The Young and the Restless star Alice Hunter confirmed that she is leaving the show, which means that Jabot chemist Kerry Johnson will soon be on her way out the door. This also means that Jack Abbott will find himself unlucky in love once again. In confirming her exit, Hunter dropped some intriguing spoilers about the storyline that ends in Kerry’s departure.
“To all asking – yes, Kerry is taking an indefinite hiatus. She earns it though. You’ll see soon enough. I LOVE the arc, even if I’m sad to leave.” She continued, “And yes, a bunch of #YR cast & crew surprised me Friday and it was something I’ll never forget.”
Fans weren’t thrilled to hear the news. The strong female trio at Jabot with Kerry, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), and Lauren (Tracey Bregman) is something that fans enjoyed but never seemed to get enough of after it started. The three non-Abbott women leading the powerful cosmetics company in Genoa City created a refreshing change from the typical Jabot storyline. Plus, it is nice to see strong female relationships on the show.
— Alice Hunter (@itsalicehunter) March 4, 2019
Spoilers suggest that Jack (Peter Bergman) will ask Kerry to help him while Billy (Jason Thompson) gets the goods on Phyllis to oust her as Jabot’s CEO. This is something, of course, Kerry is hesitant to do since she and Phyllis share far more than a boss and employee relationship. Additionally, Kerry and Jack also recently reached a good place in their relationship where her secrets about freezing her eggs finally came out, and she and Jack made peace with the fact that they’re at different points in their lives but still enjoy each other.
When fans inquired about her exit, Hunter revealed on Twitter that she hopes fans liked the storyline.
“I liked a lot about it but we’ll see how it goes over.”
In a separate tweet, she explained to fans that she “thinks the show is heading in a positive direction.”
“And I leave in a very interesting way,” she teased.
It sounds like Kerry’s exit storyline could be a juicy one filled with a few unexpected twists along the way. Kerry leaving with a potential Abbott pregnancy could for sure shake things up a bit for Jack, as well as ensure a future legacy character on the show. The possibilities for what happens when the chemist exits are nearly endless.
— Alice Hunter (@itsalicehunter) March 5, 2019
Hunter also tweeted her support of Phyllis and Billy’s relationship. Is she giving a foreshadowing of what’s to come, or is she just a “Philly” shipper? It’s tough to tell. One thing is sure, fans certainly hate to see Hunter exit the show, and they lavished her with praise.