No, you're not seeing a ghost. Not this time! Amanda Sinclair on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is a very real person, but she's played by actress Mishael Morgan, who was last seen on the soap playing the spirit of her deceased character, Hilary Curtis! Morgan made her surprise return to Y&R as Amanda in the cliffhanger of the Sept. 19 episode.
Devon Hamilton was stunned to answer his door and find his dead wife standing before him. However, the woman explained her name was Amanda Sinclair, and she was an attorney representing Chance Chancellor, who was contesting the will of Katherine Chancellor that left the bulk of her fortune to Devon when she passed away. Naturally, Devon had a hard time taking in everything she was saying because he couldn't get over the fact that she was a dead ringer for Hilary!
There was apparently another will that did not give Devon the inheritance, and Chance learned this from Katherine's attorney, David Sherman. The lawyer had made a deathbed confession that he'd been paid to alter the will by Tucker McCall. Devon insisted that this can't be real and explained that she looks just like his dead wife. Amanda offered her sympathies and handed him her card.
When Amanda held a reading of the supposedly real will, it was revealed that the bulk of Katherine's fortune was actually left to Cane Ashby! No one could believe it, and everyone was suspicious of this woman with Hilary's face, demanding to know what's really going on. After the will was proven legitimate, Amanda made plans to leave town since everyone was reacting so badly to her appearance, but Nate Hastings asked her to stick around and represent him in court as he was in danger of losing his license for helping Victor fake his death.
Amanda helped Nate beat the charges and continue practicing medicine, and the doc was quick to defend the attorney against her detractors (Elena and Devon, mostly). She also spent some time getting to know Billy Abbott at a dive bar during a bad storm.
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