Tara Locke on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is new to Genoa City but she’s got history with one of its residents! The role is played by Elizabeth Leiner, who made her debut in the episode that aired on March 1. Viewers might recognize the actress from roles on shows like DROP DEAD DIVA and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS.
Tara Locke’s name first came up when Theo Vanderway revealed that Kyle Abbott had an affair with the married woman while they were living in New York City. And the son she’s passing off as her husband’s, Harrison Locke, is actually Kyle’s! Stunned by the revelation, Kyle attempted to contact Tara, but she proved resistant.
However, just as Kyle was about to fly to New York, Tara appeared at the Grand Phoenix to confront him in person. He asked if Harrison was his son and she denied it, insisting that Theo was a liar and a scam artist. She also warned that her husband, Ashland Locke, will crush anyone who gets in his way. After Kyle insisted on proof of Harrison’s paternity, Tara finally broke down and admitted she’d had a DNA test run and Kyle is actually the boy’s father. But she then declared that they had to pretend that this conversation never happened and left, hoping this was the end of it.
Unfortunately, Kyle isn’t likely to just pretend that Harrison isn’t his son, and when Ashland finds out what has been going on behind his back, this could get very ugly, indeed! So stay tuned to Y&R to watch as the drama unfolds!