Abby (Melissa Ordway) is leery of working with her uncle Jack (Peter Bergman) on ‘The Young and the Restless’. She knows that allowing him to invest in her start-up company idea could be deadly. Abby’s days at the family business would either be over, or severely changed when, not if Victor (Eric Braeden) would learn of that connection.
Why take a chance on betraying Victor’s trust, especially after he’s allowing Abby to prove if she can eventually take the reigns? That would make no sense, yet allow Jack to certainly destroy everything his niece has worked for to-date.
Jack’s renewed interest in battling Victor likely means no ally he pairs with will come out ahead. In Abby’s case, she would surely incur the wrath of her notoriously moody father and sink the best opportunity she’s ever had to prove her worth within Newman Enterprises.
Victor is in the process of reverting to his former self. Nick (Joshua Morrow) caught him dead to rights at the Genoa City airport earlier this month. The ‘Moustache’ was forced to acknowledge that he’d helped Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) escape because he recruited her to frame Adam (Justin Hartley). That’s the shortened version for readers who haven’t been watching every episode.
Abby demonstrated deep loyalty to her father when he was on trial in the recent past. Even though Victor was sentenced to prison, Abby didn’t partake in the family bashing that took place in court and broke his heart. He kept his daughter’s courage in his mind and rewarded her bravery by making her acting CEO. Again, that’s the condensed edition of events. Soaps are complicated as all fans know.
Regardless of what uncle ‘Smiley’ (a cheeky reference to ‘Smilin’ Jack’) offers, Abby must remain resolute. Taking his bait would only invite self-destruction.
Jack’s direct intent wouldn’t be to hurt his niece. But his warped sense of revenge often blinds him to resulting collateral damage that almost always arrives after another Victor-based plan has been hatched.
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