I take it back. I was rooting for poor Wally, but am annoyed at the whole fake-out here. Because, you know, the whole idea that Wally is playing a video game with an avatar that looks so much like him as to be perfectly indistinguishable from the "real thing" is just annoying. Bleh. I liked the Comics Curmudgeon's take on this (third item). He's referring to other depressing developments in Funky Winkerbean, including a band leader losing his hearing and a character dealing with cancer.