The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that Tara Locke (Elizabeth Leiner) will likely sob to Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) over Ashland Locke’s (Richard Burgi) fatal diagnosis. Tara could easily use Ashland’s illness to pull Harrison Locke’s (Kellen Enriquez) daddy closer and exploit the situation.
Of course, Y&R fans know Tara does seem to love Ashland on some level. At the very least, Tara knows Ashland has been a loving father to Harrison and respects him for that. With that in mind, Tara should experience some genuine anguish over Ashland’s grim fate.
When Tara finds out Ashland is dying of terminal lung cancer and only has six months left to live, it may hit her pretty hard. Harrison is resilient and will be fine in time, but Tara will still know this is going to be difficult and confusing for the kid.
There’s no doubt that Tara loves her son and wants what’s best for him.
However, there’s another side to Tara that’s manipulative and willing to stoop pretty low. We’re already seeing flashes of it, but things are going to get worse as this storyline moves along. All those hints about how untrustworthy Tara have to mean something.
In other words, Tara will need some legitimate comfort, but she may also intentionally use the situation to her advantage. Ashland’s looming death will give Tara a reason to lean on Kyle and let him comfort her.
Summer Newman (Hunter King) may sense that Tara’s milking this for all it’s worth and could perhaps even call her out for it.
Naturally, Tara could use that as well since Kyle might feel like Summer was being heartless. Kyle will want to be there for Tara as she prepares for this loss.
They’ll need to talk about how they’re going to handle things with Harrison, so that’ll bring more opportunities to bond and spend time together.
Summer will no doubt notice the way Tara’s allowing Kyle to console her. We could see some powerful embraces along with Tara’s tears and deep gratitude for Kyle’s renewed presence in her life.
Tara may argue that she doesn’t know what she’d do without Kyle. She’ll be glad to have reconnected and will count on Kyle to step up as a dad in every way possible.
Ashland’s looming death will offer one way for Tara to sink her hooks into Kyle, so Summer should start to fear the worst. As other Y&R news and updates, we’ll keep you posted.
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