As soon as the writers can recast the role Michael Muhney, played so well for so long, Adam will return. His character is multifaceted. With his machinations he rivals Victor.
We love to hate Adam almost as much as we love to love him, but most of all, we just love to watch him. Adam is irreplaceable. The triumvirate of Nick vs Dylan vs Adam is just too interesting . Nick and Dylan are too good for completely evil "doings;" Nickie's son vs Victors son anticipates a terrific story line. How can the writers resist?
Let's face it, Victor is aging, and who else could possibly fill the void his eventual exit will leave? That role is impossible to recast. Jeanne Cooper stayed with the show almost until the day she died however most actors don't have that level of commitment. There must be an "heir" apparent.
As premature as this may sound; Welcome back Adam; whenever you return!