Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) is leading a charmed double life on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. The presumed dead villain has successfully assumed the life (and face) of another man. He's reunited with his widow and son and is running his father's empire. So what makes him risk it all by blabbing to a portrait of his daddy, with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) within earshot today on the soap opera?
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan got the scoop from Hartley and Egan. Here's an excerpt:
But it’s not like Chelsea has left the building when he admits he’s Adam. She has only left the room to pee, or do whatever. Seems like he’s looking to get caught.
Egan: In a way, this is sort of like when murderers get away with it and then go to jail for tax evasion. Or like what happened with O.J. Simpson. Not to compare Adam to O.J., but you know what I mean. Someone can be extremely good at hiding the truth, and then there’s a hiccup. It’s so ironic.
Hartley: After Adam gets caught, there’s a choice he can make. He can try to get out of it by saying, “Hey, Chelsea, I was just making a joke!” And he sort of starts to go down that road but then he doesn’t. He chooses in that moment to not give Chelsea an excuse, and I think it’s because of his love for her. Enough is enough. He realizes that as good as everything seems to be with their relationship, it is still broken at its core.
Adam should really consider texting Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) from Days of Our Lives for advice. She was always giving away her schemes by talking to herself loudly in rooms, yet rarely got caught. I bet she could give him some pointers on how to cover with Chels!