It seems we may finally get to the bottom of what exactly is going on with Nick, Max and that mysterious grant proposal. Luckily for viewers, the answers just might come in the form of the always captivating Roscoe Born.

We’ve already told you that Born is coming to Days this week, but we recently learned more about who he will be playing. It seems the veteran soap actor will portray the dean of the physics department at Salem University where he will of course interact with Max, Stephanie and Nick.

In an interview with SOAPnet, Born previewed that Nick becomes the dean’s protégé after developing an alternative fuel cell. That’s all well and good, but what we all really want to know is, will Born play another deliciously devious character he’s so famous for? He just might, as in the same article, Born teased, “This guy’s going to have a lot of different sides to him, and some aren’t going to be pleasant, but he won’t be a stock villain.” It definitely sounds promising!

So the next question is, after messing with Nick’s work for the past few months, will Max turn out to be the person who really came up with the revolutionary fuel cell? Tune in May 29th to find out!