the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
The most romantic scene in daytime history. While hiding out from Frank Smith, lovers-on-the-run Luke & Laura (Anthony Geary & Genie Francis) spend the night locked in Wyndham's department store. And in the middle of a heart-pounding thriller of a storyline that rarely allowed for romance, daytime's No. 1 supercouple took one night to engage in a fantasy world of dress-up and dancing. In the most famous moment of the entire sequence, Luke & Laura don formalwear off the racks, and as the old standard "Fascination" plays, they dance through the darkened store aisles. It was a classic respite from danger that produced true love in the afternoon, and it's the kind of unabashedly romantic sequence no soap would dare consider airing today.