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'Y&R' Spoilers: Ashland Truly Loves Victoria Despite Deceit?

Young And The Restless spoilers know that Ashland Locke (Robert Newman) is conniving. He targeted Victoria Newman Locke (Amelia Heinle) to take over Newman Enterprises. 

Ashland faked cancer and married Victoria with ulterior motives. Locke manipulated Victoria into merging their business empires. He became co-CEO after his "miracle" cure. It was a long and elaborate scheme. 

Ashland certainly used Victoria as a pawn in his scheme. Yet Ashland's feelings towards Victoria may have changed over time.

However, Victoria believes Ashland never loved her and is out for revenge. Locke planned to escape to Tuscany with his wife, but Victor put a stop to his plans. 

This may play into Victoria's plans. Y&R spoilers for the week of April 4 to 8 reveal that Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) will agree to play a part in Victoria's plot. 

Victoria appeared to suddenly realize that Adam was behind the allegations against Ashland. Locke was only too willing to blame Adam for the "rumors" of his cancer hoax. Ashland is determined that Victoria believes his lies on Young And The Restless.

Young and the Restless: Victoria Newman - Ashland Locke

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Y&R: Did Ashland Fall In Love?

When Ashland faced the Newmans at Victoria's interventions, he took off. Locke declared that he was done. Yet the next day, Ashland went in search of his wife. Why would he seek her out? 

Ashland already had equal power in Newman-Locke. Why would he need Victoria? Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) was worried for Victoria's safety if she traveled to Tuscany with the Locke-Ness monster. 

Ashland reassured his wife that he loves her too much to ever hurt her.

Is Ashland telling the truth? Victoria has been fiercely loyal to Ashland. She looked past Ashland's nefarious past and married him anyway. 

Victoria is a savvy businesswoman with a ruthless streak. You could say that Victoria is the perfect partner for Locke. It would not be a shock if Ashland fell in love with her. How does love fit into Ashland's plans for Young And The Restless?

Young and the Restless: Ashland Locke - Victoria Newman

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Will Ashland Be Blindsided on Young and the Restless?

Ashland's hoax was successful in large part due to Victoria. Locke used her blind devotion to get what he wanted. 

Victoria's heart was broken, and the company was threatened. Yet it seems Ashland is sure of Victoria's love. Will Victoria take Ashland down?

Young and the Restless: Ashland Locke - Victoria Newman

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Young And The Restless spoilers for the week of April 4 to 8 suggest that Victoria will play hardball. Ashland could be on the receiving end. Or it may be Adam.

Ashland is a smart man. He is a master of manipulation. It may be only a matter of time before he catches on to Victoria. Perhaps it will be Ashland's heart at riskWill that make Ashland more of a threat on Young And The Restless?