So, what does the future hold for Noah (Jake Silbermann)) and Luke (Van Hansis)?
According to a writer on As the World Turns, Noah is on such a high this week after mending fences with ex-girlfriend Maddie that he shares his relief - and a second kiss - with Luke.
As a result of this decision, Noah to embrace his feelings that he's ready to pursue a romance.
"I know nobody believes it's going to happen," says Jean Passanante, but "there's a real commitment on the part of the show to play the story for what it is and that's where we're going. Which doesn't mean that everyone's going to be happy all the time because that isn't how soap-opera stories are told."