This week on The Young and the Restless was a dreadful one for the character of Mariah Copeland on The Young and the Restless, however it was an amazing one for her portrayer, Camryn Grimes!
In story, after Mariah is drugged, kidnapped, put in a wedding dress, and then finds herself married to the evil Ian Ward (Ray Wise), she is rescued by Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case). When they get Mariah to a hospital, it is there she learns the shocking truth that the woman she despises (Sharon) is actually her biological mother. Probably the girl’s worst nightmare on paper!
After trying to shake off the drugged haze, she realized that the man she trusted (Ian) and that raised her for all intent and purposes is a sociopath! Now everything she knew and believed was a complete lie and her life was in bigger chaos then ever before! After Nick tells Mariah that Sharon and he want her to come live with them, Mariah refuses. Nick asks her to reconsider, because she really doesn’t have anywhere to go, and that Sharon and Nick are her family now. When Mariah returns to Sharon’s she wants nothing to do with her and she leaves. Nick finds Mariah in Chancellor Park, and there the tough exterior of a damaged, down on her luck, and lost Mariah comes to fruition. Nick even admits his part in making Mariah thinks he had romantic feelings for her!
Through all these emotional scenes it was Camryn Grimes who made the story plausible with her top-notch acting as she went from hurt, to angry, to betrayal, to disbelief, to completely lost, while the whole time keeping the characters harder edges. That is why On-Air On-Soaps names Camryn this week’s Power Performance of the Week for a job well-done!
So, what did you think of Camryn’s performance this week on Y&R? Do you agree with our choice? Let us know!