SEARCHING FOR DAMNING EVIDENCE
Revealed to be Dina’s husband, Graham increases his vengeful plot against the Abbott children, appearing to plot to either send Ashley to prison or a mental asylum!
Graham’s plan is to have Dina sent to a nursing home, on The Young and the Restless.
The despicable Graham Bloodworth has slunk back into the Abbott family’s orbit with diabolical new plans for their Alzheimer’s-suffering mother Dina. In unleashing his latest efforts to de-stabilise the family, it appears Graham is zeroing in on a new target – Ashley. After making clear that he intended to exercise the medical Power of Attorney he held for Dina (Marla Adams), Graham (Max Shippee) forced the Abbotts to call in their lawyer Michael (Christian Le Blanc) when he tried to remove Dina from the mansion and into his custody. Ultimately trapped into conceding to Graham, Jack (Peter Bergman), Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Traci (Beth Maitland) watched him take Dina away before manoeuvring to defeat Graham in court. Once it became clear that Graham planned to lock Dina away in a nursing home, their mission became more urgent.
On the day of the courtroom showdown, Ashley and Traci worked valiantly to nd evidence in Dina’s personal les to assist them in the case, leaving Jack to stall for time until they arrived. Battling against Dina’s lapses into the past, Jack did his best to batter Graham’s efforts, but the case appeared lost when Graham’s counsel slammed the Abbotts for allowing Dina to stab Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), burn down The Underground and kidnap Christian while in their care.
Thinking all hope was lost, Jack
was relieved when his sisters arrived with the evidence from Dina’s journals, which revealed how Graham had won Dina’s trust before she realised he had sinister intentions towards her. But before she could stop him, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Momentarily, it appeared the judge would rule in the Abbotts’ favour until Graham’s last-minute bombshell changed everything. Revealing he and Dina were married, Graham was declared her legal next of kin.
However, Traci’s discovery of a marriage licence, proving they were married when Graham spirited Dina out of Genoa City in October 2017, gave them hope that the marriage could be annulled.
Waiting with anticipation, Ashley’s fears threatened to overwhelm her so she sought distraction at work, developing new cosmetics. However, she was unaware that Graham was watching her closely before he surreptitiously broke into the lab and stole vials of chemicals.
Soon after, he lured Ashley to Dina’s suite, ostensibly for a peacemaking lunch, but his intentions were made clearer when he had Ashley handle refrigerated medication he told her was his diabetic medicine. Unaware that she had put her ngerprints on the bottles, Ashley left, leaving Graham smug to think his planning was running smoothly.
It appears that in collecting Ashley’s ngerprints, Graham could be setting her up to be framed for trying to poison her mother, which could ultimately send her to prison, thus increasing his hold over Dina and the Abbott family.
Alternatively, he could be plotting to use his awareness of Ashley’s past mental instability to once again drive her insane and have her institutional -ised, leaving Jack vulnerable to further attacks. Whatever Graham does, life for the Abbotts isn’t about to improve any time soon.
NEW TARGET Ashley (Eileen Davidson)
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COURTROOM SHOWDOWN Jack (Peter Bergman), Dina (Marla Adams) and Graham (Max Shippee)