With all of the exits from DAYS OF OUR LIVES recently, here’s some good news — Galen Gering (Rafe) is coming back! Although the actor announced his departure officially back in February, now he has declared: “I’m back.”
Gering first appeared as Rafe Hernandez back in October 2008, making the move from the canceled NBC sudser PASSIONS, where he played Luis. His final episode was scheduled to air at the end of August, but now it’s not going to be quite as final. However, with DAYS slated to resume production on Monday, Aug. 31, following its shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no telling exactly when Rafe will resurface.
In recent episodes, it appeared that Rafe and Hope were working towards a reconciliation which could have meant that the characters would get back together and leave Salem in search of a happily ever after. But while that may still be the plan, the pair won’t be finding that elusive happiness as Kristian Alfonso (Hope) is still leaving the soap with no plans to return. This means that if Rafe leaves town with Hope, he’ll be coming back alone.
Stay tuned to see how Rafe exits the canvas and stick around to see what brings him back again!