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Lauren’s nightmare on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS finally came to an end when her kidnapped son, Scott, was rescued by Kevin in a recent episode. But newer fans of the soap have found themselves wondering exactly who is Scott Grainger? Actorwise, after some child performers, Blair Redford played the role of Scotty as a young man from 2005-06, and Daniel Hall has just taken over the role of the now-adult Scott. But what about the character’s history?
Scott Grainger Jr. was born in 1991 to Lauren Fenmore and Dr. Scott Grainger Sr. However, after miscarrying her own baby with Scott, a jealous Sheila switched Lauren’s infant with another who later died of meningitis before he was even a year old. Thankfully, the truth was eventually revealed and Lauren was reunited with her son, but Scott Sr. sadly died shortly afterward.
Lauren moved to Los Angeles for a time and became involved with Forrester Creations (over on sister soap THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), and Scotty was barely mentioned until it was revealed he was away at boarding school.
After returning to Genoa City, Lauren fell in love with Michael and went to Toronto to tell her son about her impending nuptials. She was shocked when Scotty revealed that a suspicious Michael had already tracked him down. But that was nothing compared to the shock Lauren felt when she discovered Shiela coming out of Scotty’s room!
Sheila was accepting tutoring from Scotty as a way to ingratiate herself into his life. She even told him the entire sordid tale of the baby switch to inspire him to write it as a novel — although with Lauren’s character as the villainess! When Scotty traveled to Genoa City for his mother’s wedding, Sheila followed in disguise, hooking up with Tom Fisher for help in her vengeful scheme.
After watching his mother become Mrs. Michael Baldwin in a beautiful ceremony, Scotty was horrified when Lauren was presumed dead when a bomb exploded on the honeymoon yacht! But really, she was being held captive by Tom and Sheila, and eventually managed to escape.
Once Lauren was returned home safely and reunited with Michael, Scotty went back to school in Toronto and hadn’t really been mentioned until his recent kidnapping. How Scott went from school in Canada to a dingy cell in the Middle East remains a mystery only he knows the answer to. So stay tuned as the story unfolds!
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