the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
You know it's serious when Y&R plays "Nadia's Theme" as the background music in a hospital room scene. After growing up onscreen in Genoa City, the decision to kill off cute-as-a-button Cassie (Camryn Grimes) in a car crash was all the more shocking. After holding her own in dramatic scenes years before (and winning an Emmy while still playing with dolls), Grimes was among the medium's most talented younger actresses right up until the end. The loss of a child is always emotional to play on soaps, and Y&R played this one just right, with strong work also turned in by Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case).