Nick "Nicky" Davis made a lot of mistake in his life. None would
prove to be as great as when he left his girlfriend, Amy, in Pine Valley
with a simple letter. Returning from New York 18 years later, Nick sought
to pick up where he left off.
Amy, now married to successful attorney Lincoln Tyler, did not reciprocate
Nick’s affections. Nick knew Amy was acting strangely, and turned
to old friend Mona Kane for advice. Mona’s daughter, Erica Kane,
could not believe her mother would associate with an oppurtunist like
Nick opened a dance studio that attracted many very important residents,
namely Pine Valley Grand Dame Phoebe Tyler. Nick romanced Phoebe, who
was all too susceptible to his charm.
Nick befriended Erica’s friend, Phil Brent. One day, he went to
the Brent home to return Phil’s notebook when he saw Phil lying
on the floor. Nick rushed Phil to the hospital. Phil’s parents,
Ruth and Ted Brent, arrived with Amy in tow. Thinking Phil was going to
die, Amy admitted that Phil was in fact Nick’s son. Amy had given
the child to Ruth and Ted. Ted threatened that he would kill Nick if he
ever told Phil the truth.
Nick again turned to Mona with the truth. Mona told him to leave Phil
and the Brent’s alone. But Nick was not about to leave town again
knowing he had a son. Erica overheard, and told Phil the truth.
After Ted’s death in a car accident, Nick tried to fill the void
in Phil’s life. Phil left for New York, but was presumed dead in
his own car accident. Nick searched the City, eventually finding Phil,
now an amnesiac. He convinced Phil to come home with him. On the same
trip, he met another Pine Valley export, Anne Tyler, Phoebe’s daughter.
Nick’s only focus was his son. Without Amy, Nick was all Phil had.
Though his closeness to Phil brought Ruth and Nick together, it was Anne
who had caught his eye. He was attracted to Anne, but he had geared all
his energy to reuniting Tara Martin and his son as Tara and Chuck were
set to wed.
Nick showed up drunk at Chuck and Tara’s wedding ceremony. When
the minister asked if there were any objections, Nick turned to Phil.
When Phil failed to speak up, Nick called him out. Everyone in the church
learned Phil had his memory back. Chuck and Nick got in an altercation
when all of sudden Chuck collapsed. He suffered from sudden kidney failure.
Phoebe ran to her grandson’s side, and blamed Nick for his condition.
At the end of the year, Nick got devastating news: Phil was going to Vietnam.
1972: Against Phoebe’s wishes, Anne continued her
pursuit of Nick. No matter how hard Phoebe tried, Nick and Anne were in
love. Nick and Anne married in a small ceremony before Phil was deployed.
Not long after, Nick learned Phil was dead, another young casualty of
the foreign war.
Nick and Anne decided they wanted to have children, but as hard as they
tried, they could not conceive. Nick learned he was sterile. Knowing Anne
wanted a child desperately, Nick knew his continued marriage to her would
be a burden. Nick began to pick fights with Anne. He wanted to make it
seem like he was no longer in love with her. Really, there was nothing
else left in this world for him but Anne. Anne granted Nick his divorce.
Nick hired a new dance instructor, Kitty Shea, at his studio. Nick began
to romance Kitty to keep Anne out of his mind. Soon, Kitty and Nick were
engrossed in a passionate affair.
Nick’s affair with Kitty went too far. Kitty was pregnant with his
son. If Nick was not sterile, he was free to be with Anne. But, Anne was
going through her own tribulations. She had miscarried a child, Nick’s
child. Nick could not believe how much they had lied to each other. Anne
was now married to Paul Martin and was determined to make her marriage
work. She told Nick to stand by Kitty, after all, he had lost so many
Nick did not love Kitty, but knew the right thing to do was to marry her.
When Kitty miscarried, things only got worst. After Kitty attempted suicide,
she fell into a psychotic state. Kitty was sure she was still pregnant.
Nick pulled Kitty though her ordeal. Though they were now friends, they
knew they could not be lovers.
Nick turned to Anne with a final plea. They went to New York, where they
first met. Nick was intent on winning Anne back. But, she had fallen in
love with her husband. On a stormy drive back to Pine Valley, Anne and
Paul got in a terrible car accident. Anne was in a coma. In the hospital,
Paul demanded to know what Nick and Anne were doing together in New York.
Nick lead Paul to the wrong conclusions. If he could not be happy with
Anne, no one would.
Phil was found alive in Vietnam. Phil was coming home.
As far a Nick could see, his greatest rival in Pine Valley was Phoebe.
Phoebe’s intervention in his marriage with Anne was partly to blame
for their divorce. Now, she made it clear that Phil was to be left out
of Tara’s life.
Anne returned to Pine Valley after a brief stay with Lincoln in Seattle.
Anne blamed Nick for her breakup with Paul. She was sticking to the decision
she made in New York.
1975: Nick was pleased to see Kitty go against Phoebe’s
wishes and marry Lincoln. This put Nick in closer proximity to Anne again.
Anne came to Nick with shocking news. She and Paul had an affair behind
Margo’s back. Margo was now pregnant, and Paul was stuck in his
marriage. The issue was that Anne was pregnant too. Nick offered her the
same package Paul offered her years ago: he would marry her and raise
the child as his own. Nick promised to keep Anne’s secret until
she made her decision.
Nick opened new business venture in Pine Valley, the uber-trendy restaurant,
The Château. Nick used the popularity of the restaurant to free
Phil form Erica’s grasp. He offered her the prestigious hostess
job on the condition that she sign Phil’s petition to divorce. Erica
chose her fame over her heart, and agreed to Nick’s proposition.
By years end, Nick finally saw Phil and Tara walk down the aisle.
Anne declined Nick’s offer to raise her child. Nick realized that
Paul and Anne were meant to be. He broke his vow of silence, and let Paul
in on Anne’s condition. It did not matter if he lost Anne. He knew
that only Paul could make her happy.
Nick and Erica were beginning to spend more and more time together. The
first time they kissed, both were shocked. They were surprisingly compatible.
Nick was soon enamored with Erica. He could not believe that he was having
an affair with his best friend’s daughter, and his son’s ex-wife.
He had to keep this relationship a secret from Mona and Phil.
1977: Erica left Nick after one too many arguments. She
began to work for Nick’s new rival, Tom Cudahy, at The Goalpost.
Nick hired Claudette Montgomery to fill Erica’s position. Erica
and Nick used their new coworkers to make each other jealous.
Erica made the first move when she planted marijuana on Claudette, a parolee
for drug possession. Nick replanted the drugs on Erica. Erica and Nick
made love like they fought. But their secret romance was burst wide open
when Mona walked in on them. Nick believed Erica plotted to have Mona
discover them so as to hurt him more. Nick left Erica and told her that
The Chateau and his bed were off limits.
Nick received a note from Erica in which she inferred she was going to
kill herself. Mona called Nick after Erica was found alive in New York,
suffering from viral pneumonia. Mona worried her daughter was going to
die. On her deathbed, Nick proposed to Erica hoping that his action would
give her the strength to recover. But when it did, Nick realized what
a big mistake he had made.
Erica and Nick had one last night of passion. He announced that he was
leaving her and Pine Valley. He had sold The Chateau to the Unirest Corporation.
He was leaving for Chicago. Erica vowed her revenge. She hoped marrying
Tom would lure Nick back to Pine Valley, but Nick had moved on as he had
1983-84: In Chicago, Nick got a call from a frantic Mona.
Erica was on the run for the murder of Kent Bogard. Nick came back to
Pine Valley to support Mona and hopefully get Erica out of her predicament.
Before they could meet in secret, Erica was discovered. Nick remained
through the trial until Erica was exonerated for the murder.
Nick arrived in Pine Valley on the eve of Bianca Montgomery’s birth.
He wanted to witness the birth of the next generation of Kane women.
1991: It was Ruth who prompted Nick’s next visit
to Pine Valley. Erica was now engaged to his grandson, Charlie Brent.
Surprising Erica, he confronted her at a Martin family dinner about her
true intentions. After all, she had already romanced Charlie’s grandfather,
and at one time was ever married to his father. Nick asked Erica if she
loved Charlie, but she could not answer. Nick succeeded in breaking up
1993: As Erica was set to marry Dimitri Marick, Mona
revealed to Nick a long kept secret. When Erica was 14, she was raped
by one of Eric Kane’s actor friends, Richard Fields. Erica gave
birth to a child that Mona put up for adoption. That child was Kendall
Hart, Erica’s new executive assistant. Nick stood by Erica as she
faced the demons of her past on the eve of what was to be the best day
of her life.
Nick returned to Pine Valley when Mona was diagnosed with cancer. On the
night of the surgery, Nick promised to care for Mona if anything happened
to her. Nick was at ease when Mona made her way out of the surgery with
a clean bill of health.
A few months later, Mona died peacefully in her sleep. Nick returned to
Pine Valley to say goodbye to his old friend and stay true to his promise.
1995: Nick attended the Martin family housewarming. Nick
tried to comfort Ruth, who had sunk into a deep depression after the destruction
of her home. Nick and Ruth spent the evening reminiscing about Tara and
Phil’s tumultuous courtship.
2005: Nick surprised the Kane women after Bianca was
reunited with her daughter, Miranda Montgomery. He had in his possession
a special note from Mona, to be given to Bianca upon the birth of her