Adam plays double agent to lure Luca into an alliance to beat Victor
Once someone is ensnared in Victor Newman’s web, there is no easy escape route and that’s the unenviable position that Adam now nds himself in.
Victor knows that Adam is the biological father of Nick and Sage’s son Christian and is holding the information over his son’s head to force Adam to ally with him to rebuild Newman Enterprises. Unfortunately, Victor’s recent business deal with the notorious Santori family is proving to be a nasty stumbling block.
Santori family heir Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva) is overseeing the Newman deal and is keeping hawk-like watch over Victor’s (Eric Braeden) every move. The animosity between Luca and Victor’s grandson Noah (Robert Adamson) over Noah’s shattered relationship with Luca’s wife Marisa (So a Pernas) has left Victor set on getting revenge.
Aware of Luca’s suspicion that he’ll use Noah to destroy him, Victor has Noah instigate a ght with Luca to “prove” that Noah is the weakest link in the Newman conglomerate and could easily be corrupted as a spy.
With the unscrupulous Luca quickly antagonising Victor over business matters, Victor manoeuvres the next phase of his plan into action, ordering Adam (Justin Hartley) to forget about comforting Sage (Kelly Sullivan) and to focus on repaying Victor for silence over the paternity issue. Growling that nobody intimidates him, Victor orders Adam to get closer to Luca even if it means risking Marisa’s life or results in Victor going to prison should Luca expose his past dealings with Marco.
Summoning Luca, Adam warns him that Victor is planning to use Marisa and possibly endanger her life to sever his business agreement with the Santoris.
Telling Luca that he’s only working with Victor because he’s blackmailing him, Adam takes advantage of Luca’s visible rage to mine his hatred for his father.
They’re soon comparing notes on their mutual hatred for their overbearing fathers enabling Adam to strike out and suggest that he and Luca join forces to oust their fathers from the family businesses. Once they’re gone, Adam and Luca can take control of two of the world’s most powerful conglomerates. Taking the bait, Luca declares: “To the next generation of Newmans and Santoris. Out with the old…”
GAME OF TRICKERY Adam (Justin Hartley) is told by Victor to get closer to Luca, no matter what, and soon that’s what he does.
CONTROLLER Victor orders Adam to forget about comforting Sage and to instead repay Victor for his silence over the paternity issue. TVS