Full detailed profile on Rafeal (Rafe) Hernandez Played by Galen Gering on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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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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At the Kiriakis mansion, Maggie complains to Rafe that Victor seems down. They look into the next room at Victor's back. Victor smirks. Rafe checks in with Victor and confronts him about letting a bum like Clyde Weston get to him. Rafe talks about questioning some people because Clyde's expanding. Victor freaks out that he'll ruin everything. He warns Clyde isn't stupid; he has a brain under that four dollar haircut. Rafe realizes his depression is for show. Victor will take care of Clyde when the time comes. Once alone, Victor congratulates him and toasts to Clyde learning the hard way not to stab a Kiriakis in the back.
At the park, Rafe asks Clyde, "What did you do to Victor Kiriakis?" He mentions the expanded trucking business and talks about Victor being depressed. "I've never seen him like this before." Clyde smirks that maybe Rafe can find another cause to take up. Rafe mutters that he'll stick with this one.
Jordan visits Rafe at the nightclub and tells him she's leaving town for a new job. Rafe concedes it's an incredible offer. They talk about Clyde, Kate, and how they met. Their song comes on and they slow dance. After, she tells him he was her favorite part of Salem. They kiss and she heads for the door.
Marlena and John arrive at the nightclub. Paul brings his mother in soon after. Rafe introduces himself. Paul asks Tori why she's so jumpy. She insists she's fine with being in Salem. Paul spots Marlena and John. Marlena also sees them. She and John are about to go over when Tori bolts. Paul awkwardly says his mother had a phone call. They chat and wonder what's keeping his mother. John and Marlena leave. Tori watches them go and rejoins Paul, who questions her about avoiding Dr. Evans and Mr. Black. He thinks she's embarrassed he's gay. Tori tells Rafe how proud she is of her son to prove otherwise.