Clyde Weston arrived in Salem in search of his estranged children, Jordan Ridgeway, whose real name was Tammy Sue, and Ben Rogers, who was originally named Oliver. Jordan took her brother and ran away from the abusive Clyde years ago and changed their names.
Clyde and his son Ben Weston
While Jordan despised Clyde, Ben was young when he and Jordan ran away from home and wanted to know his father. He even took Weston as his last name. At one point in trying to make his son happy, Clyde had Abigail Deveraux’s pregnancy paternity results switched to show Ben was her baby’s father and not Chad DiMera. Abby was also set to inherit a large lot of land that Clyde felt could benefit his son.
Clyde and Kate Roberts
Clyde Weston and Kate Roberts had a brief fling. Kate had become suspicious of Jordan after finding she had multiple licenses and identities and was led to her hometown of Poplar Bluff where she met Clyde. Eventually, Clyde began exhibiting the same traits as Kate’s ex Curtis Reed, he was controlling and jealous, so she broke up with him.
Clyde enlists JJ Deveraux
Clyde ran a trucking business, which was really a front for a drug ring. He eventually enlisted JJ Deveraux, an addict, to sell for him. He went so far to threaten to kill JJ’s mother Jennifer. What Clyde didn’t know is JJ was working for the DEA and Salem PD undercover to bust Clyde.
Clyde teams up and plans a prison break
In prison, Clyde connected with Orpheus and Xander Kiriakis. All had bones to pick with people in Salem. They plotted a prison break and to get their revenge.
Clyde shoots Abe Carver
After breaking out of prison, Clyde, Orpheus and Xander Kiriakis terrorized Salem. Clyde attempted to kill Kate, kidnap Thomas Deveraux, and also took aim at Aiden Jennings during a press conference. Aiden was integral in putting him in prison. While trying to shoot Aiden he accidentally shot Mayor Abe Carver.
Clyde is arrested again
Clyde made a second attempt to kidnap Thomas Deveraux after using secret tunnels to get into the DiMera Mansion. He believed that Thomas should have been Ben’s son. Fortunately, he was lured into a panic room, trapped and arrested again.
Hope Brady turns to Clyde
When Hope Brady’s daughter Ciara went missing, she suspected Ben Weston, who had been released from prison a reformed man, had kidnapped her. She turned to Clyde hoping he could lead them to Ciara. He refused to help.
Clyde haunts Been
Ben hadn’t kidnapped Ciara but has rescued her after she crashed her bike fleeing Salem. However, he had gone off his meds and started to hallucinate. He was haunted by his father and finally began to recall his abuse as a child, including killing his pet cat. The Clyde hallucination tried to convince Ben to strangle Ciara, but Ciara was able to get through to Ben.
In a special April Fool’s episode, Clyde broke out of prison and once again terrorized Salem. He had become the head of a baby brokering ring and was involved with Leo Stark. Leo kidnapped Eli Grant and Shiela’s baby and tried to sell it to Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis. Of course, once the day was done, we learned the episode wasn’t real and all in fun,
Back in prison
After a time jump, Ben was reunited with Clyde in prison. He had been framed for killing his sister Jordan Ridgeway. Clyde formulated a plan to kidnap Mackenzie Horton to force Xander into confessing to killing Jordan to free Ben.
Ben is stabbed by Clyde
When Will Horton, also in prison for the believed drunk driving involved death of Adrienne Kiriakis, learned of Clyde’s plans for Mackenzie. He tipped off Ciara. Ciara rescued the baby and Clyde was furious. Clyde tried to shank Will, but Ben stopped him and was stabbed instead. Rather than blame it on Will, which Clyde pushed him to, Ben turned his father in.