Whoosh! What do you mean chinchucks aren't very erotic?
Lena will always need Bianca
especially after being thrown in jail


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

June 24, 2003


057
(Lena appearance)
030624
Last update: 12/06/03


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



PLAYERS


Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Bianca Montgomery
Michael Cambias
Mia
Gil
Sean Lyman




SYNOPSIS

Major SOS flirtage; Michael lurks and makes threats; Mia subconsciously tries to pick up Bianca but Lena uses clear body language to tell Mia that Bianca's dance card is full; Bianca and Lena FINALLY make up BUT before they can run out to the car to have sex or even kiss, Lena gets arrested for "insider trading"



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030624.html

Michael warns Lena that he will destroy her if she works with the District Attorney and testifies against him. Lena stands strong in the face of Michael's threat. Bianca introduces Lena to Mia as her girlfriend. After making a cryptic call, Michael is pleased as he watches Lena get arrested...Simone and Myrtle watch the submissions for the Sexiest Man contest as they sip Myrtle's spiked lemonade.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030624r.htm

Lena finishes her shift at S.O.S. and tells Bianca, “I’m all yours!” Bianca threatens to hold her to that, and the two flirt a bit before trying to decide where to go. Lena says wherever it is, it’s got to have air conditioning; she was just outside and can’t believe how hot it is! As Bianca teases about how hot it is in here, Michael Cambias comes in and comments on the cozy scene. When he asks if they have room for a third, Bianca shrugs that there’s plenty of room for him, because they’re leaving. He notes that she’s got spunk; he likes that and knows Lena does. Bianca sighs that he can be so disgusting, but he insists it was a compliment and asks Lena for a moment before she leaves. Bianca cautions against it, not trusting him for a minute after all he’s done, but Lena insists she can handle Michael; once he gets whatever it is off his chest, he’ll leave them alone and they can have the rest of the night together. Bianca reluctantly agrees that the rest of the night is better than none of it; she gestures to the bar and says she’ll be right there if Lena needs her. Lena takes her chin in her hand as she says she’ll always need her. Promising this will just take two minutes, she joins Michael. Cambias gets right to the point—he’s been hearing this ugly rumor about her working with Bianca’s uncle, the D.A., who’s been coaching her for her testimony. Lena sniffs that she doesn’t need coaching, as she’s going to tell the truth. Michael reminds her that it’s dangerous to cross him. Lena agrees that may have been the case before, but the police have him and there’s nothing he can do about it, “You’re finished!” Michael smiles agreeably as he says if that’s true, “Then so are you.” Lena pulls away, but he insists they aren’t done yet. Lena thinks they are, saying her mother is safe and out of hiding—he can’t touch her! They both have their lives back and he can’t hurt them anymore. Michael thinks she’s awfully paranoid, but Lena repeats that their relationship, business and otherwise, is over. Cambias asks if that’s what she wants? They used to be in this together until she cut a deal to save herself, sacrificing him in the process. Lena counters that she was only looking out for herself—a trait that he used to admire! Michael says if she keeps working with the D.A. to lock him up, her immunity won’t be worth the paper it’s written on. Lena disgustedly says that’s another threat; if anything were to happen to her, he would be the number one suspect! Michael thinks she may be right, “Maybe you are untouchable, but there are others.” Lena asks, “Others?” Michael suggests there are other people she cares about, people she loves, and pointedly looks over at Bianca as he adds, “People who aren’t quite so protected.” Lena demands, “Are you threatening Bianca?” Cambias says no, but he did give her fair warning; if she wants to challenge him, she should stay on top of her game or he’ll crush her! He laughs when Lena threatens to tear him apart with her bare hands if he goes near Bianca. Bianca comes over as Lena insists his pathetic need for revenge is going to take whatever little soul he has left and crush it, “So just give it up, Michael!” He walks away, and Bianca asks what he said to her? Lena tells her it’s nothing she wants to repeat, and it’s over.

Mia comes into S.O.S. as Bianca waits for Lena to change clothes. She greets her, and orders a beer as she comments on how hot it is. Mia asks how she is, and Bianca says she’s great. Mia asks for her secret, saying she’s just a single girl looking for trouble, but admits she’s just kidding about the trouble! Lena comes out, and Bianca makes the introductions. Mia remembers her from yoga class, noting that Lena probably didn’t see her because she was focused on Bianca. Lena smiles and puts an arm around Bianca as she says she still is; Mia can see why Bianca is doing so well! Lena and Bianca go off hand in hand so Bianca can meet Lena’s co-workers, and Mia starts to pay her bill, but is told it’s already taken care of. Surprised, she says that’s the lamest move she’s ever heard of. Michael steps up and says he thought it was pretty friendly. Mia says goodnight to the bartender, and tells Michael one beer is her limit for the evening before leaving. As Bianca and Lena head out, two uniformed officers come in and ask if she is Lena Kundera? She’s under arrest! As Officer Lyman cuffs her and reads Lena her rights, Bianca protests that she hasn’t done anything wrong; she has immunity from her uncle, the D.A.! She rushes out, telling Lena not to worry, as Michael raises his glass and looks very pleased with himself...

ON THE NEXT ALL MY CHILDREN:
Adam tells Michael, “I hired you to be a viper in your father’s nest—not Chandler Enterprises!”
Tad tells a drunken Doug Lewis he’s not driving home, “If you try, you’ll have to go through me to do it!”
David pleads with Anna to stop blaming him for their daughter’s death.
Lena admits to Bianca, “Once again I’ve lied to you and led you on.”

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

Previously, on All My Children
Myrtle let Bianca know where to find Lena.
*sshole manhandled Lena at Chandler Enterprises.
David acted like a lunatic, as usual.
Maurmund got married.
Tad and Liza danced around their mutual attraction...

Lena finishes up her shift and proclaims herself to be all Bianca's. She mentions how hot it is outside while Bianca replies that it's getting kind of steamy inside, too. Heh. So what are you waiting for? Quit standing around S.O.S. and go to Lena's room already. Before they can go anywhere, *sshole ascends from Hell to interrupt them...

Bianca declares that she and Lena are leaving, but *sshole wants a word with the Hot Polish Fox. Bianca can't believe it when she realizes Lena actually will give the jerk her attention, but Lena promises that she can handle him and that he'd never lay a hand on her in a public place. As soon as they're done, she and Bianca will have the whole night together. Bianca reluctantly gives in and sits to wait at a table. *sshole knows that Lena's been working with the DA and warns her that it's dangerous to cross him (gee, never heard that one before). She defiantly tells him that things are different now; she's not afraid of him anymore. "You're finished," she says. He smirks that she is too...

*sshole promises ominously that he and Lena aren't done, but also states that he's not going to hurt her. They go back and forth about their past together -- they were great until she sold him down the river, she was just looking out for herself, etc. He warns her that if she keeps working with Jack, her immunity will be useless. She counters that if anything happened to her he'd be the obvious and number one suspect. She's untouchable, he agrees, but reminds her that there are "others ... people who aren't so protected" as his eyes stray to Bianca. [Personal Gripe -- Erica is utterly rolling in money. Rolling. In. It. Not only that, she's an international figure. Wouldn't she and her family have all kinds of bodyguards? Yes, I can see Bianca shrugging off bodyguard protection, but I don't know, shouldn't she be watched from a distance, something? There is an attempted rapist walking around, after all.] Lena, alarmed, demands to know if he's threatening Binks...

*sshole smoothly denies having threatened Bianca, but confirms that Lena's been warned. She warns him to stay away from Bianca or she'll tear him apart with her bare hands. He laughs at her and calls her ridiculous. She grabs him angrily (nice change of pace, that) until Binks rushes over to pull her away. After *sshole's left, Lena refuses to repeat what he had to say to Bianca...

Smoan crashes onto Myrtle's couch with Myrtle, who's spiked the lemonade they're drinking. Hee. Smoan shares her Kenny troubles. Myrtle assures her that it's not strange men fall for her, she's gorgeous...

Mia sidles up to Bianca at S.O.S.. She declares herself a single girl looking for trouble, all the while giving Bianca completely HoYaaaaaaay eyes. Hey, I wouldn't complain about Mia and Bianca hitting the sheets. Uh, not that I don't love Lena and all, but c'mon, if Mia's so angry at men and if Lena pisses Bianca off again ... what better than Angry Girl Sex? I could even ignore Mia's empty head for that! Okay, I'm going to stop being a twelve-year-old boy any minute now, I swear. (Though it's not my fault that no attractive, chemistry-having, non-hairy couples are hitting the sheets, d*****.) Lena re-appears and somewhat territorially hauls Bianca off to meet the people she works with at the club. Mia learns that someone's paid for her beer. Ugh. *sshole strikes again...

Lena and Bianca are on their way out the door when the cops bust in to arrest Lena. What the frelly h***? *sshole smirks to himself, which basically answers my question.

On the next All My Children
Tad prevents Doug from driving himself home. Oh god, tell me they're not having an intervention.
David wishes Anna would stop blaming him. ... I don't even know where to begin on that one.
From jail, Lena declares something to Bianca. Closed-captionless, I can't for the life of me figure out what it is, though.





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:

  • Simone is the Reverse Mail Order Bride.
  • Myrtle spikes the lemonade.
  • Michael is the new Voldemort.
  • Tad and Liza tap dance.
  • Bianca and Lena are together again. I think.

S.O.S. - Lena is still working, Bianca still waiting. After a few seconds, Lena slides next to Bianca and places her hand on her knee - and no, not to ask whether she knows how horses eat grass.

Bianca: "Officially off the clock?"
Lena:
"Yes, no more customers: I’m all yours."
Bianca:
"Well, be careful: I’ll hold you to that."

This is how you flirt? Please stop.

Lena: "Well, I might not fight you if you do."

God, the pain. I'd rather get nothing if this is how we see them getting back together. What the hell is that body wiggle anyway?

Lena: "Where are we going?"
Bianca: "Hum, I don't know. I've gotta say, I'm kind of enjoying watching you do crowd control."
Lena: "Stop it. Pick somewhere."

Bianca: "Well, let me think: what's open this late?"

As soon as you're done being coy - or shy, take your pick - say "my place" really fast, 'cause we all know that, between the smiles and the body wiggles and in top of the crappy innuendos and the control thing, all you want to do is be alone. With Lena.

Lena: "I don't know, but it's got to have air conditioning: I was just outside and I can't believe how hot it is."

Heh, Lena just spoiled the mood. Thank god.

Bianca: "It's weird."
Lena: "What?"
Bianca: "Well, I was just thinking how hot it is in here."


Ok, now I'm crying in desperation. Shut up, please. Go back to fighting: I won't even make fun of you if you repeat "how stupid do you think I am" ten more times. Just, please, stop flirting 'cause you're grossing me out.

Bianca and Lena laugh while I cringe and then something I never thought would happen, does: I'm happy to see Michael interrupt the moment. Thank you, SkunkAss.

Michael: "What's so cozy? Room for a third?"

As distasteful as that is, it's better than what was happening before. No, really.


The Furrymund/Chesty LaRue Interlude - They're making sand castles, except Maria calls them "sand mansions" instead. She wants to bury her son in the sand: I furiously nod and whisper "bury the girl, too!"


S.O.S. – Bianca steps off the stool and remembers she’s the butch in this relationship. Or, the whiny one: is that the same thing?

Bianca: "There is plenty of space for you Michael: we’re leaving."
Michael: "You’ve got spunk Bianca: I like that. I know Lena does."


I wonder: should I point out what "spunk" means in the UK and that Lena is so, so not interested in that?

Bianca: "You can be so disgusting."

Apparently Bianca also knows the alternative meaning of the word "spunk."

Lena finally comes to life, sticks her hand out just like she knows Erica would do and steps in. SkunkAss grabs Lena’s arms; Bianca looks on with Ray vision and melts him. Oh no, he's not dead yet.

Lena: "Let me just talk to him and then we’ll go, ok?"

Bianca: "No way."

Lena: "Bianca…"

Bianca: "No, Lena."

Lena: "I can handle Michael."

Poor choice of words there, Hot Fox.

Bianca: "I don’t trust the guy, not for a minute, not after what he’s done."

Lena: "It’s ok, we’re in a public place, he wouldn’t dare touch me."

Oh, is that the point? I thought the point was that Bianca is there, you’re finally back together (I think) and talking with SkunkA** – or anyone else, for that matter – should be the very last thing you do. Tonight anyway.


At Fusion - Simone is talking to herself while watching videos submitted for the Sexiest Man contest. Kenny arrives, short of breath after having taken the stairs ‘cause, uh, the elevator was taking too long. Hang on, I’m getting something…something…yes! Yes, a vision: Kenny has something very, very important to tell Simone, something which no snail-y elevator is going to delay: Kenny wants to marry Simone. But not because he loves her, oh no: because he’s being transferred! Marriage is an interesting – in the Chinese sense – thing in Pine Valley. Apparently, it’s also done without preambles and rings. Kenny is going to Georgia, the "former Soviet state," as he calls it.

Sak'art'velo was, in fact, forcibly absorbed into the Russian Empire in 1921 after it had succeeded in remaining independent for 4 years; it became newly independent on April 9, 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. As a result, Georgia celebrates its Independence Day twice: May 26 (1918), when it gained independence from Soviet Russia and April 9 (1991), when it separated and gained independence from the Soviet Union. What? This is what happens when the recapper’s profession is International Relations.


S.O.S. - Lena turns to leave but, hey, not so fast: Michael needs to grab your arm one more time.

Lena: "Another threat: if anything were to happen to me, you’d be the number one suspect."

Michael: "You know, maybe you are. Maybe you are untouchable, but there are others."

Lena: "Others?"

Michael turns and pointedly looks at Bianca, who is sitting at the bar, chatting with some guy.

Lena: "Are you threatening Bianca?"

Sharp, sharp as a tack! Must be the rarefied air you breathe all the way up there.


The Beach Interlude - David is raining more and more misery on Edmund and Maria who, as boring as they are, certainly don’t deserve this punishment. After many zings about Jungle and Buoy’s perfect little family, Maria tells David her memory’s back. For one, lonely, brief instant, David takes an interest in something other than himself and his pain. Huh, even that is boring.


S.O.S. - From Rain Cloud to SkunkA**: the transition is seamless.

Michael: "Has Bianca seen this vindictive side of you? ‘Cause I hardly think she’d find it very attractive."

And you would know everything about what women don't find attractive, wouldn't you, Michael?

Lena: "You go near her and I’ll tear you apart with my bare hands."

See? That’s what I mean. Protective and take-charge. Also, growr.

Michael: "You know, I’m not sure if it’s the accent of the empty threats, but I do find you absolutely ridiculous tonight."

At least she speaks more than Half-English, which is your mother tongue.

Lena: "You listen to me, you miserable ba…"

Oh, Bianca: I’m all for you coming over and kicking ass, but could you have let Lena finish insulting Michael and saying ‘bastard’ as she was about to?

Bianca: "Are you ok? What did he say to you?"

Lena: "Nothing I want to repeat. It’s over."

That’s what you think, but you still haven’t found your twin/clone/long-lost sibling that Michael is hiding/having sex with/threatening/forging an alliance with that will make you leave town/the country/land you in jail. Or something.


The Third Grade Interlude, Once More With Feeling - Mia takes herself out of the running and has a sister bondage – I mean, bonding, moment with Liza. She seems to think Liza and Tad have a thing, or a potential thing and, once she leaves, they wonder whether it’s true. What do you think? No, what do you think? But, what do you think? Yes, but…right, you get the idea.


Myrtle’s - Apparently, Simone lives there. Does everyone? She helps herself to some of Myrtle’s lemonade and I barely have time to wonder whether it’s spiked before Simone says: "you spiked the lemonade."

Myrtle’s necklace is a collection of shipwrecked Spanish medallions. Or, well, maybe it’s one of those edible necklaces: hers must be made of chocolate, the kind that has that disgusting liquor in it – but she likes it that way: such a practical woman.

Simone tells her Kenny proposed and Myrtle proceeds to be as wise as the alcohol allows her to be and tells Simone that passion and sparks are essential and are what separate friends from lovers. Simone worries she might be waiting for a man that’s not even out there and Myrtle takes care of that with this pearl of wisdom:

Myrtle: "Honey, don’t, don’t go quitting right now. I mean, love is slow: it doesn’t…it’s not just sitting there. It isn’t…you’re not…you haven’t found it yet."

Yes, that. Could not have said it better or more clearly myself.


S.O.S. - Bianca is at the bar again, chatting up the bartender this time.

Mia: "I’m just joking about the trouble part. I’m actually just, you know, a single girl."

Bianca: "I’m sorry."

Whuh? Why is Bianca sorry? She’s not going to turn into one of those annoying coupled people who feel sorry for the single ones, is she? Which reminds me, the last time I bought new glasses, the guy who was fitting them was chatting me up, asking if I had a boyfriend. I said no, I didn’t, and he told me he was sorry. I told him not to be because I had a girlfriend, but then I was sorry I said that because I could see the pictures in his mind and, as hot as Nida is, I didn’t need to see her naked. Well, not in his mind.

Well, I’ve gone down a weird track, haven’t I? Back to business ‘cause Lena is back and has changed. Clothes, not anything else.

Lena: "Sorry. Sorry to have kept you waiting."

That’s ok, I forgive you.

Bianca: "Oh, do you guys know each other? Mia, Lena. Lena, Mia."

Mia: "It’s nice to see you again."

Lena: "Again?"

Aww, you’re confused and still look foxy: how’s that?

Mia: "Yoga class. Yes, I...you probably didn’t remember me: you were focused on Bianca."

Yeah, we all remember that. And the massage, as lame as that was.

Mia: "Bianca, you and Lena: I think it’s great. It’s really great."

Bianca: "Thank you: I think so, too."

So say us all, Amen.


The Third Grade Interlude, Once More With (More) Feeling - Tad has thought about it. Once or twice. Liza might have, but she does not want to relieve the past, so neither does he. They’re both thinking about it right now.


S.O.S. - Michael chats with Mia. Or, well, with her back, really, since she retreats as soon as he gets near her. Once she leaves, Bianca’s laughter can be heard.

How long do you think Eden practiced that? Not enough.

Two cops walk in and place Lena under arrest.

Bianca: "Arrest? For what? This is a mistake, you can’t arrest her: she hasn’t done anything wrong."

Powder Puff Cop is not listening and cuffs Lena - who is wishing they had gotten out of there sooner so that Bianca could have been cuffing her instead. Or, vice versa, because flexibility is key. He’s also reciting Miranda, but his brain leaves ¾ of it flat on the floor where no one can hear it. Lena, you can get the case thrown out on this fact alone.

Bianca keeps on prattling on about Lena having immunity and being a star witness blah, blah, blah, but Lena is strangely quiet: does she know why she’s being arrested? She does look over at Michael though, so maybe she’s just resigned to the fact that his obscene need for revenge has gotten her arrested for – something. He seems pleased with himself: I, too, were I a man with as little a weenie as his, would be pleased by and with inflicting misery on others. Or, I'd get a life. It's a toss-up, really.


TOMORROW ON AMC: Lena and Bianca talk.





COMMENTARIES

Commentary by Mystic
When Amelia Heinle [Mia] was asked about [the scene where she talks with Bianca in SOS] on OutQ [a radio show], she said that her and Eden were wondering why in the h*** their characters were talking to each other. Heh. Really makes you wonder how much the actors themselves fanwank their characters behaviors. Maybe they don't ponder it at all and just roll with it. (shrugs) I have a great affection for those WTF?, outta nowhere scenes. Sometimes.



PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

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

Kenny came by to see Simone.
Kenny: Simone, will you marry me?
Simone: Huh? Isn't this a little sudden?
Kenny: It is. I just got word that I'm being sent to Russia. I think that may be code for being written out. Maybe if I'm your love interest it will save me
Frank: Don't count on it. I never even got a goodbye scene.
Roger: Being her love interest didn't help me any either. At least you're still alive.
Simone: I can't marry you Kenny. We just don't have "it".
Kenny: You mean that magic spark?
Simone: No. I mean a storyline.

Later Simone went home to the boarding house.
Simone: Whoa, this lemonade is spiked!
Myrtle: I know. Henry moved in yesterday - with his guitar. :::hic:::
Simone: :::gasp:::I'll have a double.
Myrtle: :::hic::::I plan on staying drunk until he moves out.
Simone: I know what we can do. Let's watch some of my sexiest man contest videos.
Myrtle: Whatever. Let me go make some more lemonade first.:::hic:::I wonder if the liquor store delivers.

Mia came to see Tad and Liza.
Mia: Wow, did you know there's a crowd of angry villagers outside?
Tad: We noticed.
Liza: Why are you here Mia?
Mia: I'm bowing out of your storyline. You two obviously are the ones the writers decided to go with.
Villagers: :::mutter mutter mutter:::::
Mia: Now I'll just leave and let you two rekindle whatever it was you once had.
Villagers :::::grumble grumble grumble:::::
Tad: We did have some great times didn't we? Remember when I was cheating on you with your mother?
Liza: And remember how I set out to destroy your marriage? :::sigh::::Talk about your storybook romances. Have you ever thought about us getting back together again?
Tad: Once or twice. What about you?
Liza: Once or twice. The villagers seem to be pulling back. What do you suppose they're up to?
Tad: I think they've got a catapult back there. It could get ugly.

Edmund and Maria took the kids to the beach.
Edmund: Aww look. Maddie is burying some strange kid in the sand. Isn't that cute?
Maria: That's Sam.
Edmund: Oh. So that's what he looks like.
Sam: You are going to unbury me aren't you? This isn't going to be like the time we played hide and seek and you never came looking for me?
Maddie: Relax. :::gasp::: Mommy, there's an evil scary man over there.
Maria: Oh Maddie, that's just David Hayward.
Maddie: Duh! I said an evil scary man didn't I?
David: Well doesn't this bring back the memories? You and I on a beach and someone being buried in the sand.
Maria: I got my other memories back too.
David: So your life is wonderful and mine is h***. I'll bet that makes you happy.
Maria: No. I'm not happy to see how you're suffering. Remember, I'm now St. Maria of Wildwind again. I'm grateful to you for saving my life.
David: Even though I erased your memory with an experimental drug, told you you were a murderer and kept you from your family for years?
Maria: Why are we going back over this again? It wasn't a very good story the first time.
David: I don't know. Maybe to remind people just what villainous things I'm capable of.

Michael approached Lena at SOS.
Bianca: Leave her alone. She's mine. Find your own girl.
Lena: Let me talk to him for a minute. It will be all right.
Michael: So you and Bianca are together again?
Lena: It looks that way. Of course we didn't get the usual make-up love scene that couples usually get when they've been apart but we take what we can get.
Michael: I'm here to remind you that I'm evil incarnate and to warn you not to testify against me.
Lena: You don't scare me.
Michael: I should scare you. I even scare me sometimes.
Officer: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say.....
Bianca: Wait a minute. You can't arrest Lena! You must have her mixed up with Simone.



QUOTES

Bianca: Well, I was just thinking how hot it is in here.

Michael: Has Bianca seen this vindictive side of yours? I highly doubt she'd find it very attractive.
Lena: You go near her and I'll tear you apart with my bare hands.

Mia: I'm just a single girl looking for trouble.

Mia: You probably didn't remember me. You were very focused on Bianca.
Lena: Well, I still I am.

Bianca: I think we are finally ready to get out of here, and I’ve even thought of a place that we can go.
Lena: Do I know it?
Bianca: Maybe. It's called the Blue Angel.

Bianca: My uncle is the D.A. This has got to be a mistake.



ANNOTATED TRANSCRIPT


Annotated transcript by "C"

***** (clip b) [Michael interrupts Bianca and Lena]

[SOS. Binks waits at the bar in the foreground. Lena, smiling broadly, sashays up and rests her right hand on the back of Binks' barstool and her left on Binks' thigh. Binks turns her head at the touch and mock-gasps; judging from her smile, she doesn't seem to mind either the Public Display of Possessiveness or the suggestive wiggle of Lena's hips]
Bianca: Officially off the clock?
Lena: No more customers. I'm all yours. [shimmies her shoulders and dips her knees]
Bianca: [flirtatiously] Oh, well, be careful. I'll hold you to that.
Lena: [flirts right back and moves even closer] Oh, well, I might not fight you if you do. [more shoulder shimmying. This is really cute, like the HPF version of the Hokey Pokey; I'm waiting for the part where she puts her left hand in and shakes it -- wait, sorry, this is supposed to be a family-friendly forum *g*] Where are we going?
Bianca: Uh, [rubs palms together] I don't know. I gotta say, I'm kind of enjoying watching you do crowd control.
Lena: [snort-laughs] Stop it. Pick somewhere.
Bianca: All right. Well, let me think. What's open this late?
Lena: I don't know. But it's got to have air conditioning. I was just outside -- I can't believe how hot it is.
Bianca: Hmm. That's weird.
Lena: What?
Bianca: Well, I was just thinking... [intensifies her gaze into Lena's eyes. Footsteps approach -- not that either of them notices] how hot it is in here. [they laugh]
Michael: Ah, [Lena and Binks quickly turn their heads to see Michael leaning on the bar next to and a little behind Binks; he's framed so that he's literally between them] looks so cozy. Room for a third?

***** (clip c) [Michael talks about Lena's deposition]

Bianca: [gets up from her barstool and walks a few steps around Lena] There's plenty of room for you, Michael. [Lena turns her back on him] We're leaving.
[Binks turns to look at him, though her body is still facing away]
Michael: [as Binks starts to leave] You know, you've got spunk, Bianca. [Binks stops and turns around again] I like that. I know, ah, Lena does. [Lena rolls her eyes]
Bianca: You can be so disgusting. [I'm not quite sure why Binks is so offended here, although clearly Lena is too. I thought at first that it might be a not-so-subtle euphemistic allusion to Lena's (apparently former, never to be resurrected again) bisexuality but that doesn't make sense with regard to Binks. So it's probably just a grade school-level jibe that Lena likes hellcats in bed -- coming from Michael, it's inappropriate but still not entirely an insult. And besides, we're talking about Erica Kane's daughter; how much do you want to bet that Binks inherited some bangin' stuff? Casting continuity: Gil the bartender walks around the bar]
Michael: Would you just learn how to take a compliment, Bianca? [Lena turns her head to glare at him]
Bianca: From you? No. Thank you.
Lena: [to Binks, as she holds up her hand toward Michael in a "back off" gesture] Let's just go. I'll drive. [Binks turns to leave]
Michael: [grabs Lena's forearm] Ah, a moment, before you leave, please? [Binks stops and gives a long look at the way Michael's touching Lena]
Lena: [looks down at Michael's hand] Forget it. [snatches her arm out of his grasp and starts to turn away but he grabs her elbow this time]
Michael: [sincerely put-upon] Is it really necessary to use that tone? I did ask nicely.
Bianca: Lena, don't. Whatever he says is just to upset you, you know that.
Lena: [takes Binks aside] Let me just talk to him and then we'll go, okay?
Bianca: No way!
Lena: Bianca --
Bianca: No! Lena. [Lena glances at Michael over her shoulder]
Lena: Look, I can handle Michael.
Bianca: I don't trust the guy. Not even for a minute, [Lena sighs, rolls her eyes and looks over at Michael again] not after what he's done.
Lena: It's okay, we're in a public place, he wouldn't dare touch me. I know him, he obviously needs to get something off his chest. Once he's done that, he'll leave us alone and then we can have the rest of the night together, I promise.
Bianca: [relents, shaking her head slightly. More casting continuity -- the Couple-on-a-Date Extras from 06/23/03 can be seen behind her, though now they've been joined by a Smiling Blonde Extra with whom they look awfully cozy. Is it wrong that the first thing that came to mind when I saw them together was that they had hooked up for a ménage à trois? Hey, those Extras have to entertain themselves somehow] All right. I guess [caresses Lena's left shoulder]... the rest of the night is better than none of it. I'm gonna be [gestures with her head] right over there, and if you need me...
Lena: [quirks her lips, leans in closely and chucks Binks under the chin. Oh, the unrestrained lesbian carnality on this show!] I'll always need you. [places hands on Binks' arms out of frame] Two minutes, okay? [gives Binks a little nod, as if to reassure her as well as confirm her tacit permission. Binks reluctantly walks off. Lena rubs her hands down her sides and then parks them at her hips; she lets out a breath and looks upward briefly before turning back to Michael, approaching slowly and warily]
Michael: Very persuasive. I'm impressed.
Lena: [deep breath] I told her two minutes. [Binks turns and looks at them from the back of the bar]
Michael: [rubs hands together] Well, then, in that case, I will get right to it. I have been hearing this, uh, ugly rumor about you, Lena, this, uh, deposition? [Lena looks away, then down] You've been working with Bianca's uncle the DA, he's been coaching you [Lena's head comes up] on your testimony against me.
Lena: I don't need coaching, Michael, I'm intending to tell the truth.
Michael: You know it's dangerous to cross me.
Lena: [rubbing it in. Lena, if you come across a snake in the woods, it's probably not such a good idea to poke at it with a stick] That may have been the case before, but, let's face it... the police have you and there's nothing you can do about it. You're finished.
Michael: Well, if that's the case, [bends toward Lena and whispers] then so are you. [small smug smile]

***** (clip d) [Michael veils a threat to Lena against Bianca]

Michael: [clutching Lena's arm] We're not done yet.
Lena: Yes, we are. My mother's safe, she's out of hiding. [Michael sniggers] You can't touch her.
Michael: Lena, my dear --
Lena: She's got her life back, and so have I. You can't hurt us any more.
Michael: Who said anything about hurting you? You really are paranoid these days. [laughs]
Lena: Our relationship, business or otherwise, is over.
Michael: Is that what you want?
Lena: Yes.
Michael: You know, we used to be in this together until you cut a deal to save yourself, sacrificing me in the process.
Lena: I was only looking out for myself. A trait you used to admire.
Michael: As long as it worked for my benefit. But if you keep working with the DA to lock me up, I can promise you this immunity that you think you so richly deserve? Won't be worth the paper it's written on.
Lena: Another threat. If anything were to happen to me, you would be number one suspect.
Michael: You know, maybe you're right. Maybe you are, uh, untouchable. But there are others.
Lena: [involuntarily darts her eyes toward Binks -- a nice touch by Sosnovska] Others? [shakes her head as if confused and does her best to sound indifferent]
Michael: People you care about. People you love. People who aren't, uh, so protected. [looks pointedly over at Binks, who's now seated at the bar. Lena whips her head around to follow his gaze, then looks at him in outrage]
Lena: Are you threatening Bianca?

***** (clip e) [Michael threatenes Lena some more]

[Shot on Binks talking to a Random Bar Dude Extra. Very closed body language -- shoulders forward and slightly hunched, arm across body; RBDE seems to be taking the hint because he's not trying to move in on her. Riegel does this sort of thing so well]
Michael: [as the camera pulls back to him] Did I mention Bianca's name?
Lena: You just threatened to --
Michael: No. But I did give you fair warning.
Lena: Warning?
Michael: You want to challenge me? Stay on your game. I'll crush you.
Lena: I'm not afraid of you, Michael, and I'll do whatever it takes to protect the people I care about. And that's not a warning, it's a promise.
Michael: You know, I admire your gumption. But you don't stand a chance.
Lena: Oh, really?
Michael: Yes, [does bad imitation of Lena's accent and smirks] really.
Lena: [snarks] Which one of us is it, I wonder, that has immunity? And which one [crosses arms and smiles nastily] is looking at a very long prison sentence?
Michael: Mm. Has, uh, Bianca seen this vindictive side of yours? I highly doubt she'd find it very attractive.
Lena: [in Michael's face] You go near her and I'll tear you apart with my bare hands.
Michael: [laughs] You know, I'm not sure if it's the accent or these empty threats, but I do find you absolutely ridiculous today. [clucks his tongue and winks at Lena]
Lena: [as Binks rushes to stand behind her] Look, your pathetic [points finger at Michael] need for revenge is going to take whatever [holds finger and thumb *this* far apart] little soul you have left and crush it. So just [slashing gesture] give it up, Michael, huh? Give it up. [Michael gives her a long look, sneers and walks off]
Bianca: [touches Lena's shoulder] Are you okay? [Lena glares after Michael, then holds her hand to her forehead] What did he say to you?
Lena: [trying to wave it off] Nothing I want to repeat. It's over. [Lena, Lena, Lena, how much grief and bad writing could you have prevented if you had just mentioned to Jack that *sshat had threatened Binks?]

***** (clip f) [Mia talks with Bianca and Lena at SOS]

Mia: Hi, Bianca. Hey.
Bianca: Hi, Mia.
Mia: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt you two.
Bianca: Oh, not at all.
Gil: No. What can I get you?
Mia: Oh, something very, very cold. It's hot outside. How about a beer?
Gil: A beer. Sure, coming up.
Mia: So, how are you?
Bianca: I'm great. Can't complain.
Mia: Great. So, tell me what your secret is. Love to know it.
Bianca: Oh, dear. Why? What's up?
Mia: Oh, no, I'm just joking. I'm just a single girl looking for trouble.
Bianca: Oh, looking for trouble?
Mia: I'm just joking about the trouble part. I'm actually just, you know, a single girl.
Bianca: I'm sorry.
Lena: [walks up after having changed out of her work clothes, which, I am sorry to say, were far more flattering. Now she's wearing an off-white sort-of-Henley knit shirt with elbow-length sleeves and a 5-button placket (top three buttons undone); there are these annoying laces that go around the neckline like a drawstring, except they're just dangling uselessly. I think she's wearing the same black pants from before and her hair is still up in those d***** bobby pins. She stands next to Binks, who's leaning back with her elbows on the bar. Riegel is totally flexing her biceps -- girlfriend has been working out] Sorry to have [moves closer and kind of slaps the bar, leaving that arm in place behind Binks] kept you waiting. [smiles and laughs]
Bianca: Oh, um, um, do you guys know each other? [points back and forth] Mia, Lena, [Lena extends her hand to Mia] Lena, Mia. She works at Fusion with Greenlee, Kendall and Simone --
Mia: Lena, oh! [shakes Lena's hand] Right, yeah, it's nice to see you again.
Lena: [politely puzzled] Oh, "again"?
Mia: Yoga class.
Lena: [makes a "duh" motion at her head] Oh.
Mia: Yes, I, um... you probably didn't remember me, you were very focused on Bianca.
Lena: [laughs as Binks smiles] Well, I still am. [gives Binks a brief but smoldering look and puts arm around her. If she were suitably equipped, next she'd be pissing on trees]
Mia: [to Binks] I can see why you're doing so well.
Bianca: Yeah. [smiles at Lena, who's leaning in very closely]
Gil: [putting glass of beer on the bar] Lena, hey! I thought -- I thought you were off. [Mia gives Lena and Binks an odd look, then almost sneaks forward and picks up the beer]
Lena: [to Gil over her shoulder, not budging from Binks' side] Oh, I am, we're just staying for the free AC. [Mia takes a sip of her beer]
Mia: Bianca, you and Lena, I think it's, it's great. It's really great.
Bianca: [nods as Lena gazes fondly at her] Thank you. I think so too.
Lena: [apologetically to Mia] Listen, um, would you -- do you mind? I would really love Bianca to meet some of the people I work with.
Bianca: Oh! Cool. Yeah, let's go! [she and Lena start to leave without waiting for Mia's answer]
Mia: [a few beats late as Lena and Binks walk off hand in hand, with Binks tossing a "I'll see you later. Bye" over her shoulder. Whoever called Heinle the poor man's Denise Richards was right on the money but I have to confess to being a little fond of Mia -- she's just so beautifully clueless] Yeah, go. Yeah. No. You're popular. [wanders up to the bar and sets her beer on it] Boy. [to Gil] Thanks. How much do I owe you?
Gil: It's already taken care of.
Mia: What? Well, if that isn't the lamest move ever.
Michael: I thought it was pretty friendly.

***** (clip g) [Lena gets arrested at SOS]

Bianca: [walks toward exit followed a few steps behind by Lena] All right, all right, I think we are finally ready to get out of here and [hitches purse over shoulder and turns, walking backwards to address Lena] I've even thought of a place that we can go.
Lena: Do I know it?
Bianca: [brushing hair behind her ear as they come to a halt. A pair of cops lumber in through the door at stage right] Uh, maybe, it's called the Blue Angel.
Cop #1: Excuse me. Are you Lena Kundera? [Lena and Binks slowly back away a few steps]
Lena: Yes, is there a problem?
Cop #1: I'm afraid so. You're under arrest.
Bianca: Under arrest?
Cop #2 (Officer Lyman): [walks around behind Lena] Will you turn around for me, please? [holds Lena's arm with one hand and pulls out a pair of handcuffs with the other]
Bianca: For what? Wait, w-w-w no, this is a mistake. [Officer Lyman Mirandizes Lena and cuffs her as Binks protests. Lena doesn't resist but a series of "This is bulls***!/Why now/I'm screwed" expressions parades across her face] You can't arrest her, she hasn't done anything wrong. I don't think you understand, she, she's a star witness, she has immunity, my uncle is the DA. This has gotta be a mistake.
Officer Lyman: [finally finishes reciting] Come with me, please. [takes Lena by the arm. She shoots a baleful glance offscreen to her left]
Bianca: What is going on? [voiceover as camera pans stage left to Michael, who's leaning on the bar; he makes a little shooting motion with his finger and smirks as Lena is taken away] Lena, don't worry.



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Previously on AMC: Myrtle tells Bianca Lena's at SOS; Lena tells Michael she's not afraid of him

Previously on "All My Children"
[amc030624a-inc1 starts]
Myrtle: Lena is at S.O.S.
Bianca: Is she on a date?
Myrtle: Go and find out.
[amc030624a-inc1 ends]
[amc030624a-inc2 starts]
Lena: I'm not afraid of you.
[amc030624a-inc2 ends]
David: Don't worry, sweetheart. This is not over.
Father Claude: I declare that they are husband and wife.
Tad: Is there any woman on the planet you wouldn't mind me being with?
Liza: Well, I don't know, why don't you pick one?
Tad: You?

***** (clip b) [Michael interrupts Bianca and Lena]

[amc030624b starts]
Bianca: Officially off the clock?
Lena: No more customers. I'm all yours.
Bianca: Oh, well, be careful. I'll hold you to that.
Lena: Oh, well, I might not fight you if you do. Where are we going?
Bianca: Uh, I don't know. I've got to say I'm kind of enjoying watching you do crowd control.
Lena: Stop it. Pick somewhere.
Bianca: All right. Well, let me think. What's open this late?
Lena: I don't know, but it's got to have air conditioning. I was just outside. I can't believe how hot it is.
Bianca: Huh. That's weird.
Lena: What?
Bianca: Well, I was just thinking how hot it is in here.
Michael: Ah, looks so cozy. Room for a third?

***** (clip c) [Michael talks about Lena's deposition]

[amc030624c starts]
Bianca: There's plenty of room for you, Michael. We're leaving.
Michael: You know, you've got spunk, Bianca. I like that. I know Lena does.
Bianca: You can be so disgusting.
Michael: Would you just learn how to take a compliment, Bianca?
Bianca: From you? No. Thank you.
Lena: Let's just go. I'll drive.
Michael: A moment before you leave, please?
Lena: Forget it.
Michael: Is it really necessary to use that tone? I did ask nicely.
Bianca: Lena, don’t. Whatever he says, it's just to upset you. You know that.
Lena: Let me just talk to him and then we'll go, ok?
Bianca: No way.
Lena: Bianca --
Bianca: No. Lena --
Lena: Look, I can handle Michael.
Bianca: I don't trust the guy, not even for a minute, not after what he's done.
Lena: It's ok, we're in a public place. He wouldn't dare touch me. I know him. He obviously needs to get something off his chest. Once he's done that, he'll leave us alone and then we can have the rest of the night together, I promise.
Bianca: All right. I guess the rest of the night is better than none of it. I'm going to be right over there, and if you need me --
Lena: I'll always need you. Two minutes, ok?
Michael: Very persuasive. I'm impressed.
Lena: I told her two minutes.
Michael: Well, in that case, I will get right to it. I have been hearing this ugly rumor about you, Lena, this deposition? You've been working with Bianca’s uncle, the D.A. He's been coaching you on your testimony against me.
Lena: I don't need coaching, Michael. I'm intending to tell the truth.
Michael: You know it's dangerous to cross me.
Lena: That might have been the case before, but let's face it, the police have you and there's nothing you can do about it. You're finished.
Michael: Well, if that's the case, so are you.

***** (clip d) [Michael veils a threat to Lena against Bianca]

[amc030624d starts]
Michael: We are not done yet.
Lena: Yes, we are. My mother's safe. She's out of hiding. You can't touch her.
Michael: Lena, my dear.
Lena: She's got her life back, and so have I. You can't hurt us anymore.
Michael: Well, who said anything about hurting you? You really are awfully paranoid these days.
Lena: Our relationship, business or otherwise, is over.
Michael: Hmm. Is that what you want?
Lena: Yes.
Michael: You know, we used to be in this together until you cut a deal to save yourself, sacrificing me in the process.
Lena: I was only looking out for myself -- a trait you used to admire.
Michael: Well, as long as it worked to my benefit. But if you keep working with the D.A. to lock me up, I can promise you this immunity that you think you so richly deserve won't be worth the paper it's written on.
Lena: Another threat. If anything were to happen to me, you would be number one suspect.
Michael: You know, maybe you're right. Maybe you are untouchable. But there are others.
Lena: Others?
Michael: People you care about, people you love, people who aren't so protected.
Lena: Are you threatening Bianca?

***** (clip e) [Michael threatenes Lena some more]

[amc030624e starts]
Michael: Did I mention Bianca's name?
Lena: You just threatened --
Michael: No. But I did give you fair warning.
Lena: Warning?
Michael: You want to challenge me? Stay on your game or I’ll crush you.
Lena: I'm not afraid of you, Michael, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect the people I care about. And that's not a warning, it's a promise.
Michael: You know, I admire your gumption, but you don't stand a chance.
Lena: Oh, really?
Michael: Yes, really.
Lena: Which one of us is it, I wonder, that has immunity and which one is looking at a very long prison sentence?
Michael: Hmm. Has Bianca seen this vindictive side of yours? I highly doubt she'd find it very attractive.
Lena: You go near her and I'll tear you apart with my bare hands.
Michael: You know, I'm not sure if it's the accent or these empty threats, but I do find you absolutely ridiculous tonight.
Lena: You listen to me, you miserable --
Bianca: Lena, don’t.
Lena: Your pathetic need for revenge is going to take whatever little soul you have left and crush it. So just give it up, Michael, huh? Give it up.
Bianca: Are you ok? What did he say to you?
Lena: Nothing I want to repeat. It's over.

***** (clip f) [Mia talks with Bianca and Lena at SOS]

[amc030624f starts]
Mia: Hi, Bianca. Hey.
Bianca: Hi, Mia.
Mia: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt you two.
Bianca: Oh, not at all.
Gil: No. What can I get you?
Mia: Oh, something very, very cold. It's hot outside. How about a beer?
Gil: A beer. Sure, coming up.
Mia: So, how are you?
Bianca: I'm great. Can't complain.
Mia: Great. So, tell me what your secret is. Love to know it.
Bianca: Oh, dear. Why? What's up?
Mia: Oh, no, I'm just joking. I'm just a single girl looking for trouble.
Bianca: Oh, looking for trouble?
Mia: I'm just joking about the trouble part. I'm actually just, you know, a single girl.
Bianca: I'm sorry.
Lena: Sorry I kept you waiting.
Bianca: Oh, do you guys know each other? Mia, Lena. Lena, Mia. She works at Fusion --
Mia: Lena. Oh.
Bianca: With Greenlee and Kendall and Simone.
Mia: Right, yeah, it's nice to see you again.
Lena: Oh, again?
Mia: Yoga class.
Lena: Oh.
Mia: Yes, you probably didn't remember me. You were very focused on Bianca.
Lena: Well, I still I am.
Mia: I can see why you're doing so well.
Bianca: Yeah.
Gil: Lena, hey, I thought you were off.
Lena: I am. We're just staying for the free A.C.
Mia: Bianca, you and Lena, I think it's great. It's really great.
Bianca: Thank you.
Mia: Yeah.
Bianca: I think so, too.
Lena: Listen, do you mind? I would really love Bianca to meet some of the people I work with.
Bianca: Oh, cool. Yeah, let's go.
Lena: Come on.
Mia: Yeah, go. Yeah.
Bianca: Bye.
Mia: So popular. Boy. Thanks. How much do I owe you?
Gil: It's already taken care of.
Mia: What? Well, if that isn't the lamest move ever.
Michael: I thought it was pretty friendly.

***** (clip g) [Lena gets arrested at SOS]

[amc030624g starts]
Mia: Thank you, Gil. Good night.
Michael: You leaving so soon?
Mia: Yeah. I think one beer is my limit for the evening.
Michael: Well, I'm disappointed. You sure you won't reconsider?
Mia: Maybe next time.
[Bianca laughs]
Bianca: All right, all right, I think we are finally ready to get out of here, and I’ve even thought of a place that we can go.
Lena: Do I know it?
Bianca: Maybe. It's called the Blue Angel.
Officer: Excuse me. Are you Lena Kundera?
Lena: Yes. Is there a problem?
Officer: Well, afraid so. You're under arrest.
Bianca: Under arrest?
Sean: If you'll turn around for me, please?
Bianca: For what? Wait, no, this is a mistake.
Sean: You have the right to remain silent.
Bianca: You can't arrest her. She hasn't done anything wrong.
Sean: You have the right to an attorney.
Bianca: I don't think you understand, she -- she's a star witness. She has immunity. My uncle is the D.A. This has got to be a mistake.
Sean: Do you understand the rights that have just been read to you? Come with me, please.
Bianca: What is going on? Lena, don't worry.

***** (clip h) [Next on AMC: Lena 'fesses to lying]

On the next "All My Children" --
Adam: I hired you to be a viper in your father's nest, not Chandler Enterprises'.
Tad: You're not driving home. If you try, you'll have to go through me to do it.
David: Stop blaming me for our daughter's death.
[amc030624h-inc4 starts]
Lena: Once again, I've lied to you and led you on.
[amc030624h-inc4 end]



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030624a-inc1.mpg (2.4m; 0:14) Previously on AMC: Myrtle tells Bianca Lena's at SOS
amc030624a-inc2.mpg (325k; 0:01) Previously on AMC: Lena tells Michael she's not afraid of him
amc030624b.mpg (8.4m; 0:49) Michael interrupts Bianca and Lena
amc030624c.mpg (18.8m; 1:50) Michael talks about Lena's deposition
amc030624d.mpg (13.6m; 1:17) Michael veils a threat to Lena against Bianca
amc030624e.mpg (12.7m; 1:15) Michael threatenes Lena some more
amc030624f.mpg (17.8m; 1:44) Mia talks with Bianca and Lena at SOS
amc030624g.mpg (10.5m; 1:02) Lena gets arrested at SOS
amc030624h-inc4.mpg (743k; 0:04) Next on AMC: Lena 'fesses to lying

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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