Upon returning, Victor was immersed in multiple storylines including the long-running villainy of son Adam, a rekindling of his rivalry with Jack and a corporate takeover that found Victor nicking Jabot from Tucker McCall and the Abbotts.
However, Dr. Wily soon turned to villainy and was bent on destroying the world.
Muhney embraced the role and Adam's villainy continued.
The situations created by this strange combination of honest diplomacy and secret villainy are described by Priscus with real dramatic power.
Knox does not seem to have known beforehand of Rizzio's "slaughter," which had been intended to be a semi-judicial act; but soon after it he records that "that vile knave Davie was justly punished, for abusing of the commonwealth, and for other villainy which we list not to express."