The Young and the Restless
After the shocking and tragic death of his daughter, Cassie, Nick Newman retreated into a world of anger and recriminations. He blamed Daniel Romalotti for causing Cassie’s death and pursued him with a vengeance. The only person who steadfastly defended Daniel was his mother, Phyllis. She fought against Nick’s rage until it was finally proven that Daniel was not driving the car that night. Nick and Phyllis remained at odds but shared a rapprochement that eventually built into a sexual tension that couldn’t be denied. On the night of Lauren and Michael’s wedding, Phyllis and Nick gave into their passion for the first time, setting the stage for the strongest love triangle on the show in years.