The Young and the Restless' Adam Newman is reeling after finding out that when he was just eleven years old, he killed his childhood friend's father, A.J. Montalvo, after the guy threatened both Adam and his mother, Hope (Signy Coleman). While the tragic act was done in self-defense, Adam is extremely haunted by his past action and believes that committing this early crime perhaps sent him down the dark path he's been on for most of his life.
While viewers will have to continue watching to see how this traumatic reveal will affect Adam in the long run, his portrayer, Mark Grossman, is giving some clues as to how it might have an immediate impact on Adam's love life. Mainly, how bringing the character's ex, Sharon (Sharon Case), into the issue will affect his current relationship with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan).
"Adam went to Sharon because she's a therapist and [he] was hoping she could help him deal with these memories. Adam's a guy who wants to get to the truth and find out the whole story," Grossman explains to TV Insider of why Adam made that decision. "It's been quite a juicy storyline, challenging to play, but also a lot of fun."
As for how Chelsea will handle Adam's renewed connection with Sharon, Grossman says to expect things to get complicated. Very complicated.
"There's a lot of history there between Chelsea and Sharon. When Sharon was bipolar, Adam tried to help her with that and he was married to Chelsea then, too," Grossman points out. "Chelsea's uneasy for obvious reasons about Adam and Sharon working together. There are a lot of things that can happen if Adam keeps going down this road. He found out about Sharon's cancer, which was huge for him because his mother, Hope, had died of cancer. There's so much there among all of them."
Whether it ends up being Sharon or Chelsea at his side, Adam is facing an uphill battle of the strangest kind. He will continue to wrestle with many emotions and conflicting feeling about himself and his crime. One thing is clear, though: Adam is not evil, so says Grossman.
"I don't think Adam's a bad person," the actor opines. "He's got a good heart, but he's always done these bad things. Now, he's realizing he killed this man and he's buried it deep down. Maybe there's a reason that he also did all these bad things throughout his life?"
For more from Grossman about how Adam will deal with the realization that he killed A.J. and how it will affect his life, check out TV Insider's full interview with the actor here.
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