After days and an e-mail campaign by angry fans that generated international coverage, the gay teen couple on CBS soap opera As The World Turns finally got to share their third on-screen kiss. And if we had more time I would have been able to get to a point where they were having an active and happy sex life. Noah marries Ameera to help her remain in the United States, which requires that he hide his relationship with Luke and eventually move into a separate house with Ameera to make their relationship seems more legitimate. At press time, it was days and running. Noah nursed Luke back to health and helped him get back on his feet again. I didn't get to see that show, but he did another show called Dance Dance Revolution. We can talk to the producers if we want.
A debate regarding whether or not Luke and Noah would be allowed a sex scene led AfterElton.
Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer
Obviously there are many quibbles that we could all have, including me more than anyone, maybe, but I am just grateful we were able to accomplish that much at least. Soon thereafter, Luke starts the Luke Snyder Foundation for sick children with money inherited from his birth father's family, and the attorney they hire, Brian, begins throwing road blocks between them, cautioning Luke that being openly gay will hurt his foundation with conservative investors. I didn't get to see that show, but he did another show called Dance Dance Revolution. At the time, Luke and Noah had appeared in only 12 of 60 episodes and shared "a scant 36 minutes together" onscreen; the heterosexual couples had been sexually intimate 23 times onscreen, but not Luke and Noah. Hansis and Silbermann have acknowledged that they would like to do other acting projects when time permits, but that they are happy and content with the jobs they have now. Anger over the death of Reid on ATWT was also certainly stoked by the fact that almost everyone else in Oakdale had a happy ending — Carly and Jack got married; Chrishis heart transplant successful, proposed to Katieand she accepted; Bob and Kim retired to Arizona; even Lily and Holden patched things up and are starting fresh.
While trying to sort out their feelings for one another, Reid finally performed the operation on Noah, which resulted in complications that could lead to brain damage. Feeling also that Luke has unresolved issues about Kevin, he moves out and distances himself. A debate regarding whether or not Luke and Noah would be allowed a sex scene led AfterElton. I love the actor, and certainly if the show went on, he would have stayed on and on and on. It's not necessary to the storyline itself.