Although his upcoming appearance via video call on the Tuesday, May 2 episode of “The Young and the Restless” looks to be a one-off appearance, we might be seeing more of J.T. Hellstrom as played by Thad Luckinbill on the daytime drama series in the not too distant future.
According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now, Elena (Brytni Sarpy) reaches out to J.T. after Audra (Zuleyka Silver) gives her his phone number because she’s been unnerved about Nate’s (Sean Dominic) growing relationship with Victoria (Amelia Heinle), J.T.’s ex.
“Elena decides her podcast is the perfect guise to reach out to J.T. and gauge where he stands with Victoria,” said head writer and executive producer Josh Griffith, teasing the story to Digest.
Hoping to speak candidly with J.T. about his brain tumor, which wreaked havoc on Genoa City, Elena places a video call where it’s implied without correction that J.T. talking to Elena had been cleared with Victoria. It was not, of course.
“Elena is intentionally evasive,” notes Griffith. “Reaching out to J.T. is a calculated move and she needs to be careful so her plan doesn’t backfire.”
After their conversation, Elena asks J.T. to return to Genoa City so they can hopefully conduct an in-person interview that Elena thinks will make a lasting impression on Victoria and ultimately distract her from Nate.
Will J.T. bite, and will we see more of him as the beats in the storyline get told? You’ll have to tune in to “The Young and the Restless,” airing weekdays on CBS. The show is also available to stream live and On Demand on Paramount+*.
*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service and On Demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to On Demand the day after the special airs.