Days of our Lives to air in the United Kingdom
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Jason Downs has landed a role on Days of Our Lives as Rhodes, a man who shares a mysterious connection to the not-as-dead-as-previously reported, news first reported by Soap Opera Digest. This of course means actress Victoria Konefal is heading back to the NBC soap opera as well.

Though many in Salem believe that Ciara died in an explosion, others are still holding out hope that she’s alive. Then there’s poor Ben, the guy has done nothing but stir up images of his supposedly dead wife since last September.

Ciara holds Ben at the Horton Christmas tree on Days of Our Lives

Aside from playing a Dutch concierge on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful back in 2014, this is Downs’ first major daytime role. Look for him to debut on Days of Our Lives before the end of the month.

While we wait to find out how Rhodes is connected to Ciara — might he be somehow related to Vincent, the last person seen with Ciara — take a look at our photo gallery, which features highlights of Ciara’s life leading up to the big moment that changed everything for her, Ben and all those she left behind.

– Amy Mistretta