Quote beautyseat: Just a bump.
Only a bump.
No John. (Ghost or Baby)
Just like Nick talking to Vicki on the phone tomorrow, Villy will probably only be on the phone for the near and far future. The other characters will just end up phone calls with one or the other. Like, "Well, Billy, gotta run, talk to you later." "Billy says hello." "Vicki can't come over now, she's taking John to the doctor." Or, Jack could be looking out his front door saying, "OK, Billy, thanks for coming by. Drive safely."
What a load.
A big load.
OK, so it stinks. It could be worse, and IMHO was last year. Even if Billy is off our screen, we'll still have Vicki and know she loves and (depending on sl) misses her man. LY, he was gone, and she was mad at him, and most of the time didn't show that she missed him. So I like knowing they're happy, even if I can't see them that way on my screen.
I wish I were as strong as the rest of you good people, about not seeing Villy, but just knowing they're happy off screen. I can accept that concept, but I don't want Villy to deteriorate into merely a concept. I want to see them TOGETHER, and it breaks my heart not to see them snuggled up on their couch.
I also know that if it weren't for TPTB letting BM have these breaks for other stuff, we wouldn't have BM at all. So I can't blame the writers for his absence, but couldn't they be more creative about filming little Villy scenes ahead of time and sprinkling them throughout the weeks that he's gone? Like the time Vicki showed up all in green for St. Pat's Day. That held us over pretty well.
And I have to admit that I'm jealous for Villy every time I see another GC couple in the throes of romance. It's like it's so easy for them to be in each other's orbit. The worst is having to look at Nick and Phyllis. Her pregnancy is so unnecessary to the s/l of them getting back together. And it kind of ruins it for Vicki to also have a surprise pregnancy in the near future, like if the Ho tries to get court visitation of John this summer, and Villy could find out that they will finally have a baby of their own that no one could take away.
It's also kind of sad that Villy keeps naming babies that other people want to get their mitts on. Like Lucy. Lucy had everything to do with the whole nostalgic TV vibe that Villy has going. The name Lucy means absolutely nothing to Phyllis, Daisy and Daniel. And now John. John HAS TO belong only to the Abbotts. The fact that the Ho even speaks the name "John" is an attack on the Abbotts, as the Ho intended only harm to Billy. It's just a twist of fate that Billy is even alive today.
So, yes, I'm being childish and covetous and morose and blah and meh. My sweet Villy is missing.
Put their faces on a milk carton.
Get Kevin to make some T-shirts with Villy IS Missing emblazoned across the front.
Tell Paul to crack open that metal briefcase and get to detective-ing.
Put Ricky on the case. He can out-snoop Phyllis.
Just find Villy. Now.