CBS The Young and the Restless Spoilers here with a review of today’s episode. Well, not a review per se, but more of an observational nudge.
As we previously wrote about Cassie Newman’s (Camryn Grimes) return as a ghost, today was the day the episode aired and it was an interesting one from start to finish following Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and her dreams.
Sharon’s Chemo Carol Zone
With the episode focused on Sharon’s pre-chemo dream, we got to see all of her fears — fears many people undoubtedly share when dealing with cancer. It was done in a mix of old shows and movies like the Twilight Zone, A Christmas Carol, and reminiscent of VH-1’s Behind the Music.
While this seems like an odd mix, it gave the show a chance to delve into our psyche when it comes to our mortality and fear in a way that was respectable and well thought out.
After Cassie appeared to her, Sharon experienced what it was like to be alone, and then the fear of what others would think and say of her after her death.
This episode really hit the nail on the head to drive the point home that while she felt she was alone and didn’t want to die alone. She went so far to beg doctors to save her after Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) hosted a Behind the Music-type of panel with Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford), Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso), and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) she really wasn’t.
The scenes shifted to the different places where Sharon experienced various stages of her chemo-based treatment, where she was treated like an invalid against her own cries of being healthy and strong.
In the end, after every scenario was exhausted, she was back in her bed with the understanding that Cassie had visited her to show her support and that no matter what, Sharon would never be alone. This as driven home after she talked with Mariah and Rey, and learned they had set a table for five.
This was so reminiscent of the Cratchit’s house on A Christmas Carol where everyone was together and supportive of Tiny Tim (Sharon, in this scene) that it was heartwarming and tear jerking. When Nick and Faith Newman (Alyvia Alyn Lind) arrived, it gave the episode its perfect moment.
While there’ll be some that don’t agree with the show’s delivery of the overall message of hope, it did a good job of driving the point home. As long as we have someone, we’re never alone.
It’s been said that by dealing with out fears through another medium, it makes it easier for us to accept them. When faced with something terrifying, it’s difficult to reach out for others if we’re used to being the alpha or doing things our way. It takes us out of our comfort zones and makes us question ourselves and our abilities.
In the end, we’re often stronger when accepting our weaknesses rather than our strengths.
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