It's so ridic for all the reasons you state. I could see Nikki passively-aggressively holding off when upset that Vic had become so involved in Adam's situation, but she really should have told him. At first it seemed that they were never really in one another's company, but then there was finally a scene that had them at home and managing to hold a conversation for a while--then she got irked and left. That day of the gala, though, when they were talking about not going, there really was no reason not to finally say something. At this point I can say that I will enjoy the horror on Nikki's face if she should see Summer hanging out with Ian--scuzzy as he is, part of that situation would be on Nikki. And Vic has a right to know--it's his home and safety at stake too, as well as that of his daughter Vicky, who often shows up and could be caught unawares. As much as Vic pulls this kind of exclusion thing on others all the time, he needs to be told. And how many times is Ian just going to walk on up to that front door and even come in? It's really dumb that this is happening. On the other hand, Vic is everywhere in everyone else's business. All he thinks about is meddling in others' marriages and perceived relationships. If he thinks Adam is dead, he sure doesn't act like it. I understand his interest in Chels and Connor, but he sure doesn't seem anything like a grieving father to me.