The Young and the Restless spoilers: Victor and Aurda to work together

Victor Newman (Eric Braden) of The Young and the Restless stands tall as the soap opera world’s ultimate schemer, playing a strategic game that could rival a grandmaster’s chess match. In his latest plot against longtime rival Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), Victor is proving that age hasn’t dulled his cunning.

 

The Young and the Restless spoilers

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To catch you up: Victor began laying the groundwork for his scheme during the week of June 10 on The Young and the Restless. He tasked Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) with cozying up to Diane (Susan Walters) and Cole (J. Eddie Peck) to gather intel through their connections to Jack’s wife and son, respectively.

Meanwhile, Victor made power moves within Newman Enterprises, urging Victoria (Amelia Heinle) to return as co-CEO and maneuvering Adam (Mark Grossman) into the interim CEO role at Newman Media. While Victoria hesitates and Adam remains noncommittal, Victor’s influence looms large—after all, as the saying goes, “What Victor wants, Victor usually gets.”

Initially, it seemed Victor’s sights were set on undermining Jack and Jabot Industries, but the specifics eluded us until the June 14 episode of The Young and the Restless.

In a pivotal moment, we find Audra (Zuleyka Silver) confronting Tucker (Trevor St. John) in Paris, steadfast in her determination to secure Glissade’s future without his assistance. She reveals a mystery buyer poised to acquire Glissade, with board approval already secured. Tucker, skeptical but intrigued, vows to uncover the buyer’s identity.

As suspense builds, the episode unveils the buyer: none other than Victor Newman himself. In a clandestine call to Audra, Victor congratulates her on her progress and anticipates a “productive partnership” once she assumes control of Glissade. With a hint of menace, Victor alludes to their joint venture aiming to dominate the cosmetics industry—clearly targeting Jabot, beloved by the Abbott family.

Should Victor and Audra succeed in this coup, Jack may need to swiftly return from his Parisian sojourn with Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Traci (Beth Maitland) to defend Jabot’s interests. The impending threat demands leadership, and Jack’s absence could prove costly.

Amidst these machinations, questions arise about Kyle (Michael Mealor) possibly defecting from Jabot. A heated argument with Diane over work tensions, compounded by Jack’s mediation attempt gone awry, hints at Kyle’s discontent. Victor’s proposition to lure Kyle back to Newman Enterprises only amplifies speculation about his future loyalties.

With Kyle’s experience at Jabot, a transition to Glissade could be enticing—another potential blow to Jack’s operations.

Catch new episodes of The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS, with streaming available on Paramount Plus the following day. The drama intensifies as alliances shift and Victor Newman continues to weave his intricate web of intrigue.