When he first came on our sets, Rafe was just an FBI agent who wasn’t altogether happy about being given a job below his abilities, in having to “baby sit” Sami. As his character grew, we learned about how he had no family and grew up in a Catholic Orphanage… Next thing we know, he has two sisters, a brother and a mother… I was more than a little confused, but I let it go.
Next, we learn that he had a fiance, which he “accidentally” killed in a car accident, just before they could get married… but he refused to talk about it… he STILL hasn’t been completely open with Sami about what happened to Emily… Even after her crazy sister showed up in town, bound and determined to kill Rafe for what he did to her sister.
He comes across as a guy who demands complete open honesty and no secrets from the person he is involved with, but who is unwilling to give it to her… I fail to see how this is in the least bit romantic… but I digress.
Whenever Sami has dared to be true to her self, just like Lucas, Rafe has shown her nothing but disappointment, getting in her face and expecting her to change. As long as she was pretending to be more like her sister, Rafe was crazy about her. When she stopped pretending and did something that was more true to her own personality, Rafe got mad…. ending things with Sami… Moving on, and falling in love with her “perfect” sister.
Rafe was all about Carrie after that… It wasn’t until Carrie DUMPED him, and left town with her husband, that Rafe stopped thinking about her all the time. When he wasn’t thinking about Carrie, he was too busy helping Sami’s worst enemy lie about another of EJ’s babies, to be bothered with Sami. He was okay with the fact that Sami had moved on with Lucas…. It wasn’t until Sami started looking like she was moving on from Lucas with EJ, that Rafe suddenly decided he couldn’t live without her again.
I personally believe that Rafe has something in his history that we don’t know about… There has to be a reason why he hates EJ more than he cares about Sami… There also has to be a reason why he keeps trying to claim other men’s children as his own… mainly EJ’s.
I don’t know if he has just been poorly written, or what… but I do know this… Rafe needs to be taken out of EJ and Sami’s orbit… for once and for all. He is a boring character, and only sees to “flurish” when other, bigger actors and actresses are pimping him or propping him up.
The only time I’ve ever been amused by Rafe was with the robo Rafe storyline… and then it was the “evil” Rafe that I liked. Give him a sugary sweet love story, for all I care… just not with Sami. She has been through enough in her life, without being with a man who doesn’t really accept her.
By Faith Loveright