HomeTagsComings & GoingsYoung and Restless Axes Another Star Jillian Bowe July 16, 2008 18 Comments Young and The Restless star Raya Meddine (Sabrina) has been given the pink slip. This comes off the heels of the news that cast mate Vincent Irizarry (David) was also let go which was reported by Daytime Confidential two weeks ago. Sources are reporting that the actress was stunned by her dismissal since its been said that she was under contract but, rumors are swirling that her days were numbered since the character never caught on with viewers, especially her pairing with Victor (Eric Braeden). No word yet on her last airdate but it is hinted that she will be a victim of a tragedy that will befall the charity gala that is coming up in Genoa City. 18 Responses muze July 16, 2008 Hallelujah! Maybe they are serious about turning this soap around after all. Log in to Reply Mike Jubinville July 16, 2008 Wow! What a surprise! I thought with big mommy in GC, they were both going to be staying. Not a bad thing though!! Log in to Reply tanyia2 July 16, 2008 Good we are now rid of that awful Victor/Sabrina pairing. Log in to Reply cashton July 16, 2008 Cant’ say i’m shocked but personally, I think Y&R will mine some truly sensational stories out of her rumored demise. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 16, 2008 Hurray!!! I’m very glad about it. It’s not that I can’t stand Raya Meddine, but I never got to Sabrina the minute she was on. And her paring with Victor is/was really not a good one. There was no chemistry there and this stupid baby storyline got the rest done. Hopefully they will bring Ashley back now for Victor… =) Log in to Reply Hoosier Daddy July 16, 2008 Day 1 and Hogan is already making an impact Log in to Reply Melodie July 16, 2008 HOT DAMN!!! Now all we need is Heather and Colleen gone and I will dance all over my room! But Colleen can come back if it’s Adrienne Leon! I don’t know much about Hogan but if he’s doing stuff like this already I like him! Thanks for the GREAT news Jillian. Log in to Reply Jorpa July 16, 2008 *doing the happy dance* I wanted Sabrina under a moving bus as soon as she got her hooks in Victor. I will settle for a car crash. I still wonder who the father of her baby is. I would never accept Victor as being the father after two vasectomies no matter how it was written. Now that she and VI are leaving, how about bringing Ashley back!!! Log in to Reply Chocolate-Mama July 16, 2008 Hogan Sheffer has a lot to fix before this show keeps my interest again. And to be blunt, things have been so bad that I am not even in the mood to watch another Victor/Nikki wedding. They need to break up Nick/Phyllis. Reunite Nick and Sharon. Jack needs to be with someone that at the very least, he has some chemistry with. Gloria needs to drown and Kevin and his English girlfriend need to drop off of the face of the this earth. Why that professor is still there, I don’t know. Michael and Lauren I can take or leave. And Neil…if they can’t him a decent love interest then they might as well send him packing too. And the actress that plays Lily is pitiful. There is no way a wimp like that could come from Dru. The other actress that played her, maybe, but not this one. In other words, the show is messed up. And getting rid of Sabrina is just a baby step in cleaning things up. Log in to Reply mrsnoahdrake July 16, 2008 I agree with Melodie, we need to get rid of Colleen and bring back AL. And if we could just get rid of GLORIA (what is it that you like about her Luke, seriously?), Jana, and Lilly, then it might be safe to watch Y&R again. And bring Dru back. Log in to Reply fsmith July 16, 2008 I’m probably in the minority here… but it’s okay. I liked the character of Sabrina. I thought she was very articulate, intelligent, cultured, and also earned her career through her academic smarts, not through a marriage or a man. That’s pretty rare on daytime. Yeah, the Victor pairing was a little off age-wise, but I was looking forward to the story potential with the Sabrina, Victor, and the 1st Newman family conflicts. Oh well, I know her leaving will probably create many more compelling stories that will payoff down the road. Log in to Reply gush900 July 16, 2008 Raya is a great actress i just think the way she was brought on was horrible.Cmon she married her best friends father for petes sake.This characther was never written well Log in to Reply KingTV July 16, 2008 Since this post is about the actress who plays(ed) Sabrina leaving, I am going to stick to that topic. Bringing on a rebound for Victor was not an entirely bad idea but they did it so fast, with no build up, we as viewers were not allotted the time to care about this character who was Victoria’s best friend. If the romance was JUST beginning now, it might be a whole different story. I happen to like the actress, but I think she was brought into a messy situation and they moved the pace along too quickly. Was Eric Braeden angry that Nikki got a man before he got a new love interest? It makes me wonder about who is running the show sometimes. Anyway, I am not sure if she will be the victim of the gala tragedy that is going to happen because I thought the location shoot to Paris would be the perfect place for Victor to finally find out that he has been played by Sabrina, her mother and the ex-beau artiste or a combination of them for art and money’s sake. I was hoping she would be thrown off the Eiffel Tower but they need to get rid of her because she was not written correctly and has not effectively affected the story. Now I am thinking the whole pregnancy is a lie and if she does die, Victor will find out then that she was never with his child. Duh, with your 2 vasectomies!! Log in to Reply KingTV July 16, 2008 One more thing – already with ONE single show, there was a noticeable difference in atmosphere, story structure, plotting, pacing and dialogue from Hogan Sheffer. I was amazed that a show that I have been dreading to watch, despite it being my favorite show, was so much more compelling. From Amber and Daniel to the gala planning and accepting David as the fundraiser to the plot for Gloria and family wanting to takeover Jabot, there are actual stories with potential and dramatic complexity being developed. I am not ready to call Hogan the messiah yet but boy it was the first enjoyable Y&R I have watched in 6 months. Tune into tomorrow… Log in to Reply ktuc July 16, 2008 Hopefully this is just the beginning of things to come! I’m not sad to see the character of Sabrina go and I agree, Colleen needs to go and return as Adrianne Leon, ASAP! Log in to Reply Lewis0817 July 16, 2008 Im in the minority here i kind of started liking Sabrina, when her mom came to town, I dont mind the character and the actress. I would ten times rather see Colleen & Adrian leave before her, Though now i haven’t liked the direction they took Sabrina, I haven’t liked anything on Y&R since Glo & Jeff’s wedding! Well at least with Sabrina going, we know Nikki & Victor will be having a reunion, esspecially with David going as well Log in to Reply rose_21 July 22, 2008 don’t let the door hit you on the way out and i am not sorry to see you go. Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe July 16, 2008 U r 4getting that Adam ran her out of town a few weeks back. Seems like Y&R’s putting the smack down and taking names at the door. 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