The Young and the Restless spoilers review for Tuesday, December 17, tease that Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) and Connor Newman (Judah Mackey) arrive at the Newman Ranch. Connor goes to the stables while Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Adam chat. Adam will hint that something is wrong with Connor, and Nikki will finally get it out of him – the school administration has formally requested that Connor not come back after the winter break.
Nikki will think this is scandalous, but Adam doesn’t want Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) or they to intervene. He will say that he and Chelsea Lawson are dealing with it, and that they have done things together as a family. Adam will then leave, while Connor stays.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) will tell the story of Connor’s school to Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) at Crimson Lights. Sharon will suggest that she talk to Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan), who happens to be in the establishment. Amanda will listen to an elaborate Chelsea Lawson going through the details, and she will eventually recommend that it’s not a fight she probably wants – rather she suggests that it might be time for a change as far as Connor’s education goes. That gives Chelsea food for thought.
Adam goes to Society, where he sees an interesting face – Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) sit at the bar and become quite chummy. They will be in the middle of a cheerful and friendly conversation and it will be clear to Adam that there is still a spark between the two exes. Adam will step back and text Sharon to meet him at the penthouse right away.
Phyllis will arrive at Adam’s place and Adam will say that he has a proposal for her – something that guarantees that they both get what they want. He will say that he needs Chelsea Lawson to be more focused on their family, but she is currently torn and stressed. So he wants Phyllis to chase Nick. This will immediately see Phyllis, and she will rage against Adam and treat her with rage as one of his followers.
This will lead to a lot of back and forth between Adam and Phyllis, with Adam accusing Phyllis of secretly taking away Nick and Phyllis claiming that Adam doesn’t know her at all. Phyllis will blame Adam for treating people like pawns, and before she leaves, she will tell him that he has just made a big mistake that he regrets.
Back at the Newman farm, Nikki informs Nick about the situation with Connor and his school. But she will also say that Adam talked about Chelsea Lawson and Connor as if they were a cohesive family, and not in a situation of co-parenting. Nikki will say that she heard a man hoping to reset the clock and continue where he left off with Chelsea. Nick noted that he loved Chelsea, but that things were not going so well now.
Chelsea will arrive at the ranch to pick up Connor and will see Nick and Nikki talking. Nikki will inform Chelsea Lawson that she has informed Nick of Connor’s situation, and Nick will ask if he can see Connor. Chelsea Lawson will think Connor would like that, and she and Nick seem to be warming up for each other.
Chelsea and Connor then come back home to the penthouse, with Connor excited about his visit. Chelsea Lawson will tell Adam about her conversation with Amanda, and will declare that, instead of going crazy, they should stay calm and get through this. Adam will agree and promise again that they would do this together … together.
Eventually, Phyllis will manage to track down Nick at Society. She will watch from the restaurant as Nick talks to the bartender about leaving his credit card behind earlier. She will tell the hostess that she came to tell Nick about his brother and that she could blow things up and get something she wants out of the deal, but she won’t do it. She will say that she is now taking the main road.