Adam may be affected even more by what he witnesses this Friday if the Chadam anniversary from their first wedding is emphasized with mention of it by Chelsea or through something Adam is looking at or thinking about. Also, Adam may be hurt in thinking that Chelsea was not even thinking about their anniversary if he sees her and Billy kissing or both of them half dressed in the nursery. While Adam would not observe the actual incident, I was thinking that perhaps Chelly get a shower scene if things heat up between them. It has to be annoying to a number of Chadam fans that they did not get some of the stuff Chelly are getting or even stuff in the covers. It is a little amusing how the Shadam fans longed for Shadam, when Shadam was no longer getting much even during the meaningless sex faze. Anyways, if it is played up as the anniversary, then that would be a low blow to Adam's feelings if he is witnessing Chelly. Hopefully, Chadam get better things on the anniversary of their second wedding in late January.
Another thing that might affect Adam later is if Chelsea is actually conning, lying, and/or keeping secrets from Billy to keep him and/or not letting him know he is going to be a father. Chelsea may not be involved in a paternity lie involving Billy, but I am just using that as a possibility. We will have to see how things play out. Chelsea would be ensuring that she gets hurt by Billy by doing that and possibly getting too attached and close with someone again based on a lie with Billy possibly returning those feelings. Adam might think that Chelsea is going all out for Billy and feel like she did not do that for him. Also, he might think she is willing to use a baby or child for bad purposes. I remember Adam's conversation with disapproving words about people using children in the very first scene that Chadam at the GCAC in early January 2012. That could open old wounds regarding the paternity lie regarding Connor and cause Adam to feel like she would shut him out like he did her. Adam would not care about any affects on Billy, but he would not like seeing a child used. Granted, we know about his history involving Sharon, Ashley, and Faith.
Regardless, I would see Adam ultimately coming around and getting close with Chelsea again. I think deep down he realizes and would eventual admit that he is to blame for the whole situation. He basically took responsibility for Chelsea lying about the paternity in one of the Chadam conversations after they had reunited.
I am not trying to excuse of justify Adam's actions and behavior, but am trying to offer some thoughts on his possibly thinking and reactions. His own mother did not let him know that Victor was his father until later in life so there are trust issues and insecurities with women and others. I could see things that would lead Adam to having Connor as his priority upon arriving back to town, but over time I would see the family dream emerge again that is still within.
Obviously, Chelsea has a lot to get through based on Adam's actions. She will not like being lied to, shut out, and hurt again as well, especially if Adam comes back in a deceptive way and is doing deceptive things. It may take a drastic event with something happening to one of them or to Connor to bring them back closer. I am not talking about any deaths. I guess it helps that both have things to get through and would allow them to really air things out.
Chadam getting a bit more of a slow write could be good since things seemed to be sped up with the exits of MM and BM.
The Nick and Billy conversation might be interesting since Billy is doing the same things Nick did back when Cassie died.
I am not sure if there really is any more point to hand episodes after this Friday. I could see it being done for more negative reaction by Adam on Connor's birthday if he is witnessing Chelly together for that. I guess they could show the hand on Connor's birthday and just keep on through Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. if they did not have an Adam in place, but it is getting ridiculous. Perhaps Adam does need to be back before really messing with Billy, since right now such stuff might keeping pushing Chelly closer.
I am kind of a hiatus from watching the show that may increase or decrease as I am just not finding much about the show I enjoy plus I am just not in to watching Chelly after having to watch the Chylan and Shadam angst last year. If Chadam had gotten a good run and had been explored for a while before this starting happening, then I might be more accepting. I could pick up again at any moment or not even pick up later, but this past week I did not watch much. I know there were personnel changes with the MM exit, but still I think the storyline and getting an Adam in place could have been handled better. I guess I feel that until Adam is back on canvas, then much would not be happening on that forefront that would catch my interest. I feel like the show has been too much of the Billy, Stitch, and Dylan show. I think too much has centered around Stitch's secret and Dylan's paternity. Also, I feel like gimmicks are being too heavily used for July sweeps vs. good stories with the sex stuff and emphasis on the rooftop pool. I understand it is summer, but the stories matching all of this stuff, I find less than stellar. I would compare it to a football team using mostly trick plays vs. well run plays.