Ashland Locke on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has had quite the build-up before the guy even arrived in Genoa City. Let’s just say that his reputation definitely preceded him! The character first appears in the March 11, 2021 episode of the soap, played by veteran actor Richard Burgi.
Ashland Locke is a high-powered businessman from New York City, who has a wife, Tara Locke, and a son, Harrison. He came to Genoa City to do business with the town’s heavy-hitters as he arranged to sell his media company, Cyaxares to the highest bidder. Billy Abbott and Lily Winters were eager to add the business to Chance Comm, and Victor Newman enlisted his son, Adam Newman, to join him in a bid for the company. But then Victoria Newman stepped in to throw her own hat into the ring in an attempt to stop Victor from using Cyaxares as a weapon to destroy Billy.
Complicating things immeasurably is the fact that Ashland seems blissfully unaware that Harrison may not be his son. He definitely doesn’t know that his wife had an affair with Kyle Abbott years ago because based on his reputation, he would have handily destroyed both of them for their transgression! And while no DNA test has been taken to prove it, Tara did finally confess to Kyle that he is Harrison’s real father.
Ashland arrived in Genoa City and mistook Kyle for the hotel porter briefly before introductions were made. He then entertained offers from the three parties as he contemplated his decision. Ultimately, Ashland chose to sell Cyaxares to Victor and Adam, and left for New York with Tara, though not before witnessing a heated exchange between his wife and Kyle!
So stay tuned to Y&R as the storyline unfolds and get your popcorn ready because there are fireworks coming!