Adam post bullet in the back, genuinely wanted a relationship with his father. He thought by bringing NE back into the Newman fold would prove that to his father. In order for that to happen he needed money. Thats where Jack came in. Adam wanted his father's approval so much that he was willing to take money from Jack to make it happen. Jack loaned him the money because Adam wanted to build a relationship with Victor. It was only when Victor brought in that little stinker Melanie to spy on Adam, is when Adam started not to trust his father again and the tit for tat started all over.
As for Victoria, she is a hateful bit@h. She took her 500 mil and wanted nothing to do with NE. Even when her father asked for her and Nick's help, in getting back NE, they both walked away. Now that Adam brought back the Co. private, she decides that she wants in. Not only that, she wants Adam out and her in. Is this bit@h for real. Further more, didn't Adam saved Chelsea's life which in turn saved baby Jhonny's life. She repaid Adam by what,... yes, keeping his child from him. Just because she had to be the one to produce another Newman heir. I want to see Victoria's face when she learns that daddy dearest was the one that enabled Billy's relapse. No one is saying that there should be a love fest between Vicky and Adam but she could be a little more reasonable instead of fanning the flames of hate between father and son. Don't matter how much Victoria tries to get Adam out of the Newman's lives, it will not negate the fact that Adam is Victor's son.