Now that the truth is (finally!) out regarding Gabi’s baby, and its biological parents, it’s time for Will Horton to step up to the plate as the rightful father of Gabi’s baby, especially given Nick’s cold attitude toward Will for being the man he is. This writer feel that William Horton has a lot of potential, both as a man, and as a father. And now that he’s figured out the man he’s supposed to be, it’s now the perfect time to stand up and honor his commitment to his own child.
Will has grown up watching his mother go from one man to another, while also watching his father battle addiction, not to mention his own fair share of emotional burnouts with women. Frankly, as I stated in a past blog, it’s no wonder Will has had issues in the romance department—not because of his choice of lifestyle, but more so because of the role models he’s had to grow up with.
There are only a select few people in Will’s life who he can look to in order to understand what true love is all about, and I think his ideal of love is definitely tainted because he never had the settled-down foundation of home, family and love that he so deserved by his own parents.
Will deserves the chance to show his child what love is all about. This milestone should be his moment to step out from the Horton/Brady shadows and prove to himself, his child and those around him that even though he is the man he is, it shouldn’t stop him (or anyone) from loving others. Will has been by Gabi’s side since she first told him the news, and while many men would run off if their teenage fling told them they were expecting, William got up to the plate and was ready to be by Gabi’s side.
I don’t see any way for Will to be happy on the sidelines watching while someone else claims his child, or gets to watch her grow. Sadly, the only obstacle in Will’s way seems to be his cousin, Nick, which I frankly am appalled with. Nick needs to realize that even though he plans to marry Gabi and help her raise her baby, it is STILL Will’s biological child, and Nick should be the better man, put his differences aside towards Will, and let Will play an active role in his own child’s life. Will, Gabi and Nick need to work together to ensure that the baby girl that is coming into the world soon will grow up within a family that, even though different, will love her unconditionally and help her find her place in the world.