The youngest child in a family of seven, Nick Stokes was born into law enforcement. His father worked as the state DA before being appointed to the bench. Two years ago, Nick's father was appointed to the Texas state Supreme Court. Nick's mother has spent her entire adult life working as a public defender. They have been happily married for 45 eyars. With one brother and five sisters, Nick had a lot of people looking out for him. Maybe that's why everything feels so personal to him. He has no distance from his work because he's always been close to people. Where Sara struggles with relationships, Nick can't help himself: being with and aroud people is so easy for him. What's hard is balancing the unspoken but competing perspectives of his parents. He wants to live up to their expectations, and becoming a CSI was one way of finding a compromise. As a CSI he's obejctive. He still has a social responsibility to uphold, but does his job without an agenda. The evidence speaks, and everyone has to respect what it says, from public defenders to judges on the bench. Nick could still be in Texas, but he chose to move two states over. There's a part of Nick that loves his family and his family name, but ther's a part of him that wants to be on his own, to lay down his own roots and establish his own identity. However, he's finding that roots don't take quickly. Growing them is a slow process fraught with mistakes, and Nick isn't finished.
As a CSI, Nick's specialty is hair and fiber analysis.
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