Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers tease that Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) will need a new love interest down the road. Rafe is set to depart Days on August 28, but he’ll return this fall for more DOOL drama.
Of course, romance is a huge part of soaps, so Rafe will need someone to fall for. Now that Rafe’s losing his shot with Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso), what does that mean for his romantic future?
Since Alfonso already shot her last episode and will last air in October, Hope will no longer be an option for Rafe. It’s possible Alfonso will change her mind someday and return to Days, but so far she’s been adamant about never coming back.
As for Rafe, DOOL might keep him in cop mode for a while and have him mostly solving cases, but love may head his way sooner or later.
Let’s consider who Rafe might be paired up with next. To do that, we have to mull over another character who’s losing a long-term love interest – and that’s Nicole Brady (Arianne Zucker). Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) has also filmed his final episode, so what happens to Nicole and Brady’s new marriage? It can’t be anything good!
There’s no word on how Eric will depart, but it doesn’t look like he’s getting much of an exit arc. It’s possible Eric will end up working out of town or will have some other reason to leave Nicole for a while.
Once Eric’s out of the picture, anything can happen. Eric’s absence could easily take a toll on Nicole and drive her into the arms of another man.
Could that other man be Rafe? Nicole has a habit of turning friendships into romantic relationships. She’s done it with Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) many times over the years. Nicole also considers Rafe a close pal, but will they drift into romantic territory eventually?
Since Nicole and Rafe will both need new love interests, Days might as well put them together. Rafe and Nicole may lean on each other for support as they miss Hope and Eric. It could lead to some flying sparks and a surprising romantic path.
Do you think Nicole and Rafe might comfort each other over their lost loves? Will Rafe and Nicole become a couple after Rafe returns this fall? We’ll offer updates as other DOOL news emerges.
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