Windows Of Opportunity.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Nikki and Vikki talk, Adam seeks advice, and Lauren apologizes to Traci.

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At the penthouse, Jack tells Phyllis he misses her at home. She reminds him not to push, but reassures him they're together. Lauren arrives as he leaves. Lauren asks Phyllis to talk to Michael for her. They discuss the affair. Lauren tries to explain. Phyllis asks for a name. Lauren tells her that Carmine was sweet and there's no reason to blame him. Phyllis doesn't know if she'll be much help with Michael. Lauren wants her to try.

At the station, Paul asks Michael if he's been avoiding him. Michael denies it. Paul asks about him and Lauren. Michael says he's divorcing her, but hasn't filed because of Fen. He will stay until Fen goes to college if he has to, but then he's leaving Lauren.

Fen tells Carmine, at Crimson Lights, that his father warned him to stay away from him because of what he did to his Aunt Chloe. Carmine reminds him how he helped him out. "That's who I am now." Fen accepts that and confides in Carmine about his parents' difficulties. Carmine says his parents stayed together for the kids; it was the worst thing they could have done. Fen asks if he thinks his parents should divorce. Carmine thinks Fen is tough enough to deal with a divorce. Fen texts his parents to meet him.

Billy shows Traci his restaurant, hiding a deck of cards, as he says he and Vikki are also trying for a baby. He realizes Traci is surprised their marriage has lasted. Jack appears and asks why she's become the doomsayer of happy relationships. Traci defends herself. Talk turns to Jack trying to pawn Traci off on Billy. They joke until Traci says Billy seems on edge. Jack leaves. Billy tells Traci not to lose sleep over him, he's fine. He wonders if he and Jack should be worried about her. Traci beats a hasty retreat.

At home, Vikki tells Nikki she quit Newman because she can't work with Adam. Nikki doesn't think that's the end of it; she's walked away before. Vikki says she'll focus on her family. Nikki clucks that she's her father's daughter... Vikki says she'll make it enough. Nikki says she'll find her way. Vikki complains that she and Billy keep missing 'windows of opportunity' for baby-making. She tells Nikki that Reed was supposed to be coming; maybe she should just focus on the kids she has. She's worried Billy isn't gung-ho either. Later, Billy arrives. Victoria asks again about wanting a baby. He says he's 100% on board. He tells her Chelsea is pregnant with Dylan McAvoy's baby, and quickly realizes she already knew. Vikki tells him to quit looking for tabloid secrets; he doesn't know what he'll find.

At Adam's penthouse, he and Victor bicker about Victoria quitting. Adam says he's committed; citing Victoria's family as a distraction. Victor asks if Adam's so set against children why is he so obsessed with Chelsea's baby? Adam admits he thinks the child might be his. He offered her OB/GYN a substantial amount of money to tell him the date of conception, but she was too ethical to talk. Victor thinks Adam needs to create a family of his own. "Find the woman you are meant to be with." Victor passes Jack on his way out. Jack lends Adam an ear. Adam says he still loves Chelsea, but can't risk losing his father to have her. Jack advises him to do everything he can to be with the woman he loves. Jack recalls hoping and praying that Summer was his when Phyllis was pregnant. He laments that wanting it doesn't make it so. Once alone, Adam gets on the phone and asks if 'she' is there. When 'she' comes on the line, Adam says he needs to see her.

Lauren is leaving Phyllis' penthouse and encounters Traci in the corridor. Lauren takes the opportunity to apologize for bullying her when they were young. Traci admits she still remembers some of the cruel names she called her, but is confident now. They hug. Traci pauses to think. Once inside, Traci tells Phyllis she came to apologize for meddling. She realized you can't judge everyone based on the past.

At the Club, Nikki asks Victor if it was his plan to coerce Victoria into leaving. Victor muses that if she spends a lot more time with Billy Boy it might be enough to drive her to compromise with Adam and return to Newman.

Phyllis sits at Carmine's bar at Boulevard. She warns he can't charm her like he did Lauren.

Lauren and Michael arrive at Crimson Lights. Fen tells them he's onto their act. He tells them not to stay together because of him.

Genoa City Spoilers for Tomorrow on The Young and the Restless:

Devon tells Neil and Roxy he saw Lily with Tyler. "I don't like how he looks at her."

Fen says to Lauren and Michael, "Something happened and I have a right to know what it was."

Phyllis tells Carmine not to make trouble for Lauren, it's over. He says to be sure and tell Lauren that. Phyllis asks if he's telling her this affair isn't over.

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