“I miss playing summer!”
For all the complaints we fans often have about stories that get too long, sometimes things happen so quickly in our series. Take, for example, the fall of Tara and the resulting reunion Young and troubled Kyle and Summer. After months of misunderstanding, manipulation and misunderstanding, the trapped couple finally find their way to each other and start a new life in Italy.
In this way, the young lovers lived the best of their lives – and they raised Kyle’s son, Harrison – and we wanted to be happy for them…but there was one simple problem: Because Michael Mellor and Hunter King couldn’t negotiate new contracts, the bliss we experienced from During their changing egos unfold completely off-screen…including last week’s wedding, which we heard (via guests Victor and Nikki) was a lovely party but we couldn’t see for ourselves.
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But this week, King and Mealor brought Kyle back to the plate so Summer and Kyle could attend Ashland and Victoria’s wedding. And while many fans are still bitter about the wedding we couldn’t see, that doesn’t diminish the excitement of this week’s looks. As it turns out, the feeling is mutual.
In a recent conversation with Opera Digest soap, Mellor described fans as “really inspiring. Something we did that resonated in their hearts and that’s amazing to me, because that’s the point when you tell stories.”
He and the King were amazed at the support they showed when they left. “For several months, there was a flood of comments and messages going on after we left that was really unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve only been on the show for three and a half years, and I haven’t seen any comings or goings that actually got that response. Not to trumpet my own horn, but to give praise to the fans.”
King added, “Summer and Kyle have had a great romance over the years and the majority of fans have been really rooting for it [for them to] get their happy ending. I have a lot of respect for what the writers have done with our characters, and I have a lot of love for fans for all the support they’ve given us over the years.”
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Will the actors think of a future return to the city of Genoa? “Of course, I’d like to go back,” King admitted. “I miss playing summer! Young and restless He will always have a special place in my heart. I’m not sure exactly what the future holds and how often I’ll be back, how often they want me to come back, but I’m always open to going back…so we’ll see what happens.
Mealor echoed the sentiment, saying he loves everything on the show. “It’s so much fun to go and act with these guys again, so of course I’ll always come back when they call!”
So what do you say, Young and anxious Viewers? Share your thoughts on the long-term potential of Summer and Kyle’s return, as well as the story you’d like to see. (Something tells us you want a baby from Skyle!) Then check out the gallery below where we chronicle the couple’s love story… bumps in the road and all.