the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
It was probably the roughest rape scene in daytime history. Marty Saybrook (Susan Haskell) gets drunk at a party and, in an unusual twist for daytime television, is gang raped by Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and two of his fraternity brothers. The scenes are so well done that viewers feel how disturbed and dirty the character of Marty feels after she has been violated. Easily considered OLTL's best storyline of the 90s, the rape and the trial that followed would win Emmys for Howarth, Haskell, and Hillary B. Smith, who portrays attorney Nora Gannon. This moment continues to drive OLTL story to this day, with the reappearance of Marty in Llanview and the pairing of Marty's son with Todd's daughter. An intense moment that OLTL viewers will always remember.