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
In a dream, Nicole runs down the stairs of the manse and follows the sound of a baby crying, and finds an angry EJ in front of the fireplace, holding an empty blanket. Nicole wakes with a start, at Brookville Hospital, and goes to Dr Baker and tells him that her pains have subsided some. He says she needs to see her OBGYN, because of the miscarriage but Nicole tells him, “I did not have a miscarriage. Understand me?” Her daughter was born asleep and taken away from her, before she could draw a single breath. She yells that she lost a baby, and then apologizes for ranting at him. She doesn’t like to call it a miscarriage because she had the baby and asks for hope, but Dr. Baker says the chance of her conceiving again is highly unlikely, after what happened. Nicole calls him ignorant and brings up IVF and infertility treatment. Dr. Baker says it won’t bring her to full term due to scarring, much like this pregnancy. This leaves Nicole in tears.
Nicole goes to a shop to buy a dress, and is surprised when the salesclerk asks how far along she is. Nicole pauses and says she’s twenty-two weeks. The clerk is shocked at how good Nicole looks and gives her a fake pregnancy pad, to see how Nicole will look in the dress once she’s bigger. Nicole decides to take the pregnancy belly, and the dress, much to the clerk’s surprise. “And I don’t even need a bag, cause I’m going to wear it home, too,” she says, tapping the belly.
Nicole returns home and Mary hopes she’s feeling better. She recalls her own pregnancy and says she’d cry at the drop of a hat. She leaves the room and Nicole looks at baby Jesus in a Nativity scene and starts to cry.
Brady arrives at Nicole’s door and tells her that he just found out he’s family. He wants to talk to EJ but she tries to keep him out. He barges in and is startled to see her pregnant looking belly. He tells her she can’t fake this, but she can and will! She tells him she can’t conceive again and now she doesn’t have the courage to tell the truth. Brady doesn’t think EJ will leave her because of this but she thinks one day he will and she can’t face it. She makes him promise her to keep it quiet. They hug and EJ interrupts to ask what’s going on.
EJ comes to see Nicole with Johnny, and asks how she is. Nicole says she’s not well. He takes Johnny to bed and when he returns, Nicole hangs up on Brady. EJ asks who it was and if it’s the same person she met at the lodge. Nicole is nervous when EJ says he knows what she did! He knows she left the lodge with another man and wants to know who it was. Nicole says it’s more important as to why she wasn’t alone, rather than who she was with. “Something happened at the lodge,” she says, and EJ guesses right. “Something happened to our baby?” Nicole answers a shaky, “Yes.” She shares that when he cancelled, she felt a twinge, and asked some random guy to take her to the hospital. EJ becomes upset and asks if their baby is alright. “No,” she says, sadly. Crying, she lies that the doctor treated her for a small hemorrhage. When a relieved EJ tries to touch her, she pulls away and apologizes, but she can’t be touched or moved. Given her history, Dr. Baker has told her to be careful for the next few hours. She assures EJ the baby is fine, and asks for time alone. EJ understands and tells her that she and the baby are very precious to him. He kisses her and leaves. After he goes, Nicole says that someday, somehow, she’ll make this come true – she’ll give him a baby.
A blanket-wrapped Nicole and Brady arrive at the DiMera manse. Brady takes care of Nicole, who wants a drink. Brady gets her water. “Booze isn’t going to help you right now. It’s just going to make things worse.” Nicole realizes that. She wasn’t thinking straight and thanks him for all his help. She isn’t sure how she’s going to tell EJ and can’t believe she has lost her baby. Nicole wants to rest and Brady offers to stay with her. She wants to be alone and sobs while she goes up to her room.
Nicole sits on the edge of her bed and holds her stomach. When the maid, Mary enters the room, she yells at her to get the hell out, and then screams, “Get out!” She sobs after Mary runs out of Nicole’s room then gets into bed.
Shortly thereafter, EJ arrives home with Johnny and Mary tells him that Nicole is back and there’s something he needs to know.
Later, a knock comes to Nicole’s room and she tells whoever it is to go away. EJ tells her, “Hi sweetheart, it’s me and Johnny, darling.” He enters her room and tells her Mary said she was crying.
At Brookville Hospital, Nicole shows Brady the locket she was to put the baby’s photo in. She’s excited for car pools and says her parents never did that for her. She passes out and Brady asks her to stay with him. The doctor and a nurse arrive and kick Brady out of the room so they can examine her. They’ve got to get her stabilized and stop the contractions or they’ll lose the baby. Brady returns and thinks it’ll kill Nicole if she loses the baby. They tell him to call the father. Nicole writhes. “Please, save my baby. Please.” Nicole’s blood pressure is better and the doctor asks her to be calm. Nicole thinks he’s hiding something. The doctor hopes there is no damage to the placenta. Nicole has another contraction and screams. She yells for the nurse to call EJ. The nurse goes to Brady and tells him to call EJ, but he can’t get the phone number from the operator. He has to find Nicole’s cell phone. Nicole screams inside the room that she can’t stop the contractions and sobs when they keep coming. Later, Nicole dreams she is given her baby girl. She finds her beautiful and tells her daughter she loves her. The doctor leaves the room and tells Brady that Nicole’s fine, but the baby didn’t make it. Inside Nicole’s room, in a daze, Nicole thanks the nurse for saving her baby.
Brady shows up to the lodge and tells an upset Nicole that they need to get to the hospital. She wants to rest, but Brady pressures her to get to the car. He picks her up and they notice blood on the sofa. Nicole sobs and begs Brady not to let anything happen to her baby.
Nicole and Brady arrive at the hospital in Brookville, where Nicole is examined. When asked, she tells Brady why she was up at the lodge, for a romantic weekend, when EJ got called away on business. When the baby’s heartbeat becomes erratic, she screams and asks if she’s losing her baby. The doctor shows up and tells her there are major issues with the baby and says the fetus isn’t viable outside the womb right now. He asks Brady to calm Nicole down and Nicole tells Brady that Chloe’s going to have a baby shower for her. She takes out a locket and tells Brady she was going to put the baby’s first photo in it. She can’t wait for car pools and lessons. She starts to get dizzy and passes out. The doctor rushes back.
As Nicole reads the paper at the manse, EJ asks if she’s ready for her surprise. She is, and has a kinky surprise for him. He’s intrigued. She says it involves handcuffs. “Only not on me.” She shows him Nick’s photo in the paper and that he was found to be Trent’s murderer. She’s off the hook! EJ is thrilled, and kisses her, knowing his surprise is all the sweeter. He warms her up with lingering kisses and teases her. She hopes for a new car or credit card with no limit, but he pulls out a medium sized box, instead. She finds a scroll and reads. "Your bag has been packed for romance and sin, go upstairs and your journey will begin! Elvis, Jr., what are you up to,” she asks. He is taking her away for a romantic weekend and says he can’t get enough of her. She wonders if the day could get any better. He’s taking her to a cabin. Stefano watches from the doorway while Nicole goes to get her bags. EJ asks how long he has been there. “Long enough to have my spirits lifted!” Stefano says it’s a shame he has to postpone his plans. Stefano says their limo is waiting outside. Nicole runs in, happy that EJ packed sexy lingerie, and massage oil. She sees Stefano and stops talking. Stefano lets her know what’s up and EJ asks him to excuse them. He takes Nicole into the foyer and tells her the weekend of romance is delayed a little. He gives her directions to the lodge and a confirmation number. He’ll meet her later. They kiss and he tells her he wants this to be the most memorable weekend.