‘The Young and the Restless’, under then-executive producer and head writer Mal Young, created a shocking storyline that saw Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) accidentally kill J.T. (Thad Luckinbill). She, Vickie (Amelia Heinle), Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), and Sharon (Sharon Case) then buried Mr. Hellstrom in Chancellor Park. But that was ten months ago!
The exclamatory sentence that ended the last paragraph was not offered in jest. Instead it begs a question that’s really testing the patience of Y&R’s most loyal fans. Why has this arc reached St. Valentine’s Day, 2019, with no seeming end in sight?
To be fair, sincere credit is offered to Young, as he and his team did craft a storyline that was initially compelling. The lingering issues, regarding who framed Victor (Eric Braeden) for J.T.’s murder, who has been tormenting the coverup crew, and who installed a surveillance system at the Newman Ranch do remain intriguing, as one, or more villains could be involved. But any answers sought are long in the daytime tooth.
It’s understood that Young departed the show recently, but that his name still appears first in the writing credits. This appears to mean that the storyline he’ll be remembered for will play out with his resolution. But all devoted fans of this iconic soap want a purposeful resolution that allows all connected characters to exit this arc with forward momentum.
In other words, let’s wrap this up. In so doing someone, or more than one person from the group that includes: Nikki, Vickie, Phyllis, Sharon, and possibly, Mariah, have to face some type of measured legal consequence for their varied actions. First among them wouldn’t be Nikki. Rather, let whoever has been targeting her and all others involved be prosecuted first.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) February 15, 2019
Ten months is a long time, encompassing approximately 200 episodes, give or take a handful. The story was good, arguably went on too long, but still can be brought to a satisfying conclusion. Here’s hoping Y&R will soon answer the call for that to happen.
Fans of ‘The Young and the Restless’ rightfully express their opinions on a regular basis. So, will the J.T. storyline end this month, in March, or in the spring? And let’s not even entertain the idea about it bleeding into the summer. Please vote in our poll below!
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