His family is disturbed to find out that what they believed was a kinder Victor is a man affected by temporal lobe epilepsy — from a head injury sustained in a carjacking several months ago
"I absolutely love it because it's uncharted territory," Braeden said. "It's so interesting to play something that is childlike and naive and not as calculated and hostile and angry as he usually is."
The show's writing staff discussed its plans with Braeden ahead of time and then he researched the neurological condition, saying, "I just wanted to know Victor's behavior was medically sound."
Braeden also recorded a public-service announcement in cooperation with the Epilepsy Foundation that will air Monday and Tuesday.
"People with epilepsy can live very successful and seizure-free lives," he said.