Actually, this didn't really disappoint. Generally, the problem I have with series like these is how depressing it is when self-destructive characters level out in the positive plane. They become so boring, so tritedly ordinary. Vic's still got that edge of self-destructiveness and pessimism (*cough cough* cynicism) about him, though, and that keeps him interesting.And yes, Vic/Jacob withdrawal.I feel like the series is heading there, though. The equalization point. The point after which I lose interest completely. It's kind of a depressing prospect.