Cameron and Sharon by
Murderous Obsession: Plotting Gone Wrong
In New York, Grace Turner was trying to make a new life for herself in
wake of what she viewed as her mistreatment at the hands of the Newman
family in Genoa City. Having slept with Nicholas, she had been banished
Newman Enterprises NY division, as a way to allow the big shots to get
out of town without firing her and facing sexual harassment charges.
assumed she let go of her vendetta while away, when in fact, her
of best friend Sharon grew stronger every day. Sharon had what Grace
(and had for a brief time); the man, the marriage, the family, the
Grace's feelings of inadequacy and her lack of satisfaction dissolved
quickly when she met business tycoon Cameron Kirsten. He was attractive,
rich, wild in bed, and ? most importantly ? interested in her to no end.
What Grace didn't know was that a long and painful history during which
lost his Mother at a young age, left Cameron feeling very skittish about
women, hesitating to trust them, and seeking to control them whenever
possible. It was to Cameron that Grace confided the pains she'd endured
GC. She told him about Sharon, the best friend she'd tried to help out
several times; about Nick, the husband of her friend whom she'd slept
accidentally; about being cut out of Cassie's life; about losing Tony
(another love); and about being used by Nick for sex when he wanted to
back at Sharon for cheating on him. Cameron understood Grace's pain, and
gave her a shoulder to cry on. He also promised to help her resolve the
issue any way she saw fit.
Sharon Checks Out:
Back in GC, Sharon and Nick's marriage was falling apart. Still
to deal with her affair with Diego, and his with Grace, the couple was
trying to get things back on track. However, constant pressure from the
Newman women (Mother-in-law Nikki, and Sister-in-law Victoria) had
feeling at the end of her rope, and close to losing her mind, as she and
Nick contemplated divorce. With only Father-in-law Victor to turn to,
began to lean on the man more than she ever should have. In a moment of
weakness, as she felt incredibly unnattractive ? and while Victor was
overdosing on pain pills ? she kissed the man, and Nick (who had intended
resolve their marriage problems) witnessed the entire thing. Suddenly
finding herself Public Enemy #1 in the Newman Family, Sharon abandoned
husband and children, and fled town, needing to regroup and figure out
she really was and what she really wanted out of life.
Sharon Newman had become a bit of a game for Cameron Kirsten. To try to
Grace the revenge he felt she deserved, Cameron kept tabs on the Newman
Family, and on all of Sharon's activities, specifically. Together, he
Grace plotted to ruin Sharon's perfect world, by dropping her down a few
more notches in husband Nick's eyes. When he learned she was in Denver,
having fled her home in GC, he orchestrated a meeting in a bar. What he
found was a drunken Sharon. What he discovered, through conversation
her, was that she was a woman unlike any he had ever met. A woman with a
unique fire, and pizazz. Despite his love for Grace, Cameron was
unbelievably attracted to the woman he'd merely intended to meet. Drunk,
needing to feel connected and wanted, Sharon allowed Cameron to take her
a hotel room, where the two made love. For Sharon, it was drunken sex.
Cameron, it was lust more powerful than he'd ever known. For Sharon, the
feeling of being with someone reminded her only of her husband. For
there was no one else in the world except Sharon... until she called out
Nick's name, and Cameron realized he would never possess the heart of a
creature like her. Something inside him snapped and ? in a jealous rage ?
beat Sharon to a bloody pulp, then passed out. Sharon, shaken, stared at
bloody face in the mirror and realized ? finally ? that she belonged in
with her family. She spent the next few weeks allowing the bruises to
leaving no trace of her violent encounter with Cameron, then returned
to reclaim her family.
Getting Back On Track:
In GC, Sharon had a difficult time trying to make amends with her family
children, especially since daughter Cassie had fallen into a frozen pond
shortly after she left, and spent a month in a coma, near death.
little by little, she ingratiated herself with Victor, seduced Nick back
into her bed, and charmed her way back into her daughter's heart.
While out for a 'let's get back on track' lunch with Cassie, Sharon was
horrified to see Cameron Kirsten sitting at a table nearby, reading a
newspaper. Remembering all he did to her in Denver, she quickly ushered
Cassie out of the restaurant and rushed off with her, not explaining her
sudden odd mood. Later, while shopping for dresses for an upcoming Gala
was hosting, Sharon was horrified to come face to face with Frank
Cassie's biological Father, who insisted he had come to town hoping to
his little girl. Sharon struggled to keep the Cameron stuff to herself,
told Nick about Frank's sudden appearance. Nick confronted the man,
demanding he keep his distance from Cassie.
Business Partners & Confessing To Michael Baldwin:
At Nick's office, Sharon was rocked to the core when she stopped in to
him and instead found Cameron Kirsten meeting with him. Cameron barely
acknowledged Sharon, who made a quick exit. She bumped in Michael
who was in the building to see Victor, and ? in a moment of desperation
utter need ? she told him everything about the man and what he had done
her in Denver, and that he was now meeting with Nick. Michael stressed
Cameron was a businessman, and it was not so far fetched he'd get
with NE, and recommended Sharon tell Nick the truth. However, convinced
marriage couldn't handle any more trouble, Sharon kept quiet, hoping
to figure out what Cameron was up to, what he wanted.
Sending Frank Away:
Determined to maintain his family now that he had it back, Nick
Frank about his desire to see Cassie, and warned him to stay away. Frank
tried to explain that he hadn't known about his daughter and felt he
deserved a chance to be in her life, but Nick stressed how damaging it
be, and said he wouldn't share his daughter with anyone. Unbeknownst to
everyone, Frank sought legal advice, intending to petition for some
rights where Cassie was concerned.
The Cameron Menace:
Sharon's worst fears were confirmed during a private meeting with
He admitted his intention to do business with Nick and NE over a long
of time, and denied beating Sharon in Denver. He said they'd shared a
passionate night together and that he'd thought of nothing ever since.
During a public dinner with her and Nick, he was annoyed when Sharon
along the children, hoping it would show him how happy she was and make
back off. Instead, he privately told her that he wanted another go with
and that he wouldn't take no for an answer. He went to Nick and
Sharon's hosting help with a New Year's Eve party. Though Sharon didn't
anything to do with him, she worried that she would cost Nick a
deal at a time he needed to prove his worth to his Father's company. As
result, she agreed to play host for Cameron's party.
Ignoring Michael's Advice:
Convinced Cameron would not let up until he got what he wanted from
Michael pleaded with her to come clean with Nick. But Sharon had herself
convinced the truth would cost her a marriage that had already been
too much. She told Michael she would help Cameron with his holiday party
hope that would be the end of it.
New Year's Eve Murder:
Cameron ? in contact with Grace ? decided that they could destroy Sharon
once and for all by luring her to a motel for sex, and making sure Nick
found out exactly what had happened. His badgering of Sharon reached
proportions during the New Year's Eve party, where he demanded she sleep
with him at the end of the night, or risk losing her family when he told
husband everything that had happened between them in Denver. Cameron
Nick to prepare a business proposal that would take him away from the
and Sharon, and keep him occupied at work all night. Reluctantly, Nick
agreed, while Sharon knew that Cameron had planned it to make sure she
alone. He ordered her to meet him at a sleazy motel after the party.
to explain to him once and for all that she couldn't sleep with him no
matter what, Sharon went to the motel, where the clerk assumed she was a
prostitute, and allowed her to go up to the rooms. Alone with Cameron,
told her he wanted sex and she refused him. A battle ensued, with him
punching her and preparing to lay on a beating to rival the one she'd
received in Denver. But this time, Sharon fought back. She smashed a
champagne bottle down on Cameron's head and ? in her panicked state ?
believed she had killed him. She wrapped his body in a sheet and dragged
down the back stairs, and into an alley, where she left him covered and
laying behind a dumpster.
Cameron woke hours later, disoriented, and became enraged as he quickly
realized that Sharon believed she had killed him, and had the nerve to
him for dead in a dark and cold alley. He contacted his trusted
Gabe, and insisted on a vengeance far sweeter than he'd initially planned
exact on Sharon. He explained what had happened to Grace, and told her
had a plan to drive Sharon to the brink of insanity. However, unbeknownst
Grace, Cameron ordered Gabe to do the unthinkable; Gabe murdered Frank
Barritt, dressed him in the tuxedo Cameron had worn, and placed his body
behind the motel dumpster, where it was quickly covered by a snowstorm.
Cameron went into hiding, but told Grace that the time had come for her
get her own hands dirty.
A New Year Begins:
Sharon struggled to deal with the fact she'd committed murder by
the deed to Michael. Horrified, he advised her to go to the police
immediately. She said the body would be covered by snow, thus biding her
some time, while Michael argued that she was losing her mind and that he
couldn't be involved in the cover-up of a murder, but was also bound by
confidentiality rules. Nick grew increasingly concerned, as did Cassie,
about Sharon's erratic behaviour and obviously distracted state. He was
bothered by Cameron's sudden disappearance, not understanding why he had
work all night on a business proposal he never showed up to read. To
Sharon's utter horror, Nick became convinced something awful had happened
Cameron, and alerted Dt. Weber to his sudden disappearance. Michael
Sharon to come forward, telling her that when the body was discovered,
could be evidence linking her to the crime. And to make everything
Grace surfaced in town and stunned Sharon by revealing that she was
looking for her boyfriend... Cameron.
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures:
With the walls closing in to a degree she could no longer handle, Sharon
decided she had no choice but to get rid of Cameron's body before the
melted. With Nick out of town on business, she took the largest car, made
a bogus story about going shopping, and returned to the motel. She found
body, still wrapped, and loaded it in the trunk of her car. She was
by the clerk at the motel, who seemed to recognize her from her previous
visit, but couldn't really place her face. He did, however, let her
after warning her not to dump her garbage there (assuming that's what
was doing). What followed was an ordeal. Sharon was followed by a group
thugs who tried to rape her, but fled when they realized she had a dead
in the trunk. She was pulled over by a cop, who only wanted to tell her
had a light out. And at an out of the way bar where she stopped to
herself, she ran into Grace, who demanded to know why she looked so
disheveled, and what she was up to.
Enter Larry Warton:
Quite by chance, Larry Warton ? friend of the Newman Family (and partial
Sharon) ? saw Sharon enter the seedy bar and also wondered why she looked
distraught. As he passed by her car, he saw the bloody sheet sticking out
the trunk and ? noting the door was open ? unlocked it. Inside, he
discovered the body, figured something horrible had happened and ? in a
panicked state ? removed the body from Sharon's trunk and dumped it down
nearby sewer. As he drove off on his motorcycle, not knowing what to do,
got into a horrible accident and ended up hospitalized, unconscious.
At Sharon's car, Grace continued to confront her, insinuating that she
somehow connected to Cameron's disappearance. Enraged at the comment,
furious when Grace threatened to contact Nick and tell him about Sharon
being at the bar, she violently shoved Grace, then broke down and
her to the trunk to show her exactly what was going on. As the trunk
Sharon hyper-ventilated, realizing it was completely empty. She drove
leaving Grace stunned. At home, she broke down and woke the next morning
a horrifying apparition... a dead and bloody Cameron staring at her
the windows. Michael stopped by and she told him everything she'd done.
worried about the clerk having seen her, but Sharon insisted she was
in the clear.
Dt. Weber's investigation heated up. After speaking to Grace, he had no
choice but to question Sharon and Nick about Cameron's disappearance.
Nick wanted to do all he could to help, Weber immediately picked up on
odd vibe from Sharon, who seemed more than a little on edge. His
only mounted when the motel clerk came forward and offered a description
the woman seen at Cameron's motel room. The sketch looked exactly like
Sharon. Though Grace insisted on the resemblance, Nick said it could be
anyone. Weber, however, demanded to know where exactly Sharon had been
the New Year's Eve party. Sharon began to realize, to her horror and
that she would have to make a deal with the devil to save herself.
To save herself, Sharon went to Nikki Newman, her Mother-in-Law, and
confessed everything about her history with Cameron. Nikki, who had
Sharon's odd behaviour for weeks, and had helped counsel Cassie several
times about it, was stunned that she had once again shown such bad
and landed the family name in such grave danger. Sharon begged Nikki to
an alibi for New Year's Eve, but there was a problem... Nikki had been
unable to find Sharon that night, and had told several people that. She
Sharon that while she wanted to help, she could not lie to the police
her. However, when push came to shove, Nikki also didn't tell Weber that
Sharon WASN'T with her. She remained very non-committall.
Haunting Sharon & The Sewer:
The weeks passed with Sharon terrified that Cameron's body would be
discovered, that she would be linked to the crime, that Nick would learn
everything, and that Nikki would turn her in. To complicate things
Sharon began to believe she was losing her mind as she started seeing
Cameron everywhere. Staring at her through windows. Lingering in the
outside the door. Standing in her living room. Also, Grace was now
meetings with Nick, insisting that Sharon was hiding something, and
him about her frantic trip to the bar the night he was out of town.
became convinced that Cameron's ghost was out for vengeance, and that
would never live a normal life again. And then Larry Warton showed up,
bruised and bandaged from his stay in the hospital. He stunned Sharon
the revelation that he had stolen Cameron's body and disposed of it in a
sewer. Sharon told Nikki everything, and Nikki blasted her for involving
another innocent person in her drama. Both Larry and Nikki were stunned
Sharon insisted that she could put the whole ordeal behind her if she
see Cameron's body and be sure he was dead. The three of them, in the
of night, journeyed into the sewer and found the body, with a face so
decomposed that Sharon was unable to identify the man. The hauntings
continued, and Nikki demanded Sharon see a psychiatrist. Nick was
out by Nikki and Sharon's newfound closeness, but supported it and
Nikki's story that Sharon was having womanly problems he couldn't
understand. Sharon's shrink prescribed tranquilizers, which Nikki was
entirely happy about.
Alone in the Newman Ranch, and hopped up on tranquilizers, Sharon was
menaced by Cameron's ghost like never before. He stalked her around the
room, as her vision faded in and out, then forced her into the atrium,
she lost her footing and crashed through a window. As she recovered, the
ghost visited again, this time grabbing her, kissing her forcefully and
whispering, ?Gotcha? into her ear. Horrified, Sharon began to suspect
Cameron wasn't dead at all. Nick's discovery compounded her fears; he
learned that Cameron's company had been in some legal trouble before
disappeared, and wondered if he'd skipped town to stay below the radar.
the GC Mother's Day Brunch, Nikki and Sharon were stunned when Cameron ?
very much alive ? walked in, sat at their table, apologized to Nick for
disappearing, and offered a lame story about having met a woman and taken
whirlwhind trip with her to a tropical island.
Sharon confronted Cameron the first chance she got and demanded to know
he'd been up to, haunting her. Cameron played dumb and insisted Sharon
losing her mind. He said he had never been in the motel room with her on
Year's Eve. That the last time they'd been together was in Denver, and
she was crazy if she thought she'd killed him. Sharon mentioned the
but quickly shut up, not quite sure what to make of Cameron's story.
Meanwhile, Michael was incredibly suspicious of Grace, who seemed
willing to forgive Cameron for leaving her and being with another woman.
Grace argued that no one understood their relationship, while Michael
suspected more was going on then met the eye. Shaken by her conversation
with Michael, Grace finally talked to Cameron and told him that while
been content with his plot to haunt Sharon and drive her crazy, she now
thought it was time they left town for good. Cameron argued that it had
her idea to mess with Sharon in the first place, and that the rules had
changed when she'd left him for dead. Now, he wanted pay back.
To keep Sharon on edge, Cameron approached Nick ? freshly out of a job at
? and offered to make him the Chief Operating Officer of his software
Nick was stunned by the offer and admitted that he had difficulty trusting
man who would disappear for months on end without a word to anyone. Nick
explained that many people ? Grace included ? had thought Cameron was
and that Sharon had been accused of being involved since she'd seem him
last. Cameron asked Nick to put the past behind them, and not turn down
lucrative job offer that would come along once in a lifetime. Unable to
handle this latest development, Sharon ? against Michael's wishes ?
down and told Nick everything about her first encounter with Cameron in
Denver, and about New Year's Eve, the body, the sewer, Nikki and Michael
Larry... everything. Nick was stunned, betrayed, and seriously shaken in
belief in his marriage. But, more importantly, he was protective of his
wife, who had clearly suffered so greatly at the hands of a mad man.
visited Cameron in his hotel room, smashed him in the jaw, refuse the
offer and insisted he would make him pay for what he'd done to Sharon.
As everything was brought out in the open, all involved were left with a
large question mark... if Cameron hadn't been the body Larry Warton
down the sewer... who did it belong to? Nick worried that more was going
on, and that Cameron had perhaps tried to frame Sharon for murder. In a
desperate move, the two went to Grace and told her what had happened,
begging her to come clean with them about Cameron's intentions. Grace
refused to join forces with two people who had put her through so much,
began to waver when she listened to Sharon's account of the beating
received in Denver, and about New Year's Eve. It was a confrontation
Nikki that ultimately got to Grace, when she learned that a dead body
did exist, and Nikki suggested she could be implicated in a murder.
was genuinely shocked to learn about the body and insisted she had no
what was going on. When she questioned Cameron about it, he realized the
time was fast approaching for something to be done. He tried to learn
Grace where the body was, and assigned Gabe ? the murderer ? to track it
down. All he recalled was Sharon once ? during a haunting ? mentioning
sewers. He had to force Grace to tell him the precise location. Sharon
Nick knew they couldn't risk another venture into the sewers, while
visited Nikki and menaced her in her own home about the mess she'd
herself involved in. He implied that Sharon was a crazy woman, accusing
of things he'd never done, and that she was ? obviously ? capable of
with Nikki as an accomplice.
Sharon had finally had enough and ? against Michael's wishes ? decided
come forward and tell the police everything she knew. However, before
could do so, Gabe and Cameron located the body and arranged for it to be
found. The police were alerted and Weber was on the case. In record time,
discovered the identity of the corpse was Frank Barritt, that he was
connected to the Newman's. However, nothing was as damning as what was
discovered during the analysis of the sheet. Special lighting showed
away blood, crudely scribbled with a finger on the sheet, spelling out
name S-H-A-R-O-N. Immediately, she was arrested for murdering her
biological husband, with the motive being to keep him from seeking
of Cassie. Sharon and Nick swore they knew nothing of Frank's
and were both devastated to realize Cameron had ended the life of a man
Cassie would now never meet.
Grace Comes Clean:
Finally unable to stand it, Nick and Sharon demanded Grace tell them
everything. She painfully admitted that she'd sicked Cameron on Sharon
payback for all the hurt she felt she'd been given at the hands of the
Newman family. Neither Sharon or Nick could believe she would go so far,
told her they were now her only hope of survival, since Cameron was a
murderer and would do so again if it meant keeping her quiet. In response
the warning, Grace disappeared and went into hiding, while Cameron
her to board a plane back to New York, if she knew what was best for
threatening that she'd go down with him if she talked to the cops. The
statement would come back to haunt him.
Released on bail, Sharon and Nick did their best to devise a plan to
the tables on Cameron. Nick visited him, and tried to get under his skin
suggesting he beat women because was really gay and only used them for
to hide his true feelings. Cameron didn't respond to Nick's taunts, but
Sharon paid him a visit of her own, it was obvious that he was sorry for
situation he'd gotten her into and would help if he could. Sharon
practically offered herself to him if it would clear her name, but he
refused, saying that it wasn't sex he craved... it was her, completely.
insisted he hadn't been the same since their romp in Denver. That no
had ever made him feel like she had. He also revealed that he'd beat her
because she had called out Nick's name during sex. Sharon suddenly
that Cameron ? however crazy it was ? was in love with her. Finally, she
felt she had something she could work with.
Nick, Sharon and Nikki were all there for Cassie as she dealt with the
reality of her biological Father's murder. Though she was admittedly
to not be able to ever know a man who had clearly wanted to be a part of
life, she assured everyone that Nick was the only Father she'd ever
The Lion's Den:
Sharon began spending more and more time with Cameron, doing her best to
him to confess to killing Frank, telling her how he accomplished it.
played innocent, but said he would help if he could. When Sharon asked
he wanted from her, he told her to fly away with him, thus breaking bail
starting fresh in a new country where she couldn't be arrested for
murder. Sharon told him that she could never leave her children. Cameron
told her that if she flew away with him, he would tell her how he'd done
what he'd done. He said that in all the time they'd spoken about
she'd never mentioned wanting to stay to be with Nick, only the kids. He
suggested she had feelings for him, then admitted that she reminded him
much of his Mother. Fully understanding she was dealing with a mad man,
Sharon told him she would leave the country with him, but first wanted
say good-bye to her family. She and Nick devised plan to wire her and
Cameron to admit to everything before take-off. However, Cameron changed
plans on them and told Sharon they were leaving early, not giving her a
chance to prep herself. She managed to get him to agree to let her leave
message for the kids, which she did, slipping in a secret code that
Nick to the change in plans.
While Sharon and Cameron boarded his jet, with Gabe at the controls, and
prepared for lift-off, Nick snuck aboard the plane and hid in the back.
Sharon ? unaware of this ? got last minute jitters and tried to leave.
Cameron tied her in duct tape until they took off. Only then did he
her bindings and confess to having Gabe murder Frank and frame her. Nick
the confession on tape, revealed himself, beat Cameron to a pulp, then
the three of them parachutes and ? with Sharon and Cameron ? jumped out
the flying plane. They landed in a field, where Cameron broke his leg.
and Sharon forced him to walk into a nearby town, where he was
by the authorities and taken to prison to await a trial.
In GC, the Newman Family held a barbecue to welcome Sharon and Nick
and to celebrate the end of the ordeal. Nick acknowledged the support of
Michael and Nikki... and even Grace ? who at the last moment came
and told Weber about Cameron's comment about going down, thus adding to
proof that he'd done something wrong, and helping put him away. Grace
Sharon called a truce, while the truce between Nikki and Sharon
very soon after the crisis had passed.
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