Things started getting more difficult when
Lena decided to start manipulating Michael
Lena tells Michael that she was not successful in seducing Boyd to get his formula and suggests that Michael use Kendall to get to Boyd; Maggie calls Lena a "hot polish fox"
From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030327.htmlMichael reminds Lena that getting Enchantment away from Erica isn't his real goal and restates that he wants the secret cosmetics formula Boyd developed. Michael plans on using Kendall to get what he wants.
From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/library/recaps/2003/bl20030327.htmLena arrives and asks what's so urgent? Michael explains that Erica was just here, and she's on the warpath, "She knows I'm after Enchantment, and ordered me out of town." Lena laughs that he's still here, and Michael agrees he can't leave now; he's too close. Lena remarks, "Poor Erica - she thinks all she needs to save Enchantment is a poison pill," and Michael asks if she worked out the details? Ms. Condera massages his shoulders as she explains if anyone tries to buy more than 15% of Enchantment stock, Erica will offer extra stock to current shareholders at a discount. Michael worries that these people are loyal to Erica, and might buy the stock just to prevent a takeover. Lena doesn't think so; the economy is bad, people are nervous, and many of them can be persuaded not to take on further risk. She kisses him and says he should trust her, "Enchantment has never been more vulnerable." Michael tells Lena he knew he could count on her, and she asks why he's so tense? He says it's Erica; the woman's infuriating, and keeps second guessing him at every turn! Lena wonders why he's wasting time? He should crush Erica and move in on Enchantment before she knows what's going on! Cambias thinks that's too aggressive, noting that she thinks she knows every move he makes, "I need to throw in some surprises." Lena laughs that Erica will be surprised when finds she's locked out of the building, but Michael thinks a more subtle approach is in order. "Erica is so worried about Enchantment, she has no idea that my real target is Boyd Larraby's formula," Michael tells her, but Lena notes that if he owns Enchantment, he owns Larraby, and the formula's his. Michael says he doesn't have his loyalty, and that formula's locked up in his head. "Tightly," Lena agrees, and Michael says he thought she was making progress on unlocking it. Lena agrees that she did, too; she flirted with him, they kissed, and she thought he was interested, but nothing can touch a man whose heart belongs to someone else. He'd do anything for Kendall, but Michael already knows that. Cambias nods as he says he's just not sure Kendall's ready yet; Lena tells him they don't have time, "Make her ready, before it's too late." Michael says there's got to be another way to get to Boyd, but Lena maintains the only way to get into his head is through his heart. "Right, Kendall," he agrees. Lena says she's always been a part of their plan, hasn't she? When he says he's just not sure she's the right choice, Lena says she's the only choice! She looks at him for a moment and adds, "Ah, don't tell me you've fallen for her!" Cambias insists, "Of course not - she's just where I want her; I just didn't factor in Erica trying to turn her against me." Lena laughs that it's perfect! The more Erica says against him, the more smitten Kendall will be, and desperate to prove her love to him, as well as sticking it to her mother, "I promise you, Kendall will do whatever you ask." Michael asks if she's sure Boyd is in love with her? Lena says yes, but he won't be so easy - he's so damned honest! Professing his love for Kendall is one thing, but turning over his formula to her is another. Michael notes that it's amazing what some people will do for love, "Perhaps you're right, Kendall will do anything I ask her to."...
[Maggie] changes the subject, asking [Bianca] how things are going with Lena, the hot Polish fox, "Is she the woman of your dreams, or Boyd's?" Bianca smiles as she says she and Lena had dinner, but she doesn't know if there's more to tell; she's kind of a hard lady to figure out. Maggie warns her friend to be careful, "Just make sure this Lena girl is who you want her to be; just watch your back!" Bianca thinks that maybe this time things will work out, "Maybe I'll get lucky."
From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=64.topicMichael reminds Lena that getting Enchantment away from Erica isn't his real goal and restates that he wants the secret cosmetics formula Boyd developed. Michael plans on using Kendall to get what he wants. [Yes, it is a copy of what is on abc.com!]
This commentary is by Kym Taborn.
Interesting scenes. Lena is manipulating Michael. She informs him in so many words that her attempt to seduce Boyd is a failure and implies that Michael needs to use Kendall to get to Boyd.
First use of the expression HPF (hot polish fox); coined by Maggie of all people.
This parody is by LizzieT.
The chemistry drama continued as Henry copied Maggie's test paper.
Henry: Let's see .....2 -c 3-d 4-a Name - Maggie Stone....there, I'm finished. I hope no one noticed I copied.
Maggie: I don't understand Henry. You knew all this stuff. What happened?
Henry: It was Maria and Aidan's fault. They popped up in our storyline and I just freaked out. You know I want Edmund and Maria back together.
Erica went to see Michael at his hotel room.
Erica: How dare you try to come between me and Chris?
Michael: Oh please. Everyone knows he's being written off. You were going to lose him anyway.
Erica: I know what you're really after. But if you go after my company it's war.
Peter Jennings: And ABC news will break in to give you updates on the war between Michael and Erica as events occur.
Carlos changed the toner in Greenlee's copier.
Simone: ::::snicker::::He can change the toner in my copier any time.
Carlos: I just broke the toner cartridge and got ink all over myself. I'm not very mechanical I guess.
Kendall: Wait a minute, aren't you the one who did all the wiring for this building?
Greenlee: Forget about that. I want to talk about us.
Carlos: I thought you said I wasn't good enough for you.
Greenlee: Don't be silly.
Mary: Hello Greenlee.
Greenlee: Hello Mother. This is Carlos. He's ....he's....he works here.
Carlos: Ay carumba.
Mary: I've found the perfect man for you Greenlee. He's a titled European.
Greenlee: I don't think we need another newbie with an accent Mother. Besides, I've found someone. Carlos.
Mary: The ink-stained newbie with the tatoos? Dear, he's not our type.
Greenlee: You mean because he isn't rich?
Mary: No, because he's not an actor.
Erica came to see Kendall.
Erica: Tell me all the details of your relationship with Michael.
Kendall: Well, he really likes it when I ....
Erica: Not those kind of details. Are you plotting with him to take over my company?
Kendall: That's crazy. Michael loves me. It has nothing to do with you.
Erica: Oh Kendall, haven't you learned anything. It always has something to do with me. You don't think they brought a newbie on just for you do you?
Michael called Lena over to his hotel.
Michael: Is everything going according to plan?
Lena: Enchantment is ready for a take-over. But the formulas are in Boyd's head. We may need Kendall to help us get them.
Michael: I don't know if she's ready.
Lena: Getting her ready is your job. Now let's finalize our secret plans.
Michael: Does the goose lay the golden egg at midnight?
Lena: Yes, and the septic tank rises at dawn.
Unverified in non-clip parts
***** (clip a) [Michael complains of Erica to Lena]
Lena: What's so urgent?
Michael: Well, Erica was just here.
Lena: Any progress?
Michael: She's on a warpath.
Lena: Hmm. Erica thinks that [amc030327a-inc starts] stamping her feet and shaking her hair is an effective negotiating tool. I wouldn't worry.
Michael: Well, she knows I'm after Enchantment and she ordered me out of town.
Lena: Well, you're still here.
Michael: Can't leave now. Too close.
Lena: Poor Erica. She thinks that all she needs to save Enchantment is a poison pill.
Michael: So you worked out the details?
Lena: Oh, yes. If anyone tries to buy more than 15% of the stock, Erica will offer extra stock to current shareholders at a discount.
Michael: Yeah, but these people are loyal to Erica. They might buy the stock just to prevent a takeover.
Lena: Oh, I wouldn't be so sure. The economy's bad, people are nervous. Many of them can be persuaded not take on further risk.
[Lena kisses Michael]
Lena: Trust me. Enchantment has never been more vulnerable.
Michael: I knew I could count on you.
Lena: Then why are you so tense?
Michael: Oh, it's Erica. The woman's infuriating. She keeps second-guessing me at every turn.
Lena: Then why are you wasting time? We can crush her. We can move in on Enchantment before she knows what's going on.
Michael: It's too aggressive. Erica thinks she knows every move I make. I need to throw in a few surprises.
Lena: She'll be surprised when she finds she's locked out of her building.
Michael: I think a more subtle approach is in order.
***** (clip b) [Lena tells Michael of her non-success with Boyd and suggests that he go after Kendall]
Michael: Erica is so worried about Enchantment, she has no idea that my real target is Boyd Larraby's formula.
Lena: You own Enchantment, you own Larraby. The formula's yours.
Michael: Yeah, but I don't have his loyalty. Besides, that formula is locked up in his head.
Michael: I thought you were making progress on this, unlocking it.
Lena: So did I. I flirted. We even kissed. I thought he was interested, but --
Michael: Losing your touch, are we?
Lena: Nothing can touch a man whose heart belongs to someone else.
Lena: He'd do anything for her, but you already knew that.
Michael: I'm just not sure that Kendall's ready yet.
Lena: We don't have time. Make her ready before it's too late.
***** (clip c) [Maggie asks Bianca about the hot polish fox (Lena mention)]
Bianca: So you think that Henry and this girl are involved?
Maggie: Not exactly.
Bianca: Well, what exac-- I mean, how are things going with you and Henry? Is it love?
Maggie: It's too soon. I'm not sure.
Bianca: Well, you seem kind of hung up on him. What's going on?
Maggie: Henry got into some trouble, and I bailed him out. I helped him out, and I'm not sorry, all right? I'm just not sorry.
Bianca: Well, of course you're not sorry. [amc030327c-inc starts] Why would you be sorry?
Maggie: No reason. No reason at all. Actually, how's that bet going? You know, the one with Lena, the hot Polish fox?
Bianca: Oh --
Maggie: Is she the woman of your dreams, or Boyd's?
Bianca: Lena and I had dinner.
Maggie: Tell me more.
Bianca: I don't know if there's much more to tell. She's kind of a hard lady to figure out.
Maggie: Just be careful, ok?
Bianca: Be careful?
Maggie: You know what I mean. Just make sure that this Lena girl is who you want her to be. Just watch your back.
Bianca: Ok. I don't know, maybe this time things will work out. Maybe I'll get lucky.
***** (clip d) [Michael has second thoughts about tricking Kendall]
Michael: There's got to be another way to get to Boyd.
Lena: Sorry. You want to get to his head, the only way is through his heart.
Michael: Right. Kendall, Kendall.
Lena: Michael, she's always part of the plan, hasn't she?
Michael: I'm just not sure that she's the right choice.
Lena: She's the only choice. Oh, don't tell me you've fallen for her.
Michael: Of course not. She's just where I want her.
Lena: Hopelessly devoted.
Michael: Hmm. I just didn't factor in Erica trying to turn her against me.
Lena: Michael, that's perfect. The more Erica rants against you, the more smitten Kendall will be. She'll be desperate to prove her love for you and -- how do you say? -- Stick it to her mother. I promise you, Kendall will do anything you ask.
Michael: Oh, and you're sure that Boyd is in love with her?
Lena: Oh, yes, but he won't be so easy. He's so damn honest. Professing his love to Kendall is one thing, but turning over his formula to her -- well, that's another.
Michael: Well, it's amazing what some people will do for love.
Lena: Isn't it?
Michael: Perhaps you're right. Kendall will do anything I ask her to.
I have the following clips:
amc030327a-inc.mpg (14.6; 1:46) Michael complains of Erica to Lena
amc030327b.mpg (7.7m; 0:45) Lena tells Michael of her non-success with Boyd and suggests that he go after Kendall
amc030327c-inc.mpg (6.9m; 0:40) Maggie asks Bianca about the hot polish fox
amc030327d.mpg (14.7m; 1:26) Michael has second thoughts about tricking Kendall
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