Whoosh! Mama! Mama! Take me home! These Pine Valley people are soooooo scary
Lena is at last assured of her mother's safety



Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

May 19, 2003


041
(Lena appearance)
030519
Last update: 01/18/04


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PLAYERS
SYNOPSIS
RE-CAPS
ALL GAY RE-CAP
QUOTES
ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT
TRANSCRIPT
CLIPS



PLAYERS


Michael Cambias
Alexander Cambias
Kendall Hart
Greenlee du Pres
Jackson Montgomery
Erica Kane
Turner Lombard
Bianca Montgomery
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Boyd Larraby
Paulina Kundera




SYNOPSIS

Press conference called by Michael at the Pine Valley Inn: Michael arrested (1st time); Lena tells Bianca "I love you" (5th time); Lena's mother shows up; Lena turns state's evidence



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030519.html

Michael calls a press conference to announce his takeover of Enchantment and confidently tells Alexander he was able to accomplish what Alexander couldn't. Erica, however, turns the tables on Michael and publicly humiliates him by announcing the formula for the anti-aging skin cream he stole from her was a fake. Erica then makes a deal with Alexander to have herself replace Michael on the Board of Directors for Cambias Industries. Alexander washes his hands of Michael, who is arrested for fraud, conspiracy and industrial espionage. Lena is hurt by Bianca's coldness towards her. Michael threatens revenge against Lena, who is overwhelmed with emotion when her mother arrives in the room. Bianca learns from Jack that Lena had been telling the truth about Michael threatening Lena's mother. Bianca rejects Lena when she asks her for another chance. Bianca and Kendall are both pained that the people they thought loved them were only using them.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030519r.htm

Bianca comes in with Boyd and Lena. Boyd goes to circulate, and Lena still doesn’t understand why Bianca brought her here. Bianca assures her she will. Lena protests that Michael forced her hand—she did what she had to do to save her mother! Bianca replies that Lena made her choices, as did she; now they’re going to have to live with them...

He goes on that he and his father have long admired Enchantment and its beautiful founder and CEO, Erica Kane. Until now, Miss Kane has resisted their overtures to become business partners, but she has now had a change of heart, “The reality is Cambias Industries no longer has any use for Miss Kane or Enchantment.” A buzz goes through the room, and Bianca glares at Lena as a reporter asks if he’s saying the merger is off? Michael agrees, definitely, saying their primary interest in Enchantment at the time was the successful development of a revolutionary new anti-aging cream, but their researchers have duplicated Enchantment’s success with the formulation of their own, which they hope to market abroad by the end of the summer. Another reporter asks what about FDA approval? Michael says they’ll get it; their product is being developed in South America where FDA approvals don’t apply. Someone asks who’s being credited with developing the cream, and Bianca tells Lena to speak up, that it was Boyd Larraby’s formula she stole from her mother’s safe! Michael says that R&D is confidential, but they will be distributing their product worldwide and Cambias Industries will dominate the market. A reporter asks, “Where does that leave Enchantment?” Michael replies, “Well, I’m afraid, out of business. You see, as we have no use for Enchantment, we’ve dumped our stocks of Enchantment and, as a result, Enchantment shares have taken a nosedive.” He looks at Erica and concludes, “Miss Kane, it appears that rejecting my offer was the worst executive decision you’ve ever made!”...

As for the future of Cambias, she can scoop up all the shares at next to nothing and gain a controlling interest, or Alexander can offer her his son’s seat on the Board and watch his shares recoup, “It’s your choice. I’m feeling very generous today—choose well!” Alexander nods, and Michael says his father can’t seriously be considering this! The elder Cambias says he has been an embarrassment to him every day of his life, “Miss Kane, Cambias Industries welcomes you to its Board of Directors.” He shakes hands with Erica as Michael calls out, “Father!” Alexander tells him not to call him that, “You haven’t earned the right!” As Michael protests that he can’t do this to him, Alexander shouts that he did it to himself; he’s an embarrassment to the family and to himself! As two uniformed officers approach him, Michael asks what the hell this is? Jackson steps forward and says confidential Enchantment documents were found in his possession; his cohort was videotaped helping herself to a disk from Miss Kane’s safe. Lena turns to Bianca and says she promised her, but Bianca retorts that she lied, “Nothing feels worse, does it?” Jack places Michael under arrest for suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and theft of trade secrets. He instructs the officer to read Mr. Cambias his rights from the card; he doesn’t want him slipping out through a loophole later! Michael furiously says this is all Kendall’s doing—she stole those records off his computer! She was nothing when he met her! Kendall shrugs that now she’s less than nothing, but she feels a whole lot cleaner. Michael says he could kill her for doing this to him! He asks his father, “You’re going to call the lawyers, aren’t you?” Alexander snaps that he’s done with him! As the cops start to lead him away, Michael asks if they’re going to arrest Lena for this, too? Jackson tells Lena he’s going to give her an opportunity to play her “Get Out of Jail Free” card; she’s to contact him first thing in the morning, and not even think of fleeing! Michael is dragged out, calling Lena a stupid bitch and threatening if she says one word about him her mother is dead! An attractive woman comes in with another officer, and Lena cries “Mama!” as she goes into her arms. Bianca asks her uncle if it’s true, what Lena said about her mother? Jack agrees it is. Greenlee tells Kendall Michael Cambias is finished, “You showed me—you showed everyone!” Kendall walks over to Erica, and Greenlee exclaims, “Oh my god! You two were in on this the whole time!” Kendall grins at Erica and asks, “We rock! Don’t we, Mom?”

Erica offers a toast as she tells Bianca she told her Michael Cambias wouldn’t get the best of them! Bianca sighs that it doesn’t feel very satisfying. Erica notes that Lena didn’t deserve her, and suggests Kendall waste no time at all lamenting the loss of Michael. Kendall laughs that she’s not an idiot, and Erica tells her, “Well, excuse me for caring!” Kendall smiles as she says she almost thinks Erica meant that. Lena comes up, asking to have a word with Bianca. Bianca needs to do this, and goes with her. She asks how her mother is, and Lena says she’s resting upstairs in her room. She adds that she’s very grateful to her uncle for bringing her here, “She’s all I have left now, unless you’re willing to give me another chance?” Lena insists she loves her, but Bianca says she used her to get the formula for Michael, and it was all part of her scam. Bianca says she had to lie, and she has no idea how much she wanted to believe in her, and that she cared about her. Lena insists she does, but Bianca says she wanted to know if she could trust her—how can she expect to start over again? Lena begs her to believe in her, but Bianca can’t. When she leaves, Erica puts her arms around Bianca and says she knows how she hurt her. She draws Kendall closer and adds, “And you, how Michael used you.” She holds her daughters as she warns that she doesn’t think they’ve seen the last of Michael Cambias.

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=80.topic

Alex and the *sshole arrive at the press conference. Daddy warns *sshole off getting too cocky about all this. That flies right over *sshole's head as he promises his father "after today, even you won't doubt me."

Greenlee's been dragged to the conference by Kendall and isn't happy about it, even though she admits that the whole idea of Erica getting humbled gives her the warm fuzzies. She begs Kendall to see the light, but Kendall's enthusiasm gets her wondering just what the frell is really going on here.

Jack and Erica are the next to show up. Erica flashes her Kanerrific smile at *sshole as she confirms with Jack that everything is in place. Whee, let's get to the good stuff. Down with *sshole!...

Kendall will only tell Greenlee that she wants to see *sshole get everything he's worked so hard for. They go to greet the scummy b******, and he whispers in Kendall's ear that he waited up for her last night. Kendall makes up an excuse about having to work late. Turning back to Greenlee he chastises her for working Kendall so hard, and Greenlee smiles. "Keeps her on her toes and off her back." Hee! Daddy joins them just then and Kendall congratulates him on looking so good for someone who was just at death's door. *sshole squirms as his father realizes what his jerkwad of a son's been up to, but Daddy Smooooth just laughs it off to Kendall. Greenlee picks up on the mention of Kendall taking over the reins at Enchantment. Once the girls are alone again Greenlee takes her to task and wants to know what side Kendall is really on.

Boyd, Lena and Bianca stroll in together. MmmBoyd. Sorry, just had to get that out of the way. Lena's uncomfy. Bianca coldly informs her that they're both going to have to live with their choices after today.

Erica and Daddy come face to face. "Erica! It's been too long," he smiles. "Alexander! Not long enough." Hee. *sshole of course can't stand the spotlight being on anyone else for a solitary second, so he has to go and brag to Erica about him being the best thing that ever happened to her piddly little company. Jack suggests that he and Erica go elsewhere and "give the man some room. For his ego." Daddy again warns *sshole not to be so f****** arrogant. It again just whoooshes right past him.

Boyd whispers to Erica that all the important folk are present. She smiles. "Let the games begin." ...

*sshole gets everyone seated and begins his brilliant little speech. The conference was supposed to be about a merger, he says as the (cheap-looking) press release is handed out. Erica watches him with a little smile. *sshole reveals that it's not at all about a merger, because Cambiass Enterprises has no use for Erica or for Enchantment. There's a collective gasp from the press as Erica fakes dismay and Bianca watches Lena's reaction. The merger is off, and Cambiass is working on its own miracle cream formula. Even Daddy looks a little thrown by this news. *sshole confidently predicts that they'll dominate the market, and as they've dumped Enchantment stocks, that company's shares have nose-dived. The *sshole has his shining moment of cocky glory as he grins at Erica that rejecting his offer was the worst decision she ever made. Heh heh. He doesn't have a clue what's coming. This is going to be so good.

Kendall advises Greens to "wait and relax" when she presses again for details about what's really going on. *sshole smugly awaits gratitude from both girls. Greenlee just stares at him like he grew a third eyeball. "It's a wonder you get any with that smirk plastered on your face" is all she can say. Hee. Kendall thanks him, though, with a promise to pay him back with interest. Heh heh. She innocently wonders what Erica and Daddy are doing in the back of the room with their heads together.

Erica takes her long-awaited turn at the podium. "Famous last words, Erica?" snits *sshole. Daddy coldly informs him that he's about to learn the meaning of "end run" and learn it from a master. Erica also begins her speech by talking about being out-matched in the business world. She calmly lets *sshole know that he's about to learn a lesson about that now. The formula he stole is missing the key ingredient that makes it so revolutionary. What he's making in Argentina is simply generic skin cream. Lena's shocked, but *sshole plasters a smile across his face and tries to play it cool. Erica's completely in her element now as she jokes with the press that *sshole's product won't even get rid of laugh lines. Kendall, standing behind her, starts to laugh. Erica promises that Enchantment and Enchantment only will be selling the real cream soon. Not only that, but the shares *sshole dumped are selling off at a record pace, while she describes Cambiass shares as having the value of "confederate war bonds." Snerk. *sshole looks like he might squirm right out of his suit. Erica offers a choice to Daddy: she can buy up Cambiass shares and take a controlling interest, or she can replace *sshole on the Board of Directors. There's a 'pop' as something in *sshole's brain breaks when his father cheerfully welcomes Erica to the Board. *sshole's cries for "father" only get him shouted at. "Don't call me that! You haven't earned the right!" I might pity anyone else on the receiving end of that reaction, but as it's *sshole? NEENER. The cops show up just then and something else goes 'ping' in *sshole's head. He's being arrested for his various crimes. Woohoo! Lena gets named as well, which sends her into a frenzy with Bianca because she was promised otherwise. Bianca bitterly points out how much fun it's not to be lied to. Kendall approaches *sshole like she's got something to say, but settles for watching. He b****** her out anyway for plotting against him. "Little airhead me, in the same league as you?" Heh. He's not amused. "You know, I could kill you for doing this to me." See earlier about the whole subtlety thing. I don't think that was a throw-away line. Erica gleefully waves one of his s***** little press releases at him. "You know where you can file this," she laughs. Hee hee. I love Erica. Yes, I really do. Daddy refuses to even call a lawyer for *sshole, whose head is about to fall off his shoulders in disbelief. He tries to drag Lena down with him, but Jack's got that covered. He wants to see her in the morning to talk deal. *sshole is finally led out as an older woman is escorted in. Lena jumps to her feet and rushes to hug her. Spy Mom! I imagined a Lena Olin-esque woman but still, yay! Bianca gawks at Jack that Lena's story about her mother was really true. "Absolutely true," Jack confirms.

Greenlee beams that Kendall showed not only *sshole, but everyone. Kendall smiles but steps by her to stand beside Erica. Greens is shocked to realize that the women were working together the whole time. Kendall grins at Erica. "We rock. Don't we, mom." MOM. And Erica GIGGLES in reply. I literally just bounced clean out of my chair. Holy s***...

Kendall, Erica and Bianca sit around drinking champagne. Bianca's not in a celebrating mood, she's more broody about Lena. She still loves her, but everything they had has been tainted. Erica promises that Lena didn't deserve Bianca and in the same vein advises Kendall to get herself over that "consummate gentleman" *sshole post-haste. Kendall laughs that she's not an idiot. "Well, excuse me for caring!" Erica replies, laughing too. !!! Caring! More laughing! EEEEE! Kendall's obviously touched. "I almost think that you mean that." Erica just smiles at her. God, this is priceless. Who knew this day would come? Lena comes up just then and asks Bianca for a word. Erica's about to run her off when Bianca agrees to talk with her. They move away to the back of the room, where Lena asks if she could possibly have another chance.

Bianca repeats the question and after a minute snaps that she's not stupid. Lena doesn't and never did care about her. Lena argues that she does care, that she couldn't possibly fake what she's feeling. She still wants to be The One like Bianca believed she could be. Bianca's crying, but doesn't see how any of this is possible. "How do I go back?" "Believe in me," begs Lena. Bianca turns away. "I can't." Lena starts to say something else but turns away and leaves. *sniffles* Erica rushes up and uses her baby voice to comfort her little girl. Then she turns to Kendall with the SAME VOICE and pulls her in (!!!!), saying that she hates how *sshole used her. She wants both of them to be careful, though. They probably haven't seen the last or the worst of *sshole.





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:

  • The mystery of Erica's hair has been uncovered.
  • An often misquoted quotation is righted.
  • Bianca and Kendall color coordinate.
  • Erica beats Michael.
  • Erica gets a seat.
  • Secret Police Mom arrives.
  • Lena wants another chance.

At The Press Conference - Michael arrives with his father and they proceed to have a very warm and cozy conversation about favorite sons (Michael isn't), the future head of Cambias Industries (Michael isn't) and Erica's imminent downfall. Cambias The Father is nonplussed and so are all of us. Or, maybe it's just me.

Erica walks in with Jack and I decide that Erica's hair must be taking full-growth hormones: that is the only reasonable explanation. Or maybe it's on fertility drugs.

Greenlee walks in with Kendall, sniffing intrigue in the air. She must have thought this was a candy-striper convention: she's dressed as the Cotton Candy. Perhaps she just now decided to follow the instructions on that piece of paper for last year's Theme Halloween Party, the one that said "Easter Egg Ribbon."

Bianca walks in with Lena and Boyd: looks like Bianca didn't let Lena change her clothes. U-huh. I wonder what else happened and I want to know why I haven't seen it happen.

Lena: "Bianca, I still don't understand why you brought me here."
Bianca: "Don't worry Lena, you will."
Lena: "We've been over this: Erica was good to me and I betrayed her trust."

I thought you looked tired Lena, but I was hoping it might have been due to something other than Late Night Confessions. Although I hear Showtime makes those interesting after 11:30.

Bianca: "Yes, but according to you, the ends justify the means."
Lena: "Michael forced my hand: I did what I had to do to save my mother."
Bianca: "Look, you've made your choices and so have I: now we just have to live with that."

Bianca, I look at you and all I can think about is Eden singing "I love her, I honestly love her" on Friday night. It was atrocious! Truly horrible, but interesting choice of song. Were you singing to Olga? Heh.

Erica makes her entrance – again – and walks past what is supposed to be a throng of photographers and cameras, except that I see one camera, one boom and one flash. That's ok, because Erica's swagger is distracting me. She was a nun once? Huh. Must be where she picked up the Gay Walk.

Michael blah blahs about his take-over of Enchantment, except that we know he's a pathetic b****** disgusting loser, so I pay no attention to him.

Bianca needles Lena to take the credit for the Super Dooper Formula.

Did you have a lemon for breakfast, Bianca? And Lena, get your spine back: meekness does not look good on you.

It's now Erica's turn at the dais with Kendall standing right behind her. Erica informs Michael and everyone else that the formula he stole is missing the key ingredient. Lena seems shocked while Bianca, sitting next to her, gloats. Oh, but there's more: Erica has bought enough of the plummeting Cambias Industries' stock to gain a controlling interest. LaKane feels generous though and allows Cambias the Father to offer her Michael's seat on the Board of Directors instead. Ah, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Right? Wrong! This is what William Congreve really said:


Heaven has no rage like love so hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

- William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, act III scene 8 (1967)


Jack tells Michael they've found confidential Enchantment documents in his possession and that Lena was taped when she stole the disk.

Lena: "Bianca, you promised me!"
Bianca: "I lied: nothing feels worse, does it?"

Ok, make that a lemon and a lime for breakfast.

Michael is arrested. Do you feel his pain? Do you? Yeah, didn't think so.

Michael: "You're going to call the lawyers, aren't you?"
Alexander: "I'M DONE WITH YOU!"

No, my caps didn't lock. Alexander screamed the line because, well, why not screech when you can't have an expression to match your lines? Which reminds me of Xena. Specifically, of Lucy Lawless. Did you ever notice that she had two, and I mean two, expressions that she used all the time? No matter what was beyond the ridge/bridge/hill/mountain/passage/rock/lake/river/dune, she would squint her eyes, then narrow them and then suck in her cheeks.

Michael wants to know whether Lena will be arrested, too, but Jack gives her the opportunity to play a Get Out Of Jail Free card and tells her to get her Sexy Lanky Polish bod to his office first thing in the morning. Michael reminds Lena her mother will bite the dust if she says one word against him and calls her a stupid b****.

Huh, there must have been a mirror right there.

A woman is brought in...is that...oh, Lena's mother! An honestly sweet family reunion follows. Is this a first in Soap history?

Bianca: "Uncle Jack, it's true? What Lena said about her mother?"

Again with the Captain Kirk delivery!

Jack: "Absolutely true."

Bianca, this is the time to let go of that pride and swallow that lemon; she lied, but you know she loves you and she did tell you the truth eventually and before she knew she was busted: it's time for you to put this whole thing in prospective.

On the dais again, Kendall and Erica have their own Special Mother/Daughter Moment.

Kendall: "We rock, don't we...mom?"

Is this the first time Kendall has called Erica "mom?" I dunno, but Erica is too high on power and giggles to notice. Or care. Or be freaked. But she nods her head and I get freaked: she is a Bubble Head!


In The Hotel's Hall - Erica, Kendall and Bianca are celebrating their victory over Cambias Industries. Bianca feels the victory was not very satisfying and says her feelings for Lena have not changed, so Erica gets on Kendall's case and tells her she hopes she won't waste any time crying over the Disgusting One. Kendall says she's not an idiot.

Well. Ok then.

Erica: "Well, excuse me for caring."
Kendall: "I almost think that you meant that."

I'm not an actor, but I'm pretty sure that a motherly look of love should be different from the lusty look of love Erica showers on Jack. Erica, Kendall is your daughter, not your private lesbian fantasy.

Lena arrives and asks to speak with Bianca. MotherKane wants to prevent that, but Bianca shuts her up and goes off to the side with LaLena.

Bianca: "How's your mother?"
Lena: "Better, thank you: she's resting upstairs in my room. I'm very grateful to your Uncle for bringing her here: she's all I have left now, unless - unless you're willing to give me another chance."

The grammar, the grammar! Christ. OK, so, Bianca is holding The Look now. I heard a Soap person say that, whenever she has to do that, she thinks about food in order to hold that same expression on her face. I've tried it and my girlfriend laughs every time, so I know this technique will be good for something:

"The chicken. Grilled or fried? Oh my god! I forgot the potatoes! And how should those be, mashed or au gratin? God, the beans stink: this fridge is crap."

Now, go to the mirror and say all that in a very dramatic way. I swear to you, it works.

Bianca: "You want another chance? How stupid do you think I am? I know you don't care about me."
Lena: "Bianca, I love you!"
Bianca: "Don't. Lie to me." (Paging Captain Kirk, paging Captain Kirk!)
Lena: "Bianca, look me in the eyes. Look at me: do you think I could fake this?"
Bianca: "Lena, you used me to get that formula for Michael. You were his lover, then you were mine but neither of us meant anything to you. It was all just part of the scam."
Lena: "I'm not the only one who lied."

Oh, Lena! What is wrong with you? Are you on crack? This is so the wrong thing to say right now. Let's see, should we fold a piece of paper in half and write down who lied about what? Think you're going to come out ahead?

Bianca: "Oh god. Don't even."

Uhm. I love an articulate girl.

Lena: "Look, you put the fake disk in the safe."
Bianca: "I had to. Lena, you have no idea how much I wanted to believe in you, how much I wanted to believe that you cared about me."
Lena: "I did! I do."
Bianca: "I wanted to know that I could trust you, that you were the one that I've been waiting for."
Lena: "I want to be that person, I still do."
Bianca: "How do you expect me to just go back, to start over again?"
Lena: "Just believe in me."
Bianca: "I can't."
Lena: "Bianca."

Bianca turns and then stops, waiting. But Lena has left her spine somewhere far, far away in a land of cretins, so she gives up and walks away.

Erica walks over and comforts Bianca, says she knows she has been used and hurt. And Erica would know all about that, I'm guessing. Then she turns and includes Kendall in the My Daughters Have Been Hurt And Used Circle, which I think wigs out Kendall, but in a good way.


TOMORROW ON AMC - Some stupid woman tells Maggie to take the fall for Henry. More of that annoying kid. Lena and Bianca are A.W.O.L.. Again.









REPORTS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

From susanneme, "Re: London Audition; 2nd AVP Lunch; Special Events", 1/17/04, 11:49pm PST, Sosnovska Symposium, http://pub4.ezboard.com/fsosnovskasymposiumfrm30.showMessageRange?topicID=124.topic&start=61&stop=80
"She [Sosnovska[ said she was never meant to be on [AMC] for more than a few months but it was fan support that kept her on. She isn't sure what tptb [the powers that be] look at most but said it seems it's mail, polls etc...a bit of everything."



PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

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

It was Michael's big day as the press arrived to watch his takeover of Enchantment.
Michael: When I take down Erica and Enchantment, will you be proud of me then Father?
Alexander: How could I be proud of such a worm?
Michael: Please Father, I'm a slug. There's a big difference. I'll show you I'm worthy of being the Cambias heir.
Kendall: Greenlee, you really don't have to stay for the press conference.
Greenlee: Please let me stay. I want to be in this storyline, at least for one day. It's so much better than mine.
Lena: Have you forgiven me yet Bianca?
Bianca: Bite me.
Erica: Shhh. The press conference is about to begin.
Michael: Ladies and gentleman of the press, I've invited you here today to announce that Cambias will not merge with Enchantment. We have perfected our own anti-aging formula and have now sold all of our Enchantment stock. Erica is history. Nanny nanny boo boo.
Erica: I have an announcement to make. The formula that Michael had that Lena person steal from my safe wasn't the anti aging formula at all. It was the recipe for egg drop soup from the Chin's Chinese restaurant.
Michael: Curses! Foiled again.
Lena: The disk was a fake? You set me up Bianca. How could you?
Bianca: Bite me.
Erica: Alexander the only way to save your company is to give me Michael's seat on the board of directors.
Alexander: I would be glad to. Should I have it dry cleaned first to remove all the slime stains?
Erica: Of course.
Jack: Michael, you're under arrest. Boys, use the tight cuffs. We don't want him oozing out of them.
Michael: Father, are you going to let them do this to me?
Alexander: You're a disgrace to the Cambias name. We were a long proud line of centipedes until you came along.
Michael: I'll kill you for this Kendall. And you too Lena.
Cop: Uh, buddy, this might be a good time to use your right to remain silent.
Lena: :::gasp:::: Oh my God, it's really you!
:::hugs older woman::::
Bianca: Great! She's found someone else already.
Jack: That's her mother.
Bianca: Hmm, so that part was true anyway.
Lena: So will you forgive me?
Bianca: Not yet. No one on soaps ever forgives on the first day.
Kendall: We did it didn't we Mom.
Erica: Yes we did. Let's have a family hug, just me and my daughters.
:::::ground trembles::::lightning strikes::::::volcano erupts:::::::
Erica: Oh come on! It's not that big a deal.

Edmund and Derrick had lunch at the Chinese restaurant.
Derrick: This is the composite sketch of the killer.
Edmund: He looks like Homer Simpson.
Derrick: Hey we did the best we could. What does your fortune cookie say?
Edmund: It says "Your amnesiac ex-wife is beginning to remember you." What about yours?
Derrick: It says "You may be in the wrong line of work" These things are really generic aren't they?
Edmund: This is strange. My cell phone is missing.
Derrick: When did you use it last?
Edmund: Let's see.....I called for pizza delivery, I called to see if my dry cleaning was ready, I threw it at a killer holding Millicent hostage.....who knows where it could be.
Derrick: Don't worry. I'm sure it will turn up.

On the boat, Maria was having trouble dealing with her memories.
Maria: Oh Aidan, I love you so much but when I think about how much I love you then I remember how much I love Edmund and that makes me think about loving you and then I remember loving Edmund but I want to love you even though I want to love Edmund and wanting to love you makes me want to love Edmund. You and Edmund are a lot alike - except for the spotted dick of course.
Aidan: Mowreen, yew're giving me a eadache.

Flanders finally got rid of Chris.
Flanders: Into the water with you Agent Stamp.
Chris: So it looks like I'm sleepin wid de fishes. It's about time. Either I was really starting to stink or Erica was right about my aftershave bein toxic.
Flanders: I wish dis phone would ring.
Phone: :::ring:::
Flanders: Hello little girl. Tell Daddy where you are.
Maddie: You sound funny Daddy.
Flanders: Dat's cause I have a cold. Tell Daddy all about what you're doing.
Maddie: Well, I'm on this boat called the Fidelity - you know the one from the Libidizone cruise storyline. We're docked at Pier 17 - 15 degrees latitude and 167 degrees longitude. I'm usually in the third cabin from the left. Do you have a message for Mommy?
Flanders: Tell her I love her.
Maddie: Yesss! You and Mommy are getting back together aren't you? This is so great.
Flanders: You know, I'm glad I could make de kid happy before I have to whack her. I'm really not such a bad guy.
Maddie: Mommy, daddy called to say he loves you. He sounded kind of funny.
Maria: Funny how?
Maddie: He had a cold that made him sound like one of the Sopranos.
Maria: That's nice dear.



QUOTES

Alexander Cambias: Don't count your stock options just yet. Erica is a formidable opponent. You'd be a fool to underestimate her.

Kendall: We've also got ringside seats for the clash of the titans.

Michael: Ah. Greenlee, you're working my lady much too hard these days.
Greenlee: Keeps her on her toes and off her back.

Jack: Why don't we move on, give this man a little room for his ego.

Erica: Let the games begin.

MIchael: Ms. Kane, it appears that rejecting my offer was the worst executive decision you've ever made.

Greenlee: It's a wonder you get any with that smirk plastered on your face.

Kendall: Michael, you're right. I do owe you, and I'm going to pay you back, with interest. I wonder what Papa Cambias and Erica are doing with their heads together.

Alex: You wanted to learn from the master? Pay attention.

Michael: What is she trying to do?
Alex: It's called an end run, and you never even saw it coming, you fool.

Erica: The fake formula you stole from me -- well, that cannot even prevent laugh lines.

ERICA: I have options to buy back all the shares that Mr. Cambias dumped, which are selling at an all-time high, while Cambias Industries' are worth about as much as confederate war bonds.

Bianca: I lied. Nothing feels worse, does it?

Erica: Michael, look. Your press release. You know where you can file this.

Greenlee: Oh, my God. You two were in on this the whole time.

Erica: I know how you felt about Lena.
Bianca: My feelings haven't changed. The whole thing just got tainted.

Erica: Well, excuse me for caring.
Kendall: I almost think that you meant that.

Bianca: How stupid do you think I am?

Lena: Bianca, look me in the eyes, look at me. Do you think I could fake this?

Erica: I don't think that we have seen the worst or the last of Michael Cambias.



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip e) [Bianca takes Lena to Michael's press conference]

[amc030519e starts]
[Binks and Boyd, followed closely by Lena, enter the room at the PVI where the press conference is to take place. Binks is in a black sleeveless dress with a plunging keyhole neckline and (as we see in later shots) a very nice slit up the skirt; it's a terrific outfit and tremendously flattering on her. Boyd is in a black blazer over a white button-down with the top button undone, but his straight-guy impression is belied by the overly teased and highlighted hair. The poor HPF evidently hasn't been allowed out of Binks' sight long enough to go upstairs to change -- she's still in the burgundy top/black pants from her frickin' four previous eps. They look around]
Boyd: Well, looks like Cambias is playing to a packed house. I'm, uh, gonna circulate.
Lena: Bianca, I still don't understand why you brought me here.
Bianca: [walks away from Lena] Don't worry, Lena, you will.
Lena: [almost petulantly] We've been over this. Erica was good to me and I betrayed her trust.
Bianca: [still with her back to Lena] Yes, but according to you the ends justify the means.
Lena: Michael forced my hand, I did what I had to do to save my mother.
[Binks rounds on her. Curious editing -- there's a noticeable pause between her intake of breath when she turns and the next shot when she says her line]
Bianca: [looks intently into Lena's eyes] Look, you made your choices. And so have I. Now we'll just have to live with them.

***** (clip h) [Bianca gets snarky with Lena at the press conference]

[amc030519h begins]
Michael: Ladies and gentlemen? Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to begin. If you could all have a seat, please. Everybody from the back, come on up front, have a seat. Everybody -- please, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of Cambias Industries, welcome. You were invited here today to learn the details of the proposed merger between my family conglomerate, Cambias Industries, and Enchantment Enterprises. However, as you will see from the press release you're about to receive [motions to his assistant] that I am about to make a very different announcement. You see, my father and I have long admired Enchantment and its beautiful founder and C.E.O., Erica Kane. And until now, Ms. Kane has energetically resisted our overtures to become business partners. But now Ms. Kane has had a change of heart. The reality is Cambias Industries no longer has any use for Ms. Kane or Enchantment.
[crowd murmurs]
Woman: Oh, my God.
[shot on Binks and Lena]
Reporter: [offscreen] -- Cambias, are you saying the merger is off?
[Binks looks knowingly over at Lena, who glances briefly at Binks then ducks her head to look away]
Michael: [offscreen] Most definitely. [onscreen] Most definitely. You see, our primary interest in Enchantment at the time was the successful development of a revolutionary new anti-aging cream. But our researchers at Cambias have duplicated Enchantment's success with a formulation of our own, which we hope to market abroad by the end of the summer.
Reporter: What about F.D.A. approval?
Michael: We'll get it. Our product is being developed in South America, where F.D.A. approvals don't apply.
Reporter: Who's credited with developing the cream?
[Shot on Binks and Lena]
Bianca: [leans slightly toward Lena as she twists the knife. Lena, uncomfortable, doesn't look directly at Binks] Well, speak up, Lena. Tell them that it was Boyd Larraby, that that's the formula you stole out of my mother's safe.
[Lena looks chastised]
Michael: Well, R&D, of course, is confidential to us, but we will be distributing our product worldwide and you can expect Cambias Industries to dominate the market.
Reporter: Where does that leave Enchantment?
Michael: Well, I'm afraid out of business. You see, as we have no use for Enchantment, we've dumped our stocks of Enchantment and, as a result, Enchantment's shares have taken a nosedive. Ms. Kane, it appears that rejecting my offer was the worst executive decision you've ever made.
[crowd murmurs]

***** (clip j) [Lena finds out the stolen formula was a fake]
[amc030519j starts]
Jack: Mr. Cambias, you've had your say. If you would allow Ms. Kane hers.
Michael: Famous last words, Erica? What is going on?
Alex: You wanted to learn from the master? Pay attention.
Erica: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been in business for a long time. I know when I've been outmaneuvered. As your father can tell you, it's a lesson that all executives learn. Now, Michael, it's your turn.
Michael: What is she trying to do?
Alex: It's called an end run, and you never even saw it coming, you fool.
Erica: The formula you stole from my safe is missing the essential ingredient that makes it a fountain of youth. Mr. Cambias, what you have your scientists working on is merely a recipe for generic skin cream.
[crowd murmurs]
Lena: It was a fake?
Michael: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Erica: Phone your chief chemist in Argentina. Ask him about the clinical trials. The fake formula you stole from me -- well, that cannot even prevent laugh lines.
[crowd laughs]
Erica: Enchantment is still the only company to develop and patent this remarkable, revolutionary, anti-aging skin cream -- legally and exclusively. [Cut to quick reaction shot of Bianca and Lena] And I have options to buy back all the shares that Mr. Cambias dumped, which are selling at an all-time high, while Cambias Industries' are worth about as much as confederate war bonds.
[crowd laughs]
[applause]
Reporter: Looks like you're back on top, Ms. Kane.
Erica: Oh, I've never been gone.
Jack: Amen.
Erica: As for the future of Cambias, I can scoop up all the shares at next to nothing and gain a controlling interest, or, Alexander, you can offer me your son's seat on the board and you can watch your shares recoup. It's your choice. I'm feeling very generous today. Choose well.
Michael: Father -- you can't seriously be considering this.
Alex: You have been an embarrassment to me every day of your life. Ms. Kane, Cambias Industries welcomes you to its board of directors.
Michael: Father!
Alex: Don't call me that! You haven't earned the right!
Michael: You -- you can't be doing this to me.
Alex: You did this to yourself. You're an embarrassment to the family and to yourself.

***** (clip k) [Michael is arrested; Lena goes state's evidence and is reunited with her mother]
[amc030519k starts]
Michael: What the h*** is this?
Jack: Enchantment documents, confidential ones, were found in your possession. Your cohort there [nods to Lena offscreen. Michael turns to glare at her. Flashbulbs pop], Lena Kundera, was videotaped helping herself to a disk from Ms. Kane's safe.
Lena: Bianca, you promised me!
Bianca: I lied. Nothing feels worse, does it?
Jack: Michael Cambias, you are under arrest for suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and theft of trade secrets.
Michael: Oh, this is outrageous.
Jack: Oh, I'm just getting started. Officer Ramirez, will you please read Mr. Cambias his rights? And read them off the card. I don't want this guy slipping out through a loophole later.
Michael: This is your doing. You stole those records off my computer.
Kendall: Little airhead me in the same league as you?
Michael: You were nothing before you met me.
Kendall: Now I'm less than nothing, but I feel a whole lot cleaner.
Michael: You know, I could kill you for doing this to me.
Erica: Thank you. Michael, look. Your press release. You know where you can file this.
Michael: Father, you're --
[laughter]
Michael: You're going to call the lawyers, aren't you?
Alex: I am done with you!
[Michael is handcuffed by two police officers, who start to haul him away]
Michael: Wait wait wait wait wait. You're gonna arrest her for this, too, aren't you? [indicates Lena. Brief reaction shot of Lena staring up at him]
Jack: Ms. Kundera, I'm gonna give you the opportunity to play a Get Out of Jail Free card.
Michael: Oh, for --
Jack: You contact me first thing in the morning. And don't you even think about leaving town.
Michael [under his breath]: You gotta be kidding me. [to Lena as he's frogmarched out of the room] You stupid b****! One word against me and your mother is as good as dead. You unders -- [Lena catches sight of an older petite blonde woman who is escorted in by another cop]
[Lena stands up and stares at the woman in wonder. Binks turns to look at the woman, then up at Lena before standing herself. Lena, smiling and crying at the same time, practically runs over Binks to embrace the blonde]
Lena: Mama!
Paulina: Oh! Lena!
Bianca: Uncle Jack, i-it's true, what Lena said about her mother?
Jack: Absolutely true.

***** (clip m) [Lena asks Bianca for another chance]

[amc030519m starts]
[Press conference room].
Erica: Thank you. Well, I told you that Michael Cambias wouldn't get the best of us.
Bianca: Honestly, it doesn't feel very satisfying.
Erica: Oh, Sweetheart, I know. I know how you felt about Lena.
Bianca: My feelings haven't changed. The whole thing just got tainted.
Erica: Well, she didn't deserve you. And you, Kendall -- I would highly recommend that you waste no time at all lamenting the loss of that consummate gentleman.
Kendall: Well, I'm not an idiot.
Erica: Well, excuse me for caring.
Kendall: I almost think that you meant that.
[Lena approaches Kane United, who are celebrating with glasses of champagne. Isn't Erica an alcoholic? Kendall has overcome her unfortunate floral urges and is wearing a strapless black number; it's very nice but somewhat too dressy and formal for the occasion]
Lena: Excuse me. [all three women look up at her] Bianca, may I have a word with you?
Erica: [uncrosses her legs and starts to get up] You most certainly may not!
Bianca: Um, Mom, it's okay.
Erica: Bianca!
Bianca: I need to do this. [stands and hands glass to Kendall] Thank you. [walks toward the back of the room, followed by a very chastened Lena] How's your mother?
Lena: Better, thank you. She's resting upstairs in my room. I'm very grateful to your uncle for bringing her here, she's all I have left now. Unless... [stares at floor, then at Binks] unless you're willing to... [small hopeless shrug] give me another chance.
[end scene on Binks looking up at Lena]

***** (clip n) [After telling Bianca she loves her for a 5th time, Bianca tells Lena to get lost]

[amc030519n starts]
Bianca: You want another chance? [turns and walks a couple steps away; Lena moves to follow. Binks turns to face her] How stupid do you think I am? I know you don't care about me.
Lena: Bianca, I love you -- [starts toward Binks]
Bianca: Don't [Lena halts] lie to me.
Lena: Bianca, look me in the eyes, look at me. Do you think I could fake this?
Bianca: Lena, you just -- you used me to get that formula for Michael. You were his lover. Then you were mine, but neither of us meant anything to you. It was all just a, a part of the scam.
Lena: I'm not the only one who lied.
Bianca: Oh, God. Don't even.
Lena: Look, you put the fake disc in the safe. [uncharacteristically poor move by the HPF. I blame the writers. Try having Lena take some personal responsibility for this mess and admit that she can't lay everything off on Michael, that she did have other options -- h***, Binks just showed Lena how much pull she personally has: one phone call to Uncle Jack and poof!, here's Lena's mom brought safely out of hiding. An admission like that would go a long way toward getting her back into Binks' good graces, far more than just an apology ("I'm sorry" would deserve the "You think that makes it all better?" she would most likely get in response) and certainly more than lobbing desperately lame accusations possibly could]
Bianca: I had to. Lena, you have no idea how much I wanted to believe in you, how much I wanted to believe that you cared about me.
Lena: I did! I do!
Bianca: I wanted to know... that I could trust you. That you were the one that I had been waiting for.
Lena: I want to be that person, I still do!
Bianca: How do you expect me to just go back, to just start over again?
Lena: Just believe in me.
Bianca: [tears well up as she looks at Lena] I can't. [starts to walk away]
Lena: Bianca. [Binks refuses to look at her. Lena bows her head, then walks out of the room]
[Lena leaves]
Erica: Oh, my sweet baby. I know, honey. I know how she hurt you. I know how Lena used you. And, you -- how Michael used you. And I'm going to tell you something. I don't think that we have seen the worst or the last of Michael Cambias.



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Michael is cocky with his father (no Lena)]

[amc030519a starts]
Michael: Well, this is it, Father -- the day I take down Erica Kane, with the press out in full force to record her last gasp.
Mr. Cambias: Don't count your stock options just yet. Erica is a formidable opponent. You'd be a fool to underestimate her.
Michael: Oh, no, no. This time I'm going to succeed where you failed.
Mr. Cambias: Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Michael: Thanks for the ringing endorsement.
Mr. Cambias: Michael, I've spent years building Cambias Industries.
Michael: Yes, and you won't live forever, Father. Only the son that you groomed to take over didn't live to ascend the throne. Now, I may not be the favored son, but I am the future of Cambias Industries. And after today, even you won't doubt me.

***** (clip b) [Greenlee suspects that Kendall is up to something (no Lena)]

[amc030519b starts]
Kendall: Come on already, Greenlee. I don't want to miss the fun.
Greenlee: Kendall, we don't have time for this. We have a company to run and a new ad blitz to brainstorm.
Kendall: We've also got ringside seats for the clash of the titans.
Greenlee: Oh, you mean your sleazy boyfriend staging a public coup, humiliating Erica?
Kendall: Well, doesn't that give you the warm fuzzies?
Greenlee: Well, yeah. But I hate to see Erica bow down to a creep like Cambias.
Kendall: I don't want you here for Erica. I want you here for me.
Greenlee: Come on, Kendall. Michael Cambias is in this for himself. There's no way he's going to share the glory with you.
Kendall: I don't know. Sometimes things happen when you least expect them.
Greenlee: You want to wipe that grin off your face and tell me what's really going down? Talk or I walk.

***** (clip c) [Jack tells Erica that everything is in place (no Lena)]

[amc030519c starts]
Jack: Well, well, well. Looks like you're going to be playing to a full house, huh?
Erica: Jack, you are still recovering, so if this is too much for you, honestly, I can get you a room upstairs.
Jack: And miss this? Not on your life.
[Erica nods to Michael]
Erica: Is everything in place?
Jack: Oh, we are most definitely good to go.

***** (clip d) [Kendall meets Alexander Cambias and Greenlee stills suspects something is up (no Lena)]

[amc030519d starts]
Kendall: Let's go wish Michael luck.
Greenlee: Tell me what's going on, Kendall.
Kendall: I just want to see Michael get everything he's worked so hard for. Come on, let's go. Michael. Great turnout.
Michael: Ah, Kendall. I waited up for you last night.
Kendall: Sorry, I was working late. I fell asleep at my desk.
Michael: Ah. Greenlee, you're working my lady much too hard these days.
Greenlee: Keeps her on her toes and off her back.
Mr. Cambias: Michael.
Michael: Ah?
Mr. Cambias: Aren't you going to introduce me to these lovely creatures?
Michael: Of course, Father. This is Greenlee du Pres.
Mr. Cambias: Ah, the force behind Fusion. I follow your little company in the trades.
Greenlee: Hmm. It's not the size that counts, is it, Mr. Cambias?
Michael: And, of course, this is Kendall Hart, Greenlee's partner at Fusion. Kendall, my father, Alexander Cambias.
Mr. Cambias: Charmed, my dear.
Kendall: Mr. Cambias.
Mr. Cambias: My friends call me Alex.
Kendall: Oh, well, it's great to see you're up and around, Alex.
Alex: Shouldn't I be?
Michael: Ahem.
Kendall: Well, Michael told me how sick you were, practically at death's door.
Alex: Wishful thinking, perhaps, on my son's part.
Michael: Kendall actually has misunderstood.
Kendall: What did I misunderstand? You told me he was dying.
Alex: Never mind. I'd defy any deathbed for the company of a beautiful woman.
Kendall: Well, I'm thrilled that you want to be a part of Michael’s big day.
Alex: The thrill is mine, seeing you crowned the new queen of Enchantment Enterprises.
Man: Excuse me, Mr. Cambias --
Michael: Turner -- say hello to Kendall Hart, Greenlee Dupres. Turner Lombard, my press attaché.
Turner: Ladies. Shall I hand out the press release before or after your announcement?
Michael: The devil is in the details. Excuse me, ladies. Excuse me, Kendall.
Kendall: Mm-hmm.
Michael: Ahem.
Kendall: Gladly.
Greenlee: What was that bit about you being crowned Enchantment's queen bee?
Kendall: Can't you just picture it?
Greenlee: Has your last brain cell shriveled up and died? Michael is too savvy of a businessman to dump Erica and put you in her place. Besides, you work for Fusion. Is that why you crawled back into his bed? Not even you could be so desperate to sleep your way to the top.
Kendall: That's not what I'm doing, ok?
Greenlee: You're holding out on me, Kendall. Tell me what's going on. Which side are you really on?

***** (clip e) [Bianca takes Lena to Michael's press conference]

[amc030519e starts]

Boyd: Well, looks like Cambias is playing to a packed house. I'm, uh, gonna circulate.
Lena: Bianca, I still don't understand why you brought me here.
Bianca: Don't worry, Lena, you will.
Lena: We've been over this. Erica was good to me and I betrayed her trust.
Bianca: Yes, but according to you the ends justify the means.
Lena: Michael forced my hand, I did what I had to do to save my mother.
Bianca: Look, you made your choices. And so have I. Now we'll just have to live with them.

***** (clip f) [Alexander chastises Michael about alienating people (no Lena)]

[amc030519f starts]
Jack: Please step back. Thank you. Thank you.
Alex: Erica, it's been too long.
Erica: Alexander. Not long enough.
[Erica chuckles]
Erica: This is my fiancé, district attorney Jackson Montgomery. Jackson Montgomery, Alexander Cambias.
Jack: Mr. Cambias, pleasure to meet you.
Erica: And his son Michael.
Michael: Erica, I know this isn't your finest hour, but in time you'll realize what's good for Cambias Industries is good for Enchantment, and, of course, that would be me.
Jack: You know what? Why don't we move on, give this man a little room for his ego.
Alex: Michael, it might serve you to remember that the people that you alienate on the way up are the same ones that you will need on the way down.
Michael: Oh. So, what are you saying, Father? That I should love my enemies, or these are the mistakes that you made?
Alex: You should not make any enemies. You might have to deal with Erica in the future.
Michael: When I’m finished with Erica, she'll be finished for good.

***** (clip g) [Boyd tells Erica that all key players have arrived (no Lena)]

[amc030519g starts]
Boyd: Excuse me. Erica?
Erica: Yes?
Boyd: Mr. D.A.?
Jack: Boyd.
Erica: Yes?
Boyd: All the key players are present and accounted for.
Erica: All right, then. Let the games begin.

***** (clip h) [Bianca gets snarky with Lena at the press conference]

[amc030519h begins]
Michael: Ladies and gentlemen? Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to begin. If you could all have a seat, please. Everybody from the back, come on up front, have a seat. Everybody -- please, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of Cambias Industries, welcome. You were invited here today to learn the details of the proposed merger between my family conglomerate, Cambias Industries, and Enchantment Enterprises. However, as you will see from the press release you're about to receive [motions to his assistant] that I am about to make a very different announcement. You see, my father and I have long admired Enchantment and its beautiful founder and C.E.O., Erica Kane. And until now, Ms. Kane has energetically resisted our overtures to become business partners. But now Ms. Kane has had a change of heart. The reality is Cambias Industries no longer has any use for Ms. Kane or Enchantment.
[crowd murmurs]
Woman: Oh, my God.
[shot on Binks and Lena]
Reporter: [offscreen] -- Cambias, are you saying the merger is off?
[shot on Binks and Lena]
Michael: [offscreen] Most definitely. [onscreen] Most definitely. You see, our primary interest in Enchantment at the time was the successful development of a revolutionary new anti-aging cream. But our researchers at Cambias have duplicated Enchantment's success with a formulation of our own, which we hope to market abroad by the end of the summer.
Reporter: What about F.D.A. approval?
Michael: We'll get it. Our product is being developed in South America, where F.D.A. approvals don't apply.
Reporter: Who's credited with developing the cream?
[Shot on Binks and Lena]
Bianca: Well, speak up, Lena. Tell them that it was Boyd Larraby, that that's the formula you stole out of my mother's safe.
Michael: Well, R&D, of course, is confidential to us, but we will be distributing our product worldwide and you can expect Cambias Industries to dominate the market.
Reporter: Where does that leave Enchantment?
Michael: Well, I'm afraid out of business. You see, as we have no use for Enchantment, we've dumped our stocks of Enchantment and, as a result, Enchantment's shares have taken a nosedive. Ms. Kane, it appears that rejecting my offer was the worst executive decision you've ever made.
[crowd murmurs]

***** (clip i) [Kendall points out to Michael that Alex and Erica are plotting (no Lena)]

[amc030519i begins]
Greenlee: What did I tell you?
Kendall: Don't start with me, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Kendall --
Kendall: Just wait and relax.
Greenlee: Congratulations, Michael. You never fail to live up to my expectations.
Michael: Well, you should be thanking me, Greenlee.
Greenlee: For what?
Michael: I've eliminated Fusion's competition. You and Kendall both owe me that. I'm waiting.
Greenlee: It's a wonder you get any with that smirk plastered on your face.
Kendall: Ok, you know, Greenlee, this is my deal. Michael, you're right. I do owe you, and I'm going to pay you back, with interest. I wonder what Papa Cambias and Erica are doing with their heads together.

***** (clip j) [Lena finds out the stolen formula was a fake]
[amc030519j starts]
Jack: Mr. Cambias, you've had your say. If you would allow Ms. Kane hers.
Michael: Famous last words, Erica? What is going on?
Alex: You wanted to learn from the master? Pay attention.
Erica: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been in business for a long time. I know when I've been outmaneuvered. As your father can tell you, it's a lesson that all executives learn. Now, Michael, it's your turn.
Michael: What is she trying to do?
Alex: It's called an end run, and you never even saw it coming, you fool.
Erica: The formula you stole from my safe is missing the essential ingredient that makes it a fountain of youth. Mr. Cambias, what you have your scientists working on is merely a recipe for generic skin cream.
[crowd murmurs]
Lena: It was a fake?
Michael: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Erica: Phone your chief chemist in Argentina. Ask him about the clinical trials. The fake formula you stole from me -- well, that cannot even prevent laugh lines.
[crowd laughs]
Erica: Enchantment is still the only company to develop and patent this remarkable, revolutionary, anti-aging skin cream -- legally and exclusively. [Cut to quick reaction shot of Bianca and Lena] And I have options to buy back all the shares that Mr. Cambias dumped, which are selling at an all-time high, while Cambias Industries' are worth about as much as confederate war bonds.
[crowd laughs]
[applause]
Reporter: Looks like you're back on top, Ms. Kane.
Erica: Oh, I've never been gone.
Jack: Amen.
Erica: As for the future of Cambias, I can scoop up all the shares at next to nothing and gain a controlling interest, or, Alexander, you can offer me your son's seat on the board and you can watch your shares recoup. It's your choice. I'm feeling very generous today. Choose well.
Michael: Father -- you can't seriously be considering this.
Alex: You have been an embarrassment to me every day of your life. Ms. Kane, Cambias Industries welcomes you to its board of directors.
Michael: Father!
Alex: Don't call me that! You haven't earned the right!
Michael: You -- you can't be doing this to me.
Alex: You did this to yourself. You're an embarrassment to the family and to yourself.

***** (clip k) [Michael is arrested; Lena goes state's evidence and is reunited with her mother]
[amc030519k starts]
Michael: What the h*** is this?
Jack: Enchantment documents, confidential ones, were found in your possession. Your cohort there, Lena Kundera, was videotaped helping herself to a disk from Ms. Kane's safe.
Lena: Bianca, you promised me!
Bianca: I lied. Nothing feels worse, does it?
Jack: Michael Cambias, you are under arrest for suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and theft of trade secrets.
Michael: Oh, this is outrageous.
Jack: Oh, I'm just getting started. Officer Ramirez, will you please read Mr. Cambias his rights? And read them off the card. I don't want this guy slipping out through a loophole later.
Michael: This is your doing. You stole those records off my computer.
Kendall: Little airhead me in the same league as you?
Michael: You were nothing before you met me.
Kendall: Now I'm less than nothing, but I feel a whole lot cleaner.
Michael: You know, I could kill you for doing this to me.
Erica: Thank you. Michael, look. Your press release. You know where you can file this.
Michael: Father, you're --
[laughter]
Michael: You're going to call the lawyers, aren't you?
Alex: I am done with you!
Michael: Wait wait wait wait wait. You're gonna arrest her for this, too, aren't you?
Jack: Ms. Kundera, I'm gonna give you the opportunity to play a Get Out of Jail Free card.
Michael: Oh, for --
Jack: You contact me first thing in the morning. And don't you even think about leaving town.
Michael: You gotta be kidding me. You stupid b****! One word against me and your mother is as good as dead. You unders --
Lena: Mama!
Paulina: Oh! Lena!
Bianca: Uncle Jack, i-it's true, what Lena said about her mother?
Jack: Absolutely true.

***** (clip l) [Greenlee realizes that Kendall and Erica were in cahoots (no Lena)]

[amc030519l starts] Greenlee: Michael Cambias is finished.
Kendall: I still can't believe I didn't see it straight up.
Greenlee: But who cares now, huh? You showed him. You showed everyone.
Greenlee: Oh, my God. You two were in on this the whole time.
[Erica laughs]
Kendall: We rock, don't we, Mom?

***** (clip m) [Lena asks Bianca for another chance]

[amc030519m starts]
Erica: Thank you. Well, I told you that Michael Cambias wouldn't get the best of us.
Bianca: Honestly, it doesn't feel very satisfying.
Erica: Oh, Sweetheart, I know. I know how you felt about Lena.
Bianca: My feelings haven't changed. The whole thing just got tainted.
Erica: Well, she didn't deserve you. And you, Kendall -- I would highly recommend that you waste no time at all lamenting the loss of that consummate gentleman.
Kendall: Well, I'm not an idiot.
Erica: Well, excuse me for caring.
Kendall: I almost think that you meant that.
Lena: Excuse me. Bianca, may I have a word with you?
Erica: You most certainly may not!
Bianca: Um, Mom, it's okay.
Erica: Bianca!
Bianca: I need to do this. Thank you. How's your mother?
Lena: Better, thank you. She's resting upstairs in my room. I'm very grateful to your uncle for bringing her here, she's all I have left now. Unless... unless you're willing to... give me another chance.

***** (clip n) [After telling Bianca she loves her for a 5th time, Bianca tells Lena to get lost]

[amc030519n starts]
Bianca: You want another chance? How stupid do you think I am? I know you don't care about me.
Lena: Bianca, I love you --
Bianca: Don't lie to me.
Lena: Bianca, look me in the eyes, look at me. Do you think I could fake this?
Bianca: Lena, you just -- you used me to get that formula for Michael. You were his lover. Then you were mine, but neither of us meant anything to you. It was all just a, a part of the scam.
Lena: I'm not the only one who lied.
Bianca: Oh, God. Don't even.
Lena: Look, you put the fake disc in the safe.
Bianca: I had to. Lena, you have no idea how much I wanted to believe in you, how much I wanted to believe that you cared about me.
Lena: I did! I do!
Bianca: I wanted to know... that I could trust you. That you were the one that I had been waiting for.
Lena: I want to be that person, I still do!
Bianca: How do you expect me to just go back, to just start over again?
Lena: Just believe in me.
Bianca: I can't.
Lena: Bianca.
Erica: Oh, my sweet baby. I know, honey. I know how she hurt you. I know how Lena used you. And, you -- how Michael used you. And I'm going to tell you something. I don't think that we have seen the worst or the last of Michael Cambias.



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030519a.mpg (10.3m; 1:00) Michael is cocky with his father (no Lena)
amc030519b.mpg (8.6m; 0:51) Greenlee suspects that Kendall is up to something (no Lena)
amc030519c.mpg (6.1m; 0:35) Jack tells Erica that everything is in place (no Lena)
amc030519d.mpg (22.9m; 2:14) Kendall meets Alexander Cambias and Greenlee stills suspects something is up (no Lena)
amc030519e.mpg (6.5m; 0:38) Bianca takes Lena to Michael's press conference
amc030519f.mpg (11.5m; 1:08) Alexander chastises Michael about alienating people (no Lena)
amc030519g.mpg (3m; 0:17) Boyd tells Erica that all key players have arrived (no Lena)
amc030519h.mpg (23.1m; 2:15) Bianca gets snarky with Lena at the press conference
amc030519i.mpg (7.6m; 0:44) Kendall points out to Michael that Alex and Erica are plotting (no Lena)
amc030519j.mpg (32.3m; 3:09) Lena finds out the stolen formula was a fake
amc030519k.mpg (18m; 1:45) Michael is arrested; Lena goes state's evidence and is reunited with her mother
amc030519l.mpg (5.7m; 0:33) Greenlee realizes that Kendall and Erica were in cahoots (no Lena)
amc030519m.mpg (14.9m; 1:27) Lena asks Bianca for another chance
amc030519n.mpg (22m; 2:09) After telling Bianca she loves her for a 5th time, Bianca tells Lena to get lost

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 (ktaborn@lightspeed.net) 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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