Young and the Restless FURIOUS fans after the show killed Rey in horrific car crash
Fans of THE Young and the Restless were furious after the show killed Rey in a horrific car crash during Wednesday’s episode.
The death comes after actor Jordi Vilasuso, who played the character, previously revealed he was leaving the show after being fired.
After Jordi’s reveal, fans had been wondering for almost a month how The Young and the Restless would write Rey.
They finally got their answer on Wednesday’s new episode, and they weren’t happy.
By the end of Tuesday’s episode, viewers knew that Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) had swerved on the road and had an accident, but they weren’t sure if she was going to die or someone else was involved.
The last show saw her knocked out in her car as it started up in flames, but she survived after Ashland Locke (Robert Newman), who happened to be driving behind her, pulled her out and knocked her out. saved.
At the very end of the episode, fans discovered that Rey was driving the other way and ended up crashing into a ditch.
Ashland shared the sad news with Victoria, telling her, “I checked the other car. He had gone into a ditch. It was much more damaged than either of ours.
She asked: “And the driver?”
“There was nothing I could do,” he told her sadly. “The other driver did not survive.”
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Ashland then added, “I hate to be the one telling you this, but it was someone you know. Rey Rosales.
The episode ended as she kept repeating to herself over and over, “Oh my God.”
Fans immediately took to Twitter to blast Y&R for not only killing off Rey, but for not even giving his character, and the actor who portrays him, the decency to have him throughout. ‘episode.
“So disappointed with how #YR handled Rey’s exit,” one social media user wrote. “This character deserved so much better than that.”
Another said: “What a terrible way to write Rey. To die in a car crash.
A third tweeted: “No. I’m not mourning Rey’s death. Right now, I’m too upset to cry.
“It must be said. #YR, I am do not joyful that you send Ray this way. Not joyful at all,” wrote a fourth.
Jordi announced his departure from the soap opera last month in a social media post.
Along with a photo of himself, Jordi took to Instagram to thank the show for its great years and to share what he loves most about being a part of it.
He wrote: “Playing Rey Rosales and being part of the Rosales family has been a great chapter in my career.
“I was proud to represent my culture in the #1 drama of the day and to work with an amazing cast and crew that I will dearly miss.
“Thank you @youngandrestlesscbs for always welcoming me and giving me the opportunity to tell stories that have touched millions.”
The 40-year-old actor continued, “As this door closes, others go and have opened.
“If you want to know a little more about my story, check out our podcast, @makingitwork or @kaitlinvilasuso and share more details about my exit and dig in to embrace change!”
Jordi went on to say more about leaving Y&R on his podcast with his wife Kaitlin Vilasuso, with whom he shares two children.
Thereupon he revealed that he was fired from the show and did not leave of his own volition.
He shared: “I had re-signed in October for another three years.
“But in those contracts, there are six-month gaps where the show can decide not to re-sign you for the next six months. So that’s what happened.
At the time, some viewers lambasted the soap opera for letting Jordi go and threatened to boycott the disheartening news.
One upset fan tweeted, referring to the actor’s co-stars sending him love online: “Y&R keeps ruining a good soap opera.
“The actors can offer all the wishes of happiness, they always have a job. Jordy no.
A second wrote: “Thank you Jordi! Seriously, Y&R has gone crazy and so have we about all the crazy, shitty plots and decisions.
“Just incredibly outrageous and vexing!! But we wish you good luck!”
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