Nikki shoots at Angel and Maria

Nikki Wald: One of the Vacation Murderers

Nikki Wald
Nikki Wald Character
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Alicia Lagano
Season Four
First Appearance
Blinded by the Light
Last Appearance
If I Had a Hammer
Appears in
Three Episodes
Full Name
Nikki Wald
Junkie Whore (by Debra Morgan)

Personal Status
Marital Status

Oakland Park
Professional Status
Robber and Killer
Killer Profile
"Vacation Murderer"
Number of Victims
At least 3
Modus Operandi
Killing Method
Method of Disposal
No method of disposal
To rob the victims and collect enough money to buy a boat and sail off to Bermuda with Johnny

Nikki Wald is a character in Season Four of the Showtime series DEXTER.

She and her boyfriend, Johnny Rose, were responsible for a series of robberies and at least two murders, thus dubbed the "Vacation Murderers." Nikki also killed Johnny.


Nikki is a young, Caucasian woman with long, brown wavy hair. She wears a sleeveless yellowish green top underneath an unzipped, pink long-sleeve jacket atop a set of short bluejeans with what appears to be brown shoes.


She is an unstable individual who can react violently, due in part to her meth addiction. This is seen clearly when she learns about Johnny's syphilis and multiple partners, and ends up killing him. Even after she kills Johnny, she has hallucinations that she is still in the hotel with him, talking to his dead body.

Early Life

She first met Johnny Rose in high school and began a shoplifting crime spree with him before the fourth season where she was eventually caught with Johnny and later testified against him for a reduced sentence. At some unknown point in time Johnny and Nikki rekindled their romance and made a plan to rob people so they could buy a boat and sail off into the sunset. They would later become famous for these crimes as they tended to target tourists, thus earning them the nickname "The Vacation Robbers".


This series of robberies escalate to murder after one of their victims interrupts them and is incidentally killed in the struggle. After this, they change their way of operating, beginning a new spree that includes killing. They begin to be referred to as the "Vacation Murderers".

They commit another murder and steal every thing they can carry. The law identifies them after Johnny accidentally cuts himself on a cactus, leaving blood evidence.

Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta and Sergeant Angel Batista go to Nikki's apartment to question her. Nikki and Johnny are just getting home and they open fire on the officers and take off in a grey sedan.

They are suspected of gunning down Frank Lundy and Detective Debra Morgan with Lundy dead and Morgan alive. Sergeant Batista takes advantage of a reporter, Christine Hill, by telling her about Johnny's syphilis and multiple partners in an attempt to cause a rift in their relationship. When Nikki sees the news article, she overreacts and ends up killing Johnny and hallucinating until she is eventually tasered by Detective Joey Quinn in a back alley.

Nikki confesses to the Vacation Robberies and Murders, but not to shooting Debra and Lundy. Debra confronts Nikki in jail about the shooting, and threatens to lie and say that she saw Nikki that night. After a long back-and-forth, Nikki convinces Debra that she had nothing to do with Lundy's murder. It is presumed that Nikki is sent to prison as she is never seen again.


  • Johnny Rose
  • She and Johnny kill two people during robberies,.

Attempted Victims

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