The Young and the Restless

Why Victoria’s Heartbreak Is Victor’s Fault on The Young and the Restless

On The Young and the Restless, Victor Newman has not a single doubt that Ashland Locke faked his terminal cancer diagnosis in order to trick…

The Young and the Restless Victor and VictoriaThe Young and the Restless Victor and Victoria

On The Young and the Restless, Victor Newman has not a single doubt that Ashland Locke faked his terminal cancer diagnosis in order to trick Victoria Newman into marrying him so that he could take over Victor’s company. (To summarize, as with all things, this is about Victor, his daughter is just collateral damage; them’s the breaks.) Even if Victor is 100% percent right, he is also still the one at fault for the situation.

The Young and the Restless: The Bad Guy

Yes, ultimately, Ashland (Robert Newman) is responsible for his actions. If he is, indeed, faking his feelings for Victoria (Amelia Heinle) so he can get her to make him co-CEO of Newman-Locke then he is a very bad man, and Victoria has every right to beat him unconscious with one of her stiletto heels. But that’s between the two of them. (Victoria also has every right to take Ashland to the cleaners in their divorce proceedings).

Y&R: The Badder Guy

But if Ashland is, indeed, faking his feelings for Victoria so he can get her to make him co-CEO of Newman-Locke, the blame for inspiring him to do so still falls squarely on Victor (Eric Braeden).

Last year, Victor wanted Ashland’s company so badly that he refused to call the paramedics when the man was having a heart attack (!!!) until Ashland had signed over his media empire. The media empire then became a part of Newman Enterprises. Can you blame Ashland for using equally underhanded means to get back something which Victor got by, frankly, criminal means?

The Young and the Restless: Blame Game

Victor is oh, so concerned about how upset Victoria will be once she finds what her husband has been up to. His daughter will be full of sads! But will he, even for a moment, accept some of the blame for what’s happened?

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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