Nichols was being groomed on and off camera to be Garner's replacement on the female-driven action series. On the show, Nichols played Rachel Gibson, the protege of Garner's character. After Garner's pregnancy, which was written into the show, Nichols' character was going to take over the leading spot. However, the show was canceled before Nichols could bloom into the ass-kicking CIA agent she was meant to play.