Before anyone says they are playing other stories, I still don't think that is any valid excuse why Luke and Noah can't be on at least one FULL day. What is the reason for this? Whatever the reason, it is just shameful that they are being treated this horribly! Luke and Noah are not even on the back burner. They are off the stove completely and have been for months. It has been more than a month since Luke and Noah have appeared in a full episode. The last time they were in a full episode was July 7th. I don't understand why the show is not using them at all. Yes, Luke made some brief appearances. But I am not counting those. It looks like they just used Luke to fill a quota. Reducing Van Hansis airtime to 3 minutes a week? Jake wasn't on this week at all. This is a huge waste of talent.
It is obvious that this show does not know what it has in Luke and Noah. I'm starting to believe the people that say Luke and Noah are only token gay characters and will not have a fully realized romance. Sex was taken off the table completely and they will not be having it ever. They don't even let them try to make love anymore. It's just stupid, pathetic excuse after pathetic excuse and it's becoming more and more obvious that they have no intention of letting them be together.
It has never been this bad before. Not even when Maddie found out Noah was gay on a Monday and that storyline didn't continue until the Friday. The anniversary of Luke and Noah's first kiss is coming up next Friday. It would be nice if they were on. I just wish these characters weren't so horribly neglected.
I just want to know if the firing of Richard Culliton has anything to do with the Luke and Noah free ATWT. He wrote a lot of the scripts for episodes that Luke and Noah were in.