Heaven (and/or Eric Braeden and Maria Arena Bell) forbid one of TGVN's kids be able to talk back to him in a scene! In an interview in the Sept. 10 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, Joshua Morrow fields questions about why Nicholas Newman didn't hem up his pervy old daddy for hooking up with his high school sweetheart, Sharon (Sharon Case). Said Morrow:
"I don't like to say that the writers didn't do something, because they've got the toughest job in our medium," he says diplomatically. "But I was always kind of surprised that Nick just accepted this from his dad. There were never any scenes showing legitimate anger, like, 'What are you doing?! I had several scenes with Sharon [Case, who plays Sharon] where Nick voices his displeasure..." He pauses and shakes his head. "There are so many stories happening, so maybe they couldn't invest in that. The writers just wrote Nick with him raising his hands, like, 'Well, what can I do?"
Good looking and diplomatic to boot! It is a shame before the Soap Gods that none of Victor's children, wives and/or enemies are ever allowed to fully stand up to him. Here's hoping Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith put a stop to that madness!