Lena bravely touches Bianca in front of Erica
Erica orders Security to lock out Boyd and informs Bianca and Lena about his quitting; Erica wants B & L to put out word that they're looking for a new chemist; Lena sneakily hugs Bianca after Bianca mentions she was in a fire and Erica gives her "the look"; Lena warns Erica about Michael's offer of a joint venture, saying that's how Cambias Industries works, and proposes that they leak a story saying that CI has nothing to offer Enchantment, which Erica thinks is brilliant
From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030307.htmlErica tells Bianca and Lena that Boyd quit his job because of Kendall...
From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/library/recaps/2003/bl20030307.htmBianca and Lena come in as comes in as Erica is on the phone, giving instructions that she wants him locked out of his office - now! They are stunned when Erica tells them that Boyd just quit, and Bianca asks, "So, how long before Fusion snaps him up?" Erica tells her daughter that everybody is replaceable; she wants her to contact the headhunters and put out the word. She asks Lena to tap her European contacts to see if there's an R & D wizard who'd like a change of scenery, and Ms. Condera agrees to make some calls. Erica declares that they're all right, but there's something Bianca doesn't understand; Boyd loves this company and has proven his loyalty, "What on earth would make him quit?" Erica tells her it seems to have something to do with Kendall. As she repeats that Boyd made his choice and they'll deal with it, Val buzzes Erica to say that Chris is calling. Ms. Kane says she can't speak to him right now, and asks that Val take a message. She tells Bianca and Lena that they'll meet again at the end of the day, and Val buzzes again to say that Jack is calling, and it's urgent. Erica agrees to take his call. She tells him she's in a meeting, and asks if this is important? Jackson says he's just about to arrest the man that burned her house to the ground, "How's that for important?"
Shocked, Erica exclaims, "You caught Trey Kenyon? But I thought you said there wasn't enough evidence!" Jack tells her you don't need much evidence when you've got a signed confession; not that he had a lot of choice, but the confession is solid. Erica is overjoyed when he says he's got enough to put him away for a long time, and asks how she can thank him? Jack can think of several ways, but admits he didn't do anything. Erica argues that of course he did, "Because of you, the man who nearly killed my daughter is going to get what he deserves!" She asks again how she can repay him, and he suggests they explore those options at a future date! She hangs up and happily tells Bianca it's over!...
Erica says she had given up hope that this day was going to come! She hugs Bianca and says Trey Kenyon is going to be punished, "Isn't it wonderful?" Bianca agrees it is, but says she keeps thinking about Leo, and how much he wanted to believe in Trey. "The man who almost killed you?" Erica asks. "You were caught in the fire?" Lena exclaims, "It must have been terrifying!" Bianca admits it was scary, and Lena hugs her as she cries, "Thank goodness you weren't hurt!" Erica watches with interest before answering Val's latest call. She gives orders to tell him to go away, but the smarmy Donald Steele pushes his way into her office and asks why Enchantment is playing footsies with Cambias Industries? He says photos never lie - was she joining the Mile High club with her new partner on his private jet? Erica retorts that there is no new partner, but Steele says there is an Enchantment-Cambias Industries joint venture in the works, so what's in it for her? Erica orders Val to call Security; she would like them to escort Mr. Steele out of the building - by his toes! Donald agrees to leave, but says this story runs whether or not he gets a statement from Enchantment. Lena remarks this is a typical Cambias move, and Bianca asks if she means this isn't legit? Lena explains that it's a ploy; they get friendly with a takeover target, they propose a joint venture, and when the company accepts and lets down its guard…. Erica concludes, " Cambias strikes." Bianca asks what they can do, and Erica assures her it's not the first time that someone's tried to put a bear hug on Enchantment. Bianca questions, "A bear hug?" Erica explains that's a term for this particular kind of a takeover tactic. But, now that they're aware of it, they will proceed very carefully. Lena suggests they leak their own story, that Cambias has nothing to offer Enchantment, "After all, Enchantment has Erica Kane. It needs nothing more." Erica thinks it's a brilliant idea, "We're just going to hit the bear right in the snout!" Bianca notes that Michael Cambias won't be happy about this, and Erica agrees, "Especially when we force him to show his claws."
From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=64.topicErica orders security to lock Boyd’s office on him. She informs Bianca and Lena of the new wrinkle at Enchantment. Bianca knows that Boyd is headed straight for Fusion now....
Erica dictates for Lena and Bianca to put out the word that they need a new chemist. Bianca wonders why Boyd quit. Erica says it has to do with Kendall....
Val buzzes Erica with news that Chris is on the phone. Erica says that she’s kinda busy, she’ll call him back later. She tries to continue dictating instructions to Lena and Bianca but Val buzzes again. This time it’s Jack on the phone, who says it’s urgent. She takes the call. Oh, Chris is going to looooove that. Jack informs her that he’s about to arrest her arsonist. Erica is ecstatic that this beaten horse is finally dead...
Erica continues to gloat about her belated victory. Bianca just feels bad that Leo’s beloved brother is going to the slammer.
Donald Steele barges past Val to grill Erica about her dealings with The Asshat. Erica has no comment. He leaves. All this brew-ha-ha was just to change the subject over to the joint venture with The Asshat. Lena has words of warning about how Asshat Industries operates. Lena proposes that they leak a story that Asshat Industries has nothing to offer Enchantment. Erica proclaims it to be a brilliant idea...
Lena does an excellent sashay in that first scene when she makes her entrance.
Lena walked this way in the early days, but stopped once she started dating Bianca since that is when all the tragedy started. It is difficult to sashay and attempt suicide at the same time, eVen for someone like Lena
Lena sneaks a hug in for Bianca in front of Erica and Erica can't help but notice, but she's too busy in her Get Cambias Mode that she clearly files it away for later analysis.
Erica in a nano-second puts together that Bianca and Lena have been taking meals together and Lena is now touching Bianca in her office, but Cambias requires her frot lobal power. The wheels are spinning, but she files it away for further rumination.
Unverified in non-clip parts
***** (clip a) [Erica tells Bianca and Lena that Boyd just quit]
Erica: Yes, that's right. I want him locked out of his office now.
Lena: Erica, you wanted to see us?
Bianca: Something wrong?
Erica: Boyd just quit.
Lena: Oh, no.
Erica: Oh, yes.
Bianca: Oh, my God. So, how long before Fusion snaps him up?
***** (clip b) [Erica asks Lena to help find Boyd's replacement]
Erica: Everybody's replaceable, honey. I [amc030307b-inc starts] want you to contact the headhunters, put out the word.
Erica: And Lena -- Lena, I want you to tap your European contacts, see if there's an R&D wizard who would like to have a change of scenery.
Lena: I'll make some calls.
Erica: We're all right, then.
Bianca: Um -- no, not exactly. I -- I don't understand. Boyd was all about his research. He loves this company. He's proven his loyalty to you. So what on earth would make him quit?
Erica: It seems to have something to do with Kendall.
***** (clip c) [Jack tells Erica that Trey has been arrested (Lena seen)]
Bianca: Why did Boyd quit for Kendall?
Erica: Boyd made his choice, and we will deal with it.
Erica: Yes, val. Oh, no, I can't speak with Chris right now. Will you take a message? Thanks. Ok, let's convene at the end of the day, and then let's see where we are, what we've come up --
Erica: Val, I told you -- oh, it's Jack? What, it's urgent? All right, all right, then put him on. Ok. Jack, I'm in a meeting. You say this is important?
Jack: Oh, I'm just about ready to arrest the man that burned your house to the ground. How's that for important?
***** (clip d) [Jack tells Erica that Trey has confessed (Lena seen]
Erica: You caught Trey Kenyon? But I thought you said there wasn't enough evidence.
Jack: Well, you don't need much evidence when you've got a signed confession.
Erica: He confessed?
Jack: Not that he had a lot of choice, but the confession is solid.
Erica: Oh. Jack, I want you to just bury him so deep in the ground he never sees the light of day again.
Jack: Well, legally, I’m not sure that's an option, but I guarantee you I will put him away for a good, long time.
Erica: Oh, thank you. Jack, how can I possibly thank you?
Jack: Oh, gee, I can think of so many ways that you could thank me, Erica, but, frankly, I really didn't do anything.
Erica: Of course you did. Jack, my goodness, because of you, the man who nearly -- nearly killed my daughter is going get what he deserves. How can I repay you?
Jack: Well, I -- I tell you what. We'll explore those options at a future date.
Erica: Thank you, Jack. Thank you so much. It's over.
***** (clip e) [Lena offers Erica a way to get back at Michael]
Erica: I had given up hope that this day would ever come. Trey Kenyon is going to be punished. Oh, isn't it wonderful?
Bianca: Yes, it is. It's wonderful. I just -- you know, I keep thinking of Leo and how much he wanted to believe in Trey.
Erica: The man who almost killed you?
Lena: You were caught in a fire? It must've been terrifying.
Bianca: Yeah, it was scary.
Lena: Oh, thank goodness you weren't hurt.
Erica: Ahem. Yes, Val. No, absolutely not! No, tell him to go away. No comment.
Donald: I'm going in there whether you like it or not!
Val: Mr. Steele!
Donald: Whoa, whoa, Erica -- why is Enchantment playing footsies with Cambias Industries?
Erica: I want you out of here now.
Donald: No, but you know those photos -- they never lie. You and Cambias in the private jet -- what were you doing, playing mile high club with your new partner?
Erica: There is no new partner.
Donald: No, but there is an Enchantment-Cambias Industries joint venture in the works. So, what's in it for you?
Erica: Val, I want you to call security. I would like them to escort Mr. Steele out of the building by his toes.
Donald: All right, all right, I'm leaving.
Val: Yeah, I need security up here right now --
Donald: But this story runs whether or not I get a statement from Enchantment.
Lena: This is a typical Cambias move.
Bianca: Wait. This isn't legit?
Lena: It's a ploy. They get friendly with a takeover target, they propose a joint venture, and when the company accepts and lets down its guard --
Erica: Cambias strikes.
Bianca: So, what do we do?
Erica: It's not the first time that someone's tried to put a bear hug on Enchantment.
Bianca: "A bear hug"?
Erica: Honey, that's a term for this particular kind of a takeover tactic, but now that we're aware of it, we will proceed very carefully.
Lena: Suppose -- suppose we leak our own story, suggest that Cambias has nothing to offer Enchantment. After all, Enchantment has Erica Kane. It needs nothing more.
Erica: This is brilliant. This is a brilliant idea. We're just going to hit the bear right in the snout.
Bianca: Well, Michael Cambias won't be happy about this.
Erica: Especially when we force him to show his claws.
***** (clip f) [Boyd returns to Enchantment (no Lena)]
Erica: Welcome back.
Boyd: Thank you. I'm proud of you.
Erica: Just don't forget who the boss is.
Bianca: Boyd? What are you doing here?
Boyd: What are you talking about? I've got a ton of work to do if I’m going to get that skin care line out on time, right?
Bianca: So, you mean, you're back?
Boyd: Feels like I never left.
Bianca: [amc030307f-inc starts] Well, what happened?
Boyd: You know what? I'm going to let your mom fill you in. Erica, thanks again.
Bianca: Well? What was that all about?
Erica: Saving my company.
I have the following clips:
amc030307a.mpg (3.1m; 0:18) Erica tells Bianca and Lena that Boyd just quit
amc030307b-inc.mpg (5.1m; 0:29) Erica asks Lena to help find Boyd's replacement
amc030307c.mpg (6.6m; 0:39) Jack tells Erica that Trey has been arrested
amc030307d.mpg (10.6m; 1:02) Jack tells Erica that Trey has confessed
amc030307e.mpg (24.4m; 2:23) Lena touches Bianca and offers Erica a way to get back at Michael
amc030307f-inc.avi (5.7m; 0:18) Boyd returns to Enchantment (no Lena)
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