Holy Hot Yes! Is Y&R Bringing Back Wilson Bethel?




Okay, if this is true, we are so laying off Maria Arena Bell! CBS Soaps in Depth is hearing Wilson Bethel may be returning as the only thing good about the Great Doppelganger Caper of 2010, Kevin's (Greg Rikaart) dirty, sexy, intense half brother Ryder on The Young and the Restless. Bethel brought the heat to Genoa City from episode 1. Here's hoping Y&R finds a red-hot storyline for Ryder that doesn't involve his drippy sister.


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The guy is hot. His acting skills... are NOT.

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Every story Ryder was in sucked and I didn't see any chemistry with anyone in the stories, from sibling to romantic. Bethel is unique and charismatic and clearly has many fans but why bring back a dead end character? I have watched and enjoyed Stephen Nichols on soaps for many many years and yet if you asked me if I wanted him to be written out of Y&R, I would say yes, because Tucker is a dead end character.

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Mmmm him and Jana back together would be a hot mess!

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Sorry Have To Disagree, Wilson Was The Only Thing That Worked About Ryder & Daisy

He Is A Great Actor & Should Have Submitted Himself For An Emmy Nod.

For Those Who Say He Cant Act Watch Tunnel rats Or Generation Kill

Plus He Looks Great Shirtless and Made Jana Less BORING

Maybe Ryder Could Come Back And Be Romantically Linked To Lauren's Son Scotty. Yes I Went There. Ryder May Have Beded Jana But Something Tells Me He Could Swing Both Ways.

Make This Happen Maria

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If we have to watch other programs to see his talent then that doesn't say very much for Ryder or for Y&R. They fail to give anyone else interesting story - I doubt they'd make an exception for Ryder.

Emily O'Brien is the only one I think has ever managed to make Jana work but that story with Ryder made no sense to me.

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Well I Blame Ryder's Story On The Writers

The Writing Has To Be There Because Even Greart Actors Will Come Off Bad Most Of The Time If The Writing Is Not There

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The writing isn't there for anyone. Every character in every story has been ruined. Some people know how to use their charisma to overcome bad material and stupid relationships (Miller, Muhney, some might say Michelle Stafford or Sharon Case or Eric Braeden), but it's not easy. If you asked me if I thought that people like Maura West and Stephen Nichols would be so lost, I'd have said, no way.

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Well Y&R Does Stephen Nichols No Favors IMHO. He Should Go Back To DAYS Or GH

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I hope they do bring him back, I sort of like him on Y&R. Pluss he's so incredibly sexy

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Mmmmmm so sexy!! GREAT NEWS! Laughing out loud I loooove Wilson Bethel and he was quite good at Ryder. He really made you feel Ryder's torment and pain. He would have been even BETTER in the role he originally auditioned for--Chance! Would love to see Wilson and Tricia Cast share scenes.

I hope they bring him back and make him a major player, although I do want it to come out that he and Daisy aren't Sheila's children and that Sarah Smythe isn't her sister (Sheila is an only child).

Great news for a Thursday morning!

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Y&R writers always waste Great talents and they always have since Bill Bell senior left production and then passed on.

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Damn Forgot That. As Great As Wilson Is As Ryder, He Would Have Killed As Chance

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On Wilson's Facebook Page Someone Asked The Following

R u headed back to Y & R for some more of your bad ass crimes???

To Which Wilson Responded

possibly...

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I actually thought he had great chemistry with Greg Rikaart, and it wasn't exactly the sibling kind. Wink

I'm not holding any hopes for a great story for Ryder if he comes back. Great stories for me are those that arise from who the characters are supposed to be and what their life experiences have been, the kind of stories Y&R used to be famous for telling back in the day. The only story they have like that now is the Nikki/Deacon pairing. Nikki has always been attracted to men who have a hint of danger, and Victor has always played her for a fool. So it's logical for her to get involved with sexy Deacon.

They'll probably put Ryder with Jana again and that whole thing felt really contrived the first time around.

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Yay!

Rather than wasting Ryder on Jana or someone, I hope they explore whether or not he really is a Carter. AND I hope they explain that little boy Max who went missing from summer camp. Did Sarah kidnap him? If so, who was he and how is he important to the rest of Genoa City?

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Ugh can we just forget Ryder, Daisy and Sarah and pretend it never happened?

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I'm thrilled I think that the Y&R younger set is all over the place and I really hope that they can bring him in to tie them closer together. Maybe with ABBY this time round?

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Wilson Bethel is a great actor. RYDER is the one that Maria should have kept around instead of his demented, ridiculously non-talented, cartoonishly stupid SISTER, Daisy. That would have spared me, as well as the batteries in my computer mouse, from having to fast forward through all of her cringe-inducing scenes.

He had great chemistry with Emily O'Brien/Jana, and even though their relationship made about as much sense as Adam and Sharon's relationship does, they were hot together. So what does MARIA "Thank God for Nepotism, or else I wouldn't have a job" Bell do??? She fires him. Really smart. Actually, not really......

Bring back Ryder for Jana so that she can stop pining away for Kevin and Hogan can stop trying to turn her into Genoa City's Julia Lindsay.

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I was never sold on Ryder.
I guess I am the minority.

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Ooh, Abby and Ryder could be good! I find Marcy Rylan insufferable as Abby but perhaps Wilson Bethel can bring out the best in her. Plus, there's all sorts of angst to be had in a Ryder/Abby/Daniel triangle.

They flirted with Ryder and Abby when Hayley Erin was in the role, so it would interesting to see them pick up on it now and resolve the Max story.

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HOTNESS!

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Huh?

While Wilson could NEVER be put in the STD category (Sabrina/Tyra/Daisy - The worst hires of "Actors" by Y&R maybe EVER), I'm baffled, Jamey, by your love for what appears to be for both the actor and the character??

Ryder was one dimension. He stood there and said words. Did he ever smile, laugh, tell a joke? Nah, not ever that I can recall. He unlocked a cage 3 dozen times and threw donuts to Lauren and Jana.

A Character that was pushed around by a Horse with Long Hair (I'm sorry, but Yvonne Zima brings out the worst in me)
A Character that slept with the wife of Kevin; who we've come to appreciate (IMO)

If appearance means that much (It doesn't to me) than YES, Wilson is great to have back. But again. My obsession with Hot Soap Characters died when Frisco Jones left Felica.

The litnus for me is: "do you miss Ryder on Y&R"? My answer is NO. In fact, I forget the character even existed, unless Kev is reminding Jana.

In all the Soap Polls, Daniel Goddard and Cane meant so much more to the fans. (Fav Actor/Couple in Digest like, 15 months straight) DG goes and John Driscoll and Wilson B. return??? Eh. I'm not sold on some of this. Maybe Tristan Rogers helps me fix all that.

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Alstonboy, I totally agree. Ryder is also my favourite between him and Daisy. Ryder should never have left the show because he has a lot of potential, especially if he really is Sheila Carter's son.

I LOVE the idea of Ryder hooking up with Scotty Grainger! That would be an awesome twist. This show needs more gay lovin', especially since they don't seem to want to rapidly age Kyle and pair him with Noah.

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I don't think that the Ryder/Jana pairing was contrived. It worked at the time and served to twist the plot a bit. If they got back together it would not bother me.

Wilson Bethel probably is a good actor but acting is much more than from the Jeanne Cooper school of acting. Jeanne Cooper can be very good but Wilson does seem to smolder and also seems quite layered.

Speaking of smoldering ... the badness in me likes the thought of an "evil" Kevin/Ryder pairing if they turned out not to actually be brothers. Also, a pairing with Mr. Grainger is an interesting concept; plus it would serve to drive Lauren completely up the wall.

(By the way, he does look nice (if just a bit too wholesome) in the picture above so I'd prefer a slightly more mussed up version.

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A-Crane,,

I agree. It would be hot. I will embrace ANY gay love story, even though Maria Bell would undoubtedly screw it up.

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Ryder and Scotty or Rafe or even Phillip III would be smokin'!!!!!!!

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Why would the show suddenly move beyond more than men straightening each other's ties? They were too tame to even do what ATWT did. Their idea of shocking would be Ryder petting Kevin's squirrel.

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Wilson Bethel probably is a good actor but acting is much more than from the Jeanne Cooper school of acting. Jeanne Cooper can be very good but Wilson does seem to smolder and also seems quite layered.

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Their idea of shocking would be Ryder petting Kevin's squirrel.

Could someone explain to me what these statements mean? Is petting someone squirrel code for something? lol

Sorry, but WB was NOT that good, IMO. All he did was just stand there with weird and creepy stares. I would rather have Cane.

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I would love to see him back....especially shirtless and in a pair of low-slung pajama bottoms Wink . That body of his is SICK. And lest you think I'm just about the shallow, I think he's actually a pretty good actor(would have been perfect for Chance I think). Did I mention the sick body?

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Wilson Is A Great Actor & He Has A Great Look. Thats A Dynamite Combo.