Full detailed profile on Rafeal (Rafe) Hernandez Played by Galen Gering on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Galen Gering (NBC)
Rafeal (Rafe) Hernandez
Actor: Galen Gering
Who played Rafeal (Rafe) Hernandez over the years
Days of Our Lives Rafeal (Rafe) (October 31 - present)
Useful information on Rafeal (Rafe) Hernandez
* Was an FBI Agent
Current: Salem Police Department Detective
Past: FBI Agent
September 21 2010 Interview with Galen Gering provides a background for Rafe.
"Galen: That's a great question. Having not been given the true backstory, I can only make a hypothetical argument. When I was first brought on as Rafe, I was to be married to my fiancée but my sister was involved in a car crash with her. My fiancée died. There was also a rumor that my fiancée had been involved in drugs and that I actually met her while I was working in some sort of law enforcement or drug enforcement. We fell in love, but she actually got involved with drugs again and was going down the wrong path at the time we were about to be married. Then she's killed in this car accident with my sister and there were details surrounding that accident that were fishy, to say the least. I supposedly covered them up." Read more in the link.
Rafael will come to Salem October 31 at Roman's request, in order to guard Sami Brady, who has been targeted for murder, for stumbling upon Mayor Anthony Marino's dead body and the killer standing over him. Rafe will be staying with Sami at a safe house until the killer is caught.
Rafe and Sami spent Christmas together at the safe house. Since she could no longer conceal it, Sami reluctantly admitted she was pregnant and with EJ DiMera's baby. Rafe scoped out the DiMera mansion, to get a better look at EJ and to better understand Sami's reluctance to tell the father about his child. Rafe was stabbed by the killer, but got away and is now convalescing at the safe house while Sami tends to his wounds. They were stuck in the safe house until they were found out and Sami went to a nunnery to stay and have her baby (EJ's kid) Sydney, who was switched at birth by Nicole and named Grace. Rafe and Sami became a couple and Grace died soon after from meningitis.
The couple had issues when Sami started lying and the truth came out to EJ that Grace was his kid. EJ found out Sydney was his child with Sami that Nicole had pawned off as her own and he dumped Nicole who took Sydney. Rafe found Nicole but soon after, Anna, working on behalf of EJ, stole Sydney and kept her from her mother for months. EJ wanted Sami to feel the pain he felt when he lost Grace without knowing who she was. Rafe stuck by Sami during this and working as an FBI agent, it was him who eventually found out Anna was EJ's go to gal and that they'd planned the whole Sydnapping. Syd was returned to Sami by EJ, who started to feel bad about what he'd done and was falling for Sami and wanted to be her hero. Rafe and Sami broke up and EJ and Sami started to get together. Rafe never gave up looking for the Sydnapper and when Nicole gave him a CD that she had taped EJ admitting to being the Sydnapper, Rafe took it to EJ and Sami's wedding, where he played it. Sami was devastated and dumped EJ and took the kids. EJ was despondent and suicidal. She went to his home to talk to him about the possibility he might disappear with the kids and took the gun from his hand and shot him. Rafe is in the process of trying to find out what happened and who shot EJ.
Emily Hudson (Engaged but she was in a car accident and died.)
Samantha Brady Horton DiMera Brady (dated, married December 2010;Divorced March 2012)
Samantha Brady Horton DiMera Brady (dated, married December 2010 - March 2012.)
Johnny DiMera Step-son with Sami.
Sydney DiMera Step-daughter with Sami.
Allie Horton Step-daughter with Sami.
Will Horton (Current) Step-son with Sami.
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With boxes surrounding her Sami greets Rafe at the door of the mansion. He heard about her move to L.A. He's happy for her. He asks who is going to portray him in the movie. She laughs. Maybe he can narrate it. They agree neither would trade the good times they've had for anything. He gives her EJ's wedding ring and lets her know the case is closed. She tears up. He feels bad. She can't believe she'll never know why EJ went into the woods that night. She looks at EJ's urn and photo on the mantel and tells Rafe about the renewed wedding vows and rings. She's not sure how to be there for the children. Rafe knows they'll be fine because she'll make sure of it. They say goodbye and he goes to say goodbye to the kids. Later, Caroline and Kayla show up. Caroline goes to see the kids and Kayla says Sami deserves all the happiness in the world. They hug and Caroline returns. Sami begs her to come but Caroline doesn't like it in L.A. "They put avocados on everything." Sami bawls and this gets Caroline going. Sami worries her grandmother will forget her but Caroline says it's impossible. "It is impossible to forget Samantha Brady."
Will returns home from visiting Gabi in prison with Ari. Sonny asks why he went alone. Will needed to see if Gabi was fine with him taking Ari to L.A. Sonny assumes he told Gabi he made up his mind about moving before running it by him. Will says that's not how it is. Sonny's despondent and will miss them like crazy. Will says Zoe's going to hold his job for him. "If things don't work out in L.A. I'll have a reason to come home." Wounded, Sonny says, "Excuse me?" Will backtracks. Salem is where his life is. "Where you are." Rafe drops by and is told that Will's leaving with Ari. They discuss Will's reasons.
Rafe meets Nicole at the Brady's pub to see how she's doing after EJ's passing. She says EJ made her life miserable yet she feels so bad. She tells Rafe they buried the hatchet. Rafe never did. He hates him even now. He urges her to see the children but Nicole is concerned Sami won't want her around. Rafe convinces her to do it and they commiserate over their lack of a lovelife.