Mariah and Tessa have no viable storyline
Mariah Copeland (Cameron Grimes) and Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbank) are causing a stir among fans of The Young and the Restless lately. The problem seems to be that the writers don't know what to do with these two. Teriah or Messa as they have been nicknamed are living in Genoa City but do not have any conflicts like the other town residents and neither do they have meaningful interactions with other cast members. They are shown together or with Sharon Rosales (Sharon Case) who has been dubbed "Grandmother Superior' by Y&R fans.
This duo is always being celebrated and kind remarks are regularly going their way but that's not real life and it's not the way of the place they call home. How many more times do viewers have to hear how wonderful they are and how proud Sharon is of the two of them? When will they have a storyline that does not revolve around each other so exclusively? Every other character on the soap is dissected like a frog but kid gloves are used with these two. Some of it might be that the writers fear backlash if they break them up or if they use them too much but there needs to be a change.
Where will these women be in the future?
Fans are saying online that The Young and the Restless cannot have these women sitting in the coffee house listening to Sharon tell them how awesome they are and how she loves the woman Mariah has become on a regular basis.. Y&R is not the only soap to pour on the sugary sweet words as at one time on sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful Paris Buckingham (Diamond White) was being called awesome, incredible, and wonderful by Steffy Finnegan (Jackie Wood) and John Finnegan (Tanner Novlin) in every scene. With Mariah and Tessa, it's as if the writers are walking on eggshells and not certain what to do with them. When Mariah was the surrogate for Abby Chancellor (Melissa Ordway) she was involved in an intriguing storyline that fans were invested in. Since the time she became engaged to Tessa, and married her there has been nothing but gushing over the two from the few people in their orbit in Genoa City. Close to 30 people in one Facebook group said the couple is just plain boring. Y&R viewers are also overwhelmingly in disagreement with Nate Hastings (Sean Dominic) and Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) as a couple and no one expects it to last. Tessa and Mariah have outlasted many couples on Y&R but what is their future based on their current situation?
What happens next for Tessa and Mariah?
Some Y&R viewers are asking if it is realistic to have Tessa and Mariah live blissfully happy while no one else in Genoa City does so? Should this couple not have challenges and drama with others in town? Whatever the writers have planned for their future there is one thing that is certain. There is a consensus from the majority of those who posted on social media, who say that Mariah and Tessah are boring and need better storylines or should be written out. Not everyone feels this way but those that do have been speaking out for quite some time. Fairbanks and Grimes are dynamic actors and shine when they are given something meaty to work with. Hopefully, The Young and the Restless will soon integrate the two into mainstream Genoa City society. Be on the lookout for updates related to the storyline Cameron Grimes and Kait Fairbanks will be involved with.