So it looks like my guess

 was right...Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) appears to be going. I figured it was him when they had the spoiler about the soap vet who would be leaving the show. The writing for Deimos was just too all over the board. I would have liked to have seen him as a hard nosed businessman with a soft side for Nicole but nope...they wrote him as alternately soft, sappy, crazy, vengeful, contrite and backed him into such a corner there was nowhere for him to go. Did Higley EVER sit down and plot out a story more than five minutes ahead?