Quote Maria Maria101: Can you believe him and Vic no remorse for Nick's wrong doing. Phyllis also. They act like everything is ok, that what was done was right. I reall despise those Newmans. They are portrayed as gods. Sad and sickening!!!
I actually think this acceptance makes the story a bit more life-like. Its easy to say all these people should be mad and cut Nick out of their life, but Nick still raised Summer for 18 years. Its hard to just throw all that away even after what he did. It wouldn't be realistic if they all just dropped Nick and they all just started treating Jack like his been her dad forever (which he has, but like Phyllis mentioned, blood doesn't always mean family).
And this is in no way in the defense of Nick, what he did was awful but I do understand the way this is being written.