Whoosh! Not finding her big shiny gun in the prop department, Sosnovska uses this wimpy replacement
Uh-oh. Bianca's girlfriend gots a gun



Lena Kundera
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ALL MY CHILDREN

January 21, 2004


141/2007
(Lena appearance)
040121
Last update: 01/22/04


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



PLAYERS


Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Bianca Montgomery
Maggie Stone




SYNOPSIS

During the defense's opening statement, Livia conjures up in the jury's imaginations all the different murder suspects there are, including Lena with her poison and not so shiny not so big gun.



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2004-05/20040121.html

No Lena mention...oh the humanity!

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20040121r.htm

We see flashes of Erica, Jack and Lena as Livia says it might have been her mother, or an uncle, or any one of the loving friends of Bianca Montgomery, and they may never know who killed Michael Cambias, but by the end of this trial, they will be absolutely certain that Kendall Hart Cambias did not murder her husband-she would never do that! Livia concludes by thanking the jury.

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm2.showMessage?topicID=47.topic

Bianca summons Kendall over so they can make out—heh. If only. No, it’s to tell Kendall that she’s got something buried in her subconscious that could exonerate her but mean trouble for someone else. Gee, Bianca, could you vague that up for me just a bit more? Binks also happens to be wearing a hideous polka dot sweater. The dots are huuuuge and red, except for two that are brown and one that is black which are just randomly placed amongst the red ones. So very odd...




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/.

TODAY ON ALL MY HIDDEN CHILDREN:

  • Fugly Purple Monstrosities are the new black.
  • Bianca does Psycho.
  • Jack crams.
  • Ryan is a Neanderthal who shall never be recapped again.
  • I reserve the right to take that back – the recapping bit, not the "Ryan is a monkey’s *ss" bit.
  • Erica swears on Crichton.

The Set-Up – For her courtroom debut – debut? Whom am I kidding? – Erica wears Satin of Purple Evil, an Easter Egg Sash and the skirt stolen from the Liberty Bell.

Jack: "The burden of proof is on the prosecution."

Aww, Jack: you studied last night, didn’t you?


Portia Was A Scout – The optical illusion balls on her shirt try their best, but I can still find Bianca’s rack – not that I’m looking for it.

I could tell you that Bianca wants to remember "it" and Kendall wants her to stop looking for "it," but I’m just going to skip ahead to the SisYay because, first of all, it’s the only decent Yay on the show and, secondly, if I had a sister, that’s not the way I’d walk her to the door. I may be on a sled bound for hell, but the flirty walk to the door is not a figment of my imagination like, say, thirty-two people’s belief that Bianca can’t wait to hold hands with…you know.


Jack’s Office - Jack and Erica play a game: he pretends her shirt doesn’t horrify him and that she knows what electricity is and she pretends to love the Fugly Purple Monstrosity he gave her when they got engaged and not to have mistaken the twinkle lights for actual stars – and then Jack drops to his knees.

It’s the shirt, isn’t it? It reminds you of Barney!

Erica: "Oh my god Jack: are you proposing?"
Jack: "No, I got down to my knees so that you and I can finally see eye-to-eye about something."


Bwah! And sniff! BwahSniff!

Jack: "Please, please: will you marry me?"
[…]

Erica: "I’m sorry Jack, but this is just too sudden. I know a thing or two about keeping secrets: I know you’re keeping one from me."

What? Sudden? You’ve been together since dinosaurs roamed the earth! And, Erica, salt in my wounds: whatever Jack’s secret might be, I’m willing to bet it’s not half as horrendous as you keeping a daughter from him.


The Courthouse – These scenes make my head explode, so I’ll just say this: had the Commonwealth’s opening statement been delivered in an actual courtroom, the Judge would have kicked it to the curb and called a taxi to run over it. Livia’s opening sounded as if someone had, at some point, used a procedural book for a coaster and was therefore slightly better - but barely: I’ll accept it only because MarineSacOfPotatoes!Lena and the resealable flap bug poison were in it.

Speaking of which: where the hell is Lena? She promised she’d stand by Kendall and now she’s, what, at home eating Doritos, burping and taking a nap?


Jack’s Office - Jack turns the twinkle lights back on – because they represent hope! And happiness! And electricity!

Jack: "Every day that I don’t spend with you is a wasted day and every night that I spend with you is a wonderful, wonderful dream and every night that we spend apart is sleepless torture."

Aww, Erica is a sleeping pill!

Jack: "Second piece of evidence. […]…It’s the engagement ring I gave you and you’re still wearing it: why?"
Erica: "Self-defense: I could knock out any attacker, just like that."


You’re not kidding: that thing is big and ugly enough to knock out an elephant.


The Courtroom - Lt. Perry tells Alan that Reverend Freddy got away.

Alan: "I need him on that stand or I’m gonna end up looking foolish."

Dude, you look foolish just standing there: what are you, a massive forehead?


The Last Scenes – In Jack’s office, Erica finally accepts Jack’s proposal; she tries to cry, but only manages a sniffle and a grimace.

At the hospital, Dr. Maria asks Edmund to wake up – and he does - because medicine? It’s for heretics.


TOMORROW ON ALL MY CHILDREN: Tad wants Babe and Krystal to trust him; Brooke and Edmund chat; Greenlee and Mia want to expose Kendall; Ryan testifies for the prosecution.





COMMENTARIES

From Golfnutinus
Why is Lena not at the trial????? She left to go to the court house on Tuesday. It must have been a long drive.

From Kym
I fear Lena has driven into the... TWILIGHT ZONE.

From runamc20
Lena and Maria are the only 2 women in Pine Valley who actually go to work. Trouble is, we never see Lena unless she's in the studio apartment from hell where it appears she has taken up semipermanent residence status when she's not sleeping in the hallway.

From Kym
Lena's last extended absence was started by Maggie telling Bianca that Lena 'went home" (which was rather bizarre because the blossoming triangle was still in the midst of some intense stuff -- I guess Lena just got tired and decided to take a breather and go home -- wherever the heck that is!).

The previous extended absence to that was where Lena told Bianca IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT that she had to "get to work". Made me wonder what Lena was working at! If you remember, that was the night, because after Lena "went to work", Bianca immediately went out to the docks to watch the river being dragged for Lena's gun and saw Aidan...and it must have been midnight because the other characters were doing nighttime stuff...anyways...which then begs the question why was the PVPD dragging a river in the middle of the night????

Hmmm, and that reminds me, Aidan looks pretty good in a peacoat.

Anyways, I know the answer...Pine Valley is ALREADY in the Twilight Zone



PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

Some cast members gathered at the hospital.
Edmund::::It's about time someone showed up. I was beginning to wonder if I was still alive:::::
Tad: So Edmund, how's it going? I know we haven't been close in recent years but you're still the best partner I ever dressed in drag with.
Maria: It was nice of you to come Tad.
Tad: Don't mention it. Any break from the Babe storyline is a treat for me.

Meanwhile in the waiting room......
Greenlee: PFKAJP, what are you doing here?
PFKAJP: I am waiting to see if Edmund will awaken. Besides, they no longer put up my hotel room set anymore. In my country that is a sign that you are no longer on the A-list cast.
Greenlee: Hmmmm, now that you mention it, I haven't seen my apartment in months. I'll bet it's Kendall's fault somehow. Now I'm going in to see Edmund.
Ryan: I'll stay here and harass PFKAJP. I want you to stay away from Greenlee.
PFKAJP: You have told me this before.
Ryan: And I'll probably say it a few hundred more times. You know how dialogue goes on this show.
Tad: Don't listen to him PFKAJP. Let me sit here for a couple of episodes and give you advice on women.
PFKAJP: You are a good friend to care so much about my happiness.
Tad: Actually I'm just trying to delay the inevitable. I see from the previews I'll be back in the Babe storyline by tomorrow.

Greenlee: How is Edmund?
Maria: I think he's improving. His EEG is showing signs of increased conciousness.
Greenlee: That's great. So I'm still not sure what to do about PFKAJP. Sometimes I think I should be with him and other times I think I should be with Ryan.
Maria: Strange - Edmund's EEG is deteriorating.
Edmund:::::Can you blame me? That's not the storyline to be talking about in front of someone who's in a coma:::::::
Ryan: Let me try. Edmund, remember that time when I found you talking to Maria's picture? You were in the middle of that awful Alex Devane storyline and you were telling her about how you had to wear the donkey's head.
Edmund: ::::Thinking about that storyline could cause me to flatline. Don't they have rules about visitors here in the ICU?::::::

Later:
Maria: Edmund, look at this. It's the picture Sam and Maddie drew for you. There's you on the bed. There's me bringing you a couple of cantelopes - oh wait, that's just me. There's the angel of death lurking in the corner. Come on Edmund, open your eyes.
Edmund: :::gack:::::
Maria: Oh Edmund:::sob:::sob:::sob::::You're awake!
Edmund: :::gick:::::
Maria: I was so afraid I'd lost you. :::sob:::sob:::sob::::
Edmund: :::guck guck::::
Maria: Will you be quiet? I'm working on my Emmy reel scene and you're distracting me. :::sob:::sob::::Oh Edmund.:::sob:::sob:::::

Kendall went to see Bianca.
Kendall: What's wrong? Why did you call me over here?
Bianca: I think I know something that could help you.
Kendall: What?
Bianca: I don't know.
Kendall: So you might know something that could help me but you don't know what it is?
Bianca: That's right.
Kendall: I have no hope , do I?
Baby: Actually she may have blocked out something about the murder - something that could clear the accused if only she could remember. I find all this strangely reminiscent of the Frankie storyline but hey, maybe that's just me.
Kendall: I think you should just rest and think of names for the baby.
Baby: I'm still pushing for Lizzie. I'm not sure why. Someone keeps putting the thought in my head.

Erica went to Jack's office.
Erica: I'm just not hopeful about the future.
Jack: Maybe this will change your mind.
Erica: Plane tickets? You're trying to get me out of the country?
Jack: Now I need to ask you a question. Will you marry me?
Erica: Oh Jack, this is so sudden.
Jack: Sudden? How many years have we been doing this? We need to get married Erica. We're not getting any younger - well, at least I'm not.
Erica: I guess you're right. But we don't seem to have much luck with being engaged.
Jack: This time will be different.
Erica: I hope so. I mean, what are the odds that you'll have another long lost child pop out of the woodwork or that I'll have another cremated old lover come back from the dead. So where's my ring?
Jack: You're still wearing it.
Erica: Oh Jack, that was from our last engagement. How am I supposed to keep track of which engagement we're on if I don't get a different ring. Men don't understand anything about jewelry etiquette.

Opening arguments began in Kendall's trial.
Alan: The prosecution plans to prove that Kendall shot the repulsive slug...er the victim in cold slime...er blood and then froze his disgusting corpse.....er body to hide the traces of her crime. We plan to present black and white flashbacks showing the defendant shooting Michael and call witnesses who may throw hissy fits on the stand but who will show that Kendall Cambias is guilty of murder.
Livia: The prosecution doesn't have a case. We can show black and white flashbacks of our own showing half of the cast shooting Michael. We will prove that Michael was still alive and in Las Vegas when the prosecution says he was dead. And the most compelling piece of evidence in our favor - the Pine Valley Police Department arrested Kendall. Now I ask you ladies and gentleman of the jury - has the PVPD ever arrested the right person? That alone should prove that my client is innocent.



LENAVERSE



Maybe if I keep on doing this, the plot might move forward...


Stuck in a vicious temporal loop, Lena puts the spiked pills in Michael's cupboard again






QUOTES

Livia: We will show you that on the night the prosecution claims that Michael Cambias was killed several people had set revenge plots in motion. They wanted him to pay for the brutal rape of Bianca Montgomery, either by ingesting a drug formulated to render him impotent or by poisoning his medication . The plots against Michael Cambias' life were numerous, violent, and well documented. All the imagining that the prosecution wants you to do -- it's just that -- imagining. So you might as well imagine any number of people knocking on Michael Cambias' door that night. If he had a visitor, perhaps it was a man whose life's work, a chemical formula worth millions of dollars, was stolen by Michael Cambias. Or perhaps it was one of the people who was enraged by Michael Cambias' raid of their companies, or perhaps it was someone who was outraged that Michael was on the loose after his vicious attack on Bianca Montgomery. It might have been her mother or an uncle -- or any one of the loving friends of Bianca Montgomery. We may never know who killed Michael Cambias. But by the end of this trial, you will be absolutely certain that Kendall hart Cambias did not murder her husband.



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Lena is part of the defense's strategy flashback]

Livia: The prosecution will present a very specific timeline of events to support their estimate of the time Michael Cambias was murdered. But I will show you that that timeline was manipulated by Ryan Lavery so that he could gain control of the Cambias fortune. The state's entire case rests on that trumped-up timeline. In order to railroad my client for the murder of Michael Cambias, they need you to believe that Michael Cambias' body was in that meat locker at the exact time that a very much alive Michael Cambias was in Las Vegas marrying my client. How do they solve that problem? Well, Mr. Singer has stated, despite evidence to the contrary, that their marriage is not legal. My client is also pregnant by her husband, but that doesn't fit their scenario either. So Mr. Singer has stated incorrectly and without a single shred of evidence that my client is not pregnant by Michael Cambias. Their case is built on "suppose" and "what if" and wild accusation. But Kendall hart Cambias did not murder her husband. It makes you wonder who did, doesn't it? He was a well-hated man. He made enemies everywhere he went -- in his business, in his private life. We will show you that on the night the prosecution claims that Michael Cambias was killed several people had set revenge plots in motion. They [amc040121a-inc2 starts] wanted him to pay for the brutal rape of Bianca Montgomery, either by ingesting a drug formulated to render him impotent [flash to david and ek in condo with flask] or by poisoning his medication [flash to LENA putting pills in cupboard]. The plots against Michael Cambias' life were numerous, violent, and well documented. All the imagining that the prosecution wants you to do -- it's just that -- imagining. So you might as well imagine any number of people knocking on Michael Cambias' door that night. If he had a visitor, perhaps it was a man whose life's work, a chemical formula worth millions of dollars, was stolen by Michael Cambias [flash to boyd]. Or perhaps it was one of the people who was enraged by Michael Cambias' raid of their companies [flash to palmer/adam], or perhaps it was someone who was outraged that Michael was on the loose after his vicious attack on Bianca Montgomery [flash to reg]. It might have been her mother [flash to ek holding gun] or an uncle [flash to UJ] --
Michael: Don't be stupid.
Livia: Or any one of the loving friends of Bianca Montgomery [flash to LENA holding gun on him]. [amc040121a-inc2 ends] We may never know who killed Michael Cambias. But by the end of this trial, you will be absolutely certain that Kendall hart Cambias did not murder her husband. She would never do that. Thank you.
[Gallery murmurs]



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc040121a-inc2.mov (7.5m; 1:13) Lena is part of the defense's strategy flashback



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