Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers tease that the NBC soap is undergoing some drastic changes and will look quite different this fall. DOOL fans have been forced to accept a string of major exit announcements, which will certainly affect the canvas. However, there are two departing characters we want to focus on here: Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) and Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal).
Although there’s no official news on Gabi and Ciara’s exits, those exits are indeed happening. Reliable Days insiders back this up – people who have been proven right time and time again. It’s possible new deals could be worked out for Banus and Konefal eventually, but there’s no guarantee that’ll happen.
It’s best to prepare for what Salem will look like without Gabi and Ciara driving the younger stories. How will Days of Our Lives change without these two leading ladies? Let’s focus on Gabi first. DOOL viewers know Gabi has been at the center of the drama for quite some time.
Days Head Writer Ron Carlivati finally found Gabi’s groove as a vixen, which allowed Banus to really shine. What’s DOOL going to do without Gabi around to stir up trouble? Will Gwen (Emily O’Brien) slide in that vixen role and try to pick up the slack?
Unless Days recasts Gabi or brings a new character on to shake things up, Gwen might become the main one causing chaos.
Of course, Banus and Brandon Barash (Jake Lambert aka Stefan DiMera) always deliver stellar onscreen chemistry. It’s going to be tough to recreate that magic with any other pairing. Jake has hot chem with Gwen, but it’s just not the same.
It looks like Days plans to give Jake and Abigail DiMera (Marci Miller) a try, so we’ll see how that works out. There’s no way that’ll pack the steamy punch that “Stabi” did, but maybe Jake’s next romance will be a sweeter, gentler one. Regardless, the void Gabi leaves behind is going to be massive.
Ciara has also been given consistent airtime and was a huge part of why Ben Weston’s (Robert Scott Wilson) redemption worked. Back when Ben first came on Days and was just a nice guy paired with Abigail, most fans viewed him as boring. It led to the show writing Ben off with a serial killer exit arc.
Now Ben’s essentially back to the nice guy he was before and is wildly popular, so what changed? Ben’s love interest! Days was able to offer a deeper love story with Ciara along with sizzling chemistry. Ben’s character is going to take a serious hit without Ciara by his side. It could be tough to keep Ben’s popularity going strong since “Cin” played a big role in that.
Since Gabi and Ciara have been front and center for so long, Days of Our Lives is sure to feel a lot different without them! Other characters will have to step up and fill that airtime, so stay tuned to see how DOOL handles these difficult losses. As other details come in, we’ll provide updates.
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