An analysis of Nicole Haught
“Nicole doesn’t speak to her parents.”
Think about this. Nicole Haught has never felt that she fit in anywhere, especially with her own family.
She comes to Purgatory hoping to find the place where she belongs, only to be deemed a “local flatfoot” who is left out of every important case in the town, for them to be given to someone completely unqualified who does nothing but eat donuts and twirl her gun around all day.
She went though hell in the academy to get where she is today, and she is pushed aside like all of her work was for nothing.
And then there’s Waverly. The girl that Nicole has been absolutely smitten with since the moment she laid eyes on her.
From day one she had been respectful and allowed Waverly to lead, for them to go at her pace. No matter what Nicole might have felt, she put Waverly first.
(Can I just remind you of the “you’re a lesbian not a unicorn” line and the obvious feeling of being slapped in the face she felt when she replied
“you’re making fun of me”).
Even when they start dating it’s a secret, so yet again she’s out of the loop and can’t even be part of the earp gang, for example when Willa kicked her out of the house when she was dressing her wounds and told her that she didn’t need to be there. Yet she didn’t push Waverly to go public, she remained respectful.
(Also imagine what was going through her head when Willa walked in on them and called Waverly “a gay”, considering what we now know about her and her parents)
And then she finally gets told the truth about the town and the demons, and even gets promoted to an agent by Dolls, and on the same day Wynonna finds out that they’re dating, and they can finally be out in the open. When in 2x01 she finally gets to be part of the team, and Waverly’s even calling her her girlfriend without hesitation, imagine how ecstatic she must have felt… only for them to all leave her behind when they didn’t include her as an official agent in the blood contract.
She doesn’t think of the logic behind the matter, she’s focusing on the fact that no matter how hard she tries, she can’t quite be one of them, and even her own girlfriend wouldn’t vouch for her.
After all that, you can kind of understand why she acted a bit “OOC” at the start of the season, can’t you?