The cafeteria. As Sam, Brooke, and Harrison sit at a table together, eagerly awaiting their three-way date, Nicole sits with George on the other side of the room. She informs George that Sam is going to the prom with Brooke and Harrison, and George gets upset. Having George right where she wants him, Nicole puts the idea in George's head to go to the prom with her in order to upset Sam. "But I know that's something you wouldn't want to do because it's so small and petty," she says innocently. George falls right into Nicole's trap and asks her to the prom. She accepts.
You know, I had dreams that the series finale was going to have Nicole do something spectacular and over the top. One of my fantasies was inspired by the pathetic rumor that Tammy Lynn Michaels hooked up with Melissa Etheridge. I had this great image of the character Nicole dating Melissa Etheridge, who plays herself. They run into each other at a health food store and Melissa, the aging rocker, is bewitched by this sweet young thing who seems so innocent. Nicole makes her feel alive again, like a grrrl rocker. What she doesn't realize is that Nicole is playing her. Charging up a storm on her credit cards at Prada and having a little side action going with her male personal trainer. Melissa's friends try to warn her about her new high-school-aged girlfriend and what she's really all about, but Melissa is in deep denial. "Nicole loves me! You're all just jealous of what we have!" she says weeping into a pillow from ABC Carpet. Soon all her friends find themselves shut out of the ever narrowing circle of Melissa Etheridge and Nicole's trusted pals: Meg Ryan, Helen Hunt, Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Aniston get the boot. One day even David Crosby, her baby's sperm donor, starts getting nothing but the machine.