How Did Adam Die on Y&R?

Soon, Adam Newman returns but how did Adam die on Y&R to start with? It’s critical to know who is the new Adam Newman on Young and the Restless and why he was presumed dead if you’re a newer viewer. If you were already watching the CBS soap back then, here’s a little refresher of what happened to him, why he’s back, and when we’ll see recast Mark Grossman in the role.

Adam Newman Back from the Dead on Young and the Restless

Monday on Y&R, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden Gudegast) told Sharon Newman(Sharon Case) that Adam Newman is alive. She’s the first person he admitted it to and she’s not even a “real” Newman. Then, Tuesday sees Sharon calling the number Victor leaves. She hears Adam’s voice on the message and confirms to Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) that it is him.

Sharon is committed to saving Adam and helping restore his memories since he’s saved her before and she still cares for him. Also on Tuesday May 7 on Young and the Restless, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) touches down in Vegas. So, she and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) also know by now that Adam Newman is alive. However, they all find out he’s got amnesia.

Young and the Restless: Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) - Sharon Newman (Sharon Case)

Y&R Braces for Adam Recast Mark Grossman

On Young and the Restless, Adam Newman is avoiding dad Victor, but sends Sharon a text agreeing to meet her. Meanwhile, Nick Newman remains back in Genoa City playing with his son Christian Newman. But he’s worried Adam Newman might take the kid from him since Adam is Christian’s biological father and that fact is widely known although Nick is raising him.

But Tuesday’s Y&R still won’t offer a glimpse of the Adam Newman recast just yet. In fact, spoilers show that the soap will drag this out and we won’t see his face until Monday, May 13 in the US and it’ll be Friday, May 10 in Canada. That means you can expect to see screen shots of nuAdam floating around this weekend. But how did Adam Newman die?

Adam Died in a Cabin Explosion – But Apparently Not…

On Young and the Restless, Adam Newman’s death is down to the scheming of Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson). Chloe was still angry because Adam accidentally struck her daughter Delia with his car causing her death. This grief and anger simmered in Chloe for years and when Adam got a slap on the wrist from the court, she decided to act.

Of course, this plot was timed because then-portrayer Justin Hartley exited Y&R to work on his prime time show This Is Us. Right before Adam’s death, he escaped from prison with Victor’s help. Someone framed Adam for Constance Bingham’s death. Then in jail, he assaulted a guard while out of his mind. Adam Newman was hiding out at a cabin before leaving town.

Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan) and their son Connor were going to leave town with him. But then Chloe Mitchell found him at the cabin, shot him with a tranquilizer dart and then blew up the cabin. Obviously, something happened and Adam Newman was not in the cabin when it went boom. So, there are several explanations that need to be made.

Who Saved Adam Newman on Young and the Restless?

Someone got Adam out of the cabin. Right as Chelsea and Nick drove up, it exploded. Obviously, it was not them that saved him on Y&R. The three likely candidates for saving Adam Newman from certain death are: Adam himself, Chloe if she had second thoughts or Victor Newman. Saving and hiding him from Chloe might have been Victor’s plan.

Alternately, Chloe Mitchell’s regrets might have led her to drag him out. Injuries from being near the blast could cause amnesia. The same goes for Victor on Young and the Restless. The other big question that needs answered is who framed Adam for Constance’s death. Chloe denied doing it. But she might have been lying.

That’s your quick refresher on how did Adam Newman die on Y&R. There’s less than a week to wait to see Mark Grossman. You can judge how he’ll do taking on the fan-favorite role. So, brace yourselves and let’s hope for answers to the many questions surrounding Adam Newman’s “death” and reappearance in Vegas as card sharp Spider on the CBS sudser.

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Kelly Joyner

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