‘Sharon’ (Sharon Case) has been pregnant on ‘The Young and the Restless’ a variety of times. The pregnancies weren’t smooth and included not one, but two, newborn babies being stolen. ‘Faith’ was returned shortly (by soap standards) after her birth, whereas ‘Mariah’ (Camryn Grimes) didn’t confirm her true identity and that she was a twin, until last year. That backstory is fanning the emotional flames of detractors who understandably feel that ‘Sharon’s’ faux pregnancy is outrageous.
A variety of suspicious points seem to indicate that ‘Dr. Anderson’ (Elizabeth Bogush) might be ‘Sandra Nelson’. That character was cited by ‘Sharon’ last spring at the centerpiece of her blackmail plans in ‘Nick’s’ (Joshua Morrow) regard. At the time her ex-husband was threatening to keep ‘Faith’ (Alyvia Lind and McKenna Grace) from her due to the seeming reappearance of mental health issues. He backed off after being threatened and the ‘Sandra’ angle was dropped, or possibly put aside until now by YR’s writers.
‘Nick’s’ extended link to ‘Sharon’ is complex, to put it mildly. Longtime viewers have never overlooked the callous manner in which he abandoned his wife after ‘Cassie’ (also Camryn Grimes) was killed off in one of, if not the most, unforgettable storylines in YR’s history. The fact that he embraced ‘Phyllis’ (then played by Michelle Stafford) for comfort was deeply detestable. That ‘Red’ scare can be fairly summoned as evidence for ‘Sharon’s’ subsequent years of travail as well.
So, the idea that ‘Sharon’ was voluntarily returning to Fairview for a preemptive mental health maintenance session seemed highly ill-advised. But, this poor soul admitted herself. The appearance of ‘Patty’ (Stacy Haiduk) seemed certain to indicate an imminent danger, yet proved to be an ingenious red herring, as that character actually was stable. ‘Patty’ genuinely helped ‘Sharon’, until she escaped and connected with ‘Ian’ (Ray Wise) inside the towering Newman inferno.
Consider all the hard-fought progress ‘Sharon’ made through the years. Add the stable relationship that she’s been developing with ‘Dylan’ (Steve Burton). The product of that equation shouldn’t be pregnancy manipulation, where she seems likely to give birth to ‘Sage’ (Kelly Sullivan) and ‘Nick’s’ already-born child ‘Christian’ in the near future. Yet, that’s what’s being depicted on ‘The Young and the Restless’ this fall.
‘Sharon’ might possess the strongest character (double entendre intended) on this CBS show. So, she will reach victory in the end, but be forced to travel through Hades, again, to get there.