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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Soap Dish #29 (in which Luke comes out on As the World Turns)



Today we revisit Luke Snyder's coming out storyline on As the World Turns (featuring Van Hansis as Luke). Below you can watch 33 episodes of the show from May-June 2006 (click here for previous As the World Turns posts).

CAST
Henry Coleman - Trent Dawson
Maddie Coleman - Alexandra Chando
Kevin Davis - Karl Girolamo
Dusty Donovan - Grayson McCouch
Simon Frasier - Paul Leyden
Jessica Griffin - Tamara Tunie
Damian Grimaldi - Paolo Seganti
Lisa Grimaldi - Eileen Fulton
Dr. Bob Hughes - Don Hastings
Casey Hughes - Zach Roerig
Kim Hughes - Kathryn Hays
Margo Hughes - Ellen Dolan
Tom Hughes - Scott Holmes
Vienna Hyatt - Ewa Da Cruz
Katie Kasnoff - Terri Colombino
Mike Kasnoff - Mark Collier
Nick Kasnoff - Jordan Woolley
Dr. Ross Kreeger - Damian Young
J.J. Larrabee - Dylan Denton
Nancy McClosky - Helen Wagner
Lucy Montgomery - Spencer Grammer
Gwen Munson - Jennifer Landon
Hal Munson - Benjamin Hendrickson
Jennifer Munson - Jennifer Ferrin
Parker Munson - Giovani Cimmino
Will Munson - Jesse Lee Soffer
Barbara Ryan - Colleen Zenk Pinter
Emily Ryan - Kelley Menighan Hensley
Paul Ryan - Roger Howarth
Carly Snyder - Maura West
Emma Snyder - Kathleen Widdoes
Holden Snyder - Jon Hensley
Jack Snyder - Michael Park
Lily Snyder - Martha Byrne
Luke Snyder - Van Hansis
Meg Snyder - Marie Wilson
Dr. Susan Stewart - Marie Masters
Jade Taylor - Elena Goode
Lucinda Walsh - Elizabeth Hubbard
Mr. Weber - Tuck Milligan
Cass Winthrop - Stephen Schnetzer

Episode 12757: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Luke comes out to Will about being gay, and Will tries to assure him that Holden and Lily will not hate him if he tells them the truth. Paul tells Emily that their relationship is too destructive for them ever to have a future. Emily assures Hal that Henry had nothing to do with Dusty's kidnapping. Hal is shocked when he looks at Emily's hospital chart. Paul and Meg make love.



Episode 12758: Friday, May 5, 2006
Luke tells Jade he's going to tell his parents he's gay. She then tells Holden that Luke broke up with her and kisses him. Hal reveals to Paul that Emily is pregnant. Henry steps in to perform Katie and Mike's wedding ceremony when she realizes she forgot to book a minister. After the ceremony, Jack arrests Mike for murder.



Episode 12759: Monday, May 8, 2006
Luke finally tells Lily and Holden that he's gay. Susan is upset to learn that Emily is pregnant with Paul's child.



Episode 12760: Tuesday, May 9, 2006
After Luke's confession, Lily insists that he is just confused. Holden admits to Lily that he had his suspicions about Luke and did not share them with her. Paul tells Emily that she is pregnant with his child, and she decides to have an abortion. Meg learns that Emily is pregnant. Katie learns that Mike's DNA was found at the crime scene.



Episode 12761: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Emily admits to Susan that she's getting an abortion to keep Paul from raising the baby with Meg. Katie spends her wedding night with only Margo for company.



Episode 12762: Thursday, May 11, 2006
Paul asks Meg to move in with him, and she agrees. After speaking with Jennifer, Emily tells Paul that she's decided to keep their baby.



Episode 12763: Friday, May 12, 2006
Lily is worried that Luke might leave home. After learning that Emily is having the baby, Meg tells Paul it's over between them.



Episode 12764: Monday, May 15, 2006
Paul tells Emily that he intends to relinquish all his rights to their child. Jack suspects Nick of stealing evidence in Mike's case.



Episode 12765: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Lucinda isn't surprised when Lily tells her that Luke is gay.



Episode 12766: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Henry advises Emily to play crazy.  Paul asks Meg to run away with him. Casey resists Maddie's efforts to seduce him because he cares too much for her to sleep with her.



Episode 12767: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Attorney Cass Winthrop shows up with a court order saying that Emily is to stay at the hospital for a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. Dusty thinks Emily belongs behind bars.



Episode 12768: Friday, May 19, 2006
Jade convinces Will to buy a biology paper off the Internet. Dusty proposes to Jennifer. Paul brings his divorce and relinquishment papers to Emily and finds a sonogram photo of their baby.



Episode 12769: Monday, May 22, 2006
Paul gives Emily the divorce papers to sign but not the documents relinquishing his claim to their child. Believing that Paul has signed all the necessary papers, Meg agrees to move in with him. Jennifer accepts Dusty's proposal.



Episode 12770: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Will feels guilty about the "A" he got on his Internet-purchased paper. Jade suggests that Will cheat on his upcoming calculus exam. After Henry confronts Paul about the relinquishment papers, Meg realizes that Paul lied to her. Paul asks Meg if she'd consider raising his child with him.



Episode 12771: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Lily tells Holden she wants Luke to see a therapist because she isn't sure he's really gay. Meg tells Emily that Paul won't give up his rights to his child. Emily fantasizes that the baby will drive a wedge between Paul and Meg.



Episode 12772: Thursday, May 25, 2006
A mysterious man follows Luke, who then accuses Lily of hiring someone to spy on him. Later, Lily is shocked to find Damian on her doorstep. When Paul crashes Lucinda's engagement party for Jennifer and Dusty, Jennifer tells him to get out of her life. Paul then tears up the papers giving up custody of Emily's baby. Del tells Carly and Katie that it was Nick who killed Maya Gold.



Episode 12773: Friday, May 26, 2006
Lily realizes that Damian is the man who has been following Luke around. Luke tells Lucinda that Lily wants him to see a shrink. Maddie confronts Will about his purchased term paper.



Episode 12774: Monday, May 29, 2006
Luke is furious to see Damian. Lily tells Damian that Luke thinks he's gay. Del tells Mike and Jack that Nick murdered Maya. Meanwhile, Katie and Carly tell Nick they know everything, and he pulls a gun on them. Carly then deliberately crashes the car into a tree.



Episode 12775: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Lily accepts Damian's help without asking Holden first. Trapped in the crashed car, Carly urges Katie to run for help. Jack later finds the car but no sign of Nick or Carly. Maddie realizes that Will cheated on the calculus final.



Episode 12776: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Emily realizes the baby can bring her and Paul back together. Meg promises to love Paul's child as her own. Jack continues to search for Carly as she attempts to escape from Nick. Dusty runs into Lucy at the hospital.



Episode 12777: Thursday, June 1, 2006
Jack finally finds Carly, who kisses him. Mike tries to convince Nick to turn himself in, but Nick refuses and attacks him. Katie then picks up Nick's gun and shoots him. Lucy is surprised to learn that Dusty and Jennifer are getting married. Emily tells Paul that she's changed her mind and decided to have an abortion after all.



Episode 12778: Friday, June 2, 2006
Holden is surprised to find Damian with Lily and Luke. Jennifer learns that Lucy is staying in Oakdale. Mike informs Katie that Nick is dead.



Episode 12779: Monday, June 5, 2006
Holden orders Damian out of the house. Carly learns that Jack has moved back home. When Katie tries to apologize for killing Nick, Mike blames himself and turns away from her. The principal informs Will that he won't be allowed to graduate because he cheated.



Episode 12780: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
It's graduation day at Oakdale Latin. Mr. Weber orders Will to leave the school and then reveals to his family and friends that he has been expelled for cheating. Dusty orders Lucy to stay away from Jennifer and Johnny.



Episode 12781: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Will admits to everyone that he cheated and is now being expelled. Gwen realizes that Jade helped Will cheat. Will later decides to get drunk with Jade. Dusty's adoption of Johnny becomes official.



Episode 12782: Thursday, June 8, 2006
Damian tells Luke that he accepts and supports him and that he intends to stay in Oakdale until Lily feels the same way. Luke sees Holden punch Damian, who thinks Holden is ruining Luke's life. Will tells Gwen that he isn't going back to school.



Episode 12783: Friday, June 9, 2006
Luke begs his two fathers to stop fighting and chooses to leave with Holden. Damian then tells Lily that he was making progress with Luke until Holden interfered. While Gwen performs at the graduation party, a drunk Will is consoled by Jade, and they have sex. Kim, Bob, Barbara, Dusty and Jennifer celebrate Dusty's adoption of Johnny. Bob realizes that Johnny is very sick and needs to be rushed to the hospital. Paul tells Emily that he loves Meg and that if she wants to have an abortion, the choice is hers.



Episode 12784: Monday, June 12, 2006
Emily tells Paul she won't have the abortion. Will feels guilty about having sex with Jade.



Episode 12785: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Bob tells Dusty that Johnny has a rare form of blood cancer. Emily learns about Johnny's condition. Lucinda gives Katie a royalties check for writing Oakdale Confidential. Katie calls Nancy for help in getting her marriage back on track. Carly believes that Jack is going to propose to her.



Episode 12786: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Damien introduces Lily to Dr. Ross Kreeger, who runs a program to help confused teenagers. Emily offers her baby's stem cells to cure Johnny. Jack tells Carly he's not looking to get back together. Will tells Jade that he and Gwen are back together.



Episode 12787: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Lily learns that Ross is a "deprogrammer" who wants to "cure" Luke of his homosexual feelings. After she is fired from the library, Jade threatens to tell Gwen everything if Will doesn't help her get a job at CRASH. Katie and Nancy trick Mike into taking a romantic cruise.



Episode 12788: Friday, June 16, 2006
Realizing that she's one who needs to change, Lily throws Ross out of the house. During a confrontation with his mother, Luke pushes Lily, causing her to fall down the stairs. Katie and Mike sail away on a honeymoon cruise, unaware that her ex-husband, Simon, is in the room across the hall from them. Dusty and Jennifer learn that Emily's baby is a match for Johnny, but the procedure could seriously harm Emily's child.



Episode 12789: Monday, June 19, 2006
Luke worries that Holden blames him for Lily's accident and agrees to stay with Damian. Lucy tells Damian that there is swelling in Lily's brain. Simon recognizes Katie's voice when she pounds on his door to get him and Vienna to turn down their music. Paul accuses Emily of putting their unborn child at risk for a chance to win her freedom. After Johnny's stem cell procedure is completed, Jennifer thanks Emily.

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