Will Horton’s (Chandler Massey) coming out storyline on Days of our Lives is gaining some momentum this holiday season culminating with Will kissing a boy during February sweeps.
For month’s viewers have been watching a tug of war waging inside 18 years old young Will Horton. From Will’s subtle envy of Sonny Kiriakis’ comfort with his openly gay sexuality, Will seems to want what Sonny has – acceptance of his life choice by friends and family. At the same time, despite feeling no attraction to girlfriend and not wanting to make love to her, Will has been using the relationship as a shield.
Last week, however, Will and Gabi broke up, with Gabi’s assertion that Will’s in denial about something sending Will into a violent frenzy which saw him tear up Maggie Horton’s kitchen. The break-up came hot on the heels of Will asking Gabi to move in with him. But Gabi turned him down when he didn’t want to have sex with her.
A drunken Will also called out his mother’s many shortcomings in front of family and friends as they decorated the Christmas tree. Will’s hostility towards Sami stems not only from Sami’s inability to maintain a stable home life for her children, but perhaps also a fear that he will never have what he wanted so much as a child – a stable, normal family.