This is the kind of story arc that eats soap fans alive: On the Feb. 2 episode of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Ethan Cane Ashby — played by the popular Australian actor Daniel Goddard — was shot by a baddo named Blake outside of his dad’s wedding to Jill. The paramedics declared him dead. There was a funeral. Wife Lily cried crocodile tears. Viewers had a freakin’ cow.
And now what’s this? An appearance from his “ghost” in today’s episode?
EW is here to answer some of your questions — or to possibly create more. A source close to the sudser said that Goddard remains a paid employee of Y&R until further notice (or until they’re officially ready to boot him). He’s not only set to reprise his role as Cane in the Feb. 18 and 23 episodes, but he’ll make additional appearances in March and April. What’s more, no one on the show will even acknowledge whether his character is actually six feet under.
For the love of Nikki’s stripping days, what the heck is going on?
CBS ain’t saying, but this has to be good news for those fans (with nothing better to do) who decided to start a petition to save the Sydney-born Goddard, who’s been on the sudser since 2007. Hold onto your John Hancock, kids; He might not be heading to the unemployment office just yet.
So are you relieved?