|Hunter King as Summer Newman|
|The Young and the Restless|
|Portrayed by|| Samantha Bailey (2009-2012) |
Lindsay Bushman (2012)
Hunter King (2012–)
|Current status||Present, Contact|
|First appearance||December 18, 2006|
|Created by|| Lynne Marie Latham |
|Introduced by|| Lynne Marie Latham |
|Full name||Summer Ann Newman|
|Nickname(s)|| Super Girl (by Nick)|
Precious Little Snowflake (by Mariah Copeland)
Princess (by Mariah)
Princess Whinypants (by Mariah)
Snowflake (by Mariah)
|Born||December 18, 1994|
|Occupation|| Student at Walnut Grove Academy |
Model for Jabot
|Residence||Genoa City, Wisconsin|
|Lindsay Bushman as Summer Newman|
|Samantha Bailey as Summer Newman|
Summer Ann Travers (née Newman) is a fictional character on The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Hunter King. In April 2012, Summer was rapidly aged (SORAS'd) to a 15 year old, as a fun yet feisty typical teen.
Summer was conceived during an affair between her parents when Nick was married to Sharon Newman and Phyllis was sleeping with her ex-husband Jack Abbott. Phyllis was found to be pregnant, and in 2006, Sharon divorced Nick. There was question as to whom Summer's father was: Jack or Nick? Once Nick saw the results he left for a few days. When he returned, he announced that he was the father and he and Phyllis married.
Summer was born December 18, 2006 when her mother and Jack got stuck in an elevator at Newman Enterprises, and Jack was forced to deliver her. Her name comes from her mother's maiden name and the ironic fact that she was born in the winter.
Two months after she was born she, Phyllis, and Lauren Fenmore's infant son, Fenmore Baldwin, were all kidnapped by Lauren's longtime enemy, Sheila Carter. Sheila stole Phyllis's face and then disguised herself as an elderly woman to keep them all hostage in a retirement home. They were all rescued when Lauren arrived and shot Sheila.
Months later, Nick was presumed dead. Once revealed to be alive, he couldn't remember Summer or being married to Phyllis. He was appalled at the fact that he ever left his ex, Sharon, for Phyllis. But he soon got his memory back and he and Phyllis reunited.
After witnessing Jack and Phyllis making love, Patty befriends Phyllis in order to gain her trust. On June 26, 2009 Patty over hears Phyllis reminding Summer that she is allergic to peanuts after she finds peanut butter cookies given to Summer at a birthday party. Phyllis throws them into the garbage and later Patty retrieves the cookies at eats them, making sure that there were still traces of the nuts on her lips, and then kissed Summer on the mouth. Because of her allergy, the exposure to the nuts actually caused Summer to go into anaphylactic shock, and she quickly became comatose.
Heather Stevens believing that Phyllis intentionally caused Summer harm because of hers and Nick's failing relationship, filed a court order keeping Phyllis and Nick away from Summer while she was in her coma. Later they learn out that Patty was the one responsible for Summer's illness after finding a picture of Summer in her things at the GCAC.
After Summer comes out of her coma Nick and Phyllis realize Summer has trouble speaking. Doctors perform an MRI on Summer and it's determined she's suffering from damage to her brain that affects her speech. After many months of therapy and going to Switzerland and Boston for special treatments, Summer made a full recovery.
For years, Summer had been raised believing that Nick Newman was her father. When she developed a crush on Jack's son Kyle Jenkins, Nick panicked and became overprotective, which resulted in tension between the two. Nick, armed with a hairbrush of Summer's that had strands of her hair on it, decided to take a paternity test after finding out that the first one taken years ago was inconclusive. A week later, on the day of Summer's high school graduation, Nick received a letter from the lab revealing results that were devastating to him. Nick was not Summer's father. But in fact Nick is Summer's father revealed in July 2013, due to Sharon tampering with the paternity test results making sure the result was negative and that Jack Abbott is the alleged father. The only person who knows about Sharon's involvement is Phyllis Newman who overheard her speaking to Cassie Newman's grave. The two women then get into a fight resulting in Phyllis falling down a flight of stairs causing Phyllis to become unconscious. Phyllis slips into a coma, and Daniel returns to Genoa City to take Phyllis to a care facility by where he lives.
Life without a motherEdit
Jack and Summer bonded over their love for Phyllis, but she came to forgive Nick and think of him as her father. Summer became friends with Sharon after she stood up for her against one of the cameramen. Summer visited Fen in prison when he was arrested for drugs. When Fen got released, he told Summer he planned to run away because he feared going back to prison for Carmine Basco's murder. Michael and Lauren convinced Summer to trick Fen into coming back and he was placed under house arrest. Summer tried to explain her actions to Fen, but he coldly rebuffed her. Just before a shot, Esmerelda, a fellow model, gave Summer some pills and us sphinxes Fen while she was high. Summer ended up collapsing on the stairs, while a concerned Fen went looking for her and he was arrested and sent back to prison for braking his house arrest. Summer blamed herself, but Fen reassured her it wasn't her fault.
On the runEditSummer goes on the run with Austin Travers after he shoots police chief Paul Williams during an altercation with Avery Clark and Dylan McAvoy. Austin took Avery hostage because he blamed her for his mother's death. When Dylan came to save Avery, they struggled over the gun and it went off, injuring Paul. Summer and Austin who were previously dating, grew closer while they were on the run together. At a motel on the Canadian border, Summer lost her virginity and shared her first time with Austin. Shortly after returning to Genoa City Summer and Austin decide to get married.
Coping without her mom and her returnEdit
A girl who looked just like Cassie named Mariah Copeland is hired by Nick at The Underground. Nick and Sharon invited her in to live with them. Mariah was rude towards Summer but Faith liked her. After Mariah tries to seduce Nick in lengerie which Sharon walked in on, she had a big fight with Mariah and Mariah left town with none other than Ian Ward. Mariah was part of The Path and thought of Ian as a father. Ian drugged her and married her but Nick and Sharon came to her rescue.
Summer and Austin invited Jack and Kelly over for their first married adult dinner. Kelly was a bit hesitant about going but Jack insisted her to go and looked forward to telling Summer and Austin that Kelly's moving in at dinner. When Jack told Summer, she was very emotional and stormed upstairs. Austin ran up to Summer and she apologized to Jack and Kelly for being so childish and immature. Summer felt everybody was moving on with their lives forgetting about Phyllis, but had to accept Kelly into Jack's life.
Austin also couldn't accept Summer's extravagant gifts such as an expensive tie from Fenmore's.
Summer, Abby, and Lily held a bachelorette party for Sharon which also inlcuded Nikki, Victoria, Kelly, and Mariah. Sharon quickly decided to go to Crimson Lights instead. Mariah had Summer give her money to bride the bartender into stripping. All the girls have been heavily drinking and partying except Summer who was drinking non-alcoholic drinks. The guys ended up showing up at crimson Lights as well and also heavily loaded. Abby had a couple too many drinks and bashed Sharon for marrying Nick again because Sharon married Adam Nick, Abby's father Victor, Nick again...etc. Mariah stood up for Sharon against Abby, and Abby stated that Mariah spits venom about Sharon every day. Once Michael Baldwin got slammed to the floor, a drunken fight broke out. Mariah fought with Abby. Everybody there ended up in jail. Eventually, they were set free.
The next day Fenmore had arrived back into town and came to see Summer. Seing Summer and Fenmore sit down at The Underground and reconnect about their memories, made Austin jealous and gave Mariah suspicions.
At Nick and Sharon's wedding, Summer supported Nick and Sharon's relationship by speaking for them. Just before they were about to get married, Phyllis busted through the doors and shocked everybody! As Phyllis walked down the aisle, Summer was in tears and hugged her mother. Phyllis fainted and everybody rushed to her rescue. Sharon left the church.
Kelly arrived at the Genoa City Memorial Hospital with Jack and Summer. When Phyllis awoke, Summer got to talk with her. Phyllis then talked to Avery and then Jack. She questioned Jack why she wouldn't let her come home but Jack claimed she needed to rest. Nick asked Phyllis if she knows something Sharon's told her. Sharon showed up to ask Phyllis about the secret Phyllis might know about her that could potentially hurt Nick. The next day, Summer took off her wedding ring and introduced Austin to Phyllis as her friend. Austin was angry at Summer and Summer claimed they can't give Phyllis a whole lot of new information right now. Kelly felt out of place. Kelly felt guilty and when Jack returned home, she had her bags packed ready to leave. Jack was persistently trying to convince her to stay with her and eventually she stayed the night. Jack woke up the next morning next to a note from Kelly that she had left.
Phyllis woke up and remembered that Jack proposed to her before her fall and wanted to retrieve the ring she pawned for money to return to Genoa City. Jack told her she needed rest and Phyllis questioned why wouldn't he let her return home. Jack didn't want to break the new to Phyllis about his romance with Kelly just yet. Jack passionately kissed Kelly and promised to break the news to Phyllis.
Summer took off her wedding ring and introduced Austin to Phyllis as her friend. Austin was angry at Summer and Summer claimed they can't give Phyllis a whole lot of new information right now. Phyllis finally returned home to the Abbott Mansion where she was greeted by Summer and Austin whom she had met in the hospital. Phyllis asked Summer why she's so close to her tall, handsome, male friend. Summer told Phyllis that her and Austin were engaged in which Phyllis was enraged. Phyllis claimed Summer is only 18 who should be living her life. Summer corrected that she's in fact 19. Phyllis asked how long they've been together and Austin stated last spring which Phyllis didn't agree with! Austin was still upset that Summer wouldn't tell Phyllis the truth.
Ashley dropped the bomb asking Phyllis how she likes her new son-in-law when Phyllis wasn't told Summer was married because the doctor told her family not to let her know all the information in the past year. Ashley claimed she was sorry for dropping the bomb on her like that. In the mean time, Jack hid all the technology in the house so Phyllis couldn't read up on what she missed. Phyllis cracked the password by figuring it was Summer's birth date. While, Jack, Austin, and Summer were over at the mansion again, Phyllis angrily blurted out that Summer married a felon! Phyllis was derogative towards Austin and furious. Phyllis was spiteful towards him for holding her sister at gunpoint and shooting Paul Williams at the wedding! Summer fired back by saying Austin's not the only one in this room who almost killed Paul williams. Phyllis mandated on having this marriage annuled but Summer and Austin convinced her otherwise. Austin apologized to Phyllis for his past and Phyllis tried to negotiate forgiveness if he informed her on what she missed in the last year. Austin couldn't do that since he'd be going against Jack, Summer's fake father, if he did that.
Hatred for Sharon and MariahEdit
Summer inadvertently helps Victor discover Sharon's secret when she asks him what he is doing with her hairbrush (Victor thought it was Faith's). After Nick, Noah, and Mariah left for the church; Phyllis showed up and took Sharon to the spot where she fell. Sharon finally remembered everything. When Victor, Jack, and Nick showed up; Sharon tearfully admitted she had switched the results of Summer's paternity test and that Nick was Summer's biological father. Nick was furious with Sharon and vowed to never forgive her. Things got worse for Sharon when Nick told her he was suing her for full custody of Faith, so Sharon hired David Sherman to represent her. Summer and Nick were upset by Sharon but also by Phyllis who only cared about revenge but eventually forgave Phyllis.
Summer and Mariah argued about Nick's willingness to take Faith away from Sharon. Summer also talked to Kyle, which gave Mariah an idea to mess with Austin and Summer's marriage, but Kevin talked her out of it. After Austin and Summer had sex in an empty Underground, Summer went to the back room. Mariah showed up and kissed Austin. Kevin saw the kiss, but covered for Mariah when Summer came back. After Kevin and Mariah left, Austin told Summer Mariah kissed him, enraging her.
Summer and Fen got into an argument about her marriage to Austin. Fen told Summer he believed Austin deserved to be in prison and she deserved better. Summer was upset by what Fen said and sent to the underground to see Austin. Mariah tries to apologize for kissing Austin, but Summer rants at how Mariah is pathetic and selfish and how know one could ever love her. Mariah leaves upset and Austin tells Summer off for her hurtful words.
At the custody battle, the judge asked Faith to come to stand and ask her about the situation. Faith wanted both her parents together. Noah defended Sharon stating she's a good mother who has bipolar disorder and was just off her meds, which was her fault. Summer defended Nick stating all of the damage Sharon has done to her family's life in this situation. When Mariah was called to stand, Sharon expected Mariah to fight for her, but was sworn under the bible, and told the full story about Sage having no pants on only because of the water spill. The judge granted Nick full custody of Faith, and Summer was thrilled that Nick won full custody, and even complimented Mariah for her honesty. Mariah was angry with Summer for only being nice to her for hurting her mother, especially since it resulted in them fighting and Mariah moving out. Summer kept trying to bash Sharon to Mariah, who angrily deflected the blame onto Nick.
Party and cover upEdit
Mariah questioned Summer and Austin about receiving a card for a party at the Abbott cabin. Austin says he and Summer got the same invite, and Summer seems surprised. Mariah quickly recognizes the tension between Summer and Austin, and gleefully wants to talk about it some more; Kevin suggests that they don't, and leads Mariah away. Austin tells Summer he needs to make some changes, and Summer worries he wants to break up with her. Austin reassures Summer that he still wants to be with her. They also decide to join Mariah and Kevin at the Abbott cabin, unaware they are being watched by someone. Summer and Austin received an invite as well. As the four of them wondered who sent the invite, someone watched them from behind a curtain at the Underground.
At the cabin, Mariah, Kevin, Austin, and Summer were joined by Abby, Fen, and Noah. Noah called Abby out on being the one who called them to the cabin, and she admitted it. Abby suggested they play Never have I ever. Summer said" Never have I ever had a crush on a best friend", which Kevin and Mariah looked at each other and drank. The game started as casual fun until Fen said "Never have I ever committed murder, which causes Austin to storm out in anger.
Austin comes back and apologizes for storming off like he did, saying that talking about murder made him think of his mom. Abby wants to continue the game, but Summer and Austin decide to leave. Courtney shows up and says that everyone that has to stay there because there is a bad storm out there. Someone spikes the punch, and everyone loses consciousness after drinking it. When they regain consciousness, they can't find Austin. Kevin goes out to look for him, but comes back when he can't find him. Kevin opens the closet doors and Austin tumbles out.
Courtney tries to revive Austin, but pronounces him dead. Courtney finds blood by Austin's head and tells everyone not to touch the body. Everyone gets scared and starts accusing each other. Noah finds a vial in the garbage, and Fen admits he spiked the punch with a drug that was supposed to loosen everyone up, but he admitted he didn't know what it was and wouldn't say where he was. Abby starts yelling at Fen, and Kevin defends him by bringing out up the "Naked Heiress" stunt from Abby's past. Abby defends that it was a publicity stunt and that know one ended up dead. Mariah says that Abby cannot talk about Austin that way. Summer yells at Mariah to not talk about Austin at all, and Mariah screams at Summer that she was looking out for her feelings.
Suddenly, Mariah remembers this is like a part from one of Plato Sphere's books. Kevin gets defensive when people start attacking Plato Sphere, and he admits he is Plato Sphere. Mariah and Fen defend Kevin, but everyone else accuses him of murder. Summer remembers hiding a bloodied bookend under one of the couch cushions of the She finds it and screams in horror. Summer tearfully starts crying that she killed Austin, but Noah and Fen refuse to believe it. Courtney bags the bookend for evidence. Summer starts hyperventilating and Abby, Noah, and Fen try to calm her down. Courtney says Summer couldn't have gotten Austin into the closet, so Kevin implies that someone may have helped her. Fen snaps at his uncle, and Mariah tells Fen not to get mad at Kevin when this is his fault for drugging them.
Abby takes Summer out of the room to calm her down. Everyone (including Mariah and Courtney decide to make it look like Austin's death was an accident. Summer is against the cover up, but reluctantly goes along with it. Fen goes to set up the cover up. He comes back and announced that Austin's body is gone. Summer is hopeful that Austin may still be alive. Noah goes to look for Austin, and the police arrive and ask what happened. Kevin covers and says he fell off the ladder, but he is fine. They say Austin went to look for help and never came back. The group is taken back to Genoa City where they give statements. Noah leaves after hearing about a collapse at the Underground. Mariah and Fen sit with Summer in the interrogation room. Summer is panicking and Mariah tells Fen to get Summer under control because she isn't going down for something she didn't do. Summer continues to freak out, and Mariah loses her patience with Summer. She tells Summer that this isn't just about her anymore, and that they are all in trouble if the truth comes out. Summer shoots back that this was Mariah's idea, and that she didn't ask her to do this. Mariah scoffs that she did this for Austin, and not for Summer. Paul comes in and announces that Austin has been located and that he is fine.
Paul takes Mariah, Kevin, and Summer out by where the Abbott Cabin is. They see someone, wrapped in a blanket coming towards them. Summer runs to the figure only to discover that it is Kyle. Paul asks Kyle what he is doing out there, and Kyle says that his car stalled. Mariah and Kevin immediately wonder if Kyle had been the one who moved Austin's body, and even wonder if he had been the one who murdered Austin. Summer is appalled at the idea, but Mariah and Kevin want to investigate Kyle's car. They find a piece of fabric sticking out from the trunk. Mariah and Kevin want to open the trunk, but Summer is against the idea. Noah arrives, and agrees with Mariah and Kevin on opening the trunk. Mariah procures Kyle's keys and unlocks the trunk.
- Caught spiking her drink with alcohol by Ronan and was turned over to her parents (2012)
- Vandalized Ronan's car with a bat, but he didn't press charges (2012)
- Drove recklessly which caused an accident that killed Chelsea and Adam's unborn child
- Stole Jamie Vernon's wallet to get information about him and later returned it to Ronan by saying that she found it.
- Bullied Jamie Vernon; got off with community service
- Reckless driving which led to the miscarriage of her unborn cousin, Riley Newman
- Possession of a fake ID and used it to enter a bar underage (2013)
- Helped Austin Travers escape from authorities (2014); charges were never filed.
- Got arrested for a drunken bar fight with majority of the other characters who attended Nick's bachelor party and Sharon's bachelorette party. Along with: Abby, Ashley, Mariah, Lily, Kelly, Nikki, Victoria, Sharon, Noah, Nick, Neil, Michael, Kevin, Devon, Jack, Austin, Cane, and Stitch. (Oct 2014). (Although she did not drink).
- Murdered her husband, Austin Travers, with a gold trophy while poisoned by Fenmore Baldwin.
Hospitalizations & MaladiesEdit
- Went into a coma after suffering an allergic reaction to peanut butter; came out of the coma with brain damage that affected her speech, but was cured by therapy.
- Had bruises in a car accident that killed Chelsea & Adam's unborn child.
- Suffered from congestive heart failure after taking Viva-Surge; regained consciousness without heart damage.
- Drugged by Fenmore Baldwin and lost consciousness, along with Abby, Noah, Kevin, Mariah, Austin, Fenmore, and Courtney (2015)