Yes, ‘Sage’ was killed. But, Kelly Sullivan will be seen again on ‘The Young and the Restless’. No, this scribe doesn’t believe that ‘Sage’s’ twin, or dead ringer cousin, or doppelganger will suddenly appear. Instead, in addition to memories, visions of the late-character will appear within the mind of at least one character in Genoa City as ‘Paul’s’ (Doug Davidson) investigation into this tragedy begins.
‘Sage’ hasn’t joined ‘Christian Newman’ in heaven because that five-month-old boy isn’t dead. ‘Dr. Anderson’ (Elizabeth Bogush) and ‘Angela Stephens’ (Jill Lover) criminally rebranded ‘Christian’ and gave him to ‘Sharon’ (Sharon Case). And, ‘Adam Newman’ (Justin Hartley) is ‘Christian’s’ biological father, not ‘Nick’ (Joshua Morrow). That’s where a note that ‘Adam’ will receive becomes key in the plot.
Now, ‘Sage’s’ ghost won’t cross dimensions to contact the once-thought-dead-himself ‘Adam’. Instead, she likely penned a note about her then-baby suspicions and forwarded it through the United States mail prior to her death. Said scribbling will push ‘Adam’s’ already suspicious mind into high gear, eventually resulting in a joyful realization that he has a second son.
Soap operas are notorious for resurrecting the dead, or playing the look-a-like angle. Neither seem likely to happen in this instance. Instead, ‘Sharon’s’ conscience will be attacked by ‘Sage’s’ haunting final request that she tell ‘Nick’ about ‘Christian’. ‘Sharon’ will naturally feel conflicted and resist, or refuse, the reveal. But, Sullivan’s recorded scenes past her character’s death will create additional ‘Sage’ time on ‘The Young and the Restless’.