‘The Young and the Restless’: Is Chance Involved in Mariah’s Kidnapping?

It’s the moment The Young and the Restless fans have been waiting for. This week Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) will be rescued after being held captive for weeks. Time is of the essence because Mariah goes into labor while trapped in the secret room. As viewers await her rescue, they’re speculating on who the kidnapper is. One person who’s on the list is a certain character missing from the canvas.

'The Young and the Restless' actor Camryn Grimes at the 2016 Hollywood Christmas Parade in California.
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Is Chance Chancellor involved in Mariah Copeland’s kidnapping?

Mariah’s kidnapping has left not only the Genoa City police department confused but also the fans. From the moment Mariah was snatched, fans began speculating over the culprit’s identity. Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn (Sean Carrigan) is still the top suspect because of his strange behavior and history with Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway). However, other suspects have been added to the list, including one missing in action character.

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Chance Chancellor (Donny Boaz) is connected to this storyline because Mariah is the surrogate for Abby’s baby. Although one wouldn’t expect Chance to be involved in Mariah’s kidnapping, he can’t be ruled out as a possibility. In a Reddit thread, fans discussed Chance’s role in the kidnapping. “Does this somehow connect with Chance’s assignment? And he did this to protect Mariah and the baby?” one user asked. “If Chance is responsible, surely he would have said or done something by now to reassure her,” another commenter chimed in.

Will ‘The Young and the Restless’ reveal Mariah Copeland’s kidnapper?

With Mariah going into labor, it’s a race against time to see who gets to her first, the police or her kidnapper. Either way, it appears the storyline may not be over. Although Mariah will be rescued, there’s still the mystery about the kidnapper’s identity.

The kidnapper is someone close to Mariah and Abby. Of course, Stitch and Chance are the two leading picks. However, other people can’t be ruled out. Stitch’s son Max Rayburn (Jared Breeze) is another possibility, and Abby’s mother-in-law Nina Webster (Tricia Cast). The culprit’s identity and motive are two questions left unanswered in this storyline, which may be stringing out a bit longer.

Is Chance Chancellor returning to ‘The Young and the Restless’?

Whether Chance is or isn’t involved with Mariah’s kidnapping remains to be seen. With the storyline wrapping up, fans feel it’s time for his character to return. As The Young and the Restless fans known, Chance was written off following the firing of his portrayer Boaz.

Since Boaz’s departure in February, there’s been no news about a Chance recast. However, the character’s been mentioned recently, indicating a return may be on the horizon. With The Young and the Restless liking to keep things under wraps, Chance could pop up from his secret mission at any time.