Quote lerooy: The writers have him do this disappearing act almost yearly.
They are too stupid to figure out a way to explain his disappearance.
We all know he is in contract negotiations and won't return until he gets what he wants. He uses this as a bargaining tool.
I don't care if he comes back or not.
I think the writers don't even know at this point "why Victor has disappeared".
I think they just wrote him out for his vacation period, and left his disappearance 'mysterious' so that later they could write in whatever lame explanation they wanted.
Maybe they were going to wait for us to write the story for them, you know, read on various message boards what reasons people come up with, for him disappearing, and just borrow one of those to write in.
I get the feeling that this crew did that I lot. I suspect they had no idea who was gong to be responsible for killing Diane when they started that SL. they just scattered al sorts of clues and red herrings around and later when they decided who to make it they picked up the clues that fit and discarded the rest.