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When it seemed last year as if THE YOUNG & THE REST­LESS was de­ter­mined to put Vic­to­ria and Billy to­gether by sort of act­ing as if he and Phyl­lis had never de­clared their love, we were dis­ap­pointed. Not by Billy’s choice, but by the de­ci­sion to seem­ingly cut short the kind of heated tri­an­gle that soaps are known for. So when Billy — after months of be­ing prac­ti­cally is­landed with his ex-wife at the Brash & Sassy of­fices — re­con­nected with Phyl­lis at the ex­act mo­ment that Vic­to­ria was re­al­iz­ing she wanted him back, we prac­ti­cally cheered. Sud­denly, we were a lot more in­vested in the sto­ry­line. It’s easy to un­der­stand ex­actly why Billy has feel­ings for both of these very dif­fer­ent women, just as it’s fun to watch the au­di­ence choose sides. We’re big be­liev­ers that if you’re writ­ing a tri­an­gle and the au­di­ence is di­vided about who should wind up with whom, you’re do­ing it right. Com­pli­ca­tions may not be fun in real life, but on soaps, they’re prac­ti­cally es­sen­tial!

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