Did I miss something? Did we see Nicole getting "knocked out"? I was wondering what happened to her when they showed her on the floor. Certainly there were enough people around her to make a big fuss if someone attacked her.
Now Stefano taking Sydney would be perfect. And I disagree that he doesn’t like Nicole. I think he has a lot of respect for her because of the way she acted toward him while living at the mansion and for what she pulled off for EJ, stealing Sydney like she did. I wouldn’t be at all surprised that he’d stash the both of them away somewhere until things get straightened out…read: Ari comes back from maternity leave. I’d love it if that happens. But, if that were the case, why would he have taken Sydney and left Nicole there?