|Tricia Dennison’s Photo Scrapbook | Played by: Sabryn Genet|
Actress History: Sabryn Genet (1997-2001)
Occupation: Inmate at in a psych ward
Resides at: Mental Institution
- Ryan McNeil (deceased)
Relatives: Keith Dennison (father)
Megan Dennison-Viscardi (sister)
Enemies: Victoria Newman-Hellstrom
Her reputation in town: The psycho who terrorized Victoria, and murdered Ryan McNeil
Most memorable scenes: Running down Tony Viscardi on his motorcycle; Attempting to shoot Victoria Newman, but hitting Ryan McNeil instead
Defining episodes: Killing Ryan McNeil
Young and Restless character history:
Tricia is the older daughter of Keith Dennison. She was a college student who was introduced to Ryan McNeil through Jill Abbott, who was her father’s lover. Tricia instantly fell in love with Ryan. They went on a few dates before she found out that he was married. However, this didn’t stop her from scheming to steal Ryan away from his wife, Nina. When Nina asked Ryan for a divorce, he was left free to pursue the relationship with the much younger, Tricia. They eventually married despite the objections of Tricia’s father Keith, and sister Megan.
Everything seemed fine for Ryan and his child bride, except that Tricia didn’t like the time and attention Ryan devoted to Nina’s son Phillip, whom he thinks of as his own. In desperation to divert Ryan’s attention away from Phillip, Tricia stopped taking her birth control pills (unbeknownst to Ryan) and became pregnant. At first Ryan was upset because the timing wasn’t right, but later he warmed to the idea of being a father. But Tricia miscarried, believing that it was because she deceived her husband to begin with. She had a breakdown then rejected her husband in every way. Instead, her attention is focused on her sister Megan and her relationship with Tony Viscardi. The tension between Tony and Tricia was obvious to everyone but Meg. Tricia became so obsessed with her vendetta against Tony they ended up in a physical fight in the lobby of The Colonnade Room on New Year’s Eve. Tricia suddenly quit struggling and kissed Tony. It was all he could do to get her off him. It was then that we knew that Tricia had gone over the edge.
Tony decided the only solution was to marry Meg quickly. The wedding was arranged at the Justice of the Peace, with Nina Webster standing up for Meg, Sharon Newman for Tony, and Cassie Newman as flower girl. But the groom never arrived. Tony was run down on his motorcycle by Tricia McNeil as she blindly backed out of the Dennison driveway in a rush to stop the wedding. Tony and Megan were later married in the hospital on Tony’s deathbed.
Grace Turner and Sharon Newman teamed up but were unable to prove that Tricia intentionally ran down Tony. Once Megan found out that Trica was responsible for Tony’s death, she refused to forgiver her and left town. Tricia left Ryan and returned to London with her father Keith. She returned about 6 months later, hoping to resume her marriage, but Ryan was convinced that Tricia was unstable. Unable to win him back, Tricia turned to Carter Mills, who was really rapist Matt Clark after plastic surgery. Carter drugged her into sleeping with him, and used her to help set up Nick Newman and put him in jail. Once Tricia figured out she had been used and abused, she turned on the gas in a suicide attempt. Ryan managed to find and rescue her, only to be knocked unconscious by Carter and locked in a closet to die with gas filling the room. Ryan was rescued, but Tricia was missing. Tricia later caught Carter attempting to rape Nick’s wife Sharon and drove off a cliff expecting to kill them both. Tricia survived with cuts and bruises, but the evil Carter/Matt deliberately pulled out his breathing tube, committing suicide to make Nick look like a murderer.
Ryan and Keith talked Tricia into institutionalizing herself at Fairhaven, outside Genoa City. She appeared to be making a miraculous recovery, signed divorce papers from Ryan to prove it, and checked herself out under the custody of her father. But behind his back she was not taking her medication and brought Carter/Matt back as a figment of her imagination. Together they plotted revenge against the Newmans. Tricia was obviously crazier and more dangerous than ever.
Meanwhile Victoria and Ryan found their love again, moved in together, and were thinking about marriage. Victor was suspicious of Tricia, so bought their apartment building, installed security, and even ended up with Tricia living with him to protect his daughter from her. Tricia bought a gown identical to Victoria’s, locked her in a closet, and marched down the aisle to Ryan on their wedding day. Before they took their vows, the delusional Tricia lifted the veil expecting Ryan to marry her instead. Tricia pulled a gun when she realized no one in that church was anything but aghast to see her. Victor arrived, freed Victoria, and bargained with Tricia to evacuate the church. But all came to a screeching halt when Victoria entered the room. Tricia fired at her and Ryan jumped between them taking the bullets for Victoria. Ryan held on for a few days, but died in the arms of Victoria. Tricia was institutionalized shortly afterward and the figment Matt bade her farewell.
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