Days of our Lives Preview: Gabi and Rafe Leave Salem – But Not For Long!

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This week on Days of our Lives: Rafe (Galen Gering) and Gabi (Camila Banus) leave Salem, but the exits won’t be for too long as it’s been revealed that both Galen Gering and Camila Banus will be returning to the soap later this fall. TV Insider has the scoop on Gabi’s return, while Entertainment Weekly has the news about Rafe.

Also coming up this week, Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) fight for custody intensifies while Nicole (Arianne Zucker) plays dirty – will she tell Belle (Martha Madison) that John (Drake Hogestyn) was fighting with Sami when he collapsed?

Monday (August 24)

Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Rafe (Galen Gering) get a tip on Eve’s (Kassie DePaiva) whereabouts. Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is unnerved when Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) takes her to a creepy location. Eric (Greg Vaughan) tries to find a compromise with Bell (Martha Madison). Sami (Alison Sweeney) confesses the truth to Marlena (Deidre Hall). 

Tuesday (August 25)

Ben struggles to overcome his brainwashing. Eva has a vision of Paige (True O’Brien). Rafe and Hope make an important decision about their future. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) stirs the pot between Belle and Sami.

Wednesday (August 26)

Sami makes a bold move at her grandson’s custody hearing. Jake (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) kiss! Ciara is trapped in a dangerous situation. Rafe grills a surprising intruder in his home.

Thursday (August 27)

A fearful Hope questions Ben. Gabi and Jake give in to their feelings for each other. Sami betrays Eric in order to nail Nicole. Eduardo (A. Martinez) puts Rafe in a tough spot.

Friday (August 28)

Ben has an explosive confrontation with Eve! Gabi is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. Gwen (Emily O’Brien) blows up at Jake. Rafe and Gabi say farewell to Salem.

Coming up in Salem during the week of August 31:

  • Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson) reunites with Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).
  • Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Marlena catch up.
  • Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) say their final goodbyes to Salem.
  • Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle are confronted by an old foe.
  • Belle and Sami have a huge showdown.
  • Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) returns to Salem!
  • Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) are surprised by an intruder.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Global and NBC. Canadian viewers can catch up on demand, on the Global Go App (which is now also available on Apple TV) and on


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