Y&R’s Summer Newman has often been labeled a spoiled, scheming wild child, but I personally don’t see her that way. I believe she is very flawed and incredibly human. She really has changed for the better, too. After experiencing extreme heartbreak last year when she lost her beloved Kyle, she could have let herself turn bitter and mean-spirited. She could have sought revenge or schemed to keep him in her life. Instead, she owned up to the many mistakes she’s made. She even came to Kyle’s wedding to someone else and wished him well. If that isn’t character growth, I don’t know what is! Hunter King has always been a talented performer — she has two Emmys on the shelf to prove it! — but in 2019, her portrayal of the complex Summer was nothing short of brilliant. I really feel Hunter has what it takes to become a leading actress on the show. I really hope she gets a great storyline to sink her teeth into very soon. I am truly rooting for Hunter and Summer!
Dee L., Chula Vista, CA
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January 27, 2020