Quote donlamb: It's clear the actors are loving this storyline and excited about it, so let's sit back and just enjoy the show!
By the way, Michael Muhney's favorite show is 'Breaking Bad" and he often compares Adam Newman to Walter White. ;)
My favorite show was also "Breaking Bad". There are many similarities between Walter White and Adam Newman. Walt had a brilliant, analytical mind, but through a series of bad choices and bad luck, his genius was never fully realized. He toiled away as a HS chemistry teacher while working part-time at a full service car wash. His dreams for greatness were stolen by "friends" and while they became multi-millionaires, he became a punch-line. Then, to top it all off he ended up with stage 4 lung cancer. He entered the dark under-belly of the meth world through a bit of fate and happenstance. In that world he thrived. He morphed from a meek and often kicked in the teeth chemistry teacher to the largest drug kingpin in the southwest, amassing a fortune of almost 100 million dollars. His own hubris, ego and thirst for power brought him down in the end.
Adam actually looks like a church deacon compared to Walter White, but he shares Walt's brilliance and ego. Adam has never felt respected, but considers himself to be far superior in intellect and ability than just about anyone else in GC. While much of that is true, both Walt and Adam are victims of their own egos and they both routinely hoist/hoisted themselves on their own petards. If Walt hadn't been so scorned and disrespected his life might have looked much different. If Adam hadn't been made to feel disrespected and abandoned by Victor, his life too might look much different.
Walt and Adam also have some humanity while committing atrocious acts. Walt never lost all of his humanity, although he had very little left at the end. Adam too has not lost his humanity, even though he did some really horrible things. Adam is more sympathetic than Walt though because he is actually morphing into a grey character, instead of the dark, twisted soul that he was. He will always skirt the middle between good and evil, as he should. It's who he is and he should remain this way. I was a huge Walter White fan, and I'm a huge Adam Newman fan. I never thought I would root for a meth drug kingpin, but I did. Of course, I felt that Walt should be brought down, but I wanted him to go out on his own terms, and he did. He took down people needing to be taken down, and saved people in need of saving. He then went out next to his "precious"...a high-tech meth lab, because that was his great love. That's what made his life worth living because he finally got the respect (in the criminal world) and power he felt he deserved.
Adam is also chasing that elusive respect and power, except nothing is more important to him than his son right now. I think Connor will be now and forever more number one to him. I don't see him placing anything or anyone ahead of Connor. Perhaps that will be Adam's lesson- live well, sacrifice your happiness for someone else's and good things will follow. Walt placed himself and his ego ahead of everything, and it was his undoing.
Sorry for the long rant, but I love these two characters!! :-)