Young and Restless: The Itch You Can Never Scratch


In one of the rare instances these days, Victor Newman and Nikki Newman Chow had a close moment remembering their beloved first born granddaughter, the late Cassie Newman on The Young and the Restless this past week.

There has been mostly nothing but bitterness and contempt for the past few months but every now and again flickers of their true feelings have bubbled above the surface and you can see that the feelings are still there between the two. I know most people can’t stand them separate or together since they sometimes do have the tendency to bring out the worst characteristics in one another, however, some of us do care on whether or not this latest parting is permanent or just another tidal wave on the way to happiness for Victor and Nikki.

When Nikki genuinely looked concerned for Victor as she approached him at the Genoa City Athletic Club displayed to all that no matter what their relationship is and who they are with Nikki will always care for Victor.The tender moment when Victor reached for Nikki’s hand to hold while they spoke about their romance of old was a true testament of how they used to be. The way that he gazed into her eyes just made viewers see that even though they are with other people they still have something that their current partners do not have.

Sure Victor seems like he wouldn’t spit on Nikki if her eyebrows were on fire but the fact remains that the man can’t get her out of his system and vice versa for her. Look at the way that he reacted to her getting married to David two weeks ago. It was if someone told him that Zappato died eating one of his Cuban cigars, his look when old friend and sometime business rival Katherine told him about his ex getting remarried was just priceless. As for Nikki, her reaction to Victor deciding to get married to Sabrina was a bit shocking for me because I thought for sure she’d blow a gasket but that should’ve been the real clue since she did act too calm.

Her hasty decision to get married to David pronto was all the proof I needed to realize that she still wanted her man back and to upstage him while she was at it. Classic Nikki, got to hand it to her she did get him back and boy did she have to hear about it in that elevator! For someone that doesn’t give a damn on what his ex does, Victor sure as hell sounded like a jilted party by going off on Nikki for getting married to David out of town. It was just vintage Victor and Nikki when they started to tell the other’s lover about their bad traits and what they were going to get by being saddled with. The air wasn’t stifling Nikki as she said it was in the elevator; it was that all consuming passion she and the mouth stash still have for each other.

That unique occurrence at the club, Victor had his mask put away you can see the yearning that he has for the love he once shared for Nikki. Just the little things they did in just a few short moments it gave viewers a peak at what these two used to have and what makes them always come back to each other.

Other loves have come and gone from their lives, some have even left a lasting impression on them but nobody can replace what Victor and Nikki have.

I can remember when Victor married Hope and they were having problems and she moved back to Kansas, Victor turned to Nikki for help and

a confidant the same thing when she was married to Josh Landers Victor was her quasi friend to turn to even if their relationship is contentious at best.

I know “Through the Eyes of Love,” is their song but while I was listening to the radio another song came on that made me think that the unofficial song for the Newmans should be replaced with Lenny Kravitz,“It Ain’t Over Til’ Its Over.” I know Lenny’s not sophisticated for these two but when you close your eyes and listen to the lyrics you can see why it suites them to a tee.

The longing, yearning of things that were left unsaid and undone when the Newmans parted ways this time around, lingered all over their faces. You can tell and almost feel that Victor had something of great meaning to tell Nikki but David showed up and like other fans, I too wanted backhand him for his ill-timed enterance. Over the years Victor and Nikki have tried to move on but they just can't seem to scratch that itch they have for each other. Here's hoping that head writer Maria Bell doesn't produce the ointment that will cure them of it.