The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers for Friday, July 19, tease that what was supposed to be a relaxing and restorative family dinner will turn into anything but. As Y&R viewers know, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is planning an official Newman family dinner. She feels that it will be good for Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) to be surrounded by his children at this difficult time.
Of course, Victor is undergoing an experimental course of treatment for his rare blood disease that produces some pretty severe side effects, among them cognitive deficits. He’s been experiencing memory problems and confusion, including one occasion when he forgot that he paid the check at Society. It’s pretty disturbing for his family, and for him, too.
The whole idea of a family dinner is for Victor to feel the love and support of his children and to make good memories that will endure, and for that reason Victor and Nikki purposely decided that Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) should not be invited to the gathering. Ever since Adam got his memories back, he’s been hell-bent on driving wedges in between any family members he can.
He’s badgered Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), and of course there’s the custody battle that he’s initiated against Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) to get possession of Christian Newman (Jamie and Alister Tobias). It’s just not a good idea for Adam to be invited, or even to know about, the family dinner, and it’s pretty clear that nobody would want him to be present, anyway.
But according to The Young and the Restless spoilers, the family dinner is going to spiral out of control, and it will likely have everything to do with Adam. The first mistake will be that the dinner is planned to be held at Society, at Abby Newman’s (Melissa Ordway) request. Society is a fine place to have dinner, but since it’s a public place, there’s the very good chance that Adam will show up and realize what’s going on.
And if Adam does show up, chaos will certainly follow. Adam is an expert at throwing barbs at all his family members and hitting them where it hurts. And if Nick ends up bringing Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan) as his date to the dinner, then Adam’s probably going to go off the rails. Adam is peeved that Chelsea is staying with Nick, but if she goes out in public as Nick’s “date,” then Adam’s going to be furious, and he’ll likely want revenge.
The Young and the Restless spoilers say that in fact, once Adam sees Nick and Chelsea together, then he’ll probably be more intent than ever on getting custody not only of Christian, but also of Chelsea’s son Connor Newman (Gunner and Ryder Gadbois). It won’t be a good scene, as Adam will probably throw threats around and make everyone nervous. Then Nick will have to fight back, and it will be a big mess.
And none of this will be good for Victor. He and Nikki have had enough stress dealing with Victor’s disease and its ramifications, and they really don’t need family turmoil. This should be a time when family is coming together, not trying to tear each other apart.
It will be interesting to see exactly what happens during the dinner and what kind of scene or scenes are made, and whether Victor in his fragile state will be able to cope with the stress of the situation. Whatever happens, it will be a Newman family event to remember!
It sounds like a lot of Y&R drama is heating up for Friday’s episode, so stay tuned! We’ll give you updates as Y&R news comes in. Stick with the CBS soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates, and news.