Whoosh! I shall rule Pine Valley with this purple slip of evil!
Lena usually works two jobs at a time.
Here she is doing a night job.


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

March 10, 2003


013
(Lena appearance)
030310
Last update: 09/22/03


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PLAYERS
SYNOPSIS
RE-CAPS
COMMENTARY 1
TRANSCRIPT
CLIPS



PLAYERS
Michael Cambias (William De Vry)
Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew)
Erica Kane (Susan Lucci)
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Boyd Larraby (Marc Menard)
Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel)
Chris Stamp (Jack Scalia)




SYNOPSIS

Boyd arrives at Erica's office to drop off lab results but finds only Bianca and Lena; Binks is impressed that he was able to get Erica to do Kendall a favor (greasing Palmer so Fusion can have its building back); Lena not so subtly tries to find out if he's doing Kendall; Boyd's offended and Lena apologizes; Binks tells Boyd about Lena's brilliant new strategy, which she shrugs off, saying "I slept with the idea last night"; Lena does some PR stuff while Boyd and Binks muse that she's really good at lying and schmoozing; Binks gushes to Lena about what a great liar she is; Boyd wants to talk to Binks about Lena -- he's becoming wary and thinks Binks should watch out; Michael's naked in his hotel bed, talking to Kendall, while in the meantime Lena strips down to the Lavender Slip of Evil and joins him (Evil Lena exposed in more than one way, so to speak)



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030310.html

Boyd and Bianca witness Lena skillfully play the media when she spins a story that is flattering to Enchantment. Boyd begins to grow suspicious of Lena and warns Bianca to be wary of her. Kendall calls Michael to thank him for the gift, unaware that Lena is in bed with him.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/library/recaps/2003/bl20030310.htm

Bianca and Lena are going over some numbers in Erica's office when Boyd comes in. He has some lab results to show Erica, but Bianca laughs that the only results Erica cares about right now is that he's back! Lena welcomes him back, and he shrugs that he was only gone a nanosecond. "But what a comeback!" Bianca exclaims, "My goodness, you got Mom to do Kendall a favor!" Boyd's just glad he could help Kendall out. Lena tells him she had no idea he was so skilled; she smiles slyly as she asks if he's in bed with the competition yet, literally and figuratively? Boyd angrily asks what the hell would make her think he would tell her that? Lena says she didn't mean to offend, and Boyd tells her who he sleeps with, literally or figuratively, isn't any of her business! Lena agrees, but says it's no secret that he's close to Kendall Hart; Boyd counters that he tends to keep business out of his bedroom, as a general rule, "It makes things clearer." Lena concedes, "Point taken." Bianca tells Boyd that Lena has come up with a plan to deal with the Cambias situation, and it's brilliant! She beams as Lena tells him she slept with the Cambias idea last night, and knows exactly how to counter their leak the press, "Trust me, Michael Cambias won't know what hit him!"

Lena talks and laughs with one of the contacts she's called, and says that the truth is that Erica Kane rejected the joint venture with Cambias Industries, because the proposal was nothing more than a feeble attempt to align Cambias with a high-profile U.S. company; what better way to get a foothold in the American market than to associate themselves than with a legend like Erica Kane? She winks at Bianca and Boyd before concluding her conversation, "And I can count on your discretion, yes?" As Ms. Condera says she'll look forward to reading the column in the morning, Bianca notes to Boyd that she's good at this. Larraby thinks she may be a little too good…. Lena hangs up, and Bianca grins that she thought her mom was good at spin, but Lena's a goddess! Lena modestly says it was nothing, but Bianca insists the morning paper will report that Cambias Industries groveled at Eric Kane's feet and was denied! What she wouldn't give to see his face when he wakes up in the morning and reads this article! Chris comes in the door and asks, "Where's the pit bull?" Surprised, Bianca asks if he means her mom, but Chris is talking about Val, saying he hasn't left this door unguarded in over a decade! He says he's supposed to be taking Erica to lunch, but Bianca tells him Erica mentioned something about errands; she's sure she'll be back, and does he want to wait here? Bianca and Lena go to a meeting as Chris grumbles that he's an expert on waiting lately....

Bianca thanks Lena for letting her sit in on the meeting, and Lena says that she asked good questions. Bianca asks how she did it? When she planted that story before, she acted so sincere and genuine that even she believed what she said! Lena asks if she's saying she's a good liar? Bianca admits she is, and Lena agrees that she's a brilliant liar; she gets what she wants with it! As she starts to leave, Erica returns and asks how their counter-Cambias leak go? Lena thinks she'll be very happy. She leaves, and Erica asks if Bianca agrees? Her daughter laughs that she spun that reporter so hard that he doesn't know he's dizzy! She adds that she's actually very glad she's on their side, and Erica agrees she could use her spin with Chris; she's late for lunch again, and she's fresh out of reasons - so where is he? Bianca tells her he was here, and said he'd wait. Erica wonders where he went…...

Boyd comes back and says he wanted to talk to Bianca about Lena. Bianca grins that she's so mysterious, and wonders if it's the accent? Boyd warns her to be careful, but Binks jokes that this is about their bet, and he thinks she's going to win! Boyd says what he thinks is that they both deserve better than Lena....

Kendall calls Michael, who answers from the comfort of his bed. She says the necklace is beautiful, and she loves it; she's never seen anything like it! Michael replies that it's perfect, then, because he's never known anyone like her. "You never say the wrong thing," she notes, and Michael tells her she inspires him - especially when they're making love! Kendall agrees she can't stop thinking about that. Lena comes into Michael's room and drops her dress, revealing a skimpy slip underneath. She climbs into his bed as Michael says he can't stop thinking about Kendall, her lovely white skin, those green eyes; he caresses Lena as he tells Kendall he can't wait until she's back in his arms again.

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=64.topic

Boyd arrives in Erica’s office to drop off lab results. Just Lena and Bianca are there. Bianca wows to Boyd about how he was able to strongarm Erica into doing Kendall a favor. Lena uses the opportunity that her wide-eyed, English-isn’t-her-first-language persona affords her to fish for info from Boyd about if he’s ****ing Kendall. Boyd is offended by this invasion of his privacy...

Lena apologizes to Boyd for her faux pas. He makes it clear that his personal life isn’t anybody’s business but his own. Bianca tells Boyd about Lena’s new strategy against ***hat Industries. Lena demurs her brilliance, saying, “I slept with the [***hat] idea last night,” and that she had a eureka moment about how to handle the competition...

Lena works her PR magic on the phone while Boyd and Bianca observe her all amazed. At Bianca’s remark about how good at lying and schmoozing the press Lena is, Boyd muses, “Maybe a little TOO good.”...

Bianca gushes to Lena about her bull*****ing skills. Chris arrives. He and Erica have a lunch date, but surprise surprise, she’s not there. Bianca and Lena leave Chris to wait...

Bianca gushes at Lena, trying to tell her that she’s a great liar in the most tactful way possible. Lena admits that she’s a most brilliant liar. Erica arrives back as Lena is on her way out. Bianca fills her mother in on the success of their bull**** campaign...

Boyd wants to talk to Bianca about Lena. He’s become a bit wary of Lena now and wants Bianca to watch out for her. He thinks that both he and Bianca deserve better than Lena...

Kendall calls ***hat. He’s naked in his hotel bed. They gush at each other all phone-sexy-like. Meanwhile, Lena is dropping trou and getting into bed with him...

On the next All My Children
Greenlee reams out Sydney for the emails.
Mauria panics that the Julian danger may not be over.
Chris wonders what kind of game Jack and Erica are playing.
Smoan finally makes her move on Carlos.
Kendall knocks on ***hat’s door while he’s knocking boots with Lena.





COMMENTARY 1

From Kym

"I slept with the Cambias idea last night"
Yes, you sure did, Lena!

Boyd starts to suspect that Lena's playing them not the other way around!

Bianca: Wow, Lena is really good at this, isn't she?
Lena: All right, John --
Boyd: Yeah, maybe a little too good.

Nothing to do with Lena, but funny that Bianca would think Chris was talking about her mother when he asks "Where's the pit bull?"

Lena character alert:

Bianca: ... you're a great --
Lena: Liar?
Bianca: Well, yeah.
Lena: You're right. I'm a brilliant liar, and I get what I want because of it.

Lena's association with Michael Cambias is revealed.



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Lena is mentioned on the Previously On: Both Boyd and Bianca tell each other that Lena wants them]

Previously on "All My Children" --
David: Surgery right now is too great a risk. It could prove fatal to our daughter.
Boyd: Lena wants me.
Bianca: Boyd, Lena wants me.
Simone: What's that?
Greenlee: My mystery e-mailer guy -- at least, his phone number and address.

***** (clip b) [Lena asked Boyd if he's sleeping with Kendall]

[amc030310b starts]
Lena: Well, if your numbers continue, the division will be profitable sooner than we anticipated.
Boyd: Hey.
Bianca: Hey.
Boyd: Is Erica around? I've got some lab results for her.
Bianca: Oh, no, but you know what? I think the only results she cares about right now is the fact that you're back.
Lena: Welcome back, Boyd.
Boyd: Oh, well, thanks, but I was only gone, like, a nanosecond.
Bianca: Yeah, but what a comeback. My goodness. I mean, you got Mom to do Kendall a favor.
Boyd: Well, I just -- I'm glad I could help Kendall out.
Bianca: She owes you big time.
Boyd: No, she doesn’t. She doesn't owe me anything.
Lena: Boyd, I had no idea you were so skilled.
Boyd: Skilled? At what?
Lena: You know what I mean. Tell me, are you in bed with the competition yet? Literally and figuratively?
Boyd: And I what? What the hell makes you think I would tell you that?

***** (clip c) [Lena slept with the Cambias idea last night]

[start amc030310c]
Lena: I apologize. I didn't mean to offend.
Boyd: Look, Lena, I'm not offended, and don't take this the wrong way, but who I sleep with, literally or figuratively, isn't any of your business.
Lena: You're right, but it's no secret that you're close to Kendall Hart, and in business, such relationships can be very useful.
Boyd: Well, I tend to keep the business out of my bedroom as a general rule. It makes things clearer.
Lena: Point taken.
Bianca: Hey, Boyd, maybe you haven't heard. Lena has come up with a plan to deal with the Cambias situation, and it's brilliant.
Boyd: There's a situation?
Lena: Oh, not for long. I slept with the Cambias idea last night, and I know exactly how to counter their leak to the press. Trust me. Michael Cambias won't know what hit him.

***** (clip d) [Bianca and Boyd marvel at Lena's lying skills]

[amc030310d starts]
Lena: John, who else would I go to with this? Every C.E.O. reads your column before they drink their cappuccino. Well, the truth is, Enchantment rejected the joint venture with Cambias Industries. Well, quite frankly, because the proposal was nothing more than a feeble attempt to align Cambias with a high-profile U.S. company. Oh, John, isn't it obvious? They're desperate to get a foothold in the American market. What better way than to associate themselves with a legend like Erica Kane?
[Lena laughs]
Lena: You're welcome. Oh, and, John, I can count on your discretion, yes? Well, I look forward to reading your column in the morning.
Bianca: Wow, Lena is really good at this, isn't she?
Lena: All right, John --
Boyd: Yeah, maybe a little too good.
Lena: If I can do anything for you, just call.

***** (clip e) [Bianca gushes praise at Lena's spin abilities]

[amc030310e]
Bianca: Wow. Lena, I thought that Mom was good at spin, but, Lena, you are a goddess.
Lena: It was nothing.
Bianca: Nothing? Tomorrow morning, "The Herald" is going to report that Cambias Industries groveled at Erica Kane’s feet and were denied.
Lena: I just told the facts.
Bianca: The facts your way. Oh, my goodness, how much would I love to see the look on Michael Cambias' face when he reads that article in the morning.
Lena: Me, too.
Bianca: Hey, Chris.
Chris: Where's the pit bull?
Bianca: The -- do you mean Mom?
Chris: No, I mean Val. It's the first time this door's been left unguarded in over a decade.
Bianca: Oh, well, Val's a human being, and he's taking a personal day.
Chris: Oh, well, I'm supposed to take your mother to lunch. Is she here?
Bianca: No. You know, she mentioned errands. I'm sure she'll be back any minute.
Chris: Yeah, yeah, she'll be back.
Lena: Excuse me, Bianca. We have an appointment with the west coast.
Bianca: Oh, that's right. Chris, I’ve got to get going. Do you just want to wait here?
Chris: Yeah, sure. I've become an expert at waiting lately.

***** (clip f) [Bianca and Lena discuss lying]

[amc030310f]
Bianca: Well, thank you so much for letting me sit in on that meeting, Lena. I learned a lot.
Lena: You asked some very good questions.
Bianca: Thanks. I have one for you now.
Lena: What is it?
Bianca: How do you do it?
Lena: Do what?
Bianca: Well, when you planted that story before, you acted so sincere and genuine. I knew it was a plant, and even I believed you. I mean, you're a great --
Lena: Liar?
Bianca: Well, yeah.
Lena: You're right. I'm a brilliant liar, and I get what I want because of it. Well, I'd better take this up to Ted. We don't want him taken by surprise.
Bianca: No, I guess not.
Lena: I'll see you later.
Erica: Aha. Hello. Lena, how did our counter-Cambias leak go?
Lena: I think you'll be very happy.
Erica: Do you agree?
Bianca: Yes. Lena spun that reporter so hard, he doesn't know he's dizzy.
Erica: Well, good. Let's hope that our ploy flushes Michael Cambias out into the open.
Bianca: I guarantee that Lena did the trick. I'm actually really glad she's on our side.
Erica: Yes, actually, I could use some of her spin with Chris. I am late for lunch again, and I'm sorry, I’m just fresh out of reasons. So where is he?
Bianca: Oh, he -- he was here. He said he'd wait.
Erica: Oh, well, I wonder where he went.

***** (clip g) [Boyd tells Bianca to be careful with Lena (Lena mention)]

[amc030310g starts]
Erica: He doesn't answer his cell or his pager. He's not at the penthouse, he's not in the office.
Bianca: Mom, he's just -- I don't know -- swapping spy stories with the security guards again.
Erica: Oh, but he should be here. I don't have time to have him go entertain the troops.
Bianca: Mom, where are you going?
Erica: I just wish he'd be where he says he's going to be when he says he's going to be there.
[Erica leaves]
[Knock on door]
Boyd: Hey.
Bianca: Hey, you just missed her.
Boyd: Actually, I wanted to talk to you. About Lena.
Bianca: Ah, hello. She's so mysterious. Do you think it's the accent?
Boyd: Listen, Binks, I think you should be careful.
Bianca: Why? So you can win our bet?
Boyd: This isn't about the bet.
Bianca: Uh-huh. Sure it isn’t. You just should admit it. You think I'm going to win, don't you?
Boyd: No. What I think is we both deserve better than Lena.

***** (clip h) [While Michael's talking to Kendall, Lena and Michael get it on (Lena seen)]

[amc030310h starts]
[Phone rings]
Michael: Hello?
Kendall: Michael, it's Kendall. Oh, the necklace is beautiful.
Michael: Hey, gorgeous. So you liked it, did you?
Kendall: Oh, I love it, I love it. I've never seen anything like it.
Michael: Well, then it's perfect because I have never known anyone like you.
Kendall: Oh, you never say the wrong thing, do you?
Michael: What can I say? You inspire me. Especially when we're making love.
Kendall: Oh, I can't stop thinking about that.
[amc030310h-alt-inc starts]
[ Lena enters Michael's bedroom and gets in bed with Michael]
[amc030310h-alt-inc ends]
Michael: Well, sweetheart, I have thought of nothing but since you left. Those beautiful green eyes, the silky white skin, the smell of your hair. I cannot wait until you're back in my arms again.



CLIPS

I have the following clips:
amc030310b.mpg (8.5m; 0:50) Lena asked Boyd if he's sleeping with Kendall
amc030310c.mpg (8.8m; 0:52) Lena "slept with the Cambias idea last night"
amc030310d.mpg (10.2m; 1:00) Bianca and Boyd marvel at Lena's lying skills
amc030310e.mpg (11.5m; 1:07) Bianca gushes praise at Lena's spin abilities
amc030310f.mpg (17.2m; 1:41) Bianca and Lena discuss lying
amc030310g.mpg (10.2m; 1:00) Boyd tells Bianca to be careful with Lena
amc030310h.mpg (9.9m; 0:58) While Michael's talking to Kendall, Lena in her purple nightie gets it on with Michael



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