The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Vickie (Amelia Heinle) and Sharon’s (Sharon Case) combined guilt makes an admission more likely than not. But the opposite is true of their other ‘Girls Night In’ collaborators, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni).
Vickie has been fully conflicted since J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) first acted erratically. She fell back in love with her ex-husband shortly after he returned to Genoa City in December. Anyone who’s clicked with an ex-whatever can relate to that pull. Feeling blocks logic and it’s generally up, down and all over from there on out. Love doesn’t blind, it opens one’s eyes, or so thinks all blushed minds.
Reed’s (Tristan Lake Leabu) mom feels badly about the way J.T. died. Unlike Nikki, she didn’t kill him. Unlike Phyllis, Vickie didn’t plot the cold, coverup plan either.
Sharon’s feeling is different. After nearly a decade of being unable to handle her mental health issues, she finally achieved real balance last year. Her break from Scott (Daniel Hall) was aided by Nick (Joshua Morrow), who she’s falling back in love with. Openness has become a lynchpin to the potentially reforming Shick’s regained trust.
The nightmare Sharon endured, where J.T. rises from the grave, obviously represents repressed thoughts about the dead man. But it also reflects fear for of the future. What happens when Nick learns that Sharon hasn’t been open with him about the man who attacked his father and threatened his sister’s life?
Vickie’s role in this messy event might be lessened in the eyes of the law because she was being routinely endangered. Sharon’s part in the aftermath wasn’t as a lead accomplice, but a reluctant group member. Whether Paul (Doug Davidson) concludes both women weren’t at fault is a debatable point, assuming he eventually learns what actually happened.
Nikki’s role could have been presented as a defender of her daughter. But withholding what happened from the authorities makes her look like a vengeful spouse who bludgeoned Victor’s (Eric Braeden) attacker and then buried said evidence.
Phyllis held no grudge against J.T., but came to lead the body-dump into Chancellor Park. Her hands are nearly as dirty as Nikki’s.
The chilling calm Nikki and Phyllis are evidencing stands in stark contrast to the Vickie and Sharon’s daily fret sessions. While all four women are linked to the crime of not reporting a human death and then illegally burying J.T.’s corpse in a public place, their combined silence is allowing freedom to reign. But is this quartet fooling themselves and will one, or more of them break?
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