You just knew that couldn’t be Nicole on Days of Our Lives, not caring about the fact that her daughter was believed dead and she’d have to sit through a funeral honoring the “whiny brat”. You may even have figured out who it was — but how it was revealed — well, that was EVERYTHING!
Soap audiences are pretty savvy these days. After all, it wasn’t that many months ago when The Young and the Restless had a similar reveal — the character of JT Hellstrom ripped off a mask to show he was actually Nick Newman. General Hospital has had its share of mask wearers too.
So while this was perfectly within the realm of soapdom possibility, the way the show shot it was spectacular.
Both actresses — Arianne Zucker as the face of the Nicole mask sold it by being so un-Nicole like so when she found the little spot to start to remove the mask — only to unveil Stacy Haiduk as Kristen — it was superb!
And while those of us here at Soap Hub may have known what was about happen, we certainly have friends who had not and were texting us like crazy to share their shock and delight at how the soap pulled off such a stunning surprise.
Of course, now we are left with a big question — does this mean Nicole is really dead or does Kristen have her stashed somewhere while she gets to live out her reunion fantasy with Brady (Eric Martsolf)?
As far as we’re concerned, she can keep the real McCoy stashed away for several months because watching Zucker pull this off is hilarious.
You can tell she is completely enjoying playing Kristen playing Nicole — those juicy lines and eye rolls have to be an interesting change of pace from her usual fare as Nicole.
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