Nigel Sheffield is the younger brother of Maxwell Sheffield. He first appears in the Season 3 finale, A Pup in Paris, where he invites Fran and Maxwell to his new Paris nightclub. He returns in An Affair to Dismember to visit Maxwell who is otherwise occupied and leaves Fran to show Nigel around New York. Nigel literally and figuratively sweeps her off her feet. Nigel asks Fran to marry him and sail back to Europe together but she ultimately rejects him due to her feelings for Maxwell. Later in he series he returns when Fran and Maxwell are married, having since been dating a French woman. Meanwhile Maxwell is still oblivious to the fact that he proposed to Fran, with both parties wanting to keep it that way.