Quote bukopandan: I think there were some very good scenes, but I can't stand when she starts making faces and doing her nasally baby talk as she becomes so wrapped up in herself (and also when talking about Kyle as if they ever had a real romance). It's frustrating to see the character going back to the kind of stuff that was part of the very shallow Summer of some months back. Of course things are complicated with the adults in her life, but she's starting to wear on my nerves again.
Well if Miss crazy pants Sharon had left things alone, Summer would be going through this. And she would have her mother too!
She'd still be doing what she's doing. No matter what happens, that valley girl-shallow thing surfaces with her character.
And I don't buy that there's not more to come as a twist.
Having "her mother" is kind of hard for me to have a lot of empathy with because for so many years it was absolutely not believable to me that Phyl had given birth to and raised a daughter. Daniel as an infant and toddler was just a prop way back when (and Phyl was played by someone else), and when he returned he was much older and she related to him as if her were a buddy. I never saw a real mommy/mom with a younger Daniel, which was due in large part to the writing of Daniel's life, but all the years when there was a Summer, I never could believe that Phyl was actually Summer's mom. Sharon always came across as having had children. Even with her failings, I did believe she had given birth to her children and raised them. Phyl felt to me like a playgirl and mean girl who sometimes had children in her story lines. Summer as being Phyl's daughter has been very hard to believe over the years. They did recently have some decent scenes that were pretty convincing, but because all in all I have not felt that Phyl gave birth to Summer and raised her from a baby to a little girl to now adult, it's now hard to feel all that much concern. Seeing this past year's sudden major developments between Summer and Phyl have taken a certain amount of ignoring how it has felt as a viewer to watch Phyl as a "mother" to Summer and accept, too, that Summer's life is so torn apart because her dear mom is now in a coma. Yeah, any kid's life would be torn apart if his or her parent were in a coma, but the super-sorasing of Summer and sudden coma as an exit for MS has really taken away from my ability to feel as much as I should be able to right now. There were only a number of months for a now-grown Summer to create a bond with Phyl for the viewers. And the quickness of the Kyle "romance" was even worse. I know MS wanted to exit, but the writers have no sense of what it really takes to create characters who are believable to all viewers and not just the fans of particular ones.