‘The Young and the Restless’: Phyllis Needs to Get Over Summer’s Move, According to Fans

The Young and the Restless‘ Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) has been going through a rough patch. Aside from her breakup with Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow), Phyllis also has empty nest syndrome. Her daughter Summer Newman’s (Hunter King) move to Italy has put Phyllis in a depressed mood, and fans believe it’s time she cheers up.

'The Young and the Restless' actor Michelle Stafford wearing an orange dress during a red carpet appearance.
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‘The Young and the Restless’ fans believe Phyllis Summers needs to accept Summer Newman’s departure

Phyllis and Summer were a famous mother-daughter duo on The Young and the Restless. While the two had their share of arguments, nothing could break their bond. Phyllis is always protective of Summer and stops Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) and Tara Locke’s (Elizabeth Leiner) scheme against her.

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Sally and Tara drove Summer out of town by making her accept a handbag designing job in Milan, Italy. After Phyllis exposed their crime, she was hopeful that Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) would bring her daughter home. However, Phyllis was in for a shock when Summer and Kyle announced their plans to move to Italy permanently.

It’s been five months since Summer and Kyle’s departure, and Phyllis is still upset over the situation. On Twitter, fans voiced their annoyance with Phyllis whining. “Since when did Phyllis follow around her daughter this closely and cry about her?” asked one viewer. “Why can’t she just celebrate the fact her daughter is happy and doing well,” another fan chimed in.

Contemplated moving to Milan to be closer to Summer Newman

Phyllis’ loneliness over Summer had her contemplating a massive change on The Young and the Restless. On the Jan. 25 episode, Phyllis told Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan) that Summer offered her a job in Milan. Phyllis debated selling The Grand Phoenix and moving to Italy to be closer to Summer. After Amanda failed to get through to Phyllis, she called in reinforcements.

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Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) arrived to give his longtime friend a pep talk. Michael told Phyllis she’d be miserable in Italy, and working with Summer would strain their relationship. He then explains Genoa City is her home and she can’t leave.

Michael’s pep talk does the trick when Phyllis agrees moving to Italy is a bad idea. But she does decide to visit her daughter.

Jack Abbott the cause of Phyllis Summers’ behavior

The Young and the Restless is pushing for a potential Phyllis and Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) reunion. After her split with Nick, Jack confessed his feelings for Phyllis. While His confession touched Phyllis, she thought it best if she and Jack stayed friends.

However, the redhead is still in love with the Jabot CEO. Even Michael and Amanda sense her feelings toward Jack and believe he was the reason for her desire to move to Italy. After a brief absence, Jack returns to Genoa City, and there are surprises in store for him.

According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Phyllis and Jack will work together to solve a mystery. It’s unknown what the secret is, but it will be bringing the exes one step closer to a reunion.