‘Young and the Restless’ Casting News: Reed Hellstrom Leaving Genoa City

Young and the Restless casting news indicates Reed Hellstrom leaves Genoa City just as the JT storyline heats up. The actor who plays Reed, Tristan Lake Leabu, has last scenes airing this month. Reed’s departure will happen soon after JT Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) memorial service.

Young and the Restless – Reed Hellstrom Heads Back To School

Reed Hellstrom surprised his mother on Young and the Restless when he returned home early from school for the Christmas holiday. Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) was happy to see her son but he definitely brought drama to town with him. While it was unintentional, Reed almost killed his grandmother in a hit and run accident.

To make his visit even more traumatic, Reed learned his father was emotionally and physically abusive to his mother. Young and the Restless spoilers hint that Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) may soon confess to the world that she killed JT. No doubt this new information will push Reed Hellstrom to head back to school ASAP.

JT Murder Storyline Moves Forward

Fortunately for viewers who are ready for the JT murder mystery to conclude, Reed’s arrival in Genoa City seems to have given the storyline the movement it needs to finally end. Reed’s memorial service for his father led to the truth coming out about JT’s abuse of Victoria. Additionally, Y&R fans saw Nikki confess to Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) that she killed JT.

With more and more Genoa City residents learning this secret, it is obvious it won’t remain quiet for long. Nikki’s confession will have significant ramifications for several Young and the Restless characters and relationships. Some may not survive this huge bombshell.

Y&R Spoilers – Confession Rocks Genoa City

What will it mean for his relationship with Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) now that Nick knows that truth about his mother’s role in JT’s death? He was already furious with Phyllis for her actions at the memorial service.

But now he knows Phyllis has been lying to him for months. Since it was obvious to most people that they were on the rebound, it is not surprising if they are unable to weather this storm.

Reed Leaves as Newmans in Chaos

Nikki’s confession will also revive Nick’s determination to prove his father’s innocence. Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) is sitting in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. While Nick was unsure of his father’s actions, he now knows Victor is only protecting Nikki.

This revelation will help rebuild this damaged father-son relationship. The biggest question remains – – will Nikki confess to the police or will her secret come out in some other way? Keep watching Y&R weekdays on CBS to see what happens after Reed Hellstrom leaves Genoa City again.

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