DAYS' Galen Gering on Rafe's Karma and if EJ can be Redeemed



Karma can be a bitch. This week as EJ (James Scott) fakes Sydney's death, devastating Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami (Alison Sweeney). In an interview with Michael Fairman Soaps Gering discusses Rafe being on the receiving end of a child's  faked death, if EJ can be redeemed, Gering's role as Crystal Chappell's brother in Venice and much more.

MICHAEL: So now, it seems as if its Karma coming back to Rafe as EJ fakes Sydney’s death this week. What can we expect as the fallout? And don’t you feel that now EJ is crossing the line to be completely irredeemable?

GALEN: Yeah, I think it’s problematic. I think James Scott (EJ) can pull it off more than most anyone out there. So, if there is anyone that can do it, it’s James. Clearly, he is a lucky bastard… his looks and his charms…. he does it all, and it’s pretty amazing. What will be interesting to see is how he does this, and if he can do it, and if there is some sort of redemption that comes from characters with a lot of guilt and regret. I worried about that when Rafe was basically guilty to a certain degree of leading the Sami character down a path of the father not knowing the child, and I was like, “Guys, I think people are going to freak out.” But, if you look at the character of Nicole, it’s the same thing. Characters have a way of getting through things if they feel guilt for the things they do. There is some sort of catharsis for people. It’s definitely very delicate and well played, though.

Can EJ be redeemed?


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alstonboy4315's picture
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12 February 2010
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No, it's impossible to redeem a cartoon villain. Besides, the show already has one Stefano Dimera, and we don't need to see his son doing the same kind of crap he was doing 25 years ago!!

Note to Dena Higley: You've already pretty much DESTROYED this character through your sloppy writing!!  Now, just find yourself a good eraser and end the madness!! Hopefully, James Scott can find decent work elsewhere!! He sure as hell isn't getting it on DAYS!!!

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That is the SCARIEST picture I have ever seen of Galen Gering!

Who knows if EJ can be redeemed...with these writers, he will be..in the most bizarre possible way, that is. It's all up in the air, who knows.

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26 August 2008
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I know I'm going to get blasted for this but I don't care.

Seriously, this is the discussion? Bryan Dattilo just had his last scene on the show that he's swearing he's never coming back to. And this is what we're supposed to talk about?

Just ignore the DOOL vet leaving after 17 years. Or  the final scene of Lucas and Sami, a supercouple royally screwed by writing and TPTB. 

Or what about Maggie's upcoming storyline? After failing miserably with Kate's medical storyline, they're going for it again.

I think they're doing a medical one instead of an alcoholic storyline (which everyone was expecting) because Bryan decided not to be reccuring. With a medical one, you can involve Nathan. Where as with a drinking story, a missing Lucas would be rediculous even for DOOL.  But I have yet to see the soap do a recent medical story well.

But I digress. Let's instead talk about the babyswitch storyline that's been going on for far too long. And about the two newbie characters that have ruined my favorite character, Sami Brady. You know. The two idiot characters that are already eating up too much time.

I'm disappointed in DC. No, that's not true. I still love you guys. I'm disappointed in Days Of Our Lives. Just plain disappointed.

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21 February 2008
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It's a soap. Of course he can be redeemed. Then again I don't think he did anything wrong.

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If Nicole can be redeemed EJ can.  EJ is doing this more for just revenge.  He is doing this because he wants his kids and he doesn't want them raised by someone else.