A mysterious global event causes everyone to black out simultaneously for two minutes and seventeen seconds, and each person sees a glimpse of their lives six months from now. When they wake up, everyone is left wondering if what they saw will actually happen.
• Babysitter to Charlie Benford.
• Childhood friend of Aaron Starks’s deceased
daughter, Tracy Stark.
Before the Blackout
When Nicole was a child, her father was stationed in Okinawa. She learned to speak Japanese while there and continued her studies after returning to the U.S.
Nicole arrived at the Benford home on the day of the blackout, just as Mark was leaving for work. She apologized for being late, which Mark said not to worry about. He asked if she can stay for an extra hour or two that night, since Olivia had to work the late shift at the hospital. Nicole readily agreed, saying she had studying to do anyway. Mark told her she was a saint. She went inside to watch Charlie as Olivia prepared for her day.
Later, after Olivia went in to work, Nicole engaged in foreplay with a young man on the sofa while Charlie took a nap in her room. She expressed token remorse for their behavior, but was not deterred, and they continued their activities enthusiastically until they were interrupted by the global blackout.
Nicole also seems to have a sister, Paige, who may or may not be a twin, indicated by the priest calling her by this name, before she corrected him by saying "Paige is my sister."
Nicole saw a man murdering her by drowning her in large body of water. She says she saw the man's face, and was overcome with a feeling that she deserved dying. Although she lost consciousness during the drowning, it wasn't clear if she actually died. ("Black Swan")
After the Blackout
Nicole awakened, and after a moment to get her bearings, rushed upstairs to check on Charlie, who was sitting up in her bed. Nicole asked if she was okay, and Charlie replied, "I had a bad dream. I dreamt there are no more good days." ("No More Good Days")
In the aftermath of the blackout, Nicole was able to contact Olivia at work, letting her know that Charlie was fine and that she could stay there with her until one of them got home. She spent the day watching news coverage of the event with Charlie. She seemed highly distressed as the news anchors described the flashforward phenomenon.
When Mark arrived home, she spoke with him briefly about the news coverage. He reassured her that everything would be okay, to which she asked if he had inside information from his job at the FBI, which he admitted he did not. She told him she thought God did this. When Mark asked why, she replied, "To punish us." ("No More Good Days")
Later during Halloween, while Charlie and Mark were trick-or-treating, Nicole, dressed as Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas, stayed at the Benford home to give out candy to kids. She was the first person to see Dylan when he wandered into the house saying that "it was his home too". She informed Mark about Dylan entering the house and left to go back into the kitchen when Olivia and Mark confront one another when Lloyd came to get his son. ("Scary Monsters and Super Creeps")
In November 2009, Nicole began volunteering at Angeles Hospital. She surprised Bryce with her knowledge of Japanese when assisting an upset family member of a patient.
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