On Friday's episode of, "The Young and the Restless", it was confirmed that Juliet died while prematurely giving birth to her son. Spoiler alerts revealed that someone would lose their life this week in Genoa City and they were correct. Most viewers had been waiting for Ms. Helton's character to get the ax and now she has.

Cane is now faced with raising his son alone if the child survives. Lily was feeling guilty about how badly she treated the mother of her husband's child and expressed compassion for the now motherless child. This situation may cause her to reconsider the divorce and bring about a "Lane" reunion.

The Ashby's may even decide to raise Cane's son together.

Juliet leaves unanswered questions in Genoa City

From the moment she first set foot in Genoa City Juliet has been an outcast who never truly connected with any other town residents. Ms. Helton continuously inserted herself into the lives of Ashby's family but was rejected at every turn. Her last lucid moments, however, were brightened when Charlie offered her an olive branch. Now she is gone and there are so many questions that have not been answered.

Many viewers of "The Young and the Restless" continue to believe that someone other than Lily's husband is the father of the infant who is now fighting for life. There is also a mystery surrounding Juliet's background, as she never reached out to family or friends in Tokyo.

On Friday when Cane called her father to inform him that his daughter had passed away, Mr. Helton did not express concern with either Juliet or the baby. There is also the issue of whether or not she and Cane actually slept together and if she planned it all from the beginning.

The future for Lily and Cane

Now that she does not have to look at Juliet every day and be reminded of her husband's one night stand, it's possible Lily could have a change of heart.

She may feel such guilt over how badly she handled the situation and also compassion for the newborn baby that she opens her heart to Cane once again. "Lane" fans may soon get the Ashby reunion that they have been longing for.

The future is looking up for the Ashby family, and perhaps with Juliet's death, they can put the past behind them.

It's also possible that new head writer Mal Young may throw viewers a curve ball and bring a whole new set of problems that stem from unresolved issues pertaining to Ms. Helton. Stay tuned weekday afternoons at 12:30 PM on CBS for more episodes of "The Young and the Restless."