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Hot Topic: Billy’s Women
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!