Lena is forced to lie
to the woman she lahvs
ALL GAY RE-CAP
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Crying, Binks confronts Lena, asking if she thought she wouldn't find out about the affair; Lena begs for a chance to explain, then admits that Bianca's right but Lena still can't bring herself to tell Bianca the truth; Lena tells Binks instead that Michael approached her once when she was working at Enchantment and offered her a lot of money to help him take Enchantment down, and that she's been stringing him along in order to try to learn what he's planning to do; Binks accuses Lena of lying to her repeatedly and tries to walk out but Lena grabs her and begs her not to go; Lena tries to convince Binks that she loves her and Binks relents. 1st time Lena tells Bianca "I love you" - gets her no where! But when she says is a few more times in various ways, Bianca relents.
From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030509.htmlBianca confronts Lena after seeing Michael leave her room. Lena spins a cover story and convinces Bianca that she isn't in league with Michael. Bianca is moved by Lena's sincerity about her feelings for her.
From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030509r.htmBianca watches as Michael leaves before knocking on the door. Lena opens it and says she’s crying! She leads Bianca into the room as she insists, “Sweetheart, tell me what's wrong.” Bianca turns as she asks, “Did you think that I wouldn’t find out that you’re having an affair—that you're sleeping with somebody else?” Lena starts to deny it, and insists she’s got it all wrong. Bianca says she knows about Michael Cambias; she knows about everything—that she’s sleeping with him and that she works for him. When Lena says she works for her mother, Bianca says that’s only because Michael placed her there so she could take down Enchantment from the inside. Lena says she won’t deny it—it’s true; she and Michael Cambias have been involved, but not in the way she thinks. He approached her because of her position with Enchantment and offered her a huge amount of money to help him take over Enchantment, and she refused. Bianca asks if that’s the end of her story? Lena says no, he was interested in her even though she refused—on a personal level. Lena agrees he wanted to sleep with her; she wanted to tell him to go to hell, but thought if she strung him along, it would be better for the company—she could stay one step ahead of him. Bianca asks, “So you slept with him for the good of the company? Oh, boy, Lena, my mother's going to love that on so many levels.” Lena insists she was just going to pretend to be interested, but today she told him it’s never going to happen. The last thing she wanted was for Bianca to misinterpret her intentions, and she didn’t want to hurt her. “How stupid do you think I am?” Bianca asks. Lena insists she doesn’t think she’s stupid, but admits what she said about Michael was true. Bianca notes that she’s been lying to her ever since she came to Pine Valley, but Lena insists, “No, I haven't, not to you.” Bianca says all she had to do was smile, pretend to be kind, and she’s so pathetic that she bought every single word! Lena repeats, “It's not what I did, not with you.” As Bianca turns to go, Lena catches her arm, saying she’s wrong, and asking her not to go. Bianca bitterly tells her to just smile or whisper anything in her ear, “You know I’m going to believe you.” She tells Lena to let go of her, but Lena tells her she won’t—she can’t! When Lena says she’s not prepared to lose this, Bianca asks if she means all the cash she’s going to kiss goodbye when Michael finds out that she’s on to her? Lena kneels at her feet as she says for the first time in her life, she’s found someone who’s changed her life; Bianca makes her really, truly happy! Whatever pain she’s caused her, she must be aware of the feelings she has for her. She insists they share the same feelings, and Bianca is all that matters to her, “I love you.” Bianca stares at her, and Lena says she must have felt it! Bianca asks how she can love her and lie to her? Lena insists she’s not lying about the way she feels about her. It’s new and it's incredible, “I don't think I can ever live without it again. Bianca, I love you. I'm not lying about loving you. You must believe me.” Bianca’s eyes fill with tears as she agrees, “I do—of course I do,” and they embrace.
From Soap Slut
Previously, on All My Children
Reggie found Jack dying in the alley, and Joanie witnessed the Thug's possible involvement.
Maggie was stunned when Shambala accused her of cheating.
Mauria realized that Flanders had seen Maddie.
Bianca arrived at Lena's door to find *sshat leaving...
Bianca stands still for a minute as what she just saw sinks in. She finally knocks and Lena comes to the door, immediately alarmed at her girlfriend's condition. Crying, Bianca asks if Lena thought she'd never find out about the affair. As a sidenote, Bianca is STILL wearing her sweats. Let's trace the life of these, shall we? Sweaty yoga exercises, off for sauna, back on to rush to the hospital. Worn all that day until they came off again at Lena's for the unseen sex. Back on AGAIN after showering at Lena's, and then worn to the hospital to meet with Kendall, and back to Lena's again. Apparently the idea of stopping home to change never occurred to Binks. Yuck...
Lena begs for a chance to explain. Bianca recounts all the facts, and much like Kendall confronting *sshat, she has almost all of them right. Lena weighs her options for a minute and then quietly tells Bianca that she can't deny it, it's true...
I really, really hoped Lena might actually tell Binks the truth, because between her and her family, Bianca's pretty much been there, done that in the drama department. Pyromania, anorexia, sister by rape, lesbianism, in love with a crazy girl, in love with a straight girl, Mom the Homophobe, Mom the Baby Stealer, Mom the Husband Stabber, Mom the Pregnant Woman Imprisoner, Mom on Trial, Mom the Fickle Whore ... that's just the tip of the iceberg, and that's not even starting with Kendall. Though I guess Lena wouldn't know any of that. In any case, Lena doesn't tell her the truth. Instead she puts a big spin on things, saying that *sshat approached her once she was working for the big E and offered her a lot of money to help him take down the company. She refused, he got interested on a personal level, and she kept stringing him along to get his plans out of him. Bianca can't believe she's being told Lena slept around for the good of Enchantment. Lena pleads that she listen to her...
Bianca accuses Lena of lying to her repeatedly and using her charm to work her way into Bianca's heart. She starts to walk out, but Lena grabs her and begs her not to go...
Lena tries to convince Bianca that she's finally found someone who makes her happy, something amazing, and she's found it with this relationship. Obviously thawing, Bianca starts to cry. Lena tells her that she loves her...
Lena touches her forehead to Bianca's and asks her again to stay. She loves Binks, and needs her. Bianca finally relents and they share a big, relieved hug...
On the next All My Children
Bianca watches and whimpers as Lena, caught on a surveillance camera, does Bad Things.
Kendall screams at Erica at the Valley Inn.
Aidan promises to help Edmund.
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 AMC:
- Myrtle is hilarious.
- Kendall is on step 4 of her recovery.
- Kendall gets a new nickname.
- Bianca confronts Lena.
- Lena comes clean, sorta.
- Henry is a selfish prick.
- Michael finds out Kendall is playing him.
- Again with the people I don't care about.
Before getting on with the recap, I'll include a blurb on Lena and Bianca published by TV Guide. This is Michael Logan's On Soaps:
ABC promoted the April 23 smooch between All My Children's Bianca (Eden Riegel) and Lena (Olga Sosnovska) as daytime's "first on-screen same-sex kiss." Not quite true. Last year on The Bold And The Beautiful, the wicked Sheila (Kimberly Brown) laid a lip lock on her teen daughter that was distinctly and disturbingly erotic. (B&B is one sick puppy of a show.) But the AMC kiss was still monumental. It did not occur during a steamy date, as one might expect, but rather in a crowded airport (a salute to the famous "coming out" scene on Ellen?). And despite the PR overkill, it somehow managed to be startling and touching - as were the performances of Sosnovska and Riegel. (I'm surprised how soon I've come to care for the duo.) [Yeah, you and me both.] Now if ABC truly has its spine, it'll bring Bianca's "buddy" Maggie (Elizabeth Hendrickson) back into the equation and create the most sensational triangle on TV."
And that explains why I have decided, for a while at least, to expand the recap to include Maggie. You know, just in case.
On with the recap.
Myrtle's Boarding House - Kendall wants to see ChemistBoyd but Myrtle slams the door on her face and says "when pigs fly." Heh. I like Myrtle! The first time I saw her was in Bianca's office last week, when she told Bianca to go after Lena. I was thinking she was giving Bianca good advice, like my grandmother would have. You know, had I seen my Gran more than 5 times in 29 years. Or if she were not the curmudgeon she was. Or, you know, if my own mother didn't despise her.
Outside Lena's Door - Bianca is in the hall, looking lost and sad. She turns to the door and I think she honestly expects it to blow on her face. The door, not...yes, well. She's crying so, when Lena opens the door, she thinks something has happened to her uncle Jack. Lena is not too bright: how long has it been since B******Michael has left your room Lena? 10 seconds? Are you even wondering whether Bianca has seen him? 'Cause I would be. At least she calls Bianca "sweetheart," which is wonderful and, unlike "darling" and "baby," it always, always works.
Bianca, to her credit, comes right out and wonders how Lena could have ever thought she'd get away with having an affair without her finding out about it.
PVU - Maggie and her Professor - who has really gorgeous eyes - are talking about the Midterm. Maggie is not the one who cheated, but decides Henry ought to be the one to implicate himself, so she only says she has proof which will clear her. And that is all I will say about this whole thing. Except for this: have you ever had a teacher who acted like this one? Never in College, Law School or Grad School have I ever seen anyone with this kind of attitude. Granted, I was never accused of cheating, but this is just bizarre. Is this really how it's done, walking away from a student as she is still responding to the accusation? Bad, bad teacher. Great eyes, but bad!
People I Don't Care About Segment - Even though I am skipping ahead, I see a pillow on a girl's face. This is important to someone, I'm sure, but not to me.
Myrtle's Boarding House - Kendall tries to get in again and, this time, she makes it, but not before Myrtle tells her she should bust her fanny with buck shots. Heh.
Lena's Suite - Lena protests that she is not having an affair, but Bianca tells her she has just seen Michael leave the room. Bianca walks to the bed, which is unmade, and the look that crosses her face is heartbreaking. All right, what the h*** has happened here? I’m writing these recaps for the humor, not the heartbreak!
Bianca: "Did you make love to him right here, in the same bed that you shared with me?"
See? How am I supposed to make these recaps funny? Crap. Ok, so Bianca tells Lena everything she knows, which, as far as I know, is all true. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, ok? Lena is still confused and, interestingly, only concerned with dispelling Bianca of the notion that she is cheating on her.
Bianca: "Just don't deny it Lena. God, you've humiliated both of us enough."
Lena: "All right. I won't deny it."
And this is when I think Lena has grown some balls and will come clean, which is so stupid and it just goes to show how utterly ignorant I am in The Way Of The Soaps.
PVU - Henry is with Maggie now; she tells him the professor has just accused her of cheating off of his exam. Henry, because he's a Prince, tells Maggie he will not tell the Dean he was the one who cheated: after all, his medical career is more important than hers. And he's a mama's boy. And I think Maggie broke up with him. Good going Maggie! , go to Bianca, get jealous because she’s with the Tall Sexy Pole and realize that, while you may have told Bianca you're into guys, you're really into her a whole lot more.
FormerlyComatoseJack's Hospital Room - So, lots of people keep on going in and out of it, but I don't care and decide to call KIM Chong-il instead. After all, speaking with a dictator and mass-murderer at least twice a day is a great way to spend my time. And you think I am kidding, but I'm not.
Lena's Suite - Lena is spinning the story of her involvement with Michael. I have no idea if what she's saying is true or not, but I am fascinated by how much she now sounds like Dexter. If you've never watched Dexter's Lab on Cartoon Network, then do: I highly recommend it.
Lena tells Bianca she has rebuffed Michael's advances and asks her "not to do this." Right away I am grateful that the weird, disturbing maternal thing that was going on post Happy Gay Sex the other day is now gone. Lena is chastised, worried, but her concern is not translating into truth: instead, she's creating more lies to cover the original ones. The balls I thought she had grown have been pricked by a needle: turns out they were balloons.
Bianca: "Yeah, sure, you're quite a catch. I've told you that so many times."
Well, she is! She is One With The Sexy, but now she's p****** me off, too. And her lies about stringing Michael along for the sake of the company are so bad. Awful. They're worse than the one I told my mother, when I was 7, about why the food was in a drawer in my room. I think I said something about experimenting with mold.
Bianca: "You've slept with him for the good of the company. Oh boy Lena, my mother is gonna love that on so many levels."
Heh. So did I! That is a great line, and Eden delivered it wonderfully. Lena keeps on going on with the lies, getting more desperate as time goes on, but she is also pointing to the bed, which, if I were in the mood for an in-depth analysis, would be an interesting thing to consider. But I'm not. And Bianca's had enough and leaves asking Lena: "How stupid do you think I am?" Lena, don't answer that. It's the same question as "does this make me look fat?" There is no right answer.
Myrtle's Boarding House - 12StepsKendall is seeking forgiveness: she is now on step 4. Or 6. I Googled Alcoholics Anonymous to figure out which step was "reparations," but I couldn't figure out if it was 4 or 6. I also stopped reading at #6, so it may be any step between 7 and 12, too. Point is, 12StepsKendall seems to be trying to make amends and Boyd tells her he trusts her and will help her take down Michael. I am tuning out their conversation, but I do notice the chairs on which they're sitting. Boy, they're like a punch in the face. 12StepsKendall leaves Myrtle's and, guess what? Michael is hiding in the bushes.
Lena's Hotel Room - Bianca and Lena are still talking.
Bianca: You've been lying to me ever since you came to Pine Valley."
Lena: "No, not to you."
Bianca: "Oh Please, all you had to do was smile, pretend to be kind, and I'm so pathetic that I bought every single word."
Lena: "Oh Bianca, you're wrong. It's not what I did, not with you."
Bianca: "You know what? I've heard just about enough of this and I think I'm going to be sick."
Lena grabs Bianca, asks her not to go and tells her she's wrong. Again. Weird thing is, I think she's telling the truth about this particular thing.
Bianca: "Just smile. Just whisper anything in my ear: you know I'm going to believe you. Let go of me"
Lena: "I won't! I can't."
Bianca is now sitting on a chair, Lena kneeling in front of her. So...Bianca has now threatened to leave three times, but she has not gotten anywhere near the door. I know the feeling. It's like when you have a fight, and you want space and tell the other person you want space, but if there is no voice mail on your cell from said person you're p***** because you want time and you also want the other person to call anyway. And grovel. You won't pick up, but you want the call. Right? Right. So, Bianca doesn't believe Lena and wants to leave, but she also wants Lena to lie to her better so that she will believe her and she will not have to walk out of that hotel room. I feel for you, kid. Lena, for her part, is letting go of the extra crap and simply talking to her girlfriend now, which is a great move because that seems to be the only place where there are no lies.
Lena: "Bianca, I am not prepared to lose this."
Bianca: "What, all the cash that you're going to have to kiss goodbye when Michael finds out that I'm on to you?"
Lena: "Listen, for the first time in my life I have found something, someone that has changed my life."
Bianca: "You're talking about Michael Cambias, aren't you?"
Lena: "You! Bianca, you make me happy. Really, truly happy."
Bianca: "Yeah, well, of course I do: because of me you're going to get everything you want."
Lena: "Stop it! Whatever pain I've caused you, you must be aware of the feelings I have for you. Bianca, I thought these feelings only existed in fairy tales, or poetry!"
Bianca: "Yeah, you sound just like me. Last night."
Oh? So there was Happy Gay Sex and Happy Pillow Talk? Good!
Lena: "That's because we share the same feelings. I feel just like you do."
Bianca: "I thought you did, but obviously..."
Lena: "I do! Bianca, you are all that matters to me. I love you."
Ok, ok. So, I'm not supposed to believe that, right? I'm supposed to believe this is a last-ditch effort to stay on Bianca's side because, otherwise, SecretPoliceMom will go to jail. But, you know what? I believe her. Yes, I do. And so does Bianca, judging by the look on her face, even though it is still at the "Give-me-space-but-call-the-cell-even-though-you-know-I-won't-pick-up" stage.
People I Don't Care About Segment - Yes, more people cluttering around the hospital, little kid, scared parents, blah, blah, don't care.
Lena's Suite - Oh, now this is sexy. Sexy as hell. Lena is leaning over, her face hovering next to Bianca's, very, very close. That is a very sexy space. It's that tingle area, when the lips are so close, but you don't kiss. Very good spot. Bianca knows it's a good spot, too, and one that makes her weak, and you can see her closing her eyes to try not to respond, but that lasts .6 seconds.
Lena: "You must know it's true, you must have felt it."
Bianca: "How can you love me and lie to me?"
Lena: "Bianca, I'm not lying about the way I feel about you. It's new and it's incredible and I can never live without it again."
Lena is a lawyer, right? I think I read that somewhere. Anyway, she talks like one. Before, she told Bianca she was not lying to her. Again, now, she says she is not lying about the way she feels. She’s very precise, and I recognize the lingo because I use it, too. However - Lena, that is not going to get you out of hot water later. Bianca will not care that you were precise. And how stupid are you? You're in deep s*** with Michael, fine, so get yourself an ally! Bianca would help you: if she's going to go to bat for you, let her do it with the right ammunitions.
Lena: "I love you. I'm not lying about loving you. I can't. You must believe me."
There we go again. I really didn't want to get into how this is so not good, but Lena leaves me no choice! My first girlfriend hated layer talk and the current one just tells me I’m a thorn in her side when I do that. Or, really, any other time. Get me? Even when there are no lies, Lawyer Talk stays in briefs, not in bedrooms.
Bianca: "I do. Of course I do."
And there we are: Bianca has picked up the ringing cell. And that is a great hug.
MONDAY ON AMC: As Lena makes her way to the safe, Bianca watches on a monitor and says: "Don't do it Lena. Please, if I mean anything to you. Don't do it." Kendall excoriates Erica in a public setting. Also, a whole bunch of crap.
Bianca: Did you think that I wouldn't find out that you're having an affair? That you're sleeping with somebody else?
Lena: Bianca -- yes, he wanted to sleep with me, but you must believe me. I wanted to tell him to go to hell, but I thought maybe if I string him along, it would be better for the company. I could stay one step ahead of him.
Bianca: So you slept with him for the good of the company? Oh, boy, Lena, my mother's going to love that on so many levels.
Lena: Listen to me. I was just going to pretend to be interested, but -- until today, and today I told him. I told him I can't pretend anymore and it's never going to happen, and the last thing I wanted was for you to misinterpret my intentions. Bianca, I didn't want to hurt you.
Bianca: How stupid do you think I am?
Bianca: Just smile. Just whisper anything in my ear. You know I’m going to believe you.
Lena: Listen, for the first time in my life I've found something, someone who's changed my life.
Lena: Stop it. Whatever pain I've caused you, you must be aware of the feelings I have for you. Bianca, I thought these feelings only existed in fairy tales or poetry.
Bianca: You sound just like me. Last night.
Lena: I do. Bianca, you are all that matters to me. I love you.
Bianca: How can you love me and lie to me?
Lena: Bianca, I'm not lying about the way I feel about you. It's new and it's incredible. I don't think I can ever live without it again. Bianca, I love you. I'm not lying about loving you. I can’t. You must believe me.
Bianca: I do. Of course I do.
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Annotated transcript by "C"
***** (clip a) [Previously on AMC: Michael tells Lena to do one last job and he's history]
Previously on "All My Children" --
Reggie: What did you do?
Luis: You are not a doctor, and you're not going for one.
Shambala: Why did you feel the need to copy your answers off of Henry’s exam?
Maria: Are you sure that the man with the gun actually saw you?
Maddie: He looked right at me.
Michael: Get me what I want, you'll never have to see me again. I'll be waiting, darling.
***** (clip b) [Bianca accuses Lena of sleeping with Michael]
[Hallway outside Lena's hotel room. Pan left to Binks, who's still shaken after having seen Michael leaving the room a few seconds before. She's crying and taking deep breaths. Camera tracks as she circles around the door warily; she moves forward, knocks hesitantly on the door, then slowly backs away. The door opens and she looks up at Lena's face. Lena's first reaction seems to be surprise, turning quickly to concern]
Lena: Bianca, what's wr-- you're crying. [slowly approaches Binks, who looks ready to bolt, and reaches for both of her hands] Is it your Uncle Jack, is he worse? Come in. [draws Binks into the room; Binks walks in a few steps, then stops] Sweetheart, [closes door, looking worriedly at Binks over her shoulder] tell me what's wrong! [moves to stand a little behind Binks]
Bianca: [still not turning around] Did you think that I wouldn't find out, that you're having an affair? [whirls, quickly swiping at her tear-stained face with her left hand] That you're sleeping with somebody else?
[Lena looks gobsmacked]
***** (clip c) [Lena starts damage control]
Lena: I'm not having an affair --
Bianca: Don't. Don't. I just saw him leave.
[Bianca walks over beside the bed, which is rumpled and unmade. Nice linens, BTW. Lena follows, again stopping a few steps behind Binks]
Lena: Bianca, there's no other lover. Let me explain.
Bianca: [looks down at the bed] Did you make love to him right here? In the same bed that you shared [looks over her shoulder at Lena] with me?
Lena: No! Look, Bianca, you've got it all wrong!
[Binks walks around the foot of the bed]
Bianca: I know about Michael Cambias, I know about everything.
Lena: There's nothing to know.
[Binks turns to face Lena]
Bianca: I know you're sleeping with him. I know you work for him.
Lena: I work for your mother!
Bianca: Only because Michael placed you there, so that you could take down Enchantment from the inside.
Lena: Bianca, who told you all this?
[Lena takes a step toward Binks]
Bianca: Just don't deny it, Lena. God, you've already humiliated both of us enough.
Lena: [quietly] All right. I won't deny it. It's true.
[Scene ends on a closeup of Binks searching Lena's face]
***** (clip d) [Lena tells some whoppers about Michael because she thinks she's protecting her mother]
[Scene opens on a shot of two folders on a desk, one with the Enchantment logo labeled "Quarter Report," the other containing an ad for Enchantress lipstick; tracks up to a medium shot of Lena, then out to frame her and Bianca facing each other, the bed centered between them in the background]
Lena: Yes, Michael Cambias and I have been involved, but not in the way you think. He approached me because of my position at Enchantment. [Binks turns away in disbelief, then sinks down on to the striped settee at the foot of the bed] Listen, Bianca, [sits down next to Binks, who scoots as far away as the narrow seat will let her, squashed up against the arm; she actually slouches, rather than sitting with her usual perfect posture. Lena perches sideways and leans toward Binks, resting her left hand on the back of the settee] about a month ago, Michael offered me a huge amount of money to help him take over Enchantment, and I refused.
[Lena put her on her chest]
Bianca: And did your refusal make him just want you more?
[Bianca looks at Lena]
Lena: [drops hand] Bianca, please, don't do this!
Bianca: Oh, me? Me. [stands, then turns to look down at Lena] Is that the end of your story?
Lena: [futile arm gestures] No, he did [looks down at her lap; continues talking without looking up at Binks] -- he was interested in me even though I refused. On a personal level.
Bianca: Yeah, sure, why not, you're quite a catch. I've told you that so many times myself.
Lena: [finally looks up] Bianca, yes, he wanted to sleep with me, but you must believe me, I wanted to tell him to go to hell but I thought, maybe if I string him along, it would be better for the company, I could stay one step ahead of him.
Bianca: So you slept with him for the good of the company. Oh, [laughs humorlessly] boy, Lena, my mother's gonna love that on so many levels.
Lena: [gesturing vehemently. You know the HPF's lying when there are this many run-on sentences] Listen to me, I was just going to pretend to be interested, but -- until today, today I told him I can't pretend any more, [camera stays on Binks' face, which is stonily unmoved] and it's never going to happen, and the last thing I wanted was for you to misinterpret my intentions. [earnestly] Bianca, I didn't want to hurt you.
Bianca: [who looks like she took Joey Tribbiani's "smelling a f***" class]: How stupid do you think I am?
[Bianca walks toward the door; Lena, still seated, turns to watch her]
***** (clip e) [Bianca's majorly p.o.'ed with Lena]
Lena: [now standing, addresses Binks' back] I don't think you're stupid, just the opposite. [amc030509e-inc starts] What I said about Michael --
Bianca: [closes eyes] That was true.
Bianca: You've been lying to me ever since you came to Pine Valley.
Lena: No, I haven't, not to you.
[Very slight emphasis on "you." Binks turns to face her]
Bianca: Oh, please. [shakes her head] All you had to do was smile, pretend to be kind. And I'm so pathetic that I bought every single word.
Lena: Oh, Bianca, you're wrong, it's not what I did, not with you.
[Again the emphasis on "you" -- the HPF is the master of semantics]
Bianca: You know what, I've heard just about enough of this and I think I'm gonna be sick.
[Bianca turns away]
Lena: [lunges for Binks' hand] No, no, don't go! You're wrong, Bianca.
Bianca: [smiling sadly through her tears] Just smile. Just whisper anything in my ear. You know I'm gonna believe you. [Lena is taken aback] Let go of me.
[Binks tries to free her hand]
Lena: [clinging to Binks] No, I won't. I can't!
***** (clip f) [Lena professes her love to Bianca]
Binaca: [drops into an armchair; doesn't quite look at Lena]: What do you hope to accomplish with this, Lena?
Lena: [kneels in front of Binks, grasping an arm of the chair in each hand and looking up at her] Bianca, I am not prepared to lose this.
Bianca: What, all the cash that you're going to kiss goodbye when Michael finds out that I'm on to you?
[Tracking shot moves in on Lena; through the rest of the scene, POV alternates between them, looking down at Lena's face over Binks' shoulder and up at Binks' behind Lena]
Lena: Listen, for the first time in my life I found something, someone who's changed my life.
Bianca: You're talking about Michael Cambias, aren't you?
Lena: You! Bianca, you make me happy. Really, truly happy.
Bianca: Yeah, well, of course I do. Because of me, you're gonna get everything you want.
Lena: Stop it. Whatever pain I've caused you, you must be aware of the feelings I have for you. Bianca, I thought these feelings existed only in fairy tales or poetry --
Bianca: Yeah, me too. You sound just like me. Last night.
Lena: That's because we shared the same feelings. I feel just like you do.
Bianca: I thought you did, [wipes nose, then tucks her hair behind her ear] but obviously --
Lena: I do! Bianca, you are all that matters to me. I love you.
[Closeup of Binks, stunned]
***** (clip g) [Lena tells Bianca she loves her again and Bianca buys Lena's story]
[loseup of Binks' bowed head in profile. Lena bends forward into the frame, her forehead touching Binks'; their faces are so close together Lena's nose is practically in Binks' right eye socket. This is actually hotter and more intimate than The Kiss. IMO]
Lena: [whispers] You must know it's true, you must have felt it.
Bianca: [eyes closed] How can you love me and lie to me?
Lena: [pulls back a few inches] Bianca, [Binks slowly sits up straight and stares directly into Lena's eyes] I am not lying about the way I feel about you. It's new and it's incredible and... I don't think I can ever live without it again. [stands and pulls Binks to her feet, still clasping her hands] Bianca, I love you. I'm not lying about loving you. I can't. You must believe me.
Bianca: [searches Lena's face, her eyes filling with tears]: I do. [tiny nod, then a shake of her head] Of course I do.
***** (clip h) [Next on AMC: Bianca pleads that Lena don't do what Lena's about to do]
On the next "All My Children" --
Bianca: Don't do it, Lena. Please, if I mean anything to you, don't do it!
Kendall: No one would ever love you the way you need to be loved, which is why you ruin lives!
Edmund: Thank you for what you're doing for my family.
Aidan: I will not let you down.
I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
amc030509a-inc.mpg (2.2m; 0:13) Previously on AMC: Michael tells Lena to do one last job and he's history
amc030509b.mpg (8.9m; 0:13) Bianca accuses Lena of sleeping with Michael
amc030509c.mpg (9.7m; 0:52) Lena starts damage control
amc030509d.mpg (16.1m; 1:34) Lena tells some whoppers about Michael because she thinks she's protecting her mother
amc030509e.mpg (4.5m; 0:48) Bianca's majorly p.o.'ed with Lena
amc030509f.mpg (10.9m; 1:04) Lena professes her love to Bianca
amc030509g.mpg (8m; 0:47) Lena tells Bianca she loves her again and Bianca buys Lena's story
amc030509h.mpg (2.5m; 0:14) Next on AMC: Bianca pleads that Lena don't do what Lena's about to do
If anyone has complete clips or access to a videotape or other media with full clips of th following clips, please contact me ASAP, Kym: A, H
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 (email@example.com) 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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