Mystery has surrounded Graham Bloodworth from the moment he rst touched down in Genoa City as Dina’s close companion and con dant. With the passing of time, shocking discoveries about Graham’s past have unnerved Dina’s children Jack and Ashley as they can’t shake the feeling that their mother is in danger.
Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Jack (Peter Bergman) have dug deeper for answers after learning that Graham (Max Shippee) has lied to Dina (Marla Adams) and everyone that his own mother was dead when in fact the woman, Myrna Bloodworth (Marcia Robb), has been secreted away in a retirement home in Boca Raton, Florida. However, all Ashley and Jack have managed to do is raise more questions.
In reality, Graham appears to be plotting with mum Myrna to exact revenge on Dina for some speci c slights that Dina supposedly committed against them years earlier. More intriguingly, the Bloodworths’ reasons for hating Dina apparently involve Ashley’s notorious biological father Brent Davis, who, according to Myrna, deserted her and Graham decades ago after falling in love with Dina. In phone conversations with her son, a hateful Myrna spewed venom towards Dina for stealing her man and ordered Graham not to inch on the revenge action they have planned for her. Chastising him for sympathising with Ashley’s long-ago shock at discovering her true parentage, Myrna bluntly told Graham to focus on paying back “that bitch” and getting her children to turn against her. Caught between Myrna and his own guilty conscience, Graham has occasionally dropped hints to an unnerved Ashley that they are more alike and connected than she realises, perhaps alluding to the possibility that he is also Brent’s biological child. He also lied to Dina upon being confronted by Ashley’s discovery about his mother, telling her that Myrna is actually his aunt. Dina was shaken and confused, enough to counter-threaten that she’ll destroy Graham if he acts on his desire to expose Ashley’s true paternity to the world. Fretting about his plans and true identity being exposed, Graham didn’t count on encountering another Abbott ally. Traci (Beth
Maitland) has also returned home to help her siblings hunt for answers and, stumbling upon Graham’s photo in an old high school yearbook, con rmed to Ashley and Jack that the man is Graham Davis!
Confronting Graham with the discovery that he shares Brent’s surname, the Abbotts weren’t satis ed when Graham hastily backpedalled, leading to a nal showdown.
At a Business Awards dinner in which Ashley was being presented with the Innovator of the Year Award, the situation with Graham nally exploded, leading to life-altering changes for the Abbott clan.
Graham and Myrna’s exposure could cause a shockwave of potential tragedy to envelop the family. Ashley will have to cope with having a sibling she never knew she had, courtesy of a man and father she’s detested for years, while the family business may also be in the ring line.
Perhaps Graham will manipulate his way into Jabot, wanting recognition and compensation for Brent’s abandonment, reasoning that Ashley may not be a true Abbott either, yet she’s part of the family legacy.
There could be even more disastrous consequences for Dina. If Myrna’s revenge plan comes to fruition, Dina’s life may end up in serious jeopardy.
SECRET PLAN Graham (Max Shippee) seems to be plotting with his mother Myrna (Marcia Robb) to hurt Dina. And Ashley (Eileen Davidson) (right) wants answers.
SINS OF THE FATHER Dina (Marla Adams) has become Graham’s victim as he tries to get back at her for alleged wrongdoing involving Ashley’s notorious biological dad, Brent Davis.