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 and Nicole polish off the champagne as they snuggle. Noticing Nicole's distance, EJ asks what's up. Nicole tells him nothing's wrong. This was perfect. EJ agrees it was very special. He tells her she deserves to be paid attention to, but Nicole doesn't want to read into what happened. She thanks him for reminding her how special lovemaking can be and he thanks her.
Sami waits for Lucas to call and flashes back to finding his ankle bracelet in a brown paper bag, days ago, and confronting Lucas.
Nicole and EJ are surprised when the elevator drops. The rescue crew arrives and Sami sees EJ and Nicole, half nude. "In an elevator," she asks, incredulously. EJ asks why she's there and Sami refuses to answer. She calls him a hypocrite for telling her he had feelings for her and then having sex with Nicole. EJ reminds her there is no 'us', and he has moved on. Sami tells him angrily, that she's thrilled. She tells him Lucas would never be caught dead doing some tramp in an elevator. He calls EJ a 'two timing jerk' and tells him Nicole's chasing him to get to her. Nicole steps in and denies this. She tells him she and EJ had sex and it was great, but whatever Sami said to him earlier blew things for them. Sami says, "Good, I don't care. I want Lucas!" Sami heads out to find Lucas, but is stopped by Roman, who is there to help.
Nearby, EJ pays Nicole a compliment. She was great with Sami, and he tells her this could have happened a while ago, but he's happy they waited. "Every time he goes into an elevator, he'll think of her," he says. Nicole laughs. She will, too.
Meanwhile, Chloe and Lucas finish having sex the second time and Chloe admits it was amazing but she feels guilty. Lucas doesn't feel guilty, he says, and once the doors open, he'll sneak past the guards. As they dress, a guard calls out to Chloe and Lucas. He wants to know how many of them are in the elevator. Lucas tries to sneak out the elevator trap door and Chloe comments she saw someone try it on a video on youtube. It never works. She'll cause a diversion, once they're out. They kiss and she panics when the elevator drops. She tells the guard she's claustrophobic and asks them to hurry. Once the doors open, Chloe yells and grabs the firemen, as Lucas leaves the elevator, quietly. Sami notices him and runs to him and asks what he's doing here. She tries to rush him out, but Nicole and EJ yell his name. Roman and another guard place Lucas under arrest. Sami begs Roman to stop this but he can't. Lucas broke all rules of his house arrest. Sami says this must have been an emergency. Sami panics as Roman tells her that he will be back in prison for the rest of his term. Sami cries and Chloe appears visually upset.
In the next elevator, EJ and Nicole rip each other's clothes off as they kiss, passionately, but during a passionate moment, EJ calls out Samantha's name. Nicole backs off and EJ apologizes. Nicole refuses to play second best. EJ says it was a mistake and didn't mean to hurt her. They resume kissing, and the rest of their clothes come off. EJ thinks she's beautiful and Nicole tells him he's something. Not like the egocentric bullies of her past. She calls him thoughtful and considerate. Kissing ensues. After they have sex, EJ wonders what just happened. Nicole calls it revenge sex and EJ is surprised that Nicole can go from vulnerable to a tough exterior. He doesn't understand why she thinks so poorly of herself, since she's one of the most amazing women he's ever met. They kiss.
A little party is underway at DiMera mansion with EJ, Nicole and Ava. Rolf serves them and there's a pianist playing. EJ tells the ladies he'd prefer to have an All American barbeque with weenies and hamburgers. "I don't do…. Weenies," says Rolf, with distain. The power flickers and EJ assumes the city's power grid is overloaded, due to the heat wave. He takes a call and leaves the ladies alone. Nicole admits that her feelings for EJ are hopeless but Ava disagrees. Nicole shares that EJ has a chance with Sami now, because she admitted to having feelings for him. Nicole's not a quitter but she doesn't need the heartache. Ava goes off to find John. The lights flicker as John heads down the stairs to get the door. Marlena comes in and asks if he has come to his senses. John says they've been through this and Marlena apologizes for letting her anger get the better of her. She doesn't get how he refuses to get his 'self' back. John says the man she loves is dead and gone and she needs to accept that. Ava listens from the other room. Marlena doesn't think he has a way of knowing and wants her husband back. She asks for the disc, to keep it safe, in case he changes his mind, but he refuses.
EJ tells his client to enjoy their holiday. He assures them that their court order will be in right after the holiday and makes a quick call to Sami, leaving her a message that he was happy about their talk and hopes to see her later. Lucas listens in.
EJ returns to the great room from his call and apologizes for upsetting Nicole, but needs to be honest with her. Nicole wishes him luck, but doesn't think that Sami will leave Lucas. They bet on it and Nicole says Sami will never admit to loving EJ and will never dump Lucas for EJ. EJ's annoyed that she could be right but he tells her that Sami's resolve is already starting to crack. John returns and wonders where Ava is.
Sami arrives home and once she sees Nicole in the house with EJ, she runs outside and makes a call to EJ. Nicole and EJ are making a 100 dollar wager on whether Sami will go with EJ or not until EJ takes the call. Sami tells EJ that they can't be together and they don't have a future. She loves Lucas and always will. She wants to spend the rest of her life with him. EJ doesn't believe her. She says she'll never love him the way he wants her to. He tells Nicole and she says it's the fastest 100 dollars she ever made, but when she sees how hurt he is, she tells him the bet's off and asks him to let Sami go. He thinks it's a good point. He's through groveling and chasing. He invites her out and they go to Nicole's place.
EJ and Nicole arrive at the Inn and notice the power flickering and EJ thinks they should take the stairs, but Nicole takes him into the elevator and tells him he'll have fun and forget Sami. She moves in like she's going to kiss him but tickles him instead! EJ laughs as the power finally goes out. They realize there is an outage and Nicole shows him the champagne she took from his house! EJ sprays her with the booze and Nicole pulls out playing cards. EJ thinks she should stay single and thinks she came a long way since she came back. He considers her a good friend and decides to take her advice and move on. They kiss passionately.
At the DiMera mansion, EJ asks Lucas where Samantha is. Lucas says she went to Bo and Hope's barbeque. EJ asks if Lucas is upset that he can't spend the day with Samantha. He is. EJ tells Lucas he'll be sure to let Sami know he's upset that he can't join her. Lucas doesn't think EJ will be welcomed there. EJ thinks that since he's family, Samantha won't deny him time with his son. Lucas didn't think EJ cared about the American holidays and asks how come he's still in the USA. EJ lies that he's still married to Samantha. Lucas doesn't think it's for long, and the two argue until Nicole arrives, with a present. She's ready to party! She assumes he's not invited to the Brady Barbeque and offers herself as a date. EJ opens his gift, which is a half full bottle of vodka. Nicole partook while she was in the taxi on the way over! EJ tells her that something good happened but he won't clue her in. He can't trust her! He goes to change and Lucas waltzes into the room and the pair discusses Sami and their own short marriage. Nicole thinks Sami has used and abused him and wants to know why he comes back for more. Lucas tells her they're working through things but Nicole is surprised. She tells him they're a lot alike. They're romantics, and deep down just want to be loved and love in return. She asks him to be careful that Sami doesn't stomp on his heart. Rolf finds Nicole browsing magazines and asks where everyone is. She asks for caviar and he goes off to get it. EJ comes downstairs dressed in a suit, and finally tells Nicole that Samantha knows they're not married. She went ballistic, but in the exchange, she also admitted to having feelings for him. They drink to it and from outside the room, Lucas listens in. "Oh God Sami, how could you?"
Nicole turns to alcohol to get her through the night. Trent remembers how good they were together but Nicole tells him he was good at twisting her mind and torturing her ego. Trent has nothing to hide. She asks how Max reacted to the news. "Did he spit on you?" Trent cares about his son and about Nicole, he says. Nicole rolls her eyes, "Please." She doesn't feel the same and tells him he nearly ruined her life. Trent thinks he took her in after her father drugged her and forced her to do porn. Nicole says he took her in until he found another ingénue. "If it wasn't for me, you'd be dead," he says through gritted teeth. Nicole is offended and tells him that he turned her into his 'it' girl to hang on his arm when he needed someone. He denies it but she asks why he dumped her when he had a celebrity status. She didn’t care if she lived or died at that point, she confesses, tears streaming down her face. She thought he loved her and that they'd be together forever, but he left her with nothing. Trent tells her they're all responsible for their own destiny. Trent has had enough and shows his true colors. He's disappointed in her and calls her a "Sniveling whining little ingrate who loves feeling sorry for herself." Nicole calls him a cruel unfeeling bastard who will do anything and hurt anyone to get to the top. Trent isn't worried and tells her that her secret will get out if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut.
Bo and Hope arrive at Chez Rouge to celebrate something that Bo refuses to tell Hope just yet. Daniel arrives looking dapper and Bo wonders if he's there for a hot date! Hope's jaw drops and she rushes Bo off to their table, leaving Daniel puzzled. He makes a call to Chelsea, who is running late. She doesn’t take the call.
At their table, Hope is surprised to see Trent with Nicole. Nearby, Trent asks Nicole how she knows Hope and Bo. She tells him they're cops and Trent has met Bo at the Inn, when it was broken into. Talk turns to Max and Nicole thinks that Trent will build Max up, only to take him down and shatter his self confidence. She knows that's how he works and thinks he'll steal all of Max's ideas. She asks if she can leave, but he won't let her go. He missed his Nicki - she tells him to stop calling her that and doesn't believe him. Nothing he can say will make her trust him. Her secret is safe with him, he says, but she doesn't believe it. They're interrupted by a student, Sam Connor, who was enthralled by Trent's work. Trent introduces the young man to Nicole, and after he leaves, Nicole accuses him of loving this newfound celebrity. Nicole remembers a time when he was embarrassed to be seen with her. "That time has changed," he says. When he asks her to dance, her first thoughts are of disgust and she refuses but he reminds her she's not in a position to refuse. Trent thinks this is like old times. Nicole rolls her eyes as they dance.
Nearby, Bo tells Hope that she looks more beautiful than they day they met. She thanks him and asks what they're celebrating. Bo grins and teases her. He says things changed for him when he had that near death experience and realized how precious their time is.