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Who Is Alan on The Young & The Restless?

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Alan may be new on The Young & The Restless but the actor might be familiar to soap fans. Christopher Cousins debuted as the new character in the April 30 episode, but he previously appeared on Another World and As The World Turns in the ‘80s and One Life to Live in the ‘90s. More recently, he played a WSB doctor on General Hospital in 2020. But who is Alan? Here’s what we know so far!

Dr. Alan Laurent is a friend of Ashley Abbott’s from her time in Paris. Since he’s a psychiatrist, Traci Abbott reached out to Alan because she was desperately worried about her sister’s mental state. He flew to Genoa City to speak with Traci in person and recalled how upset Ashley got when she returned to the cafe in Paris and realized that her memories didn’t match what really happened with Tucker McCall that fateful day. Traci explained about Ashley’s personality changes and blackouts, and how she has resisted any attempts to get professional help. The shrink explained that as a friend, he couldn’t treat Ashley himself, but he would do what he could to help.

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When Ashley returned home, she was excited to see Alan again and decided to take him out to lunch. Given that Ashley was currently in her Belle personality, she was overly perky and cheerful. So when Alan tried to ask how she was feeling, he couldn’t get an honest answer out of her. Ashley insisted there was nothing wrong with her mentally and decided that she would use the guy to have some fun.

Stay tuned to Y&R to see if Alan can actually get through to Ashley and get her the help she needs!

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