Is Chad Stefano's favorite son. I think he wants him to run his empire one day. He even told Kate that he loved Lexie and EJ or did anyways but Chad was special to him. I don't think he ever really saw anything in EJ but his soldier. I mean I'm sure he loved EJ even Sami told EJ that Stefano loved him and never stopped but I don't think he considers EJ worthy of taking over his empire. EJ is to much like Sami his schemes never work. I think Stefano will be absolutely crushed when he finds out about Chad's brain tumor. I think Chad should have told Stefano about what Gabi did to Melanie and what Nick made him sign. I hope Stefano is the one who takes Gabi down.