June 15, 2009By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Jun 15, 2009
Adam's gaslighting of Ashley on Y&R is creepy and riveting. However, I have one rather large issue with the storyline: I don't understand Adam's motivations for wanting to hurt Ashley. Ashley has been the one person in the Newman household who's constantly believed in him. It was Ash who persuaded Victor to help get Adam out of prison and go on house arrest; she was also the one who arranged for Heather to be allowed back on the Newman Ranch so Adam could be with his girlfriend. That said, why has she become Adam's prime target? Is it to hurt Victor? Jack? Both? Is Adam just plain psycho? Any of these reasons are believable, but I wish Y&R would give us a clearer picture for WHY Adam has concocted this scheme. Seeing what he's been doing and how it's affected everyone has been fascinating, but it would add to the storyline if we could get inside Adam's head a little bit more.