Quote PurrrrrrrKitty: Ok, I finally understand Delias's death.. they knew Billy Miller was leaving. so they wrote him a story line to show off his acting chops for his departure.... and it has.. and it has changed the dynamics of the soap also.
I wish him nothing but the BEST.. I don't blame him for leaving.. if he has a chance for prime time etc..
David Tom created the role and that was about 15 years ago.. I watched his interview.. he has become good looking and very mature.. hss done a lot of theater in N.Y.. and a few movies... another soap.... so I think he will give Billy a new direction.
They need more Abbotts.. that is why they are keeping him.
Billy Miller is 34.. David Tom is 35...
Billy Miller didn't want to leave. JFP has wanted to get rid of him ever since she took over. His contract coming up for renewal was just the item she needed.
David Tom was the first almost grown(late teen yrs) Billy but he was on the show 3 yrs. where as Billy Miller has been on the show for over 5 yrs.