Daytime television shows continually try to come up with interesting storylines to keep viewers tuned in daily. As a result, sometimes major characters will be given the ax to offer up a plot twist or storyline for an actor/actress that is leaving the show. With that said, when it comes to the land soaps, even a character passing on is not definitive. There have been many instances in the past where characters have disappeared, or have been thought to be gone for good, only to return. As a result, most Young and the Restless (Y&R) viewers understand that no one leaves daytime drama forever. Below are a few instances where Y&R characters have passed on but then come back to life.
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12. J.T. Hellstrom
One of the most interesting Y&R storylines in 2018 was the one that revolved around Nikki, Vicky, Phyllis, Sharon … and J.T. Nikki was at the helm of Hellstrom’s demise back then, when she knocked him over the head with a poker to defend Victoria as she was being attacked. The women would try and cover up Hellstrom’s “disappearance,” and while they thought he was a goner (for good), he ended up very much alive in 2019, just as they were being hauled off to prison.