Quote lmfan: I think it would be good to reestablish Nikki and Paul's long term friendship. They dated as teens and I would love to see some of those old scenes in flashbacks. Plus Paul cares for Nikki and she can trust him. They can start with the friendship and if they have sparks go forward and if not, it will still be nice to see the friendship renewed.
I to think maybe this is the direction this story is going to take. It would be nice to see Nicki & Paul together, although this would probably push the ever control freek Victor to try and destroy any happiness Nicki could find with Paul.