****SPOILERS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 19**** SOURCE: DR(SOW)
Lucas walks into Sonny's new coffee house and sees Will horsing around with Sonny. "It takes Lucas by surprise," previews Bryan Dattilo. "He doesn't really know what's going on. They're kind of joking around in a physical way." Lucas, who is aware that Sonny is gay, takes his son aside to quietly offer friendly advice. Dattilo shares, "Lucas says to Will, 'I don't know if you're aware of what you're doing, but people could take it the wrong way.'"
Will doesn't appreciate his dad's well-meaning advice and protests that he doesn't care what it looks like, they weren't doing anything inappropriate. Dattilo points out, "Lucas is more worried about how other people are going to perceive what Will is doing in public."
Kate arrives and overhears Lucas and Will talking. When Lucas leaves, Kate has a private chat of her own with her grandson. "Kate absolutely gets what is going on with Will," notes Koslow. "She approaches it from the perspective that this is something Will is struggling with. Her position is, 'I know, and it doesn't matter. The only thing that matter is that you are comfortable with yourself and love yourself, and let people into your life who support you.' Kate assures Will that she's there for him. She is the first person who is light with Will about all of it. she doesn't see it as a heavy thing. If anything, she can't wait to set Will up on a date!" smiles Koslow.
Unfortunately, Kate's good intentions backfire. Will is mortified and insists that his grandmother is wrong. When Kate tries to comfort Will, he rebuffs her and flees. He runs into Marlena, who calms him down. He finally admits to her that he thinks he might be gay. "Will feels safe with Marlena," points out Chandler Massey. "They have a special bond. He wants to hear from her that it's okay."