Harley Davidson Cooper is a busy cop and mom, but in the November 1, 2006 episode of CBS's 70-year-old soap opera, Guiding Light, she also becomes a superheroine. In this episode, Harley receives an electric shock and wakes up with blue-streaked hair, glowing eyes, and new powers. Once struggling to prepare a meal, grapple with escaped prisoners, and sew a Halloween costume for her son, she is now able to make appliances do her bidding, and she trounces the bad guys with a quick flick of a vacuum cleaner. Here, Harley transforms into her alter-ego, The Guiding Light, in order to help her troubled friends and family. This episode exemplifies one of the soaps' latest efforts at cultural relevance: transmedia storytelling (a Marvel comic book also related Harley’s adventures). With soap opera viewership in drastic decline and the networks debating the future of the form, today’s soaps are experimenting with generic conventions, style, and narrative. How might these sorts of practices change the soap genre? Can The Guiding Light save soaps from extinction?