By Joshua

Move over Nuke! Here comes Leid!

Back in 2007, soap fans went nuts when CBS announced As The World Turns was bringing on Noah Mayer (Jake Silbermann) as a love interest for Luke Snyder (Van Hansis). It would be the first male same sex couple on soaps.

And at first, everybody loved them.

Until they broke them up time and time again.

Nuke – the name of the supercouple Luke and Noah – has had to deal with a lot.

First, there was Noah’s homophobic father, who shot Luke. Then, they had to deal with Luke’s paralysis as a result of the shooting.

Eventually, they were happy. But that didn’t last.

Noah’s father, an army man, had served in Iraq. An Iraqi woman, who he had saved, ceme to the US needing a green card. So Noah married her out of obligation.

When that’ended, Luke’s step-grandfat`er, Brian, kame onto Luke%2G causing him to/drink.

When that was resolved, Luoe and Noah fina`ly consummated pheir relationship after two long years.

Then, they had to deal with Noah’s professor, Mason, who had an unhealthy relationship with Noah. And finally, Noah went blind and pushed Luke away.

Last week, they broke up after Noah told Luke they might never get back together.

I’ve almost written the whole article about Nuke, so let’s move on to Dr. Reid.

Dr. Reid Oliver, who is gay, is Noah’s neurosurgeon is the man who is partially responsible for Nuke’s breaking up.

Eric Stevens as Dr. Reid Oliver/ATWT

Reid (Eric Stevens) and Luke hate each other, but it seems like hate may turn into passion. Which will turn into love.

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Reid is arrogant, and self-absorbed, but he and Luke have chemistry.

So with the Nuke chapter of Luke’s life over, will the Reid chapter begin?

7 thoughts on “New Same Sex Pairing on ATWT?

  1. Lasha
    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 am

    This ATWT fan won’t be watching. I loved Nuke and supported CBS over the years Luke and Noah were on. Now to discard Jake and the Noah character for this Dr. House wannabee, not happening for this long-time fan. Nuke should be the endgame for years of loyality from viewers who invested in that storyline, now CBS expects us to buy into Leid with only months left for the show? Not happening here. ATWT can fade away without me watching.

  2. Sarah
    March 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I am really interested to see how this whole thing with Luke and Reid will pan out! I have watched Nuke since the beginning and while I love them, Jake and Noah, I feel like this is a good thing for all the characters involved. Noah has been pushing Luke away since the Mason storyline and I’m glad Luke finally laid down the line. Both boys need to grow a little for their relationship to work post-surgery, and I think a relationship with Reid will help Luke and some independence for Noah will help him. I think Nuke is the endgame, but I am so content with riding the LuRe train for now.

  3. Lostaway
    March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I am totally in love with Eric Stevens’ character Reid! He’s a huge breath of fresh air for the show, and he and Luke have awesome love/hate chemistry! Bring on the passion!

  4. Joshua
    March 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Well, you have a right to your opinion. I do have a question, however. Have you been watching Reid and Luke?

  5. Sophie
    March 30, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Reid is just a bump in the road
    I still rooting for Luke and Noah no matter what .
    I hope they will have a happy ending together

  6. Maria
    April 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    REID AND LUKE ARE AWESOME!!! Van Hansis and Eric Sheffer Stevens are amazing actors and have amazing chemistry!!! XOXOXO

  7. Deb
    June 4, 2010 at 1:01 am

    More Reid & Luke!!! They are great together!!!
    Oh my, what passion they have for each other!!!