Rafe Goes Caveman on Days of Our Lives


Will (Chandler Massey) went with Gabi (Camila Banus) to the abortion clinic. Meanwhile, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami (Alison Sweeney) frantically phoned around Salem to try and find his sister. In the waiting room, Will tried to convince the receptionist to let him go in back to be with Gabi.

Later, when Rafe and Sami arrived at the clinic, he immediately tried to get to his sister.  Rafe’s “I am alpha male, hear me roar” shtick fell flat for me on Monday. Gabi eventually showed up in the waiting room. Did she go through with the procedure? I will be shocked if she did.

I just loathe this story from A to Z. While many find Will and Sonny (Freddie Smith) to be a cute coupl,e and they occasionally have a nice moment, I still find them infinitely boring. There is so little of interest going on between them. Days of Our Lives is trying to artificially plant a roadblock and force drama by having Gabi get pregnant. Now we have had to endure crap scenes like the other day when Will said he and Gabi should get married! If Will and Sonny generated more organic drama, we wouldn't need story larks like this.

Nick (Blake Berris) has also fallen victim to this plot, which is attempting to cram gay rights, gay relationships and abortion into a single storyline. I don't remember Nick being portrayed as a Neanderthal the last time he was in Salem. Even when he was stalking people and commiting murder, he never read like homophobic jerk.

When DAYS first revealed Will was gay, the story and character showed tons of promise. Post coming out, I have found it consistently disappointing, boring and contrived. At least DAYS proved it believes in equal opportunity — bad stories for the straights and the gays!
 
Brady (Eric Martsolf) arrived at Eric’s (Greg Vaughan) office, just as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Ciara (Lauren Boles) were leaving.  The stepbrothers ended up about Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and her ability to be redeemed. 

Nicole broke into  Jennifer’s (Melissa Reeves) house to make ammends, and Jenn actually accepted her apology. Now she should change the locks

Even more time was wasted on Daniel (Shawn Christian), as Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) buzzed around Salem being a busy body in her insta-son’s love life.

Days of Our Lives is certainly the most boring soap on the air right now. It just sits there on my TV screen, treading water and reminding me of Guiding Light's last year or so. GL had a strong cast, but did little of interest with them. DAYS is doing the exact same thing.

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  1. Profile photo of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote]Days of Our Lives is certainly the most boring soap on the air right now.[/quote]
    This is an understatement!

    And it’s so sad to see DAYS trying to tell the Gabi storyline. This whole abortion plot is written very unnatural. I’m feeling like sitting somewhere where people are trying me to convince that this is wrong. Abortion is wrong, being gay is wrong … and whatever else.
    Seeing Nick acting like a homophobic jerk – not that Lucas was much better most of the time these last couple of weeks – is just so out of character.

    Salem has become a place where nothing happens anymore. I guess my neighbors and even myself have more going on in life these days than people on that show. And if something is happening, people have to answer to Jesus or they are acting like they are going to teach you something.

    DAYS once again needs to change it’s writing. They finally need to find a way to make this show work again; give it an identity. It hasn’t had one since the Reilly years. In those DAYS maybe was the crazy over-the-top soap, but at least you knew what you were getting.

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    bonobochick

    When is Rafe ever not a caveman?

    Seriously, Days is a mess. I don’t think it’s awful but it’s not good and it’s certainly not truly entertaining. The only scenes I get a kick out of these days are Kristen’s & that’s due ED bringing some vibrancy to her scenes. She’s sparkling whether taunting Marlena, sparring with Brady, or conniving with EJ.

    Someone needs to give Ken that shiny ball used to lure Dena away from the writers room because the show has got to stop just treading.

    Why aren’t TPTB being more interactive with their viewers/audience like CBS and Ron/Frank? I’m guessing cause they don’t want to be asked why they’re trying to sell such a turd.

    And don’t get me started on Days’s filming schedule.

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    angrierblackerman

    Oh dear, will I have to FF my DVR or break the TV screen?

    Rafe is Days’ version of Ryan Lavery (All My Children):

    (1)Character is a self righteous douche

    (2)Played by a handsome actor who is mad cool in real life, lol.

    (3)Forced on the show’s lead female (Sami = Greenlee)in a sickening paring that nobody wants.

    (4)Treats women like property

    (5)Turns strong, confident, women into Stepford Wives and crazies

    (6)Always trying to ‘rescue’ someone who doesn’t need help

    That’s Rafe Herneanderthal!

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    Islandof1

    Would have sworn OLTL did a similar storyline with Stacy(Gabi) and Fish (Will)? What next? Kish (Will & Sonny) vs Aunt Gigi(Uncle Rafe)over Stacy”S(Gabi’s) baby?

    Agree DAYS has gotten boring!

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    SoapArmageddon

    Galen Gering is way better than any of the material he’s been given to play since he started on Days. The poor guy is probably happy just to have a job, but this show is not doing his reputation any favors.

    The other Hernandez sibling, on the other hand….

    Lord, please take Gabi Hernandez into your soap Heaven. Let Camilla Banus find work as far away from the world of daytime TV as possible.

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    jthawk

    I watched the Tuesday episode of DAYS for about 10 minutes and was done. This show is extremely boring and predictable.

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    I would have been more surprised and impressed if Gabi had gone through with the abortion. It was expected that she wouldn’t do it, blah! blah! blah! Shake things up DAYS and play out the drama of her having the abortion and let everyone deal with the consequences from that. And since she didn’t go through with it – – can she be like her big sister and run out in front of a car?!

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    Newmanwins

    [quote]While many find Will and Sonny (Freddie Smith) to be a cute couple, and they occasionally have a nice moment, I still find them infinitely boring. [/quote]

    They are very boring to watch in their scenes together. There is next to no chemistry between from neither a romantic or platonic aspect. I think they should be paired with others cause the two actors don’t pop and spark together. I would even say that Will/Gabi sex scene was hotter than anything I’ve seen so far from Will/Sonny. I also think Will has amazing chemistry with EJ and I miss those entertaining snarky scenes between them but hopefully they start interacting again.

    [quote]There is so little of interest going on between them. Days of Our Lives is trying to artificially plant a roadblock and force drama by having Gabi get pregnant. Now we have had to endure crap scenes like the other day when Will said he and Gabi should get married! If Will and Sonny generated more organic drama, we wouldn’t need story larks like this. Nick (Blake Berris) has also fallen victim to this plot, which is attempting to cram gay rights, gay relationships and abortion into a single storyline. I don’t remember Nick being portrayed as a Neanderthal the last time he was in Salem. Even when he was stalking people and commiting murder, he never read like homophobic jerk.[/quote]

    I don’t like it at all that both Nick and Lucas got thrown under the bus in order to prop the boring Will/Sonny relationship.

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    DaysFan23

    I definitely agree that Will and Sonny are a major snooze fest! There used to be a lot of buzz for WilSon, but after how they’ve been written these last few months, not anymore! Will was so exciting to watch during the coming out process and his scenes with EJ. Since the beginning of September, Will lost his edge, and I’ve lost my interest in watching him.
    Having both Will and Sonny as boring characters is a bad idea. There’s no chemistry or spark. They’re written as kids instead of adults. Plus they were put together too fast.
    And the Will & Gabi baby story is the WORST!!!!!

    Rafe is definitely an ignorant caveman! Can’t stand the way he berates Sami! Where’s the Sami that fans love- feisty and fighting for the guy she wants to be with- which should be EJ!

    Everything on Days is just a major suckfest! Nothing that’s happened the past few months makes any sense due to all the plot point writing.

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    GaryJr

    I can’t add anything to what hasn’t already been said except that my complacency and boredom has turned into…well… rage. When we EXPECTEDLY found out Gabi didn’t have the abortion I found myself SUPER angry. This is what this show does to you: NOT killing the baby makes you mad as heck. Did these writers work for the Nazi’s because they’ve brought out the worst in humanity and certainly this viewer. Every word out of Rafe’s mouth only makes things worse, after 22 minutes or so I deleted it while admittedly noting out loud “Ken Corday, why are you such an asshole?” Then I laughed when my dog looked up at me as if I were talking to him. LOL.

    The only one not asleep at the wheel is Eileen Davidson who tries to find the joy in the little they give her to do.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Most of the women on this show have lost a baby at one point or another, I don’t see why Gabi should be exempt.

    Anyway, since a lot of the show seems to be stuck in a 1950’s time warp, maybe Gabi will die in childbirth.

    Gary, you’re right. The storytelling does bring out a mean streak in viewers. I have never so fervently wished for the death of a young woman, her douche of a boyfriend, and an innocent unborn child.

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    GaryJr

    Gary, you’re right. The storytelling does bring out a mean streak in viewers. I have never so fervently wished for the death of a young woman, her douche of a boyfriend, and an innocent unborn child.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Oh tummy hurts from laughing.

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    js3557

    I like Wilson together and I like the idea of Will having a child with Gabi, and all the drama that could lead to. I definitely think the writing could be better, but I would want a better written Wilson, not for them to end.

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    jamison

    Agree with you ! Will was exciting to watch with EJ. The second TomSell starts out of nowhere Rafe drop in from the ceiling of the safe house ! Damm Damm Rafe is in every S/L sick of it. I like Galen Gering but come on & Sami GOD she is all in hair style & hoochie dresses NOT acting this days. SORRY

    GH is the best show right now DAYS needs writers/prod like Ron and Frank.

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