For as long as I’ve been watching Days, it always amazed me how lucky and yet how unlucky Sami Brady got in the love department. She’d fall for a man, they’d grow to love each other, sometimes getting as far as the altar, while at other times she’d be left with a broken heart, and a bun in the oven.
It seems that once I started to like Sami with a male character, suddenly the pairing was over, and Sami was on to the next man in her game of love.
While I could go on and on about all of Sami’s conquests, for this article’s purpose, I’m only going to focus on EJ and Rafe. Now, forgive me, as I wasn’t completely watching EJ and Sami’s relationship from the beginning. However, I started watching more from around the time that Sydney was kidnapped by none other than her own father. When this happened, I admit, I was livid at EJ. I mean, how could he say he loves his children, as well as proclaiming his never ending love for Sami, and yet, takes her own daughter away from her? Granted, he did this as a grand act of revenge against everyone around him, but to separate Sami from her own child just put EJ at a new low for me. Using an innocent baby just to try and get Sami back into EJ’s good graces made me cringe. Sami may be hot-headed and a liar at times, but she’s always been a good mother to her babies. Sami needs to realize that no matter how many times EJ will claim to be a changed man, and no matter how good he can be behind closed bedroom doors (because let’s face it, the love scenes are pretty hot!), he’ll forever be a DiMera, which spells bad news for anyone with the last name of “Brady”.
Which brings me to Rafe Hernadez. I knew something was going to happen between these two characters as soon as I saw their first interactions when Sami went into the Witness Protection Program. There was so much sexual chemistry and energy locked up in that boathouse that Sami and Rafe were in, it was enough to light up my television screen. Now, while Rafe does have a few stones in his head and a quick-fire temper, I think he generally cares (and yes, even loves) Sami deep in his heart and soul. He wants to protect Sami from any harm, but at the same time, he needs to learn that Sami is fiercely independent and wants to do things her way, even if she lands in trouble because of them.
I don’t think that Sami and Rafe had a fair amount of time together to explore what they could build on going toward the future. Sure, there were love scenes and fights and boding with the kids, but I just feel like something may be missing in this relationship. Let’s just say, I’m thoroughly enjoying watching Rafe’s interactions with Sami as of late, because I can totally see how much he really cares for her, and like I said, though he is stubborn, at the heart of it all, he just wants to be with Sami to love her. Also, I really feel that Rafe would be the better choice for Sami, as he can keep her grounded and not play any games with her. Given her history with EJ, all I can see is pain and suffering in the future should Sami go back to him…..