The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Victoria (Amelia Heinle) might be aware of what J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) is doing, even though she hasn’t shown her cards. As Y&R viewers came to learn, Mr. Hellstrom has been working undercover for Paul (Doug Davidson) and Christine (Lauralee Bell) for two months.
Well, well, well. Luckinbill’s character isn’t a good guy after all. His reveal makes fans wonder if the prescription drug angle wasn’t the reason why he’s evidenced stress so often since moving in with Victoria. Instead, the guilt of openly lying to the woman he claims to love appears to be the leading factor for J.T.’s mood swings.
The target is Victor (Eric Braeden), who else. Christine moved off her foolish belief that the Moustache was behind the trafficking ring and instead told J.T. in a concocted flashback sequence, that Victor was believed to be price-fixing. Viewers took note of the plot change, as it allowed history to be rewritten.
Luckinbill announced upon his return to the cast that J.T.’s storyline could last until February, March, or longer depending upon how everything played out. We’re in the last full week of February. So unless the plan is for J.T. to die any day now, Luckinbill seems certain to be seen at least until next month.
Vickie seems overly eager to apologize to J.T. whenever they have a fight. That’s not like her. She’s often been willing to tell Billy (Jason Thompson) and others to hit the road. So it’s possible that her J.T. has struck such a deep chord inside Vickie that he’s become a unique presence in her life. But there is another angle to consider, as this is Victor’s daughter that’s being referenced.
She might not have any proof, but more of a instinctual belief. Yes, J.T. helped Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to escape prosecution. She believes her ex-hubby on that point. Yet, Vickie knows that J.T. retains a grudge against the Black Knight.
Colleen’s (last played by Tammin Sursok) death was caused by Patty’s (Stacy Haiduk) actions. Victor was responsible for unleashing Patty on Genoa City in that instance and J.T. still holds him accountable. Thus his impetus to help Pristine, along with their prior threat to prosecute him.
It’s good that Y&R wrote this angle into J.T.’s tale because viewers can now see multiple scenarios where Luckinbill’s character is exposed and leaves town, or dies from his heart condition. Yes, a new exit angle has been created.
As for Vickie, she seems certain to have her full JTV reunion hopes dashed. J.T. isn’t the man he once was, or the person she first believed he’d evolved into being upon his return in December.
Sometimes it’s reasonable to be optimistic. With hope in mind, Luckinbill fans can wish that this strong actor, who easily fit back into the cast, somehow overcomes all issues and remains in town and also stays with Victoria. But that speculative storyline appears less plausible as February veers toward March.
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