The Young and the Restless fans were thrilled when an old fan-favorite young couple reunited as adults for a much more mature and exciting relationship — only for the romance to go south for no reason.
The Young and the Restless Fans Loved Daniel And Lily
When they were teenagers, Daniel Romalotti (Michael Graziadei) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) were young and in love and even briefly married.
As they grew into adults, they fell for others and moved on. Lily married Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) and raised twins Mattie and Charlie while Daniel moved away with Heather Stevens (Vail Bloom) to raise his daughter Lucy Romalotti (Lily Brooks O’Brient).
When a washed-up and depressed Daniel returned to Genoa City sans Heather and Lucy last year, he reconnected with Lily and she helped him put his life back together and find happiness again. And, they found happiness with each other.
Even when Heather and Lucy moved back to Genoa City, Daniel assured Lily that he and Heather would just be co-parents to their teenager and his heart belonged to Lily now. Too bad that changed super fast.
Daniel Goes Back To Boring
As soon as Heather returned to town, it was clear she wanted this new and improved Daniel that Lily helped bring about. She didn’t care that he was with Lily and made it her business to always be there at the right moments.
Then, when Lily left town to attend to a traumatized Mattie away at college in California, Heather moved right on in on Daniel and started making bold moves — including kissing him on New Year’s Eve.
When she and Daniel finally slept together, the chemistry was non-existent and we couldn’t wait for them to leave our screens.
Why Y&R broke up a popular pairing to go with this boring and snore-inducing one is beyond us, but considering that Daniel still hasn’t told Lily what’s going on, Heather and Daniel likely deserve one another. Hopefully, Lily tells him just that when she finds out what Daniel has been up to of late. Then, she needs to give Heather a piece of her mind.
Tune into The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS to see how this lackluster love story plays out.