Watch out, Salem! Ciara Brady has returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES looking for some payback. But some newer viewers might not be up on this young woman’s history and her family relationships in Salem, which is where we come in! The role is currently being played by Victoria Konefal, who has taken over for Vivian Jovanni, who was last seen in May of 2017. Before that, Lauren Boles played Ciara growing up as a tween after Dakoda and Danica Hobbs were baby Ciara.
While grieving the loss of their young son, Zack, Bo and Hope Brady found comfort in each others’ arms and conceived Ciara. Although her paternity was in question in the beginning because Patrick had tampered with the DNA tests to claim he was her father. Bo delivered Ciara in a warehouse and Patrick confessed the infant’s true paternity before he was arrested for kidnapping Hope.
Ciara knew not to take candy from strangers… too bad she didn’t know not to get in a car with them! (Photo Credit: Paul Skipper/jpistudios.com)
As a child, Ciara was abducted from the Salem Carnival by a man she’d come to call her “birthday buddy.” But he was actually a registered sex offender named Kyle who was working with his sister and her boyfriend to hold Ciara for ransom. Dean, a corrupt cop with the Salem PD, realized the authorities were closing in on them and shot Kyle and Brenda dead while wounding himself. Ciara was rescued, but traumatized by the experience. Especially when Dean later attempted to get the money from Hope after all. Thankfully, Bo saved the day and rescued his family!
Unfortunately, Hope and Bo’s marriage fell apart after that, and she began dating Aiden Jennings. Ciara approved of the match, but then Aidan tried to kill Hope and died in a struggle with Bo. Ciara was friends with Aiden’s son, Chase, and tried to support him during his grief. But things took a turn when she discovered that Chase was bullying Theo. And even worse, Chase believed Ciara was in love with him and ended up raping her! After the traumatized young woman acted out for a while, she confided in Claire, who joined forces with Theo and Joey to kidnap Chase so Ciara could confront him.
Ciara should’ve noticed that Wyatt and Theo were a lot alike! (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
When Abigail was presumed dead in a plane crash, Ciara moved into the DiMera mansion to help Chad rise is and Abigail’s son, Thomas. She soon developed a crush on Chad, which made Theo jealous. But after Chad sent Ciara back home, Theo was already dating Claire. Ciara decided to try online dating, and began seeing a young man named Wyatt. She was surprised to find how much they had in common, but then Theo revealed that he had actually told Wyatt all about her so she might find happiness. Furious at having been lied to by Wyatt and Theo, Ciara decided to leave town and live with Shawn in Hong King for a while.
Now Ciara has come home with a new attitude, ready to take control of her life and make Claire pay for ruining her chance to find happiness with Theo, who is now laying near death after being shot by JJ. (Which must mean she’s forgiven Theo for lying to her about Wyatt?) What else does Ciara have in store for her friends and enemies? Stay tuned to see as the storyline unfolds! And for more DAYS news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!