Days of our Lives spoilers have Jake Lambert (Brandon Barash) getting hated on because he looks like his wicked twin Stefan DiMera. Soon, his other brother, Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn), amps up his hatred of him because of his past with the evil twin. But, here are five reasons why Jake’s better.
#1 Jake Lambert Knows the Value of Hard Work on Days of our Lives
DOOL introduced Jake Lambert as a mechanic who thought he was just an average Joe. Meanwhile, when the NBC soap introduced Stefan DiMera, he was a corporate raider doing sketchy deeds with his mom, Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel).
Jake wore coveralls and got his hands dirty with clean labor, while Stefan had dirtier hands from sinful choices on Days of our Lives.
#2 Stefan DiMera Took Advantage of a Sick Woman on DOOL
No doubt, Days of our Lives‘ Jake Lambert’s not exactly on the up-and-up. Recall, he did business with a mobster back East when he met Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien). However, he’s a prince compared to Stefan.
Back then, Stefan DiMera hooked up with Abigail Deveraux’s (Marci Miller) alter “Gabigail” when he knew she was mental. That’s not cool, and that makes Jake better.
#3 Jake’s Not Trying to Grab Chad’s Life (or Wife) on Days of our Lives
Speaking of Abigail and Chad, despite his younger brother’s suspicions, Jake Lambert is not trying to steal Abby. Sure, he’s nice to her but doesn’t want her or Chad’s CEO gig.
That contrasts deeply with Stefan DiMera, who was happy to take everything from Chad. It’s too bad that Chad can’t recognize that Jake could be an excellent big brother to him – quite unlike Stefan ever was.
#4 Jake Lambert Rejected all Things DiMera – Unlike his Twin
It’s also important to remember that Jake didn’t storm the DiMera mansion demanding things on Days of our Lives. At first, he didn’t believe he was one of them. He wanted to stick to his repair shop.
\Even when Jake found out he was Stefan DiMera’s twin, he was hesitant to step closer to them. Meanwhile, Stefan was demanding and grabby from the start, remember?
#5 He’s a Blue Collar Fun-Loving Guy – Stefan DiMera’s a Snob
The bottom line on Days of our Lives is this. Stefan DiMera assumed he was the smartest person in any room and deserved everything. Meanwhile, Jake Lambert’s a fun, friendly guy who likes his ribs messy (and his ladies more mature).
Of course, Jake might be a better guy than Stefan simply because the former never spent time under Vivian’s influence. But remember, right before Stefan died, he’d turned over a new leaf when he fell for Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus).
And Stefan took a bullet to save his mother’s life as his final act. In the end, Stefan DiMera was better than he began – but Jake Lambert’s been a sweetheart from the start. So, do you miss Stefan or prefer Jake?
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