Whoosh! Hmmm, I wonder if it's too late to leave this wacky town?
Why does the camera focus on this woman who
happens to be sitting by Boyd and Kendall? Hmmmm.


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

December 13, 2002


001
(Lena appearance)
021213
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PLAYERS
SYNOPSIS
RE-CAPS
COMMENTARIES
LENAVERSE
QUOTES
LENA TRANSCRIPT
ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT
CLIPS
TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE



PLAYERS
Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew)
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Boyd Larraby (Marc Menard)




SYNOPSIS

Lena's first appearance (seen overhearing Boyd and Kendall's conversation at the Pine Valley Inn) - no speaking.



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2002-03/20021213.html

"Kendall fails to convince Boyd to leave Enchantment and work for her. Kendall learns Boyd keeps his new cosmetics in his head, which a mysterious woman overhears. The mystery woman makes a cryptic call and relates this fact to the person on the other end of the phone."

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/library/recaps/2002/bl20021213.htm

"A woman comes into the bar and looks around, taking a seat at a nearby table, as Kendall asks Boyd how quickly he can pack up his test tubes and set up shop with her and Greenlee? Boyd tells her he can't...and agrees with Kendall when she says his formula will revolutionize the entire cosmetics industry; the patent alone will be worth millions! "You mean you haven't registered it yet?" she asks, and Boyd admits he hasn't even written out the formula. The woman at the next table listens intently as he says it's all in his head, and that's where it's going to stay until it's patented. Kendall's impressed, saying she can't even remember the number for 9-1-1! Boyd laughs, and explains that he uses pneumonic devices, associating a letter with each part of his formula, like a cue - like that song Mother, "M" is for the million things she gave meÖ" Kendall laughs that if he's talking about her mother, forget it! Boyd thanks her for the offer to join her team, adding that she's going to be the next big thing. Ms. Hart thinks he is, with his new super formula, and smiles as she asks him not to slam the door on coming to work with The Young and the Lustrous! Boyd thinks it's good to be wanted, but she shouldn't hold her breath. "One can hope, right?" she notes, and asks if he'll walk her to her car? They leave, and the woman watches every move."

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=48.topic

"The camera lingers on some short-haired brunette woman sitting down at a table in the background of the Valley Inn bar before it pans back to show us Kendall buttering Boyd up to jump on the new cosmetics company bandwagon. They talk about his revolutionary formula that is awaiting a patent. Kendall is surprised that Boyd doesnít even have it written down. He claims that it will stay in his head until itís patented. The camera is on Kendall for a moment, before it blurs her out and focuses on Background Woman."




COMMENTARIES

From Kym
Lena, Michael, and Boyd's multimillion dollar anti-aging cream would be a major story over the first five months of 2003 in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. It was on December 13, 2002, in Pine Valley, that a mysterious woman overheard Boyd telling Kendall that he had not written down the formula yet. This placed into play Lena's mission of seducing Boyd in order to get the formula. It would not be revealed until March 10, 2003 that Lena was working for Michael Cambias (not to mention being his go-to girl, favorite waste of time, and bed warmer -- geez, let's just hope Michael offered excellent health benefits including dental with no co-payments). Cambias wanted that formula at any cost and as all his methods failed at achieving his goal, he slowly unraveled and became...a serial rapist and wound up shot in the chest, frozen in a meatlocker in an abandoned building, and hanging from a meat hook! This was just one of the many bizarre twists of this the mini-melodrama/tragedy. Perhaps the most bizarre turn was that after Michael Cambias was caught in a sting that demonstrated his complicity in corporate theft and espionage, the aging cream was completely and totally forgotten. Here was a product which great risk was taken and crimes were committed over, and yet, after the anvil fell, no one cared about it, especially after Michael was reconstructed as serial rapist. Just a usual day in Pine Valley, I guess.



MILESTONES

It's Milestones, not Maggie Stone! (sorry, could not help myself!)



LENAVERSE

Lena Kundera has arrived! She is snooping around Pine Valley doing a little homework before she starts her secret mission to get Boyd's formula and bring Pine Valley to its neurotic knees. Of course, no one knows that, least of all the audience (so like the soaps, to give the audience too much information and not enough at the very same time). And those sneaky writers do not have her show up again until January 2, 2003!



QUOTES

Kendall: Iím still going to need some primo rocket fuel, Boyd, and that's where you come in.

Kendall: What's wrong with a nice fruit basket?

Kendall: I can't even remember the number to 911.



LENA TRANSCRIPT

Unverified

[Please note that Lena never speaks in the episode; she is only seen showing interest in Boyd and Kendall's conversation. Boyd and Kendall's conversation is reproduced in whole so you too can experience what Lena did.]

***** (clip a) [Kendall tells Boyd that she's starting up a cosmetics company with Greenlee (no Lena)]

Kendall: Well, here's to stellar advice.
Boyd: Whose?
Kendall: Yours to me. You gave me just the push I needed. I am starting my own cosmetics company with Greenlee Smythe.
Boyd: Well, good for you, Kendall. Really, I mean, you've got what it takes to rocket to the top. Cheers.
Kendall: Cheers. But Iím still going to need some primo rocket fuel, Boyd, and that's where you come in.

***** (clip b) [Kendall asks Boyd to work for her and he refuses while Lena listens in]

[amc021213b starts]
[Unnamed woman later to be known as Lena enters the Pine Valley Inn]
Kendall: So, how quickly can you pack up your test tubes and set up shop with me and Greenlee?
[Lena sits down at a table behind Kendall and Boyd]
[Boyd sighs]
Boyd: Kendall, I can't.
Kendall: Oh, come on. This is a no-brainer. [Lena looks at her hand] Enchantment is stuck in the 1980s. We're the next new wave -- image, beauty from the inside out.
Boyd: Yeah, but Erica gave me my start in the business. She's supported my research from the beginning.
Kendall: Well, have you told her about the new formula you're developing?
[Lena looking bored]
Boyd: Not yet, but Iím almost finished the clinical trials.
Kendall: And then what?
[Waiter gets in the way of Lena]
Boyd: Then I share my results with Erica as a way of saying thanks for all the faith she's showed in me.
Kendall: Well, what's wrong with a nice fruit basket? [Lena out of focus] Listen, Boyd, this formula, this could revolutionize the entire cosmetics industry.
Boyd: You bet it will. I mean, the patent alone will be worth millions.
Kendall: You mean you haven't registered it yet?
Boyd: I haven't even written down the formula.
Kendall: So it's all in your head?
Boyd: Yep, and that's where it's going to stay until it's patented.
[Camera focuses on Lena]

***** (clip c) [Boyd tells Kendall that he keeps his secret formula in his head and not on paper (no Lena?)]

Kendall: Wow, Boyd. You must have some memory.
Boyd: Well, I can remember all of my teachers from kindergarten through grad school and, oh, my phone number when I was 5.
Kendall: I can't even remember the number to 911.
Boyd: Well, I use mnemonic devices.
Kendall: Ne-what?
Boyd: Mnemonic devices. I associate a letter with each part of my formula like a cue, you know, like that song "mother"?
Kendall: Well, I --
Boyd: "M is for the million things she gave me." Uh --
Kendall: Ok, if you're talking about my mother, forget it.
Boyd: Listen, Kendall, thanks for the offer to join your team. I know you're going to be the next big thing.
Kendall: No. You are, you and your new super formula. But you know what? I have to be somewhere very shortly. I have about a million things to do before tomorrow, so --
Boyd: Well, don't be a stranger, ok?
Kendall: Don't you. And don't slam the door on coming to work with the young and the lustrous.
Boyd: Well, it's good to be wanted, but don't hold your breath.
Kendall: Well, a girl can hope, right? Will you walk me to my car?
Boyd: Sure.



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT

Annotations by "C"

***** (clip b) [Kendall asks Boyd to work for her and he refuses while Lena listens in]

[amc021213b starts]
PVI bar. Lite Jazz -- which, much like Lite Beer, is thin, frothy and insipidly unmemorable -- burbles in the background. As the clip opens, David stalks off, very attractive in a black leather jacket and burgundy shirt. Enter a Hot Mysterious Brunette (HMB), who catches sight of Kendall and Boyd sitting in the foreground; she moves toward a table behind them but otherwise seems to pay them no attention. The HMB is tall and lanky and wearing a black sleeveless dress that's not particularly flattering for a number of reasons: the plunging, squared-off neckline makes her chest look bony (Trinny and Susannah are dead right that this is not the best look for very slender, small-chested women); it needs to be much more fitted because its straight hang obliterates her curves; and the below-knee length is incongruously demure. The quality of my vid's not great so I can't see her shoes. Her jaw-length bob is parted far on the right so that her bangs partly cover her face; her hair must be sprayed with something industrial strength because it doesn't move. She's carrying a small black handbag. Other than heavy eye makeup, she appears to be unadorned, even by earrings. Kendall, BTW, looks fabulous in a black suit jacket over a white camisole with black lace trim at the top. Boyd is in a light gray chunky rib-knit turtleneck sweater; his hair is highly teased and frosted. Ah, Boyd. So very pretty. So very gay. Camera tracks to Kendall and Boyd]
Kendall: So, how quickly can you pack up your test tubes and set up shop with me and Greenlee?
[The HMB sits down and crosses her legs. Here she's framed so that she's between Boyd and Kendall; throughout most of the rest of the scene, the camera pulls focus on Kendall in closeup with the HMB in the background off to the side]
Boyd: [sighs] Kendall, I can't.
Kendall: Oh, come on. This is a no-brainer. [the HMB, looking bored, plays with the strap of her handbag] Enchantment is stuck in the 1980s. We're the next new wave -- image, beauty from the inside out.
Boyd: Yeah, but Erica gave me my start in the business. She's supported my research from the beginning.
Kendall: Well, have you told her about the new formula you're developing?
[The HMB turns her head and looks off at something over her shoulder]
Boyd: Not yet, but I'm almost finished the clinical trials.
[A waiter brings something over to the HMB's table. Hey, if she's close enough to overhear Kendall and Boyd's conversation, how come we didn't hear what she ordered?]
Kendall: And then what?
Boyd: Then I share my results with Erica, as a way of saying thanks for all the faith she's showed in me.
Kendall: Well, what's wrong with a nice fruit basket? [the HMB appears to be eating something] Listen, Boyd, this formula, this, this could revolutionize the entire cosmetics industry.
Boyd: You bet it will. I mean, the patent alone will be worth millions.
Kendall: Y-you mean you haven't registered it yet?
[The HMB eats some more]
Boyd: I haven't even written down the formula.
Kendall: So it's all in your head?
Boyd: Yep, and that's where it's gonna stay until it's patented.
[Boyd takes a drink. For the first time the HMB, now framed evenly with Kendall, looks directly over at them. After a long beat the camera pulls focus on the HMB, who finally looks down, then away]



CLIPS

amc021213b (12.6meg; 1:13) Kendall asks Boyd to work for her and he refuses while Lena listens in



TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE

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