‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Nicole Walker Returns – Arianne Zucker’s First Air Date Revealed

Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal Arianne Zucker returns as Nicole Walker sooner than expected. It was reported her return would be during May sweeps. We now know directly from the fan-favorite actress that her first air date will, in fact, be April 25. Indeed, her return will complicate matters for many in Salem.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Nicole Walker Is Alive

Days of Our Lives spoilers confirm that Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) is alive. She was presumed to have perished in the warehouse fire back in October. Many of the other people in the warehouse have made it out alive. Why not her too? Her husband Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) rescued Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) – and likely others as well.

Of course, he would save her if he could on Days of Our Lives. Watching his arch enemy, Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) reel from the tragedy of her death alone would be reason enough.

DOOL Spoilers: Nicole Being Caught In The Explosion Was Not The End

Days of Our Lives spoilers show that her “death” in the warehouse explosion was not the end of her. The writers have said in interviews that they knew or hoped that they would be able to continue her story. Arianne Zucker was only available for a short story arc at the time. The powers that be at DOOL jumped on the chance to utilize that time to propel other stories forward.

The main objective was to give Eric the ability to move on from Nicole. Certainly, it appears Eric has come to terms with her death. He seems to have developed romantic feelings for his brother’s ex-fiancee Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey). Nicole’s return from the presumed dead will certainly impact the lives of many in Salem.

Days of Our Lives: Where Has Nicole Been?

DOOL fans know that Nicole Walker would move heaven and earth to be with her daughter Holly Jonas (Harlow Marie and Scarlett Olivia Mallory). The fact that she has yet to return for her daughter raises questions as to where she has been all these months. Did she claw her way out of the rumble on her own or was she rescued by Xander?

Both are possible on Days of Our Lives. It is also possible she has amnesia and is now just regaining her memory. Xander could also be holding her hostage using her love for her daughter and Eric to keep her in line. Nicole could be playing a game of cat and mouse with Xander waiting for the ideal time to escape.

DOOL Spoilers  – Will Chloe Return Holly To Nicole?

After Nicole’s “death” on Days of Our Lives, a fierce custody battle ensued between Eric Brady and Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin). Eric was trying to uphold her dying wish for him to raise Holly. Later a letter surfaced with written instructions for her bestie Chloe to raise Holly with her older brother Parker (Christian Ganiere). Eric reluctantly accepted Chloe as Holly’s guardian.

Now with Nicole returning, will Chloe happily hand Holly back to her mother or will she once again fight her for custody? Last time Chloe waged a custody battle for the baby she carried for Nicole and Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) she was successful. Could the bond she now has with Holly once again force her to battle her to keep the child she is raising as her own daughter?

DOOL fans are anxiously awaiting Arianne Zucker’s return to Salem this spring. Nicole Walker has been a fan favorite character for over twenty years, Hopefully, her return this time is much longer than her last!

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Amy Koffler

Lifelong Daytime soap fan here! I have watched Days of Our Lives since the womb....now I would also consider myself a reality tv "junkie". Writing about the shows I love is the perfect marriage of my passions!