The Young and the Restless ended its new storylines earlier in the spring. The final episode saw Victor dropping some bombshell news on Adam, the latter not believing his father was telling the truth. Actor Mark Grossman spoke with Soap Opera Digest about the troubled and often explosive relationship between father and son, and he teased some exciting possibilities for the future between Victor and Adam.
For years, Victor (Eric Braeden) and Adam (Mark Grossman) have had a tumultuous relationship. Adam grew up without knowing that his biological father was Victor. He finally found out as an adult, after already making something of himself without having to use the Newman family name. However, now that he’s in the family, Adam wants to run Newman Enterprises. He recently discovered he could take over the company by blackmailing Victor over killing AJ. However, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) ended up spilling the beans about Victor’s secret to a furious Victoria (Amelia Heinle), and she managed to use the information to take back her CEO position.
Based on Grossman’s interview, it seems unlikely that Adam will be giving up on taking over Newman Enterprises.
“Adam thinks he’s more qualified to run the family business than his siblings because he’s the most like Victor, and whether Adam wants to admit it or not, he really wants Victor’s respect. Adam thinks that running Newman will win his father’s love and approval.”
Victor recently had to tell Adam about what really happened to AJ back in Kansas. when his son was just a pre-teen. Victor said he did what he had to do after his son had ended up causing AJ’s death by defending Hope. Victor claimed that he’s kept the secret for all of these years in order to protect Adam. However, Adam isn’t so sure that he believes his father. After all, Victor has a long history of lying. Grossman explained the complexity of the situation.
“If it turns out to be true that Victor has been protecting Adam all of these years, he’ll have to re-examine everything about his life. Victor covering this up so Adam wouldn’t be emotionally crushed would be huge. If that’s the case, it could lead to some kind of reconciliation with them.”
One thing seems sure — the drama between Adam and Victor is not over yet. Even if Victor isn’t lying and manipulating his son, whatever truce they arrive at may not last too long.