The Young and the Restless spoilers document that Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi) recognizes within himself that he’s living a radically altered life. He’s no longer the Lockeness Monster that Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) feared.
Instead, Ashland is a man who could die within months and is now selflessly allowing the boy he thought was his son to move across the Atlantic Ocean to live with his true biological father and Summer Newman (Hunter King). She will serve as a stable mother figure, with Tara Locke (Elizabeth Leiner) facing a likely, extended jail sentence.
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The future of the Locke Communications Group had Ashland heading it indefinitely. But the cancer diagnosis changed that equation.
There’s no telling how Ashland would have responded to the sobering health news he received. The vultures, as he described envious and greedy people, would have circled, hoping to swoop down and take LCG.
However, meeting Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) changed Ashland’s life, for however long that may last. Her business savvy led to the merger with Newman Enterprises. Victoria’s love gave Ashland the desire to pursue potentially life-extending treatments.
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Assuming that Ashland is telling the truth about his diagnosis, the treatments he’s begun receiving could change his life. That means he could gain a handful of months or more if all goes well.
Ideally, Ashland’s cancer will be stymied, with some form of reversal or remission happening. This seems implausible, as the outlook Burgi’s character projects is clear-eyed.
However, being that this is daytime, fans know that Ashland could die sometime this fall before the Vashland wedding happens. Alternatively, that outcome could be pushed into winter or even next year.
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Burgi has been a fine addition to the cast. It’s great to see Victoria paired with someone other than Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) as well. The fresh plot paths that she can walk on are intriguing and exponential.
With the Vashland wedding planned for Tuscany, Italy, Victoria believes the grand event will be realized. But have TPTB offered a delayed nuptial ceremony that will never happen?
Here’s hoping that Ashland’s treatments yield noticeable progress that at least allow the wedding to take place. More than that, having Burgi remain a part of this great ensemble is the preferred result that fans of good soap would benefit in seeing.
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