Erica was torn whether to promote Lena or
tear her apart for looking at Bianca like 'that'
Lena hoodwinks Erica and has lots of sex with Michael: Lena and Michael are still getting it on; Kendall arrives and Michael hides Lena in a closet; Lena asks Michael if he is getting attached to Kendall; Lena informs Erica that Kendall and Michael are doing it; Erica wants Lena to lay the groundwork for a poison pill, an anti-hostile takeover strategy; Lena tells Michael about Erica's plan
From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030311.htmlKendall continues to fall for Michael, unaware he is just using her. Michael assures Lena that he will give Kendall the boot once he gets what he wants from her. Boyd questions Erica about Lena and fears Lena may end up hurting Bianca. Erica assures Boyd that she has Lena under control. Kendall almost catches Lena and Michael in bed together. Lena alerts Michael to Erica's next move. Michael and Lena scheme to sabotage Enchantment.
From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/library/recaps/2003/bl20030311.htmKendall tells Michael the necklace is so cool, and she's got to keep on doing whatever she did to deserve it and him! We see Michael in bed with Lena (literally!) as he speaks to her, and asks if he's going to see her tonight? They set a date, and Kendall hangs up...
Boyd pokes his head in and asks if she can spare a minute, but Erica tells him this is not a good time. Nonetheless, Larraby comes into her office and tells her it's about Lena. He asks how much she really knows about her, and Erica says she's one of the smartest hires she's ever made, and her hiring skills are impeccable! Boyd agrees, "Impeccable, but not infallible." Erica suggests if there's something he thinks she should know about Lena, he should just say it. Boyd tells her he's not one to gossip, but he doesn't want to see Bianca get hurt. Erica asks if he's saying that Lena might hurt Bianca romantically, and he admits he doesn't know for sure, but he gets this strange vibe when she's around Bianca. He can't put his finger on it, but it's like she's playing Bianca, and him. Erica insists that from everything she's observed, Lena and Bianca have a very good working relationship, and only a working relationship. Boyd repeats that it's just a gut feeling, and Erica says she does appreciate his concern for Bianca, but Lena's work has been exemplary, and her strategy to counter the Cambias attack was inspired. She thanks him for the heads up, but doesn't think it's necessary, "Believe me, if Lena Condera were up to something, I would definitely know about it." Boyd leaves, and the smile leaves Erica's face...
As things heat up between Michael and Lena again, he says he's sorry the phone call interrupted them. Lena suggests he show her how sorry he really is! Cambias starts to do just that, but their intimate moment is interrupted when Kendall comes to the door! She knocks again and calls out, "It's me - I've got a surprise for you, sexy!" Michael leads Lena to the closet as he tugs on a robe before opening the door. Lena listens as Michael notes that this is a surprise, and Kendall exclaims that this day is full of surprises! She produces a bag from the gift shop and tells him this is massage body oil; as his reward for being so wonderful to her, she's going to be his personal masseuse. When Michael admits he wishes she had called first, she apologetically asks if he's jet-lagged? Did she wake him up? When he says not exactly, she asks why else he would be in bed in the middle of the day? She thinks he looks a little flushed, and asks if he's sick? Cambias retorts that the thought of hot massage oil has him spiking a fever; Kendall says that fever is curable, and suggests they get into bed and see if they can spike it a little higher? Michael regretfully says he's got to turn her down. Kendall says he's been acting really weird, like a pod man, since she came to the door, "You want to tell me what's really going on here?" Michael smoothly says that what is going on is that he'd like to spend the rest of the day in bed with her, but all this time he's been spending here in Pine Valley with her is costing his company money. Kendall admits she didn't even think about that; Michael agrees it's cost him, but it's been well worth it. He adds that one of the things he loves about her is her guileless impulsiveness, but work beckons. Kendall agrees that she should go back to work, but Cambias suggests she go down to the bar and wait for him; he'll speed through this conference call, and then they can have lunch and continue costing his company money! Kendall laughs and agrees it's a date. She kisses him goodbye and leaves, and Michael goes immediately to the closet. Lena comes out with a smile on her face and tells him he's made real progress. Michael takes her in his arms as he says not nearly enough. They go back to bed and resume what they were doing before the interruption.
As they get dressed, Lena notes that Michael feels some attachment for Kendall, but he insists he's got her right where he needs her. "And once she's served her purpose?" Lena asks, and Michael coldly replies, "I'll throw her away." Lena likes that answer and kisses him, but Michael's face shows us something else...
Lena comes to Erica's office and says she has news about Michael Cambias. Erica asks her to sit down and tell her, "Don't keep me in suspense!" Lena tells her it seems that he and Kendall are once again an item; they've been spotted at the Valley Inn, specifically in Michael's hotel room. Erica says Kendall's at it again, and wonders what's in it for Michael? Lena says she's young and beautiful; Erica agrees, but feels that Michael mistakenly thinks Kendall will lead him to her, and she's just a diversion. Lena smiles knowingly as Erica says Michael's main interest is getting a toehold in her company, but he'll learn that Kendall can't get him any closer to Enchantment. Lena brings up the counter leak they planted, and Erica says she did it brilliantly! Lena suggests that she call Harold again, saying that he's interested in anything having to do with the name Cambias. Erica smiles as she says she never underestimates the power of the press, but now it's time to do something more drastic, something fast-acting and permanent. "Like what?" Lena asks, and Erica tells her, "Like poison." Lena laughs that Michael and Kendall might be guilty of corporate espionage, but that hardly seems to warrant a death sentence! Erica doesn't think Kendall is involved in the corporate espionage, but the type of poison she's talking about is a business salvo. Lena asks if she means the poison pill, a device used to prevent hostile takeovers? Erica says yes, and she is counting on her. Lena smiles sweetly as she assures Ms. Kane that this company will remain in the right hands, "Yours." Erica gets a call, and tells Michelle to put it through. She says she's trying to reach Chris Stamp - they had a lunch date. She listens and exclaims, "Chris is where? With Jack Montgomery?" She tells Lena they will continue this later, and dashes out the door.
Lena calls Michael, who is now in the bar with Kendall. She tells him she thought he'd want to know that Erica is developing a poison pill strategy to counter his efforts. Michael gently strokes Kendall's hand as he says she knows what to do. "Consider it done, lover," Lena tells him. Michael hangs up and smiles as he looks into Kendall's eyes.
From Soap Slut
Previously on All My Children
Greenlee was determined to meet her mystery emailer.
Erica cheated on Chris with Jack.
Jack hired Aidan to investigate Chris.
The ***hat was ****ing Lena in addition to Kendall...
Kendall continues to gush to The ***hat about the ugly necklace. The ***hat continues his caressing of Lena. Kendall decides to go surprise him with a midday quickie. Mia and Smoan are surprised that Kendall managed to remain at work for ten whole minutes. I swear, if it wasn’t because she was the one that keeps them in the building, I bet they’d boot her lazy ass to the curb SO quick. Meanwhile, I think Kendall got dressed in the dark again. Peach shirt. Purple skirt. No more words are necessary...
...Boyd comes in and wants to talk to Erica about Lena. He’s worried about her on Bianca’s behalf.
The ***hat and Lena continue to grope and suck face. They’re talking a little bit, but I’m too busy staring at his butt to pay attention. Kendall comes a-knocking on his door...
...Boyd confesses to Erica that Lena gives him the wiggens. Erica pooh-poohs Boyd’s concerns. Once he leaves, she looks thoughtful like she might be worried after all. But who knows?
The ***hat stashes Lena in the closet. I’m sure there’s a joke here somewhere about Lena in a closet, but it escapes me at the moment. I’m sure you all can make your own fun. Kendall bounces in all perky. Lena stifles her snickers at how clueless she is. You know, I just noticed how many storylines currently hinge on the ignorance of a lot of main characters.
Kendall picks up on The ***hat’s reluctance for sex and concludes that he’s jetlagged. Or sick. Which is why she thinks he was in bed in the middle of the day. But then she decides that he’s acting a bit TOO weird and wants to know what’s really going on with him....
The ***hat says that his continued stays in Pine Valley are costing his company money. He tells Kendall to wait for him down in the bar while he irons everything out with a “conference call.”
Lena comes out of the closet (Bianca wishes!) and she and ***hat make the two-backed beast thing again...
Lena is curious if The ***hat is becoming attached to Kendall. He begs to differ. He says that he’s got her right where he wants her. “And when she’s served her purpose?” Lena inquires. “I’ll throw her away,” he declares. But he looks a little conflicted as he says it...
Lena arrives at Enchantment with news for Erica that Kendall and The ***hat are definitely doing it. She reports that the two have been spotted at the Valley Inn. Erica thinks that ***hat is trying to get at her company through Kendall but that he’s a fool for thinking that tactic would accomplish anything. Erica has a new idea: poison...
The poison Erica has in mind is a anti-hostile takeover strategy called a poison pill. She tells Lena to lay the ground work...
Lena calls The ***hat as he sits with Kendall. Lena informs him of Erica’s poison pill strategy. He’s not surprised about it and tells Lena that she knows what to do.
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***** (clip a) [Clip of Michael and Lena in bed on the Previously on]
Previously on "All My Children"
Simone: "You smile, but there's no happiness. I long to take away your pain."
Greenlee: He knows what I'm going through.
Simone: So what are you going to do about it?
Greenlee: I'm going to meet him.
Erica: I cheated on Chris with Jack.
Aidan: Chris Stamp? That's who you want me to go after?
Michael: I cannot wait until you're back in my arms again.
***** (clip b) [Boyd begins to tell Erica's his concerns about Lena (Lena mention)]
Boyd: Erica, can you spare a minute?
Erica: Oh, Boyd, this is not a good time.
Boyd: It's about Lena.
Boyd: Yeah. How much do you really know about her, Erica?
Erica: She's one of the smartest hires I've ever made, and my hiring skills are impeccable.
Boyd: Impeccable, but not infallible.
Erica: Look, Boyd, if there's something you think I should know about Lena, please, just say it.
Boyd: Look, I'm not one to gossip, but at the same time, I don't want to see Bianca get hurt.
***** (clip c) [Michael shows Lena how sorry he really is]
Michael: By the way, I'm sorry about the phone call.
Lena: No, you're not.
Michael: Oh, I am, because it interrupted us.
Lena: Well, show me how sorry you really are.
[Knock on door; it's Kendall]
***** (clip d) [Boyd suspects Lena is up to no good with Bianca (Lena mention)]
Erica: Boyd, are you saying that you think Lena might hurt [amc030311b-inc] Bianca romantically?
Boyd: I don't know for sure. I mean, I don't have any proof or anything.
Erica: Well, then why did you bring it up?
Boyd: Because I get this strange vibe when she's around Bianca.
Erica: What kind of vibe?
Boyd: It's something. I mean, I can't put my finger on it, but it's like she's playing Bianca and me.
Erica: Boyd, from everything I’ve observed, Lena and my daughter Bianca have a very good working relationship, and only a working relationship.
Boyd: Like I said, it's just a gut feeling.
Erica: Well, thank you. I appreciate your concern for my daughter Bianca. I really do, but suffice it to say, Lena’s work has been exemplary. Her strategy to counter the Cambias attack was inspired.
Boyd: Look, I just thought I’d give you a heads-up.
Erica: Thank you. Really, thank you, but I don't think it's necessary. Believe me, if Lena Kundera were up to something, I would definitely know about it.
***** (clip e) [Kendall interrupts Michael and Lena (Lena seen)]
Kendall: Michael, it's me. I've got a surprise for you, sexy.
[Michael puts Lena in the closet]
Michael: Oh, Kendall. This is a surprise.
Kendall: Well, the day's just full of them. First your gift, and now this.
Michael: What is this?
Michael: Let's see here -- bamboo forest massage and body oil.
Kendall: Yes, I got it in the gift shop.
Kendall: It is your reward for being so wonderful to me. I am going to be your personal masseuse. You just tell me where it hurts, and I'll make it all better.
Michael: Well, actually, I wish you'd called first.
Kendall: Oh. Oh -- oh, God, Michael, I'm sorry. You're jet-lagged. I'm sorry. Did I wake you?
Michael: Um, not exactly.
Kendall: Oh, Ok. Well, then why else would you be in bed in the middle of the day, unless you're sick -- are you sick? I mean, you do look a little flushed. I'm sorry.
Michael: You and the massage oil have me spiking a fever.
Kendall: Oh. Well, love fever is curable. Why don't we crawl under the covers, get in bed together, and see if we can spike it a little higher?
Michael: I am afraid I have to turn you down.
Kendall: Michael, you've been acting really weird ever since I first walked in the door.
Kendall: Yeah, weird, like, pod-man. You want to tell me what's really going on here?
***** (clip f) [Lena still in closet (Lena seen)]
Michael: What is going on is that I want to spend the rest of the day in bed with you, but all this time that I’ve been spending with you in Pine Valley is costing my company money.
Kendall: Oh, I'm sorry. I -- I didn't even think about that.
Michael: Well, it's Ok. I wasn't focused. I mean, it's costing me, but it's well worth it, believe me. It's the one of the things I love about you -- your guileless impulsiveness.
Kendall: You love that, huh?
Michael: I do, I do, but work beckons.
Kendall: Right, work. You know what, you're right. I should probably get back to work myself.
Michael: Yeah, Ok. Not so fast, not so fast.
Kendall: Well, you just told me that you have to get back to work.
Michael: I know what I just said. I want you to go down to the bar, wait for me. I'll speed through this conference call, then we'll have lunch, and after that, we'll continue to cost my company money. How's that?
Kendall: All right, it's a date. It's a date.
Michael: Good, good.
Kendall: Ok. Well, you promise you forgive me?
Michael: Oh, what's to forgive?
Kendall: Ooh. Bye-bye.
***** (clip g) [Lena and Michael make small talk]
Lena: Well done, Michael. You've made real progress.
Michael: Not nearly enough.
***** (clip h) [Lena departs from Michael's room]
Lena: You feel some attachment for Kendall, no?
Michael: No. I have her right where I need her.
Lena: And once she's served her purpose?
Michael: [amc030311h-inc.mpg starts] Well, I'll throw her away.
***** (clip i) [Lena rats on Kendall again]
[Knock on door]
Lena: Erica, do you have a moment?
Erica: Lena, yes. Please, come in.
Lena: I have some news about Michael Cambias.
Erica: Well, then, sit down. Tell me. Don't keep me in suspense.
Lena: It seems he and Kendall are once again what you might call an item.
Lena: I gather they've been spotted at the Valley Inn. More specifically, at Michael’s hotel room.
Erica: I see. Well, then Kendall’s at it again. The question is, what's in it for Michael?
Lena: She's beautiful, she's young.
Erica: Yes. Yes, she is, but there are so many young, beautiful women, many of them right there at Fusion. No, I think that Michael mistakenly thinks that Kendall will lead him to me, and Kendall is just a diversion. Michael Cambias' main interest is getting a toehold on my company. Now, eventually, he's going to learn that Kendall can't get him any closer to Enchantment.
Lena: You know that counterleak we planted?
Erica: You planted it brilliantly.
Lena: I could call "The Herald" again. They seem very eager for anything with the name Cambias in it.
Erica: I never underestimate the power of the press, but now it's time to do something more drastic, something fast-acting and permanent.
Lena: Like what?
Erica: Like poison.
***** (clip j) [Erica tells Lena to prepare a poison pill against Michael]
Lena: Michael and Kendall may be guilty of corporate espionage, but that hardly seems to warrant a death sentence.
Erica: Oh, no, I don't for one minute think that Kendall is involved in the [amc030311j-inc] corporate espionage, and,
Lena, the type of poison I’m talking about is a business salvo.
Lena: Oh, you mean the poison pill?
Erica: You're familiar with it?
Lena: Of course. It's a device used to prevent hostile takeovers.
Erica: Exactly. I want you to start laying the groundwork immediately.
Lena: It will be my pleasure.
Erica: I'm counting on you, Lena.
Lena: Rest assured, this company will remain in the right hands -- yours.
Erica: Thank you.
Erica: Excuse me. Yes, Michelle? Oh, yes, yes. Please, put him on. Yes, hello. I am trying to reach your boss. We had a lunch date. Chris is where? With Jack Montgomery. Lena, we will continue this later.
***** (clip k) [Lena reports back to Michael]
Michael: Oh, excuse me.
Michael: Ah, I have to take this. [amc0030311k-inc starts] Cambias here.
Lena: Michael, I thought you might want to know -- Erica is developing a poison-pill strategy to counter your efforts.
Michael: Oh, well, I expected as much. You know what to do.
Lena: Consider it done, lover.
I have the following clips:
amc030311b.mpg (6m; 0:35) Boyd begins to tell Erica's his concerns about Lena (no Lena)
amc030311c.mpg (4.9m; 0:28) Michael shows Lena how sorry he really is
amc030311d-inc.mpg (12.3m; 1:12) Boyd tells Erica he suspects Lena is up to no good with Bianca (Lena mention)
amc030311e.mpg (19.1; 1:52) Kendall interrupts Michael and Lena
amc030311h-inc.mpg (2.1m; 0:12) Lena departs from Michael's room.
amc030311i-inc.mpg (14.3m; 1:24) Lena rats on Kendall again
amc030311j-inc.mpg (11.2m; 1:06) Erica tells Lena to prepare a poison pill against Michael
amc030311k-inc.mpg (3.5m; 0:20) Lena reports back to Michael
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