Fans may have been surprised when Stitch returned to Genoa City but now Sean Carrigan is staying at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for even longer than originally planned! The actor reprised his role in the June 25 episode and appeared for a handful of episodes before the handsome doctor left town again but now he’s back and according to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, the soap has asked him to stay “beyond his limited run.”
Stitch had originally returned to Genoa City to attend a retirement party for his old boss and caught up with his old friends in town, including Abby, who he was surprised to learn was expecting a baby through a surrogate. Later, Stitch revealed that he had accepted a job at the local hospital and was settling down in Genoa City again!
However, the reason Stitch is sticking around longer than it originally seemed is likely so he can get involved in a bigger storyline. Perhaps Mariah’s mysterious disappearance? He seemed particularly interested in her carrying Abby and Chance’s baby for them, and even did some weird stalking and snooping. Stitch has offered to help Abby track Mariah down, but could he actually be behind the kidnapping?
Carrigan originally joined the cast of Y&R back in June 2013 and played Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn until his final appearance in January 2017. He had a romance with Victoria before getting mixed up with both Abby and Ashley and eventually choosing Abby. Sadly, she miscarried their baby when his troubled son, Max, caused her to fall down the stairs, and their marriage did not survive. Could Stitch be out for revenge? Or is he just a red herring and someone else is trying to hurt Mariah and Abby? Stay tuned to Y&R to find out!