Jake the mechanic, a dead ringer for the late Stefan O. DiMera, has caused quite a stir from the day he arrived in Salem. Yet, the Days of our Lives character remains a bonafide mystery.
Days of our Lives — Man of Mystery
Fans want to know more about the guy. It’s time the soap fleshed things out and told viewers some pertinent information about the character. Here are four questions that DAYS needs to answer about Jake.
First things first. What’s with the gravelly voice? Is it for real? Is it put on? Is Jake just a guy in desperate need of some throat lozenges? While actor Brandon Barash has excelled at delivering all aspects of his new and very different character, the voice does leave us with questions.
Jake’s made reference to a past love, who’s obviously not Gabi (Camila Banus). So who is the woman he’s referring to? Is she somebody already on the DAYS canvas or someone new who has yet to emerge? Is she part of the trouble he seems to be in? It’s time to see this woman and flesh out the story.
Jake — Shady Business Dealings
Speaking of trouble, what is the shady business Jake is mixed up in? A pair of goons have visited his autobody shop, twice, looking for something. It’s got to be pretty important because they want it badly enough to have beaten up poor Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) for it. Viewers need to know what Jake is involved in, and so do Ben and Ciara (Victoria Konefal).
Does Jake just happen to look exactly like the late Stefan? After all, they do say all of us have a double somewhere in the world. Or is he somehow related to the DiMera heir – say a long-lost brother or lookalike cousin? It could just be an uncanny coincidence… or not. One thing’s for sure: having him be revealed as a DiMera would immediately up his position in Salem.