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'Y&R' Spoilers: Nate Gets Ambitious – Wants Nikki and Nick Out?

Young and the Restless: Nikki Newman - Nate Hastings - Nick Newman

Young and the Restless spoilers tease Nate Hastings could no longer hide his true colors. Since betraying Devon Hamilton, his reputation has never entirely recovered, especially in the business world.

And now,  it seems he's proving the skeptics right. This week, Nate starts plotting his Newman takeover. Will he succeed?

Young and the Restless: Nate Hastings

Young and the Restless: Newmans React to Victoria and Nate's Romance

Victoria Newman and Nate Hastings' relationship is no longer a secret to the Newmans. Young and the Restless spoilers say Vicky's family is not too keen about it, but she couldn't care less.

Victor Newman already made it clear that he's against his daughter's new romance. He's worried that Nate is only after her power and money.

Nick Newman shares the same concern. He believes that Nate couldn't be trusted, especially given his track record.

Young and the Restless: Victoria Newman

Meanwhile, Nikki Newman seems more open-minded about Vicky's situation. She notices her daughter's glowing and asks if it's because of Nate.

Young and the Restless spoilers say Victoria admits it is and asks her mom to give this new relationship a chance. Vicky hopes Nikki will be that one person who sides with her. Nikki thinks she can trust her daughter's instincts and gives Victoria her blessing.

Young and the Restless: Victoria Newman - Nikki Newman

Nate's Ambition Okay With Victoria?

It seems Victoria Newman is blinded by her feelings for Nate Hastings. Young and the Restless spoilers say she doesn't seem bothered by the red flags that were pointed out by her family.

Nate doesn't deny Nick Newman's accusation that he's gunning for Victoria's throne at Newman Enterprises. He admits he likes the idea of moving up to the top someday.

Interestingly, Victoria seems to like this side of him. Will she come to regret it soon?

Young and the Restless: Victoria Newman - Nate Hastings

Young and the Restless: Nate Plots Newman Takeover?

Nate Hastings is not wasting time and immediately starts plotting his way to the top. Young and the Restless spoilers say he takes Audra Charles up on her offer and plot their next power move.

Nate tells Audra that Nick Newman might be the biggest hindrance in their plan. He relays that Nick thinks he's using his relationship with Victoria to gain more power at the company.

Young and the Restless: Audra Charles - Nate Hastings

Young and the Restless spoilers say Audra finds Nick smart enough to figure out Nate's endgame so early. Audra thinks Nate is in a vulnerable position, given that he has feelings for Vicky.

She vows to watch his back, and Nate thinks it could work for them. He notes that Victoria has no problem with him wanting to climb his way up in the company.

Young and the Restless: Audra Charles

They agree to form an alliance, but Audra wants to fast-track their plan. Nate says they have to take their time, adding that it might be a challenge to oust Nick and Nikki Newman from the company right away.

Are Nate and Audra the biggest threat to the Newman empire?