Quote mbfc3: Well, she should've told him months ago, so I definitely come down on the side of Nicole coming clean. At this point, it'll cost her, at least for a while, with Eric, and of course Marlena and Sami will probably slap the stuffing out of her; but in the end, she'll be far better off if she tells everyone the truth. She's not a bad person. She's just used to being the loser in relationships, and she's supremely insecure. She's got to learn to trust Eric's feelings for her, but now she's going to have to earn back that trust...that is, if she tells him.
Nicole has been one of my favorite characters on DOOL for a l-o-o-o-ng time, though I've stopped thinking of her as a victim of bad luck. She's been the to one to ruin her relationships with tricky schemes and lying cover-ups. Come
to think of it what REAL relationships of any kind has she ever had that weren't based on ulterior motives? SHE ruined her first true romance with Eric long ago, and her marriages with Lucas and Victor were for $$$ reasons and can't even be counted as friendships. I thought she really had a heart-felt love for EJ, but she messed that up royally with the baby-switching saga.
Nicole is certainly not dumb and by now should have learned from her mistakes, which have caused her to be eternally "insecure" but self-indulgent. Even her friendships with Rafe and Daniel began with ulterior motives--she needed their help... Yet she's fascinating to watch in action. I think Nicole should have come clean weeks ago to Eric and Daniel about the shredded evidence. There might be a chance of forgiveness--but it may be too late for that. Could Eric ever really trust her again? Oh, probably--he's SO forgiving (and naïve).
Come on, Nicole--step up to the plate and confess right now, before someone else discovers the truth!