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May 2 2014, 08:52 AM
May 2 2014, 08:47 AM
May 2 2014, 08:39 AM
Nick at this point is being written as a mad dog that needs to be put down. And it's pretty obvious that he's going to be the murder victim. And while I'm not invested in the character, it seems a waste of a potentially good storyline: young man gets out of prison and tries to rebuild his life and reintegrate himself into society. Instead, it was "young man gets out of prison and does a lot of nasty, vindictive, manipulative stuff that makes people wonder why he was released from prison in the first place before ending up as a chalk outline." An exercise in futility!
You know what...I can understand Nick fans being frustrated at the direction that Nick's character was taken. But in reality, people in Nick's situation could have gone either way. Some redeem themselves post prison, but most just fall back into their old patterns and relapse back into criminal behavior. So I still feel like Nick turning bad again very believable.

ETA: I believe that always being the smartest guy in the room caused Nick to suffer from hubris.
Except Nick was not a habitual criminal before the incident that sent him to prison. Obviously these writers don't know how to write for a complex character. I'd give anything for someone like Bill Bell or Pat Falken Smith to be around to write for Nick.
But those personality traits were there, weren't they? The stalking, controlling, obsessiveness, etc... Add to that a hellish stint in prison and I can totally understand how all the bad traits got worse. I'm not saying that Nick isn't complex, but it's believable that someone's dark side can take over. In my life I've personally seen a once sweet, sensitive girl turn into a dark, jaded, hardened woman after a series of bad events. It sucks, but it happens.
Edited by Pookie, May 2 2014, 08:59 AM.
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