Left for dead.

In this week’s Throwback Thursday poll, Soaps.com takes readers back to another time when Rafe nearly lost his life in Salem…

Rafe was attacked, badly beaten, and left for dead this past week in Salem. He even flatlined and later had to be put into a medically-induced coma to let his swollen brain rest. Back in 2008, Rafe fell in love with Sami while they spent time together in the witness protection program. He was so in love he was willing to overlook the fact that she was carrying EJ DiMera’s baby. In fact, he made plans to adopt the child, Grace, and even participated in the lie that Grace had come from an orphanage. Rafe becoming Grace’s father was not to be, however, as the baby died from bacterial meningitis.

Rafe soon learned that Nicole had miscarried her baby and switched Grace with Sydney, who was actually Sami’s biological daughter. In the fall of 2009, when Rafe was working to prove this, the sister of his late fiancee, Emily Hudson, arrived in Salem to avenge her sibling’s death. Meredith kidnapped Rafe, held him captive, hit him over the head with a lead pipe, and finally threw him into the river, leaving him for dead.

Do you remember who rescued Rafe from the water?