Today is the day on CBS’s The Young and the Restless when the verdict is handed down in the arbitration case in Newman vs. Newman. That’s the case of the Newman children, Victoria, Abby, and Nick, vying for their trust funds going up against dear old dad, Victor Newman, folks! And, with the fur about to fly and ramifications to be felt for a very long time for a family teetering on the edge, Y&R’s Joshua Morrow (Nick) took time out to speak to a group of journalists including On-Air On-Soaps for his take on the situation, the messy and convoluted love life of Nick Newman, and his relationship with his on-screen father. Here are some of Joshua’s comments on the myriad of subjects!
Morrow on the top reasons, a la David Letterman’s Top Ten Countdown, that Nick wants to “stick” it to Victor at this point in time and win the arbitration: “I think he really wants to teach his dad a lesson, and he hopes his father will appreciate his children more. And, maybe to get a little respect and know that Victor will not walk on Nick and treat him the way he does. This is not this young and impressionable boy who looks at his father in this hero light anymore. Nick is ready to assume this role in life which can only be achieved by when your father is out of your way. So, I guess those would be three of the top reasons Nick would want to “stick it” to Victor.”
Morrow on if there is hope for “Phick” fans now that Nick has seen Diane’s true colors, and Sharon’s behavior: “I think the ship has sailed for now with Nick and Sharon. Sharon made it very clear and made a very awful choice by deciding to be with Nick’s number one enemy in this world and that is not something Nick is going to get past. As far as Nick and Phyllis, I definitely think the “Phick” fans should have hope because these two characters cannot let go of what they have with each other. I think their relationship was this incredibly intense “hot” thing that they are not going to be able to turn the page on right away. Even when they are around each other, I think there is always this pull. I like to play Nick that when he sees Phyllis he literally has to fight wanting to rip her clothes off. I think Phyllis has the same feeling, the way the writers have been saying it. And then as for Diane, in the beginning it was a very casual easy thing. I think they started to develop some stronger feelings than they had anticipated and planned on, but once Nick found out she was banging his dad, it was pretty much the most vomit inducing thing Nick could imagine! I can’t see anything happening there anymore, because I think that is a pretty serious line to cross between people. So, I would think that is probably over with as well. But it’s the writer’s job to shock people and keep them watching and that certainly was a polarizing storyline.”
Morrow on what Nick would do with the money should his side win the arbitration and the ramifications: “That is never something Nick cared about. He knew he had a trust fund. He did not want it early and did not want it now. Nick wanted his dad to be honest with him. He wanted to run Newman Enterprises, and he wanted that chair badly. None of this other stuff was ever an issue for him, but once this stuff went down and Victor was threatening to send the mother of his daughter to prison, and Nick knows Sharon could never do anything like this, he asked his dad, heart to heart, “I need you to not send my mother’s daughter to prison. Just be honest, and let’s fix it.” And, Victor wouldn’t do it because that would tip off to everyone he was lying and basically a criminal. I don’t think he ever thought about what happens after the verdict is in. So we will see. I am not sure they are thinking about the ramifications right now, and especially Nick because he doesn’t really have any plans or goals. I think Abby and Victoria’s motives in all of this were a little more anger driven. So they probably already thought out what they wanted out of it. Nick was very late to the party. I think Nick knows for the time being that this is the end of his relationship with his father, because it’s a pretty rough thing to go through. We will see. It’s a pretty explosive thing. You have these powerful characters finding over billions of dollars and the future of Newman enterprises and so it’s a big, big deal.”
Make sure to watch The Young and the Restless today on CBS. Check local listings in your area, and don’t miss the finale of the showdown! Then after viewing the episode let us know… are you happy with the verdict? Yes, or No?