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DAYS Rob Scott Wilson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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If you think you were emotionally drained watching Ben Weston battle himself for control – think of how draining it must have been for Ben’s portrayer, actor Rob Scott Wilson, or for the character of Ben himself!

Well, in the final three episodes last week on Days of our Lives, Rob Scott Wilson once again showed why he is in complete command of this complex character – a former serial killer who has fought so hard to redeem himself, married the love of his life, Ciara (Vicroria Konefal), only to have it all almost wiped out by a heinous plot by Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva).

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Eve used drugs and torture techniques to try to drive Ben to kill Ciara as payback for him murdering her daughter, Paige (True O’Brien).  Weston was supported by some very fine scene partners in his performances: the aforementioned DePaiva, Konefal, and Kristian Alfonso (Hope); but it was Rob who drove the scenes and had the meatiest of material to play and boy, did he deliver.

Would Ben strangle his beloved Ciara with a necktie like his other previous victims? Wilson went from one minute being programmed to kill her, to another minute realizing he is in trouble … and so is Ciara’s life – so he tells her to lock the door of the bathroom and to not let him in! Although, as we saw, he eventually lost control and broke through the door and went to turn the lock reaching his hand from the outside to the inside. (Horror film moment!)

Later, when we see Ben crumpled on the floor in tears, Hope finds him, but her daughter is missing and Ben can’t recall what happened to her.  Fearing at first she killed Ciara, Hope is besides herself, and so is Ben.

From beat to beat, from turn to turn, Wilson was terrifying and heartbreaking all at the same time.  And with that, Michael Fairman TV names Rob Scott Wilson our choice for the Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I think Rob’s performance was just as outstanding as Victoria’s.

I watched it 1st hand …been watching daily as long as I can recall..I’m 53 only soap I watched then an now..yes he done a awesome job

Loved his performance, he deserves an does favorite 2 on Days. Been watching for years and now my husband watches..

Fantastic ,,, from both actors. Rob and Victoria (to bad she is leaving the show).

I loved Rob’s performance but I wish Victoria would change her mind about leaving. I love together


Loved every second of Both rob and Victoria’s performances.. they both are shining stars with a wonderful future ahead of them❤️❤️❤️

His performance was great.

I thought Rob’s performance as well as Victoria’s was well played out I too have been watching days everyday the were just so goog

I think the powerful performance goes to both Victoria Konefal and Rob Wilson. One couldn’t have done it without the other

He was great but on Days and GH the villains are the heroes…no true supercouples anymore…lets stop making killers the heroes!!!!!

Rob was beyond excellent. His acting was so realistic and even down to the details of his facial expressions from seeing the pain on his face and the sorrow as he is talking to Ciera about being sorry, to the blank expression ( when brainwashing takes over) when he says he has to kill her, and goes after her. You can see him fighting the programming as hard as he could.
If anything this storyline proves that Ben was NEVER the serial killer in the first place, but due to his mental illness, (and maybe programming then too)just believes he was.
If the writers had any sense they would make it that way, since you can do a year time jump -since you can bring Will back from the dead- you can correct the wrong you did by ruining Ben’s character by making him a “killer” over someone who didn’t deserve him in the first place and who used him and lied to him and cheated on him.
Victoria playing off him was also incredible. The two together really made the scenes.
Kassie tormenting Ben was also good. But what didn’t make sense was why wait- 6 years to do this? And her saying constantly about Paige being an innocent victim and her loss as a mother, yet willing to have an innocent Ciera killed and Hope suffering the same loss, made it seem unbelievable.
Also, if you are going to have the writers treat mental illness differently, you are doing a great disservice.
You are holding Ben responsible for what he did when mentally ill, even though he was locked up and medically treated (2 years) for what he did- yet his past is constantly brought up. He did his time.And he is continuing his treatments and his medications.
Then you have Abby who killed Andre ( not mentally ill) and nothing is said about it. You have her trying to kill 3 other women, you have her lying on the witness stand and getting an innocent person sent to prison and almost killed there twice because of her actions, but nothing is done to her and nothing is held against her or mentioned again. Sending her off for 2 weeks to her grandmothers to treat what was supposed to have been DID- and come back claiming to be “cured” was a real slap in the face to those who suffer any mental illness, let alone DID, which we all know cannot be “cured” in 2 weeks.
So if you hold Ben’s past against him, hold hers also.Play fair here.Or make it that Ben never was the killer.

Don’t worry about it. ReRon being ReRon, it’s only a matter of time before Ben is found to have a brain tumor and after it’s removed he will be immediately absolved of every murder he committed. This is what he did on GH in order to rebrand his OLTL pet (who could no longer call himself “Todd Manning” due to legal red tape) as a previously dead serial killer named “Franco”.
He also changed “Franco’s” (in reality, Frodd’s) paternity in order to pretend he was a “legacy” character from one of Port Charles’ OG families.

So don’t be surprised if Clyde turns out to not be Ben’s real daddy after all. Though given the fact that Ciara is a Horton, a Brady, AND a Kiriakis, that pretty much leaves only the DiMera camp, and there really HAS to be a limit to the number of long lost kids Stefano can have running around out there. I suppose he could be Andre’s kid though… certainly would explain the serial killer genes.

This would be a good idea to let Ben lead a normal life then. Him and Ciara did a great job. This had to be hard on Ben with what they made him go thru – great performance Ben you deserve an award for sure.

Rob was fantastic. So much raw emotion. It had to be exhausting do this. Rob deserves all the praise. Victoria also deserves a mention. They are true partners in Cin

I think Rob Was great. He can portrait and kind of person that is how great he is.

This is my vote for ALL-TIME BEST “Power Performance of the Week!”

Rob Scott Wilson is phenomenal!

It was awesome for Ben and Victoria.. she needs to stay on days . They need to be the new hope and bo

Awesome performance

Great actor. Mental illines is real. Every emotional episode.

I loved days last week. So sad to see Victoria leaving as Ciara. She and Ben were sizzling together. They remind me of a young Bo and Hope. Already missing Hope

Ben did a great job of performing, but I want Victoria (Ciara) back and their relationship to work out

1 of the best performance on daytime tv..nomination for a Daytime Emmys should be next for Rob

I have never seen performances like Robert and Victoria did. Kept me on my toes and begging to myself. Lol. I felt I was in the room with them. It was So intense and acting was outstanding. Great actors working together and They both have chemistry. They definitely need the award for best actress and actor. Please make sure they get it.

His performance was absolutely mesmerizing, worthy several statuettes

I can’t think of a a word to describe it. But both Ben & Ciara’s performances were outstanding. But where is she

Hi Nancy
Vincent kidnapped Ciara and hopefully, we’ll see them soon. Vincent has a big secret.

Outstanding Actor,should get that Male Leading Role as well as Victoria( Ciara)Female Leading Role!☺️Love Me Some CIN#

Rob was amazing! I see an Emmy in his future.

I hope Marlena can help Ben again and I k ow Ciara is leaving but hopefully come back. I can’t 8magine she is dead. Ben deserves another chance to be exonerated. I don’t understand why all these cast members are leaving. Their story lines were all so good and it kept me watching. I hope will and sonny come back and I understand Rafe is no leaving but what will he be withou Hope now that they kind of got back together. If all these peop,e are leaving on their own decision it’s not the writers fault becaus2 people like kristian Alfonso are irreplaceable in my book. I hope they are not goingno to just deal with alll the younger characters for a while and ftrget about all the good stories like Brady and now Jake.and Xander and Nicole Xanderand now recently Sammi. You could replace some of the people who are leaving with new people but it’s awfully hard to replace long standing people like Hopeor Eric or Nicole. I just hope u continue with the great storylines and characters that keep us glued to Days.

I thought both him ab Ciria were out standing.

Rob’s performance was OUTSTANDING and shows how great an actor he truly is. KUDOS to you Rob!

Ben was absolutely terrific. An Oscar performance

Great, great performance by Rob

His performance was an Oscar for sure. I’ve watched the show since the beginning & his was one if the best. Sorry to see so many great actors & actresses leaving the show. Good luck to all of them & thanks for all your great times

Rob was fantastic he is an Amazing actor. His emotions going back and forth from being brainwashed to the real Ben was awesome. I also loved Ciera’s part she was Amazing too. Wish she wasn’t leaving i was hoping they would be the new Hope and Bo. They work so well together we are going to miss Ben and Ciera

Omg he was freaking amazing. I know he want to be begind yhe camera. But with talet like that he need to be infront if it. Cant wait to see who replace ciara. Keep it up scott

YES YES YES BEN WAS ABSOLUTELY 100% ON POINT – DO NOT LET HIM GO!!! And so did Ciera survive???? SHE TOOK NEEDS TO S-T-A-Y!!! Why do u get rid of the exciting actors (Camila my SPITFIRE) who brings passion and excitement to the tube while keeping the boring actors (Gwen – really?) just sayin

He deserves an Emmy for that performance!


I’ve been watching Days a total of 10 year with my mom and wife and I think Rob knocked it out of the park beyond awesome daytime Emmy for sure

As I watched, I thought, he deserves an Emmy for this.

I think his performance with the most powerful performance on days of our lives that I have ever seen hate definitely deserves an award

He was incredible and outstanding!!! What a performance by both!!

They were both great. I just wish she wasn’t leaving the show.

He was out standing

Amazing last three days Ben Weston and he deserves a Grammy for that one

Rob Scott Wilson … BRAVO…

Best performance I’ve seen in a long time. Outstanding ,believable. GTEAT


I am a huge days fan this actor is awesome ond gave a powerful peeformance as ben he needs to be reunited with his one true love just goes to show how strong the power of love is

I love Ben and Ciara I knew that Ben’s love is too strong.So please hurry and end this. My whole body is shaking .

Ben Westons character is very complex and takes a sometime campy soap into a realistic scary evolution. There’s also the sweet love story between he and Ciara, that love conquers all. He is fabulous in the role and so believable. He should win a daytime Emmy for this role.

By the way how can they break up this relationship between he and Ciara??? Just “crazy” they have such chemistry. They need their storyline. Keep them both.

He is such a fabulous actor and so is she!! I have always loved Ben.

Amazing, he can bring it! I was crying like a baby…poor Ben

I’m 71; been watching from almost first episode. My favorite daytime soap. Have loved it then, love it now. I think this entire storyline is awesome and heart wrenching. I’m sad actors of favorite chapters are leaving. I record the show every day just incase I’m not home at 1:00 EST. We took two tripes recently with one week at home between. I had a good old fashion “Days of Our Live” marathon. I think he did a fantastic job.
Faithful Fan…MG

Rob was excellent as he delivered a gripping performance

Rob and Victoria are BAD ASS! Rob did an amazing job fighting his demons and trying to protect the love of his life from himself. BRAVO!

I loved his performance and Ciara’s also. Hate that the couple ended with such violence. No one can take her place.

It was an ‘Oscar’ moment! Simply Amazing!!!!


Rob was amazing—–he touched the stars and became one—–I lack words singing his praises. Thank the fates TPTB decided to bring him back —-I remember many of us fans practically begged to have him back.
……certainly did not disappoint. He is “ripe” for an award!!

He did such a wonderful job. He scared me. It was so strong and real I worried that he personal would be effected. So sorry to see Victoria go. She will be missed.

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