You know how BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER used to have a Big Bad every season? Well, right now, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has one. And though Adam Newman doesn’t have fangs, we’re 99 percent sure that spiky hair of his is hiding horns. But proving that old schoolyard taunt “it takes one to know one,” Genoa City’s resident She-Devil, Phyllis, this week sets out to bring Adam down… even if it means putting her marriage through hell!
“Phyllis hates Adam the way kids hate vegetables,” says Soaps In Depth executive editor Richard M. Simms, who happens to be our go-to guy for sudsy scoop. “What’s funny is that she doesn’t know even half the things that he’s done. For example, she is clueless about the fact that he stole Sharon’s baby and gave it to Ashley. Ironically, that baby happens to have been fathered by Phyllis’ husband, Nick. So if Phyllis winds up exposing the truth, she could accidentally push Nick right back into the arms of his ex-wife. And if there’s one person Phyllis hates more than Adam, it’s probably Sharon!”
Just to complicate matters even more — it is a soap, after all — is the fact that Nick has been publicly feuding with half-brother Adam, but privately working with him (and their shared dad, Victor) to bring down Tucker McCall! So as much as Nick loathes his brother, now is the worst time possible for Phyllis to go rocking the boat where Adam is concerned!
“Events are set in motion this week that will change everything,” says Simms. “One wrong move on anyone’s part, and the whole house of cards could come crumbling down. Phyllis could bring about the end of her own marriage if she’s not careful. And if she pushes Adam out of the picture, what’s to prevent Nick from running back to his ex-wife, Sharon? Heaven knows, when Sharon gets a splinter, Nick rushes over with a pair of tweezers!”
For details on this story, see the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, which also features an interview with VAMPIRE DIARIES hottie Paul Wesley, a look at couples people said would never last, and the scoop on a new soap being brought to the airwaves by a former ANOTHER WORLD star!