Nikki Newman is going on a bender … a bad one, according to Melody Thomas Scott’s (Nikki) latest interview with TV Insider’s Michael Logan. Apparently, boozing Nikki will finally be besieged by a family and friends during an intervention to try to talk some sense into her in the upcoming May 28th episode of The Young and the Restless! But will it actually work?
Nikki’s intervention is actually going to be a standalone episode and comes after what Y&R promises is a rock bottom moment for the wealthy socialite on the May 27th episode which Thomas Scott previewed: “I can’t reveal what happens but Nikki hits the skids in a way that neither the fans or anyone in Genoa City has ever seen. It’s bad. It’s low.”
As for if she hopes Nikki’s intervention is a a success, and the woman finally gets help and sobers up, Melody related: ” I do not want this intervention to be successful. I have too much fun playing her as a drunk. There is a lot of humor in Nikki’s sloppiness. And her drinking creates conflict. It’s a soap! The fans don’t want to see happiness. If Nikki sobers up and becomes June Cleaver, where is the drama in that? “
For viewers who were seeing the connection between car accident drinking buddies Nikki and Neil (Kristoff St. John) and hoping that might turn into a romance, which right now in story looks stalled, Thomas Scott also teased it ain’t over till it’s over: “Don’t give up on that! You may get your wish. Kristoff St. John and I are so hoping for a romance. It would be the most unlikely pairing, yet it also makes sense because they share the same addiction and they’ve known each other forever.”
So, do you hope Nikki stays a drunk? What do you think will befall her that will sink the woman to new lows prior to the intervention? Share your thoughts below!