Paul Mendez brings new meaning to the term loser. Darkly handsome, Faye's husband has a dark side. He has no morals whatsoever. While married to Faye, he beat his wife constantly. Years ago, Abe Carver managed to get Paul sent away, but not in time to save his wife and children from years of his violence. Paul showed his disgusting side when he forced his teenage daughter Nicole into pornography. Paul spent only a short time in jail before being released, coming home to Salem (where amazingly enough no one recognized him).
Paul managed to con his way onto the board that was headed out to the islands, and wasted no time in zooming in on Jan Spears, who he realized was an insecure little girl desperate for attention. He convinced her that she could be an actress, then one horrible night, he raped her. Before he could escape the island with the jewels his partner had hidden there years earlier, he encountered Shawn, Philip, and Belle, who also wanted the treasure, so that Shawn could return one of them to his great-grandmother.
Paul almost got away with everything until he encountered a traumatized Jan. She fired the gun at him, and he ended up in the hospital. (A lot of people tried to kill Paul that week.) Nicole confronted him in the hospital, and while she chanted 'Die, Daddy!', he used his final strength to attempt to strangle her. Paul finally expired, before he found out that he'd left Jan a permanent memory. Not only had he given her gonorrhea, he had left her pregnant.