Should Rafe and Hope Hook Up on Days of Our Lives?



With Bo (Peter Reckell) out of the picture, literally, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) has been spending a lot of time meddling in other people’s lives. Interestingly, her path keeps crossing Salem’s other meddler extraordinaire—no, I’m not talking about Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) or Jennifer (Melissa Reeves)—Rafe (Galen Gering).

Both Hope and Rafe have been a bit bland as of late, but maybe a torrid affair is what the doctor prescribed to make them more interesting? What would their squish name be, Rope? Of course a rope might be what fans wanted them hung from if they lack chemistry, so maybe a better squish name should be found.

Would you like to see Rafe and Hope together?

Yes! They have chemistry and they need new love interests.
53% (569 votes)
No! Hope needs Bo to return.
40% (432 votes)
No! Rafe belongs with Sami.
7% (71 votes)
Total votes: 1072

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SoapArmageddon's picture
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None of the options were to my liking, especially the Rafe option.

I prefer that Hope be put with someone new, a bad guy, one who makes her so hot and bothered that she begins questioning her dedication to the law. If not that, I'd like her and Justin Kiriakis to have a hot, steamy affair, just so that Wally Kurth and Judy Evans can be seen a little more.

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NO! The only way Hope should have anything to do with Rafe is to investigate his murder!! (fingers crossed)

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May as well. She's become as boring as #ell without Bo. And Rafe, I'd rather watch the robot-Rafe that everyone hated from a year and half ago (I wasn't watching at the time)

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LOL! I'm going to have to agree with SoapArmageddon and Sadie39 Smile
I'm not thrilled with the limited ballot, either.

Although obviously my FAVORITE option would be for Bo to return, that can make it seem like I'm completely inflexible and I don't want them to allow Hope to do anything if Bo's not around, which really isn't the case. Yes, I'd prefer Bo, but since I have no interest in a recast, I'm also not going to throw a "Bo or Nobody" temper tantrum if Peter Reckell chooses not to be on the show right now.

But my "No" vote really isn't tied to Sami, either. Frankly, I'm beyond caring which guy Sami is with today. I mean, the relationship is probably going to fall apart and she'll be with someone else by tomorrow anyway, so what difference does it make?

And I CERTAINLY can't vote "Yes." Eww. So in this case I think my most realistic vote is "No!!!!! Anybody but Rafe!!!!!!!!!!" And SoapArmageddon's "Justin or somebody new" suggestion has excellent potential.

As for Sadie39's murder investigation, I'm flexible on that. I'm not terribly picky as to whether it's his murder, or whether he & Gabi try to cover up a murder one or both of them committed, and she gets to bust them both and haul them off for matching life sentences in jail. I'm good with either option Wink

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YES! I want this to happen!

Rafe needs to be with anyone except Sami - for some reason they bring out the worst in each other. And I really liked Rafe with Carrie, and for some reason I could imagine these two having that same affect on me.

And Bo is not coming back. Hope is staying, so she NEEDS something to do. And in the soapworld, sorry to say, but it means she needs a man!

I say go for it! And I love ROPE. It's better than "Rape". Lol.

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How about Abe and Hope? I kid.... I Kid.... Laughing out loud

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Yes, it is about time Rafe had a decent woman, Hope needs a man, Bo is history as for chemistry Hope has it with all the men Days has had in her life, she needs a new spark and Rafe could be what Hope needs. Sexy, Rope all the way!!!!

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How about Dope?

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Yes we could go with the the slang they are Dope together, works for me!!

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I liked Kristian with Wally so him I wouldn't mind but I don't like Judy so if they killed her off maybe. Someone new would be great but I don't think Days will do that so Rafe will have to do!

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I think Hope needs some fire back in her -- she needs a bad boy. Hope has always needed adventure. Maybe some one new needs to be brought in. I like Justin but unless he turns bad, they have no spark. Since she is the law she needs someone opposite of that. EJ?

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NOPE.

they have no chemistry and Hope is old enough to be his great-grandma.

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Boy, are you out there Rafe is in his early 40's and Hope is 47. Get real, it is about the same difference as he & Sami!

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Hope and Rafe could work. So tired of Hope walking around unadorned (Bo's not coming back and unless money falls from the sky, Peter Reckell is done with Days.), and tired of Rafe either hating Sami or trying to win her from E.J. The two cops compliment each other.

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C'mon y'all! You know Rafe wanna hit that ass! Tongue

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homebase wrote:
I liked Kristian with Wally so him I wouldn't mind but I don't like Judy so if they killed her off maybe. Someone new would be great but I don't think Days will do that so Rafe will have to do!

First of all, killing Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis off(even if she does only show up to support her gay son)would be a crime; Judi Evans is pure gold and if anything she needs to be on more(and so does Wally Kurth). As for Rafe and Hope, I'm one of the very few--like maybe two or three people apparently--who actually not only doesn't hate Rafe but actually likes him. And Kristian Alfonso is like the female Eric Martsolf on this show--she could generate chemistry with an inanimate object and make it work. So if they're not trying to woo Reckel back then they need to end that story and let her move on and I'm good with her moving on with Rafe.

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ChrisGa wrote:
.... Kristian Alfonso is like the female Eric Martsolf on this show--she could generate chemistry with an inanimate object and make it work. ...

Drake Hogestyn = inanimate object

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SoapArmageddon wrote:
ChrisGa wrote:
.... Kristian Alfonso is like the female Eric Martsolf on this show--she could generate chemistry with an inanimate object and make it work. ...

Drake Hogestyn = inanimate object

Lol, you got me.

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Hope and Rafe, "Rope" would not be a lifeline for these two but would end up hanging them...

Rafe is irritating and the most appealing he has been was when he was drawn as flawed; i.e., he did have a dead fiance whose sister tracked him down and attempted to kill him. The audience never fully learned about the circumstances surrounding her death and Rafe was not forthcoming about it either; that little character flaw made him interesting and humanized him. What would work for him now beyond simply wrting him off the canvas is this: have his over-the-top, over-bearing but lovable mama show up in Salem and see what ensues there. In addition, this guy needs a wild-cat of a woman to help him explore his wild side...Is there another wild-child DiMera chic who'd be up for taking him for a walk on the wild side?!?! However, barring those story ideas, he's boring and it's time to write him off the canvas.

Regarding Hope, that's a lot trickier...Bo is the great love of her life. The audience is being told he's away visiting his children...So what do the writers do here? Perhaps, have him kidnapped and become a missing person...because before any love interest can be considered for Hope, the issue of where exactly Bo is has to be dealt with!!!

Although this is off topic, it needs to be addressed: the powers that be Must resurrect Peter Black asap and have him steal Jennifer away from Daniel...The Daniel Jennifer romance is rather mundane...