I don't know if I would agree that Lucas has been disrespected. I certainly think that the writers have been good to Bryan Dattillo. They have given this actor good material portraying Lucas in his drunken grief. I was wondering if BD was on vacation while these scenes were done. His reunion with Will promises to be some really heart tugging drama, whether Will embraces him or is disgusted by him. Lots of drama to come.
You are getting the actor confused with the character. BD won't be reuniting with Will, Lucas will. I didn't say the writers were not good to BD. I said they aren't good to Lucas. While BD is getting more work, it is LUCAS who went from a father managing the grief associated with his son's death to a sloppy drunk ignored by family.