Nicole Walker

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Nicole Walker
Arianne Zucker as Nicole.jpg
Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker (2013)
Days of our Lives character
Portrayed byArianne Zucker
Duration1998–2006, 2008—
First appearanceFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)
Created bySally Sussman Morina
Introduced byKen Corday
Tom Langan
ClassificationPresent, regular
Profile
AliasesMisty Circle
Mary Smith
Mary
OccupationReporter for Titan TV
ResidenceApt. 32, 110 Guilford Street (Daniel's apartment; temporarily)
Salem, United States
 
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Nicole Walker
Arianne Zucker as Nicole.jpg
Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker (2013)
Days of our Lives character
Portrayed byArianne Zucker
Duration1998–2006, 2008—
First appearanceFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)
Created bySally Sussman Morina
Introduced byKen Corday
Tom Langan
ClassificationPresent, regular
Profile
AliasesMisty Circle
Mary Smith
Mary
OccupationReporter for Titan TV
ResidenceApt. 32, 110 Guilford Street (Daniel's apartment; temporarily)
Salem, United States

Nicole Walker (born Mendez, formerly Roberts, Kiriakis and DiMera) is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera, Days of our Lives, a long-running series about working-class life in the fictional town of Salem. She was introduced in 1998 by head writer Sally Sussman Morina, and executive producer Ken Corday. Actress Arianne Zucker has portrayed the character since her introduction to the series in 1998.[1] Zucker took a short, two year break from 2006-2008 when she returned to the series again in the same role.

Many of Nicole's storylines have often focused on treachery, death, and love, with the character being portrayed as always in pursuit of finding true love and having the family she never had as a child growing up. The character is scripted as the daughter of Faye Walker and Paul Mendez. During her childhood, Nicole was a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Paul, who forced her to do pornography in her adolescence under the name "Misty Circle".

The character came to Salem as a small town waitress, but almost immediately started getting involved with the major families that the show revolved around. While once being seen as a scheming gold-digger, Nicole has grown into a woman committed to finding love and being a good mother. She is known for her longstanding feud with her enemy, Sami Brady, her relationships with Victor Kiriakis, EJ DiMera, Eric Brady and Brady Black, and the 2009 Baby Switch story line which featured Nicole having a miscarriage; lying to her husband; and stealing Sami's baby, Sydney.[2][3]

Storylines[edit]

1998–2006[edit]

Nicole, the daughter of Paul Mendez and Fay Walker, first arrives in Salem in February 1998. She is an overworked waitress at the Java Cafe.[4] After a cancer scare and a brief rekindling of her relationship with Eric, she divorces Lucas and schemes her way into the arms of Victor Kiriakis (much to the dismay of Kate Roberts, the mother of Victor's son, Philip Kiriakis). In July 2001, Nicole's father dies. Nicole and Victor marry, but the honeymoon period is brief. It wasn't long before Nicole plots Victor's death, and her subsequent inheritance of the Kiriakis fortune. She pays Larry Welch to assassinate Victor, but it ends up not happening. She then teams up with Jan Spears, and Victor's death is linked with the Salem Stalker killings.[4]

Nicole then turns her pursuit to Victor's grandson, Brady Black.[4] Thinking she has finally found her true love, she is ready to settle down. Nicole is unable to stop her manipulative and deceptive behavior and when she finds out that Brady's long-time love Chloe Lane was still alive, the web of deceit starts once again. When Brady eventually finds out what Nicole has been hiding from him, he ends their relationship. Nicole leaves town in 2006. After Nicole's departure it is mentioned on the show that she had met and wanted to marry "some soap actor," presumably a nod to the fact portrayer Zucker was married to her former Days of our Lives costar Kyle Lowder.[1]

2008—[edit]

In April 2008, Nicole returns to Salem claiming to still be married to Victor.[4] Nicole hires EJ Wells to help her divorce Victor. However, Nicole learns she is still married to her first husband, Trent Robbins.[4] She thinks that their marriage had been annulled; as a consequence, her marriages to both Lucas and Victor were invalid. Nicole married Trent while in college. Trent was so abusive towards Nicole that she eventually packed her things and left him. However, she never files for divorce so technically, since she is still married to Trent.

Trent is found stabbed to death in September 2008, and Nicole becomes one of the prime suspects. While working together, E.J. sometimes uses Nicole to make Sami jealous.[4] After being dumped by Sami, E.J. becomes devastated, so he and Nicole have sex in an elevator (during which time he calls out "Sami"). Soon after the elevator romp, Nicole discovers that she is pregnant. However, she was told five years earlier that she could never have a child. She saw it as a "miracle" baby. However, Sami Brady, E.J.'s ex-wife discovers that she also became pregnant while she and E.J. were married. Nicole moves into the DiMera mansion with E.J. Sadly, Nicole goes into preterm labor with their daughter, and miscarries. Although, she realizes that E.J. loves the child that she carried and not her. Unable to tell EJ because of the fear of abandonment, Nicole pretends to be pregnant.[4] She finds out that E.J. is still in love with Sami, so Nicole uses "their baby" to keep E.J. from being with Sami. Nicole adopts a baby with the help of Dr. Baker and tries to pass her off as her own. Eventually the truth comes out and Nicole is sent to prison. She is then released due to help from Anna.

2010-2012[edit]

Seeing that Nicole is still attached to Sydney, Ej arranges for her to be a part of Sydney's life and live in the mansion leading him to propose to her in order for Nicole to be a "mother figure" to Ej's children. Nicole accepts leading her to start falling in love with him again. On their wedding day, Ej meets Nicole's sister Taylor and it is love at first sight. After weeks of cheating, Ej asks Nicole for a divorce and she is left shattered. Nicole is employed as Ej's secretary and they start working together for Ej to win the election and become Mayor of Salem. During the election their romantic relationship evolves but Nicole holds back fearing that Ej will end up hurting her again. When he proposes to her in February 2012, Nicole accepts only to find out that Ej had cheated on her once again with Sami. She storms out of the mansion and goes to the Town Square where she meets Daniel. During their talk Nicole faints and Daniel takes her to the hospital only to find out that Nicole is pregnant!

Nicole worries about her pregnancy ending up in a miscarriage again and wanting to get away from Ej she hides her pregnancy from him with the help of Daniel and Rafe. Ej find out that Nicole is pregnant and Rafe steps in claiming the child is his leading him and Nicole to fabricate this story to keep the baby from Ej. In May Nicole stresses over Ej and starts having pains in her stomach but gets to the hospital in time and everything turns out to be fine. Nicole begins a romantic relationship with Daniel but due to his daughter's priorities at the time, he broke it off. In August an earthquake hits Salem and Nicole goes into preterm labor but luckily enough Daniel manages to stop the contractions and keep the pregnancy healthy. She then starts a rivalry with Jennifer fearing that Daniel will get back together with Jenn. In October and 37 weeks pregnant, Nicole goes to her prenatal visit but her doctor informs her that her baby is dead. A distraught Nicole grieves her second loss but does not tell Daniel fearing that he will get back together with Jenn seeing there is no baby. That same day Nicole gets into a fight with Jennifer on the stairs of the Town Square and Nicole falls down going into labor. Nicole gives birth to her stillborn son and seeing the opportunity she blames Jennifer in pushing her. A month later the truth comes out seeing she is left with nothing, she tries to commit suicide but Rafe and Daniel step in just in time to stop her.

2013-[edit]

Nicole's first love, Eric Brady, returns to Salem...as a priest! He offers her a job as his secretary at the church, which Nicole accepts. As the two continue working together, Nicole's old feelings for Eric resurface. Knowing that he is a priest and cannot be with her, Nicole aches about not being with him. In June, Eric is drugged and raped by Kristen DiMera. Due to coincidences that happened that night, such as Nicole finding a delirious Eric in his hotel room shortly after Kristen leaves, Eric is led to believe that it was Nicole who raped him. He confronts her about the matter. While Nicole admits her feelings towards him during the confrontation, she repeatedly denies any wrongdoing. Eric does not believe her, concluding that Nicole acted on her feelings. Dismayed by Eric's false accusation, Nicole does not want to have anything to do with Eric. After Eric is suspended from the priesthood due to the sex scandal, Nicole forgives him, and together with Daniel, they work together to prove Eric's innocence. Knowing that Eric would deny her help due to her feelings for him, Nicole fabricates a fake romance with Daniel, assuring Eric she is over him. The lie shocks both Daniel and Eric. Daniel is initially reluctant at first, as Nicole had made up the lie before informing him, but he agrees to play along, blindsiding Eric. Since finding out about Nicole's new romance, Eric begins to have dreams about Nicole and is unsure how he feels about her. As Nicole and Eric begin spending more time together to clear his name, Eric's old feelings for Nicole resurface. This becomes especially apparent after Nicole's photo shoot, when Eric reminisces about an old photo shoot with Nicole during her modeling days with Countess Wilhelmina. Nicole and Eric's relationship becomes more mutual, leaving both of them confused and unsure how to react. On January 13th, 2014, Nicole and Eric are kidnapped by Kristen DiMera's potion doctor, as the two have gotten too close to the truth about the night Eric was drugged. The doctor tied them together in the basement of Daniel's apartment complex. He initially was going to wipe their memories with his drugs, but instead opens a gas line in the basement and leaves Nicole and Eric to die, either by asphyxiation or an eventual explosion. It is in this dire situation Eric confesses he loves Nicole. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arianne Zucker – Nicole – Actor Page – DAYS OF OUR LIVES". Soapoperadigest.com. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Yearly Summaries". Sony.com. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced". Welovesoaps.net. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Nicole Walker Bio". NBC.com. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ http://soapcentral.com/days/content/scoop/spoilers/2013/131230.php

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