CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers here with an interesting throwback spoiler from March 1, 2005 where Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) learns who her parents are.
This is one of those episodes where we all knew the truth had to come out at some point, but we may have forgotten that Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore) drugged and raped his brother’s, Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John), wife, Drucilla Winters (Victoria Rowell).
Yep, for those not in the know, that’s how Lily came to be.
Given today’s climate, it may be hard for some to accept or acknowledge, but rape, or sexual assault in general, was a methodology that was used to bring couples together.
On some shows, those couples then became super couples and the act was either buried or “forgotten.”
In the late ‘90s, the tide began to turn and the shows spoke out against these characters, often twenty years after the fact.
Instead of a tool to further a storyline or introduce a character, rape was used to show the harm such an act can cause in reality.
And in some cases, it was used as both.
It all started innocently enough as Lily appeared to just happen upon the official looking envelop addressed to Drucilla. Nothing sinister there.
But something about it struck a chord with Lily, so she waited for Drucilla and Malcolm to return him. When they did, she didn’t waste any time.
CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers have to admit we’re a little disappointed that she didn’t find a way to open it previously. Of course, she may have and we could’ve missed it.
Just seems out of sorts for someone in a soap opera not to have the opened document in hand to confront the individuals.
Still, she proves relentless and eventually convinces Drucilla and Malcolm to explain to her that Malcolm’s her father. Of course, he had to add she needed to hear him out before relating the details.
Sounds like the type of thing someone would say before admitting to their child they drugged and raped their brother’s wife.
CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers have to admit that we missed this part of the storyline, and we’re assuming that Lily’s outrage continued for the next few episodes, especially given Neil was in the hospital at the time.
This is something that can destroy someone, and knowing that her mother helped Malcolm cover it up wouldn’t do a lot to help Lily feel better.
In the end, Lily’s stuck between needing to share the truth and knowing it would destroy Neil if he learned of their betrayal.
We hope there was a learning moment in there instead of just a plot device.
What do you think Lily should’ve done? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to check back with CBS “The Young and the Restless” Spoilers for the latest updates, spoilers, and speculation.
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