Ciara may have left Salem, but “Cin” fans shouldn’t lose hope. Victoria Konefal is returning to Days of our Lives later this summer, the story of Ben and Ciara will continue.
Victoria Konefal — Set To Return
Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Konefal will be back on the NBC show as the year heads into the warm summer months. DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati shared that there were challenges that came with Konefal returning to the show earlier this year on a recurring basis.
To deal with that, the show came up with the idea of Ciara having amnesia and not recalling her love story with Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). “[Our fans] were hoping and waiting for a romantic reunion that didn’t pay off, so from the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo (Cameron Johnson), we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria…”
Fortunately, the show and the actress were able to come to a deal that’s bringing her back to Salem. “I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for,” adds Carlivati, noting that technically, he’s not speaking in any official capacity.
“[B]ut I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben and Ciara’s love story alive,” the scribe adds.
Carlivati says Ciara’s memory loss was the best way to go. After all, if Ciara did remember Ben, then why would she leave town? “Was I thrilled to have Ciara leave and Ben heartbroken at the end of it?” he rhetorically asks. “No, but when we were writing it, we were already plotting and scheming her return and the next chapter.” Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.