Whoosh! I happen to think lesbianca is a fine word, thankyouverymuch, Ms. Whore of Warsaw
Desperate women do desperate things,
like Lena asking Greenlee for a job


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

June 5, 2003


048
(Lena appearance)
030605
Last update: 11/28/03


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



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Agent Fleming, INS Agent
Erica Kane
Boyd Larraby
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Greenlee du Pres
Casey Wexler
Bianca Montgomery




SYNOPSIS

Erica sics the INS on Lena; Lena asks Greenlee for a job and greenlee refuses; Binks sees them talking and, clearly softening toward Lena, reminds Greenlee about Leo; Erica p.o.'s Greenlee, who gets her grandfather to hire Lena as a financial analyst. Next on AMC: Bianca asks Boyd a favor and Michael asks Lena how badly she wants to stay in the country



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030605.html

Boyd walks in on Erica's meeting with an INS agent and accuses Erica of trying to get Lena deported because of her relationship with Bianca. Erica denies Boyd's accusation, claiming it was her duty to alert the INS about Lena's change in work status. Erica insists her actions have nothing to do with Bianca's feelings for Lena. Greenlee refuses to hire Lena at Fusion. After Lena leaves, Bianca challenges Greenlee's belief that people are incapable of changing their ways by mentioning Leo and comparing him to Lena. After clashing with Erica, Greenlee calls her grandfather and asks him to give Lena a job.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030605r.htm

Erica meets with the INS agent and confirms Lena’s last day of employment. He thanks her for contacting the Immigration Service, but Erica smiles as she says she’s merely doing her duty as a good citizen.

She asks if Lena has been notified and what the time frame is for deportation, and he tells her that Ms. Kundera will be escorted onto a plane in a matter of hours. Boyd comes to the door and demands, “Excuse me, you’re having Lena deported?” When Erica says this doesn’t concern him, Boyd tells her, “Going after Lena is probably the worst move you can make!” Erica shows the agent out, and he thanks her again for apprising them of the change in Miss Kundera’s work status. When Erica tells Boyd the R&D meeting isn’t until after lunch, he says he’s the first to blast Lena for her ethics; Erica notes that she doesn’t have any! Boyd goes on that he knows Lena used people and abused them, but he really believes she’s sincere about wanting to turn her life around, “And besides, does Bianca know you’re having her girlfriend deported?” Ms. Kane points out that it’s her ex-girlfriend! She protests that she runs a business and had agreed to sponsor Lena as long as she was employed by Enchantment; Lena is no longer on her payroll, so she was just doing her civic duty! She goes on about Federal mandates, but Boyd says they both know that’s bureaucratic bull—she’s trying to run Lena out of the country any way she can! Boyd knows this is not about Enchantment, but Erica insists it is, “And if, at the same time, I can protect Bianca from Lena, then it is worth it!” He exclaims, “You see?” Erica declares that if he’s not on board with this, maybe he should clear out his lab and join Lena in a battle he can’t win! Boyd incredulously says he challenges her motives, and now she’s threatening to fire him? Erica angrily says challenging her motives is not part of his job description; she’s about five seconds from having Security escort him from the building! She says no one is indispensable, and she already owns the patent on his formula; Boyd agrees she owns the formula, but doesn’t own him, and surely doesn’t own Bianca or dictate her life. Erica demands to know, if he really cares about her daughter, how he could want to wish that Polish plague on her? Boyd sighs that Bianca and Lena love each other, and he’s learned that you take love where you can find it. He argues that Lena has given Bianca a lot more than misery; if she was half as honest as she expects Lena to be, she’d own up to that. They are interrupted when Casey Wexler, Greenlee’s old co-worker, arrives for her meeting with Erica. She congratulates Boyd on his breakthrough formula, though she hates him for not giving her first dibs! Boyd pointedly says the formula belonged to Erica, and his commitments mean something. He leaves after warning Casey to proceed with extreme caution! Erica gets down to business—she wants to warn her about Lena Kundera! Casey calls her the Stealth Slut who worked with Michael Cambias, and promises, “Lena Kundera will never eat lunch in this town again!”

Lena finds Greenlee having coffee at the Valley Inn. She introduces herself, but Greenlee knows she’s the Polish predator who crashed the Fusion party and did scout work for Michael Crummiest, “Why aren’t you in jail?” Lena explains that she agreed to cooperate with the District Attorney in exchange for immunity. When she says she made a terrible mistake, Greenlee tells her this is another one! Lena goes on that she got a letter from Immigration this morning, and her visa has been revoked. Greenlee questions what that has to do with her, and Lena replies, “I need a job.” Greenlee wants to make sure she’s getting this, “You angle to bring down Enchantment, and on the basis of your stunning deception, you want me to give you a job?”

She laughs when Lena insists she’s very good at what she does and suggests she leave her card so she can give her a jingle when she has an opening for a backstabber! Undeterred, Lena sits down and tells Ms. du Pres she has an MBA and a further degree in international finance; she got her work permit based on her very specialized expertise.

Greenlee agrees they all know what she’s good at, but Lena goes on that Erica Kane hired her because of her background in finance with the cosmetics industry. Greens notes that Erica also kicked her out on her kielbasa, but Lena keeps on plugging. She insists they each have something have something the other one needs. She won’t make excuses for what she did behind closed doors, but will tell her that her hands were tied. Greenlee stands to leave, saying that Kendall Hart is her business partner—the woman that thought Michael Cambias loved her, all the while he was tearing up the sheets with the Whore of Warsaw! Lena asks if Greenlee has ever done anything because she’s been desperate? Greens wonders how desperate you have to be to use your body as a bargaining chip? Lena quietly tells her, “I hope you never have to find out.” She pleads that she needs to stay in America, close to Bianca, but Greenlee insists that is so not her problem! She angrily says Lena really is good when she brings up that Bianca was close to her late husband; she’s trying to guilt her into giving her a job because that’s what Leo would have wanted! Bianca comes up as Greenlee is telling Lena there’s nothing she can say to change her mind. Binks steps back before they see her, and Lena leaves after thanking Greenlee for her time. Bianca comes out and asks Greenlee what that was about? Greens tells her that her Polish pastry’s being deported, so she hit her up for a job and she told her to get lost. Bianca sighs that she has no idea what Lena’s been through and Greenlee asks, “Binks, how can you side with her when she used you and tried to ruin you and your mother?” Bianca says that people change, but Greens says that’s not true. “What about Leo?” Bianca asks, “How do you explain him?” Greenlee is outraged that Bianca is comparing Lena to her Leo, but Binks asks if she doesn’t see the connection? Leo came to Pine Valley after her money, acting under the influence of his mother; Lena came to Pine Valley after Boyd’s formula, acting under the influence of Michael Cambias—it’s the same M.O.! Greenlee asks why she’s defending Lena, and is taken aback when Bianca says she’s doing it because of her! She recalls the night of their engagement party when Greenlee found out Leo had been married before for money, not love, she was hurt to the core. She broke it off saying she didn’t ever want to see him again; she didn’t take him back right away, but she did forgive him. Greenlee asks, if she’s such a shining example, what’s she waiting for? Why not find Lena, kiss and make up? She has to agree that’s not what she did; she made him suffer, and herself along with him—it was Hell for both of them. Bianca asks how she knew she could trust him again, after everything he had done to her? Greenlee says she just looked deep into those big brown eyes of his and knew it was right and they were right, “If you’re lucky, I mean really lucky, you’ll feel it, too.” Erica shows up and sees the two together, and asks what Bianca is doing with Greenlee? Greenlee asks if she wants to know what she and Binks were talking about? “I was telling your darling daughter to go for the girl—give Lena a second chance.” Erica notes that Bianca is way too savvy to take her advice about anything! Greenlee says Bianca did most of the talking, comparing Lena to Leo. Surprised, Erica says Leo was charming and caring, but Bianca says that Lena is, too. She leaves and Greenlee tells Erica she’s not going to win this one, “Lena is ga-ga over Binks, and I think it goes both ways!”

Erica says Casey Wexler told her about this little contest she’s running, for the “Sexiest Man in America” and notes that she’s desperate! Greens wonders if Casey also told her that Fusion girls are lining up their boyfriends from coast to coast, giving them national name recognition? Erica laughs that fad promotions are a dime a dozen, but Greens counters that it’s a solid gold idea and she’s jealous she didn’t think of it first! When Erica says she’ll be here today, gone tomorrow, Greenlee agrees, “Just like one of Bianca’s girlfriends! How long before Binks does the math and figures out you engineered her return to the Mother Land?” She says Lena gets a call from the INS saying she’s being deported—that has “Erica Kane” written all over it! When Erica sniffs that Lena is a cancer on this town, Greenlee says she’s going to remove her with surgical precision! Erica wonders why she would even care? Greenlee says maybe she doesn’t like it when mothers think they can run their daughters’ lives, or maybe she thinks Lena’s love life deserves a second act, or maybe she’s a hopeless romantic who wants to see Lena and Bianca live happily ever after and float down Main Street in the Gay Pride Parade! Erica thinks Greenlee hates her so much because she wants to BE her when she grows up, “But you know you’ll never be me!” She warns Greenlee to stay away from Bianca—she’s the last person on Earth she would need any help from! She leaves, and Greenlee calls her grandfather to say she has a lead on a brilliant financial mind, a good friend who needs a job ASAP, “Promise you’ll hire her, no questions asked?”

ON THE NEXT ALL MY CHILDREN:
Woody knows Greenlee doesn’t want to help Bianca—she wants to hurt Erica!
When Boyd says he thought she needed a favor, Bianca tells him it’s probably already too late!
Michael asks Lena, “Just how badly do you want to stay in this country?”
David has a vision of his daughter at about age 6, and she asks, “Did you miss me, Daddy?”

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=87.topic

Boyd [Mmm...Boyd... Sorry. Had to be said.] walks in on Erica's meeting with an INS agent and accuses Erica of trying to get Lena deported because of her relationship with Bianca. Erica denies Boyd's accusation, claiming it was her duty to alert the INS about Lena's change in work status. Erica insists her actions have nothing to do with Bianca's feelings for Lena. [Umm, there's really nothing more to say.]

Greenlee refuses to hire Lena at Fusion. After Lena leaves, Bianca challenges Greenlee's belief that people are incapable of changing their ways by mentioning Leo and comparing him to Lena. After clashing with Erica, Greenlee calls her grandfather and asks him to give Lena a job. [Oh, the Greenlee/Bianca scene was great (if memory serves). Greens helps the Binkster out because it's what Leo would have wanted. Plus, there's the perk of ticking Erica off. Greenlee's a happy camper lately. Now, if only we could do something about her taste in men as of late...]...





ALL GAY RE-CAP

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

TODAY ON AMC:

  • Pine Valley is out of beef.
  • Lena begs – for a job.
  • Lena gets several new nicknames.
  • Bianca is not over Lena.
  • Erica dreams of Evita. And Sally Fields.

Before The Break - Erica chats with an INS Agent who clearly doesn't know anything about Immigration Law, but why get picky now? According to GI Man, Lena will be deported in a matter of hours. We must have entered a new temporal shift, one in which the Government works efficiently and without due process when it comes to immigrants. Oh, wait, that is our reality.

Lena walks into a bar. A Rabbi, a Priest and a Presbyterian Minister are having a drink. What? Oh, sorry.

Lena: "Ms. DuPres, I got a letter from Immigration this morning: my Visa has been revoked."
Greenlee: "What does that have to do with me?"
Lena: "I need a job."


Does this mean that Lena has given up all hopes of ever getting to call Erica "Mom?"


Erica's Office - Boyd and Erica are comparing wardrobes. Is Erica wearing leather? Between her skirt and all those dead cows at Anna and David's place, it's a miracle any bovines still exist in Pine Valley: maybe it's time to bring back crocodile wear.

Erica: "Boyd, I'm running a business here. I agreed to sponsor Lena as long as she was employed by Enchantment: now that she's not longer on my payroll, I am doing my civic duty."
Boyd: "To what, turn her in?"
Erica: "I merely notified INS of change in her work status: that is what I am obliged to do to meet the criteria of the Federal mandate."


Oh my gosh, that is actually accurate! Well, except for the mandate bit.

Erica: "Since when did you become the great defender of this lying, conniving thief?"
Boyd: "Maybe since I found out there is more to Lena than her mistakes."


Apparently, there isn't a whole lot that comes with a chemistry degree like, oh, I don't know, an English class perhaps? And Boyd, I hope you've found out those things about Lena in the most platonic way possible: the way Binks is getting these days, I wouldn't want you to find that the shortest way to S.O.S. is through the window.

Erica: "Mistakes? Boyd, Lena is a corporate saboteur. She tried to steal your revolutionary anti-aging formula..."

OK, blah, blah, blah, we all know this stuff inside and out, right? By now we can predict with a high degree of accuracy all the lines Erica will say about stealing and lying and the company and Bianca's heart and the pain! Oh, the pain. I've got a pain right here Erica: what are you going to do about that, hum?

Boyd: "Admit it, this isn't about Enchantment."
Erica: "This is all about Enchantment. Our cutting edge research, our hard work, our success. If, at the same time, I can protect Bianca from Lena..."


U-huh. His research, you mean? All you've done was try the d*** formula. Several times, I'm sure. Does it work like layers do?

Erica is about so say something, but is interrupted by another bimbo, I mean, blonde, whose name is Casey. Erica wants to warn her about Lena, to whom she refers as a "corporate shark." Casey knows all about her: for Casey, Lena is a "Stealth Slut who worked with Michael Cambias."

You know, for one long, horrifying moment, I thought this was the woman Erica chose to "distract" Bianca from Lena: it was frightening.


At A Bar - Greenlee is reading The Wall Street Herald. Yeah, you're as surprised as I am that she can read, aren't you?

Greenlee: "Lena, let me see if I'm getting this: you angled to bring down Enchantment and, on the basis of this stunning deception, you want me to give you a job?"

Why not? I can think of several government jobs she absolutely qualifies for.

Lena: "I'm very good at what I do."

Binks would certainly agree with that, but there is no reason to parade that kind of talent around town, Lena.

Greenlee: "Yeah, yeah, we all know what you're good at."

Yeah, especially Bianca.

Lena: "Erica Kane employed me because of my background in finance with a focus in the cosmetic industry and now that I've left Enchantment..."

What? Oh, you mean you have a background in those things, as in practice. 'Cause, well, I don't think any finance school offers courses in international economics and the impact of the Euro on the local Beauty Salon.

Greenlee: "You mean, got kicked out on your Kielbasa."

Greens just called Lena a sausage! Bwah! Sapphicmac, are you writing for this show? What are the chances that two days after you mention the Smoked Polish, it shows up on AMC? This is highly, highly suspect.

Lena: "Look, I think Fusion would be the perfect venue: we each have something the other one needs. I won't make excuses for what I did behind closed doors. All I can say is that my hands were tied."

Binks! If I weren't blushing, I'd say I'm impressed. And your first time out, too. Lena, I'm thinking vitamins ought to be a daily ritual for you now, just in case Bianca gives you that second chance.

Greenlee: "You know what? Save your S&M exploits for your memoirs."

Bwah!

Greenlee: "...and bedded while he was tearing up the sheets with you, the Whore of Warsaw?"

She's not a whore! She was a little trampy, but that's it! And I'm just shocked that Greens knows Warsaw is in Poland.

Lena: "Have you never done something because you're desperate?"
Greenlee: "How desperate do you have do be to use your body as a bargaining chip?
Lena: "I hope you never have to find out."


Oh, that was sad. It's a good thing that, with the emotional swings this crappy soap can induce, I'm not bipolar.

Bianca makes her way into the bar, but slinks back into the corner when she spots Lena.

Bianca, be a man! Woman. Lesbian. Whatever! Develop some courage, reverse that lobotomy and go get your girlfriend back, all right?

Once Lena disappears, Bianca makes her way into the room and goes directly to Greenlee.

Bianca: "Hey, what was that about, you and Lena?"
Greenlee: "She's making a play for me."
Bianca: "What?"


Hey Bianca, you've got something on your shoulder. Yeah, there: it looks like a gnome: it's cranky and it's green.

Greenlee: "Your Polish pastry is being deported, so she hit me up for a job. Seems she wants to stay in the U.S.A. and be your good-time girl."

Bianca, don't look now, but you haven't been blinking.

Greenlee: "Bianca, you're comparing Lena to my Leo?"
Bianca: "You don't see the connection? Leo came to Pine Valley after your money acting under the influence of his mother. Lena came to Pine Valley after Boyd's formula acting under the influence of Michael Cambias: it's the same m.o.."


Don't look at me: I don't know anything about this and I don't want to know, either.

Bianca: "How did you know that you could trust him again? After everything that he did to you."
Greenlee: "I just looked at him, deep into those big brown eyes and I knew it was right. We were right and, if you're lucky, I mean really lucky, you'll feel it, too."


Bianca, put that jaw back in or it'll fall out. No good conversation can ever proceed without LaKane's interruptions, so here she comes, waltzing in while music originally composed for the Wicked Witch Of The West plays on.

Erica: "Why do you even care, Greenlee?"
Greenlee: "Gee, let's see: maybe I don't like it when mothers get in their daughters' way, or maybe I do think Lena's love life rates a second act or maybe, just maybe, I am a hopeless romantic who wants to see Lena and Bianca hook up so they can live happily ever after and float down Main Street in the Gay Pride Parade."


But they'd be the only 2 lesbians there. How sad.


TOMORROW ON AMC : Binks asks Boyd for a favor; Michael grabs Lena and asks how badly she wants to remain in the States.





PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

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

Boyd found out that Erica had reported Lena to immigration.
Boyd: Are you trying to have her deported?
Erica: I'm merely doing my duty as an American citizen. You know how close I am to Donald Rumsfeld. Why he used to have his press conferences in our time slot just to be near me. He only stopped because I accepted Jack's marriage proposal.
Boyd: I thought it was because the war was over.
Erica: Oh Boyd, you're so naive.
Boyd: You're making a big mistake interferring in Bianca and Lena's romance. Parental opposition always makes kids more determined to be with the one they love. Remember Palmer, Nina and Cliff?
Erica: That was a long time ago.
Boyd: What about Adam, Haley and Mateo?
Erica: There's no comparison. Lena is much taller than Mateo.
Boyd: Mark my words Erica. If you keep interferring you might as well stamp "super-couple" on their foreheads and be done with it.

Lena ran into Greenlee at the Valley Inn.
Lena: I've come to ask you for a job.
Greenlee: Sorry. I don't need an industrial spy.
Lena: How about a safe-cracker? Formula thief?
Greenlee: Forget it. I know your reputation. You lend new meaning to the phrase "benefits package".
Lena: That's all over now. I'm the con reformed by love just like Leo. He would have wanted you to hire me.
Greenlee: I wouldn't use that line if I were you. Trey used to use it all the time and look where he ended up.
Bianca: What did Lena want?
Greenlee: She wanted a job but I turned her down. She's no good Bianca.
Bianca: That's not true. She may have been motivated by the wrong things but she's basically good - just like Leo. Their names even sound alike now that I think about it.
Greenlee: So why haven't you forgiven her?
Bianca: We have to drag out the storyline just a little bit longer. You didn't forgive Leo right away.
Greenlee: No, I had an affair with Jake instead. Hey, I've heard he's coming back for a few days.
Bianca: Sorry, he's not my type.
Greenlee: Oh, right. So maybe you should give Lena another chance.
Erica: What are you telling my daughter? How dare you!
Greenlee: I just told her that Lena deserves another chance, just like Leo did.
Erica: There's really no comparison. Lena is much shorter than Leo. So tell me Greenlee, what is more humiliating - your Sexiest Man contest or your romance with Carlos.
Greenlee: Don't talk to me about humiliating storylines. I'm not the one who spent a year engaged to Chris Stamp.
Erica: *&&$%
Greenlee: I know you are but what am I?
Erica: You don't suppose this renewed antagonism between us is going to lead to anything do you?
Greenlee: I hope so. I'm desperate for a storyline besides this Carlos thing.

Reggie, Jack, and Joanie were at the building site.
Jack: Reggie, I think you're doing too much around here.
Reggie: Now that you mention it, it is a little hard being the job foreman on a building project when I'm still in high school.
Jack: I realize that. That's why I'm putting Joanie in charge of all the deliveries.
Joanie: I can handle that. I'll just fit it in with my architect's duties.
Reggie: I can still do deliveries too. I'm almost through installing all the plumbing and wiring the house for electricity.
Joanie: No, I insist. I"m through weaving the fabric for the carpet and I have a little time before I put the shingles on the roof.
Luis: Just remember, I'm still here being menacing.

The mourning for Leora continues.
Lizzie: :::sob:::::: I can't stand it anymore::::sob:::::little coffins and baby shoes:::::sob::::I'm sorry I ever called her the Princess of Darkness::::sob:::::::



QUOTES

Erica: And what is the time frame on this? Are we talking about weeks, days?
Man: Actually, Ms. Kundera will be escorted onto a plane in a matter of hours.

Boyd: Erica, going after Lena is probably the worst move you can make.

Lena: Ms. Dupres, you may not remember me, but --
Greenlee: You're the polish predator who crashed the Fusion party and did scout work for Michael crummiest. Why aren't you in jail?

Boyd: I know she used people, ok, and abused their trust. I was one of them. But I really believe that Lena’s sincere about wanting to turn her life around. And, besides, does Bianca know you're having her girlfriend deported?

Erica: You're not onboard with this, then maybe you ought to go clear out your lab and join Lena in a battle that you can't win.

Greenlee: Uh, Lena, let me see if I’m getting this. You angled to bring down Enchantment, and on the basis of your stunning deception, you want me to give you a job?
Lena: I'm very good at what I do.

Greenlee: When I have an opening for a backstabber, I’ll give you a jingle.

Lena: I have an M.B.A. and a further degree in international finance. The reason I got my work permit was thanks to my very specialized expertise.
Greenlee: Yeah, yeah, yeah. We all know what you're good at.

Lena: And now that I’ve left Enchantment --
Greenlee: You mean got kicked out on your kielbasa.

Lena: Fusion will be the perfect venue. We each have something the other one needs. I won't make excuses for what I did behind closed doors, but I will tell you that my hands were tied.
Greenlee: No, you know what? Save your S&M exploits for your memoirs. I'm out of here.

Lena: Ms. Dupres, I know it's a lot to ask. You're probably the last person on earth who'd offer me a job.
Greenlee: Gee, you think? Kendall Hart is my business partner. You remember her? The woman who got sucked into thinking Michael Cambias loved her? The woman he wined and dined and bedded while he was tearing up the sheets with you, the whore of Warsaw?

Lena: Have you never done something because you were desperate?
Greenlee: How desperate do you have to be to use your body as a bargaining chip?
Lena: I hope you never have to find out.

Erica: Boyd, challenging my motives is not part of your job description.

Boyd: I dare because I care about your daughter.
Erica: If that were the case, then why would you wish that Polish plague on her?
Boyd: Because Bianca and Lena love each other, Erica, and I've learned that you take love where you find it.

Erica: I wanted to warn you about a certain corporate shark who just might be making the rounds. Her name is Lena Kundera.
Casey: Ah, the stealth slut who worked with Michael Cambias.
Casey: Lena Kundera will never eat lunch in this town again.

Bianca: Hey, what was that about, you and Lena?
Greenlee: She was making a play for me.
Bianca: What?
Greenlee: Your Polish pastry is being deported, so she hit me up for a job. Seems she wants to stay in the U.S.A. and be your good-time girl.

Bianca: You have no idea what Lena has been through.
Greenlee: Boo-freaking-hoo.

Bianca: How did you know that you could trust him again, after everything that he had done to you?
Greenlee: I just looked at him, deep into those big brown eyes, and I knew it was right. We were right. And if you're lucky -- I mean, really lucky -- you'll feel it, too.

Greenlee: You want to know what Binks and I were talking about? Her love life.
Erica: Excuse me?
Greenlee: I was telling your darling daughter to go for the girl, give Lena a second chance.

Greenlee: You're not going to win this one, Erica.
Erica: I beg your pardon?
Greenlee: Lena is ga-ga over Binks, and I think it cuts both ways.

Erica: Casey Wexler told me about this little contest you're running, the search for the sexiest man in America? Color you desperate, Greenlee.

Erica: Yeah. Here today, gone tomorrow.
Greenlee: Just like one of Bianca's girlfriends. How long before Binks does the math, figures out you engineered Lena’s return to her motherland?
Erica: What are you talking about?
Greenlee: Oh, come on, Erica. Lena gets a call from the I.N.S. telling her she's being deported? That has Erica Kane written all over it.

Erica: Why would you even care, Greenlee?
Greenlee: Gee, let's see. Maybe I don't like it when mothers get in their daughters' way. Or maybe I do think Lena’s love life rates a second act. Or maybe, just maybe I’m a hopeless romantic who wants to see Lena and Bianca hook up so they can live happily ever after and float down Main Street in the gay pride parade.

Greenlee: Hi, Granddaddy. Good, thanks. Listen, I have a lead on a brilliant financial mind, a good friend who needs a job ASAP. Lena Kundera. Yeah. Promise me you'll hire her, no questions asked?



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip c) [Lena asks Greenlee for a job]

[PVI bar. Greenlee's at a table drinking coffee and reading the "Wall Street Herald." Greenlee's outfit... not so attractive. Moving on. Lena enters, looks around and spots Greenlee. The HPF is in a fabulous black sleeveless dress that comes to just above her knees; its neckline is similar to the that of the dress Binks wore at the press conference but it's more subtle and less revealing. Her hair has been cut since the 06/02/03 episode. She's carrying a small briefcase in her right hand, with her purse over her left shoulder]
Lena: [approaches Greenlee] Ms. du Pres, [Greenlee looks up] you may not remember me, but --
Greenlee: You're the Polish predator who crashed the Fusion party and did scutwork for Michael Crummiest. [raises her voice and looks over at some extras in the background. This being Pine Valley, naturally no one reacts] Why aren't you in jail?
Lena: [looks around uncomfortably and fidgets] I, uh, I agreed to cooperate with the District Attorney.
Greenlee: In exchange for immunity. [shakes her head in disbelief and smiles tightly]
Lena: Look, I know I made a terrible mistake --
Greenlee: This is another one.
Lena: I'm trying to rectify some of the damage I've --
Greenlee: Save it.
Lena: Ms. du Pres, I got a letter this morning from Immigration. My visa's been revoked.
Greenlee: What does that have to do with me?
Lena: I need a job.

***** (clip e) [Greenlee calls Lena the whore of Warsaw]

Greenlee: Uh, Lena. Let me see if I'm getting this. You angled to bring down Enchantment, and on the basis of your stunning deception, you want me to give you a job?
Lena: I'm very good at what I do. Greenlee: [laughs] Oh, my -- Hey, I'll tell you what. You leave me your card and when I get an opening for a backstabber, I'll give you a jingle.
Lena: Ms. du Pres, [sits down across from Greenlee] I have an MBA and a further degree in international finance [continuity, much? At Lena's interview in the 01/02/03 episdoe, Erica commented on Lena's "master's degree in economics from Oxford." Get it straight, people]. The reason I got my work permit was thanks to my very specialized expertise.
Greenlee: Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know what you're good at.
Lena: [earnestly] Erica Kane employed me because of my background in finance with a focus on the cosmetics industry. And now that I've left [small shrug; looks away] Enchantment --
Greenlee: You mean got kicked out on your kielbasa.
Lena: [looks down and then regroups, but somewhat less enthusiastically] Look, I think Fusion will be the perfect venue. We each... have something the other one needs. [Greenlee pretends to be absorbed in reading the lower half of the front page] I won't make excuses for what I did behind closed doors. All I will tell you is that my hands were tied.
Greenlee: You know what? [folds up her paper] Save your S & M exploits for your memoirs. I'm out of here. [stands and gathers her things]
Lena: [stands as well] Ms. du Pres, I know it's a lot to ask. You're probably the last person on earth to offer me a job --
Greenlee: Gee, you think? [takes a step closer] Kendall Hart is my business partner. You remember her? [Lena looks away] The woman who got sucked into thinking Michael Cambias loved her? The woman he wined and dined and bedded while he was tearing up the sheets with you, the whore of Warsaw? [Lena finally looks back at Greenlee]
Lena: Have you never done something because you were desperate?
Greenlee: How desperate do you have to be to use your body as a bargaining chip?
Lena: [soberly, without a hint of rancor] I hope you never have to find out.

***** (clip g) [Bianca uses the Leo card on Greenlee to get her to reconsider Lena's request]

Lena: [as Greenlee rummages in her purse to pull out a cellphone] Please, Greenlee, I need to stay in America. I need to stay close to Bianca. If I'm deported --
Greenlee: That is so not my problem. [starts to dial phone]
Lena: Bianca mentioned she was close to your late husband.
Greenlee: [stops punching numbers, turns her head slowly and gives Lena a narrow-eyed look] You really are good.
Lena: The only reason I mention it --
Greenlee: Is to guilt me into giving you a job, because that's what Leo would have wanted.
Lena: I've offended you.
Greenlee: This whole conversation offends me. Have a nice trip. [turns her back]
Lena: Is there anything I can say to change --
Greenlee: Nothing. [Binks enters, catches sight of Lena and Greenlee, and hides behind a convenient column]
Lena: Thank you for your time. [leaves, crossing downstage to another entrance. Greenlee gives the departing Lena one last glance, puts her cellphone back in her purse and turns, fishing out some money]
Bianca: [enters the room. She's wearing a dusky periwinkle blue three-quarter-length-sleeved scoopneck shirt with oddly detailed seams at the neckline, shoulders and sleeves that make the garment look as if it's inside-out; it's untucked over her black pants. Not her best look, though at least the color goes better with her skin tone than the baby blue shirt from the 05/16/03 episode did. I like her necklace: a simple silver oblong on a slender black cord, with the little silver doodad resting perfectly in the hollow of her throat] Hey, what was that about? You and Lena?
Greenlee: She was making a play for me.
Bianca: What?
Greenlee: Your Polish pastry's being deported. So, she hit me up for a job. Seems she wants to stay in the USA and be your good-time girl.
Bianca: So what'd you tell her?
Greenlee: I told her to get lost. I have no use for a lying, conniving --
Bianca: [shakes head] Oh, don't, Greenlee. You [tucks hair behind her right ear]... you have no idea what Lena has been through.
Greenlee: Boo frickin' hoo. [sits back down at the table]
Bianca: Her whole life has been one struggle to the next. [sits down opposite Greenlee]
Greenlee: Binks, how can you side with her when she used you, tried to ruin you and your mother?
Bianca: People change.
Greenlee: Not true.
Bianca: All right, then, what about Leo? How do you explain him?

***** (clip i) [Greenlee tells Erica she told Bianca to give Lena a second chance (no Lena)]

Erica: [makes her grand diva entrance into the central atrium. Nice leather skirt, Erica. She glances into the bar and catches sight of Greenlee and Binks. For some reason, Greenlee's still counting out cash. Maybe there's a reason Fusion hasn't really been successful yet -- see, Greenlee, you do need someone watching your financial back. Binks slowly gets up from the table. Odd sound editing -- someone whispers "Excuse me" as she stands, but Binks' lips are clearly not moving and it doesn't make sense for Greenlee to say it. Erica sweeps into the bar and goes up to Binks] Bianca, sweetheart! [Greenlee rolls her eyes and looks up at the sound of Erica's voice] What are you doing?
Bianca: Uh, I'm here for the trade show.
Erica: [smiles through her teeth] No, I mean, what are you doing [furtive hand motion] with Greenlee?
Greenlee: You want to know what Binks and I were talking about? [Erica turns and deigns to acknowledge Greenlee's presence] Her love life.
Erica: Excuse me?
Greenlee: [brightly, with an evil little smile. Gods, I love B*****!Greenlee] I was telling your darling daughter to go for the girl. Give Lena a second chance.

***** (clip k) [Greenlee asks her grandfather to hire Lena (no Lena)]

[out in the atrium]
Erica: Lena Kundera is a cancer on this town.
Greenlee: And you're gonna remove her with surgical precision.
Erica: Why would you even [clip cuts out]
[scene resumes]
Greenlee: [on her cellphone] Hi, Granddaddy. Good, thanks. Listen, I have a lead on a brilliant financial mind. A-a good friend who needs a job ASAP. Lena Kundera. Yeah. Promise me you'll hire her, no questions asked?



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Previously on AMC: Lena tells Erica she loves Bianca]

Previously on "All My Children" --
[ammc030506a-inc starts]
Erica: You preyed on my daughter Bianca.
Lena: No, Erica, I love Bianca --
[ammc030506a-inc ends]
Luis: How many of these deliveries come through here every week?
Reggie: A lot. Why?
Luis: Because I think we can do some business.
Anna: I can't do this on my own.
David: Just do what you think is best. Leave me out of it.

***** (clip b) [Erica sics the INS on Lena and Boyd disapproves (no Lena)]

[amc030605b starts]
Man: And the last day of Ms. Kundera's employment?
Erica: Oh, it's right there on her termination notice.
Man: Uh, yes, I see. Ok, that wraps it up. I appreciate you contacting immigration service, Ms. Kane.
Erica: Oh, I'm merely doing my duty as a good citizen. So, Ms. Kundera has been notified that she will be deported?
Man: Yes, she has.
Erica: And what is the time frame on this? Are we talking about weeks, days?
Man: Actually, Ms. Kundera will be escorted onto a plane in a matter of hours.
Erica: Oh.
Boyd: Excuse me? You're having Lena deported?
Erica: This doesn't concern you, Boyd.
Boyd: Erica, going after Lena is probably the worst move you can make.

***** (clip c) [Lena asks Greenlee for a job]

[amc030605c starts]
Lena: Ms. Dupres, you may not remember me, but --
Greenlee: You're the polish predator who crashed the Fusion party and did scout work for Michael crummiest. Why aren't you in jail?
Lena: I -- I agreed to cooperate with the district attorney.
Greenlee: In exchange for immunity.
Lena: Look, I know I made a terrible mistake.
Greenlee: This is another one.
Lena: I'm trying to rectify some of the damage --
Greenlee: Save it.
Lena: Ms. Dupres, I got a letter this morning from immigration. My visa's been revoked.
Greenlee: What does that have to do with me?
Lena: I need a job.

***** (clip d) [Erica gets mad at Boyd for taking Lena's side (no Lena)]

[amc030605d starts]
Erica: Agent Fleming, I appreciate your prompt attention in this matter.
Agent Fleming: Thank you, Ms. Kane, for apprising us of Ms. Kundera's change in work status.
Erica: Well, please, just let me know if I can be of any further help.
Agent Fleming: Good day.
Erica: Good day. Boyd, the R&D meeting is not until after lunch.
Boyd: Erica, look, I'm the first to blast Lena for her ethics, all right?
Erica: As if she had any.
Boyd: Look, I know she used people, ok, and abused their trust. I was one of them. But I really believe that Lena’s sincere about wanting to turn her life around. And, besides, does Bianca know you're having her girlfriend deported?
Erica: Her ex-girlfriend, and I'm doing no such thing, Boyd.
Boyd: Erica, you sicced I.N.S. on her.
Erica: Boyd, I'm running a business here. I agreed to sponsor Lena as long as she was employed by Enchantment. Now she's no longer on my payroll, and it was my civic duty --
Boyd: To what, turn her in?
Erica: I merely notified the I.N.S. of a change in her work status. That is what I am obliged to do to meet the criteria for the federal mandates.
Boyd: Oh, come on, Erica. That's bureaucratic bull, and you know it. You're trying to run Lena out of the country any which way you can.
Erica: That is your perspective. And even if I were, since when did you become the great defender of this lying, conniving thief?
Boyd: Maybe since I found out there's more to Lena than her mistakes.
Erica: Mistakes? Boyd, Lena is a corporate saboteur. She stole your revolutionary anti-aging formula.
Boyd: Erica, please, admit it. This isn't about Enchantment.
Erica: This is all about Enchantment -- our cutting-edge research, our hard work, our success. Yes, it is. And if at the same time I can protect Bianca from Lena, then it is worth it.
Boyd: You see?
Erica: Oh, fine. Ok. You're not onboard with this, then maybe you ought to go clear out your lab and join Lena in a battle that you can't win.

***** (clip e) [Greenlee calls Lena the whore of Warsaw]

[amc030605e starts]
Greenlee: Uh, Lena, let me see if I’m getting this. You angled to bring down Enchantment, and on the basis of your stunning deception, you want me to give you a job?
Lena: I'm very good at what I do.
Greenlee: Hey, I’ll tell you what. You leave me your card, and when I have an opening for a backstabber, I’ll give you a jingle.
Lena: Ms. Dupres, I have an M.B.A. and a further degree in international finance. The reason I got my work permit was thanks to my very specialized expertise.
Greenlee: Yeah, yeah, yeah. We all know what you're good at.
Lena: Erica Kane employed me because of my background in finance with a focus on the cosmetics industry. And now that I’ve left Enchantment --
Greenlee: You mean got kicked out on your kielbasa.
Lena: Look, I think Fusion will be the perfect venue. We each have something the other one needs. I won't make excuses for what I did behind closed doors, but I will tell you that my hands were tied.
Greenlee: No, you know what? Save your S&M exploits for your memoirs. I'm out of here.
Lena: Ms. Dupres, I know it's a lot to ask. You're probably the last person on earth who'd offer me a job.
Greenlee: Gee, you think? Kendall Hart is my business partner. You remember her? The woman who got sucked into thinking Michael Cambias loved her? The woman he wined and dined and bedded while he was tearing up the sheets with you, the whore of Warsaw?
Lena: Have you never done something because you were desperate?
Greenlee: How desperate do you have to be to use your body as a bargaining chip?
Lena: I hope you never have to find out.

***** (clip f) [Erica tells a corporate headhunter not to work with Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030605f starts]
Boyd: Erica, I challenge your motives, and now you're threatening to fire me?
Erica: Boyd, challenging my motives is not part of your job description. I am about five seconds away from calling security and having them escort you from the building.
Boyd: You sure you want to do that?
Erica: Oh, why, do you think you're indispensable? No one is indispensable, Boyd. I already own the patent on your anti-aging formula.
Boyd: Yeah, you own my formula, Erica, but you don't own me, and you sure don't own Bianca or dictate her life.
Erica: How dare you.
Boyd: Look, I dare because I care about your daughter.
Erica: If that were the case, then why would you wish that Polish plague on her?
Boyd: Because Bianca and Lena love each other, Erica, and I've learned that you take love where you find it.
Erica: Lena has caused my daughter nothing but misery.
Boyd: That's not true, Erica. Lena's given her a lot more than that. And if you were half as honest as you expect Lena to be, you'd own up to that.
[knock on door]
Casey Wexler: Erica? Oh, excuse me. We said 9:30, right?
Erica: We did, Casey. Of course we did. Please, come in. You know my lead chemist, Boyd Larraby?
Casey: Sure. Boyd and I are old friends. Kudos on your breakthrough formula, although I hate you for not shopping it to me first.
Boyd: Yeah, well, Erica had first dibs, and my commitments mean something.
Erica: Well, then, I'll see you at the R&D meeting, Boyd.
Boyd: Take care, Casey. In fact, I’d proceed with extreme caution.
Erica: Casey, please, sit. Thank you for stopping by.
Casey: What's up?
Erica: Well, I wanted to warn you about a certain corporate shark who just might be making the rounds. Her name is Lena Kundera.
Casey: Ah, the stealth slut who worked with Michael Cambias.
Erica: Ah, exactly. And the worst hire I ever made. So just be on the lookout, you know, in case she decides to storm Giovanna’s gates.
Casey: Oh, say no more. Lena Kundera will never eat lunch in this town again.

***** (clip g) [Bianca uses the Leo card on Greenlee to get her to reconsider Lena's request]

[amc030605g starts]
Lena: Please, Greenlee, I need to stay in America. I need to stay close to Bianca. If I’m deported --
Greenlee: That is so not my problem.
Lena: Bianca mentioned she was close to your late husband.
Greenlee: You really are good.
Lena: The only reason I mention it --
Greenlee: Is to guilt me into giving you a job, because that's what Leo would have wanted.
Lena: I've offended you.
Greenlee: This whole conversation offends me. Have a nice trip.
Lena: Is there anything I can say to change --
Greenlee: Nothing.
Lena: Thank you for your time.
[Lena leaves]
Bianca: Hey, what was that about, you and Lena?
Greenlee: She was making a play for me.
Bianca: What?
Greenlee: Your Polish pastry is being deported, so she hit me up for a job. Seems she wants to stay in the U.S.A. and be your good-time girl.
Bianca: So what'd you tell her?
Greenlee: I told her to get lost. I have no use for a lying, conniving --
Bianca: Oh, don't, Greenlee. You have no idea what Lena has been through.
Greenlee: Boo-freaking-hoo.
Bianca: Her whole life has been one struggle to the next.
Greenlee: Binks, how can you side with her when she used you, tried to ruin you and your mother?
Bianca: People change.
Greenlee: Not true.
Bianca: All right, then, what about Leo? How do you explain him?

***** (clip h) [Greenlee and Bianca discuss forgiveness in terms of Leo and Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030605h starts]
Greenlee: Bianca, you're comparing Lena to my Leo?
Bianca: You don't see the connection? Leo came to Pine Valley after your money, acting under the influence of his mother. Lena came to Pine Valley after Boyd’s formula, acting under the influence of Michael Cambias. It's the same M.O.
Greenlee: No, not the same. I forgave Leo. You gave Lena her walking papers. So why are you defending her?
Bianca: Because of you.
Greenlee: Me?
Bianca: Yeah. Leo hurt you down to the core. That night at your engagement party when you found out that he had been married before -- not for love, for money -- you broke it off. You told him that you never wanted to see him again.
Greenlee: I remember that night. Leo came to my loft, begging me to forgive him and give him another chance. But I didn't let him in.
Bianca: Not right away. But you did forgive him.
Greenlee: So, if I’m such a shining example, what are you waiting for? Go find Lena. Kiss and make up.
Bianca: Is that what you did?
Greenlee: No. I made him suffer and me along with him. It was h*** for both of us.
Bianca: How did you know that you could trust him again, after everything that he had done to you?
Greenlee: I just looked at him, deep into those big brown eyes, and I knew it was right. We were right. And if you're lucky -- I mean, really lucky -- you'll feel it, too.

***** (clip i) [Greenlee tells Erica she told Bianca to give Lena a second chance (no Lena)]

[amc030605i starts]
Bianca: Excuse me.
Erica: Bianca, sweetheart, what are you doing?
Bianca: I'm here for the trade show.
Erica: No, I mean, what are you doing with Greenlee?
Greenlee: You want to know what Binks and I were talking about? Her love life.
Erica: Excuse me?
Greenlee: I was telling your darling daughter to go for the girl, give Lena a second chance.

***** (clip j) [Erica and Greenlee discuss Bianca and Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030605j starts]
Erica: Bianca is way too savvy to take your advice about anything.
Greenlee: Actually, she did most of the talking, comparing Lena to Leo.
Erica: Leo was charming and caring.
Bianca: So is Lena.
Erica: Bianca, honey, why don't we just head right into the dining room?
Bianca: No, no, I've already seen all of the displays. I'm going to go back to work.
[Bianca leaves]
Greenlee: You're not going to win this one, Erica.
Erica: I beg your pardon?
Greenlee: Lena is --
Bartender: Thank you.
Greenlee: Ga-ga over Binks, and I think it cuts both ways.
Erica: Well, I have no intention of discussing --
Greenlee: What, discussing your daughter's love life? You'd have to wash your mouth out with soap.
Erica: Casey Wexler told me about this little contest you're running, the search for the sexiest man in America? Color you desperate, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Really? Did Casey also tell you that Fusion girls are lining up their boyfriends in clubs from coast to coast, giving us national name recognition?
Erica: Yeah, fad promotions are a dime a dozen.
Greenlee: This is a solid-gold idea, and you can't stand it because you didn't think it up first. The heat you feel is me breathing down your neck.
Erica: Yeah. Here today, gone tomorrow.
Greenlee: Just like one of Bianca's girlfriends. How long before Binks does the math, figures out you engineered Lena’s return to her motherland?
Erica: What are you talking about?
Greenlee: Oh, come on, Erica. Lena gets a call from the I.N.S. telling her she's being deported? That has Erica Kane written all over it.

***** (clip k) [Greenlee asks her grandfather to hire Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030605k starts]
Erica: Lena Kundera is a cancer on this town.
Greenlee: And you're going to remove her with surgical precision.
Erica: Why would you even care, Greenlee?
Greenlee: Gee, let's see. Maybe I don't like it when mothers get in their daughters' way. Or maybe I do think Lena’s love life rates a second act. Or maybe, just maybe I’m a hopeless romantic who wants to see Lena and Bianca hook up so they can live happily ever after and float down Main Street in the gay pride parade.
Erica: Oh. You know why you hate me so much?
Greenlee: Why don't you tell me?
Erica: Because you want to be me when you grow up. And in spite of all your desperate hype and your spin and your inflated sense of who you are, you know that you will never be me. You stay away from Bianca. You're the last person on earth that she would need any help from.
[Erica leaves; Greenlee pulls out her cellphone]
Greenlee: Hi, Granddaddy. Good, thanks. Listen, I have a lead on a brilliant financial mind, a good friend who needs a job ASAP. Lena Kundera. Yeah. Promise me you'll hire her, no questions asked?

***** (clip l) [On the Next AMC: Bianca asks Boyd for a favor; Michael asks Lena how bad she wants to stay in the country] >> On the next "All My Children" --

Woodruff: You don't want to help Bianca. You want to hurt Erica.
[amc030605l-inc2 starts]
Boyd: I thought you said you needed a favor.
Bianca: It's probably already too late.
[amc030605l-inc2 ends]
[amc030605l-inc3 starts]
Michael: Just how badly do you want to stay in this country?
[amc030605l-inc3 ends]
Girl: Did you miss me, Daddy?



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030605a-inc.mpg (2.3m; 0:13) Previously on AMC: Lena tells Erica she loves Bianca
amc030605b.mpg (7.8m; 0:46) Erica sics the INS on Lena and Boyd disapproves (no Lena)
amc030605c.mpg (9.7m; 0:56) Lena asks Greenlee for a job
amc030605d.mpg (19.9m; 1:56) Erica gets mad at Boyd for taking Lena's side (no Lena)
amc030605e.mpg (16.6m; 1:39) Greenlee calls Lena the whore of Warsaw
amc030605f.mpg (21.9m; 2:08) Erica tells a corporate headhunter not to work with Lena (no Lena)
amc030605g.mpg (14.6m; 1:25) Bianca uses the Leo card on Greenlee to get her to reconsider Lena's request
amc030605h.mpg (18.9m; 1:51) Greenlee and Bianca discuss forgiveness in terms of Leo and Lena (no Lena)
amc030605i.mpg (5.8m; 0:34) Greenlee tells Erica she told Bianca to give Lena a second chance (no Lena)
amc030605j.mpg (15.7m; 1:32) Erica and Greenlee discuss Bianca and Lena (no Lena)
amc030605k.mpg (13m; 1:16) Greenlee asks her grandfather to hire Lena (no Lena)
amc030605l-inc2.mpg (1.8m; 0:10) On the Next AMC: Bianca asks Boyd for a favor
amc030605l-inc3.mpg (854k; 0:04) On the Next AMC: Michael asks Lena how bad she wants to stay in the country

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.



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