Nick, along with his brother, tormented Everett Backstrom. One day, Sam and Nick bought illegal fireworks and they were ratted by Backstrom to the Sheriff. They then tossed Backstrom off a bridge and even stole Bella from Backstrom.
Years later, Sam and Nick became firefighters. They began taking advantage of fires and stole from homes secretly. They re-encounter Backstrom after a home was set on fire with a family inside. After his brother was arrested by Backstrom, Nick called a lawyer and dropped by the precinct, where he was tackled by his brother who had learned about an incident when they were younger. They later learn they were going to prison after Lawrence Dabkey agreed to testify against them.