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Y&R Recap – June 11, 2024: Victor Plays Musical Chairs in the C-Suite and Causes Family Strife

Nikki, Adam, and Victor Newman.

Today’s Young and the Restless recap airs in the USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, and airs one day ahead in Canada. We post our Y&R recaps every weekday!


Last Episode

Tucker, Audra, Alan, and Traci.

On the last episode of Y&R, Tucker wanted to give Audra an offer she couldn’t refuse, while Victor enlisted Cole and Michael to secretly infiltrate the Abbott family.


Society

Lauren and Nikki are having a meal. Lauren tells Nikki it’s a relief she’s back, and she’s looking beautiful and healthy!

Lauren and Nikki.
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Nikki says she’s feeling better about herself than she has in a long time.

Lauren says she has a great sponsor in Jack; has she seen him since she got out of rehab?

Nikki says she has, and unfortunately, he can’t be her sponsor anymore.

Nikki Newman.
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Lauren asks if it’s because of what happened in the hotel suite that night.

Nikki nods. She put Jack in a terrible position that night.

Lauren is baffled as to why Jack would take pills when he knew how dangerous they were for him.

Lauren Fenmore.
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Nikki agrees and says things could have ended very differently, and Jack realizes that.

Lauren asks if they both decided that Nikki needed another sponsor.

Nikki says she wanted Jack to stay on as her sponsor and thought he wanted to until he suddenly didn’t.

Nikki talks to Lauren.
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Lauren asks what changed Jack’s mind.

Nikki thinks it was Diane.


Crimson Lights

Adam and Nick sit and talk over coffee. Adam tells Nick that he hadn’t realized how powerful Connor’s OCD was until he had the video call with him.

Adam and Nick sit at the cafe.
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Nick can’t believe that self-harm was a possibility with OCD… He had no idea!

Adam wishes someone had told him in advance how bad it could be.

Nick thinks it’s a good sign that Connor recognized what he was doing and stopped.

Nick and Adam.
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Adam nods. The doctors told him that recognition and awareness are important steps in Connor’s treatment. It’ll give him confidence that he can manage his OCD.

Nick nods. There’s hope!

Adam agrees. His phone pings with a notification relating to a deal they’re working on at the office; the contracts are being drawn up for the Mailer deal as they speak… They did it!

Adam talks to Nick.
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Nick cheers. “Hell yeah, we did it!”

Adam thinks they should celebrate; even their dad will be impressed with this one!

Nick says he has to head to the ranch to talk to Victor anyhow… He’ll share the news with him.

Nick Newman cheers.
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Adam says he got an invitation to the ranch as well; any idea what this is about?

Nick shrugs. He gave up trying to figure out what their dad had planned for them a long time ago.

Adam figures they have to be prepared for anything.

Adam Newman.
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The Newman Ranch House

Michael, Cole, and Victor are sitting in the living room. Michael asks Victor to be straight with them about his agenda… Why does he want Michael to rekindle his friendship with Diane while Cole becomes friends with Kyle Abbott?

Cole Howard, Michael Baldwin, and Victor Newman sit and talk.
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Victor says his reason for what he wants them to do is none of their concern; they just need to do it.

Cole and Michael don’t want to go into it blind. Michael thinks they’re both related to Jack Abbott, and Victor has something planned involving him.

Victor says Cole and Michael met with him to talk about betraying Victor and asked how they could win back his trust. This is how… Are they in?

Cole and Michael talk to Victor.
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Victoria walks in, smiling, and says hello. She sees Cole, Michael, and Victor talking, and asks what she walked in on.

Victor thanks her for coming and says they were discussing the security protocols at Jordan’s prison.

Victoria is worried that Jordan’s already started causing problems at the prison.

Victoria Newman talks to her father while Cole looks on.
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Victor reassures her that Jordan is secure and has caused no problems. He promises Victoria that Jordan will never see the light of day again.

Victoria’s glad. She hopes Jordan is out of their lives for good.

Victor asks Michael and Cole if they’re in agreement on the course of action that they had discussed. He has a meeting with Victoria, Nick, and Adam now.

Victor talks.
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Michael says they hear him loud and clear.

Cole says goodbye to a puzzled Victoria and leaves with Michael.

Nick and Adam arrive. Victoria is surprised; she didn’t know they’d be there.

Adam, Nick, and Victoria Newman.
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Adam shrugs. Their dad kept the guest list a secret.

Nick asks Victor why he called them there.

Victor asks what’s wrong with wanting to see his children together.

Victor looks at his children questioningly.
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Victoria raises an eyebrow; that’s not how this usually goes.

Adam asks what bomb Victor is about to drop on them.

Adam, Nick, and Victoria look at their father.
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Society

Lauren asks Nikki why she thinks Diane is behind Jack’s decision not to be her sponsor.

Lauren talks to Nikki.
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Nikki shrugs. It’s just a hunch.

Lauren isn’t a fan of Diane, but she doesn’t blame her for being scared; Jack took drugs to pull Nikki back from the brink once already, and he could do it again!

Nikki says Jack would never do that again.

Nikki talks to Lauren.
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Lauren says she can’t say that; she knows how addiction is! She thinks Nikki and Jack can’t risk going to that extreme again. Ever.

Nikki agrees. She’s come to understand that being close to Jack as a friend worked against them.

Lauren figures Victor wouldn’t want Jack to be her sponsor after what happened.

Lauren and Nikki.
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Nikki nods. He certainly doesn’t! Victor is furious that Nikki asked Jack to stay on as her sponsor and practically forbade her from seeing Jack, but she won’t stop seeing him… Nikki will need Jack’s support as a friend, even if he’s not her sponsor.

Lauren asks if she has any idea about her next sponsor.

Nikki says she’ll find one. She says she always misses Katherine and Neil, but times like these make her miss them more.

Nikki Newman.
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Lauren believes Katherine and Neil are watching over Nikki and thinks she’ll find another sponsor.

Nikki says her focus right now is to continue to get stronger.

Lauren asks what that means for Newman Media going forward.

Lauren Fenmore.
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The Newman Ranch House

Victor assures his children he’s not going to “drop a bomb” on them.

Victor Newman.
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Nick asks if they should wait for their mom before they talk.

Victor says Nikki won’t be attending.

Victoria asks if anything’s wrong with their mom.

Victoria Newman talks to her dad.
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Victor says Nikki is fine; she has outpatient sessions, and she’s doing well. He thinks they need to refocus on business. He asks Victoria if she’s considered returning to the company.

Victoria is caught off guard by his question. She asks if Victor wants her to return to Newman.

Victor says there’s no question of that… Newman Enterprises is where she belongs!

Victor talks to Victoria.
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Victoria appreciates his confidence in her, but she’s not sure whether she will return to Newman or not.

Victor says Victoria was concerned about Claire’s well-being, but she’s doing well now.

Victoria agrees that Claire’s recovery is going well and says Claire is pushing for her to go back to work, too, but Victoria’s life is full and she has a lot to do right now. She says Johnny and Katie will be coming home soon and will need time to adjust to their new home and their new big sister. She wants to be there for her family!

Victoria glares at Adam.
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Adam says that’s understandable.

Victoria glares at Adam, thinking he’s joking.

Victor asks why she can’t work and deal with her family at the same time. She’s a talented businesswoman!

Victor talks to his daughter.
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Victoria says she doesn’t want to split her focus.

Nick asks what role Victor would see Victoria taking if she were to come back.

Victor says he hasn’t determined that yet.

Adam Newman.
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Adam says they all know what that means… If Victoria comes back, Adam will wind up in the men’s room!

Victor looks at him. “Adam, please.”

Adam says he knows how it works; he’s the first one to be pushed aside when it’s convenient.

Victor talks to Adam.
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The Genoa City Athletic Club (GCAC)

Michael and Cole sit at the bar in the dining room, talking over drinks. Michael proposes a toast. “To another day of surviving Victor’s wrath!”

Cole and Michael toast.
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Cole says he doesn’t miss Victor’s wrath after being gone for so many years. Cole wonders what Victor is trying to accomplish by having them get friendly with the Abbotts. Maybe Victor wants him to get closer to Kyle because Claire looks after Harrison.

Michael doesn’t think so. Victor wants them to keep tabs on Jack’s wife and son, and Lauren told him that there’s tension between Diane and Kyle… Kyle thinks Diane has the position that he should have.

Cole can’t see why Victor would take an interest in them.

Cole talks to Michael.
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Michael says Victor is upset that Jack took pills and overdosed, which put Nikki in danger.

Cole wonders what Victor has planned for revenge against Jack. Cole doesn’t want to be involved in a vendetta, especially when his daughter is involved; she works at the Abbott house, and Cole won’t do anything to disrupt that.

Michael says Victor has them between a rock and a hard place.

Michael and Cole talk over drinks.
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Cole asks what would happen if he refused Victor’s request.

Michael says that’s the wrong question.

Cole gets it… If they have to regain Victor’s favor, they have to do what he wants.

Cole and Michael clink glasses.
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The Newman Ranch House

Victor thinks his children should work together.

Adam, Victoria, Nick, and Victor Newman.
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Adam says that hasn’t worked out for them before.

Victoria says it’s because Adam is always the victim.

Nick is with Adam on this… He and Adam made it work, but it could get tricky with the three of them.

Nick Newman.
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Victor says he never said the three of them would be working together directly. He says Adam would be back as head of Newman Media.

Adam asks why Victor would do that.

Victor says he did a great job at running it before; he made it into a strong and viable entity!

Adam Newman.
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Victoria asks about their mom… Is she okay with this?

Victor says Nikki is focusing on getting better.

Nick asks if Victor has talked to Nikki about it; she’s on board?

Victoria looks at Adam.
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Victor ignores him and says they’re talking about Victoria’s return to Newman.

Victoria asks what role she’d be taking… Would she be coming back and replacing Adam as the co-CEO?

Victor isn’t sure.

Victor talks to Adam.
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Adam asks how he’s supposed to take this… Victor is offering him the CEO position at Newman Media?

Victor nods. That’s right.

Adam says that may be, but he still feels like he’s being sidelined. Is Victor unhappy with his work at Newman? His work as co-CEO has been stellar, and he and Nick have managed to make things work. They’re a stellar team, and today, they closed on the Mailer deal!

Adam talks to Victor.
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Victor congratulates them. “Well done!”

Adam says Newman has been trying to align with Mailer for years, but until now, they haven’t succeeded.

Victoria asks if that’s a dig at her leadership. Is he trying to make himself look better at her expense?

Victoria laughs as she talks to Adam.
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Adam says that’s not his point; things are working. He and Nick are working well together and the company is thriving. Why mess with a good thing? Why put unnecessary obstacles in the company’s path?

Victoria figures that Adam is referring to her as the “unnecessary obstacle.”

Victor says he’s proud of how good they’ve done and how well they work together.

Victor yells.
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Adam wants to know why Victor wants to remove him from his position.

Victor says Adam has made him proud by bringing Newman Media to great heights. It meant a lot to Victor’s company!

Nick says it’s true; Adam did a great deal for the company, but Nick doesn’t think their mom is going to be okay with this… The fact that Victor keeps dodging the question means that he hasn’t talked to her about it yet!

Victor yells that he’s always done what’s best for his family, and he’s doing that now… Is that clear?

Adam talks to his father.
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Society

Nikki thanks Lauren for taking over at Newman Media while she was away; Nick had mentioned how impressed he was with her work there.

Nikki and Lauren sit and talk.
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Lauren’s happy but admits that it’s been hard to run Fenmore’s and Newman Media at the same time, and she won’t be able to do it long-term.

Nikki apologizes for overloading her and says she’ll be ready to come back full-time in the next few months.

Lauren says “months” sounds like a long time… She thought their arrangement was temporary.

Nikki says she doesn’t expect Lauren to stay there that long; she’s not returning to run the company, but she has another solution in mind.

Lauren Fenmore.
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The Newman Ranch House

Victoria tells her dad there was a time when she thought he never wanted her at the company. She’s not ready to come back yet and thinks Adam should retain his current role, and Nikki should remain as CEO of Newman Media.

Adam thinks Victoria just doesn’t want him to have the title of “CEO.”

Adam talks to Victoria.
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Victoria says it’s not all about him… Nikki should keep her job so she can stay focused; it’ll help with her recovery, and Adam should be focusing on Connor, not on a career change.

Adam says it’s a good point… She’s probably right.

Victor asks if Victoria will at least consider coming back to Newman.

Victor talks to Victoria.
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Victoria says she appreciates the offer, but she thinks delaying her return would be better for everyone. She picks up her purse and leaves.

Adam says he has to leave, too… He has to meet Chelsea.

Victor asks Adam to wait and asks how Connor is doing.

Adam talks to his dad.
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Adam says Connor is recovering after his recent setback. He says that since Victoria isn’t returning, he doesn’t have to worry about being sidelined or rewarded yet. He leaves the house.

Nick tells Victor that they’re alone now… What was that all about?

Victor says he’s proud that Nick and Adam have been working together, but they have two different styles.

Victor clasps his hands as he talks to Adam.
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Nick nods; not only do he and Adam have different styles, but they have different morals, too, and he doubts he’ll ever fully get past that.

Victor says inevitably, they’ll clash, which will damage the company.

Nick says he and Adam may not agree on everything, but they’ll get past it for the sake of the company.

Nick Newman talks with his father.
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Victor says Adam did a heck of a job at Newman Media and knows that Victoria said she wants to focus on her family, but he thinks Victoria is actually chomping at the bit to come back to work and have a sense of purpose.

Nick says Victoria has a sense of purpose, but it’s not the purpose Victor wants for her. Nick agrees with Victoria that Adam shouldn’t change gears right now… He’s got a lot on his plate with what he’s going through with Connor. He says his dad always wanted them to work together at Newman; what changed?

Victor Newman scowls.
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Society

Lauren asks Nikki what she has planned for Newman Media.

Nikki says she will ask Victoria to step in until she returns.

Nikki talks to Lauren.
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Lauren wonders if Victoria is ready to return to work.

Nikki says she thinks Newman Media will be great for Victoria, and it’s not like Nikki can leave it to just anybody.

Lauren says it’s been an honor to work at Newman, and she’ll happily turn things over to Victoria if she accepts the job.

Nikki says there’s nobody else she would trust with it besides Lauren.

Lauren talks to Nikki.
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The Newman Ranch House

Victor tells Nick he’d like nothing more than to see Nick, Adam, and Victoria work together, but right now, they have to be concerned about Nikki’s recovery. She’s working hard to get sober again, and he doesn’t want her to fall off the wagon again.

Nick and Victor sit and talk.
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Nick doesn’t want that either but advises his dad to talk to Nikki and find out what she wants before he makes any decisions.

Victor asks Nick to encourage Victoria to come back.

Nick thinks it could backfire on them all… If Adam feels like he’s being sidelined, there’s no telling how he could react!

Nick Newman.
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Adam and Sally’s Apartment

Sally is putting some finishing touches on the apartment when the door opens, and Adam walks in. Sally says she wasn’t expecting him… Isn’t he supposed to be meeting with Chelsea?

Sally Spectra smiles at Adam Newman in their apartment.
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Adam says he had a bit of time beforehand and wanted to see Sally.

Sally holds up a sofa pillow. “What do you think of these?”

Adam says they’re fine; they’re great.

Adam discusses the pillow Sally is holding up.
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Sally doesn’t think he likes them.

Adam reassures her that he likes the pillows; the apartment feels better already, and her presence is the cherry on the cake.

Sally smiles. She asks if he’s had an update on Connor.

Sally sits and talks with Adam.
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Adam says he hasn’t heard anything; as far as he knows, there hasn’t been any change.

Sally asks if something else happened.

Adam says Victor summoned him, Nick, and Victoria to the ranch, where Victor floated the idea of Adam running Newman Media and Victoria taking his place at Newman Enterprises.

Adam talks to Sally.
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Sally thought Adam and Nick were doing great at running Newman Enterprises… Why would Victor do that?

Adam has no idea; he bent over backward to make things work with Nick, and now Victor wants to shove him out!

Sally thinks it might be a good thing; if Adam ran Newman Media, he’d have autonomy at the company he built!

Sally smiles at Adam.
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Adam raises an eyebrow. It’s true… He’s got a lot invested in Newman Media, after all, that’s where he got to work side-by-side with Sally!

Sally smiles and says there are a lot of good memories at Newman Media. Is it something that Adam would take on again?

Adam says something doesn’t feel right… His dad said that he wanted to do right by him, but he thinks that his dad wants to use him as a pawn in a power play.

Adam talks to Sally.
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The GCAC Dining Room

Cole asks Michael how he should handle Victor’s request.

Cole and Michael smile as they talk.
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Michael shrugs. He should just go along with it. Victor is simply asking Cole to get to know the man who employs his daughter; from what Michael knows, Kyle is a good man.

Cole agrees. He asks about Michael… How’s he going to proceed with Diane?

Michael laughs and says Diane is good company. He’ll grant Victor’s request by spending time with a good friend! He says there may come a time when Victor asks for additional information or something more insidious. He says they should play along, and he’ll try to get a glimpse into what Victor is actually up to. He looks at his watch and notes that he has to leave… He has a meeting with his beautiful wife!

Michael points to his watch and talks to Cole.
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Cole grins, and they shake hands.

Michael leaves the club.

Cole smiles and pulls out his phone. He sends Victoria a message. “Hey, can we get together?”

Cole smiles as he sends Victoria a text message. "Hey, can we get together?"
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Adam and Sally’s Apartment

Sally asks Adam what he thinks Victor is after.

Sally talks to Adam.
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Adam says he figures that Victor wants Victoria back at Newman Enterprises. Pushing Adam to Newman Media paves the way for her return.

Sally asks what would happen to Nikki if Adam were to return to Newman Media.

Adam thinks his dad wants to give Nikki more time to recover, but there could be more to it than that.

Adam talks to Sally.
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Sally wonders if Victor might just be looking at the company and trying to find the best place for everyone.

Adam says that’s not the Victor Newman they know… Victor doesn’t make moves without hidden agendas and power plays! He wonders if Victoria might be stringing Victor along until she gets what she wants.

Sally says he could be right, but Victoria really has been focusing on her daughter lately, and there’s been no indication that Victor wasn’t pleased with Adam’s work at Newman.

Sally talks to Adam.
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Adam says Victor has supported him and Nick working together as a team.

Sally agrees it’s strange.

Adam wonders what would happen to him if he went to Newman Media and, later on, Nikki returned… What would become of him then? Would he be out completely?

Adam Newman.
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Sally doesn’t think Victor would do that to him, especially with everything going on with Connor.

Adam doesn’t know why his dad is doing this… Whenever he proves himself to his father, he’s just seen as a tool to use.


The Newman Ranch House

Victor tells Nick to leave Adam to him; everything will fall into place. He wants Nick to work on convincing Victoria to come back.

Victor and Nick sit and talk in the living room.
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Nick sighs and says he thinks Victor needs to think this through.

Nikki walks into the room. “Think what through?”

Victor says they were talking about how to convince Victoria to come back to Newman.

Nikki Newman.
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Nick says it was Victor’s plan, not his; Victoria has made it clear she’s not ready to come back.

Nikki thinks she can help them with that… She explains that Lauren can’t run the company indefinitely.

Victor says that they’ll find someone while Nikki focuses on her rehab.

Victor Newman.
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Nikki says they don’t need to; she wants to ask Victoria to run Newman Media.

Nick thinks that’s a much better plan.

Nikki asks, “Better than what?”

Nikki talks to Victor and Nick.
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The GCAC Dining Room

Victoria meets Cole at the bar. She’s glad he texted; she can use the distraction!

Cole asks about her meeting with Victor.

Victoria sits at the bar with Cole.
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Victoria says her dad is pushing her to return to Newman, but she made it clear that she isn’t ready to come back. She wants to focus on her kids and be there for Claire, Johnny, and Katie.

Cole says kids always come first.

Victoria thinks Victor has some kind of “mysterious plan” in the works that he’s not telling them about, and she doesn’t want anything to do with those kinds of games. She asks if everything is okay with Cole.

Cole smiles at Victoria.
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Cole smiles and says he was just thinking about her and how happy he is to see her. He wonders whether they can have dinner together.

Victoria nods. Sure… Him, her, and Claire?

Cole was hoping they could have dinner alone together… A date!

Victoria smiles at Cole.
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Crimson Lights

Lauren kisses Michael hello at the cafe. She asks what happened with Victor.

Lauren Fenmore kisses her husband, Michael Baldwin.
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Michael says there’s something he has to tell her, but it needs to stay between them.

Lauren leans in. “What’s going on?”

Michael says he’s in a bit of a pickle; it’s another massive mess with Victor.

Michael sits and talks to Lauren.
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Lauren says she doesn’t want Michael involved in any trouble.

Michael laughs. It’s too late for that!

Lauren takes a deep breath. What are they talking about?

Michael says Victor is on the warpath, and Jack Abbott is the target. Michael thinks the war between Jack and Victor is going to reignite.

Lauren looks unimpressed.

The Newman Ranch House

Nick tells Nikki that Victor was talking about having Adam take the CEO position at Newman Media.

Nikki is shocked. She thinks that’s a terrible idea; why would Victor choose Adam over Victoria? It would only be a temporary position, and Victoria would honor that wish!

Nikki looks shocked.
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Nick agrees. Victoria would step aside without a problem or step into another role.

Nikki says if Adam were to run it, he’d fall in love with the power and never want to leave.

Victor says it’s a terrible idea to put Victoria at the helm of Newman Media.

Nick talks to Victor.
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Nikki says Adam will create too much chaos if he’s put in place at Newman Media; why would Victor want to put them through that? Unless… She knows how upset Victor was that she chose Jack Abbott as her sponsor twice over.

Victor asks what that has to do with anything.

Nikki asks Victor to tell her the truth; is he punishing her for her choice of sponsor?

Victor Newman listens to his wife.
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