Updates and teasers for The Young and the Restless (Y&R) hint at Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) will face challenges from Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
They face Victor after Nick confesses that he has been manipulating them and fabricating the dementia issue to test their devotion. Will Victor’s scheme fail?
Spoilers for The Young and the Restless: A Horrible Scheme
Victor would push Nick and Victoria out of his life if this merciless test has this type of an effect, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) warned him.
Although Nikki doesn’t think about Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), he was equally concerned about Victor as Nick and Victoria were; Abby Newman-Abbott (Melissa Ordway) wasn’t even mentioned or included in the conversation.
What would Summer Newman-Abbott (Alison Lanier), the granddaughter, think, so soon after her mother staged her death?
Since Victor staged his death a few years earlier to exact revenge on Adam for changing his prescription, Nikki saw this as the cruelest scheme to date.
At that time, Sean Dominic’s doctor, Nate Hastings, was attempting to treat him for a rare illness by administering an experimental drug.
Spoilers for Y & R: We’ve Been Fooled!
Nick and Victoria both lash out at Victor after Adam peeked in his desk and discovered the bizarre sketch. Nick was the first to realize Victor was playing mind games.
He informed Victoria that they had been tricked, and after venting to Sharon Rosales (Sharon Case) and visiting Crimson Lights, the snake composed of Nick, Victoria, and Adam’s names was revealed.
Sharon was taken aback, but not surprised—she had witnessed Victor Newman’s manipulation and mind games at their worst.
Adam learns that although though he doesn’t get along with most of the family, he genuinely cares for Victor, which infuriates Victoria to no end.
Spoilers for The Young and the Restless: Lashing Out
Together, Nick and Victoria approach Victor, with Victoria taking the initiative and yelling at their father to show that they are aware that they have been duped.
Victoria presses Victor, getting no answer, which infuriates her even more. She asks, “Does Victor really think that you would take advantage of his health for a job title?” Victor just sits there acting nonchalant, as if his mind is off in space and he doesn’t know why they are concerned.
In essence, Victor awarded Victoria the position of CEO after she put up a lot of effort to earn it, and now he has declared his desire to hold the position once more. Will his scheme fail and his mind tricks cause him to lose his children forever?