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If you’ve missed seeing Paulina Price in Salem, have no fear, fans — she’ll be back! Jackée Harry has now been bumped from recurring to full-time contract status on Days of Our Lives. Reported by our sister site Deadline, the news was released alongside the NBC soap opera’s two-year renewal. In other casting to come that same day, Robert Scott Wilson will remain with the soap as former serial killer, Ben Weston.

Lani opens the door to Paulina on Days of Our Lives

Price first joined Days of Our Lives in March, her second daytime role to the 1980s stint as Lily Mason on Another World, and has been a breath of fresh air ever since Paulina blew into Salem as the aunt of Lani Price.

Chanel appeals to Paulina on Days of Our Lives

While Paulina was reconnecting with her family, her daughter Chanel arrived in town and was caught trying to scam various Salem residents — as well as her own mother. Paulina, a self-made, rich woman, ordered her to get a job then set out on a plan of her own — to put down roots in Salem.

Paulina and Abe eye each other on Paulina's couch on Days of Our Lives

Paulina told Abe that she wanted to buy up property in the Square, particularly the former home of GabiChic. However, it was very clear that she had more in mind with her new development plan. Before leaving Salem to close up her home in Miami, Paulina stopped to say goodbye to Lani’s twins and whispered a secret to them as she left. Not long after, she called Abe to report that she would return to Salem soon then pulled out a map and said to herself, “Not what you had in mind Abe. I do know that. No turning back now.”

It’s safe to say that things are about to get very interesting upon Paulina’s return! While we wait, take a look through our Days of Our Lives gallery filled with memorable photos throughout the years.

— Amy Mistretta