A stunning The Young and the Restless spoilers picture stirred up talk about the possibility that J.T. is alive.
The Inquisitr reported that the Y&R Insider account tweeted out an image yesterday featuring actor Thad Luckinbill as J.T. Hellstrom, one of him taking a coffee break at Crimson Lights. Fans instantly started wondering if the supposedly dead character is still alive, and the show has had several clues that point to such a possibility.
As Soaps In Depth reported, J.T.’s body is still missing. The women, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Victoria (Amelia Heinle), Sharon (Sharon Case), and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), wrapped J.T.’s body in a rug — and buried him unceremoniously in Chancellor Park. Although authorities arrested the Fab Four, they had one problem — a lack of physical evidence, including a lack of a body. In fact, they didn’t have any actual proof that a murder had taken place. Phyllis changed all that, though, when she cut a deal with Christine (Lauralee Bell) — and became the prosecution’s star witness.
With the news that Luckinbill is filming for the show, a multitude of possibilities emerge. One is that J.T. appears in flashback scenes that the show’s cameras didn’t capture the last time he was on set. This doesn’t necessarily mean that J.T. is alive.
Of course, another possibility is that J.T. is alive and well. He could even be the person who hid in the walls at the ranch, and played with Katie all of those weeks. So far, the Newmans haven’t solved the mystery of who set up such extensive surveillance. It makes sense that J.T. might be involved, since he was head of security at Newman Enterprises — and likely knew a lot about Victor’s (Eric Braeden) security.
Fans have questions about this theory, though. One asked, “How did he get out of all the dirt that was piled on him?” That does seem to be the biggest problem for the theory that J.T. is alive. If he is, it seems likely that he had a lot of help getting out of his impromptu grave. Plus, did he fake his death — or what happened? There are plenty of holes to fill if this ends up being the direction the storyline takes.
Finally, another possibility is that the person who came to Genoa City — and wreaked havoc with Victoria — wasn’t J.T. One fan put it best by posing this idea via Twitter: “Maybe he had an evil twin…???????”
A daytime staple, an evil twin, would conveniently explain everything. It could also save the character of J.T. from former head writer Mal Young’s domestic abuse storyline.