A natural born leader, Nolan is the heir to his family’s empire. Though he puts forth the image of a golden boy, Nolan is actually a manipulator who uses his friends and family to maintain his image. Not a big fan of authority figures or the word “no,” Nolan isn’t used to losing.
Both were sneaking around and in contact with a mysterious person (Alison with Ian Thomas and A).
Both blackmailed and peer pressured their friends.
Based on a headline in a behind the scenes photo, it would appear Nolan will be the Perfectionist dying at the end of the episode.
Nolan is described as a "spoiled privileged bully" who bullies a number of people. He is hated by a lot of people but is still the most popular person in school. The book series focuses on his murder and the Perfectionists goal to solve the murder. This remains the main plot in the television series.
In the television series, Nolan is "friends" with Caitlin, Ava, and Dylan. However, in the books, he was only friends with Parker Duvall before her death.
In the books he views sex and romance as nothing, which seems to be the case in the TV series as well.
Nolan: Dylan, same arrangements as last year. You'll do the papers for Ava and me.
Nolan to Ava: It was just about the sex for me, I'm bored of you.