Quote ktmom: I don't think so. I think he truly loves Liz the most, but it won't work out for them. The timing is always off. Their past is too complicated.
If you look at the scenes when he was in the hospital pining for her, you really remember how he feels about her. Also when she declared her love and he said that he has loved her for years. Shivers.
He probably is better off with sneaky Britt, because he doesn't have the same depth of feeling for her. It's easier with her. They are more playful and she brings out his lighter side.
I remember Nik wanting Liz, and Liz not wanting HIM because of guilt. AJ, ahoy.
Except suddenly Liz wasn't guilty once Nik committed to Britt. Then the engagement was off, and Liz/Nik could definitely be together if they wanted because they were both single, but suddenly Liz chose Ric.
Now Ric is gone and Liz/Nik could be together because they're both single, but Nik isn't going for it.
I think he knows the minute he tosses Britt for Liz, she'll pull back/change her mind/chase after another man. His only shot is to keep Britt in his life so Liz has someone to passive-aggressively fight for him. That's the only time she wants him.
It's pretty pathetic on Nik's part, really.