The Younger and the Stressed hero Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) could also be gone, however he’s not forgotten. Fans are nonetheless an emotional wreck over the tragic demise of the beloved Genoa Metropolis detective. Whereas viewers are grieving together with Sharon Newman (Sharon Case), they’re additionally experiencing anger.
‘The Young and the Restless’ writers have mishandled Rey Rosales’ demise
It’s been three weeks since The Younger and the Stressed killed Rey. The detective died in a automotive crash on his technique to Crimson Lights. Apart from Rey, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and Ashland Locke (Robert Newman) have been additionally concerned within the wreck however escaped with minor accidents.
Though Rey’s demise appeared suspicious, the post-mortem report revealed he had a coronary heart assault whereas driving. Since then, the writers have mishandled the aftermath of Rey’s demise. The storyline has been odd between Rey’s physique not being proven and most characters discovering out offscreen. Whereas followers had blended emotions in regards to the detective, they really feel Rey’s demise ought to’ve been dealt with with respect.
Rey Rosales’ offscreen memorial was disrespectful to the character and followers
As anticipated, The Younger and the Stressed has Rey’s funeral offscreen. Rey’s mom, Celeste Rosales (Eva La Rue), requested his physique be introduced again to Miami. Sharon agreed with Celeste’s request and left for Florida.
Nonetheless, Sharon needed to have a memorial at Crimson Lights with Rey’s pals earlier than her departure. Viewers anticipated to have a tearjerker scene as Rey’s family members remembered the beloved cop. But, the present didn’t characteristic the memorial onscreen. As a substitute, Sharon and her household mentioned how touching the memorial was after the service.
On a Reddit thread, viewers mentioned their annoyance with the choice to not present Rey’s memorial.
“I really don’t understand why they did this to his character and the actor. Really upsetting. Like they really couldn’t make him just be in a coma for a while? Or just move away? And then to not even have a funeral,” wrote one viewer.
“They could have had a little gathering at the coffee shop or Society. I wish we could have said goodbye too,” a fan replied.
“It’s bad enough they killed Rey off, but to not actually air his memorial is insulting to the character, the actor, and fans,” one other commenter chimed in.
“Honestly this Rey situation looks rushed. Like the writers realized halfway into their April scripts that they had to write Rey off because they couldn’t afford him. So they decided to kill him offscreen and have everyone but Sharon/Chelsea/Chance be nonchalant about it,” one person wrote.
Is the character being erased from ‘The Young and the Restless’ historical past?
Rey’s demise stays a sore topic for The Younger and the Stressed followers. The dashing of his demise and memorial is disrespectful to the character and his followers. Though the present has different storylines, they might’ve spared a couple of minutes to have a touching tribute for Rey.
With Rey’s funeral formally over, everybody will go about their enterprise as if nothing occurred. Sharon is busy serving to Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks) with their marriage ceremony. Whereas Sharon is making an attempt to stay lively, she nonetheless grieves for her husband.
Sharon’s grief isn’t going away in a single day, and within the coming months, she’ll face hardship as a widow. But, as followers know, finally, she’ll transfer on into the arms of her ex-husband Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow). With Sharon reuniting with Nick, it’ll be like Rey by no means existed. One thing the writers appear to need followers to suppose.