First, I want to say up front that I love Tyler Christopher. I've always like the balance he gives the character between the stable Laura side & the insane Stavros side. I also enjoy his occasional bursts of Cassadine nasty. But, this story... not so much. Nik's temper tantrum & his nastiness toward Rebecca were overblown. The writers have taken the wrong approach with this story. Feeling anger toward her? Yes, of course. Feeling stupid? Sure. But, this unbridled rage is ridiculous.
Emily was not Rebecca's best friend. They didn't grow up together. When Rebecca formed this plan, Emily was just some information on a piece of paper. Some facts. She was not a person. It was only after getting to know Emily through the eyes of her loved ones, did she become real to Rebecca & she realized what she was deprived of went deeper than her wallet. But, none of this matters to anyone. All they care about is that she defiled sainted Emily's memory.
It's especially ridiculous coming from Nikolas, who spent the majority of the time he knew Emily making her life miserable. Yes, they were great together, had great chemistry, etc., but that doesn't change the reality. The reality is if he wasn't pushing her away for one reason or another, he was allowing his psychotic grandmother to torture her. He treated her terribly when his lookalike raped her & went on to have an affair with Courtney & father a child with her, while he was still married to Emily & while Emily was trying to recover from the rape.
So, this hysteria about how Rebecca has defiled Emily just rings hollow to me. To me, it's more about the reality of realizing his plan to turn Rebecca into Emily by recreating his life with her & planting Rebecca in it, hasn't worked. I believe that's what his temper tantrum's about. His need to villify Rebecca is based on realizing Rebecca is not Emily & he blames her for it.
I just hope that Rebecca doesn't turn into a mealy mouthed goody-goody to try to win him back. I hope she realizes Edward is right about Nik & moves on with someone else, preferably not someone who'll compare her unfavorably to Emily. I'd also like her to tell Lucky off about suddenly taking Ethan's word for gospel & not giving her a chance to answer Ethan's claims.
Actually, the entire story stinks & has from the moment the writers tied her to Ethan. It was a desperate ploy to try to generate interest in him & it failed. This "nutsy Nikolas" story is also a transparent way to facilitate Nik & Liz getting together. He'll get crazier & crazier & the only person who'll be able to save him will be Liz. And that will only be recycling Sonny's manic depression storyline substituting Nik & Liz for Sonny & Emily.