Whoosh! You must be mistaken, Kendall, there is no man in this room with us
A grateful Lena brings
flowers to Greenlee's office


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

June 9, 2003


050
(Lena appearance)
030609
Last update: 01/09/04


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



PLAYERS


Simone
Kendall Hart
Carlos
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Palmer Cortlandt
Erica Kane
Greenlee du Pres




SYNOPSIS

Lena brings Greenlee flowers and totally ignores Carlos; Kendall tells Erica that Lena got a job with Greenlee's grandfather's; Kendall tells Palmer that Erica is not going after Greenlee but Lena; Greenlee tells Carlos she got Lena the job to cause trouble



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030609.html

Palmer tries to reach out to Erica as he's worried about her emotional state in light of recent events. Erica is stunned when Kendall tells her that Greenlee's grandfather hired Lena. Palmer cautions Kendall not to jump to the conclusion that Erica suddenly fully accepts her as her daughter.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030609r.htm

Lena comes in with a lovely bouquet of flowers and tells Carlos she’s looking for Ms. du Pres. Kendall demands to know why she’s here? Lena explains that she was hoping to speak to Greenlee, to thank her for her generosity. Mia and Simone titter when Kendall makes a nasty crack about Lena being on the rebound and she must have the wrong Greenlee du Pres! Lena asks to leave the flowers for her and Carlos takes them as he says he’ll make sure he gets them. Kendall wonders if she doesn’t have a plane to catch? Lena positively beams as she says that’s just it—thanks to Greenlee, she can stay in America, “As of today, I’m a financial analyst at Greenlee Investments!” Kendall exclaims, “Greenlee got you a job with her grandfather?”

Erica rushes to meet Palmer at the Valley Inn... Kendall comes hurrying in ... Kendall says Lena was at Fusion to announce she’s got a new job; she can renew her work visa and stay in Pine Valley. When Erica says she can’t believe it, Palmer asks if Lena isn’t cooperating with Jackson’s investigation? If she’s so necessary to bring Michael down, why is she trying to run her out of town? Kendall and Erica tell him that she won’t stay away from Bianca, and Bianca has totally fallen for her all over again! Palmer thinks trying to run Lena out of the country is rather extreme, but Erica insists she will do anything to protect her daughter. Palmer warns Erica and Kendall this is not going to turn out well for either one of them. Erica insists she’s just trying to protect her daughter from a woman with no scruples, and Kendall chimes in that Bianca is actually willing to give her a second chance! Palmer notes that sometimes people deserve a second chance, but Erica is adamant, “Not this woman and not with my daughter!” When Kendall tells Erica that Lena’s been hired as a financial analyst, down to her own parking spot, Erica wonders how this could happen? Who in their right mind would hire her? She’s stunned to hear Greenlee’s grandfather did it as a favor for her. Erica jumps to her feet and thanks Kendall for bringing this to her attention before hurrying out the door. Palmer advises Kendall, “You’re playing with fire, young lady, and you’re going to get burned!” Kendall insists she’s not up to anything, but Palmer knows she is! This Cambias brouhaha united her with Erica, but she is determined to see it go further. Kendall asks what’s wrong with that? The bond is real; she saved Erica from being raped, and Erica saved her—doesn’t he see how huge that is? Palmer knows she has always wanted a relationship with Erica, prompting Kendall to ask why he’s so negative after he’s been pushing for this forever? Palmer thinks she has a way of pushing things until they explode in her face and she cannot force Erica into a relationship and expect it to thrive.

When Kendall argues that she’s just trying to make it work, he asks at what cost? Turning against her friend Greenlee is not going to make her mother love her more! Kendall insists she hasn’t turned on Greenlee, but Palmer tells her she ratted on her like a schoolyard snitch! When she protests that she was trying to help Bianca, Palmer counters that she was trying to win points with Erica! He says she was so quick to give Greenlee up, although he remembers that between their catfights, Greenlee protected her back more than once. Kendall maintains that she was just looking out for her family, and family comes first—isn’t that what everyone always says? Palmer says it was at the expense of turning on her friend, Greenlee; all she did was to point Erica at her next target! She knows Erica is not going to let this rest, especially since she’s desperate to find a focus other than the terrible blows she’s suffered. Kendall maintains that it’s Lena’s head Erica is after and not Greenlee's...

Greenlee composes herself before getting off the elevator. Carlos asks if she’s all right, and she admits, “Not really.” She picks up the flowers from her desk and asks, “From you?” Carlos says no, they’re from Lena; she brought them for her, for her generosity in helping her get the job. When Greenlee asks what he’s smiling at, Carlos tells her he sees the heart she won’t admit she has. Greenlee hates to break it to him, but she didn’t help Lena because her heart’s so darned big—she did it to cause trouble! As Carlos asks trouble for who, Erica comes in and tells him, “For me.” She turns to Greenlee and warns that she chose the wrong person to fight with!

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

Previously on All My Children
Greenlee got Lena a job with Woody.
Mia’s IQ went into the negative point range when she began associating with *sshole.
Opal thought Erica should seek therapy (gee, ya think?).
David threw accusations at Tad...

Lena arrives at Fusion, bearing flowers and looking for Greenlee. Kendall is immediately on the defensive, demanding to know why Lena is showing her face there. Because I’d rather look at the bright shining countenance of the Hot Polish Fox than The Void Usually Known as Carlos? It’s a moot point, unfortunately, since most of Lena’s screenshots include The Void of Suckitude but for these scenes, I have taped a piece of cardboard to the right half of the TV. Aaaaanyway, Kendall snarks about it looking like Lena is pursuing Greenlee, “she doesn’t go your way.” Smoan snorts at Kendall's wit. Lena declares that she just wants to show her gratitude for Greenlee helping her to get a job so she can stay. Well, you could just knock Kendall over with a feather now...

Palmer is still a bit taken aback at the sight of Erica and her Little Parrot. Kendall reveals that Greenlee is responsible for Lena’s new employment. Erica is livid and storms off. Kendall smirks with the self-satisfaction that Erica’s thanks does for her...

Kendall tries to deny “ratting” on Greenlee. Palmer says that she rolled over like a four-dollar whore. Actually, I said that. Palmer was a great deal more tactful. Kendall isn’t worried about Greenlee’s welfare, anvilling that Erica is more concerned with decapitating Lena rather than Greenlee...

A sniffling Greenlee returns to Fusion where Carlos awaits. He gives her Lena’s flowers and smirks that Greenlee does indeed have a heart, though she tries to hide it. Greenlee declares that she didn’t help Lena out solely out of the goodness of her heart, she did it to cause trouble. “Trouble for who?” bad grammars Carlos. “For me,” pipes up Erica from the doorway.





ALL GAY RE-CAP

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TODAY ON AMC :

  • Today's recap is brought to you by 1-800-Flowers.
  • Kendall's forehead is stuck.
  • More cows die to make carpets for David and Anna.
  • Danish take over the bar.
  • Erica finds out Greenlee helped Lena.

At Fusion - Simone's shoes get snagged in some wires as she twirls around like a rudder. Lena walks in with flowers in hand looking for Greenlee. Her skirt is growr, but her shirt is ouch.

Kendall, who has been wearing that frown for about two weeks now, greets her.

Kendall: "Why are you here?"
Lena: "Actually, I was hoping to speak to Greenlee."
Kendall: "Are you on the rebound already? She doesn't go your way."

Lena, if I were you, I'd grab a phone book and smack Kendall with it. Of course, the way her body mass is, you could just blow some air in her general direction and she'd totter and fall.

Lena: "As of today, I'm a financial analyst at Green Investments."

Tomorrow: circus clown.

Kendall: "Greenlee got you a job with her grandfather?"

Simmer down Kendall: your eyes are about to fall out. Again.


PVI Bar - I'm only doing this because of the Danish.

Erica: "I do not need to lie down on a couch and be shrunk."

Heh. Yeah, any more shrinking and you'll have to carry a sign that says "I am here" or people will step on you. You're thin enough as it is: what size are you, -2?

Kendall arrives and tells Erica that Greenlee has convinced her grandfather to give Lena a job.

Palmer: "Isn't Lena cooperating with Jackson's investigation?"
Erica: "Yeah, only to save her own skin."
Palmer: "If she's so necessary to bring Michael down, why are you trying to run her out of town?"

Because, Palmer, Erica is no longer One With The Rainbow Flag.

Erica: "Because Lena won't leave Bianca alone."
Kendall: "And Bianca has totally fallen for Lena. Again."

And you'd understand that, Kendall, if you only had a brain.

Palmer: "You two plotting against Bianca?"
Erica: "No, believe me: there is not plot. There is no plot whatsoever. Lena wormed her way into Bianca's life, used her and then broke her heart and now Lena's coming back for more. Guess what? I won't allow it."

There is no plot then? Ok. This is all very riveting as we've only heard this speech 23 times. I’m appalled that I’ve just now noticed what Kendall is wearing: what is she supposed to be, Arlecchino on dots? Then I look at her bows and I wonder if I could get rid of that costume with just one tug.

Erica: "Well, I'm her mother Palmer: I have to save her."

But - who will save Bianca from you?


TOMORROW ON AMC : More crap, more drama.





PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

No parody was made for this day. Sniff.



LENAVERSE



Lena has a major breakthrough in Biancaology


Lena comes bearing gifts to Greenlee




QUOTES

Lena: I was hoping to speak to Greenlee.
Kendall: Oh, you're on the rebound already? She doesn't go your way.

Lena: I just wanted to thank her for her generosity.
Kendall: Generosity? You obviously have the wrong Greenlee Dupres.

Palmer: I think you should see a professional.

Palmer: You're not packing any guns or sharp objects, are you?

Kendall: She polkaed in to announce she had a new job.

Kendall: Bianca's so confused, she doesn't know what she wants.
Palmer: Oh, spoken like an expert.

Kendall: Yeah, after everything that witch has done to her, Bianca’s actually willing to give her a second chance.

Palmer: Oh, please. You ratted on her like a schoolyard snitch.



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip b) [Lena takes flowers to Greenlee to thank her for her help]

[Fusion. Clip cuts in on the scene -- Simone twirls in the foreground and takes something that Carlos hands to her. Lena enters, wearing a cream-colored sleeveless V-necked top that fastens down the front with a series of tiny hidden clasps; it's of a heavy cotton sateen that blouses slightly over the chest but then nips in at the waist, and there's a nice gathered detail over each shoulder. At the nape, there's a notch that echoes the V-neck, though not as deeply. Her rust-colored skirt comes to just below the knee and appears to be of suede or similar material; her black pumps (which we don't get a good look at until the 06/13/03 episodes) are very pointy with spiky mid-height heels. She's carrying a very nice bouquet, with stargazer lilies featuring prominently -- appropriate, since they signify peace]
Lena: Um, excuse me, [Carlos turns around] I'm looking for Ms. du Pres.
Carlos: Oh, she's --
Kendall: [Oh, Kendall, Kendall, Kendall... what are you wearing, and why?!? I refuse to describe it, it's that hideous] Why are you here?
Lena: [addresses Kendall, leaning around Carlos as though he were a set prop that was in the way. Come to think of it, that pretty much sums up MaxAlex's acting] Actually, I was hoping to speak to Greenlee.
Kendall: [approaches] Oh, you're on the rebound already? She doesn't go your way. [Simone reacts in the background]
Lena: [walks toward Kendall, taking a second to suppress her irritation and keep her expression blandly polite and pleasant] I just wanted to thank her for her generosity.
Kendall: Generosity! You obviously have the wrong Greenlee du Pres.
Lena: Well, if at least I could leave these for her? [holds out flowers toward Kendall with an appeasing smile and a lift of her eyebrows]
Carlos: I'll make sure she gets them. [does his best to gaze meaningfully into Lena's eyes but she barely acknowledges him]
Lena: [looks quickly over at him] Thank you.
Kendall: Don't you have a plane to catch?
Lena: [smiles broadly] That's just it. Thanks to Greenlee I can stay in America.
Kendall: Excuse me?
Lena: [still smiling. I'm pretty sure the subtext of that smile is, "I am so going to be shagging your sister any day now"] As of today, I'm a financial analyst at Greenlee Investments.
Kendall: [practically chokes on her disbelief] Greenlee got you a job with her grandfather?



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Previously on AMC: Lena gets a job from Greenlee's grandfather]

Previously on "All My Children"
[amc030609a-inc1 starts]
Lena: A job? I start tomorrow?
Greenlee: No corporate espionage. This is my granddaddy we're talking about.
[amc030609a-inc1 ends]
Michael: What a nice surprise.
Mia: This was a mistake.
Opal: Maybe you ought to think about talking to somebody. You can only hold this pain in for so long.
David: You dragged me out of that O.R. and you kept me from saving my little girl.
Tad: You are out of your mind.

***** (clip b) [Lena takes flowers to Greenlee to thank her for her help]

Simone: Fusion's sexiest man contest will be the biggest thing to hit Philly since "Rocky." Yes! Did you even know what we did in Phoenix? How about Austin? Yes! Yes! Oh, my gosh, you're going to love -- no, you will not be disappointed. You're in? Fantastic. All right, so you know what, baby, I'm going to call you back when -- when I’ve got the details, ok? All right, ciao.
Kendall: Simone, will please get over here and help me proof this ad so I can submit it before the deadline, please?
Simone: Do I have to do absolutely every-- whoa!
Carlos: Are you ok? Cuidado.
Kendall: Simone. Please?
Simone: All right, dots.
Carlos: Ok.
[amc030609b-inc2 starts]
Lena: Um, excuse me, I'm looking for Ms. Dupres.
Carlos: Oh, she's --
Kendall: Why are you here?
Lena: Actually, I was hoping to speak to Greenlee.
Kendall: Oh, you're on the rebound already? She doesn't go your way.
Simone: Oh.
Lena: I just wanted to thank her for her generosity.
Kendall: Generosity? You obviously have the wrong Greenlee Dupres.
Lena: Well, if at least I could leave these for her?
Carlos: I'll make sure she gets them.
Lena: Thank you.
Kendall: Don't you have a plane to catch?
Lena: That's just it -- thanks to Greenlee, I can stay in America.
Kendall: Excuse me?
Lena: As of today, I'm a financial analyst at Greenlee Investments.
Kendall: Greenlee got you a job with her grandfather?

***** (clip c) [Palmer and Erica meet (no Lena]]

[amc030609c starts]
Erica: Palmer.
Palmer: Oh.
Erica: Palmer, is everything all right? Val said you needed to see me right away.
Palmer: No, no, I'm fine. How about some coffee?
Erica: Well, Palmer, Val made it seem like it was an emergency.
Palmer: It most certainly is.
Erica: Well, what's wrong with you? What's going on?
Palmer: There's nothing wrong with me. The emergency's about you.

***** (clip d) [Palmer asks Erica to go to a shrink (no Lena)]

Erica: Really, palmer.
Palmer: Erica, why haven't you returned my calls? I know, [amc030609d-inc starts] I know what Cambias tried to do to you.
Erica: Oh, Palmer, is that what this is about? Really, I don't want to talk about it.
Palmer: And I know that Chris' death was a terrible blow to you. You loved him very much.
Erica: Yes, I did, and I always will. But believe me, I'm -- I'm handling it.
Palmer: No, you're not. No, no, you've shut yourself off from the people who love you, you lose yourself in your work --
Erica: Well, I've always worked hard.
Palmer: I know, I know that. But you have to deal with what's happened.
Erica: I am dealing. I'm dealing very well.
Palmer: Uh-huh, by avoiding it? I think you should see a professional.
Erica: Oh, no, not you, too. Oh -- Palmer, look, I do not need to lie down on a couch and be shrunk.
Palmer: Well, if you won't do it for yourself, at least do it for the people who love you.
Erica: Palmer, this is ridiculous. I am the same woman I was a month ago. Nothing in my life has changed.
Kendall: Oh, Mother. Thank God I found you.
Erica: Well, why? What is it?
Kendall: You're not going to believe what's happened.

***** (clip e) [Kendall tells Erica that Lena got a job]

[amc030609e starts]
Kendall: Hi, Palmer. Listen, sorry to interrupt.
Palmer: You're not packing any guns or sharp objects, are you?
Erica: Very funny. What's your news?
Kendall: Lena was at Fusion.
Erica: Oh, no. Don't tell me that Fusion has hired her.
Kendall: Oh, God, no. No, no, no, she polkaed in to announce she had a new job.
Erica: Well, that means that she can renew her work visa.
Kendall: Yes, and stay in Pine Valley.
Erica: Oh, no! I don't believe it.
Palmer: Isn't Lena cooperating with Jackson’s investigation?
Erica: Yeah, well, only to save her own skin.
Palmer: Well, if she's so necessary to bring Michael down, why are you trying to run her out of town?
Erica: Because Lena won't leave Bianca alone.
Kendall: And Bianca is totally falling for Lena again.
Palmer: Are you two plotting against Bianca?
Erica: No, believe me, there is no plot, no plot whatsoever. Lena wormed her way into Bianca’s life, used her, and then broke her heart. And now Lena’s coming back for more. Guess what -- I won't allow it.
Palmer: Well, what does Bianca want?
Erica: Bianca is --
Kendall: Bianca's so confused, she doesn't know what she wants.
Palmer: Oh, spoken like an expert. So you thought that you would save Bianca?
Erica: Well, I'm her mother, Palmer. I have to save her.
Palmer: But trying to run Lena out of the country -- that's rather extreme, isn't it?
Erica: I will do anything to protect my daughter, Palmer.
Palmer: Obviously. You know, this is not going to turn out well -- for either one of you.

***** (clip f) [Kendall tells Erica where Lena's new job is]

[amc030609f starts]
Erica: Palmer, all I'm doing is trying to protect my daughter from a woman who has no scruples.
Kendall: Yeah, after everything that witch has done to her, Bianca’s actually willing to give her a second chance.
Palmer: Well, sometimes people deserve a second chance.
Erica: Well, not this woman and not with my daughter. Are you sure that Lena has been hired?
Kendall: Yeah, right down to the assigned parking spot.
Erica: But it has to be the right kind of job.
Kendall: Well, how about financial analyst?
Erica: How could this happen? I mean, her face has been plastered all over the news as a major player in -- in a corporate scandal. I mean, who in their right mind would even hire her?
Kendall: Greenlee's grandfather.
Erica: Woodruff? I mean, Woodruff makes his employees pass a white-glove test before they're even allowed in the door. I mean, what on earth would possess him to hire Lena Kundera? She's a fraud.
Kendall: Greenlee.
Erica: What?
Kendall: Yeah, he did it as a favor for her.
Palmer: Are you sure Greenlee was involved in this?
Kendall: Yes, absolutely.
Palmer: And where are you going?
Erica: Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Kendall.
Palmer: You're playing with fire, young lady, and you're going to get burned.

***** (clip g) Clip G [Palmer tries to tell Kendall to take her reconcilation with Erica slower (no Lena)]

Kendall: I'm not up to anything.
Palmer: Of course you are. [amc030609g-inc starts] This Cambias brouhaha united you with Erica, for the moment, at least, but now you are determined to see it go further.
Kendall: So what's wrong with that? The bond is real, Palmer. I saved Erica from being raped and she saved me. Don't you see how huge that is?
Palmer: I know you've always wanted a relationship with Erica.
Kendall: What about you? You've been pushing for this forever. You even tried to use the Fusion lease to get us together. And now that Erica and I finally have something, why are you being so negative?
Palmer: Because you have a way of pushing things until they explode in your face. You cannot force Erica into a relationship and expect it to thrive.
Kendall: I'm just trying to make it work.
Palmer: At what cost?
Kendall: Palmer, I thought you'd be happy for me.
Palmer: Well, not if you think that turning against your friend Greenlee is going to make your mother love you more.

***** (clip h) [Kendall tells Palmer Erica is after Lena not Greenlee]

[amc030609h starts]
Kendall: I haven't turned on Greenlee.
Palmer: Oh, please. You ratted on her like a schoolyard snitch.
Kendall: I was trying to help Bianca.
Palmer: You were trying to win points with Erica.
Kendall: Listen, Erica has a right to know what Greenlee did.
Palmer: Fine. So you were so eager to give her up?
Kendall: So? So what?
Palmer: It seems to me that in between your catfights, Greenlee protected your back more than once.
Kendall: Listen, I'm just looking out for my family, ok? Family comes first.
Palmer: Uh-huh.
Kendall: Isn't that what everyone always says?
Palmer: Well, as, you know -- what, at the expense of turning on your friend Greenlee?
Kendall: All I did was --
Palmer: Was to point Erica at her next target.
Kendall: But, Palmer --
Palmer: Now, you know that Erica is not going to let this rest, not when she is desperate to find a focus on something other than the terrible blows that she's suffered.
Kendall: Erica is just fine, trust me. Besides, it's Lena’s head that she's after. Greenlee is hardly in her line of fire.

***** (clip i) [Greenlee tells Carlos she got Lena a job to cause trouble]

[amc030609i starts]
Carlos: Are you all right?
Greenlee: Oh. Not really.
Carlos: Simone said you were at --
Greenlee: Leora barely had a chance to --
[Greenlee sighs]
Carlos: Is there anything I can do?
Greenlee: Actually -- look at all these responses. I mean, this place would fall apart without me. From you?
Carlos: No, they're from Lena. She got them for you because you helped her get the job, for your generosity.
Greenlee: She actually said that?
Carlos: Yeah.
Greenlee: What are you smiling at?
Carlos: I see the heart you won't admit you have.
Greenlee: Uh, I hate to break it to you, but I didn't help Lena because my heart's so darn big. I did it to cause trouble.
Carlos: Trouble? Trouble for who?
Erica: For me. And you chose the wrong person to fight with.



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030609a-inc1.mpg (2.5m; 0:14) Previously on AMC: Lena gets a job from Greenlee's grandfather
amc030609b-inc2.mpg (7.2m; 0:42) Lena takes flowers to Greenlee to thank her for her help
amc030609c.mpg (4,2m; 0:24) Palmer and Erica meet (no Lena]
amc030609d-inc.mpg (11m; 1:04) Palmer asks Erica to go to a shrink (no Lena)
amc030609e.mpg (15.1m; 1:29) Kendall tells Erica that Lena got a job
amc030609f.mpg (13.6m; 1:20) Kendall tells Erica where Lena's new job is
amc030609g-inc.mpg (8.8m; 0:52) Palmer tries to tell Kendall to take her reconcilation with Erica slower (no Lena)
amc030609h.mpg (9.8m; 0:57) Kendall tells Palmer Erica is after Lena not Greenlee
amc030609i.mpg (12m; 1:10) Greenlee tells Carlos she got Lena a job to cause trouble

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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