Thanks to TWoP, I’ve chosen to do a Nick Crackwatch (tm islandgal) for Days of our Lives. For those of you not interested in being spoilered don’t continue. We’ve been blasted with some pretty “out there” spoilers for November sweeps and if it’s not shocking enough they will center around Nick, then hold on to your pocket protector, he’s Trent’s killer. And he’s also going to gaslight Melanie into thinking she did it. And it’s because he’s on drugs. DRUGS! The same ones that sent Jessica his mother going nuts (yes his mother will be mentioned!)
Now my gut is worrying to death over all of this. The show is obviously taking a new shift in direction for a shocking revelation which may only wind up ruining the one decent, good hearted male character left on this show. Also, I worry that Blake Berris may be written out, which what a horrific swan song for him. But for now, I’m gonna hope the drug addiction and mental illness discussion means they are creating a long story for Nick.
In the meantime, the show needs to give us clues. Big time clues. A guy like Nick isn’t suddenly revealed to be a creepy killer without some clues showing up and that’s what I’m gonna keep track of. Today’s blog will talk about the clues I believe that are there already, which are only two (we need to get busy show with more!). Now the clues I’m looking at are obvious ones…many think Blake has been showing us different layers which doesn’t surprise me, I’ve always felt he’s an awesome actor, but I admit it takes more then just the facial expression an actor gives for his performance, it takes actual direction written into the scene.
Log Entry #1: Nick’s DUI/drinking
When I heard Nick was getting a DUI, I was a little perturbed. Now my man getting drunk and making a fool of himself is nothing new, but I know he’s taken steps not to drive while intoxicated so it was tough to fathom he suddenly did it now. What could have helped was actually showing the scenes where he got drunk. But as usual they skipped that. I still think the show changed direction and never thought Nick would be the killer but it is possible at this time they knew or were still thinking about it. Maybe then it was a good idea to leave the scenes out. My pal Paula picked up on Nick’s line that he was not feeling like himself at the time. Good catch given where we will be going.
Log Entry #2: “To hell with the Brady’s”
This past Monday, Nick made a comment that really shocked me. Some people thought he sounded high at the cafe and was acting figidity. What really got my attention was Nick is so into Melanie, he’s ready to just write the Brady’s off altogether. Now, if he had said this last spring when Chelsea was cheating on him, Max was “helping” him by not telling him he was messing with his project, while Stephanie seemed to be pushing Chelsea towards Dan…I’d have loved to hear Nick say that. But he didn’t. Now he is for a girl he really doesn’t know? Something else is going on here and though it doesn’t prove he’s the killer but he’s clearly not acting like himself.
So check back often, I’ll update this when new clues come along and when the truth does come out, we’ll look at the list to see if the show has done it’s job.