In regard to the loathsome nature of Adam, Chloe has a reaction to finding out that her friend Chelsea reacts with disgust telling her husband and father to Miles Michael Fisher, Kevin Fisher, “I can’t believe she’s thinking of reuniting with the monster. Victoria later tells Adam that he is a pathological liar who is toxic to everyone.” Meanwhile Aunt Tracy is “the nice one.”
Meanwhile the Abbotts fight influencer/ling lost family member Theo Vanderway over the assets of Dina Mergeron’s will. As the Abbott family lawyer, Richard Amberson, Esq, rightly said, “It’s better to settle things out of court if possible.” Theo points out to Jack, “You can’t possibly need any more money.”
Jack seems unimpressed with Theo calling him “Just another self-absorbed opportunist with an overdeveloped sense of self-entitlement.” Harsh words, especially from that of a Jack.
In this episode, Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott brings Jabot back to its roots! Tired of the petty fighting between his son and nephew, he brilliantly channels their energy into the business: a new, ‘Classic Jabot’, as Jack’s father would have wanted.
Old School – Back to Jabot Basics’ is needed. Jack sets up a short term showdown as to which Abbott/Vanderway can make his pitch and more importantly have that pitch lead to new – as in classic! – branding and increased sales.
As Adam is given Newman Enterprises through a cheap blackmailing move, Victor tells his closer family not to worry as he is playing the ‘long game’ against Adam’s pitiful selfish gauche narcissism.
How much is enough for Adam? For that type, as Victoria says, “It’s *never enough*. A Blackmailer is new content with just one.”