THE TRUTH IS OUT
MONTHS OF SECRETS AND LIES FINALLY UNRAVEL AS THE REALITIES ABOUT Sharon’s BABY ARE EXPOSED TO Nick
Months of lies unravel as the realities about Sharon’s baby are exposed, on The Young and the Restless.
Living on borrowed time has characterised Sharon’s entire existence over the last several months as she’s attempted to delay the truth about baby Sully’s true identity from being revealed to Nick. Every trick in Sharon’s arsenal appears exhausted now that Patty Williams — formerly her fellow mental institution patient — has contacted her with the dramatic intention of dropping the baby bombshell to Dylan and Nick, the two men who have bonded with Sully/Christian.
Terrified of Patty’s (Stacy Haiduk) relentless taunts, Sharon (Sharon Case) finally agrees to help Patty escape from the hospital in order to stop her revealing that Sully is Christian, Nick and Sage’s son, who Dr Anderson stole from them to give to Sharon months earlier.
At Patty’s mercy, Sharon corrupts Mariah (Camryn Grimes) into helping her destroy the stolen phone Patty used to call her before Dylan (Steve Burton), who’s been investigating the theft, traces it back to her.
With Sharon’s stress levels mounting, Mariah suggests that her mother just tell the truth but, afraid of losing Dylan, Sharon plots to banish Patty from Genoa City and erase the threat she poses to her. Using Mariah as her messenger, Sharon manipulates Patty into ramping up her insane actions to enable her to transfer to another facility far away, during which time she’ll help her escape, a promise she has no intention of keeping. However, the plan fails, thanks to Patty’s incomprehensible reaction, which sparks more problems for Sharon.
Visiting his sister, Paul (Doug Davidson) is
perplexed to find the drawing of a pregnant Sharon that she’s made and soon questions his daughter-in-law about the origins of it. Playing dumb, Sharon works to sever the bond between Nick and Christian, hoping that distance will quell any suspicion that Nick develops about the boy being his son. Nick may be placated for now but there’s no stopping Paul from digging for the truth.
Gently interrogating Patty about her experiences at Fairview, Paul soon deduces that uncovering the relationship between Sharon and the odd Dr Anderson is the key to the truth, when Patty gets agitated about both women and whispers that she draws her secrets. Naturally, Sharon freaks out, especially when Paul has Patty transferred to Rivercrest Psychiatric Hospital, hoping that her manner and mental clarity will improve. Instead, an angry Patty demands to see Sharon and quickly labels her a liar, confusing Dylan who’s stunned to soon learn that Sharon shares Patty’s secrets and lies.
Unfortunately, Patty is unable to make Dylan understand what she’s trying to tell him and in her angst, she manages to contact Nick, finally blurting out: “There’s something you need to know. Christian is alive. Sharon has him!” Fatefully, Nick is compelled to follow up on the story and forces confirmation out of a shaken and guilty Sharon. Horrified to hear that Sharon has kept his child from him and how she was responsible for Sage’s death, Nick rages that he’s taking Christian out of her clutches. Over the ensuing hours, Dylan learns the truth and Sharon is distraught.
However, the truth also pits Dylan and Nick against each other. Clinging to “Sully”, Dylan is aghast when Nick physically tries to remove the baby from the house, spitting that he won’t let him take his son. Sharon watches anxiously as Nick and Dylan promise to fight each other for custody, painfully aware that nobody’s lives will be the same again.
Sharon feels shaken and guilty once the truth is revealed. Both Nick and Dylan are furious with her and now at war with each other, saying they will fight for the baby’s custody. DYLAN Nick (Joshua Morrow) (left) tries to take the baby as the drama also entangles (from left) Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), Dylan (Steve Burton) and Sharon (Sharon Case). PATTY PAUL