Many have asked for Adam Newman and guess what we got ? We have Nick playing Adam Newman. We are gonna have to get used to what some call the Dark Pony but why can’t we get Adam back? Michael Muhney is sitting down ready to take the job. He has recently tweeted : “Fantastic things coming. Patience. Enjoy the ride.” But what does this mean ? It might not be happening if Nick keeps acting as Adam. It bears the question: Is all of this about Morrow finding joy in playing his character or is it about establishng his position on the show ?
After 25 years hasn’t his position been established ? Maybe but he is not in a Victor Newman position. If Adam is back and for some reason Nicholas Newman is sent away or dies would we be desperately calling for him to come back ? A likeable villain is hardly ever let go and if that happens, years later people are still wanting that character back. If Nicholas successfully becomes the villain will we ever call for Adam to come back ? The answer is yes but not as much. It seems like writers are trying to accomodate Morrow as Nicholas Newman the Good Guy, what will they do to keep Nicholas Newman the Dark Horse ? Becoming the villain moves Morrow from a wanted actor to a NEEDED actor.
In a recent interview, Joshua Morrow made very interesting statements regarding his storyline. It seems like he is a bit tired of Nick being the good guy in love with Sharon . He completely understands the fans unhappiness with what is going on but these kinds of storylines stimulate him, his exact words were: ” I get that a lot of people may not dig it, but this is the most fun I have had on Y&R, since they initially paired Nick with Phyllis.” A few fans have come to believe any pairing makes him happy except for when he is with Sharon. But it can also be argued that he likes being part of storylines that shock the viewers. Right after Cassie died, no one thought Nick would cheat with Phyllis of all people. And who would have ever believed Nick could become the dark horse ? No one.
A few of his responses in the interview, made people believe that Morrow was unhappy with his character. He said the following: ” It’s time for him to do something! He has been sitting on Sharon’s couch and trying other businesses, but at his core, he knew it would eventually lead back down to something like this; doing something on his own terms, which is exactly what he wanted.” Nick has mostly done things on his own terms the thing is he wanted to be the normal good simple guy while enjoying the privileges of his father’s name. It doesn’t work like that especially if you are going to be a part of the mess. The actor mentionning that Nick was sitting down on Sharon’s couch and trying businesses makes it seem like if the character is not in the corporate world then he is nothing.
Now this other statement kinda makes you side eye the actor. Joshua Morrow has revealed that six months ago he started to think : “I am done at 25 years. I just don’t think I can do it anymore. It’s been a great run. I’ve said everything I can say. But honestly, this story has given me a new energy about it that I don’t see that happening.” Now were his bosses aware of these thoughts. There’s a pretty good chance he communicated this to the head writer which prompted this dark horse storyline. This sounds a bit like a Kristoff St-John move, the one that he might’ve pulled against Mishael Morgan. Yeah, this really feels like give me what I want or I walk. How come actors can directly or indirectly make decisions about storylines but fans have not that much power ? As we know Mishael Morgan definetely didn’t have that power. She remained the underpaid black actress til the very end. Right now fans are getting the story they wanted, Devon and Hilary getting married . The irony is this is being done on the bride’s death bed. All to say, the fans do not get what they want no matter how much they tweet. what happens if what Morrow wants doesn’t go with what the fans want ?
While Morrow said he didn’t care if people didn’t like the storyline it is important to keep in mind shows are made to be watched. Without viewers there’s no show. He did say that what he cared about was the fans giving storylines a chance and not making it personal. However giving storylines a chance doesn’t mean finishing by liking the storylines. As for not making it personal, it’s understandable for him to ask that but the fans taking it personal means they are attached to the character. If fans were not invested in characters and in storylines many actors wouldn’t have been kept or rehired and that includes him. Two decades on the Young and the Restless somebody had to care.