The Young and the Restless star Steve Burton revealed via Twitter that he is leaving the show in December. He decided not to renew his contract. Dylan will be leaving Genoa City following an explosive reveal set to come out in November sweeps.
Steve Burton’s departure comes as quite a shock considering he is one of the main characters in a few The Young and the Restless storylines right now. However, it isn’t surprising that he would decide to leave the show. Several months ago, Inquisitr previously reported that Steve Burton would leave after the regime change from Jill Farren Phelps to Mal Young.
Former Young and the Restless executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, lured Burton from General Hospital with promises of a special schedule to spend time with his family and a huge paycheck. It has been rumored for a few months that his new contract would require him to spend less time at home with more rigid taping schedules. As you can imagine, it was likely a deal breaker for him.
There’s no doubt that since Mal Young took over The Young and the Restless, the show’s dynamic on the set has changed. It’s not to say that it is a bad feeling, it is just different and could be difficult to adjust as an actor. It makes sense that Burton decided that it is time for him to say goodbye to The Young and the Restless.
Steve Burton’s exit will make for an explosive Sully/Christian reveal. We are on the cusp of Dylan and Nick (Joshua Morrow) finding out that Sully is really Christian. They will learn that Sharon (Sharon Case) knew that he was Christian for months and never uttered a word to anyone.
The Young and the Restless has written Dylan to be a big believer in trust. He believes without trust, there is nothing left in a relationship. There’s no doubt that when he discovers that his wife hid Sully’s true identity from him for months, he will be furious. It’s safe to assume that after it comes out, Dylan will feel that their marriage is damaged beyond repair.
Sharon’s worst fears will come true, and Dylan will discover the truth about Sully’s DNA. There’s no doubt that Dylan will be devastated to learn that the precious baby he thought was his son, is none other than Christian Newman.
The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that when Dylan discovers that Sully is Christian, he urges Sharon to do the right thing and hand him over to Nick. It will break Dylan’s heart to give up Sully and he will likely need time away to deal with it.
The Young and the Restless spoilers suggest that Dylan may leave Genoa City to create a new life. He may decide that he cannot deal with pretending everything is okay and living with a woman that lied to him most of their marriage. If only Sharon would have been honest with him from the start about the miscarriage, none of this would have happened.
The Young and the Restless teases there will be some sense moments ahead for November sweeps. Steve Burton’s departure comes at the perfect time to put an end to the never-ending Sully/Christian saga.
The Young and the Restless has not released a statement nor announced if they plan to recast the role, TV Line reports. Dylan will discover that Sully is Christian in the week of October 31. Steve’s last scenes are expected to air in late December.
The Young and the Restless fans, are you surprised by Steve Burton’s departure? Do you think Y&R will recast the role?
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS daytime.
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