NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers indicate that while Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) is having a very hard time coming to terms with the fact that his wife Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) is presumed to be dead.
And while his vivid dreams might make it feel like she is still around, it looks like he will continue to have a hard time coping with her non-existence and in the worst way, too. Here’s what you need to know.
According to ‘Days of Our Lives’ head writer Ron Carlivati, things will get worse for Ben Weston before they get better. While there is still some hope left that Ciara might actually be alive (which often is the case in this often chaotic and dramatic town of Salem), it will be quite some time before Ben finds out and is relieved from his pain.
NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Heartbroken Ben Forced To Start New Chapter In His Life
While there was some speculation that Ciara Brady was just another character written out of the show, Ron says that wasn’t the case at all. Instead, it was the character’s portrayer who decided to leave.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Ron offered, “Obviously, Victoria’s [Konefal] decision to go was a blow for the show and for the writers and for the fans. This was a couple that I had a gut feeling would work but I did not know the enthusiasm I would see, at least online, for this couple and so we ran with that. So as writers, we were excited for the next step for Ben and Ciara, and now we had to rethink things a little bit with Ciara being out of the picture.”
He added, “Ben is obviously heartbroken, so we get into Ben’s internal life. Can he accept that she’s not here? Does he truly believe the circumstances of why she isn’t here? Similarly to what I described with Nicole, we want to build his friendships. He has this connection to Jake. He has a friendship that will sort of grow with Claire. They’re both missing Ciara so they have something in common, so that will pull him a bit into her story. We’ll play him a lot with Marlena. I love that relationship between him and Dr. Evans and how much he relies on her and how much she cares about him. So we’re just dealing with the fallout for Ben, really. But of course, it being a soap opera, he will be in story and there is this question mark about Ciara. Will she come back? Is Victoria open to coming back? So Ciara will be a part of his story, always.”
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