The Young And The Restless (Y&R) scoop suggests Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) has been ensnared to take the fall in Chance Chancellor’s (Justin Gaston) shooting. But who set him up?
Of course, Billy could have been the actual gunman, but it seems doubtful. And viewers know Chance was just the fall guy, the real target of that bullet was Adam Newman (Mark Grossman).
Billy has hated Adam for years, with good reason. Adam accidentally hit and killed Billy’s daughter Delia Abbott (Sophie Pollono) with his vehicle (although some still think he wasn’t responsible) and then covered it up. As a result, he’s held Adam at gunpoint and tried to run him down with his car.
Young And The Restless Poll – Most Of The Evidence Against Billy Abbott Is Circumstantial
Most of the evidence against him is circumstantial. Police found Billy’s earbud at the scene of the crime. Plus, the gun used was stolen from the house he shared with Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle). But there’s also a mysterious eyewitness who placed him at the scene. Because of all this, Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) wonders if he arrested the right person.
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The list of potential suspects comes to down to three main contenders, although there are others who had a motive to set up Billy, and may have also wanted to see Adam dead.
1. Victor Newman
Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) despises Billy Boy and would like nothing more than to see him rotting in jail for years to come. His daughter Victoria is Billy’s ex and she’s told Victor, in no uncertain terms, that he better not have set up the father of her children. But are Victoria’s protests a ruse, perhaps she set him up herself?
2. Adam Newman
Many fans think Adam set up Billy as payback for publishing the exposé. At the time, Adam was in mental distress and likely didn’t even care if the bullet killed him. What he wasn’t expecting though was for Chance to push him out of the way.
3. Chelsea Newman
How could Chelsea could have done it, since she had just escaped from her kidnapper? However, she could have set all of it up long before she was abducted. And on Monday’s Y&R, she’ll have a smug look on her face when Rey tells she and Adam that Billy has been arrested. Chelsea’s also pulled off many cons in the past, which makes one wonder if she was responsible after all.
Young And The Restless Poll – Other Suspects Include Alyssa Montalvo And Faith Newman
Other suspects include Alyssa Montalvo (Maria DiDomenico), the savvy Kansas reporter who wants revenge on Adam for killing her father. Alyssa also helped Billy put together The Making Of A Monster exposé. But would she have gone so far as to set Billy up to take the fall?
Another less likely suspect is Faith Newman (Alyvia Alyn Lynd) who has suffered a lot of bullying because the article publicized the nasty circumstances surrounding her birth. Faith doesn’t seem to have the maturity or wherewithal to have pulled it off. Although perhaps her older friend Jordan (Madison Thompson) helped her.
We’ve listed the top three contenders and left a spot for “others,” in case you think we’re way off base. So go ahead and take a jab at solving this mystery. Who set up Billy to take the fall in Chance’s shooting? Vote in our poll below!