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10 Sep, 2010

Could Rafe be a DiMera?

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by Sarah

I have noticed since Rafe Hernandez came to Salem, he has been completely obsessed with exposing the DiMeras and he hates them with a passion. He’ll go to the ends of the earth for Sami, even to illegal lengths. Does it seem a little odd he’ll do anything to banish the DiMeras? He even told Stefano this week he wish he was the one who was laying in the hospital bed with a bullet in his head, and that he hopes EJ dies while in a coma. Even Arianna notices his obsession with the DiMeras.

Could Rafe perhaps have a secret past with the DiMeras? Here are some of my thoughts of his connection:
1. Emily -They are the reason Rafe’s fiancee Emily is dead. Everyone wonders what happened to Emily. Did the DiMeras order a hit on her because she knew or did something? Does Rafe know this and is he exacting revenge on them for Emily’s death? This could be the reason Rafe is overprotective of Sami, the women he loves. Maybe he couldn’t save Emily, but he will save Sami and her children from them.

2. Rafe grew up in the orphanage, and we know he has a mother. If Gabi and Arianna grew up with their mother, why was Rafe put in the orphanage to be raised by nuns? Could his father be a potential DiMera?

3. Is Rafe Tony’s son? Or Andre’s son? Or perhaps Stefano’s son? Maybe John Black’s son?
Rafe seems to have a complete obsession in getting revenge of EJ and the DiMeras. Why do you think that is?



  • Lisa

    Oh I love the idea that Rafe has a past with the DiMeras. I really like your idea about Emily.
    One thought could also be that Rafe is even more upset with the DiMeras because of what they did to Emily’s sister (can’t recall her name), the one that tried to kill Rafe.
    I’ve always wondered if John Black couldn’t have some other children out there from his past, but it seemed like he had been a priest for a long time, but you do have those wild high school years before he became a priest. LOL

  • Hannah

    Sarah – good post and good thoughts. There are too many loose ends concerning Rafe, which is why I think he is shady. I think he is definitely connected to Stefano in some regard – remember how Stefano and Emily’s sister (forgot her name just now) conferenced about Rafe? It seems to me that there is way much more to the story than what we know.
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    I don’t know if he is a DiMera, but that would be sweet justice. Gee, I guess Stefano would be finding out that he truly is the mack-daddy! ;) His illegitimate children just pop out of nowhere! ;)
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    All joking aside, Rafe IS OBSESSED with his revenge on EJ and I want to know from where that stems? He came on the scene and WHA-LA he has a devout adversity to him? That just doesn’t make logical sense – his ONLY reason for not liking him is that he is in competition for Sami’s affections. He hasn’t been around Salem long enough to have ill will towards them IMO.

  • Kelly

    OK, first of all, Rafe DID NOT grow up in the orphanage. So many people seem to think this is the case, but all he ever said was he lived there for awhile. Sami had even asked Sister Agnes if she knew Rafe when he was a little boy, and she said she knew him when he was a teenager. So obviously that’s when he lived there, and I’m going to assume he was sent there because he was in and out of gangs as he mentioned, and he needed to be straightened out, which Sister Agnes was able to do. I think Rafe had a father who was a real SOB (maybe even a mobster like Stefano and EJ) and treated his mother like crap, and that is why he is so protective of the women in his life. I don’t think he is related to the DiMeras in any way (and Stefano has enough kids with Chad now being added into the mix), but I do think he grew up with, or was surrounded by, people like the DiMeras. I also think Ari was somehow involved in Emily’s death as she told Sami that at one point she really screwed up and Rafe took the hit for her. I really don’t even think he’s responsible for her death–I think Ari is. Maybe since Ari is being written off the show, we’ll finally get some answers.

  • Gail

    Kelly- I agree with everything you said about Rafe!
    He didn’t grow up in an orphanage although some keep pushing this idea.
    I think Rafe has had a tragic past with his family, maybe abuse or a crime type family which makes him so protective of women and children.

  • Gail

    I am thinking that some just want to have Rafe be a bad guy no matter what we see on the screen. Just b/c we don’t know his back story doesn’t mean he is evil. He can’t stand the Dimeras b/c of all they stand for and what they have done to Sami.

  • Brenda

    Rafe may end up being a Dimera. I think whoever his Dad is that Rafe knows. I found it interesting that Rafe went to Victor for advice about how to deal with Nicole. I would prefer Rafe to be Victor’s son. Be interesting to see Rafe’s Mom.

  • Carol

    There could be some other connection…however, don’t you all remember how freaked out out Sami was against EJ and especially Stefano when she first went into witness protection? And that woman FBI agent who also protected her was killed? Rafe was determined to keep her safe and away from them. The way Sami constantly railed against the DiMera’s, Rafe has to have a hatred for them…and also some confusion about why Sami would go back to EJ and live in the DiMera house…

    Rafe is FBI through and through! Have any of you known anyone personally who was an FBI agent or former FBI agent? I have… and they don’t forget! They are all about “getting their man,” sometimes even long past when an investigation is no longer active. It is true to form that Rafe would be “obsessed” about the people Sami was hiding from in witness protection, and who killed the woman FBI agent. It’s just compounded by the fact that he knows the DiMeras are a crime family and also because of EJ’s kidnapping of Sydney and manipulation of Sami.

    Another thought, people complain about how wooden and expressionless Rafe is…that is also exactly like those I’ve known in the FBI. They are trained to not show their emotions and to keep a deadpan face. For some, it’s really difficult to get away from that…even in their private lives. They are always “on” FBI behavior.

  • Brenda

    I have been thinking that IF Rafe turned out to be a Dimera: wouldn’t it be a great story if there was a switch back when Stefano implanted EJ in the Mom and Rafe is really EJ? Hey if they can grow back legs and do face transplants, it could happen. . .

  • Gail

    Carol- you are right about FBI agents and their expressions and emotions. I kmow several who are agents and what you said is absolutely correct. GG is playing Rafe exactly right.

  • Jennifer

    I dont think rafe is a demera i think its chad peterson woods

  • katsmommie

    Carol I couldn’t disagree more. If you did know any FBI, you would know that Rafe doesn’t look, sound or act anything like an agent. He hasn’t been undercover (remember the construction gig) forever now. FBI field agents wear ties and white shirts, are clean shaven and hair neat as a pin. Not to mention by the letter. This isn’t Rafe. What FBI agent do you know that works out of headquarters looking like Rafe? I’d like to know.
    Actually when EJ’s clean shaven he looks more FBI than Rafe.

  • KatieR

    Hannah–Emily’s sister’s name was Meredith.
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    I think DOOL needs to expand on Rafe’s past if they want to keep him around. He has too many unknowns in his closet. And tying him to the DiMera’s would be great. I’m still hoping that Emily comes back as a pawn of Stefano’s like Hope did, ala Princess Gina. That would be awesome.

  • KatieR

    Oh, forgot to add, good post Sarah! :)

  • Carol

    katsmommie…I worked for several years in a police department in a small town. Our town had a local office for FBI and NONE wore suits and ties in that town! You may know agents in big cities, and they may all wear suits and ties, but they do not in smaller communities. Rafe does look and sound exactly like FBI agents I’ve known! Obviously, you’re not a fan of the TV show “Criminal Minds.” They are FBI profilers who travel around the country to help local areas with crime sprees. Only ONE of that cast consistently wears suits and ties, none of the others do…and yet, they are all FBI!

  • Hannah

    The FBI look doesn’t really bother me. The fact that there are so many unknowns about Rafe’s character is what peaks my curiosity. The fact that these loose ends have not been tied up suggests to me that we could discover some twists….I stand by that one…

  • Renae

    Great post Sarah.
    We know that Meredith was so sure Rafe was responsible for Emily’s death that she tried to kill him to exact revenge. She also said that Emily found out something about Rafe that would jepordize him being with the FBI. That tells me he is not all he is cracked up to be. And why did he react the way he did when Sami wanted to know about Emily she had every right to know. Lucas felt strongly that he was responsible for Emily’s death and warned Sami of the danger Rafe may be to her and the kids. Lucas predictions have seemed to be pretty dead on for Sami’s life.
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    No matter what anyone says Rafe definately seems to have an obsession for EJ’s kids. Even Will thought it odd that a single FBI guy would want to adopt Grace. He made that commitment before making any commitment to Sami. Then Rafe said how much he loved Sydney and was going to raise her as his own and this was when he barely knew her. Now he is pushing Sami to keep the kids completely away from EJ. This makes me wonder if your 1st theory is correct & Ej is somehow tied to Emily’s death and Rafe is obsessed with taking everything from Ej the way he feels everything (his fiance) was taken from him.
    He is also obsessed with Ej which both Sami and Ari have pointed out numerous times. I don’t think he wants Sami, or he would have just fought for her, as much as he wants to stick it to EJ.
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    I don’t think he is a Dimera but did find it interesting that Stefano said, you would like me to shut up wouldn’t you? the way he said it indicated he might have something on Rafe and it was interesting what took place between Meredith and Stefano.
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    And why would Rafe not drop his Sydnapping investigation long enough to help prove Ari was innocent and keep her from going to jail? He wasn’t there for her at all. Sami wasn’t pushing for him to find the truth. Also, when Ari found out about Safe she said ” it’s all happening again”. I think there is definately something going on with Rafe we don’t know about and I for one don’t trust him and think Sami should RUN!

  • katsmommie

    Actually Elizabethtown, KY (reference the sucky movie Elizabethtown) is not a large city and our FBI guys wear suits and ties. Also you may want to reference past Days episodes were the ‘FBI’ was called in, they all wear suits and ties. Those guys are very disiplined. Don’t know why they don’t in your town. But a girlfriend of mine from yesteryear joined the FBI and they do have a dress code.

  • katsmommie

    But, I just don’t like Rafe either, it’s easy to nitpick when you loathe someone so just forget that I don’t find him legit. I despise his character to point I really don’t even want to argue about him. Go Dimera’s!

  • Libby

    Sarah,

    Another great post. I am really torn as to what to believe abt Rafe. I know I do not believe he is the good guy he wants everyone to believe he is…
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  • Marcia

    Renae–ITA Sami should run, I have always said something is not right with Rafe. Can you be clueless and shady at the same time?

    BTW was Days only preempted on the West Coast Labor Day? Several post have mentioned the scene between Sami and Will which if I am reading the post correctly has already aired, but I will not see until Friday’s epi.

  • KatieR

    No, Marcia, it was pre-empted everywhere in the US. Maybe they are in Canada? For some reason they get their DOOL 1 day before we do :( doesn’t seem fair….

  • Mary Kelly

    I always why Rafe, who is FBI never wears a suit. FBI guys & gals are always dressed in suit & tie.

  • Ellefire

    It seems to me that Rafe is in love with EJ. The man is beyond hot and I just think Rafe can’t resist him. Just kidding…well…maybe.
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    Maybe Emily was/is a DiMera? That is another way to look at it. Possibly found out that Emily was Tony or Andre’s daughter and was abandoned?
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    Does anyone else feel that Rafe is being a total dick? EJ saved his life and now he is screaming out loud that he that he wishes the DiMera clan would have been shot. Uh, genius, Sydney and Johnny are both DiMeras! Lexie is also a DiMera!

  • Michael Jenkins

    No he does have it in him, please do not give the writers any ideas.

  • Alicia E

    Ellefire, I agree that wishing an entire family dead is totally dicky, and not in a good way. What is going on with Rafe?? That was over-the-top even for him. I’m taking this as a clue…

  • Debbie

    Just because people put it in writing doesn’t mean that it is true. I do not think Rafe has shown that he is obsessed with bringing down the DiMera’s. I’m sorry Sarah, but I actually laughed out loud when I read, “… since Rafe Hernandez came to Salem, he has been completely obsessed with exposing the DiMeras and he hates them with a passion.” LOL :-)
    Everyone is entitled to opinions and theories. If Rafe ends up being a DiMera, then that’s whatever the writers will make of it. I really don’t care who his Daddy is.
    But Rafe disliking the DiMera means that he is a citizen of Salem… everybody hates the DiMera’s, they’re villains. All of the Brady’s hate Stefano and EJ …and Rafe loves Sami. Do the math.
    I can give you many good reasons why Rafe should have it out for Stefano/EJ, but he has NOT been completely obsessed with bringing down the DiMera’s since he first arrived in Salem. That is NOT true. He only said EJ was not telling the truth about the kidnapping. Oh and I do believe that he was….. correct. :-)

  • Debbie

    You may think Rafe’s comment was dicky… wishing the DiMera family dead. A few minutes before Stefano was threatening to kill Sami and watch her suffer a slow painful death. Keep in mind what Rafe has been through. Rafe witnessed Stefano’s men poison Anna, she almost died. Rafe was thrown in a prison in a foreign country because of the DiMera’s and he almost died because of the DiMera’s. So he is supposed to let Stefano threaten his fiancé and do nothing? Any real man would take up for the woman that he loves. Perhaps you are not use to seeing someone protect Sami when it comes to Stefano DiMera. Rafe is not scared of Stefano.
    Why are you worried about someone hurting Stefano’s feelings with a dicky comment? Stefano is the best villain on the show. He’s the Phoenix! Is Rafe that big of a threat to the DiMera family now? LOL

  • Ellefire

    Debbie, we will have to agree to disagree on this subject. Rafe did not just threaten Stefano or EJ, he said the “DiMera Clan” which includes Lexie, Theo, John, Johnny, Sydney, and soon to be Chad. Yes Stefano threatened Sami’s life, because what he suspects she did to HIS SON is inhumane and unnecessary. Technically, Sami and Stefano are more equals in the villain category. EJ is a kitten compared to those two. Plus, Sami wasn’t in the room at that time the comment was made, so what is Rafe’s excuse for making that comment.
    Then by EJ’s hospital bed, I think Rafe took it too far threatening EJ while he was fighting for his life. He wanted him to wake up from a shot wound to the head so he can torture him some more? Insensitive prick. Anything EJ has done is null and void with a shot to the head on what was supposed to be his wedding night. No amount of violence in my opinion is necessary except self defense.
    We know that EJ has never murdered anyone, but the news is still out on Rafe. I will say it again and again, Rafe is a dick! Rafe is a DICK, D-I-C-K.

  • Alicia E

    Debbie, I’m not so much worried about Stefano’s feelings with Rafe’s comment as I am Lexie’s, Johnny’s, and Sydney’s… Rafe said that he wished they’d taken out, “the whole Dimera Clan.” When I hear that, I automatically think of the children… (The only reason I can figure Rafe wouldn’t think that this included the children is if he already considers them HIS.) He also suggested to Sami that taking E.J. off of life support would make things easier for everyone. If I were little Johnny or Sydney, this argument would not sit well with me.

  • Jennifer M

    I do want to know about Rafe’s past and the holes in his story kill me everyday but I don’t think or want him to be a Dimera.

  • Debbie

    “Anything EJ has done is null and void with a shot to the head on what was supposed to be his wedding night.” Wow Ellefire I hope you are never chosen to serve on a jury. Ordering someone to murder and kidnap people is a crime.
    By your standards, I could be a Drug Lord in my community, kidnap on more than one occasion, bribe judges, hire hitmen to shoot people, brainwash someone while they are captive, hold someone at gunpoint, attack an FBI agent, lock someone in a freezer truck with intent to kill them, etc. and then BANG! Someone shoots me in the head on my wedding night and all of my crimes are null and void. I don’t recall anyone believing that justification. And I was always under the impression that EJ killed that cop Eve Michaels, just because he never got caught because Salem PD sucks, doesn’t mean he didn’t do it.
    Ellefire, I like my Days characters for the most part. I have been a fan for 25 years. I like Rafe and I like EJ. I don’t hate one or the other. I don’t see why it has to be one or the other. I am not so one-sided that I can’t enjoy the show when things don’t go my way.

  • Debbie

    When Rafe made the comment, he was blowing of steam. He deserves to blow off steam after the crap he’s been through. The DiMera’s did have Rafe and Anna neutralized. Rafe and Anna both were supposed to die. Rafe has been through hell at the hands of the DiMera’s and their lies. Then Stefano threatened to do the same to his finance. I don’t blame him for saying what he said. He sees that Sami is weak at the momment and he is protecting her. You see Sami as EJ’s murder, Rafe doesn’t.
    Rafe’s statement wasn’t a threat; he was having a pissing match with Stefano. Rafe is no threat to Lexie or the children and you all know that. You are only focused on EJ because he is the victim and your favorite character.

  • Alicia E

    Debbie, I don’t think that Rafe would want to intentionally hurt the children. I just thought that his saying what he did was insensitive to the children… It was a weird thing for him to say imo. I also think that the writers are intentionally throwing in a few oddball lines, sideways glances, and plenty o’ cleavage to try and confuse us. This may be one such incident.
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  • Ellefire

    Debbie, I won’t make negative comments about you or make assumptions on where you’re coming from. That’s not a characteristic that I would respect in myself. As I said before, we will have to agree to disagree. We are all Days of Our Lives fans here and we should respect each others opinions without putting each other down.
    I admit that EJ is my favorite character, but I don’t hate Rafe. Just because I am biased towards EJ does not lessen Rafe’s inappropriate comments. Nicole and Arianna are both annoying characters to me, but Rafe has treated them both badly and I didn’t like it.
    It wasn’t because my biased for EJ that I thought that Rafe was out of line for making verbal threats that EJ pay needs to pay. It is because of my cousin who died of Leukemia 5 years ago that I established my own personal rule of not making negative comments towards the sick or the dead.
    When EJ got shot he went into seizure like state right? Well, I have a good friend who has brain cancer and she will tell you that seizures are painful and so is a brain surgery. In my opinion, EJ has suffered too much for Rafe to want to cause more pain on him.
    As for the Eve Michaels murder, from what I remember, it wasn’t EJ’s hands that killed her. EJ had a lot of henchmen who did his bidding. The main one was Patrick Lockhart, but he had other ones. Patrick said he didn’t do it at first, but then he went to prison for it. Not sure if it was Patrick or the other henchmen who did it. It was not established. It was all Stefano’s orders and EJ was just the brainwashed messenger.

  • Debbie

    Ellefire, I watch Days to escape the reality of life for one very short hour, I try not to insert my reality into the show. I have family members with illnesses and who have recently died, but I choose not to compare them to EJ lying in the bed or lying in the hospital. EJ was not in pain because he is not a real person, this is a soap opera. James Scott is an actor who had fake blood on him and was pretending to shake. The lines Rafe said were the lines the writers wrote for him to say. So, I guess I don’t relate the scenes to anyone who is suffering in my life.
    The statements that Rafe said to Stefano: I wouldn’t have made those comments to another person, but I don’t have a villain of Stefano’s caliber in my life because I don’t live in a “soap opera” world.
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    Respectfully, I will agree to disagree. I truly watch the show for entertainment. The day I stop enjoying Days of Our Lives for its entertainment value is the day I will delete it from my DVR schedule and never watch it again.

  • Ellefire

    Debbie, I am so unbelievably floored by what you said, I just can’t believe you would take it to that level. I will make it clear to you that I understand the difference between fiction and reality. I am happy in my life and I don’t need a show to escape from my life, because I am surrounded by people who love me. I can wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and be happy with myself. I don’t watch anything unless I can learn from it. Television shows are the reason I can speak 4 languages. I also have a degree in film and television, so I am constantly educating myself.
    I am a real person with opinions that I draw from my own life experiences. That’s what makes me a human being. Why are you throwing out insults at me, a person you have never met, because they don’t agree with you over fictional characters? When you want to have a civilized discussion with me about the show than fine, but until then please ignore what I am about to say about the show.
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    I think for the first time I think I respected Arianna. I still don’t think she’s right for EJ, but it seems that she is the only Hernandez who is thinking clearly. If Rafe was my brother, I would have knocked some common sense into him.
    I loved it also when she was joking with EJ about Sami being a trainwreck. She is pretty when she smiles. Wish she didn’t sulk so much.
    I wonder how long we are going to wait until we see Mama Hernandez? Wouldn’t it be hilarious if she walks into the hospital to see Arianna and says “Stefano? Is that you? How long has it been? About 40 years!” Rafe would be like “Wait a second, I am part of the DiMera Clan? Did I just threaten myself?!?” LOL!

  • Alicia E

    Debbie, by your same logic, Rafe is not a real hero. He’s just GG acting like one. So why the need to come to his defense?
    ***
    Also, I don’t understand the assumption that if some of the scenes and/or themes strike a chord with viewers, then all of a sudden said viewers are not enjoying the show. I have had times where the acting has had me BAWLING because it connected to something I’ve experienced and I absolutely LOVE the show. Clearly, we don’t all enjoy it the same way.
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    I get that many viewers like to see the “good guys” win and the “villains” pay for their crimes, but also, many of us enjoy rooting for the “BAD GUYS.”
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    Ellefire, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin and I agree that a hospital bedroom of a head-shot victim is no place for threats.

  • Debbie

    Ellefire, I was not uncivilized to you, nor did I throw insults at you. If I did, I would apologize, but I did not throw insults at you. Since you feel terribly attacked by me for some reason, I will say that I am sorry you misunderstood my post. I said that “I” watch Days to escape reality. That simply meant that I enjoy watching my show to forget about work and the normal stresses of life. It’s not a big deal. I never told you that you are not a happy person or wasn’t loved. Wow. Perhaps we watch the show with different perspectives, that’s all.(Agree to Disagree)

  • Phantom519

    Emily died in a car crash when Rate was driving, so that kind of debunks your whole theory.

  • KatieR

    ^Phantom519, that’s what they said, but they also made it seem like there was a lot more to the story. So, until we get the truth, and the whole truth so help them, I won’t believe anything about Emily.

  • Marcia

    Rafe acted like a low class jerk. No matter what your feeling are for a person you do not spout such BS in front of his Sister who has not done a damn thing to you. Sydney and Johnny are DiMera’s what does Rafe plan to do –act as EJ does not exist? That is delusional, it is my personal opinion that Rafe is seriously shady. When will they get to his backstory? Too many questions exists not to have it addressed.

  • Ellefire

    For those who watched the show today, I think Rafe has seriously crossed the line. What he said to Arianna is totally off base.

  • denise

    I see Rafe’s “wanting to protect women and children” a little differently, I guess. To me he is very controlling and cocky and I think Sami should get away from him FAST because underneath it all, he isn’t any better than EJ. For that matter, neither is Sami!!!!

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