The Young and the Restless spoilers update and recap for Monday, July 22, tease that while he’ll start out the day confident about the custody hearing, Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) will soon get some bad news from Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc). Having struck a secret deal with Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), Michael will lie to Nick and tell him that he has to recuse himself from the case due to a conflict of interest involving the judge’s wife.
Nick won’t buy Michael’s story and he’ll suspect that Adam’s behind the sudden recusal. Lauren Baldwin (Tracey E. Bregman) will arrive and she won’t believe Michael’s excuse either. Later, Lauren will catch up with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) and grill him about what he’s got Michael involved in, but Kevin won’t give up any details. Meanwhile, Nick will decide that he doesn’t want to delay the hearing to find a new lawyer, as he won’t want to give Adam more time to prepare his case.
At Society, Adam will be busy preparing for the hearing with his lawyer, whom he’ll tell to keep her phone on during the hearing. Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) will show up on the scene and question Adam’s motives in bringing the custody suit against Nick. She won’t like the sound of his directive to his lawyer and will guess that he’s up to no good.
At the courthouse, Nick will arrive and announce that Michael’s not coming and that he’s proceeding without counsel. The hearing will begin, and Nick will get his chance to explain how he believes that Adam gave up his parental rights when he altered the paternity test results. Nick will stress that he is the only father that Christian Newman (Jamie and Alister Tobias) has ever known.
The judge will ask some questions about when Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) had custody of Christian last year, and Nick will address that before going on to explain how his is a loving home and that Christian is thriving there. Then Adam will explain that he altered the DNA test results because Nick was involved with Christian’s mother, but that things have changed.
Adam will be addressing his amnesia when his lawyer gets a phone notification. His lawyer will confer with the judge about what she just received, and it will be the video of Nick wearing the JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) mask – which Kevin will have sent for Adam. Adam will explain to the judge that Nick used the mask to terrorize Victor, painting Nick in a terrible light.
Meanwhile, on the new episode of Y&R on Monday, July 22, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor will enjoy a vacation together. In their hotel room, Victor will express confidence that Nick has the custody hearing under control. He’ll also let Nikki know that he’s thinking about quitting his medical treatments for a while, which will concern Nikki.
Victor will explain that life isn’t worth living if he doesn’t have his independence, and that the medical treatments are leaving him forgetful and confused. Nikki will certainly understand that, yet she’ll encourage him to fight, as she doesn’t want to face life without him.
Finally, Michael and Adam will argue about the secret deal that they made, and Michael will say that he wants out of the arrangement. But Adam will refuse to go back on their deal. He’ll even offer to make Michael the new DA, but Michael won’t be interested. Adam will say that he should consider it.
It sounds like a lot of Y&R drama is heating up for Monday’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.
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