It does seem like he can't let go even though he chose to move on (I do sometimes wonder if his wife pushed the move and focus on YouTube, but I'm just surmising). Although a part of me wonders if he doesn't want to seem 'disrespectful' and not participate in DAYS related things (especially for charity but like you said it just feels like he's clinging). It has to be a weird situation, because it reads like one lol.
These last two episodes saved this week as a whole. I enjoyed them both a lot.
This is the way the show should be and I hope this plays out for a while and effects as many people on the canvas as it can. I just hope they do it right.
Hence why I said 'at the end' LOL. I highlighted what interested me: MarDevil, EJ/Nicole and John Aniston came back in time to carry the lackluster Xander/Gwen. How could they get them so wrong? Two lively scheming characters and this is what we get?