the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
The punch heard 'round the world was a long time coming for Austin Reed (Austin Peck) and Carrie Brady (Christie Clark) fans, because it meant the two star-crossed lovers would finally be free of Sami Brady's (Alison Sweeney) manipulations. Throughout Austin and Carrie's love story, which spanned much of the 1990s, Sami did all she could to keep the two apart so she could have Austin for herself. Her biggest weapon was her son, Will, who everyone believed for years was Austin's child. A routine blood test revealed that Will's father actually was Lucas Roberts. For months, Sami hid that information from everyone, but on the day Sami and Austin were to be married, everyone learned the truth. When Carrie found out, she unleashed years of fury on her sister in a way viewers wish they could have been able to. Austin and Carrie eventually got their happily ever after, but nothing was more satisfying than seeing Sami finally get what was coming to her.