Who is Crystal on The Young and the Restless?

DAYTIME drama series, The Young And The Restless, boasts a large cast of characters.

Soap opera fans who are regularly tuned into The Young And The Restless know that exits from the series aren’t always final and that some stars come back to the show.

Years after her exit from Y&R, Crystal Porter shocked audiences with her return to the program

Years after her exit from Y&R, Crystal Porter shocked audiences with her return to the program

Who is Crystal on The Young and the Restless?

In July 2017, Crystal Porter was introduced to the denizens of Genoa City, Wisconsin.

Portrayed by Morgan Obenreder, Crystal’s storyline on the program was full of drug-addicted parents, sex trafficking, and murder.

When viewers first got acquainted with her, she was corresponding with Sharon Newman via a crisis hotline.

As the story progressed, Crystal attempted to run away from Genoa City and was intercepted by Nick Newman and Sharon.

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She skipped town, but Sharon and Nick tracked her down to a low-quality motel.

While at the motel, a criminal henchman drops in on the three of them and forces Crystal to leave with him.

Fans learned that the henchman worked for sex-trafficking perpetrator, Alice Johnson.

Sharon, Nick, Tessa, and Mariah also discovered Alice was pimping out Crystal and other girls.

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Tessa also tells Mariah and the rest of the gang that Crystal is in fact, her younger sister.

While Tessa was able to find Alice’s whereabouts, the mischievous whoremonger managed to evade her.

It wasn’t until Sharon utilized her daughter Cassie’s help that she was able to force Alice’s hand and make her return Crystal to Tessa.

Soon after her safe return, Crystal exposes Zack Sinnett for his part in Alice’s prostitution ring.

Y&R viewers anticipated Morgan Obenreder's re-emergence as Crystal in 2022

Y&R viewers anticipated Morgan Obenreder’s re-emergence as Crystal in 2022Credit: Lifetime

Zack was using an online dating app to lure women into a life of sex trafficking.

Scott Grainger and Abby Newman confront him and a struggle ensued between the three of them.

Before Zack can rid himself of Scott and Abby, Crystal shoots and kills him.

Due to slaying the prostitution perpetrator, she leaves town for good with the help of her older sister.

Did Crystal return to Y&R?

Following her years-long absence from Y&R, Crystal came back to Genoa City.

On the May 16, 2022 broadcast, she reunited with the rest of the characters just in time for Tessa and Mariah’s wedding.

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Prior to stepping foot back in town, her whereabouts have been hinted at in prior episodes.

After her disappearance, Tessa gave sparse details on how she funded Crystal’s new life in Canada.

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