tv show to entertain us but there is just so much going on in the real world that things like that we could do without.

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  169. jeannie in louisiana says:

    Billy was and is a great actor but why was she killed off

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  170. Priscilla says:

    I thought the whole show of Billy’s character was a bit much..he has done tremendous with his acting, for this story line..Although we didnt like seeing the child killed off, at first I figured it would be Billy’s character killed off, maybe him chasing the dog..A flash of Nikki’s car then Adam’s left one wondering where that story line would go, would they hit each other or headed to right where Billy was…I dont like that its making Adam look like the bad guy, when he seems to want to be the Father too his son..So glad that became clear now instead of 20 years from now. As bad as it looks on Adam right now, hoping this story line turns around for him, and ends up Nikki did it..Let Adam’s character begin to change for the better, from this point on..Him and Chelsea should fall in love and be as happy as Billy and Victoria are ..Stop the relationships falling apart for awhile…A viewer can only wish..

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  171. Shelly says:

    I don’t care if the actors have good Emmy reels to submit for a statue! Baby killing on soaps has got to stop!!! I see a temporary ratings spike, but no sustained story! You must have familial connections to keep a show going. Hasn’t there been enough death on Y & R lately? Change the name to “The Young and the Dead”.

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    Christin replied

    AGREE

    OUTRAGED DIE-HARD 40-Year Viewer

    YOU have gone TOO far Producers!!

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  172. Christin says:

    40 year 4th generation loyal Y&R viewer never been so upset with the Producers!! We lived Delia how dare you take her and in this way!!!! You cruel people to make your loyal viewers go through the weekend NOT knowing her fate!! Disgusted and outraged!

    What is happening to Y&R losing great actresses?? Hope it is not folding like the rest!!

    Signed,
    Loyal Die-Hard 40-Year Viewer

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    Timmy C. replied

    i agree.

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  173. Judy Rose says:

    I think you could have let Adam’s child get corneas through the proper channels without killing off Delia!! I have cried my eyes out.
    Billy has done an outstanding job ! I think he is in shock and denial because he hadn’t really broken down like Chloe did.
    You could have let Nikki hit Delia because no one will believe Adam didn’t know. You can see on his face that his heart. Is being ripped out. He needs to rid himself of the rag he found ASAP! The light on the car…we’ll pray you find a way to let him see his child grow up. He has been a bad boy but the gene from Viictor is there. How can you let Victor commit so many mean things and nobody ever touches him.
    If he wants to leave the show let him die. He could have donated his corneas to his grandson. That would have been the only good thing he has ever done in his life. Did nobody writing ever think of that?????

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  174. Judy Rose says:

    Why do you people think Nikki did it? Wouldn’t she have known if she hit someone? Delia was in that ditch with Dash ” the Dumb Dumb” dog when he bolted out in front of Adam.
    Adam is the best actor on there as far as I am concerned. He can play tough, he can be loving, he can be an a-hole if he has to be but he has gone through the roughest times of all. Victor not caring for his own son makes me like his character even more!
    Why hasn’t anyone brought Delia’s grandmother who has really been the one who raised her to the hospital???!
    I think you writers need to hire another writer and you all go home!!
    All this making children die is depressing! Fans just want to see malicious gossip and cheating wives and husbands , not children dying!

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  175. Judy Rose says:

    Why does everyone hate Adam? Victor has done much worse. If you people have watched it since the 70′s then add his mistakes up! Yet everyone still loves old evil Victor! Adam has played the bad evil role very successful! That’s why you viewers hate him. Am I correct????
    Sh Ron has gone through all the men on the show. Either bring on a new guy or you should have given her corneas to Conner!!

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  176. Judy says:

    I can’t believe the story line that is going on now. I hate it SO MUCH I decided to stop watching it. Maybe we ALL need to do this. If so maybe they will rethink the story line. They could bring her back by having this be a dream of someones or take a new direction. GOOD BY to a soap I’ve watched and LOVED from the first episode.

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    Timmy C. replied

    Me too Judy. My 94 year old father watched with my mother who passed recently for years, even he says he will find something else to watch. Not only is it stupid, its moving waaaaaay to fast.

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  177. Ladora Johnson says:

    Billy Miller is an excellent actor and one of my favorites on the Young and the Restless. I really don’t like this story line because I have grown to like Adam’s character as well and it is about the death of a child. Nevertheless Billy’s performance is SUPERb! Matter of fact everyone is. Khole shows rain pain and so does Kevin, Chelse and Victoria. The emotion seems so real and it just goes to show that when a child is involved people are very sensitive even though it wasn’t real.

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  178. Suki says:

    Y & R isn’t the first to kill off a child. General Hospital did it twice, both times were heart wrenching but, like Billy Miller, the actors were able to take the writing to an incredible level. Soaps mimic real life and in real life children die. I hope they’ll be able to keep Billy Miller for a long time, he’s always been a bright spot for this long time viewer.

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  179. Bonnie N says:

    I just watched the show where Delia got hit by the car at the end. Cassie dying on the show was one of the most depressing episodes of a soap I have ever seen and I can still hardly stand to think about it without crying. I cannot believe they are doing this again. Why do they just keep killing off little girls? I have already decided I will not watch the show for the next three weeks until they kind of get past all of this. It’s too depressing. Sorry I won’t see Billy Miller’s show. I know he’s an excellent actor, but I won’t watch. Can’t stand to see how all the characters react to finding out about this. I watch soaps to be entertained, not to feel terrible.

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    Bonnie N replied

    I’m going to be sad to not see when Nikki tells Dillon he is her son. I’ve been looking forward to that, but I guess I’ll just have to sacrifice seeing that to avoid feeling terrible. When I start watching again in 3-4 weeks if it’s still depressing I won’t watch. Just won’t do it.

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    Timmy C. replied

    I haven’t watched it all week, I am sticking to my guns. I could care less about all this anymore. You can always go online and check the sites and see what’s up. This way you don’t waste your precious time on this sorry show. I agree with you about Cassie and don’t forget Colleen. Let the children that we have learned to love grow up for goodness sake!

  180. kelly irons aka #jstkel says:

    The perfection of the cast is the only reason I am able to watch this story at all, when you feel physically ill after watching a show you know that they did something right. I just finished watching today”s episode, Wednesday 10 16 2013. I cannot get it out of my mind. I am pretty sure Adam did not hit her, but, I hate that he is going to once again do the wrong thing. I am going to go with the third driver idea for now. Although Nikki only showing up briefly isn’t a good thing. It is almost as if it was supposed to be an after thought for now. This is going to be a long story and a “game changer” for sure. Will miss little Dee she was a spunky little actress, but then I believe Camryn Grimes was also an audience fave which hits hard too. Anyway, enough ramble for me. This is definately the talk for the week. Many powerhouse performances don’t know where to start or end. Fantastic. Esther doesn’t even know yet. Yikes gonna be a long week still. Thanks Michael Fairman for this area to wrrite in and is easily accessable.

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  181. Deb777 says:

    I cried so much over the writers having this happen to Delia!,, I commend Billy for such great acting but I have watched y&r for over 35 years and I was so shocked and sick after that was written in about Delia!!! Love Victoria!!! Please bring Delia back!!! Poor Adam give him a break!!! Love Chelsea and was liking chloe again but she can be so mean! Straighten Sharon out so tired of her being a psycho!!! Faith is a brat!!! Victor needs a adjustment big time a slap in the face and make him better!!! Love Y&R but killing off Delia hate hate hate that!!!!!
    Make it all happy for once so much drama in the world if you could please write like everyone is forgiving and loving and caring about each other maybe it would help the real world cope with its all the hate in this world!!

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  182. Paula says:

    While a very painful storyline to watch, I have to applaud Billy Miller. I watched Y&R for years, turned the tv off for a few and started watching it again in the last year. I always thought the writers made Billy Abbott just too “loose”. One minute he was this serious person who regretted the errors of his ways and then the next day he was doing something reckless again. It was hard to take him serious, in all honesty. Watching the show for the last two days has been difficult but Billy Miller has played what was written for him with class and with, what I could only imagine, realism. Emmy material for sure.

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  183. Lisa says:

    I have read a good majority of the comments and can objectively agree on the majority. I have been watching the soaps for years and I have come to enjoy them, feel their joy and pain. I root for the good ones when it finally goes their way and cheer for the bad ones when they finally get theirs.

    The soaps have not just been purely entertainment for us but I’m sure a lot of the story lines may have helped us deal with situations in our lives. Meaning, certain storylines and actors thoughts and comments triggered a different response in us because we heard and saw it.

    I will agree that on some occasions you present real life story lines that are true and you have done a great job telling the story.

    With all of that being said, I realize the soaps on a small scale have some real life moments that need to be told.

    However, I also believe that there is a larger scale of simply WOW FACTOR that is done to hook and keep the viewing audience tuned in to watch. Whether they are angry or glad for that story line.

    It’s unfortunate, terrible things happen in our lives everyday. BUT COME ON SOAP WRITERS ENOUGH ALREADY. This is a fictional story. And yes there are definitely times that for whatever reason a BAD DECISION IS MADE.

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    Mary SF replied

    Good insight and a wonderful way to sum up the debate. This writing team took over about a year ago and nothing much was happening– since they couldn’t come up with a creative and fresh way to create drama they did a story that has the drama build into the situation– actors would have to be stone not give great performances, viewers will be draw in whether by empathy or disgust– like watching the scene of an accident, we look, even if we don’t want to do. I’m not against drama, but it just seems to me this was a lazy way to create it. But in the end the story is creating buzz, the show will have an excellent Emmy reel to submit next year and that is what the powers that be want– I just want better writing, someone with real vision who will gives us drama by writing it, not relying of a situation that is dramatic just on its own to produce it.

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    Patrick replied

    Wow

    eloquently stated

    clear, concise, and to the point

    all points bulletin

    this stands… till we ALL calm down

    I will miss you Delia… more than you know…. for Billy, Victoria, and Chloe

    it’s that headline we’ve all seen…. the one tragic, loss, misfortune… that would collapse our being

    i watched a minute of it today… in passing….

    IE: Victoria was pleading with Billy…… to stop watching Delia on the computer

    Billy: it’s something I must do

    Victoria… faltered…. “Can I watch with you.

    ——————

    emotions… I teared and welled up immediately…..

    I can’t bear it

    yet

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    Judy replied

    I agree they need drama and a story line. But as soon as I hard that the baby needed an eye transplant I knew the direction the story was going to go. BUT I’m surprised that they made Adam be the one to kill the child. I think this is life but wouldn’t it have been a better story line to have had someone else do it?

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    Vaughn replied

    I agree more drama is needed too but let’s do it with some new blood and different plots. What’s with the attack the same family plots all of the time? lol

  184. Shirl says:

    Billy did the wrong thing of leaving his little girl in the car at night she is not a baby she should of gone with him…

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  185. Julie says:

    I cannot believe that they have killed off Delia. She was my favorite kid on Y&R. To kill her off and then to have Adam be the one to have caused her death I felt was awful. I think the writers are a little screwed up. After having watched this show right from he very first episode when they made Phillip gay I almost stopped watching, why did they not leave him dead!!! How many women marry a man, his brother and his father, they have turned Sharon into a nut case! I thought that was absolutely sick and I just can’t take this any more. I am, therefore; not going to watch any more.

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    Timmy C. replied

    Ya Julie, when Sharon married Victor, I was like I am done. Then she burned down his mansion, so I was like, I am done. Then they made her crazier and crazier and she being one of my favorite characters made me think of turning the show off. But the unnecessary killing off of Deliah who was a delight to the show, did nothing but make my decision solid, I am done wasting my time on this show. I sadly say that because it touched my life and my parents lives for years.

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  186. Dee Hughes says:

    Bravo. I applaud his magnificient acting.

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  187. reenie. richards says:

    He is a great actor. So mad they killed of his daughter but billy did a great job. Where do we go now..

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  188. Timmy C. says:

    This child had ROOTS. ONLY child of Chloe, ONLY Daugher of Billy, ONLY Grandchild of Ester, ONLY Grand daughter of Jill…3rd Generation of the Abbots….She was JUST named in Catherine’s will to have a significant education fund– HOW DARE THEY kill a child in a Halloween costume weeks before the holiday.

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    Patrick replied

    wow

    spot on

    reason this is so difficult to transition from

    “SO” many reasons why…. they had no reason to “expletive” with…..

    no reason to mess with….

    yes, kudos to the acting

    BUT… like you said…. so many “only” – reasons to have staid the course and built on the familial chord that resonates with so many generations – for decades to come

    this wound is still too fresh

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  189. Karen Boyd Beamon says:

    I thought Billy did an excellent performance the other day when Delia died he and Chloe. However, I thought it was cruel when Delia died. The writers could have replaced her with another child

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  190. Cari says:

    Very sick episode to kill off this child. Billy is a wonderful actor but these episodes are very hard to watch and I feel terrible after. Then to blame Adam again! What is going on with the writing on this show? Please make it a dream and go back to the way it was. I think the show is going to be very affected in a negative way.

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  191. kay says:

    I was in awe of Billy’s acting. I just wish the storyline wasn’t written to kill this sweet little girl. I have to say this has bothered me so much, that I wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep for thinking of this. I felt like watching her was like watching one of my own. I am sure this adds to the tormented loss of anyone’s real life tragedy. I know the writers need to punch up the storyline, but why not finish what was started with Phyllis, and some of the other storylines left by the wayside.

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    Vaughn replied

    Thank you!!! I agree with you 100%. Pick on some other characters besides Lauren, Adam and Billy.

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  192. Vaughn says:

    Really?? Sounds like your trying to cover up for a bad script. Billy already did that when Delia was sick and about to die. I think that Billy Miller would be offended by what you just wrote here. Your basically trying to say that he is not a good actor on a normal basis so you needed to motivate him by killing a child. That’s what brings out his real talent huh? He acts everyday and I think he’s already a great actor without a script like this one. I just saw him on Castle as well as other shows and he’s pretty good. You can justify it all you want but you need people watching your show to obtain good ratings in order for your show to stay alive. They could have found another plot and he would have delivered that performance. What is it about killing kids that makes for a powerful performance? I’m not sure what to make of that. Funny how they never kill of a Newman. So everybody elses family tree and happiness is expendable. There is nothing new here. Once again it’s beat up on Billy and Adam time. It’s not about showing powerful acting skills. Can’t believe you wrote that! it’s a tv show that’s suppose to have a plot/story line to entertain the watchers. Billy has displayed many powerful performances with his daughter almost dying, being held captive by Victor, his addiction, and his situation with Chloe. Again I guess your trying to say none of those were no good and he needed his daughter to die to deliver a award winning performance. Whatever!!!! Just putting my opinion out there. Enough with the crucifying of Adam and Billy already!!!!

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    Kim Hobbs replied

    They should not had delia callef off.

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  193. Michelle says:

    Can’t the writers think of another way to get great performances from actors? To kill a child is just not entertaining in any way. It is lazy and manipulative writing and torture to watch. The fast forward button is wearing out!

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  194. Janie says:

    I’ve been watching Y&R for many years..
    Having lost a 4 year old,it was difficult
    to watch the death of little Delia…
    Even though we know its a”made for TV
    soap”,the death of a child happens
    somewhere everyday in someone’s life…
    I think it makes us count our blessings…
    A real soap opera is always happening somewhere
    in someone’s life….”for real”
    Billy Miller is & excellent actor,& deserves
    every Emmy he receives…

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  195. Rydinhye says:

    Billy plays a brilliant role, he is great, but the storyline is becoming all doom and gloom I have watched this since 1984 I think, all the good ones are gone Sharon should have gone yrs ago and ncki has always been a crappy actress

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  196. winnie says:

    The show lacks creativity , the stories lines are always disgustingly sad and depressing. It has gotten so ignorant with Victors hate storyline to Adam. The ghost oof Chelsea has been over played too. I DVR the show…thank god I do…I fast forward through what little isn’t filled with commercials. Writers need to understand that the viewing audience knows it’s only a show! Write light hearted story lines for God sake. We’re sock of seeing everyone on the damned show depressed! Messed up in the head…..game crying about something! Lighten this depress-a-thon! Get some creativity over there…..and get a new Phyllis! The show is rediculously heavy…..thank god for fast forward!

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    Timmy replied

    I haven’t watched for over a week, all the doom and gloom and depressing storylines, even though the news isn’t always happy, its the news. I don’t need negativity from a soap, all the time. Done with the show.

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  197. pamella says:

    i did not like that delia was killed but there was something about her having lukimea.i think if it was that she couldn’t go on and maybe she was dying and it is too hard on her real family to talk about it so they had the seen about not leaving a child in the car alone.there has been so many child negelect cases it is a way to pit lite on it .soap operas were to advertise,it became very intertaining and its a way to remind people to think of what you are doing.at the same time if the soaps were not intertaining you would not watch them.i used to look at them one or two days a week. it was easy to catch up.bu t now things happen so fast you miss a day you get lost.just like delia. if she really has lukimia they are letting her out but making it a part of what is happening to kids now.i think all the actors and actress are great.and it keeps me interested in whats going to happen next.i can set on the edge of my seat and worry what will happen next. even victor being a bully.

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  198. winifred says:

    As I wrote earlier, the show has turned into a major depress-a-thon! This is a soap for gods sake! life if filled with tragedy. People want something interesting…yet light hearted. Like so many other viewers, I record the program. Most of it is erased…that is when I can stomach it. T

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    Timmy replied

    I quit watching, found myself watching 10 minutes tops, what’s the point, its depressing and storylines week and fast and sad and boring. YR has gone downhill, get new actors and bring some people back adn maybe I will watch again.

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  199. winifred says:

    Something is definitely wrong with the writers, my husband and I noticed that sometime ago. For one thing, it is far too predictable. As someone else wrote, if we want to see tragedy, all we have to do is watch the horror stories on the news. These people need creativity, credibility, and if they are not careful…..viewers. Get a grip on the show, the entire cast is always crying about something, that is so awful I fast forward through it. Another thing, the individual who portrays Dylan, my god! That fellow looks bewildered and expressionless. Get him off the show fast….or get him a mask to wear! But the Adam Victor feud….that too is tired. Get some new writers fast! Before this show ends up being cancelled…..

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    Timmy replied

    I agree with everything you said Ms Winifred, you and your husband feel like me, my coworkers, my father who used to watch and quit. Kyle needs to go too, the other Kyle was better, but this one serves no purpose. Neither do most of the characters anymore.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, Tim…what’s up??? Anyway, I TOTALLY AGREE with you about Kyle. To me, the other Kyle (played by Blake Hood) was WAY BETTER!!!!! The old Kyle was more believable, more edgier and had A LOT MORE S-W-A-G to him. NU Kyle (played by Hartley Sawyer) is BEYOND A-W-F-U-L…bland, boring and just flat-out BLECH!!!!! No Thank You. Next………..

    Tim, take care, bro. Peace.

  200. nika says:

    I have watched the young and the restless sence I was in high school!!! I love this show …now after DeeDee gets killed off I hate this show now!!I know its all acting but ,, The writers gets a F+ :( I feel the lil actor has been torture first with cancer she survives in that case you writers should had let her be written off from the illness then a tragic death …..

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    Timmy replied

    Smart comments Nika, I so agree! Bye to YR, makes me sad, I have watched for 30 years.

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  201. nika says:

    I agree with the other people statement …..its enough tragedy with are young kids today heartbreaking ….I think the show should be cancelled now its sad to watch now I’ll never watch the young and the restless ever again and I was you all biggest fans ….My mother has watched this show since 1978 and she’s done now the

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  202. pam john says:

    Congratulations to y&r billy and Chloe did exceptionally well if I could vote for Emmy they would get it awesome story. If it wasn’t such a feeling grabbing story you wouldn’t have been mad but sad… remember its a story

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    Shannon replied

    I absolutely agree both of them should win an Emmy for that. Chloe was amazing when she found out Delia had died. Top notch acting!

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  203. pam john says:

    Omg! I’ve been a y&r follower my 50 plus years (or for how ever long its been televised) the strongest story line ever … thank you it was awesome

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  204. trish says:

    How old will Conner be before they kill off Little Johnny for a sibling organ?

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  205. Evette Rice says:

    I felt Billy’s pain right along with him. The tears, the anger, the grief were all so realistic. Billy Miller is goooooood!

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  206. Logan says:

    Did anyone answer the actual question, or just the incessant bitching?
    Billy was amazing. Amazing.

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  207. Linda Sikorski says:

    I am really disappointed in the writers of this show, with allowing the little girl to actually die. I know Y&R is really good at giving examples of life and the actions bearing real consequences, but you could have just as easily allowed the accident to critically injure her and allow all the trauma around it be portrayed in the hospital. Then let her get well. You have upset many viewers with her death. People, like myself, who have watched this show since the first episode. What were you thinking? No one wants to set down to watch a soap and watch the mourning of a child’s death. This didn’t have to happen. And another thing, when is everyone going to give Adam a break. Haven’t you written all the bad stuff you can about him. He is a wonderful actor. He needs to come out a good guy for a change. Give Victoria and Nicholas some catching up with for a change.

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  208. Becky Kyrargyros says:

    I think that Billy Milelr is an excellent actor. He’s done a tremendous job with this storyline which I HATE and almost stopped watiching the show because of it. I’m a 40 year watcher of this soap and am very disappointed with this storyline.

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    cathy paradise replied

    So glad others are in agreement.

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  209. dawn says:

    Gut wrenching performances by Billy and Chloe. They were so believable, truly great acting.

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  210. Tracy says:

    I think that was so HORRABLE that they killed off Deliah what was the purpose of that? And the way they killed Cassie was heart wrenching. They need new writers I mean who does this.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Tracy…Y&R needs a new Executive Producer…ASAP!!!!! After all, that insufferable soap opera killing W-I-T-C-H Jill Farren Phelps was the one who had Delia killed off. Bottom Line here: Jill Farren Phelps is clearly the W-O-R-S-T Executive Producer that Y&R has ever had. Therefore, she needs to be replaced…NOW!!!!!

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  211. morbright says:

    please, please, please do not have the towns vigalantes crucify Adam for unknowingly hitting Dehila and resulting in her death. “the monster who hit and ran” was innocent in this instance. please, please, please find a way to have the story unfolds the way it should – with sympathy and understanding – or no one finding out at all. Adams guilt will make him find a way to productively deal with it. Chelse knows how Adam was sadly affected by the tragic “accident.” It would be good for Chelse and Adam to find their way back to each other and become a happy family. Something Adam deserves at this point in time.

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  212. Vicky says:

    However great Billy is and he is great I don’t see how the death of a beautiful young girl is not going to take away from his acting there should have been a better way it is truly a sad way to show him shine

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  213. AaronH says:

    The Deliah Accidental death is truly being written all wrong. And to make Adam the scapegoat yet again for tragedy is getting well to be non creative. If any character is to blame for Deliah’s death it’s Billy how could nay responsible parent at night in a car alone leave their child. And to expect anyone to be able to see a child crossing a dark hilltop road less much feel the impact of such a small body being hit by a SUV is just ridiculous. Plus Adam did get out of the car and what did he see a dog in the road I think no one would continue at night to go through overgrown brush on a darken hillside road to see if they hit anyone or anything after seeing a creature rush out from that brush. And the police on this show yet again rush to judgment soaps do not do law enforcement any good by the way they are portrayed. Any creditable CSI could tell that no one could have seen the little victim under those conditions. This was a tragic accident and not a crime. Any good lawyer could get Adam off from hit and run charges. Only thing Adam is guilty of is when he realized what he had done accidently that he did not get a attorney and confess. But then again the writers would only have Billy take the law into his own hands and place unjust vengeance of Adam, typical storyline.

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  214. Jojo says:

    What was the song/music played at Delia’s funeral

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  215. Peggy says:

    I hope that Billy will not leave the show. he is so good, And where is Gloria she is so good. We love her

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    Peggy replied

    That little Dilia is old enough to stay in a locked car, She is not a baby. She was 7 yrs. old. Yes have the mustash doing it.

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  216. Robbins says:

    The question was asked “what did you think of Billy’s performance” not what you all thought of the story line. I think Billy Miller did a fabulous job, kudos to the writers for a writing job well done.

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  217. Baby says:

    I think it sucks I cant believe they killed off Delia and I really dont like watching it anymore.

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  218. Rita says:

    For goodness sake the child moved onto another job, which she will do well, the question was did you think Billy did a good job with his Daughter beeing killed, he did an excellent job, he was amazing and the way they did it with delia growing up, was so sad. they try and make it believable, I hope he gets the emmy as I am now so sad he is leaving, one of the best and they could not even keep him thats the sad part, lets see if all the fans who say they wont watch it will keep there wordI am how about you also Chesie was not a con artists it was Chole who egged her on, to bad Dylan didnt have enough guts to stand by her

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  219. Nora says:

    I like the show but I don’t know why they had to kill a child like adorable little Delia. It brought tears to my eyes when I watched that episode. But I guess maybe the child actress who played her wanted to move on to something else.

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  220. Nora says:

    I also forgot & wanted to mention that, yes, Billy Miller is quite a great actor. But then I like all of them which is one reason why I watch “The Young & the Restless”.

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  221. cathy paradise says:

    I have watched Y&R since it began. I think he did a great job. I like him as Billy. I have stopped watching the show due to the death of Delia. I can’t watch when the do such things. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

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