Days of Our Lives spoilers show Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) is back in Salem stirring up drama. Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) might be the reason. Is there more to them and a possible father-son connection? Xander is one of those characters fans love to hate. There is no denying he adds excitement to the canvas when he is around. Fortunately for DOOL fans, the actor who portrays the black sheep of the Kiriakis family is bak for an extended stay. Also, Paul Telfer’s name now appears on the closing credits as a contract role on the NBC soap.
Who Is Xander Cook On Days of Our Lives?
The character of Xander Cook was first introduced to DOOL viewers in 2015. He is the son of Victor’s brother Titus Kiriakis. Although he is family, Victor treats Xander more like an outsider. He seems embarrassed to have a known criminal in his family. However, history shows Xander Cook has a long partnership with his uncle. Victor Kiriakis had Xander to run criminal activities and launder money on his behalf. Xander Cook is desperate for his uncle’s love and respect among other things.
So, he is willing to do almost anything asked of him by the Kiriakis patriarch in hopes of finally gaining the recognition he craves. He takes on the unsavory aspects of the family business to try and win his uncle’s love. Xander knows Victor sees him as an inconvenience and not as a beloved family member. He sees how differently his Uncle Vic cares for the rest of the family. Hopefully, the day will come that he’s held in the same regard as his cousins Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith), Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth, and Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) on Days of Our Lives.
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DOOL Spoilers: Is Xander Cook Really the Son of Victor Kiriakis?
Victor Kiriakis values family more than anything on Days of Our Lives. He will go to great lengths to protect them. However, Victor’s love comes at a price. More often than not, family members find themselves on the outs with him. Most conflicts arise over the family business, Titan Industries. It is no secret Xander Cook wants to be Titan’s CEO. However, that position usually goes to Victor’s sons or grandson. So, that leaves bad boy Xander out in the cold. But, there are strong indications that Xander Cook might be Victor’s biological son — not his nephew.
DOOL spoilers recall that several years back when Xander was banished to yardwork duty, he was shown clutching a picture of himself as a child on Victor’s lap. Fans speculated Victor was his father. This explains why Xander is so needy for Victor’s approval. It could be that Victor had an affair with Xander’s mother. It is also possible Titus knew but wanted a son, so he raised his brother’s child as his own. With both of Xander’s parents deceased, Victor Kiriakis is a father figure. Perhaps Xander learned the truth and is waiting for the best moment to drop that bombshell on unsuspecting Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives.
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Xander’s Future At Titan
Days of Our Lives spoilers say Xander Cook was able to cut a deal with Brady Black to get a high-level position at Titan. However, he is being closely monitored. Victor instructed Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) to keep a watchful eye on Xander’s every move. It is no secret Kate is gunning for Brady’s job as CEO. If she can get the goods on him for Victor Kiriakis, no doubt she will be in prime position to move up the Titan ladder.
For now, Xander Cook is sitting pretty. He leveraged his way into the family-run business. However, it could be that he’s holding the ultimate trump card and is the rightful heir to the Titan throne. If so, when will he play the card and why is he holding back? We’ll find out soon as he and his partner Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) continue to stir up trouble in Salem.
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