Tuesday was a big day for The Young and the Restless and it’s long time fans, as this was the day that Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) would finally learn that the man she is currently in love with, Gabriel Bingham, is actually her dead husband Adam Newman (Justin Hartley), not only alive … but kicking!
The reveal began on Monday after Adam gets cocky sitting front of Victor’s (Eric Braeden) portrait in his office celebrating his victory and takeover of Newman-Abbott from under his old man. Adam utters that he is Adam Newman which Chelsea overhears. The pick-up of the scenes on Tuesday had all the complex emotions, the back-story, and the question of where do these two soulmates go from here now that the truth is out?
Balancing just the right amount of tension, hurt, anguish, sincerity, revenge, and love in his heart for the woman he loves no matter how he goes about it, Justin Hartley delivered some powerful, yet understated moments that showcased his acting talents, as well it gave the always formidable Melissa Claire Egan some raw emotional material to play. For it was Egan who had to react and comprehend the news that the man she has been sleeping with is actually Adam – a man wanted for the hit and run accident that killed little Delia.
Adam tells Chelsea that he can’t go to prison and have their son Connor grow up without a father for a second time. He even shares the truth about the bullet wound in his lower abdomen thanks to Billy Abbott (Burgess Jenkins), and the events surrounding how he came to know Sage Warner (Kelly Sullivan) and Constance Bingham (Sally Kellerman), and how through taking on Gabriel’s identify he received a second chance at life and to be together with Chelsea. The only thing is – Chelsea isn’t seeing it that way, quite yet. Will Chelsea keep mum and build a life with Adam AKA Gabriel?
Earlier in the day, Hartley and Egan appeared together on a very special CBS Connect Chat answering questions from fans as this major storyline took a massive turn.
After the jump, watch Hartley and Egan in one of the key scenes from today’s big reveal where Chelsea learns how Adam became Gabriel, the CBS Connect Chat, and the latest Y&R promo released on Tuesday from CBS Daytime now that Chelsea knows the truth. Then let us know … what did you think of the performances of Justin and Melissa on today’s episode? What do you think should happen next, and will happen next? Comment below!