Whoosh! Erica is sure she can bring the conversation back around to being about her
Erica finds out that Bianca has
not told Lena about the rape

Lena Kundera

August 14, 2003

(Lena mention)
Last update: 01/02/04

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Erica Kane
Bianca Montgomery
Maggie Stone
David Hayward
Anna Devane
Michael Cambias
Kendall Hart
Greenlee du Pres
Aidan Devane
Mia Saunders
Simone Torres
(no Lena)


Bianca and Erica discuss Lena; Erica, David, and Maggie convince Bianca to report her rape to the police (no Lena)


From The Official Site at ABC.com:

No Lena mention

From About All My Children

Erica insists that Bianca can’t shut herself off from the rest of the world, but Bianca argues that she has her, and she has Maggie, and they are all she needs. Erica wants her to think about what if that’s not enough; she just wants her to be happy and to heal. Erica asks if Lena knows? Bianca says no and she doesn’t want her to. Erica persists, asking if that’s why she broke it off? Bianca doesn’t want to talk about her, and Erica notes that she doesn’t want to talk about anything, or to go to the police, or to press charges. As she pleads with Bianca to let her help her, they hear a knock at the door. Erica promises to get rid of whoever it is. She opens the door to David and Maggie, and asks them to come in; she thanks David for coming to her before he left town, or she wouldn’t have known what to ask. Erica says Bianca has told her the things Maggie’s done for her—she’s been extraordinary!

From Soap Slut

Bianca chooses to ignore Erica’s words and obsessively make the bed. Erica asks if Lena knows, Bianca answers that she doesn’t and refuses to discuss it further. There’s a knock on the front door...

Reggie giggles to Jack, “Ten dollars says she writes ‘J and M forever’ on the wall.” Ha! Just as Jack bemoans his current house helpers, Brooke arrives with an entourage of backburnered characters (but no, Lena isn’t one of them) to help. There’s Joe, CatRuth, Edmund, Mauria, Tad, Boyd and Joanie. Tad and Jack briefly discuss Greenlee so the scene can appropriately segue into the next one.


This all gay recap is by C.K..
Read all the All Gay Re-caps at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheAllGayRecap/.

Coming whenever C.K. sends it to me. I am looking so forward to it. A day without CK's recap is like a day without sunshine. I need my vitamin E, you know. We all do. Yes, I must contain my anticipation. But it's sooo hard.


This parody is by LizzieT.

Aidan woke up on Kendall's couch.
Aidan: Blimey! Whot is that awful smell?
Kendall: Uh....uh....oatmeal.
Aidan: It doesn't smell loik oatmeal.
Kendall: It's Erica's recipe.
Aidan: Kendall, these flowers are poison. Are yew brewing up poison to kill that rotter Moichal?
Kendall: Why shouldn't I? He deserves to die. Lizzie promised me if I poisoned him she'd never make fun of me in her recaps again.
Aidan: Hmm, mighbe if Oi killed im she's stop miking fun of me spotted dick. Yew leave Moichal tew me. Oi'll just pour this poison down the drine.
Kendall: Don't do that!
Aidan: Whoi not? Yew cewdn't really yews this to kill Moichal.
Kendall: I know. But the shower drain is clogged with hair and I could have used it instead of Liquid Plumber.

The other Fusion girls were at headquarters.
Simone: Let's talk some more about our sexiest man contest. It's week 3 now.
Mia: I can hardly believe it. It seems like its been going on for an eternity.
Simone: And it's driving the audience away in droves. Boy, can we come up with ideas on this show or what?
Greenlee: Hi everyone. I'm back at work even though I'm still reeling from my own personal trauma.
Mia: Poor baby. Is there anything I can do for you?
Simone: Or maybe something you can do for us? Like pay the taxes on Fusion.
Greenlee: Don't be silly. I'm rich. Rich people never pay taxes. It's part of how we stay rich.
Mia: But Fusion owed 500,000 in back taxes.
Simone: Until I payed them with the money Liza put in our account.
Liza: I didn't put 500,000 in our account. I only embezzle money like that. I don't invest it.
Mia: I'll bet Michael Cambias put the money in our account. Did you check to see if there were slime traces on the electronic transfer?
Greenlee: Now what are we going to do?
Liza: I'm not sure why this is such a problem. If Michael put the money in our account anonymously then it wasn't a loan. No papers were signed saying that we would repay him or that he was purchasing stock in the company. If we paid the taxes then we're not in trouble with the IRS. How does this make us owe Michael anything?
Greenlee: Don't bother me with details. Let's all go confront Michael. Come on Fusion girls.
Mia: Goody! I love confrontation. ....What's confrontation mean?
Simone: Three girls in high heels and sundresses. I'll bet Michael will be terrified.

Mary came to see Jack at the Habitat House.
Mary: Hello Jack. Have you heard from our precious daughter ....uh....uh...
Jack: Greenlee. She's fine.
Reggie: Hey Mary, hold still while I practice using this saw. I think it might work on your head just fine.
Jack: Reggie, put the saw down.
Lizzie: Psst, Reggie, over here. I know someone you can use the saw on. Come with me.
Jack: Mary, I don't have time to talk to you. This house needs to be finished today. If only a bunch of people without storylines of their own would come and help out.
Brooke: You rang?
Boyd: Hand me a paint brush.
Tad: I brought along some of the angry villagers. They promised to help if I promised to stay away from Liza.
Ruth: I left surgery early today just to help out.
Edmund: Maria and I got out of bed early just to help out. We'll do our share for the community and be nauseatingly happy at the same time.
Maria: Come on Edmund. Help me hammer my nails.
Edmund: OK. But don't you want to work on the construction site first?
Joanie: Is this my last episode before I get written out? If it is can I have one big dramatic scene like maybe a beam falls on my head and I get amnesia or something? I'd like something good to put on my resume.
Shelly: I'd just like to thank all you people for helping to build my home. Frankly I was a little worried about it when the whole crew consisted of a couple of teenagers. Then when the storyline surrounding the house was dropped I really didn't think I'd ever have a place to live. But luckily so many of you don't have any real storylines and were able to be here today to finish the project so thank you one more time. And a special thanks to Lizzie who dug that lovely flower bed in the back yard. It's shaped a little strange - sort of like a grave - but it's the thought that counts.

Anna found Michael in the courtyard.
Anna: You have the right to remain silent.
Michael: What's going on?
Anna: You're being arrested. The boys in cell block C are looking forward to your arrival. In fact they're all looking forward to meeting you personally if you know what I mean.
Audience: :::::breaks into song::::I feel happy, oh so happy:::::


Anna: I'm going to put Michael Cambias in the coldest, darkest cell I can find.

Greenlee: You expect us to thank you?
Michael: Well, only in 500,000 different ways.

Michael: You tried to stall me with the drinks, you decked me with that luggage cart, and you two tried to break into my condo.

Anna: Michael Cambias, you are under arrest.


Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Erica tells Bianca to go to the police (no Lena)]

[amc030814a starts]
[Bianca gasps]
Erica: No, it's all right, sweetheart. I'm here. I'm here, honey. You're all right, baby. You're safe now.
Bianca: Oh, god. Oh, my god.
Erica: Oh, no -- no, baby, look at me.
Bianca: I'm so sorry.
Erica: Oh, honey, don't you be sorry. You have nothing to be sorry about. Nothing. I love you. I -- I just want to help you. Ok? Ok. Would you like a little breakfast? Maybe a little toast and some orange juice? Would you like that? And -- and then, after that, we can call the police and you can tell them --
Bianca: No, no, mom, no police. I don't want to tell them. I can't -- I can't, mom, please.
Erica: Honey, I -- I know how you feel. Believe me, I do. But you have to do this.
Bianca: Why?
Erica: Because I'm not going to let you give in to holding inside all those feelings like I did. No, you have to put this monster away, honey, and I'll help you, sweetheart. I'll help you. We're going to make him pay for what he did to you.

***** (clip b) [Erica asks if Bianca has told Lena about the rape (Lena mention)]

[amc030814b starts]
Erica: Oh, honey. You can't shut yourself off from the world, honey. That would be the worst thing to do.
Bianca: I'm not doing that. I have you and I have Maggie. You're all I need.
Erica: Have you ever thought about what if that's not enough? Have you thought about that? I mean, honey, I just want you to be happy. I just want you to heal. Does -- does Lena know? Bianca?
Bianca: No, Lena -- no, she doesn't know, and I don't want her to.
Erica: Is -- is that why you broke it off with her?
Bianca: Look, mom, this has nothing to do with Lena. I don't want to talk about her.
Erica: Well, you don't want to talk about anything. And you don't want to go to the police and you don't want to press charges.
Bianca: What do you want from me?
Erica: I just want you to let me help you, honey. Please, Bianca.
[Knock on door]
Erica: Ok, look, I'll get rid of whoever that is, ok? I love you.

***** (clip c) [Erica thanks Maggie and David for their support of Bianca (no Lena)]

[amc030814c starts]
Erica: Come in, please.
Erica: David, I really want to thank you for stopping by here before you left because if you hadn't, I tell you, I'm not even sure that I would have known what to ask. God, what he did to her.
David: Erica --
Erica: Oh, no, I'm ok, really. I just -- I just need a moment, that's all. Oh, Maggie. Maggie, Bianca has told me the things that you have done for her. You've been extraordinary, Maggie.
Maggie: Bianca is my best friend in the entire world. I know I should've come to you, but, you know, I promised her that I wouldn't.
Erica: I know. I understand that. But you have been so brave, really something, and Bianca needs your strength right now. Do you understand?
Maggie: Yeah, I know.
David: Bianca.
Bianca: Mom --
Erica: Honey, it's -- it's ok.
David: We're just here to help.
Bianca: Oh, god. You know? Who told him? Why did you tell him? He's just going to make it worse.

***** (clip d) [Erica, Maggie, and David ask Bianca to go to a doctor and to the police (no Lena)]

[amc030814d starts]
David: Bianca, we did not come here to pressure you.
Bianca: Well, that's exactly what you're doing.
Maggie: Bianca, David's telling the truth.
Erica: Honey, listen to David, please.
David: Whatever you want to do, however you want to handle this, that's exactly what we'll do. But, Bianca, you need to be examined. And at the very least, you really need to file a police report.
Bianca: You're not listening to me. I just want to forget that it ever happened.
Erica: But you can't, sweetheart. I'm sorry, honey, but you can't just will it away.
Bianca: Because you won't let me.
Erica: No, sweetheart, because I know. Believe me, I know better than anybody what it's like to -- to keep that horrible image in your mind. And pretending that it never happened really won't make it go away.
Bianca: It could. I just need to try harder.
Erica: Oh, honey, I thought the same thing. I thought that for years. I thought maybe if I just don't say anything, if I -- if I just keep quiet and don't tell anybody, then it would be like maybe it didn't happen. But it was always there. He's always there on every stormy night. He's in my mind. He's in my mind whenever I'm alone. He's in my heart whenever I try to get close to somebody. And every time I try to pretend, pretend that it didn't happen, honey, it was just tearing my life apart. Believe me, I want better for you, Bianca.
Bianca: Mom, it's too late now.
Erica: Of course it's not too late. Don't you talk like that. You are nobody's victim. Nobody's. And least of all Michael Cambias'. So you tell him that. You tell the whole world what he did to you. You take your life back.
Bianca: Mom, what if I can't?
Erica: Of course you can. And I will help you every step of the way. You just have to trust me. Can you do that?

***** (clip e) [Erica, Maggie, and David convince Bianca to report her rape to the police (no Lena) (no Lena)]

[amc030814e starts]
Bianca: Ok. I'll do it. I'll tell the police what -- what Michael did to me.
Erica: Oh, honey. Oh, you are doing the right thing, sweetheart. You are doing the right thing. You are.
David: I'm going to call Anna right now and let her know what you've decided.
Maggie: You are doing the right thing.
Bianca: Doesn't feel like it.
Erica: Oh, Maggie's right.
Maggie: I promise, ok?
David: Bianca, Anna's able to come over right now if you're ready to talk to her.
Bianca: I guess I have to be now.

***** (clip f) [Bianca asks Maggie to be with her during the interview (no Lena)]

[amc030814f-inc1 starts]
Erica: Anna, thank you very much for coming over.
Anna: Well, I wish it wasn't necessary. This is officer O'neal. Is Jackson here?
Erica: No. I think it's enough that Bianca has decided that she will talk to you.
Bianca: All right, I'm ready.
Erica: Why don't we go into the bedroom, then? I think that that will give us some more privacy.
Bianca: You know, mom, you don't need to hear it again.
Erica: Bianca, you don't need to go through this alone.
Bianca: I know, but, actually, it might be easier for me if you weren't there.
Erica: Whatever you say, whatever you want.
Bianca: Would you come?
Maggie: Is that ok?
Anna: Perfectly fine.
Maggie: Yeah.
[Bianca, Maggie, and Anna leave for the bedroom]
[amc030814f-inc1 ends]
Erica: Oh, David, I'm so worried that Bianca is going to see how this is tearing me apart inside.
David: All she sees is how much you love her and how you would do anything for her.
Erica: Are you sure?
David: Yes. You can do this, Erica.
Erica: I hope so.

***** (clip g) [Bianca gives her statement of the rape to Anna (no Lena)]

[amc030814g starts]
Bianca: Michael told me that he needed me to understand him, that I was his last hope. I told him that what he really needed was therapy.
Anna: Is that when you asked him to leave?
Bianca: No. I wasn't direct at first. I -- I suggested that we go to a diner.
Anna: So, then --
Bianca: Um -- it backfired. He knew that I was just trying to put him off.
Anna: And so he got angry.
Bianca: He got angrier. He -- I -- he told me that he was going to leave as soon as the rain had stopped. He wanted to dance before he went, and it was very clear that if I didn't go along with him that he would snap, so I did it. I let him hold me. But he was holding me so tight. And I kept expecting that somebody was going to come home eventually.
Anna: What happened when you stopped dancing?
Bianca: Um -- he told me that he could love me. He -- he said that he needed me to transform him with my love. Well, I mean, that was it. I told him that he was incapable of love, and he called me a b****. And he came at me. And we fought, but I got away. I went to the fireplace, and I picked up a poker, and I hit him with it as hard as I could, and then I just ran. But it was dark. I tripped. I couldn't see anything. And he had locked the door before, and I couldn't get it open. I couldn't unlock it.
Anna: It's ok. Just take your time.
Bianca: That was when he grabbed me. He pulled me onto the couch. He called me a slut, like my mother. He said I was getting what I deserved. I couldn't get away from him this time.
Anna: What happened next?
Bianca: Um -- he pushed me down onto the couch. And I hit my head on the arm of the couch, and then he was on top of me. And his hands were -- he was on top of me, and he was crushing me. I could hardly breathe. And he wouldn't let up.
Anna: Bianca, did you say no?
Bianca: I screamed it.

***** (clip h) [David comforts Erica (no Lena)]

Erica: Michael went after Bianca to get to me. I mean, that's how twisted he is, David. Please, David, just tell me that I can really help to get my daughter through this, because right now --
David: Of course you can. You were magnificent with her just now, Erica.
Erica: Really? You mean that?
David: Yes, I mean it. You know Bianca better than anyone. Whatever she needs, you'll be able to give it to her. Just trust yourself. And if you need anything, anything at all, day or night, I'm there for you, always.
Erica: Thank you, thank you.
[amc030814h-inc2 starts]
[David and Erica hug as Anna enters the room]
Anna: I'm going to put Michael Cambias in the coldest, darkest cell I can find.

***** (clip i) [Erica tells Bianca that she's proud of her (no Lena)]

[amc030814i starts]
Maggie: Ok, you did good.
Bianca: Thanks.
Erica: Oh. I am so proud of you. Because of you, Michael Cambias is going to get exactly what he deserves.

***** (clip j) [Anna arrests Michael for the rape of Bianca (no Lena)]

Greenlee: You expect us to thank you?
Michael: Well, only in 500,000 different ways.
Greenlee: Go to h***.
Mia: Like this was some act of compassion on your part.
Simone: What the h*** are you up to, anyway?
Michael: Well, why don't you tell me what you're up to, huh? You tried to stall me with the drinks, you decked me with that luggage cart, and you two tried to break into my condo.
[amc030814j-inc2 starts]
Aidan: You go anywhere near these women again and I promise you, you will pay.
Michael: Well, why don't you sod off, mate, because there's not a d*** thing you can do about it.
Simone: Oh, Aidan!
Kendall and Mia: Aidan!
Anna: Aidan, don't. Don't.
Kendall: Stop it.
Michael: Well, it's about time.
Anna: Turn around.
Michael: Excuse me?
Anna: Turn around. Put your hands behind your back.
Michael: What the h*** is this about?
Anna: Michael Cambias, you are under arrest.
Michael: For what?
Anna: Rape.
Kendall: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, he did it. No. No.


I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030814a.mpg (18.9m; 1:51) Erica tells Bianca to go to the police (no Lena)
amc030814b.mpg (17.4m; 1:42) Erica asks if Bianca has told Lena about the rape (Lena mention)
amc030814c.mpg (18.3m; 1:48) Erica thanks Maggie and David for their support of Bianca (no Lena)
amc030814d.mpg (26.8m; 2:37) Erica, Maggie, and David ask Bianca to go to a doctor and to the police (no Lena)
amc030814e.mpg (9.9m; 0:58) Erica, Maggie, and David convince Bianca to report her rape to the police (no Lena) (no Lena)
amc030814f-inc1.mpg (11.8m; 1:09) Bianca asks Maggie to be with her during the interview (no Lena)
amc030814g.mpg (39.6m; 3:52) Bianca gives her statement of the rape to Anna (no Lena)
amc030814h-inc2.mpg (2.3m; 0:13) David comforts Erica (no Lena)
amc030814i.mpg (5.6m; 0:32) Erica tells Bianca that she's proud of her (no Lena)
amc030814j-inc2.mpg (5.6m; 0:33) Anna arrests Michael for the rape of Bianca (no Lena)

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