This is a new side to Nick what made him steal Audrey’s money?
I don’t think he sees it as stealing the money, it's more of a business opportunity for him. I think he genuinely believes he is going to give it back.
He has got himself into a bit of deep water with his ex-wife Elsa, his new relationship with Leanne and then the factory, so the money is what will sort all of this out.
Did he think Audrey wouldn’t notice the money had gone? And, did he always plan to point the finger of blame at Lewis?
Nick always planned to put the blame on Lewis and somehow get it back to her. He also imagined that the money wasn’t hers originally, so it is not really hers to lose. She hadn’t expected to get it and it wasn’t her savings or her hard earned cash.
Does Nick imagine it will all go wrong?
No he doesn’t, he is borrowing the money and he will give it back. He is a bit crazy with buying things though, that has got to look suspicious but money is very important to Nick, image and money and he will do a lot to keep that.
Is he surprised when David works out it was him who took the money?
Yes! David is very suspicious, he does look for that sort of thing and he knows Nick better than anyone else - he knows what he is capable of. Whilst Audrey and Gail would never believe Nick could do something like that, David doesn’t trust him. The women in the Platt family are pretty cool and fundamentally good people, but the brothers are not.
Why do you think that is?
Nick gets it from not having his father around and trying too hard not to be like his father, David will always being the one who has been looked down upon.
Is David going to use this against him?
Without a shadow of a doubt yes! This is a secret that Nick needs David to keep and David is going to use that to his full advantage, this is going to be a ticking time bomb for the brothers and the family.
How do you think this will affect the family, if and when the truth comes out?
This is something different to what they have dealt with before. Usually their problems come from someone on the outside causing them issues and threatening the family and they all pull together, but this time the issue is within.
It will divide loyalties and will really test the family.