‘The Young and the Restless’ Fans Hate the Idea of Mariah Being a Surrogate

The Young and the Restless is one of the world’s most popular soap operas, a series that has earned millions of fans in the years that it has been on the air. The show has experienced upheaval in recent months, after dealing with the ongoing effects of the pandemic – however, showrunners were able to quickly rally and begin filming new episodes for fans to enjoy. These days, The Young and the Restless airs new episodes regularly, and fans are taking to social media to express their thoughts on new and evolving storylines — including one involving surrogacy that has many fans up in arms. 

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Fans love the drama on ‘The Young and the Restless’

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The Young and the Restless first debuted on television in 1973. It enjoyed instant popularity, and even though it originally debuted in a half-hour episode format, it ultimately transitioned to longer, one-hour episodes. It also spawned a sister series, The Bold and the Beautiful, which premiered in 1987. Over the years, many characters from both shows have crossed over, creating major television events that boost viewership for both soaps.

Undoubtedly, one of the most popular elements of The Young and the Restless is the creative storylines that writers come up with — and the unique way that they play with character motivation. Far from the standard soap opera tropes of romance and intrigue, The Young and the Restless often features emotional storylines that reveal the inner machinations of the show’s main characters. Such is the case with a current storyline involving Abby Newman and her quest to become a mother. 

Abby reached out to see if Mariah would be her surrogate

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Abby Newman and Chance Chancellor have long been dreaming of having a family of their own, and in a recent episode of The Young and the Restless, fans learned that they might have finally found a way to make their dream a reality. After several miscarriages, Abby has all but given up on the chance to carry a child — but thanks to science, there are other ways to have a baby. Therefore, Abby decided to approach Mariah Copeland to see if she would be interested in becoming a surrogate for the couple. While the idea is exciting, many fans on social media are not thrilled with the direction that the storyline is heading — especially in light of the fact that Chance Chancellor’s time on the show is limited. 

What do fans think about the surrogacy storyline?

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In a recent Twitter thread, fans sounded off about the surrogacy storyline. One fan thought the surrogate storyline would be out of character for Mariah and thought it was bad writing. Another fan stated that with Chance leaving the series, the storyline is ill-timed. Other fans agreed, with many suggesting it was a “lazy” way to send Chance off. Overall, fans can’t really understand why a baby plotline would be introduced since Chance will be leaving, and have no interest in seeing it come to fruition. Ultimately, the writers for The Young and the Restless have their work cut out for them, with fans already reacting so strongly to the storyline.