‘Young and the Restless’: Adam Has Amnesia – And Also Running a Con?

Young and the Restless spoilers show Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) faces lots of suspicion in Genoa City. Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) are most vocal with their doubts. Both are certain that Adam is up to something. In fact, the Newmans don’t seem to be rolling out the red carpet – aside from Victor Newman (Eric Braeden Gudegast). But could it be that Adam is running a con – it’s just not the amnesia? Look at some simmering spoilers for Y&R on CBS.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Adam Newman Has Scheming in His DNA

As Victor Newman’s baby boy and namesake, Adam Newman has a legacy of plotting on Y&R. It’s in his very nature to be a schemer, so whether or not he has his memories, he may be scamming. Here’s how and why. Adam said he woke up on a train with no memories then made his way to Vegas. He’s been living there as Spider the card sharp.

So, that all might be true. Here is a guy with no name and past, scrambling to make a living bouncing from one high stakes poker game to the next. Then, a billionaire shows up and says “you’re my long lost son”? How many men can resist that? Certainly not Adam Newman – even if he doesn’t know that’s his name – tease Young and the Restless spoilers.

Y&R Spoilers: Back in Genoa City – Adam Confirms He’s Conning

Based on the text Adam Newman sent this week, he is definitely scamming on Young and the Restless. Spoilers remind that he hid a giant bag of cash and then texted. “In Genoa City. Everything going smoothly.” But the screen didn’t show who he was messaging. It might be Riza Thompson (Tina Casciani) that he messaged.

She was the gatekeeper in Sin City controlling access to Adam Newman. She also runs the high dollar poker matches. If Adam is working with her, they may be plotting to bilk Victor Newman for whatever they can get then run off together. Y&R spoilers hint that Adam may not believe he’s Adam Newman at all.

Mistaken Identity the Basis for a Con – Will Things Change?

Right now, Y&R spoilers tease that Spider might not believe that he’s Adam Newman at all. The amnesia could be real but he may think that Victor is wrong about him being his son. He may assume this is all mistaken identity at work. But until they sort it out, he can scheme to get what he can out of this situation.

New Adam might see Victor as an elderly, easy mark on Young and the Restless. So while the memory loss may be real – it’s definite that Adam Newman is up to something. But it seems likely he’ll get his memories back and that will change everything. Already, Adam got a flicker of something when talking to Sharon Newman (Sharon Case).

Adam Newman Gets Memories Back on Young and the Restless – Then What?

Given the animosity at his return, Adam Newman might not want to stick around on Y&R. Spoilers point to him getting his memories back, though. After all, he was inexplicably drawn to the photo of Christian Newman even though he tossed the rest of the family photos in the trash.

Young and the Restless spoilers predict seeing one of his sons might trigger something for Adam. Plus, being in his old GC stomping grounds may also unblock his cranium and get those memories back. Let’s hope that Adam won’t remain an amnesiac too long. So, while the memory loss may be real – it sure seems like the con is too. At least for now.

Wait and watch on CBS daytime to see how long it takes and what will finally convince Spider that he really is Adam Newman.

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Kelly Joyner

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