This is a collection of quotes from most of the episodes in the Luke/Noah storyline. Most of these quotes are available thanks to TV MegaSite's transcripts! Below is a list of quotes from episodes that aired in July 2008!
Cyndi Lauper: Hey.
Luke: Cyndi, I am a huge fan. Obviously.
Cyndi Lauper: Don't be silly. You're not that big. Just kidding.
Luke: Thank you, yes. Well, actually, I'm here to interview you for the Oakdale U. newspaper arts section. Oakdale U. - Happening Now.
Cyndi Lauper: It's all good. I love publicity. I'll do it.
Luke: Okay, well, that's good. So -
Cyndi Lauper: I never turn down a cute face. Cyndi Lauper: Such a gentleman. Luciano. Well, you know, I just figured you were Italian, so -
Luke: No, that is my real name.
Cyndi Lauper: I saw it in your eyes. Wow. Psychic, too. There you go.
Luke: You saw that all in my eyes?
Cyndi Lauper: A lot of passion. Luke: Okay, all right. So, your tour, your True Colors tour. You have been all over the place. You've been in Radio City Music Hall in New York. You've been in L.A., Toronto, Chicago. Now, I have to ask you - doesn't Oakdale seem a little small-town to you?
Cyndi Lauper: When it comes to gay rights, the small towns are the big ones, because in small towns, you have less rights because you're isolated. And it's just, it's harder, so it's much better to always remember to go to the small towns. Big towns, it's more urban. People live differently, you know.
Luke: And, I guess, you know, there are gay people everywhere.
Cyndi Lauper: Yes.
Luke: I guess I'm proof of that.
Cyndi Lauper: Yeah. You got a boyfriend? You got a story? Tony: Hey, Noah, right?
Noah: Yeah, how'd you know? Oh, duh, the name tag, right.
Tony: Actually, we met last winter. You and Luke were gonna come to the house party. We missed you in the hot tub.
Noah: Right. Sorry, I zoned out. Yeah. What can I get you?
Tony: Double espresso to go. I need some emergency caffeine.
Noah: Yeah, I know how you feel. It's been a long day for me, too, and you are my last customer.
Tony: Ah, well, good timing. So, how's it going?
Noah: You know, hanging in there.
Tony: Just trying to keep myself in circulation. I guess you probably heard, but I broke up with Reg. He was in it for the long haul, and I'm just not ready for that, yet. He needs to find someone to get really serious about.
Noah: Maybe he will.
Tony: So, I'm adjusting to the single life. Trying to keep busy. Like tonight - there's a benefit at Yo's and Cyndi Lauper's singing. I was gonna check it out. You?
Noah: Oh, I'm not really big on going to bars, so -
Tony: Oh, me neither, Dude. Why don't we go together? It'll be fun.
Noah: Um, yeah, sure. Why not? Cyndi Lauper: You know that guy?
Luke: Oh, yeah, the tall one. He used to be my boyfriend. But that is so over.
Cyndi Lauper: Really? Don't seem over to me.
Luke: Well, doesn't look like Noah's having much trouble moving on.
Cyndi Lauper: Don't sell yourself so short, Doll. If he really cares, it won't be so easy for him to forget his Luciano. Cyndi Lauper: I'm dedicating this show to Luke and Noah, 'cause you know you're gonna be back together, and I know. I'm psychic. I can feel it. Noah: We need to talk.
Luke: So, what happened to Tony?
Noah: I don't care. I didn't want to be with him. The only one I want to be with is you.
Luke: What made you change your mind?
Noah: You were right all along, Luke. We do belong together. I'm sorry things got so messed up. All I want is this. Luke: Hi.
Cyndi Lauper: See? What'd I tell you? Never give up on love.
Luke: No, and you were right. Cyndi Lauper, I'd like you to meet the love of my life, Noah Mayer.
Cyndi Lauper: How do you do?
Noah: Hi. It was really great hearing you sing. You were awesome.
Luke: And you know what, don't take it personally that he ran out on you.
Noah: But seriously, you were awesome.
Luke: Yeah, and "True Colors," it's totally our song now.
Cyndi Lauper: Oh, see, I did my job. Well, good luck to both of you. Enjoy life and love. And be proud. And I'll see you around there, Cutie.
Luke: Thank you. I can't believe that this is happening!
Noah: That I just met Cyndi Lauper?
Luke: Well, yeah, no. Yes. That's awesome, too, but I guess I was talking about us. You know, like, can you believe it? How long have we waited for this moment, and it's finally here. And this might be a first, but no one's staying at the farm tonight. I want you to come home with me.
Noah: I'm sorry, Luke. We can't.
Luke: Why not? I just said that no one's staying at the farm tonight.
Noah: Well, that's not the problem.
Luke: Then what is? Don't you want to be with me?
Noah: More than anything, I do. It's just - I can't. It's late. I have to go.
Luke: Go where?
Noah: I enlisted. In the army. Luke: Do you really think it's the right thing? 'Cause your father was always trying to pressure you to join, and you were always like, "That's the last thing I want to do."
Noah: Yeah, well, I changed my mind.
Luke: Noah, this doesn't make any sense. If you're trying to make your father proud of you after the fact -
Noah: Maybe I'm trying to make myself feel proud.
Luke: No. No, you're not. This is about your father. And, Noah, I'm sorry, but he's dead. You don't have to keep proving yourself to him.
Noah: Okay, it's not like that. I can see more clearly now that growing up the way I did, around the military my whole life, I understand why it was an appealing life for my father. And I understand why it could be a good thing for me, too. I mean, it answers a lot of questions. I'm feeling pretty lost and confused right now. And I would like to be in a place where there was, I don't know, a clear set of rules. Where I knew what was expected of me, where I felt secure.
Luke: Why can't you feel that way with me? Noah: Luke, I'm sorry. Okay, I know all this is hurting you right now, but this isn't just about us. I need to feel like I'm doing something good with my life, and right now, that means serving my country.
Luke: I respect that you feel that way. I do. But I think there's other ways to serve without cutting yourself off from the person you love most in the world. Noah, we could do something together. We could build houses for families that need homes. We could work in a soup kitchen. We could feed the hungry. There's other ways to help people besides joining the army.
Noah: I know. But this is the way I need to do it.
Luke: You're not your father. And, honestly, I don't think you're cut out for the army.
Noah: You know, Sergeant Davis, my recruiter, thinks I'd make a fine soldier.
Luke: Oh, yeah? Did you tell Officer Davis that you're gay?
Noah: I didn't have to. There's no reason to get into that.
Luke: So, you're willing to serve, and you're willing to possibly sacrifice your life, without being allowed to be who you honestly are?
Noah: I know who I am. That's enough.
Luke: Noah, please, this is a really, really, really big decision. Can't you give this more time? Think about it a little -
Noah: It's too late. I already signed the preliminary papers. I'm heading out to the processing station in Chicago tomorrow.
Luke: I can't believe this. We can finally be together, after everything we've been through, after all the crap we were dealt, and you're leaving me.
Noah: I'm sorry, Luke. I have to. Just try and understand.
Holden: Everything okay with you?
Luke: As if I thought I could have any secrets in this house.
Holden: What's going on?
Luke: You mean GI Joe private first class?
Holden: What are you talking about?
Luke: My boyfriend decided to enlist without even telling me.
Holden: Enlist? In the army?
Luke: Yes. You want to know the best part? They ain't telling and he ain't asking.
Holden: He pretends he's not gay through his entire tour of duty?
Luke: He's going to spend the next couple years denying who he is.
Holden: Did he tell you why?
Luke: I think because of his father. The Colonel wanted him to join the army. Now none of that never happened. Unless he joins the army he can't do anything good with his life.
Holden: Does this have anything to do with survival guilt?
Luke: I don't know. I told you how torn up he was about his father's death but this won't bring his father back. How do you let him do this to himself?
Holden: There's one simple answer to that. You can't. Luke: I've tried everything to get him to change his mind.
Holden: Try again.
Luke: I don't know where he is right now.
Holden: Find out and go there.
Luke: Are you serious?
Holden: Yes. You say he's doing this for the wrong reasons.
Luke: I'm sure of it.
Holden: You can't watch someone you love walk to the end of a cliff and just stand there. Luke: All right. I guess I'm going to go find induction centers.
Holden: Good man.
Sergeant Davis: You'll have your pre-enlistment interview, then your oath of enlistment ceremony. This time tomorrow, you'll be in basic training.
Noah: Wow. Moves fast.
Sergeant Davis: Is that a problem?
Noah: No, that's good. I, uh - I want to get started right away.
Sergeant Davis: That's what I like to hear.
Sergeant Davis: Friend of yours?
Noah: Um, yeah. I'll say hello. I'll be right back.
Luke: Are you officially enlisted yet?
Noah: Almost. Did you come to see me off?
Luke: I need to talk to you.
Noah: So you came here to try and change my mind. I'm sorry, but it won't work.
Luke: Noah, can we at least talk? Please. This - this might be the last time we see each other.
Noah: I have to get back to my recruiter.
Noah: But, um, I'm staying at the hotel just two blocks down the street to the left.
Luke: I'll be there.
Noah: Meet me outside in, um, 10 minutes. Noah: There's no visitors allowed. They're in processing.
Luke: Please, Noah, think about what I said. This soldier thing - it's not about you. It's about your dad.
Noah: Maybe partly, but not completely.
Luke: Okay, well, I understand the need to be something bigger than yourself. I understand the need to - to want to make a change. But - but joining the army's not the way. That's not what you want.
Noah: Um, don't tell me what I want.
Luke: Then you need to explain this again, because I remember your dad wanted you to live that life, and you stood up to him and told him that's not what you wanted. What changed?
Noah: Maybe I did. Or maybe you didn't know me as well as - as you thought you did.
Luke: So the Noah that I fell in love with - that's - that's not the real Noah? The Noah that says he loves me is not the real Noah? The real Noah's this army guy?
Noah: Look, I've got to get back. I'm glad I got to see you one more time.
Luke: Noah! Noah: What are you doing here? I told you the policy - no visitors.
Luke: I don't care. I've got to say this.
Noah: Luke, I'm not kidding! You've got to leave! There - no unauthorized persons in here, okay? It's against regulations. You - you want to get me kicked out?!
Luke: Would that be a bad thing?
Noah: Why are you doing this?
Luke: I am trying to save your life.
Noah: Well, I got a news flash for you - the army teaches you how to not get killed. And you know what? I'm a pretty good student. So would you please just leave?
Luke: No. The army's not the answer - not for you. You're gay.
Noah: I'm aware of that.
Luke: So, it's the whole "Don't ask, don't tell" thing. You don't get to talk about being gay. You don't get to tell people you're gay. You don't get to act upon it.
Noah: Well, you're the only one I want to be with, so I'm not worried about acting on it. And I won't be talking about it, because that will just make me miss you more. So the whole "Don't ask, don't tell" thing - it works for me.
Luke: So you'd be fine with not putting my picture in your locker or - or not being able to read my letters to your friends?
Noah: Luke, it's just for a few years.
Luke: Years? God, I - I wish your father wasn't dead, because if he was alive and he brought this up, you would laugh in his face.
Noah: Yeah, well, you know what? He is dead, and it woke me up. I can't just go to school and make movies! I've - I've got to do something with my life!
Luke: Yeah, but - but this? It's like your dad is running your life from the grave or something.
Noah: And what are you doing coming here, talking to me like I'm too stupid to make my own decisions?
Luke: No! Noah, I am terrified! I am so scared. I - I am so scared, it's like I can't even breathe.
Noah: Well, I'll be okay. I will. I'll be okay. Sergeant Davis: Mayer, open up.
Noah: Um, I'll be right down in a sec.
Sergeant Davis: Is there some reason we can't come in, Mayer?
Sergeant Davis: You were fully informed of the policy, Mayer. Who's this?
Luke: I'm his boyfriend. Noah: When I came here, I signed an agreement to follow strict rules and regulations - no alcohol, no drugs, no going past curfew, no - no unauthorized guests. Violation of these could get me kicked out.
Luke: Is that true?
Sergeant Davis: If Mayer invited you up here, he's out.
Noah: Will you tell him the truth?
Luke: Noah told me that there was no visitors. I didn't listen, and I came here anyway.
Sergeant Hopper: Son, I'm gonna have to ask you to leave now.
Noah: Thank you for telling the truth.
Luke: Yeah. But the truth is that I love you. There's no truth greater than that. Sergeant Hopper: Luke, is it? I'm Sergeant Hopper.
Luke: Well, if you're here to tell me to get lost, I'm not going to. I'm waiting for Noah. I have every right.
Sergeant Hopper: I've got no argument with that. I just thought you might like some water while you were waiting.
Luke: Oh. Thank you. I'm - I'm sorry. That was rude of me.
Sergeant Hopper: It's understandable. Sometimes, it's tough for friends and family to understand the decision to join the military.
Luke: Especially when it comes out of nowhere. This is never what Noah wanted.
Sergeant Hopper: Luke, we don't enlist recruits that don't want to be here.
Luke: You pressured him!
Sergeant Hopper: You think he's that easily manipulated?
Luke: This isn't what Noah wants! Noah wants to be with me. He loves me.
Sergeant Hopper: I wouldn't know anything about that.
Luke: And you don't want to know anything about that, right? Don't ask, don't tell? Well, I'm telling you right now for Noah, this is wrong. And I am not gonna stand by and let it happen.
Sergeant Hopper: Enjoy your water. And you can stay as long as you like.
Luke: I'm gonna talk him out of it.
Sergeant Hopper: Then do your best. 'Cause if talking to him one last time is enough to make Noah change his mind, then you're absolutely right - he doesn't belong in the army. Noah: I was telling the truth before, Sergeant Davis. I mean, he did follow me here.
Sergeant Davis: I believe you, but be warned - if there's some part of you that is uncomfortable with your decision to enlist, you shouldn't sign the oath.
Noah: So, what, now you don't want me?
Sergeant Davis: Of course we want exemplary young people like you. But what do you want, Noah?
Noah: I want to serve my country.
Sergeant Davis: Then let's get about doing that. Go ahead.
Luke: Noah! Noah, don't do this! Don't go! I love you! Sergeant Wilkins: Do you have a question about something, Mayer?
Noah: Well, there's something I didn't mention - um, something that you didn't ask about in all your questions. I'm gay.
Sergeant Wilkins: I didn't hear that.
Noah: You asked me about parking tickets and about drugs and drinking and a window I broke when I was 9. You made a big deal about it, like if I left out one detail, you know, one time I messed up, that you'd find out about it and, you know, kick me out.
Sergeant Wilkins: Sometimes it comes to that.
Noah: So you want to know everything about me, but you don't care who I am?
Sergeant Wilkins: Mayer, if you were approached by a female officer, would you tip your hat or salute?
Noah: I'd salute. What does that have to do -?
Sergeant Wilkins: Because you're saluting the rank, not the gender. Don't ask, don't tell is meant to act as the same sort of shield. You're a soldier. The policy assures you're treated like every other soldier.
Noah: See, that's what I thought before - before all those questions you asked me. I mean, you know, "Are you telling the truth about this? Are you being completely honest about that?" I'm being completely honest now, Sergeant. I'm gay.
Sergeant Wilkins: Here's what happens with that, Mayer. If I write down that statement in your file, it will be reviewed by our commander, who may or may not disqualify you from service. Or you can decide to retract the statement.
Noah: Deny who I am.
Sergeant Wilkins: Decide, as others have before you, that who you sleep with isn't anybody's business but yours. Noah: I, uh - I couldn't do it.
Luke: She's not upset.
Noah: She can't stop crying!
Lily: I'm just happy for the both of you.
Luke: See? The lady cries when she's happy.
Lily: It's just that Holden moved back in here, and now the two of you - it's perfect.
Luke: Well, will you please, please, please say yes? Unless you want to see her cry you a river.
Lily: Oh, don't get me started.
Noah: I don't want to upset anyone, but I just - I'm not sure if this is right. I - I don't want to impose.
Luke: Impose? You're my boyfriend, and I want you to live at the farm, and everybody is cool with that.
Lily: I mean, you'll have to follow Emma's rules and do some chores, but it's free room and board and all the homemade pie you can eat.
Noah: You guys do drive a hard bargain. Luke: Look, no pressure, really.
Noah: Do you think we'll be able to live under Emma's rules?
Luke: Well, that might be kind of hard, but, uh, I don't want to risk her bringing out that shotgun.
Noah: Maybe it's for the best, though, you know? I mean us waiting, you know, just for now.
Luke: Yeah. Well, it's like I said - there is no pressure.
Luke: Okay? So, is - is - is that a yes?
Noah: Yeah, sure. Lucinda: Your mom tells me you're thinking about moving in together? Ohh, why the long faces? Something to do with the envelope in your hand? It's not bad news, I hope.
Luke: You know what? We don't know what it is. It's just something from the Grimaldi family.
Lucinda: Oh. You mean a - a missive from dear old dad?
Luke: You know, I'm - I'm not interested at all in what this says. I want nothing to do with Damian, nothing to do with that family.
Lily: What if there's something in there that you really should know about?
Luke: I don't care. I'm not interested.
Lucinda: Well, I am! I really - I don't understand you people. I really don't understand this lack of curiosity, for heaven's - for heaven's sake. Ooh.
Lucinda: Look who it's from.
Lily: What does it say?
Lucinda: Oh, my darling, I think that Dad wants to make amends in a big way. Yes. Noah: Here you go.
Luke: Oh, thank you. So tell me - do you agree with my grandmother? Do you think I'm crazy to turn down all this money?
Noah: Um, I think you'll do the right thing.
Luke: Well, that's a great dodge, but that's not an answer. Noah, come on. Tell me the truth. I trust your opinion.
Noah: Well, I don't know. Maybe - maybe giving you all this money is a way for your bio dad to try and make things better between you two.
Luke: Yeah, well, if he wants a father/son relationship, that is not gonna happen.
Noah: Look, look, you could be right. It could be all one big ulterior motive. But what if it's not? I mean, what if you blow off this money and pass up on the only opportunity you guys have to make a real connection, you know? And down the line, you could regret that. It might be too late. Noah: Hello.
Lucinda: I got your text message. What is it that you want, Sweetheart?
Luke: Well, um, I'm thinking about accepting the Grimaldi inheritance.
Lucinda: Ah! Bravo, bravissimo. That's a really smart choice.
Luke: Well, thank you. But I was thinking about what you said about - about doing some good with the money, and what I was thinking is that I'd like the money to go to some sort of foundation that helps sick kids, you know, to help support the kids and their families while they're going through treatment.
Lucinda: Darling, what a thoughtful and - and - and generous and marvelously sane idea. You make me very proud of you.
Luke: Well, thank you. But the thing is, I don't know how to do any of that. So, um, that's where you come in.
Lucinda: Oh, indeed! Okay. Okay, 'cause I got a stable of lawyers who just specialize in - in nonprofit endowments. Well, do you want to get started right away?
Luke: Uh, yeah, that sounds great.
Lucinda: Okay. Well, I'll go, and I'll make some phone calls, all right?
Lucinda: Darling, you're really doing a good thing.
Luke: Thank you.
Lucinda: Of course, I'm not surprised. [Luke chuckles] Lots of love.
Luke: I love you.
Noah: She's right, you know? You are doing a good thing.
Luke: Well, thank you. But the important thing is that I'm not doing this for Damian. I'm doing this for you.
Noah: What? What do you mean?
Luke: Remember when you wanted to join the army? You said it was because you wanted to do something good with your life, you wanted to serve. So I was thinking that working for this foundation would be a way that you can get what you want. And it's a way that we can work on something together.
Luke: Well, seems like the least I could do with all the good luck I've had. And if this foundation helps even one sick kid, well, I guess it's worth it.
Lily: You astound me. You do. I mean, you could have done anything with this money from Damian.
Luke: Yeah, I could have given it back. But if I did that, then Damian would know that he still gets to me. And at least this way I feel like I'm doing something good with the Grimaldi name.
Lily: It's the Luke Snyder foundation. You remember that. Luke: Just bothered me that Dad seemed so distant after I decided what to do with the money. Do you think it's because the money came from Damian?
Lily: What difference does that make?
Luke: Well, when Damian came back a few years ago and wanted me to go to Italy with him, and when I said yes, the look on Dad's face - it's like he felt I was choosing between the two of them, and I don't want the money to be a reminder of that.
Lily: It doesn't. See your dad knows that Damian tricked you. He would - he would never hold that against you.
Luke: I hope so. Because if I did have to choose, I would choose Dad every time. He's my father. He's the man who raised me. He knows I can't be bought off. I just - I want him to know how much I love him.
Janet: Thank you, thank you. I picked out the eggs myself. But I could have sworn there was a rooster sitting on them. Think he's gay?
Luke: I don't know. I don't think so.
Noah: Well, it definitely looks great.
Janet: Thank you.
Luke: Aren't you gonna have some?
Janet: No. I can't eat a thing. My stomach's in knots. Has anybody heard from Jack?
Luke: Haven't seen him.
Janet: Well, I got an emergency call last night when we were in bed.
Luke: That's awkward.
Janet: Yeah! You must know what it's like. Does that ever happen to you?
Luke: Uh, actually, no. We're not allowed to sleep in the same room. Grandma's rules.
Janet: Oh, well. Don't tell her I said this, but I think rules are meant to be broken. Hmm? Noah: Janet is hilarious.
Luke: Yeah. And she makes a mean omelet.
Noah: Yeah. She's definitely fun to have around.
Luke: I bet Jack thinks so.
Noah: What do you think your grandmother will do when she comes home and finds out that she and Jack have been breaking her famous house rules?
Luke: I don't know. I'm more worried to see what she does when she finds out that Janet rearranged her spice cabinet.
Noah: Yeah, I mean, she may treat them differently 'cause they're older, but I don't think she'd cut us the same slack.
Luke: You know, I almost came to your room last night. But then I realized that if Grandma caught us there, she'd kick you out. And I love having you here. I love waking up and knowing that you're the first person I get to see every day.
Noah: Me, too. I love being in this house, too. I mean, I just feel safe here, you know? I haven't felt that way since - since my dad died.
Luke: Is it getting any easier for you?
Noah: It's still strange that he's gone. You're lucky you have both your parents.
Luke: In the hall.
Noah: Thanks. Are you okay?
Luke: Define "Okay."
Noah: I know. It sucks about your mom and your dad. [Luke chuckles] What?
Luke: Well, you're acting like they're still a couple.
Noah: What, you think they're actually gonna break up?
Luke: Honestly, Noah, I don't think they've been together for a very long time.
Noah: Yeah, but Luke -
Luke: No. I mean, it's true. It has to be. Otherwise, my dad is just the biggest -
Noah: Hey, you've got every right to be mad at him. I mean, he turned everything upside down. But can I ask you something?
Noah: Why are you taking this so personally?
Luke: Excuse me?
Noah: No, I just mean, you've told me before that your dad's had an affair with that, um - um -
Luke: Julia. Julia Larrabee. But it was different that time. You know, he and my mom weren't really together. He wasn't lying to her. He wasn't sneaking around behind her back. And I guess that's - that's not the only thing that's different.
Noah: Well, what else?
Noah: Me? I wasn't -
Luke: No, it's just when he was with Julia, I didn't get it, because I didn't get what true love really was. And - and now I feel like I do. And I feel that if my dad's willing to give that up, if he's willing to give up my mother, then what chance do the rest of us even have? I mean, why should I even try? Noah: Luke, you know, not every relationship is destined to fail.
Luke: Maybe not in fantasy land. But in the real world, no. Happy endings don't exist. That's why romantic comedies don't have sequels. Nobody gets happily ever after.
Noah: So, is that what you think is gonna happen to us? You don't think we're meant to last?
Luke: Do you?
Noah: Yeah. Yes, I do.
Luke: Why? I can't figure out what we're doing now, let alone five or six years from now.
Noah: You're my boyfriend. We're together.
Luke: You know what? We're basically glorified roommates.
Noah: You know what? That's a lot of bull, and you know it.
Luke: No. This is what I know. I know where your shoes are. I know what your work schedule is. And you know what else I know? I know that we've been here, in this house, alone all day and -
Noah: And what?
Luke: And nothing.
Noah: Okay, that is because of your grandmother's rules.
Luke: Oh, Noah! That - I'm sorry. That is so lame. One of us has to say it. There is nothing keeping us from having sex. So why aren't we? Yeah. That's what I thought. Luke: Don't you have to get to work?
Noah: Well, apparently, I had a fight with my roommate, and I wanted to talk with him about it.
Luke: I am going swimming.
Noah: Look, you know, I get where you're coming from. I do, okay, why you're questioning where we stand. I get it. But don't you know that I want to be with you, too?
Luke: Well, you never really seemed to have this problem sleeping with Maddie.
Noah: Maddie is different.
Luke: Why? Is it because she's a girl?
Noah: No. It's because she's not my happy ending. Hey, you are. What you and I have is real. It's the realest thing in my life. That's why I haven't been able to - you know, I've been kind of messed up since my dad died. I enlisted. And I don't want our first time to be when I'm like this. And I don't want it to be because we got the house to ourselves for a half an hour. That's just - then it's about sex.
Luke: Yeah. Well, I want it to be special, too.
Noah: It will be. It is. I love you.
Luke: I love you, too.
Noah: We're gonna be together. You don't have to worry about me going anywhere, 'cause you and I are gonna be together for a very, very long time.
Luke: Aw. Well, I missed you guys, too, so much! So, how was summer camp? Was it totally tubular?
Faith: We made you and Noah matching lanyard key rings.
Luke: Way cool. Thanks.
Faith: I heard gay marriage is legal in California. You're not moving, are you?
Luke: No, sorry. You're stuck with me for a while.
Faith: I wish you could get married here.
Luke: Yeah. That'd be nice, but, you know, marriage is a great thing, but it can also be very complicated. Luke: Hi, Noah. Do you have a minute?
Noah: Sure. Jeff, you mind covering for me?
Jeff: Yeah, Man.
Noah: So, what's up? I thought you were gonna be hanging out with your little sisters and your brother.
Luke: Well, that was the plan, but then my Grandma Emma decided she wants to get the whole family together, and you're invited. So, she's gonna have a barbecue.
Noah: Well, I love Emma's cooking, but will your parents be there?
Luke: Uh, yeah. And that's the downside.
Noah: And will they be speaking, or will they be throwing things at each other?
Luke: Probably throwing things. I don't know. The tensions gonna be so thick, you can cut it with a steak knife.
Noah: How are the girls doing? Do they know about the split?
Luke: No. But Faith is suspicious. So that's why I want you to come with me. We'll go to the farm. We'll put on these big, fake smiles, and we'll pretend that we're just happy family.
Noah: Well, that doesn't sound so bad.
Luke: Are you kidding me?
Noah: I don't have to fake being happy when I'm with you. Luke: So, my sisters made these for us out at camp. Take your pick.
Noah: Cool. You know, maybe one day we can use these to carry our keys to our own place.
Luke: Oh. That'll be wonderful. But right now, I feel like I need to stay with my family.
Noah: Yeah, I know. Staying at the farm is - it's the right thing to do.
Luke: Are you sure you don't mind?
Noah: Come on. You know I love it there.
Luke: I know, but it's - it's not like having our own place with our own private time.
Noah: No, it's not. But I love the way you care so much about your family. It makes me realize, you know, if you care half as much about me, I'm a pretty lucky guy.
Luke: Well, I do, and you know it. Look. But coming out to the barbecue, that's going above and beyond.
Noah: Hey, I'm just glad you want me there.
Luke: Are you sure that this is okay?
Noah: It's totally cool.
Luke: Okay, thank you.
Noah: Hey, Jeff. Thanks for covering me again, Man.
Jeff: Any time, Man.
Noah: I appreciate it.
Jeff: You guys have fun.
Noah: Oh, we will.
Luke: Don't hold your breath.
Noah: Oh, come on. It's not gonna be so bad.
Luke: I wouldn't bet on that. Faith: Why are parents so dumb?
Luke: They're not. They just do dumb things sometimes. We all do.
Faith: You don't.
Luke: Yeah, I do.
Faith: Well, not like this. I mean, I can't believe they keep telling us that they love us and then they go and make the same mistakes over and over.
Luke: I know.
Faith: First, Mom cheated, and then Dad. It's so gross.
Luke: Yeah, but it's very true that parents can still really, really love their kids while they make messes out of their own lives.
Faith: But they're not just making messes out of their own lives. It makes messes out of their kids' lives, too.
Luke: You're right.
Faith: You're just as mad as I am, aren't you?
Luke: Yeah. I guess I am. But the way I see it - we've got two options. We can either try to stay a family, or we can high tail it to the orphanage. I'm voting for family.
Faith: Okay. As long as you keep being my big brother. Noah: Hey.
Luke: Hey, Noah. How's it going?
Noah: You know. Usual fun and games at the Snyder farm.
Luke: Yeah. Tell me about it.
Faith: Only not so fun.
Noah: You know, Emma took the kids to the barn to see the new foal.
Faith: Magic had her baby?
Noah: Yeah. You should go check it out.
Noah: Your parents are inside, and I thought Faith could use a little diversion.
Luke: No, that's - that's very good thinking. I am so sorry about this. This is a lot worse than I thought it would be.
Noah: Hey, nobody got murdered today, right? I think, if we're comparing families, yours still wins. But you know, if you ever - if this ever gets too much for you, you need to get out of here, we could always look for a place ourselves, you know? Put those key chains your sisters made us to good use.
Luke: Yeah. You know there's nothing I want more than to be alone with you, but right now, I feel like I have to be here for my mother and my sisters, and even Ethan's gonna start figuring things out soon.
Noah: Hey, I understand.
Luke: But you know what? One day, we are gonna get our own place, and it's gonna be all ours.