Days of Our Lives’ Ben and Ciara Are Finally Together Again… or *Are* They? The Happily-Never-After Scenario That Should Terrify ‘Cin’ Fans
Warning: Cin spoilers ahead!
It’s been a long nine months since Ben and Ciara’s world literally blew up after their summer wedding. That explosion of course led to Ben getting kidnapped and brainwashed, and Ciara being presumed dead after her own kidnapping. Ben’s tireless search for his beloved paid off though when he and Ciara were finally reunited on Friday’s Days of Our Lives. However, Evan’s prediction that their fairy tale love story would turn into a tragedy might still come true.
Viewers shouldn’t be too surprised Cin didn’t walk off into the sunset after Ben found Ciara amid the rubble in her glass cage. Robert Scott Wilson did warn us back in December that the fates would make Cin fight for their love.
And even though Ciara has been found alive, it looks like the fates aren’t done with the newlyweds just yet.
So, what happens now?
The way Ciara’s portrayer, Victoria Konefal, tells it, nothing good (at least not yet) for the psychically linked couple. Turn back now if you don’t want to know what happens!
Yes, Ciara’s alive, which is the main thing, but even though she physically survives her latest trauma, Konefal told Soap Opera Digest that Ciara’s memory won’t entirely remain intact.
Yep, that’s right. Ciara’s coming down with a case of amnesia. But it’s not that she won’t remember Ben. It’s that Ciara will remember him as the Necktie Killer — which might be worse than not remembering him at all.
It’s heartbreaking to think about. Ben worked hard to turn things around and build a life for himself and Ciara. He even got his “murder victim” Will to forgive him and be his best man at their wedding. Now, after months of searching for the love of his life, he finally gets her back, only for her to recoil in fear at his touch, thinking it is three years ago and he’s a serial killer!
While Ben will presumably work hard to make Ciara remember the man she fell in love with, her memory might not be the only thing working against Mr. and Mrs. Weston. Considering Ciara wakes up thinking it’s 2018 and two men from her past are oh so conveniently back in town, Ben might have some competition for his wife’s affections. It’s not hard to imagine Ciara turning to either Tripp or Theo for emotional support while she tries to make sense of her new reality.
If that happens, Ben could find himself leaning extra hard on Claire, who’s been his support system throughout this whole ordeal. And Claire might be all too eager to provide that safe space for him, in return for a little support of her own. Especially since she’s still reeling from having fallen in love with the now-deceased rapist Charlie. Not to mention, Ciara won’t be any happier to see her niece, when all she’ll remember is walking in on Claire kissing Tripp at their loft.
While it remains to be seen what will happen with Ben and Ciara, the bigger question might be… if Ciara is home alive and well, does that mean it’s time to recast Hope and bring her back to Salem? Or, since Konefal explained she’s only back for a short time (with the possibility to return), will Ciara leave Salem to be with her mother… wherever she may be?
Hopefully, Ciara will remember her and Ben’s love in time to hang their ornaments on the Horton Christmas tree later this year. Until that happens, take a look at that tradition and more recurring bits we love on soap operas in our photo gallery below. Then, get your free daily soap-opera fix for Days of Our Lives — and all of the other daytime dramas — delivered straight to your email inbox by signing up for Soaps.com’s newsletter.
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<p>The first ornaments were hung on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> in 1971 and the tradition remains to this day. Fans look forward to decorating the Horton family tree each year, with one ornament honoring each family member — new and old. It’s an honor for the characters, and often a bone of contention among fans, when their name is hung next to Hope, Alice, Tom, Bill, Jennifer, and many other beloved Hortons.</p>
<p>It all started when Annabelle the dog ate the Quartermaine’s Thanksgiving dinner on <em>General Hospital</em> in 1994. There’s been a call to the local pizza place every year since after something blows up their holiday dinner. You’d think they’d just start planning for pizza by now, instead of having Cook Two make an actual meal, but what fun would that be?</p>
<p>Nicknames aren’t so much endearment as they are well-crafted digs on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>. Unless of course you’re “Dollar Bill” Spencer, a.k.a. “the stallion.” More often, they tend to be insults such as Bill’s moniker for fashion designer Ridge, “the dressmaker.” Who can forget that for years, the late Stephanie would blast Brooke as “the Slut From the Valley”… an “honor” Brooke seemed to pass along when she dubbed rival Shauna “the Slut From the Desert!” </p>
<p>Sharp-eyed viewers began noticing that uring scenes taking place at <em>Young & Restless’</em> hot spot The Grand Phoenix, the same background player began popping up. Dubbed “the lady in the green dress,” we now know her name is Crystal and she’s played by Krystal Mosley. </p>
<p>If <em>General Hospital</em> fans have heard it once, they’ve heard it a million times — the Quartermaine mansion is Monica’s house because — say it with us — “Alan gave it to me.”</p>
<p>Every year, the Forresters hold an epic Thanksgiving dinner on <em>Bold & Beautiful,</em> bringing together family, friends… and usually an enemy or two. It’s a magical day on which feuds are put aside and enemies break bread side by side. It’s great fun for viewers as guests are forced to say something they’re thankful for about the person seated next to them… even if its their rival.</p>
<p><em>Bold & Beautiful’s</em> Pam always seems to have a plate of lemon bars on hand, whether she’s arriving at a dinner party or greeting clients at Forrester Creations. Although given her history, characters might want to consider hiring a taste tester, as one never knows if she’s poisoned them or not.</p>
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<p>Shawn and Caroline opened Brady’s Pub on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> in 1992. Ever since, Salemites have been able to count on a warm bowl of their famous clam chowder to feed their colds, as well as their souls. So popular is the dish that Susan recently ordered some first thing in the morning. “It’s made with milk,” she rationalized, “so that makes it a breakfast food!” </p>
<p>Some couples go out for dinner, drinks and a little dancing, but <em>Young & Restless’</em> Nick and Phyllis find doing battle to be their preferred form of foreplay. Give them a video game, some smack talk and watch the sparks fly! </p>
<p>Pictured here? The hardest working woman in Genoa City. No, we’re not talking about Summer. Look beyond her and you’ll see <em>Young & Restless’</em> infamous woman in green. Phyllis may own the Grand Phoenix, the Ms. Green, as we’ve come to think of her, clearly runs the joint. Heck, she’s gotten more screentime over the past few months than Michael, Lauren, Paul and Esther combined! </p>
<p>When the kitchen in which <em>General Hospital’</em>s Corinthos clan spends so much time got a makeover in 2019, viewers noticed an adorable little white bowl with a totally normal bit of green moss. It was a lovely accent piece which quickly grew… and grew… and soon became as comment-worthy as any of the drama unfolding around it! </p>
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<p>Going for a run in the middle of winter on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>? A light hoodie will do. Chatting in the middle of Horton Square at Christmas time? No coat or gloves or even sleeves required. Fans have come to accept, yet point out every year, that seasons do not seem to exist in the magical midwestern town of Salem. Unless, of course, a blizzard is called upon to trap together former lovers and longtime rivals! </p>
<p>Every year, we know to expect three things from the <em>General Hospital </em>Nurses Ball: Awkward red carpet interviews, amazing performances… and Lucy winding up in her underwear. Few things may be reliable in this world, but like the Quartermaine’s having Thanksgiving for turkey, this is one of them. </p> <p> </p>
<p>If there’s a wedding happening on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>, it’s almost guaranteed it will happen at the Forrester mansion. An even bigger assurance? Carter will be the one to marry the happy (for the moment) couple. Good thing his recent plans to wed Zoe fell through, or he’d have had to pull double duty as both the officiant and the groom! </p>
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