Young & Restless Preview: The Battle That Could Tear the Newman Family Apart
Has Victoria picked a fight she cannot win… over a man she should not want?
Victoria was visibly shaken by not winning the bid for Cyaxares to Victor and Adam, but it didn’t take her long to see the golden opportunity afforded by Adam’s misfortune and suggest a partnership with (who else?) Billy, in order to try and wrest the coveted company away from her father.
But the surprises kept coming for the cool-as-a-cucumber executive, as Billy unexpectedly elected to take the more altruistic path of turning down her offer in favor of continuing to enjoy Lily’s, er, favors. Victoria was stymied again. Or was she?
Billy did manage to put a bug in Ashland Locke’s ear about the possible negative effects of Adam’s tarnished image on his beloved Cyaxares, and it just might have worked. Upcoming Young & Restless spoilers hint that Victoria and Billy compete for a second chance, which presumably means they’ll be getting another crack at the company named after the ancient king of media (no, really!).
Something tells us that Victoria isn’t about to lose twice. However, once the high of the victory wears off, she’s going to find herself majorly on the outs with her powerful dad, who has proven many times in the past to be ruthless when crossed. Rub a little ‘Billy Boy Abbott’ salt into that wound and you have a recipe for disaster.
Victor recently became aware of Victoria’s efforts to team with the much-loathed Billy Boy and confronted her over it. In fact, after calling her out for wanting to reconcile with her ex-husband, (which, to be fair, makes sense to no one), Victor made a veiled threat: he called into question Victoria’s good judgement; the very reason he installed her in the CEO position at Newman Enterprises, and warned her to fix it.
Is there anyone among us who can’t imagine Victor yanking the CEO chair out from under Victoria’s behind if she has the audacity to go after — and win — Cyaxares Media? It’s a power move that would effectively take the newly-acquired company right back from her given it would be under the Newman umbrella. He might even go on to install a freshly exonerated Adam into the vacant position just to add insult to injury.
However it shakes out it, it’s certain to be a battle that will threaten to tear this family apart. We don’t envy Nikki her position as family peacekeeper at all!
Do you think Victor will remove Victoria as CEO of Newman Enterprises? Or will she find a way to best her father at long last? See photos of Amelia Heinle as Victoria Newman in the gallery below.
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<p>After learning just how dirty dad Victor Newman was willing to play to win, Victoria packed it in and moved to Italy to study art history. She only returned to Genoa City (with Amelia Heinle taking over for Heather Tom, now Katie on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>) when former stepfather Jack Abbott made her an offer to work at Jabot Cosmetics that she couldn’t refuse.</p>
<p>Though Victoria tried to pick up where she’d left off with old flame Michael Baldwin, his marriage to Lauren Fenmore made a do-over an impossibility. So Victoria made husband No. 3 her father’s worst nightmare — well, <em>one</em> of ’em, anyway; he’s nightmare-prone — philandering Brad Carlton (Don Diamont, now a <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> MVP as Bill).</p>
<p>Doomed from the start, Victoria and Brad’s marriage <em>really</em> hit the skids when she learned that he’d betrayed her with sometime sister-in-law Sharon Newman. Not helping matters: the fact that Victoria’s friendship with J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill, whom Heinle wed in 2007) came with, ahem, benefits.</p>
<p>As impulsive as they come, Victoria reacted to hubby No. 4 J.T. kissing his ex — Brad’s daughter, Colleen Carlton — by having a fling with amoral womanizer Deacon Sharpe. At that point, she probably thought that things couldn’t get worse. But then, that was <em>before</em> her lover married her freakin’ mother!</p>
<p>If Victor hated one of Victoria’s husbands more than he had Brad, it was Billy Abbott (then Billy Miller). So rather than merely object at the couple’s wedding, the father of the bride had her arrested (!) on the day that she was to marry into archenemy Jack’s family.</p>
<p>By the end of 2011, Victoria and Billy had already broken up and remarried… which made it the perfect time for con artist Chelsea Lawson to show up on their doorstep and announce that she was carrying his child. For once, the couple saw each other through a crisis and decided to raise baby Johnny together.</p>
<p>When Billy, reeling from the death of daughter Delia, sought comfort in the arms of Kelly Andrews, Victoria grew closer to Kelly’s brother, Stitch Rayburn. So close, in fact, that they had sex. But the new relationship went nowhere fast as the hot doctor decided that he’d rather pursue Victoria’s half sister, Abby. And her mother, Ashley. But that’s another story altogether!</p>
<p>After Victoria reconnected with J.T, a brain tumor helped curdle his bitterness into abuse. Finally, to protect her daughter, Nikki whacked him, then teamed up with Victoria, Sharon and occasional daughter-in-law Phyllis Summers (then Gina Tognoni) to dispose of the body. Which turned out to still have a pulse, we might add.</p>
<p>It’s never been easy for Victoria, having a father like the great Victor Newman. When he wasn’t meddling in her (literal) affairs, he was forever dangling the seat of power at Newman Enterprises in front of her like a carrot onto which she could never quite hold. When at last she stood up to him, he backed down — an unfamiliar move for the tycoon — and made her permanent CEO.</p>
<p>Every few years, Victoria and Billy decide to give it the old college try again. (Maybe at this point it’s more like the old grad-school try?) Unfortunately for Victoria, when she came to the conclusion in early 2021 that she wanted back her ex (now Jason Thompson), a new obstacle was in her way: his girlfriend, Lily Winters.</p>
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