Mamma drama

Nikki fi­nally blurts out to her fam­ily and dy­lan that she’s his long-lost bi­o­log­i­cal mom.

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When Nikki (Melody Thomas scott) de­cides to fess up to her fam­ily about Dy­lan (steve Bur­ton) be­ing her son, the last thing that she ex­pects is the sub­ject of her con­fes­sion to just stroll into the Ath­let­ics Club on Wed­nes­day 13 Au­gust, right in the mid­dle of her speech. To make mat­ters worse, her other son Nick (joshua Mor­row) picks a fight with Dy­lan, prompt­ing Nikki to re­veal the truth on Thurs­day 14 Au­gust be­fore the broth­ers, who can’t stand one an­other, end up in a fight.

the twist in the tale

Nikki’s taken ages to spill the beans about the new ad­di­tion to the New­man fam­ily – she’s known that Dy­lan was her son since mid-july. Melody says that her char­ac­ter was re­luc­tant to re­veal the truth be­cause it’s such a “mind-blow­ing piece of info to lay on some­one” and “like so many vic­tims of sex­ual abuse, she holds her­self re­spon­si­ble. she is so full of guilt and shame”.

Melody adds that she re­ally loves her char­ac­ter’s lat­est juicy sto­ry­line. “And i love the flash­backs they’ve used with me and Doug David­son (paul) that go back to 1980. it was so un­ex­pected. it’s a very clever thing the writ­ers did reach­ing into Nikki’s his­tory and it makes it even bet­ter that we ac­tu­ally have the old footage of Nikki and paul in the cult – and it’s still the same ac­tors. just when you think they’ve pulled ev­ery­thing they can out of Nikki’s sor­did past, there’s more!” steve agrees. “i love work­ing with Mel. she is so great,” he says, adding that “there is vul­ner­a­bil­ity there between us, and it’s not on pur­pose. it’s just some­thing that is there. it was ac­tu­ally kind of there be­fore it hap­pened that we were on­screen mother and son”.

otheR MotheR & child Re­unions

There’s been a cou­ple of Y&R moms over the years who’ve also had to deal with the shock of be­ing re­u­nited with chil­dren they didn’t know ex­isted, like… sheila Carter (Kim­ber­lin Brown) mis­car­ried in 1991 and stole lau­ren Fen­more’s (Tracey E Breg­man) baby, pass­ing it off as her own. But sheila’s mom re­vealed the truth and in 1992, the lit­tle boy was re­u­nited with his real par­ents. in 2003 and af­ter feud­ing for years, Kather­ine (jeanne Cooper) and jill (jess Wal­ton) dis­cov­ered that they were mother and daugh­ter. But in 2009, new head­writ­ers de­cided to re­write the ladies’ char­ac­ters’ his­tory again and it was re­vealed that the in­for­ma­tion was made up. And in 2009, Adam (Michael Muh­ney) kid­napped sharon new­man’s (sharon Case) baby to pass off as Ash­ley’s (Eileen David­son) child. sharon be­lieved that her daugh­ter Faith died un­til 2010, when Faith was re­u­nited with her bi­o­log­i­cal fam­ily.

Nikki’s rev­e­la­tion stops the

broth­ers in their tracks.

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