Whoosh! Lena is shocked when she realizes that isn't her eating dinner with Bianca
Lena finds Bianca and
Kristi dining together


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

June 11, 2003


052
(Lena appearance)
030611
Last update: 12/05/03


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PARODY
QUOTES
ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT
TRANSCRIPT
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Erica Kane
Bianca Montgomery
Kristi Walters
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)




SYNOPSIS

Erica sets up dinner with Bianca and Kirstie; crushed Lena sees them and slinks off



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030611.html

Bianca is appalled by Erica's attempt to play matchmaker when Erica "accidentally" runs in to Kirsti, a female model she knows from New York. Bianca demands that Erica stop interfering in her love life and insists she isn't vulnerable like Erica. Lena arrives but leaves without saying anything when she sees Bianca and Kirsti having dinner together... Erica arrives at Jack's after her argument with Bianca. Erica insists that Jack do something to help Bianca but Jack is in no mood to listen to her ridiculous ramblings. Erica is taken aback when she sees Anna in a pair of Jack's pajamas.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030611r.htm

As Bianca comes into the Valley Inn dining room, Erica quickly ends her call with Olga, saying if this works, it could be a godsend, exactly what she’s looking for! Erica says she’s so glad she decided to come; Bianca wryly tells her that Myrtle practically got on her knees and begged her to meet with her mother; she knew she couldn’t say no to her! Erica asks if she’s still angry at her; Binks asks if she doesn’t have a right to be? When Erica argues that she just wants what’s best for her, Bianca notes that, in her mother’s estimation, that doesn’t include Lena...

...Kristi apologizes for upsetting her, but Bianca assures her that her mother’s need to control everyone is certainly not her fault! Kristi excuses herself to make a call and Bianca says she can’t believe her mom, “How desperate can you get? Now you’re trying to set me up with another woman!” She asks why she’s so threatened by Lena, and Erica retorts that if she hadn’t cut a deal with Jack to testify against Michael Cambias, she’d be in jail where she belongs! Bianca rages that Erica brought her here under false pretenses, but Erica asks if she would have come if she told her she wanted her to meet someone? “I would have fainted dead away!” Bianca exclaims...

As they eat, Bianca tells Kristi that Lena claims sex with Michael Cambias was meaningless; she loves her and is begging for another chance. She hasn’t decided yet, wants her decision to be the right one. Kristi wishes her luck and Bianca laughs that she’ll need it! She asks what Kristi’s advice would be, and her new friend says she moved to Rome for true love, but that didn’t last. Bianca wants the kind that lasts forever. Kristi agrees that’s a beautiful dream—some people actually live it. As Bianca says maybe someday she will, Lena comes into the dining room. She watches as they toast to “Someday.” Bianca sees her; Lena turns and leaves.

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

Previously on All My Children
Bianca was pissed that Erica was plotting to get rid of Lena.
The Thug was upset with Reggie that Joanie was mucking up his fencing plans.
David blamed Anna for their spawn’s death...

Erica is on the phone in the Valley Inn restaurant with Olga (the fictional one) fretting about whether someone is going to be showing up as planned. Uh oh, looks like La Kane has another plan up her designer sleeve. Let’s all sit back and watch THIS one backfire, shall we? It never disappoints. Bianca shows up, albeit reluctantly, to have dinner with Erica as per her request.

Erica wants to discuss with Bianca Fusion’s sexiest man contest. Bianca can’t believe Erica’s even worrying about that. She is, because she’s one-track-minded like that. She doesn’t like Fusion’s ad campaign because it’s very similar to the Man of Enchantment campaign that SHE came up with years ago. Okay, Erica, one: you may hold a patent on Boyd’s precious, useless anti-aging cream but not on publicity contests and two: That was like ten years ago. Hardly anybody remembers it anymore so do you really think anyone will be outraged that Fusion has “stolen” your idea? Anyway, Erica wants Bianca to start strategizing on a sexy male counterattack. “And sexy men are MY expertise?” says Bianca, disbelievingly. Erica pretends her daughter’s gay vibe flew right on by her head... Erica and Bianca discuss begin their counterattack discussion when Erica breaks off to scree at some blond supermodel friend of hers that just “happens” to be in the restaurant. I’m sure you all can smell the setup a mile away, right? As can Bianca. Especially when said supermodel Kirsti pointedly asks if Bianca is also a model. Bianca restrains herself from an eyeroll and introductions are made... Erica, Bianca and Kirsti (really, would it kill the writers to come up with a name that my spell check doesn’t flag? I swear, between Greenlee, Lysistrata, Shambala and now Kirsti, my screen is always awash with squiggly red lines) make pointless, boring discussion about Kirsti’s life and all. Who cares about her life, she’s just a day player. Although, I’d better watch out with my assumptions. Look at what happened with Luis. Anyway, Bianca finally tires of the waltz and blurts that she can’t believe her mother is trying to set her up... Erica seems to be amazed that Bianca caught on to her clever ruse. Bianca says it’s because of all the blatant gay terminology that Kirsti is dropping with about the subtlety of an anvil. Kirsti wisely bolts out of there on the pretense of using the phone. Bianca just shakes her head at her mom’s audacity and at the fact that Erica still won’t accept that their personalities are nowhere near similar. When Kirsti returns, Erica apologizes for her meddling and leaves. Kirsti wonders if Bianca should go after her. Bianca responds that she probably should but doesn’t budge, asking if Kirsti is still going to stay for dinner...

Jack’s still doing his worn-out panting as he answers his door to find Erica. She apparently sees fit to blame Bianca’s recent rebellious behavior on Jack. Sometimes I seriously wonder where this woman gets her gall. Because this particular s*** is waaaaay out of left field. Jack just isn’t in the mood to be yelled at and asks if Erica might just come back tomorrow for this crap. Erica’s head practically explodes at the notion that Jack is asking her to leave. She grabs her purse and is about to stalk out of there when Anna emerges from the back, wearing Jack’s pjs. Oh, this should be good...

Bianca bends Kirsti’s ear about her shady maybe-ex-girlfriend. She admits that she’s leaning towards taking Lena back. Speaking of the Hot Polish Fox, she descends the stairs, sees Bianca dining with Kirsti and looks crestfallen...





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:

  • Erica's plot goes splat.
  • Anna wears jammies.
  • Jack takes a tumble.
  • Krystle is a Headband Lesbian.
  • Bianca wonders about second chances.
  • Lena is crushed. Again.

Before The Break - Erica is on her mega cell phone, plotting.

Erica: "You're still angry at me."

No, she is angry with you, Erica.

Bianca: "Myrtle said you had something to discuss with me."
Erica: "Yes, Fusion's Sexiest Man In America contest."
Bianca: "You're kidding mom. I can't believe you're worried about Fusion."


I don't believe it either, so I won't bother transcribing Erica's babble until we get to the point. And here it is:

Erica: "We need to think of a counter attack for this sexy male thing."
Bianca: "Huh. And sexy men are my expertise?"


Bwah! I won't even go into your lack of expertise in sexy women, mostly because I think that's a good thing. That you're not an expert, I mean.

Anna, Aiden and Maggie all go back to Dead Cows' Place, but Anna can't stay 'cause it's full of dead baby memories.

David is still talking to that blue gel spotlight and seeing visions of Leora at different ages. I'm thinking it's supposed to be moving, but I go past that and take a right at cheesy and stop at predictable. Also, that's not Leora, but a kid who is graduating and stopped by the cemetery to talk to her mother.


PVI Restaurant - Erica is flailing her arms, taking control away from her puppeteer. After a few blah blahs about Fusion's Sexiest Man campaign, Erica turns around and, possibly acting better than Jack ever has on Will and Grace, pretends to be oh so surprised to see Kristy there. With a huge sweep of her arms, she summons the blond to the table and proceeds to over explain how she knows her and when the last time she saw her was. Kristy, who is One With The Plan, says she never dreamed she's run into Erica because, well, that would be the nightmare scenario.

Erica: " Kristy, didn't I hear you were living in Italy?
Kristy: "Until recently. I was trying to breathe life into a doomed romance, but it couldn't be revived."

Oh? Did you try a personality transplant?

Kristy says she’s just bought a horse and a house in the Village

Bianca: "Really, Greenwich Village, that is."
Kristy: "Is there any other?"

Actually, yes, but why ruin the flow if this insipid conversation? But wait: Kristy also does the share thing on Fire Island.

Could she be any gayer? Do you week-end in P-Town, too, or do you prefer the Castro?

Bianca: "Fire Island. That's lovely."

So is the incredulous look on your face, but why interrupt your Gay Living 101 Parade to tell you that?

Bianca: "Which community?"
Kristy: "Cherry Grove."
Erica: "Oh, that must be so lovely."
Bianca: "And ever so gay! I cannot believe that you are trying to set me up."


You and the rest of America.


Jack's Pad - Jack and Anna are talking; he keeps on clutching his chest: how long will it be before he keels over exactly? I like Jack, he's a good guy, but must he keep on clutching?


PVI Restaurant - Erica is shocked, shocked! And Kristy looks sickly back there: take a bite of your salad. And Erica keeps on blinking in this really psychotic way, have you noticed? Susan, all you have to do is get that Emmy-winning hair team to trim your bangs. Of course, simply by taking your hair into account, it's a wonder they won the Emmy.

Bianca: "Cherry Grove is where women go to enjoy fun in the sun with other women."
Erica: "Well then, I really don't understand why you're upset."


Oh, Erica: you'd prefer a trampy daughter to one devoted to the Lanky, Sexy Pole? I don't think that particular gene passed on, dear.

Bianca: "I cannot believe you mom. Really, how desperate can you get? Now you're trying to set me up with another woman."

But Binks! She's only trying to prove to you her remedial classes at P-FLAG worked, they really did, and she got you an anorexic model to prove it to you!

Bianca: "Why are you so threatened by Lena?"
Erica: "Threatened by Lena? Well, I'll tell you: I'm not threatened by Lena."

So - you attracted to her then? What? Just asking!

Bianca: "You brought me here under false pretenses."
Erica: "If I had told you that I wanted you to meet someone, would you have come?"
Bianca: "I would have fainted dead away!"


Heh. Yeah, me too! Next thing you know, she'll get you a bachelor pad.

Erica: "Kristy is lovely. She's beautiful, she's accomplished."

She's also a dead weight and a terrible dresser and has bad hair, which actually means you have a lot in common with her.

Bianca: "Mom, you and I are not the same person."

And we are all so grateful for that.

Erica: "Of course not, but you are just as vulnerable as I am."
Bianca: "No, I'm not. I don't need from a woman what you need from a man."

Er...well, my brain is spinning and I can't decided in which direction to crack the joke.

Erica: "Just accept my apology: bad judgment."

No shit Erica - though I can think of far worse things you could have done. Oh, wait, I can think of them because you've already done them!

Kristy: "Shouldn't you go after her?"
Bianca: "Probably. Aren't you gonna stay for dinner?"

What? Binks, this is so not the time to remember your manners. Go find Lena!


Jack's Pad - Erica bounces in, accusing Jack of neglecting his duties as Bianca's uncle. Apparently, Erica thinks he ought to have jailed Lena or, at the very least, put her on a plane.

Erica, how long has it been since you've felt this way? I had no idea, really.

As they chat, Anna walks out in Jack's PJs; Erica, who is as sharp as a dull knife, assumes Anna is there for comfort sex and tells Jack so. She also tells him that, as evolved as he thinks he is, he is just a man. Jack starts hyperventilating and, as poetic justice wants it, faints.

Erica, I just knew you'd be the one to make him drop!


PVI Restaurant - Bianca tells Kristy about Lena.

Just how many more people need to know Bianca loves Lena before she finally tells her directly? Jack knows, Boyd knows, Greenlee knows, Kendall knows, Myrtle knows and Erica knows, but I don't think Bianca has yet told Lena, not directly. And now Cherry Grove Kristy knows.

Bianca: "Lena claims that sex with Michael Cambias was meaningless. She said that she loves me, that she still loves me. She keeps begging for another chance."

Oh, so, Bianca is upset about Lena sleeping with Michael, not the Enchantment/Gel Boy Super Dooper Formula thing? This is new: Bianca is afraid of boy cooties. Should we remind her that Lena didn't sleep with Michael while she was with her?

Kristy: "And are you going to give it to her?"
Bianca: "I wanna make sure that what I do is right."


Well, talking things out with Lena might help you figure that out, but why begin being sensible now?

Kristy: "Well, good luck."
Bianca: "Thanks, I think I'm gonna need it. So, what's your advice for me?"


Are you joking? Have you paid any attention to Lipstick Lesbian's chatter thus far?

Kristy: "I moved to Rome for true love: that didn't last."

Great advice there, Kristy: it relates to Bianca how, exactly?

Bianca: "See, I want the kind that lasts forever."

We all do, you twit, but you've got to at least talk to the other person before you get that!

Kristy: "That is a beautiful dream. Some people live it."
Bianca: "Well, maybe some day I will."

One hopes not after 8 marriages.

As they share a toast to some day, Lena walks down the steps, sees them – and freezes. Bianca, who has spotted Lena, smiles in a weird triumphant/cruel manner.

Way to go, Bianca: I hope Lena dumps you.


TOMORROW ON AMC: Just crap.





PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

No parody for this episode (sniff)



QUOTES

Erica: We need to think of a counterattack for this sexy male thing.
Bianca: Hmm. And sexy men are my expertise?

Erica: Bianca used to sketch fashion design before she even knew the alphabet.
Bianca: Yes, when I wasn't making mud pies and scribbling outside the lines in my coloring book.
Erica: Oh, honey, some of your designs were really quite professional.
Bianca: Mom, they were doodles.
Erica: Bianca is so modest.

Bianca: Oh, do you have a country house?
Kirsti: A share on Fire Island. It's heavenly.
Bianca: Fire Island. That's lovely. Which community?
Kirsti: Cherry Grove.
Erica: Oh, that must be so lovely.
Bianca: And ever so gay.

Bianca: My mother's need to control everything is certainly not your fault.

Bianca: I cannot believe you, Mom. Really, how desperate can you get? Now you're trying to set me up with another woman?

Bianca: Why are you so threatened by Lena?

Erica: If I had told you that I wanted you to meet someone, would you have come?
Bianca: I would have fainted dead away.
Erica: I mean, Kirsti is lovely. She's beautiful. She's accomplished.
Bianca: Yes, and I’m sure that she's miss popularity of Cherry Grove.
Bianca: I don't need from a woman what you need from a man.

Kirsti: Shouldn't you go after her?
Bianca: Probably.

Jack: This is about Lena, isn't it?



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip b) [Bianca and Erica are having lunch and Bianca mentions Lena]

[Pine Valley Inn restaurant. For a town that contains an international airport -- with a direct flight to Prague, no less -- and multiple cosmetics corporations, there seems to be a real dearth of dining establishments: there's this place as well as the Pine Valley Inn bar, there's BJ's, there's SOS, and the Pit (Family-of-Henry's Chinese restaurant probably doesn't count since he's gone and we're not likely to see them again). Budget constraints, I know, but how hard is it to redress a set a little? Erica's seated at a table and talking on her cellphone]
Erica: Are you sure she's on her way? Oh, Olga, thank you. I mean, if this works, this could be just exactly what I'm looking for. It could really be a godse -- [glances off to her left and sees Binks walking toward her] oh, shh, Bianca just came. [Erica? Why are you shushing someone on the other end of the phone?] Hi, sweetheart, [Binks stops, standing behind the chair across from Erica and looking down at her; she fidgets with the strap of her purse and finally rests her hands on the back of the chair. She's wearing a black t-shirt dress with a knee-length fishtail skirt, a very wide, deep scoopneck, and short gathered cap sleeves with laces that tie in bows at her upper arms. There is a large ugly rose appliquéed to the front, just below and between her breasts; from a distance it looks disturbingly like a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. The shoes are open-toed mules with something sparkly across the top. Her little dangly earrings are cute in an understated way, which is probably why they don't show up on "Shop the Soaps" later in the episode] I am so glad that you've decided to come.
Bianca: Well, Myrtle practically got on her knees [a waiter places menus atop the chargers on the table] and begged me to meet with you.
Erica: Well, Myrtle loves you very much.
Bianca: And you knew that I wouldn't be able to say no to her.
Erica: Please, won't you sit down. [Binks sits and picks up her menu, tucking her hair behind her right ear] You're still angry at me.
Bianca: Well, can you give me a reason why I shouldn't be?
Erica: Honey, I just want what's best for you.
Bianca: And Lena doesn't qualify.
Erica: Bianca. Please.
Bianca: All right. [snaps menu closed and sets it down, then hitches her chair closer to the table] Myrtle said that you had something to discuss with me.
Erica: Uh, yes, Fusion's Sexiest Man in America contest.
Bianca: You're kidding, Mom. I can't believe you're worried about Fusion.
Erica: Well, those girls, they think that they just came up with this brand new idea, you know, brand new and fresh. Well, please. I thought of Man of Enchantment ages ago.
Bianca: So you think they stole your idea?
Erica: Yeah, well of course they stole my idea, but what really bothers me is the buzz that they've created now in the youth market. So we need to think of a counterattack for this, this Sexy Male thing.
Bianca: Mm. [dryly] And sexy men are my expertise?
Erica: Bianca, please. Can't we just have a civilized dinner and discuss business?
Bianca: [nods] We can try.

***** (clip c) [Kristi Walters joins Erica and Bianca's table (no Lena)]

Bianca: Mom, you've told me so many times that Fusion is nothing to worry about.
Erica: That's because Fusion never garnered national attention before.
Bianca: Well, [plays with the stem of her water glass] maybe this Sexiest Man campaign will just do a fast fade. [picks up glass and takes a sip]
Erica: Oh, Casey Wexler doesn't think so.
Bianca: Mm. [sets glass down and brushes her hair away from her face] Okay, well what do you want me to do? [leans forward, propping her elbows on the table with her chin on her hands]
Erica: I want you to help me come up with, with a plan, you know, a counterattack to this, this thing.
Bianca: [drops hands to lap and leans forward, interested in spite of herself] Do you think maybe a new ad campaign, or fresh products, or all of the above --
Erica: Well, I think all of the above would absolutely be ideal -- [glances to her left and does an exaggerated double-take] ah, I can't believe it! [voice briefly enters dog-calling range as a tall blonde in a black and white abstract print sundress finger-waves at her]
Bianca: [politely curious] Oh, who's this? [the blonde walks over]
Erica: Kirsti Walters. [holds out her hand, which Kirsti clasps for a moment] I haven't seen her in ages, not since Kirsti did some modeling for us in New York
Kirsti: Erica, I never dreamed I'd run into you.
Erica: Well, yes, Pine Valley is my home base. And, well, what brings you here? Please don't tell me Fusion.
Kirsti: Well, Olga booked me into some Giovanna layouts. [Binks looks up]
Erica: No! Oh, well, we have to catch up. Can you join us?
Kirsti: Oh, I'd love to.
Erica: Great. [Kirsti gestures to a waiter, who brings a chair]
Kirsti: [to Binks] Are you a model too?
Bianca: [laughs self-deprecatingly] No, I'm on the business end of things.
Erica: Oh, well, where are my manners. Kirsti, this is my daughter, Bianca. [Kirsti and Binks shake hands] Ah, Bianca, Kirsti.
Kirsti: You are so lovely. I should have guessed. [end scene on Binks, who's starting to smell what Erica's cooking]

***** (clip d) [Bianca figures out that Erica is trying to set her up with Kristi (no Lena)]

[All three of them now have salads but there are still only two water glasses on the table]
Erica: Kirsti, didn't I hear that you were living in Italy?
Kirsti: Until recently. I was trying to breathe life [Binks picks up a fork; throughout these scenes she's the only one who actually eats anything] into a doomed romance, but it couldn't be revived.
Bianca: Oh, I'm, I'm sorry.
Kirsti: Oh, no, it's all for the best. I am incurably American. Rome is a nice place to visit but I missed home.
Erica: Oh. And what else? What else are you up to?
Kirsti: I finally bought my own horse.
Erica: You did? Well, and my goodness, Bianca loves riding!
Kirsti: [to Binks] She is exquisite and absolutely fearless. She'll take any fence I put her to.
Bianca: Wow, I, I, I haven't gone riding in such a long time.
Kirsti: Don't you miss it?
Bianca: Well, of course, but, ah, between classes and work, you know, I'm so busy.
Kirsti: Oh, well, I have to make time. It keeps me centered. Oh! Oh, I wanted to show you this. [digs in purse and pulls out a card, which she hands to Erica. Binks takes a bite of her salad]
Erica: [camera stays on Binks -- Riegel's timing in Binks' reaction to Erica's line is perfect] "Kirsti's Closet."
Kirsti: My new clothing line. The website is awesome.
Erica: Oh, well, my goodness. And what do you two not have in common? [passes card to Binks] Bianca used to sketch fashion design before she even knew the alphabet.
Kirsti: Oh!
Bianca: Yes, when I wasn't making, um, [sets card down on table] mud pies and scribbling outside the lines in my coloring book.
Erica: Oh, honey, some of your designs were really quite professional.
Bianca: [embarrassed] They were doodles.
Erica: Bianca is so modest.
Bianca: Uh, tell me again, Kirsti, [tucks hair behind ear] where you're living?
Kirsti: On Barrow, in the Village.
Bianca: Really. Greenwich Village, that is.
Kirsti: Is there any other?
Erica: And what about the summer? Do you stay in the city all summer?
Kirsti: No, no. During the summer I escape every chance I get.
Bianca: Oh, do you have a, a country house?
Kirsti: A share on Fire Island. It's heavenly.
Bianca: Fire Island. That's lovely. [Riegel's delivery here cracks me up. Her tone of voice is very similar to Katharine Hepburn's when she's blowing sunshine up Jimmy Stewart's and Ruth Hussey's a**** near the beginning of The Philadelphia Story: "South Bend. It sounds like dancing."] Ah, which community?
Kirsti: Cherry Grove.
Erica: Oh, that must be so lovely.
Bianca: [beautifully snarky] And ever so gay. [more normal outraged tone] I cannot believe that you are trying to set me up.

***** (clip e) [Bianca asks Erica why she is so threatened by Lena]

Erica: Bianca! What are you talking about? [poor Kirsti looks back and forth between Erica and Binks during this conversation, probably hoping a hole will open up in the floor and swallow her]
Bianca: Kirsti has a summer getaway in Cherry Grove?
Erica: Yes, is-isn't that lovely?
Bianca: No, mother, it's code. [Kirsti gives Binks a wary look] It means that she's hanging with the gay crowd in Fire Island [Kirsti briefly closes her eyes] and you know it.
Erica: A-actually, I didn't know it. [truly flummoxed, which you just know she absolutely hates. I imagine she'll shortly be sending Val to stock up on books about queer slang]
Bianca: Well, Cherry Grove is where women go to enjoy fun in the sun with other women. [closeup on Kirsti overdoing her "busted" reaction]
Erica: Well, then I really don't understand why you're upset.
Kirsti: Bianca, I didn't mean to upset you, I --
Bianca: Oh, no, please, Kirsti, my mother's need to control everything is certainly not your fault.
Erica: Bianca! What have I done?
Kirsti: [already halfway out of her seat] Will you excuse me? There's a call I need to make. [gets up before she even gets an answer and walks away from the table]
Erica: Yes. Bianca, you are really upset over nothing, honey.
Bianca: I cannot believe you, Mom. Really, how desperate can you get? Now you're trying to set me up with another woman.
Erica: Kirsti just happened to walk in!
Bianca: Let me just -- let me ask you something. Why are you so threatened by Lena?
Erica: Threatened by Lena? Well, I'll tell you, I'm not threatened by Lena. But if Lena hadn't cut a deal with Jack Montgomery to testify against Michael Cambias, she'd be in jail, where she belongs.
Bianca: Mom, you brought me here under false pretenses.
Erica: If I had told you that I wanted you to meet someone, would you have come?
Bianca: I would have fainted dead away.
Erica: Kirsti is lovely. She's beautiful, she's accomplished.
Bianca: Yes, and I'm sure that she's Miss Popularity of Cherry Grove. So?
Erica: So? You prefer the company of a liar and a thief? Bianca, honey, listen to me. I have chosen Mr. Wrong on far too many occasions, okay, and I'm just trying to spare you the same kind of disappointment.
Bianca: Mom, you and I are not the same person.
Erica: Of course not, but you are just as vulnerable as I am.
Bianca: No, I am not. I don't need from a woman what you need from a man.
Erica: [clears her throat] Guess it's clear that you have no respect for me at all.
Bianca: I do, of course. But I just need for you to accept the fact that you and I are very different people, that's all.
Erica: [as Kirsti approaches the table again] Look, I'm, I-I'm sorry, I'm sorry that I ruined both of your evenings.
Kirsti: Oh, no, no, you didn't ruin my evening --
Erica: No, I did. Please, [grabs purse and stands] just, um, accept my apology. Bad judgment. [leaves]
Kirsti: [still standing, watching Erica walk off] Shouldn't you go after her?
Bianca: [exhales] Probably. [impeccable manners once again restored] Aren't you going to stay for dinner?

***** (clip g) [Bianca only talks about Lena with Kristi and Lena spots them]

Bianca: Lena claims that sex with Michael Cambias was meaningless. She says that she loved me, that... she still loves me. And she keeps begging for another chance.
Kirsti: And are you going to give it to her? [toys with an endive leaf on her plate. You know, I really like the *idea* of Kirsti -- someone with whom Binks can be catty and bitchy and lesbian, without the complicated murk of romantic entanglement -- but the actor... not so much]
Bianca: I haven't decided yet.
Kirsti: But... you're leaning in that direction?
Bianca: I want to make sure that... what I do is right.
Kirsti: Well, [pokes some more at her plate] good luck.
Bianca: Thanks, I think I'm gonna need it. So what's your advice for me? [takes a bite of something]
Kirsti: [with a piece of asparagus speared on her fork] Hey, I moved to Rome for true love. That didn't last.
Bianca: [talking around food in her mouth] See, I want the kind that lasts forever. [expression wistful and ironically self-aware at the same time]
Kirsti: Oh, that is a beautiful dream. Some people live it.
Bianca: Well, maybe someday I will.
Kirsti: To... someday. [reaches for her water glass and salutes Binks with it, smiling]
Bianca: Someday. [picks up her own glass and tinks it against Kirsti's in a toast, smiling in return; they both take a sip of water as Lena enters from upstage center, slowing to a halt as she sees the two of them. Binks catches sight of her and gives her a long look, then turns away, checking to see if Kirsti's noticed. Closeup of an absolutely crushed Lena, who looks from Binks to Kirsti, then turns and slinks away. Sosnovska does more with ten seconds of non-speaking screentime than most actors do with pages of dialogue. End scene on closeup of Binks' decided smirk]



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

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

Previously on "All My Children"
[amc030611a-inc1 starts]
Bianca: You went behind my back to try to keep me away from the person that I love.
[amc030611a-inc1 ends]
Luis: I got the pickup out back. Let's go load it up.
Reggie: It's not going to happen today. Jackson gave the job to Joni.
Luis: Then I suggest that you get your woman in line.
David: I was the one that tried to save our daughter's life. You are the one that let Tad stop me. You killed her.

***** (clip b) [Bianca and Erica are having lunch and Bianca mentions Lena]

[amc030611b starts]
Erica: Are you sure she's on her way? Oh, Olga, thank you. I mean if this works, this could be just exactly what I’m looking for. It could really be a Godsend -- oh, Bianca just came in. Hi, Sweetheart. I am so glad that you decided to come.
Bianca: Well, Myrtle practically got on her knees and begged me to meet with you.
Erica: Well, Myrtle loves you very much.
Bianca: And you knew that I wouldn't be able to say no to her.
Erica: Please, won't you sit down? You're still angry at me.
Bianca: Well, can you give me a reason why I shouldn't be?
Erica: Honey, I just want what's best for you.
Bianca: And Lena doesn't qualify.
Erica: Bianca, please.
Bianca: All right. Myrtle said that you had something to discuss with me.
Erica: Yes -- Fusion's sexiest man in America contest.
Bianca: You're kidding, Mom. I can't believe you're worried about Fusion.
Erica: Well, those girls -- they think that they just came up with this brand-new idea, you know, brand-new and fresh. Well, please. I thought of man of Enchantment ages ago.
Bianca: So you think they stole your idea?
Erica: Yeah, well, of course they stole my idea. But what really bothers me is the buzz that they've created now in the youth market. So we need to think of a counterattack for this sexy male thing.
Bianca: Hmm. And sexy men are my expertise?
Erica: Bianca, please. Can't we just have a civilized dinner and discuss business?
Bianca: We can try.

***** (clip c) [Kristi Walters joins Erica and Bianca's table (no Lena)]

Bianca: Mom, you've told me so many times that Fusion is nothing to worry about.
Erica: That's because Fusion never garnered national attention before.
[amc030611c-inc starts]
Bianca: Well, maybe this sexiest man campaign will just do a fast fade.
Erica: Oh, Casey Wexler doesn't think so.
Bianca: Hmm. Ok, well, what do you want me to do?
Erica: I want you to help me come up with a plan, you know, a counterattack to this thing.
Bianca: Ok, do you see maybe a new ad campaign or fresh products or all of the above?
Erica: Well, I think all of the above would absolutely be ideal. I can't believe it!
Bianca: Who's this?
Erica: This is Kristi Walters. I haven't seen her in ages, not since Kristi did some modeling for us in New York.
Kirsti: Erica. I never dreamed I'd run into you.
Erica: Well, yes, Pine Valley is my home base. And what brings you here? Please don't tell me Fusion.
Kirsti: Olga booked me into some Giovanna layouts.
Erica: No. Oh, well, gee, we have to catch up. Can you join us?
Kirsti: Oh, I'd love to.
Erica: Great.
Kirsti: Are you a model, too?
Bianca: Oh, no, I'm on the business end of things.
Erica: Oh, well, where are my manners? Kirsti, this is my daughter Bianca. Bianca, Kristi.
Kirsti: You are so lovely. I should have guessed.

***** (clip d) [Bianca figures out that Erica is trying to set her up with Kristi (no Lena)]

[amc030611d starts]
Erica: Kirsti, didn't I hear that you were living in Italy?
Kirsti: Until recently. I was trying to breathe life into a doomed romance, but it couldn't be revived.
Bianca: Oh, well, I'm sorry.
Kirsti: Oh, no, it's all for the best. I'm incurably American. Rome is a nice place to visit, but I missed home.
Erica: Oh. And what else? What else are you up to?
Kirsti: I finally bought my own horse.
Erica: You did? My goodness, Bianca loves riding.
Kirsti: She is exquisite and absolutely fearless. She'll take any fence I put her to.
Bianca: Wow. I haven't gone riding in such a long time.
Kirsti: Don't you miss it?
Bianca: Well, of course. But between classes and work, you know, I'm so busy.
Kirsti: Oh, well, I have to make time. It keeps me centered. Oh! Oh, I wanted to show you this.
Erica: "Kirsti's Kloset."
Kirsti: My new clothing line. The website is awesome.
Erica: Oh, well, my goodness. And what do you two not have in common? Bianca used to sketch fashion design before she even knew the alphabet.
Kirsti: Oh.
Bianca: Yes, when I wasn't making mud pies and scribbling outside the lines in my coloring book.
Erica: Oh, honey, some of your designs were really quite professional.
Bianca: Mom, they were doodles.
Erica: Bianca is so modest.
Bianca: Tell me again, Kirsti, where you're living.
Kirsti: On Barrow in the village.
Bianca: Really? Greenwich Village, that is?
Kirsti: Is there any other?
Erica: And what about the summer? Do you stay in the city all summer?
Kirsti: No, no. During the summer, I escape every chance I get.
Bianca: Oh, do you have a country house?
Kirsti: A share on Fire Island. It's heavenly.
Bianca: Fire Island. That's lovely. Which community?
Kirsti: Cherry Grove.
Erica: Oh, that must be so lovely.
Bianca: And ever so gay. I cannot believe that you are trying to set me up.

***** (clip e) [Bianca asks Erica why she is so threatened by Lena]

[amc030611e]

Erica: Bianca. What are you talking about?
Bianca: Kirsti has a summer getaway in Cherry Grove?
Erica: Yes. Isn't that lovely?
Bianca: No, Mother, it's code. It means that she's hanging with the gay crowd in Fire Island, and you know it.
Erica: Actually, I didn't know it.
Bianca: Well, Cherry Grove is where women go to enjoy fun in the sun with other women.
Erica: Well, then I really don't understand why you're upset.
Kirsti: Bianca, I didn't mean to upset --
Bianca: Oh, no, please. Kirsti, my mother's need to control everything is certainly not your fault.
Erica: Bianca. What have I done?
Kirsti: Will you excuse me? There's a call I need to make.
Erica: Yes. Bianca, you are really upset over nothing, honey.
Bianca: I cannot believe you, Mom. Really, how desperate can you get? Now you're trying to set me up with another woman?
Erica: Kirsti just happened to walk in.
Bianca: Let me ask you something. Why are you so threatened by Lena?
Erica: Threatened by Lena? Well, I'll tell you, I'm not threatened by Lena, but if Lena hadn't cut a deal with Jack Montgomery to testify against Michael Cambias, she'd be in jail where she belongs.
Bianca: Mom, you brought me here under false pretenses.
Erica: If I had told you that I wanted you to meet someone, would you have come?
Bianca: I would have fainted dead away.
Erica: I mean, Kirsti is lovely. She's beautiful. She's accomplished.
Bianca: Yes, and I’m sure that she's miss popularity of Cherry Grove. So?
Erica: So? You prefer the company of a liar and a thief? Bianca, honey, listen to me. I have chosen Mr. Wrong on far too many occasions, ok, and I'm just trying to spare you the same kind of disappointment.
Bianca: Mom, you and I are not the same person.
Erica: Of course not. But you are just as vulnerable as I am.
Bianca: No, I am not. I don't need from a woman what you need from a man.
Erica: Well, I guess it's clear that you have no respect for me at all.
Bianca: I do, of course. But I just need for you to accept the fact that you and I are very different people, that's all.
Erica: Look, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I ruined both your evenings.
Kirsti: Oh, no, no, you didn't ruin my evening.
Erica: No, I did. Please, just accept my apology. Bad judgment.
[Erica leaves]
Kirsti: Shouldn't you go after her?
Bianca: Probably. Aren't you going to stay for dinner?

***** (clip f) [Erica reams Jack for offering Lena immunity]

[amc030611f starts]
Jack: Hi, Erica --
Erica: Honestly, Jack. Are you trying to sabotage me?
Jack: Not that I’m aware of, no.
Erica: Well, you claim to want to build a life with me, and yet you don't seem to have any regard whatsoever for the effect of your behavior on Bianca.
Jack: Erica, why don't we just cut the drama and just tell me what it is I’m supposed to have done.
Erica: You have ignored Blanca’s needs. You have abdicated your role as her uncle.
Jack: Since when?
Erica: She is impossible because of you.
Jack: This is about Lena, isn't it?
Erica: You should have slapped irons on that woman and sent her back on the first plane to Eastern Europe!
Jack: Yeah, well, that just wasn't possible, Erica.
Erica: Of course that was possible, but no, you wanted to cut a deal, you wanted to give her immunity.
Jack: No, you know what I wanted to do? I wanted to prosecute Michael Cambias. That's what I wanted to do. I wanted to do that to him because he tried to steal your company, because he tried to rape you. Now, would you rather he be out there running around free?
Erica: Well, he is running around out there free. He's striding around this town like he owns the place.
Jack: He is out on bail. He's not free. Those are two different things, and this is just temporary.
Erica: Well, I am not going to stand by, I can promise you that, and watch Bianca throw her life away. I will not let that happen.
Jack: All right, please, please, please, keep -- I think you should calm down.
Erica: Well, maybe I could do that after you call Bianca.
Jack: And talk to her about Lena?
Erica: Talk to her about making destructive choices, self-destructive choices. She looks up to you, Jack. She always has.
Jack: Look, if -- Erica, if Bianca wants my advice, she'll ask me for it.
Erica: Wow. Don't you care at all about your niece's happiness?
Jack: Oh, for Pete’s sake. You know, I've had a really rough day. Could we maybe just talk about this tomorrow?
Erica: Are you asking me to leave?
Jack: If I did, would you go?
[Anna comes out of the bedroom in her jammies; Erica is not pleased; Jack has a sheepish look]

***** (clip g) [Bianca only talks about Lena with Kristi and Lena spots them]

[amc030611g starts]

Bianca: Lena claims that sex with Michael Cambias was meaningless. She says that she loved me, that she still loves me, and she keeps begging for another chance.
Kirsti: And are you going to give it to her?
Bianca: I haven't decided yet.
Kirsti: But you're leaning in that direction?
Bianca: I want to make sure that what I do is right.
Kirsti: Well, good luck.
Bianca: Thanks. I think I'm going to need it. So, what's your advice for me?
Kirsti: Hey, I moved to Rome for true love. That didn't last.
Bianca: See, I want the kind that lasts forever.
Kirsti: Oh, that is a beautiful dream. Some people live it.
Bianca: Well, maybe someday I will.
Kirsti: To someday.
Bianca: Someday.
[Lena enters the restaurant and leaves when Bianca looks at her]



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030611a-inc1.mpg (827k; 0:04) Previously on AMC: Bianca tells Erica that Lena is the person she loves
amc030611b.mpg (16.3m; 1:35) Bianca and Erica are having lunch and Bianca mentions Lena
amc030611c-inc.mpg (10.8m; 1:04) Kristi Walters joins Erica and Bianca's table (no Lena)
amc030611d.mpg (19.4m; 1:54) Bianca figures out that Erica is trying to set her up with Kristi (no Lena)
amc030611e.mpg (26.1m; 2:33) Bianca asks Erica why she is so threatened by Lena
amc030611f.mpg (19m; 1:51) Erica reams Jack for offering Lena immunity
amc030611g.mpg (11.9m; 1:10) Bianca only talks about Lena with Kristi and Lena spots them

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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