The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and everyone else in Genoa City only thinks that she’s a killer. Despite how it looked, the likelihood that Adam (Justin Hartley) is dead is as near to zero as is possible – Adam Newman is alive and will return to Genoa City in time. So that means Chloe only attempted murder.
A sharp legal distinction enables a triggered tease at an incredible The Young and the Restless reveal that’s yet to take place. That’s what will happen when it’s discovered that Adam escaped the cabin blast. Understandably skeptical Y&R fans have at least two weak areas where they can undercut this hope.
One involves Adam’s ability to have physically removed himself from the cabin. The other is connected to Sally Sussman’s welcome comments about Adam Newman upon entering her current job last fall as co-executive producer and head writer, where she suggested that the character wasn’t returning right away.
In order for Adam to have escaped the cabin on his own power before Chloe blew it up, he obviously would have been conscious. Yet the tranquilizer gun he was shot with appeared to contain a potent enough sedative dose to knock him out. That belief is based upon Chloe only being able to speak to him for a few minutes before one camera angle, showing the point of view of Adam’s eyes, appeared to go dark.
The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that viewers know that no conclusive shot was shown whereby Adam was still in the cabin as it exploded. Clearly that was done by design by CBS and Y&Rbecause the suspension of disbelief would have simply been too much if he later returned alive.
So the amount of time it took for Chloe to rupture the propane line, which caused the explosion, and her exact location during that event remain crucial points. If Adam had remained even barely conscious, he could have escaped undetected from any cabin exit point where Chloe wasn’t positioned and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) were also obstructed.
Even considering that plot possibility, fans know that Hartley secured himself a promising nighttime gig last year. His NBC show This Is Us proved so successful that it was given a rare two-season renewal. So unless he would choose to, and was allowed to by NBC, to work part-time during the off-season, he’s not returning to Y&R.
A recast of this character was played out in dramatic fashion in mid-2014. Michael Muhney has publicly stated his desire to return on various occasions since. His viscerally passionate fan base has continued to back his intent by the maximum 100%. But Muhney’s unexpected termination in December 2013 surely must factor into all future considerations to rehire him. That means a fourth adult actor would likely be hired, unless Chris Engen (the first adult actor to portray Adam) would stun the Y&R world with his return.
Using logic as a guide, Adam could be dead or alive. Using logic as a guide, Muhney won’t likely be rehired. Of course that’s why tenured soap fans suspect in the back of their minds that Muhney will play Adam again. But they don’t know when will that happen. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Young and the Restless. Check back regularly for Y&R spoilers and news! Please come and join in the LIVE discussion on our Facebook Page!