DC's Top 10 Female Entertainers of 2012
No. 8: Tricia Cast, The Young and the Restless
Jesus of Nazareth managed to feed the multitudes with only a few measly fish. That's akin to what Tricia Cast was able to do with her handful of scenes and story fillers on The Young and the Restless in 2012. Last year, Cast's Nina Webster continued to fight for a relationship with Detective Ronan Malloy (Jeff Branson), the son who was stolen from her as a baby. She also did her best to be there for pal-turned-lover Paul Williams (Doug Davidson), despite his obvious reconnection with her best frenemy Cricket Blair (Lauralee Bell).
Cast as Nina gave viewers two of Y&R's best scenes of 2012: First, when Nina confronted Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) for slutting around with her son — ending in the slap heard 'round Genoa City! Second, when Nina confronted Paul and Christine about slipping each other the tongue behind her back. If Y&R's new regime really wants to prove they know what they're doing, they will bring Cast back to the canvas like yesterday.