An ancient flashback seen this week, which projected a much-younger 'Victor' (Eric Braeden) and 'Nick' (Joshua Morrow), revealed better days gone by. Fast forward to current times and father and son are in the middle of a major war on 'The Young and the Restless', with causalities soon to follow.
With the 'Cassie' impostor (Camryn Grimes) finally revealed to the main players, formerly haunted scenes have shifted to 'Victor's' role in this most unusual development. Ever-resilient, the 'Dark Knight' immediately shifted focus to 'Sharon's' (Sharon Case) deep dark secret.
Interestingly, or some might say conveniently, 'Sharon' honestly can't recall that she tampered with 'Summer's' (Hunter King) paternity tests. So, for the moment, 'Nick's' rediscovered true love is safe.
Meanwhile, back at her hotel, Grimes' still unnamed character made a mysterious call for help. Viewers are right to wonder if her lifeline might be another resident of Genoa City?
Even though jaded viewers, or those who have recently left the show in protest over Michael Muhney's termination, might not agree, this 'Cassie'-connected storyline is strong. It resurrects one of the great actors (Grimes) from YR's glory days and enables a great power couple's reunification, at least for now.
Clearly there's writing space for this steamer's scribes to genetically link whoever Grimes is portraying to 'Sharon'. While that emotional path isn't the only one viewers could be led down, it surely offers a volume of options. As long as enough other arcs are strengthened, or created, this particularly lively Newman storyline could also help to recharge CBS' iconic daytime show.