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
Nicole gives Sister Theresa a card for the clinic where she’s seeing an OBGYN and Theresa says she could give this to the other woman in her predicament. Nicole says her family has a lot of money and asks that this be confidential.
Sami thinks Rafe has shown up but another nun comes into the convent. Sami asks to be shown to Sister Theresa’s office.
Back in Theresa’s office, Nicole asks the sister not to tell the pregnant woman that she gave her the name of an OBGYN and gets up to leave. Sami knocks at the door and Nicole whispers for Theresa to ignore it, claiming her family can’t find her here. Theresa hides Nicole, just as Sami opens the door. Moments later, Nicole hides as Theresa lies for Nicole and tells Sami she was praying for Sami. Theresa tries to get Sami out of her office, but Sami takes time to thank the sister for taking care of her child for a time. Sister Theresa had hopes Sami would change her mind but Sami says the baby’s father can never find out the baby is his. Nicole stumbles and Sami asks what the noise is. Theresa says they’re never truly alone. It’s Sister Mary Margaret, next door. She looks uncomfortable and confesses that these lies are too much. Sami hopes she’ll be able to lie for her if the baby’s father shows up. It’s a problem! Sami explains that the baby’s family is evil and dangerous and Theresa decides to keep her secret. Nicole listens as Theresa mentions the clinic nearby that Sami can give birth at. Theresa rushes Sami out and once she leaves, Nicole asks about Sami. She wants to help. Nicole feels she has hope that things will work out.
Later, Nicole calls Mia to check in, while Sister Theresa goes to make sure the coast is clear. Nicole is happy Sami’s keeping her kid a secret. It’ll make things easier for her. She wonders why Sami couldn’t have lost her baby instead of her.
Sami prays. She feels bad for Sister Theresa having to lie for her. She’d like to get home. She worries about Rafe and flashes back to a discussion with him telling her he is surprised that he has grown to care about her. She asks God to keep him safe and when Sister Theresa finds her, she’s on her way out. She needs to keep Rafe safe.
Mia writes a sentimental letter to her daughter. She knows the child will have a good life and assumes she will never find out about her. If she does, she explains she didn’t want to give her up, but Nicole can take better care of her. She professes her love for the baby and wonders how she will do this. She goes into labor and calls Nicole, who is still with Dr. Baker.
Sami prays at the convent as Nicole arrives. She starts yelling at Sami, calling her names. Nicole rants that she was supposed to give EJ a child and wants Sami to know the pain she felt. She takes a statue of the Virgin Mary and hits Sami over the head. Nicole wakes up from a daydream and hides, when Sister Theresa comes. Sami worries about Rafe to the sister and says she has been thinking and praying and has decided she needs Theresa to take the baby until she can figure something else out. Nicole listens, curiously. Sister Theresa asks where she plans on giving birth to her child. Sami wants to give birth nearby, where nobody will know her.
Nicole gets an appointment with Sister Theresa at the convent. EJ calls and overreacts, demanding to know where she is. She’s out for a walk, she lies, casually and EJ explains he’s got to leave town on business. Nicole asks if he’ll miss the birth but he definitely won’t. He hears Sister Theresa blessing Nicole and asks where she is. Nicole says a nun just passed her. She understands about the business trip. EJ will stay in touch he says. They hang up and Sister Theresa asks why she lied when she was on the phone. Nicole replies, "I'm not lying. I'm rearranging the facts. And I need your help!"
Back at the convent, Nicole tells Theresa that her name is Mary, like their blessed mother. She heard the convent helps mothers in need and tells the sister she is Catholic and pregnant and if her family ever found out, it would be bad. She asks Sister Theresa to help her with her child and the sister is amazed that there’s yet another girl there in the same predicament.
Nearby, Sami prays, and then hears somebody approach. She calls out. “Rafe!”
Chloe accidentally tells Nicole that ever since Lucas found out Sami is pregnant… Nicole stops her and asks if Lucas is the father. Nicole calls Sami names and assumes the baby’s Lucas’. Chloe tries to tell Nicole that she doesn’t understand, but Nicole won’t listen. She rants about how weak and stupid Lucas is until Chloe finally admits that EJ’s the baby’s father. Nicole’s eyes bug out and she says, “I’ll kill her.” Nicole thinks Sami’s lying, and says EJ doesn’t know about this. Chloe admits that Sami didn’t tell him and pleaded with Lucas not to tell anyone. Chloe confesses she knew before Sami left and didn’t tell her because she was so happy and Lucas asked her not to. Nicole yells, “Why is this happening to my life?” Chloe apologizes, but Nicole won’t let Sami ruin things for her. Chloe feels sympathy for Sami for having to be in the witness protection program, but Nicole feels nothing for her but hatred. At least they’ve something in common. Neither wants EJ to know the truth! Chloe thinks they can work things out and tells Nicole the convent’s name. Chloe is surprised and unhappy to hear that Nicole wants the killer to know where Sami is, so he can kill her. Nicole admits for a fleeting moment, she wants Sami dead. Nicole reminds Chloe of the custody fight that Sami and EJ went through. She thinks that’s why Sami ran, but Chloe says she’s got somebody after her. Nicole figures Sami’s using the kid as a bargaining chip, because that’s what she would do. Chloe apologizes for all of this and says she has to get home to Lucas.
EJ finds Nicole and asks if she’s going out. She makes up a story about how she’s off to Chicago for the youth center. EJ refuses to let her go but Nicole isn’t the little woman and won’t do as she’s told. EJ doesn’t think there is a need for her to go out of town and says they can argue feminist issues all night long, but she and the baby are going nowhere! This is best for the baby, he says, not wanting her to go alone. He compromises by saying he’ll drive her there and do his work on his laptop. Nicole’s surprised. “I’ll cancel,” she says. She can’t have him drop everything for her. She calls Dr. Baker and says, “Mr. Candowski, I’m not going to be able to make it to Chicago this evening.” Dr. Baker is confused, but she thanks him and hangs up. EJ’s not happy. He isn’t keeping her prisoner. Nicole admits she’s angry and scared. “You gave me a direct order and when I wouldn’t obey, you offered to compromise.” She tells him he got what he wanted in the first place. EJ wants to explain. He wasn’t there when Johnny was born. He wants to share that with her and it scares him that it might not happen. Nicole refuses to be on a leash, but EJ tells her it’s non-negotiable. He’s there when the baby’s born. Nicole agonizes over this and when EJ has to go to the office, she tells him they’ll pretend this never happened, upon his return. When he leaves, she calls Dr. Baker again and tells him what happened with her and EJ. He knows this can be a problem. If Mia goes into labor, the whole thing can go up in flames. EJ returns for a file and Nicole promises that tomorrow she’ll feel a lot better. To herself, she wishes she could have a stiff drink!
Back at the mansion, Nicole calls Mia to see how she’s doing, and hangs up when somebody comes to the door. It’s Chloe, who tells Nicole that Sami’s going after Lucas. “And he’s falling for it!” Chloe rants about Sami and accidentally tells Nicole about Sami being pregnant. Nicole is shocked.