Welcome to the relaunched version of Worth the Wait. This is the new address of the Luke and Noah fansite that used to be at NukeFans.com. That domain is gone, but I wanted to archive all the content so that Luke/Noah fans could always have it as reference.

This site will mostly serve as an archive but I will also post any new press articles or news about the actors.

13 Same-Sex TV Kisses That Shocked Viewers

Luke and Noah made NewNowNext’s list of same-sex kisses.

In honor of International Kissing Day (which is totally a thing), we’re celebrating same-sex TV smooches that had tongues wagging. Whether they were unexpected or planned, these liplocks were water-cooler fodder for weeks.

“As The World Turns,” 2007

It was just five seconds, but Luke and Noah’s lips touching made history as the first kiss between two men on daytime TV. Fans campaigned for another, sending Hershey’s Kisses to the show’s production offices, while the American Family Association threatened to boycott the show’s sponsors if they continued the “repulsive” relationship.

It took almost an entire year before Noah and Luke would be allowed to kiss again.

The 23 Most Essential Storylines Of LGBTQ Television History

Mic.com has a list of some of the greatest LGBTQ storylines and Luke and Noah are included.


As the World Turns: Nuke

Previously a birthing ground for grandma-friendly stories about amnesia, daytime TV suddenly became a lot queerer in 2007 when As the World Turns aired daytime TV’s first same-sex kissATWT never looked back, and the show’s superstar same-sex couple, Luke and Noah — aka “Nuke” — soon found themselves adrift in the formerly hetero-exclusive land of meaningful looks and convoluted melodrama.

Tala Ashe Joins ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ As Muslim-American Hackivist-Superhero

Tala Ashe, who played Ameera Ali-Aziz on As the World Turns has joined the cast of Legends of Tomorrow!

From Deadline:

Tala Ashe has booked a series-regular role on Season 3 of the CW’s superhero drama DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. She will play Zari, a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions. Technology has brought about incredible change in her future, but human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “gray hat hacktivist.” She lives a double life and doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.

‘The Lying Game’ Star Alexandra Chando Joins ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Alexandra Chando, who played Maddie on As the World Turns will appear on the final season of The Vampire Diaries.

Buddy TV has the news:

Alexandra Chando, who starred as twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer on ABC Family’s The Lying Game, is set to appear on the final season of The Vampire Diaries. Chando will play a doctor named Tara, who will most likely get caught in Damon and Stefan’s plans to hunt for the darkest souls for Cade.