The Biggest Threat to Young & Restless’ Kyle and Summer May Not Be Ashland at All: In Their Midst Is a ‘Loose Cannon,’ Warns Michael Mealor
If that cannon gets fired — or even fired up — all bets are off!
Since The Young and the Restless‘ Kyle learned that he’s a father, he’s grown up — fast. No longer can he behave like the spoiled brat that he’s so often been; there’s a child involved. “He can’t be a jerk because he has to think about other people outside of himself for the first time in a long time,” portrayer Michael Mealor recently pointed out to Soap Opera Digest. He’s not coming at the situation from a boy’s perspective, “he’s coming at this from a man’s perspective.”
Summer, too, has quickly evolved. She’s risen to the occasion and has been standing by her guy in a way that speaks to a newfound maturity — and a bright future for the couple. This “seems like the first time that their communication is on a level that they may actually get it right,” Mealor said. “I really think Kyle is surprised and relieved with Summer’s attitude to go through this with him, but she can be a loose cannon sometimes, so Kyle is still a little worried about that.”
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He might do well to be a lot worried. Were Summer to shoot off her mouth in the wrong direction — and you know how rarely anyone shares their secrets in private in Genoa City! — the Locke Ness Monster might find out not only that Kyle had an affair with Tara but that he is Harrison’s father. If that happened, all hell would break loose — and Kyle, reeling from the destruction Ashland would rain down on him and his family, might find it tough to forgive his sweetheart.
That is, if he even can forgive her.
What do you think? Young & Restless fans? Do you believe that “Skyle” have gotten mature enough to navigate a situation as tricky as this one and emerge intact as a couple? On your way to the comments, stop off at the below photo gallery, a replay of some of their past trials and triumphs.
<p>Summer Newman (then Samantha Bailey) and Kyle Abbott (then Garrett Ryan) spent time together growing up. Their history as kids was referenced in the present when Summer gave Kyle a framed photo of them ice-skating. </p>
<p>Troubled by her parents’ on-again, off-again relationship, teenage Summer (Hunter King) acted out, including bullying. When the older Kyle (then Blake Hood) arrived back in Genoa City, she developed a crush on him, but he told her she was too young.</p>
<p>Summer managed to make some headway with this version of Kyle (Hartley Sawyer), but after kissing Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), he cut things off with her daughter. For a time, it was believed that Summer was Jack’s (Peter Bergman’s) daughter, which also put a crimp in any “Skyle” romance.</p>
<p>After it was established that they weren’t brother and sister, and after Summer’s husband, Austin Travers (Matthew Atkinson) died, she and Kyle (then Lachlan Buchanan) finally got together and made love for the first time. Although they became lovers, Summer thought New York had changed Kyle, and the tension between their families was also an issue. Kyle eventually returned to New York.</p>
<p>Summer blew back into town with a stolen sports car and an attitude and was put on a project with Kyle (Michael Mealor) at work. Though Kyle clearly still found her attractive, he was put off by her interest in her mother’s boyfriend, Billy (Jason Thompson) and wouldn’t have sex with her after winning their bet because he wanted her to have real feelings for him.</p>
<p>Summer eventually set her sights back on Kyle, who had fallen for Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle). When Lola needed a liver transplant to save her life, Kyle agreed to marry Summer in return for her becoming a donor. Kyle was still hung up on Lola, however, and ended up married to her instead, breaking Summer’s heart.</p>
<p>Kyle got back together with Summer after realizing that he may have changed too much in order to be with Lola. He reconciled with Summer and the pair worked together at Jabot as top executives.</p>
<p>Summer and Kyle eventually remarried in Italy (offscreen) after weathering the reveal that Kyle had fathered a child with a married socialite in New York. The pair are raising his son Harrison together since the boy’s mother, Tara Locke, went to prison for embezzlement.</p>
<p>Kyle and Summer (now played by Allison Lanier) were drawn back to Genoa City from Milan when his mother, Diane, turned up alive. Kyle and Harrison flew back so Jack could break the shocking news about his mom and Summer followed, arriving just in time to attend Mariah and Tessa’s wedding, which Kyle officiated!</p>
<p>Summer and Kyle moved back to Genoa City with Harrison after Jabot purchased Marchetti and he took on the challenge of helming the design house, which was bittersweet for Jack. All was right in the world for these two… with the exception of their warring mothers!</p>
<p>After moving back to Genoa City, Kyle and Summer renewed their commitment in the back of the Abbott Estate with the help of officiants, Tessa, Mariah, and Noah. The couple pledged their love before family and friends who weren’t able to attend their nuptials in Milan. Of course, this being a soap, the ceremony was crashed. Tucker McCall swung by in a helicopter in hopes of making a splash and impressing his ex-wife Ashley, who wasn’t even there.</p>
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