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'The Young and the Restless': Cassie's impostor connected to Ian Ward

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Yes, Camryn Grimes' character is somehow connected to 'Ian Ward' (Ray Wise). More than a scripted twist, this new revelation represents a sharp story turn. Now, there's a teaser that everyone who follows 'The Young and the Restless' can sink their minds into.

'Sharon' (Sharon Case) was finally released from her own personal hell last week when 'Nick' unexpectedly came to his rediscovered true love's rescue again. He caught 'Cassie's' impostor outside the 'Newman' family ranch and forced enough truth from her to discharge her dastardly gaslighting plot.

Meanwhile, Wise initially seemed destined to play a limited role on CBS' still-number one soap opera (4.57 million viewers through the week ending April 18). However, 'Leslie' (Angell Conwell) begrudgingly secured 'Ward's' legal release, which subsequently set him loose on the streets of Genoa City.

It's more annoying, than mysterious, that Grimes' post-'Cassie' character remains unnamed. Nevertheless, whoever this person actually is pleaded for help via her cell phone last week and then again today.

So, who knocks on her hotel door in response? Yes, the increasingly infamous 'Ward'. And, those two shady characters smiled at each other. How eerie.

This grifter is clearly linked to a diabolical con-man, meaning 'Ward', not 'Victor' (Eric Braeden). Although, 'Nikki' (Melody Thomas Scott) stated there's no difference between these two detestable men.

Is 'Cassie's' clone genetically connected to 'Dylan's' (Steve Burton) father, or is she simply an employee of 'The Path'? The conflict possibilities, across many character fronts, are currently endless.

Clearly YR's writers were tasked with developing a major storyline that would shift focus from various departed actors, most importantly Michael Muhney. Hardcore loyalists, as well as newer devotees, should be drawn to these unfolding, intertwined scenarios because they represent something that's vital to this genre's survival: Compelling drama that's digestible on a daily basis.

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