Victor is just insistent on taking over again, isn’t he? Stay strong Adam! Victor should never be more than an advisor, a consigliere anymore at Newman. That’s the perfect role for him going forward. But I like it that they parry back and forth and laugh about it. Until Victor goes over to Newman and sits in the chair. Ugh. Adam should put him in the men’s room.
I desperately want Sharon to get a pound of flesh out of that old lecher, Victor. It is SO unfair that she is the one criticized – heck, demonized – for marrying him. HE was the one who pursued her. And now it turns out that she wasn’t even mentally healthy. So when he waltzed into Adam’s house and said “What the hell are you doing here?” without even looking at her, I liked it that she had a bitchy response to him, “Well hello to you too”. No one deserves her scorn more than The Great Victor Newman.
So, Adam’s a little crabby. Who can blame him?! He seemed to be trying to draw a line for her – they’re friends, they trust each other, and he definitely wants her at Newman. But he’s not in the mood for romance. I loved her warnings to him about Victor “I know he would turn on you in a heartbeat if he ever felt crossed.” She’s right. And Adam knows she’s right.
I also think she’s right about leaving Newman and I’m surprised Adam wants her to stay. That would be hard on her and unpleasant for everyone. So, of course, it will probably happen.
Did you notice that as NuAbby walked onscreen it was MM who announced “The role of Abby Newman is now being played by Melissa Ordway”?
It was hilarious watching Victor tell his other three spawn that he and Nikki are inviting Adam to Nikki’s birthday party and they just have to suck it up. “This is about family, okay?” Of course, Nick had to say “Have you forgotten that he kidnapped Faith?” “No,” I groaned, “you won’t let us.” But then Victor(!!!!) said “And her mother has forgiven him. Why don’t you?”
I had to pause the TV a moment, just to let that sink in. Did Victor really say that? Amazing.
Speaking of NuAbby, I’ll definitely give her time to make the character her own. I was completely underwhelmed, but it was her first day. We’ll see. I’m a bit disappointed that she’s taller than Alex.
Victoria also surprised me. I’m not sure why she came to Adam’s house to invite him to Nikki’s birthday party. It’s not her place. But the back and forth between them was great. “So Dad’s gone. You can drop the act.” Yet Victoria seemed earnest. Adam was extremely reluctant, but also kind of wanting to be convinced that he should go. Nice little scene there.
Loved Sharon and Chelsea’s scene. Sharon has been nice to Chelsea and encouraging. And she has spent a lot of energy encouraging Adam to get back with Chelsea. She was absolutely right when she finally said “Adam is no longer any of your business. You never wanted any part of Adam’s life if it didn’t have to do with you.” Chelsea rejected Adam so many times, I lost count. If she wants to know how he’s doing she can call him.
I don’t want to talk about Chloe and Chelsea.
I’m at a loss for words over Kevin.
I muted the TV for ALL of Avery’s scenes. Do NOT care about her and Nick or her and Dylan.
I got a little chill watching Billy play with that poker chip. I don’t even know why! I surprised myself.