Nurse Sybil Thorne had planned out in her mind her happy ending with Dr.
Cliff Warner. She was well on her way of achieving this goal when Nina
Cortlandt was admitted to the hospital with appendicitis. Sybil watched
helplessly as Cliff fell in love with Nina. Sybil’s affections did
not go unnoticed. Nina’s father, Palmer Cortlandt, approached her
with a plan. He did not like Cliff, and Sybil wanted him. They would work
together to tear Nina and Cliff apart. Their first plot had them paying
off Cliff’s ex-girlfirend, Janice Rawlins, to tell Nina that he
had walked out on her when she got pregnant with his child. Their plot
fizzled when they could not get their hands on a child to pass off as
1980: Sybil and Palmer's plan failed, but Sybil refused
to be down for the count. She began an affair with Sean Cudahy, Palmer’s
newest gopher. He was to keep an eye on Nina while Sybil pursued Cliff.
When Nina broke off her engagement to Cliff, he turned to Sybil. She did
not even have to try to seduce him. Cliff slept with Sybil. The next morning,
he was gone. Sybil got word that Cliff and Nina had reconciled; but, Sybil’s
world was about to change. She was pregnant with Cliff’s son.
Sybil tried to keep to Palmer’s plan, but being pregnant alone was
not an easy task. When she learned Nina had taken Cliff back, Sybil left
for the Cortlandt Manor to confront her. After a heated argument, she
went in labor. Cliff delivered his son, Bobby Warner.
But life as a single mother proved to be more that Sybil could handle.
All the money that Palmer offered her was never enough to make ends meet.
Nina approached Sybil to adopt Bobby. Sybil refused, telling Nina she
would sooner give the child to a stranger. She was going to do just that
if Nina did not leave Cliff.
That night, Palmer sent Sean to scare Sybil into compliance. Sybil refused
to listen to Sean. He was so nervous that he accidentally pulled the trigger
on the gun Palmer gave him. Sybil pleaded with Sean to help her, but he
panicked and ran away. She died alone in her apartment.