The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that yes, J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) will die in Genoa City. His loved ones, including various returned friends, will grieve. But will J.T.’s undercover efforts later be revealed to have led to his entrance into the witness protection program, where he’ll be saved from Victor’s (Eric Braeden) vengeance?
Viewers were stunned to see, via an invented flashback, that GC’s Chief of Police, Paul (Doug Davidson), and his wife, Christine (Lauralee Bell), GC’s District Attorney, had tapped J.T. to work undercover. Paul determined that J.T. was covering up for Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) having embezzled from Victor.
Two concocted storylines therefore set the table for J.T.’s indebtedness to the authorities and his subsequent acquiescence. Nikki and Victor were married, so her so-called stealing from Victor seemed to be a thin ‘crime’ to begin with. Then J.T.’s carelessness in covering his tracks in helping Nikki weren’t applicable to the detail-oriented profession (security) that he works in.
Regardless of the implausible nature of the plot, approximately two months ago Mr. Hellstrom began positioning himself close to the Newman family. That included, apparently, reigniting love lines with Vickie (Amelia Heinle).
Along the way, J.T. began exhibiting seeming heart-related issues that necessitated medication. His resultant mood swings therefore appeared to be real.
Based upon him openly lying to Vickie, has J.T. been faking everything? While he did care about her at one point in time, it’s reasonable to believe that his entire revived relationship interest isn’t genuine, which begs another question.
Does J.T. have a serious medical condition, or is that just part of his undercover act which results in his apparent death? All who scream and throw their keepsake Glow by Jabot products at this scribe must have forgotten about Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) undead condition, or Dylan’s (Steve Burton) current presence in the witness protection program. Dylan, being Paul’s son, as daytime devotees know.
Paul said, in the flashback, that J.T. had two options. He could face charges for having covered for Nikki, or work to bring the Moustache down.
J.T. opted to get the goods on Victor, which wasn’t a hard decision to make due to his blaming Colleen’s (Tammin Sursok) death on Y&R’s infinite bad guy. He traded his soul in order to seek revenge against Victor, which may also include causing others to believe that he’s going to die.
How could J.T. do that to Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu), his two younger children, Vickie and his wife, Mackenzie (Kelly Kruger)? Unless, Mac knows the real story and is in on the ruse? But soap is soap and so the episodes roll on.
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