Quote Kelby: I think it was the original Nikki, Erica Hope that played the part when this storyline was going on. But, something is making me think maybe Erica started the story and Melody finished it. Or something like that. D..n! I do not remember that was 1978/79. That was awhile ago. Ha! It was a storyline on the show though. I am not remembering the leader that forced degrading sex on Nikki though. I am not remembering that part. I think that part might be made up, to make way for the present storyline. That was back when Nikki and Paul were first on the show and he slept with Nikki and gave her Gonorrhea or some s..t like that. They were both kind of promiscuous.
I think by the time that story began MTS was playing Nikki.
She took over the role from Erica Hope in 1979 and I think there was even a bit of a gap between actresses. The cult story was 1980.
It would be fun if they could do some flashbacks of a very young Nikki and Paul! But they've tweaked the story. Sumiko (female) was the leader of the cult and this guy Ian Ward who apparently abused Niki was never part of the original story. Even Paul seems puzzled that Nikki could have gone off and had a child without him knowing! Like he said he was with her the whole time!! I'm surprised that Katharine would have wanted Nikki to relive that traumatic period of her life.