Wallene debuts in Chapter 217.
She attends a contest in her hometown, seeing Ruby's performance. Ruby, mistaking her for Wally, chases her down and is very embarrassed when he realizes his mistake.
An emergency news report announces that there has been a cave-in in Rusturf Tunnel, where Wallene's fiancé, Riley, works. She is rushed to the scene by Maryann and Tyler, where she realizes that Riley is trapped inside.