Empty Promises.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chloe advises Victoria about Billy, Lauren finds Michael threatening Carmine, and Victoria wants a favor from Chelsea.

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Adam orders a drink from Billy at Boulevard. He needles Billy about Victoria and Johnny living at the ranch. They bicker back and forth. Out back, Michael holds a gun on Carmine and lists his sins. Carmine protests that he didn't hurt Fen. Michael says he hurt Fen and Lauren and is going to pay.

At Chloe's work, she tells Victoria she needs to appreciate what she's got in Billy. Vikki doesn't appreciate her injecting herself into her marriage or taking an interest in her husband. Chloe wonders why she's getting all twisted up about this. Victoria says it's odd she's decided to be his rock. Chloe wants to be there for him like he was for her when Delia was sick. Victoria's sick of his empty promises. Chloe says he went to a meeting last night after she badgered him. She flashes to the kiss. She tells Vikki that he loves her and wants to get back on solid ground.

At home, Chelsea looks at the cradle Dylan built for the baby and thinks about his proposal. Dylan arrives and she promises a home-cooked meal on the hotplate. He's distracted. Dylan says he has to meet a supplier and leaves. Chelsea phones Jeffrey and warns him to keep his mouth shut - Dylan's been acting off since he was there the other day.

Alex finds Kevin watching Lauren and Carmine's video at work. Kevin testily explains he's trying to take it down. Nearby, Lauren fills Paul in on the video. She wants Carmine arrested; if Paul won't do something, she will. Later, Chloe arrives and discusses Lauren's video with Kevin. He says he took it down. Chloe leaves. Alex tells Kevin good work on removing the video. They discuss how Michael will handle this.

At The Underground, Abby flirts with Tyler. He respects that she wants to take things slow. Lily and Cane arrive. Abby insists they join them. Awkwardness ensues. They discuss work and Cane suggests that Tyler seek opportunities in New York. Lily counters that Tyler will do what's best for him. They go to sit elsewhere. Abby comments on the tension with Cane. Tyler is vague about how it came to be. They discuss her incompatibility issues with Alex. As they walk out, they agree to meet up after the fundraiser tomorrow night and kiss. Inside, Cane and Lily are arguing about Tyler. She thought they were past this. Cane says she doesn't like Tyler being interested in someone else. Lily's outraged.

Lauren arrives at Boulevard and quizzes Billy about Carmine and Michael. Billy says Carmine never came back from taking out the trash. Victoria arrives and trades barbs with Adam. Billy sends him to his table. Vikki and Billy discuss the Summer situation and agree not to butt heads over their brothers. Adam spots Melanie and hopes there are no hard feelings. She's upset with him and Victor. He offers her a good job reference, and even to sleep with her, for information on Victor. She tells him he's the worst. Victoria, meanwhile, tells Billy she'll set up a visit for him with Johnny since Chloe said he went to a meeting. Billy vows to prove himself. Out back, Carmine doesn't think Michael is man enough to pull the trigger. Lauren appears. "Michael no!" She says Carmine's not worth going to jail for. Michael takes off. Carmine reaches out to Lauren for saving him but she pushes him off. Carmine returns to the bar and receives a warning from Billy.

Chelsea brings Dylan dinner at Crimson Lights. He asks why she went to this trouble. She wanted to spend tonight with him. He goes for plates. Victoria appears. Chelsea tells her she and Dylan are getting married. Victoria muses that she did her a favor by keeping her secret - now she wants one from her. She tells Chelsea to keep Chloe away from Billy or else. Chelsea's angry at the threat. Dylan asks what's going on. They both avoid answering. Adam enters as Vikki leaves. Chelsea's on the phone with Chloe, warning her to tone things down with Billy.

At home, Lauren confronts Michael, asking where he got the gun. Paul arrives. Basco called 911; he's there to arrest Michael.

Paul brings Michael into the station. Kevin says he took the video down and then learns Michael pulled a gun on Carmine.

Lauren confronts Carmine at Boulevard about baiting Michael. Carmine says he cares about her. He asks for one more night with her and he'll drop the charges. She never wants him to touch her again. He muses, "Never say never." Nearby, Melanie complains to Billy about Adam. Billy says she could use what happened to her advantage, and to his.

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

Victor warns Billy not to show up at the fundraiser.

Victoria tells Nikki she'd love to forgive Billy but she can't do it.

Hilary listens as Cane and Lily have a heated conversation.

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