Whoosh! After being dumped by so many women and Aidan, Boyd hit the junk food big time
Boyd gets Bianca to admit she still loves Lena



Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

May 16, 2003


040
(Lena appearance)
030516
Last update: 11/08/03


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PLAYERS
SYNOPSIS
RE-CAPS
ALL GAY RE-CAP
PARODY
QUOTES
ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT
TRANSCRIPT
CLIPS



PLAYERS


Erica Kane
Kendall Hart
Alexander Cambias
Michael Cambias
Bianca Montgomery
Boyd Larraby
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)




SYNOPSIS

Lena realizes Binks saw her on the surveillance tapes; Boyd tells Binks to go the Lena luhv; Lena comes to see Binks in her room at Myrtle's; Lena tells Binks that Michael was blackmailing her and swears that what she and Binks had was real; Lena tells Bianca "I love you" (4th time); Binks calls Uncle Jack to check out Lena's story and makes Lena stay in her room so she won't flee; Alexander, Michael's father, makes Michael piddle like a spanked puppy



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030516.html

Lena realizes that Bianca knows she broke into Erica's safe to steal Boyd's formula. Lena confesses the truth to Bianca and claims Michael would have had her mother imprisoned if she didn't go along with his demands. Bianca asks Jack to check out Lena's story, still unsure about what to believe.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030516r.htm

Bianca tells Boyd she couldn’t believe what she was seeing! Lena cribbed the combination from her Palm Pilot; she opened the safe like she owned the place, then stole his disk with all his research on it, and she watched the whole thing on the security monitor. Lena has no idea she knows she stole the disk, and had the nerve to think she’d sleep over with her that night! Bianca tells him Lena knew what she was doing, “And I fell for every word.” She tries to avoid the question, but Boyd wants to know if she’s still in love with her, “Yes or no?”

At the building security office, Lena uses a remote to bring different areas up on the monitors. She gasps when she sees Erica’s penthouse on the screen, and hurriedly looks through the stack of tapes until she finds the one marked “Penthouse Surveillance”. She puts it in the machine and watches herself on tape, stealing the combination, opening Erica’s safe and removing the disk. She recalls how Bianca recoiled from her touch in the penthouse, and exclaims, “She knows—Bianca knows!”

Bianca wonders how he can even ask if she still loves Lena? She infiltrated Enchantment and targeted her; she looked into her soul and saw that she was vulnerable and lonely. Boyd questions why she doesn’t just throw the tape in Lena’s face and let her know she’s not fooling anybody? Bianca says Lena will tell Michael. Boyd asks if she’s just going to play along and act like nothing happened? He insists she can’t lie about this—Lena’s going to know! Bianca asks what she’s going to do, kill her? She’s already done that! Boyd guesses that answers his question—she still loves Lena! Bianca can’t just turn her feelings off; she doesn’t hate people that easily, but she is trying! Boyd tells her not to; she’s a giving and generous person, and Lena took advantage of that, but she can’t let her take that away from her. Bianca asks what he would do? Boyd would confront her, and give Lena one last chance to explain what she did; if there’s a chance that she and Lena could be together, then he’d go for it! Bianca thinks he’s a lot stronger than she is. Lena comes in the room, saying that Myrtle let her in. Bianca tells her it’s late, and Lena replies, “Not too late, I hope.” Boyd leaves, and Bianca says she should have called before she came over; they must have just missed each other at the office. Lena agrees she thought that until she saw something for the first time, a security camera hidden in a corner, and then she thought there must be more of them hidden everywhere, even Erica’s penthouse. Bianca agrees she’s right, and Lena tells her she knows she saw her go through her bag, open the safe and steal the disk with the formula. Bianca doesn’t want to hear any more of her lies! Lena swears on her mother’s life she won’t lie to her, “I can’t—I love you too much! Please, let me explain everything!” Michael found out about her mother, and swore he’d turn her in; her mother will never survive in jail! Bianca says she won’t be the only one behind bars, and reminds her that she has her on tape, stealing private property from her mother’s safe. Lena says she wouldn’t, but Bianca insists she would; she’d do anything to protect her mother, “Maybe you can relate to that.” Lena knows she hates her and can’t blame her for that, but whatever she was in the past, everything changed the moment she met her. For the first time, she experienced something good! Bianca wonders if that’s why she had to stop her from leaving the country? Lena insists she did that to protect Bianca—she must believe her, “Bianca, please remember, when it was just you and me, that was real—you know it was!” Bianca picks up the phone and calls her Uncle Jack to say she needs his help. She thanks him and hangs up, and Lena thanks her. Bianca asks for what, not having her arrested? She wants her uncle to check out her story before she does. Lena promises it’s all true, and asks if she’ll call her when she’s heard from her uncle? Bianca blocks her path and asks if she expects her to just let her waltz out of here? She doesn’t trust her, and isn’t going to let her out of her sight until she hears back from her Uncle Jack, “So, I guess that means you’ll be staying here tonight.”

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=80.topic

Previously on All My Children
Erica prevented a sexual assault on Kendall by Asshole.
Lena was schmoopy to an aloof Bianca.
Mauria made a memory...

The *sshole lets his father in. He’s quite a boot-licker to his dad. I hope Dad of *sshole stepped in some dog s*** on the way in. Dad of *sshole—dude, we’ll just go ahead and call him by name, Alex, because this could get confusing—cracks me up as he sits down. He glances around at the furniture, obviously hating it. Alex wants a progress report on the Enchantment acquisition since *sshole is apparently hours away from having it in his grasp. *sshole wonders how Dad heard about that already. Alex says Erica called him, wanting him to intervene on her behalf. *sshole freaks out that his father might do what Erica requested. Alex coolly asks if his son is threatening him. I’m loving the expression Dad of *sshole is invoking on his son’s face. He looks like he’s being sent to bed without dinner.

Bianca is telling Boyd all about Lena’s evil deeds while they munch out on junk food in her room. Boyd can tell that Bianca still loves Lena, even after all her crap.

Lena has somehow managed to gain access to that surveillance room. Bianca practically had to bribe the guard with her firstborn to get in but Lena seems to have easily accomplished it. Lena pokes some buttons on the monitor and cycles through all the rooms that the cameras monitor. She gets panicky when she sees Erica’s penthouse is covered.

Boyd doesn’t think Bianca is devious enough to deceive a pro like Lena.

Lena roots through stacks of surveillance tapes and finds one of Erica’s penthouse. She pops it in and gapes at the sight of herself robbing the safe. Lena remembers how standoffish Bianca has been and realizes that she knows...

*sshole backpedals from his freak out like the good toadying son that he is. Alex’s cool demeanor still doesn’t crack, he just says “good.” He asks if *sshole really plans to put Kendall in charge of Enchantment. *sshole makes a derisive snort. Nope. Alex realizes that his son is pretty much just getting off on degrading Erica and Kendall. *sshole reveals that what he really wants is for Erica to beg HIM, not his dad, to leave her with some dignity. So, that pretty much answers Alex’s question with a “yes” there. Alex asks if *sshole thinks he can force Erica to respect him. *sshole thinks so, declaring that he learned how to do that from his father, the master...

Bianca declares that she’s trying to get over her feeling of love for Lena. Boyd tells her not to bother. God, Boyd’s confusing me. Before this, he was all, “Stay away from Lena! Bad news! Bad!” Now it’s, “Go get your woman! Your love can change her!” If he weren’t so d*** hot… Oh well, at least this means he’s no longer holding everyone except Kendall at a high expectation. Lena arrives now. Nervous looks are exchanged by all...

In Bianca’s room, Boyd is gone now and Lena cuts to the chase. She knows that Bianca saw her and wants to explain...

Lena tells all about *sshole’s blackmail. Bianca is too mad to be sympathetic. She holds the fact that she has Lena robbing Erica all on tape over Lena’s head. Lena swears that what the two of them had together was real. Bianca snatches up her phone and calls Jack...

Bianca is having Jack check out Lena’s story. Lena supposes she should leave but Bianca won’t have that. She’s not letting Lena leave and possibly flee jurisdiction. Bianca declares that Lena is staying right there in Bianca’s room all night. Oh, that must be torture. So close, yet so far.

*sshole tries to make Alex admit that his son can manipulate Erica better. Alex tells him to quit gloating. Coolly, mind you. That Alex never breaks that cool exterior even for a second. That dude is smooooth. I kinda like him. *sshole scrambles to keep himself in Daddy’s good graces and declares that all he was doing was trying to prove himself worthy of running *sshole Industries. Alex has no intention of ever letting *sshole run his company. He built it from the ground up for himself not his snotnose son. *sshole looks dismayed...





ALL GAY RE-CAP

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Lena parts are indicated in red for those who only want a Lena fix

TODAY ON AMC:

  • Michael gets a father.
  • Lena watches herself on tape.
  • Erica and Kendall bond.
  • Kendall's dress falls apart.
  • Lena tells Bianca the truth.
  • Bianca initiates a booty call.

Myrtle's - Bianca and Boyd are bonding over Lena. Again. Interestingly, Boyd thinks Lena has done what she has because of Michael and not because she herself is a creep. He asks Bianca if she's still in love with her and I wonder just how many chemicals he has inhaled while developing the Super Dooper Anti-Aging Formula. That, or whether he has tried it on his hair. Either one.

Boyd: "You still love her."
Bianca: "After everything she's done to me?"
Boyd: "Just answer the question. Are you still in love with Lena, yes or no?"

Boyd, you must be new. Even I know, after 3 weeks of Soap watching, that you will not get an answer to your question.

Bianca: "How can you even ask me if I still love her?"
Boyd: "It's a simple question."
Bianca: "No, it's not a simple question at all. She infiltrated Enchantment and targeted me. Not my mother, not Kendall: me. She looked into my soul and she saw that I was vulnerable and lonely."


Oh yeah? What was that bet between you and Boyd then, Bianca? I can get on board with you smarting from being lied to, but this innocent routine is preposterous. And, well, boring.

Boyd thinks Bianca should confront Lena with the tape, but Bianca reminds him she has LaKane's genes and can continue the farce for as long as she has to.

Boyd: "You can't lie about this. You're not capable of this. Lena is going to know and then when this whole thing explodes..."
Bianca: "What is she gonna do, she's gonna kill me? She's already done that."


Yeah, all right, now I feel badly for you again. But you're still not an innocent victim. Pfft.


Security Station - How did Lena get here? Where is the fake cop?

Lena watches herself get into the safe in Erica's Penthouse and figures out Bianca knows everything; she finally understands why Bianca's been acting so strangely and left instead of accepting that booty call. Lena talks to herself, too:

Lena: "She knows. Bianca knows."

Welcome to our pain, Lena.


Erica's Penthouse - Erica is a good mother to Kendall and very correctly points out that what Michael did to her was not her fault. The warm and fuzzies don't last long though as Kendall, in her infinite lack of brain power, likens her quasi-assault to Erica's rape.

Stupidity seems to be contagious in Pine Valley: I am once more gratified that we prevent relatives from marrying and procreating, something which Pine Valley should look into as soon as possible.


Michael's - I suppose I should mention this: Michael's father has arrived. The man who portrays him seems awfully familiar, but I can't quite place him. Anyway, lots of boring Enchantment talk ensues in-between the disappointed father bits. Yes, I can really see why Michael turned into such a disgusting b******. Feh.


On A Yacht and in Somebody's House - Must these people interrupt Bianca and Lena? No one cares about you or about that bratty kid you're hiding! Go. Away. And who are all these people sitting around and eating? I do recognize Clairvoyant Opal, so I let the tape play. I think this is an intervention. With food. How long has it been, 10 seconds? I'm bored. I throw darts at the monitor broadcasting Fox News.


Myrtle's - Bianca finally admits she still loves Lena.

Bianca: "Well, I can't just turn my feelings off and I don't hate people that easily, but I am trying."

Boyd thinks Bianca ought to give Lena a chance to come clean just in case their relationship can be salvaged. That's a good idea Boyd. Oh, Lena's here! Or - there, really.

Bianca: "It's late."
Lena: "Not too late, I hope."


Lena's not referring to actual time, is she? Yes, nothing gets past me.


Erica's Penthouse - Kendall apologizes to Erica and is sorry no one was there to stop Richard Fields from raping her the way Erica was there for her in time to stop Michael.

The fact that neither one uses the word 'rape' is curious, don't you think?

Erica: "It's not your responsibility: you're not responsible."

Ok, so Kendall is not responsible then? I just want to be clear on this point.

Erica goes back to talking about Enchantment and decides to call Michael.

Erica: "Michael, you two-faced thief! I know everything you're up to, you deceitful pig!"

Kendall seems very impressed. Yeah, that is some insult Erica, wow. I am devastated for Michael. No, really. No. Maybe I should use that next time mediation doesn't work out, as opposed to "don't blow smoke up my *ss," which remains one of my favorite lines. Ah, the language of Diplomacy. Sweet.

In the course of the conversation with Michael, Erica gets him to admit he does not plan to keep his word to Kendall about giving her control of Enchantment. Kendall gets a clue and understands why Erica asked him about it.

Kendall: "Wait a minute. Erica, you did this because you care about me."

And because I multi task, I am reminded of that Sally Fields speech when she won the Oscar. "You like me. Right now, you really like me!" I think that was the kiss of death for her career, wasn't it? Kendall, I’m drawing a parallel for you.


Myrtle's - Lena and Bianca are now alone in what I think might be Bianca's room. My eyes, my eyes! God that's ugly.

Bianca: "You should have called before you came over."

The. Grammar. Is. Killing. Me.

Lena: "I went back to the office, you weren't there."
Bianca: "I...wow, you must have just missed me."
Lena: "That's what I thought until I saw something for the first time. A security camera hidden in the corner. Then I thought, there must be more of these everywhere."
Bianca: "You're right."
Lena: "You saw me, didn't you?"
Bianca: "Saw you what?"
Lena: "Go through your bag."
Bianca: "Go on."
Lena: "Open the safe and steal the disk with the formula. Bianca, at least please..."
Bianca: "No. I know why you did it."
Lena: "No, you don't"
Bianca: "Just stop right there. I don't want to hear any more of your lies."
Lena: "Bianca, I swear on my mother's life: I would not lie to you. I can't. I love you too much. Please, let me explain everything."


U-huh. But you have lied. And your mother's life is worth very little, isn't it?

Bianca: "I don't want to hear it."
Lena: "Bianca, listen to me. Michael found out about my mother, where she was hiding, everything. He swore he'd turn her in!"

Bianca: "Oh really, did he?"
Lena: "If my mother gets arrested she will never survive in jail."

Oh come on now: she can get Big Gina to protect her. All she'll have to do is be her Polish pet: how bad could it really be?

Bianca: "She won't be the only one behind bars."
Lena: "What do you mean?"
Bianca: "I have you on tape. Stealing. Private property from my mother's safe."

Gotta love that Shatner delivery. I miss Captain Kirk. Sniff.

Lena: "You wouldn't."
Bianca: "I would. I would do anything to protect my mother. Maybe you can relate to that."
Lena: "Bianca, you hate me. I can't blame you for that. Listen, whoever I was in the past, everything changed the moment I met you. For the first time I experienced something good."
Bianca: "Oh really? Is that why I had to stop you from leaving the country?"


I think you need to eat: I suggest fish, which is brain food. Maybe then you'll be able to put this whole thing together.

Lena: "I did that to protect you. Bianca, you must believe me. Bianca, please remember - "
Bianca: "Remember what?"
Lena: "When it was just you and me. That was real. You know it was."


And Bianca does know, but she wants to hold on to her anger and pride more, so she calls Uncle Jack and asks him for a favor.

Lena: "Thank you."
Bianca: "For what?"
Lena: "For not - "
Bianca: "Having you arrested? Well I want my Uncle to check out your story before I do"
Lena: "It's all true, I promise."

Bianca believes Lena already, but she's too stubborn. How many months will it be before they get back on track? I loathe this stupid soap.

Lena: "So, will you call me? After you've heard from your uncle?"
Bianca: "What, do you expect me to just let you waltz out of here?"
Lena: "What?"
Bianca: "Lena, I don't trust you and I'm not letting you out of my sight until I hear back from my Uncle Jack. So, I guess that means you'll be staying here tonight."

Bianca! This is the most creative booty call I have ever, ever seen.


MONDAY ON AMC - A whole lot of crap.





PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

Lena parts are indicated in red for those who only want a Lena fix

Kendall turned to Erica after her experience with Michael.
Kendall: I couldn't go home so I came here.
Erica: I'm so glad you did. Here, use this to wipe the slime off of your clothes.
Kendall: You do like me, don't you?
Erica: Don't push it Kendall. Here, I made you some tea.
Kendall: So do you like me now?
Erica: I'll let you know. Now let me call Michael. Hello Michael, do you have Prince Albert in a can?
Kendall and Erica: :::snicker snicker::::
Michael: I recognize your voice Erica. What do you want?
Erica: I know you stole my formula.
Michael: Oh yeah? What are you going to do about it?
Erica: Just promise me when you steal my company you won't give it to that Kendall person.
Michael: I won't. I give you my word as a slug.
Kendall: Why did you have to put in the part about that Kendall person?
Erica: I just wanted you to know for sure that you can't trust him. I don't want you to be hurt again.
Kendall: So do you like me now? How about now?

Lena stopped by Enchantment.
Lena: Here I am in the security office. I don't know why. Oh look, this place has security cameras. Who could have imagined that? Oh no! I think Bianca must have seen what I did in the penthouse. This tape is labeled "Lena trashes my life". I'll play it and see. Oh no! There I am stealing the disk. Hmmm, I need to be sure and wear those pants more often. They really do make my b*** look smaller.

Bianca told Boyd about what Lena had done.
Bianca: So she got into my purse and stole the code to Mom's safe. I guess maybe I shouldn't have labeled it "secret code to the safe". Then she stole the disk with your formula.
Boyd: But do you love her?
Bianca: Aren't you the least bit concerned about the formula?
Boyd: Apparently not. Now let's talk about you some more.
Bianca: You've worked for my mother a long time haven't you?
Lena: Bianca, I came to tell you the truth.
Bianca: What is the truth.
Lena: I lied.
Bianca: That sounds like the truth.
Lena: Michael forced me to steal the disk. I swear that on my mother's grave.
Bianca: Your mother is alive.
Lena: Oops. It's hard to get out of the habit of lying. But I will do it for you. I love you.
Bianca: Why should I believe you?
Lena: I'm a con being redeemed by the love of the heroine. It's soap story 322 in the handbook.

Maria talked to Aidan about getting her memory back.
Maria: Whatever I remember, I'll always love you Edmund.
Aidan: Oi'm Eyedin.
Maria: Of course you are.
Aidan: But yew called me Edmund.
Maria: Hey, I have amnesia. Getting a name wrong isn't such a big thing. I just wish I could remember Sam. It seems like someone ought to remember the poor little guy.

Brooke, Jamie, Joe, Ruth, and Opal came to see Tad.
Tad: Don't you have somewhere else you'd rather be?
Jamie: Not me. I hate the teen storyline.
Brooke: I don't have a storyline at all. I"m just glad to be on camera.
Joe: I'm glad to be here too.
Ruth: I'm just glad to be anywhere but in surgery.
Opal: I just know you're sadder than a bear without a cave to hibernate in today.
Tad: This is very nice of all of you. It's really such a great family moment with all of us gathered here to remember Dixie. I'll bet it makes the Tad and Dixie fans happy too.
Liza: Oh Tad, I'm here for you. I'll always be here for you. What's that awful wailing noise?
Tad: I think it was a collective NOOOOOOOOOO! from all the Tad and Dixie fans around the country. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just go outside and talk to Dixie's star. Hey Dixie, I really miss you. It's been hard moving on without you especially since I haven't had any screen time since you've been gone. Sometimes it seems like you're not really dead at all - like you've just moved on to another little soap opera town somewhere and gotten married to some guy named Craig Montgomery. I still expect you to come back from the dead someday even though things like that hardly ever happen - or at least they only happen about half the time - or maybe 80% of the time - hmmm, maybe I shoudn't have canceled your credit cards after all.



QUOTES

Bianca: I couldn't believe what I was seeing. She cribbed the combination from my palm pilot and opened the safe like she owned the place. Then she stole your disk with all of your research on it, and I watched the whole thing on the security monitor.
Boyd: So Lena doesn't know you saw her take the disk?
Bianca: No, she has no idea. I mean, in fact, she had the nerve to think that I would sleep over with her that night.

Bianca: I am Erica Kane’s daughter. This is in my blood.

Boyd: I guess that answers my question. You still love Lena.
Bianca: Well, I can't just turn my feelings off. And I don't hate people that easily, but I am trying.

Boyd: If you still think there's a chance for you and Lena to be together, I'd go for it.

Erica: I know you stole my formula. I know everything you're up to, you deceitful pig.

Kendall: Did you have to throw in that part about me not taking over Enchantment?

Kendall: Wait a minute. Erica, you -- you did this because you care about me?

Bianca: Lena, I don't trust you and I'm not gonna let you out of my sight until I hear back from my Uncle Jack. So, guess that means that you'll be staying here tonight.



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip g) [Lena figures out that Bianca knows that she broke into the safe]

[amc030516g starts]
[Closeup of a pair of hands sorting through a stack of tapes (the labels read, from top to bottom: "Delivery Dock", "Elevator Surveillance", "Front Entrance - Door #1", "Penthouse Surveillance", and "Garage - Level #1". They're on top of the monitor where the phone was sitting earlier this afternoon (5/12 ep) but now the phone is nowhere in sight. Who's in charge of continuity on this show?); the left hand picks out the tape labeled "Penthouse Surveillance". ]
[Cut to a medium shot of Lena (still in the burgundy top/black pants) in the security room, holding the tape and looking apprehensively at the monitoring equipment. She slots the tape in, sits down and picks up a remote to play it. She sees herself looking in Bianca's purse for the safe's combination, getting it, then opening the safe. She then has a flachback of her taling with Bianca. Flashback to the 5/12/03 episode]
Flashback Lena: Anyway, the question isn't why I was leaving, but why I stayed. Bianca, I stayed for you.
[Lena gazes lovingly at Binks and takes a step toward her, but Binks skittles backward, walking around behind the sofa]
Flashback Bianca: Um, you know what? We should, ah, we should really get going because my Uncle Jack [dissolve back to closeup of Lena in the security room as the rest of Binks' line plays in voiceover] and my mom are gonna be back really soon and they're definitely gonna want their privacy.
Lena: [closes eyes in dismay as comprehension dawns] She knows. Bianca knows.

***** (clip h) [Bianca admits to Boyd she still loves Lena; Lena comes to Bianca's room]

[amc03056h starts]
[Binks' room at Myrtle's. She's in black pants and a baby blue long-sleeved top with white piping around the scoop neckline. Someone should tell Wardrobe that pastels are *not* Ms. Riegel's friends.]
Boyd: Well, I guess that answers my question. You still love Lena.
Bianca: Well, I can't just turn my feelings off. And I don't hate people that easily, but I am trying.
Boyd: Yeah, well, don’t. Ok, give it up because it's not in you. Look, Bianca, you're a giving and generous person, and Lena took advantage of that. But don't let her take that away from you.
Bianca: All right. So what would you do?
Boyd: Confront her, give her one last chance to explain.
Bianca: No. Boyd, nothing can explain what she did.
Boyd: Ok, maybe not. But if you still think there's a chance for you and Lena to be together, I'd go for it.
Bianca: You're a lot stronger than I am.
Boyd: Oh, no. No way.
[The door opens to reveal Lena. Binks looks up, startled; Boyd, who had been sitting on a bench at the foot of her bed, gets up and goes over to stand behind Binks]
Lena: Sorry to disturb you. Myrtle let me in.
[Lena enters hesitantly, closing the door behind her]
Bianca: [walks slowly toward Lena. Boyd crosses his arms and does his manful best to not look sooooo gay] It's... late.
[Bianca makes a small humorless smile]
Lena: [fidgets with the tips of her fingers and approaches] Not too late, I hope.
[Lena comes to a stop a few steps away. Track from Boyd's disapproving reaction to Binks' unreadable face]

***** (clip k) [Lena tells Bianca she knows about the security camera and cannot lie about anything anymore]

[amc030516k starts]
Bianca: You should have called before you came over.
Lena: I went back to the office. You weren't there.
Bianca: Uh, wow, you must have just missed me.
Lena: [fidgets with her fingers again] That's what I thought until I... [Binks clears away the junk food from the bench at the foot of her bed and puts the bags on a table] till I saw something for the first time. [watches Binks intently. Binks, carefully not looking at Lena, tucks her hair behind her ears] A security camera hidden in the corner. [Binks freezes, almost not breathing, still not looking at Lena] And then I thought, there must be more of these everywhere. Even Erica's penthouse.
Bianca: [turns to look at Lena] You're right.
Lena: [finally drops her hands to her sides] You saw me, didn't you.
Bianca: Saw you what?
Lena: Go through your bag.
Bianca: [voice cracks a little] Go on.
Lena: [looks at floor] Open the safe, and... [starts fidgeting with her hands again] steal the disk with the formula. [looks up at Binks] Oh, Bianca, at least please let me --
[Lena takes a step toward Binks]
Bianca: [brusquely moves to avoid Lena] No, I know why you did it.
Lena: No, you don't!
Bianca: Just stop [Diana Ross gesture] right there, I don't want to hear any more of your lies.
Lena: [hand over heart] Bianca, I swear on my mother's life, I will not lie to you. [drops hand] I can't, I love you too much. [Binks looks at Lena incredulously] Please, let -- let me explain everything.
[Binks glares at Lena -- hurt, angry and beyond being disappointed]

***** (clip l) [Lena tells Bianca about Michael's threats to her mother and tells Bianca she has changed]

[amc030516l-inc1 starts]
Bianca: [starts to walk away] I don't want to hear it.
Lena: [pleading to Binks' back as Binks shakes her head in disbelief at Lena's audacity] [amc030516l-inc2 starts] Bianca, listen to me. [amc030516l-inc1 ends] Michael found out about my mother, where she was hiding, everything, and he swore he'd turn her in!
Bianca: [turns around to face Lena] Oh, really, did he?
Lena: If my mother gets arrested she will never survive in jail.
Bianca: Well, she won't be the only one behind bars.
Lena: What do you mean?
Bianca: I have you on tape, stealing private property from my mother's safe.
Lena: You wouldn't --
Bianca: I would. I would do anything to protect my mother. Maybe you can relate to that.
[Bianca turns her back to Lena]
Lena: Bianca. [circles around to look at Binks] You hate me. I can't blame you for that, but... listen, whoever I was in the past, everything changed the moment I met you. For the first time [presses left hand, loosely fisted, to her upper abdomen], I experienced something good.
Bianca: Oh, really. [looks up at Lena] Is that why I had to stop you from, ah, leaving the country?
Lena: I did that to protect you, Bianca, you must believe me. [quick closeup of Binks' "Yeah, right" expression] Bianca, please remember...
[Lena ducks head]
Bianca: Remember what?
Lena: [exhales] When it was just you and me... that was real. You know it was.
Bianca: [gives Lena a long look, then picks up the phone. Lena backs away slowly and watches warily as Binks dials] Uncle Jack, it's me. Look, I need your help.

***** (clip m) [Bianca tells Lena she has to leave her sight]

[amc030516m starts]
Bianca: [still on the phone. Lena walks around behind her] Thank you, Uncle Jack. I love you too. Good night.
Lena: Thank you.
Bianca: For what?
Lena: For not --
Bianca: Having you arrested? [gives Lena a small smile and raises her eyebrows ironically] Well, I want my uncle to check out your story before I do.
Lena: It's all true. I promise. So. Will you call me? [picks up her purse] After you've heard from your uncle?
Bianca: What, do you expect me to just let you waltz out of here?
Lena: What?
Bianca: Lena, I don't trust you and I'm not gonna let you out of my sight until I hear back from my Uncle Jack. So, guess that means that you'll be staying here tonight.
[End scene on Lena. Not exactly what she had in mind when she told Binks in the 05/14/03 episode that she didn't want to wake up alone again. Which begs the question: where *did* Lena sleep that night? There's an ugly armchair near the window as well as another chair placed weirdly in the corner right next to the door; both look too uncomfortable to sit on, much less sleep. Lena's much too tall for either the window seat or the bench. So that leaves either the floor or the bed. I don't read a whole lot of fanfic but Pink Rabbit Productions' "Forgive Us Our Trespasses... If Only for a Moment" does quite a nice job of speculating about what might have occurred once the cameras were turned off. As the man says, isn't it pretty to think so?]



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Previously on AMC: Lena wants a booty call]

Previously on "All My Children"
Michael: You are going to remember this for the rest of your life.
Erica: Michael, open the door.
[amc030516a-inc starts]
Lena: I need you tonight. I don't want to wake up alone again.
[amc030516a-inc ends]
Erica's voice: Yes, go with the contraction! Just breathe with the contraction! Go with the contraction! Yeah! It's coming now!
[Maria gasps]

***** (clip b) [Kendall tells Erica she broke into Michael's condo (no Lena)]

[amc030516b starts]
Erica: Do you want something to drink? I -- I keep some brandy here for guests.
Kendall: No, no, thank you. Ahem.
Erica: Your dress -- I'll get you a sweater.
Kendall: No. Erica, wait. Don't -- don't go.
Erica: Kendall, I -- I think that I should call the police.
Kendall: No, I'm -- I’m ok. Michael -- he didn't do anything.
Erica: Well, you -- you sounded terrified. I mean, I could -- I could hear that in your voice when you called out. Oh, if I hadn't been there, if I hadn't stopped him, he -- oh, my God.
Kendall: Erica, I’m sorry. You know what? I shouldn't even be here. I -
Erica: No. You're not going anywhere.
Kendall: I broke into his house. He caught me breaking into his house. He was furious. I was stupid to do that.
Erica: Are you blaming yourself for what happened?
Kendall: I never should have gone there.
Erica: Don't you dare. Don't you dare. What he did to you was not your fault.

***** (clip c) [Alexander tells Michael that Erica asked him to intervene (no Lena)]

[amc030516c starts]
Mr. Cambias: I thought you were staying at a hotel.
Michael: Um -- yeah, initially. Relocating was part of the plan.
Mr. Cambias: So you're staying here now?
Michael: Temporarily. It's -- you know, it's getting me closer to my goal.
Mr. Cambias: Of acquiring Enchantment?
Michael: Yeah, well, Erica’s company isn't the only thing at stake here. The anti-aging cream, for instance -- the potential is staggering. I mean, the amount of money that we might be able to make with this -
Mr. Cambias: I've heard it all before. I want a status report. I understand you're hours away from having control of Enchantment.
Michael: How did -- how did you find that out?
Mr. Cambias: I received a call from Erica.
Michael: What did -- what exactly did she say?
Mr. Cambias: She asked me to intervene on her behalf.
Michael: "Intervene"? What exactly does that mean, "intervene"? What, stop the takeover? Oh, no, no. No, no, no. If -- if you do this, Father, I swear to God I’ll --
Mr. Cambias: You'll what? Are you threatening me, Michael?

***** (clip d) [Bianca tells Boyd about Lena and Boyd figures out she still loves Lena]

[amc030516d starts]
[Shot of boyd hitting the snack table hard]
Bianca: I couldn't believe what I was seeing. She cribbed the combination from my palm pilot and opened the safe like she owned the place. Then she stole your disk with all of your research on it, and I watched the whole thing on the security monitor.
Boyd: So Lena doesn't know you saw her take the disk?
Bianca: No, she has no idea. I mean, in fact, she had the nerve to think that I would sleep over with her that night.
Boyd: Cambias must have her so manipulated --
Bianca: Oh, no, Boyd, this has nothing to do with Michael Cambias. Lena knew what she was doing, and I fell for every word.
Boyd: You still love her.
Bianca: After everything she's done to me?
Boyd: Just answer the question. Are you still in love with Lena -- yes or no?

***** (clip e) [Lena discovers that the penthouse has security cameras]

[amc030516e starts]
[Lena for some reason is poking around the security area for the penthouse and realizes that the penthouse has security cams.]
Lena: Oh, my God. Erica's penthouse.
She goes over to the videos piled in the back and starts looking through them.

***** (clip f) [Boyd advises to Bianca to come clean with Lena about the Kane women conspiracy]

[amc030516f starts]
Bianca: Boyd, how can you even ask me if I still love her?
Boyd: Look, it's a simple question.
Bianca: No, it's not a simple question at all. She infiltrated Enchantment and she targeted me -- not my mother, not Kendall -- me. And she looked into my soul and she saw that I was vulnerable and lonely.
Boyd: Look, if you're so upset about this, why didn't you just throw the tape right in her face, let her know that she's not fooling anybody?
Bianca: I can't do that. She'll tell Michael.
Boyd: And so, what, you're just going to play along? Act as if nothing happened? Let her get close to you? Come on.
Bianca: You know what? I am Erica Kane’s daughter. This is in my blood.
Boyd: Bianca, you can't lie about this, ok? You're not capable of it. Lena's going to know, and then when this whole thing explodes --
Bianca: Oh, and then what? What is she going to do? She's going to kill me? She's already done that.

***** (clip g) [Lena figures out that Bianca knows that she broke into the safe]

[amc030516g starts]
Flashback Lena: Anyway, the question isn't why I was leaving, but why I stayed. Bianca, I stayed for you.
Flashback Bianca: Um, you know what? We should, ah, we should really get going because my Uncle Jack [dissolve back to closeup of Lena in the security room as the rest of Binks' line plays in voiceover] and my mom are gonna be back really soon and they're definitely gonna want their privacy.
Lena: She knows. Bianca knows.

***** (clip h) [Bianca admits to Boyd she still loves Lena; Lena comes to Bianca's room]

[amc03056h starts]
Boyd: Well, I guess that answers my question. You still love Lena.
Bianca: Well, I can't just turn my feelings off. And I don't hate people that easily, but I am trying.
Boyd: Yeah, well, don’t. Ok, give it up because it's not in you. Look, Bianca, you're a giving and generous person, and Lena took advantage of that. But don't let her take that away from you.
Bianca: All right. So what would you do?
Boyd: Confront her, give her one last chance to explain.
Bianca: No. Boyd, nothing can explain what she did.
Boyd: Ok, maybe not. But if you still think there's a chance for you and Lena to be together, I'd go for it.
Bianca: You're a lot stronger than I am.
Boyd: Oh, no. No way.
Bianca: It's... late.
Lena: Not too late, I hope.

***** (clip i) [Kendall apologizes to Erica for being her rape baby and the ladies bond together by plotting against Michael (no Lena)]

[amc030516i starts]
Kendall: No, you're right. I wasn't raped. It didn't get that far because of you.
Erica: Look, I shouldn't have snapped at you like that. I -- it's just that you --
Kendall: I wasn't -- I wasn't saying that what happened to you wasn't horrible. Look, Erica, I am -- I am so sorry for what Richard Fields did to you. I'm -- I’m sorry you weren't as lucky as me. I'm sorry no one was there to stop it and that you were left all alone and no one came in and pulled him off of you. I'm sorry about that.
Erica: It's not your responsibility. You're not responsible.
Kendall: Will there ever be a day when you can look at me and really mean that?
Erica: Right now, we have to focus on and deal with Enchantment and Michael Cambias' latest scheme.
Kendall: Which is?
Erica: After you left the condo, I proposed the possibility of a merger.
Kendall: And Michael laughed you right out of there.
Erica: He proposed a golden parachute, said I could save face if I handed Enchantment over to him without a fight.
Kendall: Ok, what's the catch?
Erica: He wants me to step down and name you as my successor.
Kendall: I'm sure you were appropriately mortified.
Erica: Yes, I was horrified and I turned down his offer, at which time he swore that I would end up with nothing.
Kendall: Well, he thinks he has Boyd’s anti-aging cream. He swears that he's holding all the cards.
Erica: Let's keep it that way, then.
Kendall: How?
Erica: I have an idea.
[Erica dials a phone number]
[phone rings]
Michael: Hello.
Erica: Michael, you two-faced thief.
Michael: Erica, what are you talking about?
Erica: I know you stole my formula. I know everything you're up to, you deceitful pig.

***** (clip j) [Erica accuses Michael of stealing Boyd's formula and Michael sells Kendall out (no Lena)]

[amc0516j starts]
Erica: You think you're going to bury Enchantment? Well, that cream is revolutionary, and that belongs to me.
Michael: I have no idea what you're referring to.
Erica: You were never interested in a merger because you had already taken what you wanted. You took what was rightfully mine.
Michael: Erica, what makes you so sure that I have this precious fountain of youth of yours?
Erica: Because I know you, Michael. Because I know how your twisted mind works. You take whatever you want.
Michael: Well, do you have proof?
Erica: Proof?
Michael: Yes, Erica, proof. You're threatening me, throwing accusations around. I want some concrete proof. Can you -- can you produce it?
Erica: Well, I -- I don't have direct proof.
Michael: Uh-huh. So I’m not exactly sure why you're calling me.
Erica: Look, Michael, we both know that you're guilty.
Michael: Here's what I know. You have two choices, Erica. You keep fighting; I’ll leave you with nothing. You surrender and I'll buy your shares of Enchantment. Think about it, Erica. You could live off that money for a very, very long time.
Erica: Well, I -- I do have one condition.
Michael: Mm-hmm.
Erica: That condition is that you can't replace me with Kendall Hart. Give up Kendall or I keep on fighting.
[Michael chuckles]
Michael: You don't know me very well, Erica. I would never jeopardize this win for your trashy daughter.
Erica: So you accept my condition?
Michael: Oh, absolutely. I'll call a press conference to announce the new agreement.
Erica: So you can rub my face in it -- no, you do that alone.
Michael: No, no, come on, Erica. You'll be there tomorrow with that delicious Erica Kane smile. And you'll have a good time. I know you will.
[Erica hangs up]
Erica: Oh, you are so predictable. Did exactly what I wanted him to do.
Kendall: Did you have to throw in that part about me not taking over Enchantment?
Erica: Oh, Kendall. Look, I just had to make sure that there wasn't one shred of doubt left in you that Michael Cambias would just sell you out at the first opportunity.
Kendall: Do you think I would trust him after everything that just happened?
Erica: I know that it might seem cruel, but I just -- I had to be sure.
Kendall: Wait a minute. Erica, you -- you did this because you care about me?

***** (clip k) [Lena tells Bianca she knows about the security camera and cannot lie about anything anymore]

[amc030516k starts]
Bianca: You should have called before you came over.
Lena: I went back to the office. You weren't there.
Bianca: Uh, wow, you must have just missed me.
Lena: That's what I thought until I... till I saw something for the first time. A security camera hidden in the corner. And then I thought, there must be more of these everywhere. Even Erica's penthouse.
Bianca: You're right.
Lena: You saw me, didn't you.
Bianca: Saw you what?
Lena: Go through your bag.
Bianca: Go on.
Lena: Open the safe, and... steal the disk with the formula. Oh, Bianca, at least please let me --
Bianca: No, I know why you did it.
Lena: No, you don't!
Bianca: Just stop right there, I don't want to hear any more of your lies.
Lena: Bianca, I swear on my mother's life, I will not lie to you. I can't, I love you too much. Please, let -- let me explain everything.

***** (clip l) [Lena tells Bianca about Michael's threats to her mother and tells Bianca she has changed]

[amc030516l-inc1 starts]
Bianca: I don't want to hear it.
[amc030516l-inc2 starts]
Lena: Bianca, listen to me. [amc030516l-inc1 ends] Michael found out about my mother, where she was hiding, everything, and he swore he'd turn her in!
Bianca: Oh, really, did he?
Lena: If my mother gets arrested she will never survive in jail.
Bianca: Well, she won't be the only one behind bars.
Lena: What do you mean?
Bianca: I have you on tape, stealing private property from my mother's safe.
Lena: You wouldn't --
Bianca: I would. I would do anything to protect my mother. Maybe you can relate to that.
Lena: Bianca. You hate me. I can't blame you for that, but... listen, whoever I was in the past, everything changed the moment I met you. For the first time, I experienced something good.
Bianca: Oh, really. Is that why I had to stop you from, ah, leaving the country?
Lena: I did that to protect you, Bianca, you must believe me. Bianca, please remember...
Bianca: Remember what?
Lena: When it was just you and me... that was real. You know it was.
[amc030516l-inc3 starts]
Bianca: Uncle Jack, it's me. Look,
[amc030516l-inc2 ends]I need your help.

***** (clip m) [Bianca tells Lena she can't leave her sight]

[amc030516m-inc1 starts]
Bianca: Thank you, Uncle Jack. I love you too. Good night.
[amc030516m-inc1 ends]
[amc030516m-inc2 starts]
Lena: Thank you.
Bianca: For what?
Lena: For not --
Bianca: Having you arrested? Well, I want my uncle to check out your story before I do.
Lena: It's all true. I promise. So. Will you call me? After you've heard from your uncle?
Bianca: What, do you expect me to just let you waltz out of here?
Lena: What?
Bianca: Lena, I don't trust you and I'm not gonna let you out of my sight until I hear back from my Uncle Jack. So, guess that means that you'll be staying here tonight.



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030516a-inc.mpg (979k; 0:05) Previously on AMC: Lena wants a booty call
amc030516b.mpg (12m; 1:10) Kendall tells Erica she broke into Michael's condo (no Lena)
amc030516c.mpg (10m; 1:03) Alexander tells Michael that Erica asked him to intervene (no Lena)
amc030516d.mpg (3.3m; 0:19) Bianca tells Boyd about Lena and Boyd figures out she still loves Lena
amc030516e.mpg (7.5m; 0:44) Lena discovers that the penthouse has security cameras
amc030516f.mpg (7.8m; 0:46) Boyd advises to Bianca to come clean with Lena about the Kane women conspiracy
amc030516g.mpg (2.6m; 0:15) Lena figures out that Bianca knows that she broke into the safe
amc030516h.mpg (12.9m; 1:15) Bianca admits to Boyd she still loves Lena; Lena comes to Bianca's room
amc030516i.mpg (3.8m; 0:22) Kendall apologizes to Erica for being her rape baby and the ladies bond together by plotting against Michael (no Lena)
amc030516j.mpg (29m; 2:50) Erica accuses Michael of stealing Boyd's formula and Michael sells Kendall out (no Lena)
amc030516k.mpg (10.2m; 1:00) Lena tells Bianca she knows about the security camera and cannot lie about anything anymore
amc030516l.mpg (16.5m; 1:37) Lena tells Bianca about Michael's threats to her mother and tells Bianca she has changed
amc030516l-inc.mpg (16.4m; 1:36) slightly clipped beginning, but brighter clip
amc030516m.mpg (8.8m; 0:51) Bianca tells Lena she can't leave her sight
amc030516m-inc.mpg (8.1m; 0:47) clipped beginning, but brighter clip

The above described clips can also be found on my shared folder on AIM (http://www.aim.com to download). My user name on AIM is kymtaborn. E-mail me with your AIM user name (ktaborn@lightspeed.net) and I will give you access to the shared folder. When you have access, you can right click my user name on your buddy list and then click on get file. That should get you into the shared folder. If you have problems, then tweak your firewall. The downloads are slow because it has to go through the AIM filter AND often there are a lot of people downloading along with you. I apologize for the slow speed but this is the only way that I can distribute the clips at this time.

I am eliciting volunteers to host the clips throughout the web. If you have 5-25megs of space you can lend to this project, please let me know!



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