The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Steve Burton’s (Dylan) upcoming final scenes will allow Sharon (Sharon Case) to be written in a new, stronger direction. After having long played the damsel in distress, the current Mrs. McAvoy will experience tremendous personal growth starting next month.
Yes, January is the time when Sharon will be given an opportunity to explore new relationships. New head writer Sally Sussman and her team will allow a character that’s been besieged by negativity to finally expand her range of experience. A deepening of Sharon’s backstory appears to be in the offing.
Walt Willey took an unusual social media step recently when he placed a poll on his website that asked fans to vote based on rumors he was joining Y&R’s cast. Said survey likely would only be conducted if the veteran actor had already signed a contract. Willey’s move represents another example of an entertainer shrewdly using the internet to promote a career move by embracing public connections.
The idea of Sharon’s father, if that is who Willey will portray, coming to town is very intriguing. Why Case’s character’s background has rarely been deepened is an unusual mystery, especially considering how long she’s been in Genoa City. So, if true, this development could potentially prove very appealing.
Adding another veteran soap star to Y&R’s roster would make sense. Willey, who played Jackson Montgomery on ABC’s beloved soap ‘All My Children’ from 1987-2011, clearly has the needed industry chops. Scant information about Sharon’s father has been available to-date. Filling in those gaps would be engaging.
As devoted viewers know, Doris Collins (Karen Hensel) was a single-mother who raised Sharon alone. Whether she would return to the the cast as well isn’t known. Hensel debuted in 1995 and was last seen in 2012.
A clear climax for Dylan began to percolate after Burton announced his voluntary departure in the fall. Whether Sharon’s husband will leave dramatically, or be written off in open-ended fashion is a currently unknown.
If Dylan is to leave Genoa City, or be killed off, a void will surely exist in Sharon’s life. If Dylan is recast, then Willey’s connection to her life will be a bit more complex as he’d be dealing with Sharon’s husband. In either instance, Sharon’s father (if that’s who Willey will portray) will have plenty of ground to cover while he finds his way in this fictional Wisconsin town.
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— Walt Willey (@wwilley) December 21, 2016