Whoosh! Does this mean I get to act opposite human beings now?
Lena is very very happy to hear of Michael's
timely death directly from another person


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

September 26, 2003


101
(Lena appearance)
030926
Last update: 09/26/03


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FASHION POLICE
PARODY
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Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Dr. Dave




SYNOPSIS

Lena is a bit too enthusiastic over Michael's demise



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030926.html

Lena is relieved when David informs her of Michael's death as it means Bianca will never have to fear Michael again.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030926r.htm

David tells Lena she looks better than the last time he saw her. When she asks how soon she can be discharged, David tells her not to rush itóyou donít chow down on poison and expect to just walk out of the hospital! Lena sighs that she already got the lecture from Kendall. David looks at her chart as he says she should be glad she didnít succeed or she might have ended up in Hell, right behind Michael Cambias. He realizes she hasnít heard and says Cambias is dead; they just found his body. Lena smiles slightly as she says that took long enough! At Davidís look, she shrugs that sheís just surprised no one tried to kill Michael before and he agrees there is no shortage of candidates for that honor. Lena asks if the police suspect anyone? David doesnít know, but whoever murdered Cambias did the world a big favor. Lena sighs with relief that Bianca will never have to face him again. She knows it will never really be over for Bianca, but at least with him gone, maybe she can begin to reclaim her life. She beams as she says they donít have to worry anymore because Cambias is gone and Bianca is free! Even if she canít be together with her, at least she knows sheís safe. She wishes she could be there to see her face when she finds out, ďIt must be the happiest day of her life!Ē Lena thanks David and they share a smile before he goes...

Aidan says thatís the rubóhe knows that she goes beyond all reason to get what she wants, and doesnít care about the consequences or how it will hurt her. Does she remember that she wanted to get to Erica so badly that she lost Ryan? Kendall nods that was a long time ago. Aidan next brings up Lena, and when Kendall dragged him to the Cayman Islands to clear her of trumped up charges, and when she wanted to avenge Biancaís rape, Michael turns up dead! Kendall asks if thatís it, sheís a killer? Aidan replies that she stood by him when everyone thought he was a killer; she loved Erica enough to keep a secret she didnít want to keep. She tries to hide it, but she is ruled by her heart, and that is a dangerous way to live. Kendall agrees it may be, but if heíll just believe her one more time, she can make it! Aidan sighs and says he believes her.

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm2.showMessage?topicID=40.topic

Lena is quite amused when David informs her about *sscicle. Really, she's only amused that it took so long for someone to off him.




ALL GAY RE-CAP

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

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

TODAY ON ALL MY SUSPECTS:

  • Liza hedges.
  • Lena rejoices.
  • Jack suspects.
  • Bianca emotes.
  • Mary bakes.
  • Simone pulls a string.
  • Kendall gives in.

The Set-Up Ė At Fusion, Mia ropes Simone into working longer than her usual 7 minutes.

At Adamís, Opal, in a sash explosion that matches the flowers on the desk, barges in to reveal that Popsicle is "deader than road kill." You have...a lot of experience with that, do you?

At the hospital, Lena is in a hurry to be discharged; David tells her itís a good thing the bug poison didnít work or sheíd be "in Hell, right behind Michael Cambias." Oh, pfft: Lena would be on the mast as the lookout!

Lena: "That took long enough."

What? Why, what have you heard?

At the penthouse, Bianca says that "Michael couldnít have been killed." A-ha! So you did hide him in your drawers! Not those drawers, Ďcause, you know.

Bianca: "Reggie, they found him. Michael Cambias is dead and they think somebody killed him."

Look into my eyes Reggie, Iím trying to tell you something. Look, Iím making my eyes bigger: can you read me now?

At the warehouse, Popsicle channels Frankenstein and waddles toward Kendall. She flips, I laugh.  Then I sob when I realize Michael was such a good baddie that I miss him.


Fusion Ė After lots of blah blahs on the pros and cons of a relationship, Tad concludes that he and Liza should not be together because she, huh, thinks. Donít let that frown on her face fool you. Also, she once dated bow-tied Alfred. And theyíre tripping over their past as opposed to walking around it.

Tad: "I canít promise you all the things that you deserve, not for the long haul and, for that, I am truly sorry."

Huh, thatís a little sad. Itís a cop out molded by someone who got his *ss kicked after saying "itís not you, itís me," but itís still sad. Liza says they need a "transitional person" for some mindless sex, "that no strings, no frills kind of person that helps you get back on the horse but doesnít ride into the sunset with you." Iím sure the fact that Simone can be seen in the background is purely coincidental.


Adamís Crib - Adam hates Palmer, therefore the fact that the watch his "then-devoted wife" gave him was in Palmerís jet means absolutely nothing. Yeah, it means noting to me, too: theyíre rounding up the ducks and settling into their alibis today so, ya know, come back Monday. Of next year.


The Hospital - Lena recovers by saying that sheís "surprised no one tried to kill Michael before" and that Bianca must be relieved to know sheíll never have to face him again. Yes, unless she has a boy and it looks just like papa.

Lena: "I know it will never really be over for Bianca but, at least, with Michael gone, she can begin to, you know, reclaim her life. David? Biancaís all right, isnít she? I mean, thereís nothing else that happened. If there was, Iím sure you would know."
David: "Lena, if you want to know about Bianca, youíre going to have to ask somebody else. Iím bound by confidentiality."


Surely thereís some sort of winking/knocking/tic system you can work out for this: itís not as if youíre not practically screaming for Lena to ask you about it!

Lena: "Well, we donít have to worry anymore because Cambias is gone, Biancaís free and even if Ė even if I canít be together with her, at least I know sheís safe."

Yesterday, Olga was on SiriusOUTQ (read the transcript here) and, when asked what sheíd like to see in the future for Lena and Bianca, said "I would love for us to get married and raise the baby: I think that would be fantastic because, letís face it, Iím the only one [chuckles] who would be a good enough mother for the child. [Ö]" Hee. My point is this: Lena is just happy to know Bianca is safe now no matter what their relationship might be in the future; Maggie, on the other hand, doesnít seem to be in the mood to share, what with her obsessive possessive thing, so sheíd probably hide Bianca away and straight-hug her till the end of time.

Lena: "I wish I could be there to see her face when she finds out: must be the happiest day of her life."

Oh, itís not a happy faceÖplus, we all know the happiest day of her life was the day after the "spectacular" night, when she tried the grapefruit scrub.


The Penthouse - Bianca fakes a headache to get some alone time with Reggie so she can chat him up about the gun. Sheís worried someone might know about it, but doesnít ask him whether heís used it: wouldnít that be the first question youíd ask? Unless, of course, she used it before she tossed it in the garbage. Anyway, Jack is holding the wall up with his man shoulders, so I guess he's heard the whole thing. Man, you guys are smooth operators, aren't you?  Sade should ballad you out of the scene.


The Warehouse - Aiden stops Lt. Frye from asking Kendall any more questions. What, sheís got nothing to hide: all she did was fake-marry Popsicle, take over his accounts and buy the building in which he was hanging! She had nothing to do with the gun shot wound through the chest, either, Ďcause you know that, if Kendall had pulled the trigger, her hair would be straight now. That also eliminates Lena, because her Big Shiny Gun (Skiffy!) would have lacerated *ssHatís torso. Erica couldnít have done it, either, because shooting a gun would have left her plastered against the wall behind her. That leaves Boyd, David, Maggie, Jack, Reggie, Bianca and Myrtle. And Anna, which would make things interesting, therefore we can cross her name off the list. My money is still on Myrtle.

Jack McCoy arrives at the scene, sans ponytail but looking an awful lot like Tarzanís cousin twice removed. Lt. Frye comments that, whomever killed Cambias "must have had real rage for the man." As opposed to fake rage or as opposed to a frozen food fetish?


Adamís Crib - Opalís mashed peas shirt is in a tizzy because trying to get information out of Palmer was like "milking a pigeon." So, what, youíve gone to Adam to see if a crow will be more generous?


Kendallís Condo Ė Kendall tells Aiden she didnít kill Michael and asks him to believe in her; heís not too keen on that, but still chooses her over terrorists, assorted thugs and biological warfare. Aww, it just melts your heart, doesnít it?


Fusion Ė Tad wonít date Mia because she can beat him up and wonít even ring Myrtleís bell because something tells him "sheís pretty kinky." Heh. Yeah, sheíd have you supine in 2 seconds flat.

Once Tad leaves, Liza tells Mia she doesnít want Tad to be with anyone else. Well, stomp your foot and rope him in with your belt then!


Tadís Pad Ė Why does Tadís bedroom door have a lock and chain? Meh. Maryís there.

Mary: "Tad, Iím desperate and I need someone."

Surely Adamís grant leaves you with enough cash for a gigolo, Mary.

Mary is a good mother, you see, and sheís there to save Greenlee from the evil clutches of that Sub-Continental Snake Charmer, Don Ruiz.

Tad: "Letís just pretend for a moment that I was willing to start digging: thereís still the matter of payment and itís no secret that youíre broke."
Tad: "And itís no secret there are other compensations for services rendered."


SoÖcupcakes then? Splendid.

Tad kicks Mary out and mumbles to himself about Pine Valleyís tradition of attracting "freaks and nymphomaniacs."

Tad: "How do they find me? My luck. I mean, I turn around and thereís a wacko in my bedroom."

Oh, hi Simone.


Fusion Ė Liza is ready "to lay everything on the line to be with Tad." So, this is the other triangle then: Liza and Simone will vie for Tad. This soap gets more modern with every passing day.


Tadís Pad Ė Simone wants what every girl wants: a meaningless, sex-filled non-relationship. Yes, I am consulting the Book According to Megan. You know, I think drugs are the devil incarnate, but I think Megan could benefit from a bong.


The Last Scenes Ė At Tadís, Simone pulls a string and her dress falls.

At Adamís, we learn that, to listen to the news, billionaires keep alarm clocks on their desks. Adam toasts to Popsicle.

At the warehouse, itís body bag time for *ssHat.

At the hospital, Lena is delighted and thanks David. Whuh? Whatís this bliss in the presence of a man?

At the penthouse, Reggie takes out the Black Knight with the White Queen in 5 moves.  You trying to tell me something?

At Kendallís, HetYay! With tongue! Thank god, I was beginning to think straight people had forgotten how to kiss.


NEXT WEEK ON ALL MY CHILDREN: Ryan wants to pin the murder on David; Maggie thinks she should tell the police what she knows; Greenlee has an offer for Kendall; Jamie interrupts Simone and Tadís HetYay.





FASHION POLICE

This commentary is by K. Faygen.

Lena ponders that maybe dating Bianca was not such a good idea afterall.


Lena with a little insect poison hangover


Sometimes a smile is your best accessory.

Lena took those words to heart today upon hearing of Michael Cambias's early demise. The smile of good cheer, and the glimmer in her eye finally eclipsed her pale color and gave a flush of pink to those luscious high cheek bones.

Alas...it was downhill from there as once again, Lena lounged about in the same polka dotted hospital rag she's been wearing for the past three days. By the looks of it, Lena has again shunned the shampoo and conditioner, going for a retro-grunge look.

Thankfully, Lena's dark hair contrasted rather nicely against the sterile and uninspired hospital garb she's been force to wear.

Here's hoping to a speedy recover Lena! With news of Michael's cold blooded murder, there's reason for you to get up out of bed and celebrate.

Rather than a breaking open a bottle of champagne, might I suggest breaking open a bottle of 'Pantene' instead!

Again...zero stars out of a possible five.



PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

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

Tad and Liza talked about their relationship.
Tad: I just think that every time we get too close we get scared.
Liza: Well, you have to admit those angry villagers can be intimidating.
Tad: I don't mean them. I'm just afraid of losing what we've had over the years. I remember back in high school when you were making my sister Jenny's life a living hell :::sigh:::I guess I've been hooked ever since. But I don't want to risk that precious history we share by ...
:::Woooosssshhhhhhhhh:::::
Tad: What was that?
Liza: I think some of the angry villagers just spontaneously combusted. You're right Tad. It's just not the right time for us. Maybe if you go off and have meaningless sex with someone then we can hook up later. Or maybe they'll finally cast your new love interest and I'll be left out again. Either way, I think you should go.
Simone: Meaningless sex? Did someone call my name?

Tad went back home.
Tad: Jinkies Mary, what are you doing here?
Mary: I was one of the choices in the Daytime Dilemma so I had to come. But since I'm here, would you investigate Juan Pablo Ricky Ricardo Generalissimo Francisco Franco for me?
Tad: Why?
Mary: No reason. I just like throwing his name in so Lizzie has to type all those letters.
Tad: Out! You know, you'd think I'd lock my front door so people couldn't come waltzing in here at all hours.
Simone: But aren't you glad you didn't?
Tad: What are you doing here?
Simone: You want meaningless sex. I seem to have been appointed the meaningless sex character. It's odd when you think about it because as far as I know I've been celibate since Frank Hubbard disappeared but I'm the answer to your Daytime Dilemma.
Tad: Works for me....You don't have a crowd of angry villagers trailing you do you?
Simone: No. More like snoring villagers. I'm hoping this may boost my standings.
Tad: It couldn't hurt.

Opal went to see Adam.
Opal: They just found Michael Cambias deader than a chicken with his head cut off. What did you have to do with it and how is my love bug involved?
Adam: What makes you think I'd be involved in anything with Palmer?
Opal: I found your watch on his jet. So just what have you and Palmer been up to?
Adam: I didn't want to be the one to tell you this Opal. You know that old saying "there's a thin line between love and hate"? Well, we've crossed it.
Opal: Are you sure you and Palmer didn't have anything to do with Michael becoming a frozen wafflehead?
Adam: Wait just a minute. I thought you might be involved in whatever Palmer was doing. You were acting suspicious that night at the airport.
Opal: So I was. But now I don't seem to have been in on the plot. Confusing isn't it?
Adam: I think you'd better go home and keep your mouth shut. Don't breathe a word about Palmer and I having a link to Michael Cambias.
Lizzie: So Adam and Palmer killed Michael. I suspected as much.

David checked on Lena at the hospital. David: I see that you're feeling better. If you had swallowed any more rat poison you'd be as dead as Michael Cambias.
Lena: I can see why your bedside manner gets such rave reviews. What do you mean as dead as Michael Cambias?
David: They found his body tonight.
Lena: What took them so long?...Er....I mean what took someone so long to kill him. Yes, that's what I meant to say.
Lizzie: So Lena killed Michael Cambias. I suspected as much.

Jack told Bianca the news.
Jack: Michael is dead. He was murdered.
Bianca: Do you know what this means?
Jack: It means I'm probably going to regret being the DA in the next few weeks.
Bianca: Hi Reggie. Michael has been murdered.
Reggie: I could have told you that.
Lizzie: So Reggie killed Michael Cambias. I suspected as much.
Jack: What do you mean you could have told me that Michael had been murdered?
Reggie: It's been all over the internet. My cousin saw in on a scoop site weeks ago.
Bianca: Why don't you go home Uncle Jack?
Jack: I'll just wait here on the couch until Erica gets home. You go ahead and get some sleep.
Bianca: I can't get any sleep if you're here on the couch. They only put up the bedroom sets about once a month. Oh well, Reggie will keep me company.
Reggie: Right. We can play Clue. I think it was Miss Scarlett in the meat locker with a gun.

Over at the warehouse Kendall was being questioned.
Derek: When was the last time you saw your husband?
Kendall: You mean alive?
Lizzie: So Kendall killed Michael Cambias. I suspected as much.
Derek: How do you think he ended up dead in the warehouse you just bought?
Kendall: Maybe he got locked in by accident just like Lucy got locked in the freezer in her basement.
Derek: Doubtful. Why did you buy this building anyway?
Kendall: Michael told me to. Or at least I think he did. His teeth were chattering the last time I talked to him.
Detective: We're taking the body down now.
Derek: What have you found out.
Detective: He's dead.
Derek: Anything else?
Detective: The way his arms are sticking out makes him look like a dead cockroach.
Derek: Any idea of how he died?
Detective: It looks like he was shot in the chest, though I'm not ruling out poison, experimental drugs, knives in the back, blows to the head, or being melted by salt.



QUOTES

David: You don't chow down on poison and then expect to just waltz out of a hospital.

Lena: I already got the lecture from Kendall.

David: You haven't heard? Cambias is dead. They just found his body.
Lena: That took long enough.

Lena: I mean I'm just surprised someone didn't try to kill Michael before.

David: Whoever murdered Cambias did the world a big favor.

Lena: I wish I could be there to see her face when she finds out. It must be the happiest day of her life.

Aidan: I know, kendall, that when you want something you go beyond all reason to get it. You don't care about the consequences or how it will hurt you.

Aidan: And Lena, when you wanted to save her from trumped charges and you dragged me out to the Cayman Islands to try and clear her name? And when you wanted to avenge Bianca's rape, Michael turns up dead.



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [David tells Lena Michael's body has been found and she is surprised it took so long]

[amc030926a starts]
[entering hospital room]
David: Well, you look better than the last time I saw you.
Lena: Thank you, I feel much better. How soon can I be discharged?
David: Don't rush it. You don't chow down on poison and then expect to just waltz out of a hospital.
Lena: Yes, thank you. I already got the lecture from Kendall.
David: Good, because that's not why I am here. Although you should be happy that you didn't succeed otherwise you might have ended up in Hell right behind Michael Cambias.
Lena: What?
David: You haven't heard? Cambias is dead. They just found his body.
Lena: That took long enough.

***** (clip b) [Lena is happy for Bianca]

[amc030926b starts]
Lena: I mean I'm just surprised someone didn't try to kill Michael before.
David: Well there certainly isn't a shortage of candidates for that honor.
Lena: Do the police suspect anyone?
David: I don't know. But whoever murdered Cambias did the world a big favor.
Lena: The world and Bianca. God, the relief. She'll never have to face him again. Thank God. I know it will never really be over for Bianca, but at least with Michael gone she can begin to, you know, reclaim her life. David?
David: Yeah?
Lena: Bianca's all right, isn't she? I mean there's nothing else that happened? If there was I am sure you would know.
David: Lena, if you want to know about Bianca, you have to ask someone else. I'm bound by confidentiality.
Lena: Yes, of course, I understand it. It's just that I've been so worried.
David: We all have.
Lena: Well, we don't have to worry anymore, because Cambias is gone and Bianca is free and even if I can't be together with her at least I know she's safe. Have you spoken to her about Michael's death?
David: No, not yet.
Lena: I wish I could be there to see her face when she finds out. It must be the happiest day of her life.

***** (clip c) [Adien mentions Kendall's commando trip to the Caymans to clear Lena's name]

Aidan: I know, kendall, that when you want something you go beyond all reason to get it. You don't care about the consequences or how it will hurt you.
Kendall: That's not true.
Aidan: You wanted to get at Erica so badly you lost Ryan. Remember that?
Kendall: That was a long time ago.
Aidan: And Lena, when you wanted to save her from trumped charges and you dragged me out to the Cayman Islands to try and clear her name? And when you wanted to avenge Bianca's rape, Michael turns up dead. Kendall: So that's it? I'm a killer? Aidan: You stood by me when everyone thought I was a killer. You loved Erica enough you kept a secret you didn't want to keep. You try to hide it, but you were ruled by your heart, and that is a dangerous way to live. Kendall: Maybe. But if you just believe me one more time, Aidan, I can make it. Aidan: I believe you.

***** (clip d) [Lena thanks David for telling her about Michael's death]

[amc030926d starts]
Lena: [Taking David's hand] Thank you.



CLIPS

I have the following complete clips: A, B, D
amc030926a.avi (7.3m; 0:51) David tells Lena Michael's dead and she is surprised it took so long
amc030926b.avi (14.8m; 1:47) Lena is happy for Bianca
amc030926d.avi (4.3m; 0:29) Lena thanks David for telling her

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