Of course, none of us can blame Wilbur for running away from his life. But I get the feeling that something far more devious is up his sleeve. I believe Wilbur has found a way to extract himself from the Worthiverse and access the real world. Of course, he has to cloak his language to ensure the King Features Syndicate doesn't suspect anything. If the Syndicate starts to believe he could extract himself, they will have no recourse but to take punitive measures, like killing him off, or worse, marrying him to Iris. Parse his language carefully over the next few weeks. He may be sending us secret messages, seeking support and asylum.