PLANTING THE SEED
This isn’t the first time fans have witnessed a more ruthless Nick. In 2016, Y&R produced a fantasy episode in which Nikki was down on her luck and begging for money from her son, who’d taken over Newman Enterprises. Rather than give it to his mom, Nick sneered at her misfortune and kicked her out! “My original thought when I got this storyline was maybe that [scene] was its genesis,” says Morrow. “I always thought Nick should have been like this all along, but then they brought on the Adam character, and there’s only room for one guy like that. Nick had to be the antithesis of Adam!”
A fantasy sequence might have sparked Morrow’s dream plot.