Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that Thad Luckinbill is back on set as JT Hellstrom, potentially signaling that new head writer Josh Griffith is reviving the character in some way. Could Griffith be set on salvaging JT’s character? Or will evil JT only show up alive, surprising the ladies who assumed they killed him?
Young and the Restless Spoilers: Thad Luckinbill Back as JT Hellstrom
Thad Luckinbill is back as JT Hellstrom on the hit daytime drama series, much to fan’s delight. For the past few months (and almost a whole year at this point), the show has followed the aftermath of JT’s murder. After Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) killed him as he was attacking her daughter Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), the two ladies, along with Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case), covered the whole crime up.
However, that doesn’t mean that they’ve been able to forget what they have done on Young and the Restless. While JT hasn’t been on screen since his death (unless it was for flashbacks from already aired material), he has sure been mentioned a lot.
Now that he’s returning, this could bring so many new storylines front and center. While JT could just be back for new flashbacks, the character could also potentially be salvaged by the new writers. Or, could it be true that he never died and has been playing the Newmans all along?
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Y&R Spoilers: JT Possibly Never Died
At the moment on Young and the Restless, someone has been watching the Newman family for a while now. Only recently did they all discover that someone has watched their every move. Now that they know, they realize that someone is out to get them.
For the most part, this mystery person seems to target Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), which led the family to believe that it could be JT. Fans also believe that JT may not be dead, after all. Nikki only hit him on the head with the fire poker stick. While this definitely could have killed him, it also could have just knocked him out.
As JT returns in some capacity to Genoa City, he could show up alive and well. This would tie up the whole murder case neatly, without the ladies having to go to prison. He could even be the mystery person that has been watching the family and seeking revenge. Could everyone realize that JT never died?
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) February 17, 2019
Young and the Restless Spoilers: Writers Could Salvage JT’s Character
JT could be resurrected (or have never really died) in order to bring Thad Luckinbill back. Or, new showrunner Josh Griffith could attempt to salvage the character. Fans used to love JT, though his character was ultimately ruined when he became abusive towards Victoria.
If Griffith wanted to save him, he could in a variety of ways. One soapy way would be to introduce JT’s twin on the show. As Thad Luckinbill himself is a twin in real life, it’s not even like this is a far reach to make. Fans would love to see JT head back to town and reveal that the person who Victoria was with was actually his evil twin brother.
It has happened before on soap operas, and it will more than likely happen again on any daytime drama show. Of course, Young and the Restless could save JT in many other different ways. However, they are going to have to explain his absolutely horrendous behavior in the past.
— Lauralee Bell (@LauraleeB4real) February 19, 2019
Young and the Restless: Potential Flashbacks Ahead
While JT may be back in the flesh, he could just be back in flashbacks on the show. His storyline is still pretty prominent on the show, even in his death. As the ladies head to court for the murder and cover-up, he could reappear in new flashbacks that viewers have never seen.
Of course, this would then mean that he is dead and not the one seeking revenge on the Newman family. Now that Thad Luckinbill is back on set, will JT be saved or is he just back to film some scenes from the past?
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