Adam offer Y&R
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At Newman Enterprises, Nikki tells Victoria she’s spoken to her father about the night of Ashland’s death, and she still thinks there’s something she doesn’t know. Victoria’s expression gets Nikki’s attention, and she realizes theirs is a secret. She thinks she knows exactly what it is.

At Crimson Lights, Nick updates Sharon that he told Victoria what happened the night of Ashland’s death; he thought she had a right to know. Sharon asks if she already had suspicions about what really happened. Nick doesn’t think so; she hasn’t been dwelling on it like he has. Sharon thinks it must have been a shock and they go over how similar the situation is to what happened with JT. Nick states that they now have to protect Victor… unless he comes clean.

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At the ranch, Chance shares his opinion with Victor that someone carried Ashland’s body out as a means of protecting Nick and Victoria. Victor muses, “Interesting theory…”
Victor Y&R

At Newman Media, Chloe tells Sally that Kevin inspired a brainstorm. He was watching a movie and then went downstairs to play a video game based on the movie — that’s what they should be doing. Sally zones out, thinking about Adam as Chloe drones on, but tunes back in as she suggests they use their library of graphic novels to create content for movies, television and video games. Sally nods, but flashes to Adam again. Chloe keeps going and Sally keeps zoning out, thinking of sex with her ex. Eventually, Sally snaps out of it and tells Chloe she wants to hear more.

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Adam spots Jack at Society and walks over to his table. Jack heard he stepped away from Newman, but Adam feels it was inevitable. Jack’s sorry to hear and asks about his plans for the future. Adam hasn’t thought about it. Jack thinks he should, otherwise, he’s stewing with resentment, which never leads anywhere good. Adam agrees to join him for a bite and tells him he’s right, he’s bitter about the latest round of rejection by his father. He thought this time might be different. Jack wonders if that was because of Sally’s support.
Adam Jack Y&R

At Newman Media, Chloe recognizes what Sally’s going through from Chelsea and wants to exorcise all the bad ju-ju left behind by Adam. She pleads with her not to let his memory steal this opportunity for her. Sally worries, “What if I can’t do this without him?” Chloe gives her a pep talk. It’s time to set aside the ridiculous insecurity and get to work. Sally nods. “Okay. Thanks.”

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At Crimson Lights, Nick shares Chance’s theory that Victor had Ashland’s body removed from Victoria’s house, but explains to Sharon that he has no real evidence. Sharon muses that it’s not the first time he’s had to decide whether or not to cover for his father. Talk turns to Chance, and Sharon muses that he’s like Rey. In order to solve this case, he has to put his own wife’s family in jeopardy. “How’s he supposed to handle that?!” Nick says Chance will keep digging and Victor will keep denying; sooner or later something will have to give. He regrets involving Chance in the first place, but Sharon sets him straight. She wished they had called about JT. Nick’s a mess right now. Sharon thinks his feelings have more to do with trying to process what he did.
Sharon Nick Y&R

At the ranch, Victor wonders if Chance has evidence to support his theory. Chance tried to corroborate the story that Ashland walked out of there, and he can’t find anything to prove it. Victor suggests he stop filling the void with conjecture. Chance relays that they kept digging and found footage of the car and it looks like there was more than one person in it. They also found a cigarette butt. Victor scoffs — it could belong to anyone! Why is he wasting his time? Victor works overtime to convince Chance to move on from the case. Chance watches him with interest. Chance tells his father-in-law he’s going to find the facts in this case; he takes it very seriously. Victor thinks the effort would be better spent on something else. Chance doubts Locke would agree. Victor barks that no one cares what he thinks and reiterates that the SOB drove his car into a ravine. Chance argues that facts don’t back that up and he can’t overlook the reality that he’s covered up a fatal accident in the past. Victor levels that what happened with Adam was decades ago. Chance won’t stop and won’t give up. Victor doesn’t give a damn. “That’s all I have to say.”
Chance Victor Y&R

At Newman, Nikki says to Victoria, “So, Victor’s men removed Ashland’s body, put it in his car and crashed into the ravine?” Victoria replies, “Yes.” Nikki knew her husband was involved and likens it to what he did for Adam as a child. Victoria relays that Chance has suspicions that somebody moved the body, but he doesn’t have much in the way of evidence. They acted indignant, but if the truth comes out, they’ll have damaged their integrity. Nikki panics. Chance was at the ranch when she left and is probably interrogating Victor. She has to get home!

At Society, Adam thinks he keeps going back to Newman because he’s a glutton for punishment or thinks he has to make up for what he did as a kid. Jack muses, “Maybe you’re not looking for forgiveness, maybe you’re looking to forgive.”

At Newman Media, Sally is on the phone pitching Chloe’s idea and strikes a deal with the party on the other end. She disconnects and tells Chloe the two of them are going to kick butt running this company. They’re going to wield power and influence. Chloe snaps her approval, “Now that’s the Sally Spectra I know.”
Sally Chloe office Y&R

At Crimson Lights, Nick tells Sharon she’s right — he’s angry at himself for letting Ashland push him too far. Sharon recalls that their cover-up with JT backfired spectacularly. She hopes the same thing doesn’t happen in this case.

At the ranch, Chance warns Victor if he continues to stonewall, the risk will all be on him. Victor has nothing to atone for. Chance respects that they’re family, but he won’t back off. Victor knows he won’t. He tells his son-in-law to go home to his wife and kid. Ashland Locke is no longer a danger to anyone, which should make him sleep easy.

At Society, Jack recalls that Victor was his nemesis, but he learned it was better to channel his energy to more positive things. Adam, too, can reinvent himself! Maybe it’s time to let it go and be Adam Newman. “There are so many opportunities for you to prove yourself to the world. As a matter of fact, I can think of one right off the top of my head. Come work with me at Jabot.”
Adam Jack offer Y&R

At the coffee house, Sharon thinks Nick should take a break from thinking about Ashland for a while. She suggests he join her for dinner with Noah and Allie. He’s more lit up than she’s ever seen him since he came home. Nick wants to see him in a happy and healthy relationship and thinks Allie seems great.

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At Society, Jack makes his pitch to Adam, who admits he’s wary of family companies. Jack explains Kyle has stepped away from his position to run Marchetti, and points out Summer also works there because she wanted to avoid the drama at Newman. Adam wonders what Kyle and Summer would think of him coming to work there. Jack exclaims that they just hired Diane Jenkins, arguably the least popular person in Genoa City. “Your notoriety would pale by comparison.” The more Jack thinks about this, the more he likes the idea. He needs someone to help him steer the ship. Adam promises to give it serious thought; it means a lot to him that he’d extend the offer. Billy walks in as they shake hands and asks Jack if he’s making a deal with the devil. Adam’s surprised he can tear himself away from the recording studio since he loves the sound of his own voice so much. Billy needles Adam about not having a job. Adam tells Jack he’ll be in touch soon and exits. Billy then asks his brother, “What the hell was that all about?”
Billy questions Y&R

At Newman Media, Sally tells Chloe she’s rethinking their approach to the Ashland Locke story. Chloe reminds her that this involves the Newmans and she’s still on probation. Sally argues that she’s not. That stopped the night Chloe told her that Nick punched Ashland before he died. She spoke with Nick and told him what she knew. “I highly doubt they’re going to cut us loose when we have that little nugget in our back pocket.” Chloe hopes she didn’t threaten the Newmans. Sally didn’t, but her knowledge translates to job security. Chloe questions her wanting to keep digging. Sally feels they need to prepare an article about what really happened that is sympathetic to their point of view… just to have ready as someone will eventually crack it. She asks if Chloe can grill Kevin about the investigation. Chloe’s not keen. Sally ask how well she knows Chance and is surprised to hear they were once engaged. Chloe doubts he’d tell her anything; he’s a straight arrow and wouldn’t leak information to the press. Sally thinks there has to be another way and they’re going to find it.
Chloe office Y&R

Chance rejoins Victoria at Newman, and she asks how his talk with her father went. Chance says he pled the fifth and Victoria muses that he sounds like he’s made an assumption of guilt. She doesn’t see the point of running around making these accusations without proof unless he’s expecting them to crack. Chance scoffs, “You? Never.”

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At the ranch, Nikki lets Victor know that Victoria filled her in on him having his team move Ashland’s body. Victor didn’t want to drag them into it. Nikki knows he’ll stop at nothing to protect his children, but when will he learn that she has his back? Victor concedes he should have told her the truth from the beginning. She asks, “So, what did Chance want to talk about?”
Nikki Y&R

At Society, Jack tells Billy, “I offered Adam a job at Jabot.” Billy replies, “I’m sorry, what?!?” He knows he has a soft spot for Adam, but is he not aware of him trying to undermine Victoria. Jack doesn’t think Newman’s a good environment for him. Billy insists he can’t be trusted. Jack tells his brother they see things differently. Billy wrote an article about a monster but never looked beyond that at all. “I did. I saw a human being behind all that bitterness and resentment. You might be wise to take a second look yourself.”

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At Newman, Victoria recounts to Chance that her husband lost his grip that night. If Nick hadn’t shown up, she’d have been in serious trouble. It’s not worth investigating. Chance explains that’s not how this works; he doesn’t pre-judge who is deserving before he delves into a case. He’s doing this for Rey and vowed to close every case in honor of his partner’s high standards. Victoria feels it’s a high compliment. Chance warns Victoria they create the world they live in every day with the choices they make. Victoria volleys, “Until someone like Ashland comes along and strips you of any belief you have in truth and honesty.”
Chance Victoria Y&R

At the ranch, Victor admits Chance didn’t like the answers he gave them. Nikki realizes that’s because they weren’t really answers. “Been there!” She understands he didn’t want to involve her but they’re stronger together. Victor warns it’s the most important time for them to stick together as a family.

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At Crimson Lights, Nick declines Sharon’s invite to join her, Noah and Allie for dinner. She urges him to keep in mind that it was Victor’s choice to do what he did. “You are not responsible.” Outside the coffee house, Adam walks up and tries to enter but the door is locked. He sees Nick and Sharon inside having a serious chat and looks thoughtful.

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