@ Kyle fish:
I read somewhere that Vargas' sentence was extended because of Nick. I'm not sure if because he was protecting Nick or got into a fight with that earned him another 3 years.
Though this Nick does have issues... many of them at that, I think a number of them arose because of his time in prison. It changes people, usually turning them in negative ways. I don't mind that he's now the villain esq, but I hate what he's doung to his own family. Will is his nephew or cousin and deserves much better than this from Nick. If Nick were to expose Will shooting EJ, he's putting his own Aunt Hope and Uncle Roman into the boiling pot. I seriously hope that he wouldn't go that far. And if he does, all sides of the family will come raining down on him.
Added, this Vargas character coming to town. He will cause trouble for Nick it seems like. There is something there and it's been hinted at. I would love for Vargas to expose Nick.
Here's a wild thought....
Maybe this guy isn't really Nick. Maybe he is a Nick clone and Vargas can expose this guy as Nick's evil clone and he knows where the sweet and good Nick Fallon is being kept. That's why "Nick" is so troubled with Vargas being in Salem.