It does seem like Whoopi is just waiting something out. I think it's either for her contract to end, or for her to be given more control of the show. I HOPE that it's waiting for more control. If she becomes more of a producer with Barbara gone, I'm excited for where the show could go. If she's just waiting for her contract to end so she can jump ship, and leave them to go for more hype machines and less thought, I'm done.