The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that the CBS soap will remember Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) after his final episode. His last airdate is Wednesday, February 6, but they’ll feature a special tribute to St. John during the episode airing Friday, February 8. The show will undoubtedly show deliver some great Neil moments and comments from Y&R’s many grieving cast members.
Of course, a tribute to St. John isn’t the same as a tribute to Neil. The Young and the Restless will still have to address Neil’s permanent absence in Genoa City. That’s not something they can just throw together in a few days. The show is written several months in advance, so it’ll take some time for Neil’s exit to be written in and play out.
That’s actually good news. It’ll give Y&R a chance to potentially ask some former cast members to return for Neil’s funeral. We can probably assume Neil will be killed off since a recast would disrespect St. John’s legacy with the show. Just sending Neil out of town wouldn’t work either. They can’t make excuses for Neil’s absence forever, so it’d be best to tackle the issue head-on with a memorial service.
Naturally, plenty of Y&R fans are hoping for a Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore) sighting. Will Neil’s brother make a Young and the Restless comeback? Twitter users are certainly pushing for it! One viewer said, “if #YR does a memorial for #NeilWinters it won’t be complete without #Malcolm there. I wish @shemarmoore would do a cameo. I loved them together.”
Other Y&R watchers were quick to point out that they would accept no substitutes. Moore is the version of Malcolm that people want to see. “Shemar is the one and only Malcolm Winters,” said an adamant fan. “There is only one Malcolm, just as there’s only one Neil,” said another.
Moore left the show back in 2005, but he popped up again briefly for a handful of episodes in 2014. Although Moore has moved on to primetime, be holds a special place in his heart for The Young and the Restless – and especially for his TV brother. Moore posted several heartfelt messages on Instagram as he grappled with the loss and celebrated St. John’s accomplishments.
“Mr. Kristoff St. John,” Moore said in a special video. “I lost my brother…I’ve never had a brother, but you were my brother. You showed me the way. You were my mentor. You were my inspiration. You showed me what true talent was. You showed me what humility was. I love you…”
It’s clear that Moore is broken up over St. John’s passing. It’s easy to imagine Moore wanting to make an appearance at Neil’s upcoming memorial service. He recognizes how important St. John was to the Y&R family, so Moore might step back in Malcolm’s shoes and pay his respects down the road.
Would you like to see Shemar Moore return as Malcolm Winters? The Young and the Restless spoilers say some gripping drama’s ahead, so stay tuned. We’ll give you updates as other Y&R details emerge. Stick with the CBS soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates, and news.
RIP……. “This ain’t goodbye Brother… Watch me make you proud!! We will be together again… I LOVE YOU Kristoff!!! Just go chill out and watch me carry YOUR torch” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️👊🏾😎 https://t.co/SlE3weOmXh
— Shemar Moore (@shemarmoore) February 5, 2019