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
When Nicole returns to the manse, EJ is drinking, alone. Stefano’s upstairs, EJ says, on a call from Italy, offering condolences. Nicole asks if she gave them enough time and assumes Stefano hasn’t changed his mind about what she has done. "Nope," EJ says. Nicole wonders if he still thinks that she hasn’t lived up to the DiMera code. EJ thinks that she doesn’t think Philip’s that innocent. She starts to cry and EJ asks if she’s going to play the victim now. Nicole is upset that he has no faith in her. EJ wants to be alone, so she tells him before she leaves, she needs to know if the wedding is still off. EJ doesn’t want to cancel. He says Sydney’s their child and he thinks it’s important for her. If in time, they get past his brother’s death, then, maybe they’ll be able to move on, he says, and reconcile things. For now, they have to do the most responsible thing for their child – to get married. Stefano listens in and Nicole asks if he can accept this. Stefano won’t turn his back on Nicole, he says. Sydney is family. Stefano gives his blessing. Nicole leaves and Stefano says though he believes Nicole told the truth as she saw it, he believes Tony’s death was not an accident. When that time comes, the Kiriakis family will pay, dearly. Later, Stefano mourns Tony more and thinks they need to focus on EJ’s wedding and forge ahead, with courage. EJ agrees.
Stefano drinks himself into oblivion and when Nicole makes a move to get something for him to eat, Stefano calls her names and yells for her to get out of his house! EJ, head in hands, gets up and demands that Stefano apologize to her at once, or he’ll take her and the kids and leave. Stefano doesn’t care. EJ knows Stefano’s in shock, but he can’t keep smashing glasses. Stefano accuses Nicole of not caring about respecting Tony’s memory. Nicole disagrees. Stefano calls her disloyal and EJ tells Stefano that’s enough. He yells that he won’t allow his father to treat Nicole this way, but Stefano yells back that Nicole lies about everything. EJ’s confused and refuses to play Stefano’s games. Stefano keeps after Nicole and asks why Nicole was at the Convent of the Holy Cross. Nicole already explained that, she and EJ tell Stefano, who says he doesn’t believe it. EJ screams at Stefano for disrespecting his future wife and tells him he lost one son today. "Keep going if you want to lose another." Nicole tries to get EJ to stop, but Stefano thinks Nicole could have put the man who killed his son in jail. Stefano brings up Nicole going to the convent again but EJ tells Stefano, "I don’t care if she’s having an affair with the Mother Superior. It’s none of your business." Stefano says he’s Nicole’s enemy, now. "And my enemies don’t keep secrets." Stefano goes off to get the door and Nicole asks if EJ believes her. He does and tells her not to worry about Stefano. He’s lashing out because he’s in pain. EJ shows her Tony’s note with the letter B on it. Nicole doesn’t know what it could mean. EJ knows there was tension between Nicole and Tony and wonders what it was about. His brother is dead and she’s the only witness. Nicole says if he doesn’t trust her and if that’s what he thinks, maybe they should call off the wedding. "Maybe we should," agrees EJ. EJ’s tired of her threatening to leave when things don’t go her own way. He tells her to get out then, but she’s not taking Sydney. Suddenly, Nicole reminds him that they’re all grieving for Tony. EJ asks if she is. "Of course I am," she says, calling Stefano’s accusations inaccurate. She and Tony were comfortable with each other, she says, but EJ disagrees. Nicole says she felt attacked and betrayed, and EJ says that’s how he and his father feel. Nicole is confused. "You’ve no idea what you’ve done," he spits at her. "You let Philip Kiriakis kill my brother and then walk away." Nicole says it was an accident and she told the truth, but EJ thinks Philip planned to kill Tony and he’s afraid that she had something to do with it. EJ wonders if there is a reason she’s protecting Philip. He screams at her that the family has a code and asks if she is ready to live up to that code. Nicole cries, "A code that forces me to send an innocent man to prison?" She calls him tired and asks him to go upstairs; thinking holding Sydney will make him feel better. EJ pushes her away, when she reaches for him.
At the hospital, Stefano is horrified that Tony’s dead and Philip tells him how sorry he is. "It was an accident," he tells Stefano. EJ takes Stefano to see Tony, while Hope tells Nicole to stop stalling. "I just need to be sure," Nicole says, and Hope wonders what type of deal she struck with Philip. Hope calls it obstruction of justice and when Brady arrives, he asks Nicole what she did! Nicole tells them both that Tony and Philip got into a fight. Brady knows Philip would never hurt Tony intentionally, but Hope disagrees. She asks if it was an accident or not. EJ comes out of Tony’s room and tells everyone his brother’s dead. Nicole rushes to his arms and Brady urges Nicole to tell EJ that it was an accident. Nicole wants to know if Tony said something. EJ denies this but Tony left him a message. Hope asks what he said and EJ says Tony left him a note.
In Tony’s room, Stefano says this never should have happened and nobody should outlive their children. "I would have given my life for yours," Stefano says. People have called him arrogant, making him laugh, but now he calls himself arrogant. "I toyed with you, with my own son," he says. Stefano thought he could teach Tony a lesson and then bring him back to him, when he chose. Stefano realizes he’ll never hear Tony call him ‘Father’, again. Stefano will feel guilt for this forever and he’ll vindicate Tony’s death or die trying, he promises. He weeps, as he calls Tony’s name.
Back out in the waiting room, EJ says he wants Philip arrested and charged with murder. Brady knows this isn’t his call. EJ agrees. It’s Nicole’s call! Hope tells her she’d better come clean, and be honest, or Hope will charge her with perjury.
Nearby, Phillip wants a do over. Victor knows it was an accident. Philip says it wasn’t an accident that Tony was there or that they fought. Philip will have to deal with this for the rest of his life. Victor doesn’t understand how Philip has this introspective streak, considering Kate’s his mother and he’s his father! He’s proud of his son and asks if he and Nicole are on good speaking terms. Nicole will determine whether he goes home or to jail.
Nearby, Nicole says that Tony’s death was an accident. Philip had nothing to do with it. Stefano returns from Tony’s room and tells her that this was the wrong answer. Nicole says this is the truth. Stefano calls it an accident that was planned and solved a lot of problems, for Philip, who he calls sniveling. Philip jumps at Stefano but Hope tells Stefano she’s sorry for his loss. Stefano knows what needs to be done, he says, and won’t forget Nicole’s lies. Brady asks why Nicole was there, but Philip has no idea. Victor goes to talk to the doctor, while EJ rants to Nicole that he enjoyed the fact that Father put him ahead of Tony. He will have to live with that forever. EJ looks at Philip and blames him, though Nicole says she told the truth. It was an accident. EJ says not to worry. Stefano’s lashing out, but EJ’s not angry with her for telling the truth. "It’s lies that kill," he says. Brady watches Nicole from across the room. Hope tells Victor that forensics and Dr. Jonas think the death could have been accidental and she is doubtful Philip will be prosecuted.
Brady goes to Nicole and reminds her she went to the pier to make sure Tony didn’t tell anything about Sydney. Nicole says it wasn’t like that. Hope asks if there’s something she should know. Brady denies this. Hope thinks it’s interesting timing that Nicole was there during Tony’s fall. Nicole goes to talk to Philip, who thanks her for telling the truth. Hope watches as they talk, and Philip asks what Nicole wants. She’d like him to stop blackmailing her and Brady. Philip realizes he was wrong about her. Stefano is upset to find Nicole talking to Philip. Nicole says Philip was apologizing, and this leaves Stefano disgusted with her.
Inside Tony’s room, EJ reads the note and promises Tony that somehow, he’ll find out the truth.
Hope grills Nicole, in the hospital waiting room, asking if Philip pushed Tony on to that piece of wood or if Tony fell. Nicole is nervous and refuses to answer. Philip urges her to tell the truth but Nicole runs off, yelling that she needs to think. Meanwhile, Stefano watches her like a hawk. Bo tells Philip to relax and Stefano asks Nicole if she’s going to tell the police what Philip did to Tony? Bo tells Stefano not to influence the witness and Hope tells Nicole they need an answer. Philip tells her not to put a DiMera slant on it and Bo tells Philip to shut up. Philip is worried she’ll lie. Victor comes into the hospital and tells Philip not to say another word. Stefano confronts Nicole, who walks away. He follows her and demands that she talk. Lexi and Bo rush to Nicole’s side and tell Stefano to stop badgering her. Nicole reminds Hope that last time she spoke with her, she was the one who was being grilled for murder. Lexi asks Nicole not to let Stefano upset her too much. Stefano picks on the easiest target. Nicole wonders if Tony will live through this. Lexi says Tony’s chances aren’t good. “I think he knows that.” Lexi says Tony wants to clear the air with EJ about something and that’s why he’s with him.
Victor thinks Philip did what he did to try to get back into his good graces. Philip says he just got into a fight and was ten feet away from Tony, during the fall. Bo hopes that Tony or Nicole backs it up. Otherwise the DA will make her own ruling.
Inside Tony’s room, Tony tries to communicate to EJ that Sydney’s not EJ’s kid with Nicole. EJ says he’ll be able to speak when the tube comes out of Tony’s mouth. “Are you sure this can’t wait a day or so?” Tony shakes his head and continues to write. He runs out of ink and EJ goes to grab a pen while Tony thinks to himself that EJ has no idea what’s coming to him. EJ asks Tony to forget about this. It’s making him so upset. When he comes home, he, Anna and Nicole will all take care of him. Nicole comes into his room and Tony becomes very agitated. EJ tries to calm him and Lexi rushes into his room, demanding to know what the hell is going on. Nicole and EJ leave the room and Lexi calms Tony down.
Outside Tony’s room, EJ lets Nicole know that Tony’s upset about something and is trying to write it down. Hope tells Nicole it’s time to get her statement. EJ goes back to Tony’s room while Nicole tells Hope that she saw Philip and Tony arguing at the pier. Bo pulls Hope aside.
Victor apologizes to Philip, thinking this is his fault. Philip reminds Victor that he would have fired himself as well, for what he did. Stefano comes by and tells them that it’s the authorities they should be worried about right now. Stefano tells Victor they once almost worked together and that once Philip took over Titan, the gloves came off. Philip goes at Stefano, and Victor stops him. If Philip is responsible for Tony’s death, Victor can expect him to do what any father would do.
Nearby, Nicole has to make sure Tony’s going to be okay first, before she tells Hope what she saw at the pier. Hope is confused.
Back in Tony’s room, Lexi tells Tony to stay calm. She needs to consult with Dr. Jonas and will be right back. EJ returns and agrees to get the pen and paper for him if he agrees to relax. Tony starts to write. EJ asks, “Is this something about Philip?” Tony becomes more agitated and suddenly his monitor goes crazy as he flatlines. EJ yells, “Tony! Tony! Help!” A nurse rushes into the room and works on Tony. EJ looks at the letter B on the paper and wonders what on earth it means. Lexi works on Tony with the nurse and when she can’t bring him back, she calls his time of death and starts to cry, as she holds his hand. EJ walks out of the room and a weeping EJ tells Nicole Tony had a heart attack. Nicole comforts him. Lexi returns to the waiting room and tells everyone they did all they could. “He’s gone.” She cries and EJ comforts her as Nicole ponders her next move and Stefano goes white and turns to Philip.
At University, Stefano tells Daniel to try harder to save Tony and EJ asks if they can donate blood. Stefano blasts Daniel that he doesn’t want anyone to do with the Kiriakis family to oversee Tony’s care and that includes him. Daniel asks if there’s some other doctor he has in mind. Stefano wants Alexandra, but Daniel reminds him she’s the patient’s sister. Daniel decides to page her, but until she gets there, this is his case and he’ll do all he can to save him. Stefano starts hyperventilating and can’t believe that he just told EJ that Tony was dead to him. EJ asks him not to punish himself. "This is painful enough." EJ wonders where Nicole is and Lexi shows up, flustered. They tell her he fell and punctured his lung, and Stefano blames Philip.
Nearby, Philip tells Bo that Nicole saw everything and can back up his story that this is an accident. Philip doesn’t have much more to tell his brother, and Bo makes a call to Hope, asking her to get to the hospital. Bo thinks Philip’s keeping something from him.
Meanwhile, Tony wakes up to Nicole in his room. She tells him he looks awful and she feels bad for him. She knows if he didn’t get hurt, he’d have told EJ that Sydney wasn’t his. It would have ruined everything. She refuses to let him ruin her life with EJ and she promises one way or another, she’ll ensure he doesn’t say a word! Tony’s heart rate goes up and Nicole says she saved his life by calling 911, so he owes her and needs to keep his mouth shut. A nurse arrives and overhears Nicole telling Tony to talk to her. The nurse says he can’t. He’s intubated! Nicole is happy to hear this and asks if Tony will be able to speak once he recovers. The nurse says he will and throws Nicole out of the room, while she calms Tony.