Full detailed profile on Nicole Walker Layton Roberts Kiriakis DiMera Played by Arianne Zucker on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Arianne Zuker (Matthew Mitchell)
Birthday: June 3 1974
EJ runs into Brookville Clinic and into Nicole’s room. When he sees Nicole with the baby already born and in her arms, his face falls. Nicole smiles and announces, “It’s a girl!” Dr. Baker watches quietly as EJ holds his daughter and tells Nicole that the baby resembles somebody else! “Me.” She has the same birthmark in the same place! Nicole relaxes. EJ wishes he could have been there for the birth. Nicole tried to hold on, but their daughter had other ideas, she lies. EJ thanks Dr. Baker and asks if there were complications. Nicole flashes back to the baby not breathing, and then the baby switch and says there was a complication he should know about. The baby wasn’t breathing when she was born. Nicole calls her a miracle baby. EJ is thankful and wants to take mother and daughter to the hospital for a second opinion. Nicole refuses to be examined by anybody else but Dr. Baker. “Nobody else touches me,” she demands. She asks Dr. Baker to excuse them and once he leaves, Nicole tells him she knows her body and thinks if Dr. Baker says she’s fine, she trusts him. EJ takes the baby and goes off to get Dr. Baker so Nicole can show her gratitude. EJ doesn’t like the guy but agrees to it and Nicole asks the doctor to check on Mia. A nurse stops EJ outside the door and starts talking about the birth and says though he couldn’t be there, at least the nun was! Nicole panics and sends Dr. Baker to do damage control. Dr. Baker sends the nurse away and explains to EJ that a local nun was there for the birth. Dr. Baker says he’ll send the bill in the mail and tells EJ that it’s best if Nicole recuperates at home. EJ asks if she’d like to nurse the baby before they leave but she prefers to try again once they return home. EJ thanks her for giving him something Samantha never could. “A family.” Nicole feels blessed. “Now I have everything I’ve ever wanted.”
Nicole talks to her new daughter, telling her that she’s not Sami’s baby, she’s hers and EJ’s. She promises to take her home and raise her with her daddy in the mansion on the hill. She plans to make sure there is no part of Sami inside her. Nicole calls EJ at home, thinking by the time he gets the message, she can make her plan. She leaves a message apologizing for taking a walk. When EJ picks up the phone, she hangs up and panics. She makes a plan. When Dr. Baker arrives, he tells her she should be gone by now. She explains she needs to stay there. Sami needs to leave. She explains that EJ’s home early and he needs to call him and let him know he’s delivering her baby, now. Dr. Baker worries Sami won’t want to leave. Nicole threatens him and he leaves.
Nicole and Dr. Baker move the baby to Sami’s room. Nicole has no idea why Sami left but pressures Dr. Baker to call EJ. He hedges but in the end, does her bidding. He calls EJ, shares the news that Nicole is in labor and needs him. EJ’s angry that she’s at the clinic, but asks Dr. Baker to tell Nicole he loves her. He hangs up and does so, rather blandly. Nicole tells Dr. Baker to tell his staff to keep their mouths shut. She plans on coming out a winner – with his help. Dr. Baker reminds her that he’s been delivering babies for a long time. He reminds her babies often look exactly like their mothers. The baby looks like Sami, in every way. It may change, but EJ will see her today. He urges her to jump in a gown, and get into bed and hope her luck doesn’t run out!
A worried Sami struggles to sit up in bed at Brookville Clinic and asks Sister Theresa to go find out how her baby is.
In a room nearby, Nicole tells Dr. Baker she wants Sami’s baby. She loves Mia’s baby but she needs to have Sami’s. He can have Mia’s, she suggests. Nobody has to know. Dr. Baker is dumbfounded when Nicole admits she planned for Sami to have her baby there so she could raise it. She explains how she gave the nun his business card to ensure Sami gave birth here. Nicole calls this fate. Dr. Baker says he’s convinced she’s a psychopath. Nicole thinks he’s one to talk, considering he’s a baby broker! They yell threats at each other and she asks for compassion for her loss. Nicole’s certain she should have Sami’s baby. Dr. Baker reminds her Sami’s baby isn’t hers. He doesn’t know how she’ll pull it off. Nicole knows Sami didn’t see her child, so she won’t know the difference. Dr. Baker disagrees. Nicole overheard Sami tell the nun she resents the baby and wished she never got pregnant. Nicole and EJ will give her baby a good life.
Sister Theresa tries to open the door where Dr. Baker and Nicole are talking, but she’s stopped by a nurse, who asks her to be patient.
Sister Theresa pokes her head into the room just as Nicole hides behind the door. Dr. Baker pushes the nun out and tells her to be patient. Once he pushes her out, Nicole puts the pressure on. Dr. Baker says the blackmail is over, but Nicole threatens him. “It’s just begun.” If he goes down, Nicole’s going down with him, he promises, but Nicole has nothing to lose. He does. “Is it worth it,” she asks him. Dr. Baker asks if she’ll be able to handle the guilt she’ll feel. Nicole will. She thinks this is a better alternative than the baby going to somebody else. Dr. Baker finally agrees to give Nicole Sami’s baby. He takes Mia’s daughter to Sami and Nicole holds Sami’s daughter.
Sister Theresa goes to Sami and tells her to be patient. Dr. Baker is doing all he can.
Back at Brookville, Nicole gets to know her new 'daughter'. She promises the little girl will be happy. “You, me and your daddy.” She cries that she’s been waiting for this for so long. “Happy Birthday, my beautiful little girl,” she says, smiling.
In Sami’s room, the nun and Sami pray. Dr. Baker brings in Mia’s baby and Sami is relieved to hear the baby is healthy. She cries when she sees her.
Sami is having her baby in the doctor's office, but when the little girl comes out, she doesn't cry! As Sami panics, Dr. Baker rushes out of the room with the baby in his arms. Outside the room, Nicole, holding her baby in its carrier, wonders what is going on! As Sami worries about the baby, the sister tries to reassure her. Sami says it's her fault for being in the witness protection program. Outside the door, Nicole decides to follow Dr. Baker. She goes into the room where he is trying to revive Sami's baby. Nicole blurts that he has to save that baby - it's EJ's!
Back in the doctor's office, Sami sobs that she is being punished for all of her lying. Dr. Baker, in another room, continues to work on the baby, ordering Nicole to get out! Nicole stands in the hallway and prays that the baby will make it. She hears the baby cry and goes back in. Dr. Baker tells her the baby is fine. He is about to take the baby to Sami, but Nicole stops him, saying that they need to talk! Dr. Baker rolls his eyes as Nicole becomes threatening. She points out that the baby belongs to EJ. Dr. Baker is bewildered. Nicole says it's a really long story. Back in Sami's room, the nurse puts something in her IV to make her sleep. Dr. Baker, meanwhile, asks Nicole if she planned all of this. Nicole tells him that Sami is in the witness protection program. Dr. Baker is stunned that Nicole could have found her, if that's the case. Suddenly, he notices that Nicole has a baby in her carrier - he is floored, asking, "Who the heck is this?!" Nicole sighs. Dr. Baker wonders about the 'spare baby' and laments that Nicole ever walked into his clinic! Nicole tells Sami's baby that everything is going to be fine.
In the room with Dr. Baker, Nicole tells him that she hasn't exactly changed her mind about Mia's baby - she will see to it that it is well taken care of as promised. Dr. Baker begins to get the picture - only one of the babies is going home with Nicole - Sami's!
Nicole is relived the baby is finally there. Mia refuses to see her. Nicole puts the baby in a drawer while she apologizes to Mia for how hard this is. Mia doesn’t want to talk. Nicole calls her brave and knows she’ll be brave to give her a good life. Mia cries. She has second thoughts about giving up her baby. Nicole convinces her this is the right thing to do. Nicole refuses to answer when Mia asks if the baby looks like her. Mia’s sure if she sees the baby, she will want to keep her. She asks Nicole to promise her daughter will always be happy, but Nicole can’t make that promise. It’s unrealistic. Nobody’s always happy. Mia understands. She asks that Nicole will always love her baby and Nicole can make that promise. Nicole reminds Mia that she’s giving her daughter opportunities she never had. Mia agrees the baby is better with Nicole. Nicole asks to bring her to the clinic, but Mia just wants to rest. Nicole worries about her but decides to leave. Mia says a tearful goodbye to her baby girl and falls asleep. Nicole thinks she’s just a baby herself and hopes she doesn’t regret what she has done. Nicole leaves money for Mia and cries as she thanks the sleeping girl. She calls her new daughter “Sweet Lips” and wonders if Sami has had her baby. She just wishes the girl were EJ’s child. She goes off to find out.
After Mia wakes up, she calls out, ”My baby.”