Wishful Casting: Brooklyn Rae Silzer as Billy Abbott's Daughter Katie on The Young and the Restless

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Brooklyn Rae Silzer and Jason Thompson

Brooklyn Rae Silzer and Jason Thompson

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of Jason Thompson's defection from General Hospital to The Young and the Restless, is soap fans having to say goodbye to his adorable TV daughter, Brooklyn Rae Silzer. The lovable moppet proved herself to be quite the star to watch as Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick's (Thompson) precocious daughter Emma Drake. Why not see if the magic she and Thompson created in fictional Port Charles, New York could be transplanted to Genoa City, Wisconsin?

The Young and the Restless showrunner Jill Farren Phelps would be smart to bring Silzer over as Katherine "Katie" Abbott, daughter of Billy Abbott, the high profile role Thompson recently took over. Sure, Katie is currently a toddler on the sudser, but when has age ever truly been a consideration for a recast on daytime television? 

Katie's mother, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), was a blonde 6-year-old one minute and a tempestuous teenager the next! Just because Thompson isn't at GH anymore, his awe-inspiring connection with Silzer shouldn't have to end. While I'm thinking about it, McCullough would be great as a recast Mackenzie Browning, Billy Abbott's boyhood love...