On the last episode of “The Young and the Restless,” Victoria suspected Billy was sleeping with Chloe. Billy worked to convince her he wasn’t sleeping with anyone. He admitted he’s been gambling again, but nothing else. He showed her his phone to prove he was telling the truth, but Victoria didn’t bus into any part of his story. If nothing else, Billy needed Victoria to believe it was just about the gambling. He wasn’t sleeping with Chloe or anyone else. He got that she didn’t want to believe he was gambling again, but he felt lousy she found it so easy to believe he was cheating. No matter how hard he tried, Victoria remained skeptical.
Trouble in paradise continued in Genoa City when Michael and Lauren went to dine at Boulevard? If they are honestly trying to repair their marriage, why do they continue dining there? Carmine ticked Michael off when he sent a bottle of champagne to their table and then flashed queen of hearts card in Michael’s direction. Lauren told Michael she had confirmed Carmine was off duty before booking the reservation and she stated she would leave. Michael ordered his bride to sit down. He was determined to prove to Carmine that he and Lauren were happy. An overwhelmed Lauren complied and Michael poured the complimentary bottle of champagne into the bucket. Lauren and Michael began to pretend they were on a first date.
Desperate to prove his innocence, Billy took Victoria to Boulevard to chat with Carmine. Victoria asked Carmine if Billy had really been gambling. Carmine insisted Billy wasn’t gambling. Carmine added that he has seen Billy happily rush home to her every night. Billy attempted to convince Carmine he wanted him to tell the truth about the gambling issues, but that didn’t work out. A confused Carmine stuck to his story, and Victoria walked away in a huff. Naturally, the gambler boy followed her.
Carmine continued to stare down Michael and, when Lauren rushed off to get some air, Michael threatened Carmine. He ordered him to stay away from his wife and son.
Couple complications continued when Leslie handed Neil a photo of the mysterious Rose, the benefactor of half of Gus’s estate. She handed Neil the photo of Rose with that note on the back that read she had not forgotten, and she never would. Neil cautioned Leslie against pursuing the mysterious Rose because he knew Gus had died with only pennies to his name, and he believed that fact wouldn’t impact her family. In addition, Neil thought Tyler wasn’t interested in Rose’s whereabouts, but Leslie couldn’t let it go. Leslie believed the note on the back of Rose’s photo was eerily familiar to the postings of that blogger targeting Neil’s family.
Leslie urged Neil to respond with another message to that blogger. He did so by making a reference to a rose with a pesky thorn in its side.
Over at the Athletic Club, Adam and Melanie had a business meeting. Melanie promised Adam contracts in the morning. She wanted to know if he needed anything else. He stated he was fine and ordered a bottle of wine. Melanie was off the clock. Suddenly, Adam noticed Chelsea and called out her name. Melanie briefly gushed over Chelsea’s design talent and wondered when her baby would be born. Chelsea said she due in October and rushed off. Adam explained to Melanie that he and Chelsea were divorced. He also revealed her child wasn’t his. He wondered about Melanie’s personal life, and she claimed she broke up with her boyfriend because he thought she was too devoted to her job. Adam was too.
Avery showed up and Melanie went home to work on those contracts. Avery thought it would be a good thing is Adam was seeing Melanie, but he insisted he and Melanie were both married to their work. Avery thought she caused Melanie to leave, but Adam insisted that was his own doing.
Avery and Adam discussed the fact that Chelsea and Dylan were having a child together. Adam wondered if Avery could picture him changing diapers. Avery stated she could, and she couldn’t imagine Adam not wanting a miniature Newman baby to carry on the family name. Suddenly, Billy and Victoria interrupted their conversation. Billy was desperate for Adam to tell Victoria he had been gambling. Adam claimed he knew nothing about that and Billy was getting nowhere. Victoria remained overwhelmed.
Victoria rushed off and Billy followed. Billy made sense when he explained Carmine lied because he was loyal to Billy. Adam had lied because that was what Adam did bess. Victoria agreed with Billy’s take on Adam, but she honestly didn’t know if Billy was telling the truth. Billy was sorry for hurting her again, and Victoria told him to find somewhere else to sleep tonight.
Elsewhere in Genoa City, Dylan and Chelsea chatted about paint colors and life in general. Chelsea was thrown when Dylan suddenly asked her to marry him. A rattled Chelsea confessed she needed more time to think about this. A crushed Dylan dashed out to his truck to recompose under the pretense that he needed to retrieve more paint. By the time he came back, Chelsea was singing a different tune and told Dylan she would marry him.
On tomorrow’s episode, Kevin confronts Billy about this pesky little rumor that’s floating around Genoa City. Kevin got the word that Billy is sleeping with Chloe. A crazed Billy explains that Victoria is responsible for spreading that rumor. Kevin wants to know why she would do that. Billy explains that Victoria is all jacked up on hormones because of the fertility treatments. He also tells Kevin his wife tossed him out of the house last night. Kevin doesn’t get why Victoria would assume Billy is sleeping with Chloe. Billy admits Victoria saw him comforting Chloe after he heard what a jerk of a husband Kevin was. A rattled Kevin orderes Billy to stay away from Chloe and tell his wife to keep her mouth shut.
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