It's been a long time coming, and with no way of really being able to prove he didn't murder Constance, Adam (Justin Hartley) will have no choice but to accept his fate and prepare for time in prison on The Young and the Restless.

After the diary pages Victor (Eric Braden) told him would exonerate him failed to turn up, and there was still no clear way to identify the female accomplice Victor had who helped frame Adam, he realized that there were officially no other options left for him to consider but to take a plea deal in the hopes of getting a leaner sentence as a result. And now, his decision to make a plea will shock everyone who has been working hard to find any sort of proof that would free him.

"Adam's taking the plea," Michael (Christian LeBlanc) tells Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Natalie (Mara McCaffray) in a preview clip for the Monday, July 18 episode.

When he does arrive at the courthouse and does take the plea, admitting that the prosecution has to much evidence for him to argue against, Adam will be handed a shocking 30 year sentence.

With the news of his taking a plea deal, meaning he will have to serve some jail time, it will be good news for the woman who helped Victor-who was none other than Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), eager to get some revenge on Adam for his accidentally killing Delia, a crime he didn't serve time for.

"It's a big, big day, D," she says to a photo of her daughter in the clip. "It's a big, big day."

However, the news of the plea deal and then sentencing will mean bad things for Victor. Though he did try to reverse his plans to frame Adam with both his testimony and then making the deal that the diary pages would turn up if he agreed to return to work to Newman, the fact that Chloe kept the pages and refused to cooperate any longer meant that Adam and Chelsea (Melissa Clare Egan) believed that Victor had once again set him up. And now, with Adam behind cars, Chelsea will decide to get her own revenge on her father-in-law.

The Young and the Restless airs Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. on CBS.