‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: JT’s Brain Tumor – New Writer’s Awkward Solution to Dragging Storyline

Young and the Restless spoilers show JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) has a brain tumor. It seems new head writer Josh Griffith is trying to quickly redeem JT and shove this ridiculously long plot aside. Once JT’s tumor is out, he realizes what he did to Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), he begs for her forgiveness.

While this revelation still doesn’t make the abuse okay, it does manage to tie up this storyline and help the characters move on to whatever they must deal with next. Expect to see JT swept away in a day or two and this awful chapter on the CBS soap filed away as a Mal Young mess.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: JT Hellstrom Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

According to Y&R spoilers for this week, JT Hellstrom is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Immediately after revealing himself to the cover-up gang, JT ends up in the hospital after keeling over unconscious. Victoria wondered why he was acting so strange.

Once he lands in the hospital, the doctors discover and remove the tumor, according to Young and the Restless spoilers. This tumor tries to explain and excuse his awful behavior. In one episode, Josh Griffith tried to fix the dragging JT storyline.

JT now realizes all the things he did were horrendous. He regrets everything and wishes the surgery took away the memories of what he did. Y&R fans would like to forget it too since this plot is terrible and destroyed a once-well-liked character.

Y&R Spoilers: JT Apologizes to Victoria Newman

One of the first things that JT Hellstrom does after learning about this tumor is talk to Victoria Newman. He says sorry for what he put her through. He must try to make things right on Young and the Restless.

Finally, the two have the heart to heart they’ve been needing to have for so long. Victoria struggles to process this latest news about JT. He apologizes but she doesn’t forgive him. Why would she?

She can’t ever forget what he did to her. While she understands that the tumor that he had made him act out in this horrible way, she’ll always have those memories. But despite the medical excuse, it seems a sloppy way to excuse domestic abuse.

Young and the Restless: Writer Ties Up Storyline

At least this brain tumor storyline finally ties up the controversial Mal Young storyline. JT Hellstrom will be shipped off to prison and his kids lose their father. But at least it’s over. This is one of several decent characters that the ex-showrunner wrecked.

As previous Y&R spoilers confirmed, Victoria struggles with this unexpected JT return. Clearly Victoria will need to recover and maybe get some therapy. As for watchers of the CBS soap, perhaps it’s just best to forget this whole thing existed…

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Julia Mehalko

I grew up watching soap opera after soap opera with my mother -- and the habit has yet to disappear. Now, in between my daily daytime drama addiction, I also get to write about it.