To be fair to Nick, he knew exactly why Victor brought Adam back into town at that particular point, and it wasn't entirely out of some desire to bond with Adam.
To be fair, Victor didn't bring Adam to GC, he lured him after Hope's death. Adam took the bait and arrived at NE saying he wanted the challenge of working there, as well as advancing his career. It was very transparent, but he was hurting after his mother's passing and finding out that his father was THE Victor Newman. He was shell shocked and wanted to know about his new "family". Big mistake on his part because they didn't want to know about him.
As far as Nick goes, he was always shitty to Adam. He talked down to him and put him down whenever he could. Nick was never interested in knowing Adam. His favorite nickname for his little brother was "tool". Just like he is today, Nick is an arrogant, spoiled asshole.
Victoria didn't care either. She openly admitted it and butted heads with him at NE. It was obvious that they were in competition with one another, so they never developed any kind of sister-brother relationship. Here's one scene that they actually showed some affection for one another in the wake of Victor's marriage to Sabrina: http://www.youtube.c...&feature=relmfu
I miss Chris Engen.
I started watching Y&R again when Adam was introduced. I liked Engen's portrayal of Adam, but I don't miss him. He chose to leave and walked away from the show. When Muhney arrived, I was of a "show me" point of view. After a very short time, he took the role over and ran with it. I don't think Engen would have been able to make the character as dynamic as Muhney has and that's not meant as a put down of Engen. They are simply two different actors. Muhney has just played the character with multi-layers. He also has a wicked sense of humor which made his roguish behavior tolerable, even lovable, to this viewer.
I find Adam's turn to the good side very interesting. Muhney's take has been refreshing and subtle. I just wonder when his real first challenge to go back to his "dark side" will happen. I want to see how he plays out the internal conflict that I'm sure he'll struggle with.
Edited by totallyKewl, Apr 16, 2012 @ 2:04 PM.