Whoosh! Ah, to be in lahv...little did Lena realize that it would take probably a year until she would see some serious nookie again
Lena skips over to the desk
to write Bianca a love note


Lena Kundera
on
ALL MY CHILDREN

July 09, 2003


067
(Lena appearance)
030709
Last update: 12/19/03


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



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Bianca Montgomery
Erica Kane
Jackson Montgomery
Kendall Hart
Myrtle Fargate
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Boyd Larraby
Michael Cambias




SYNOPSIS

The Day after: Kendall finds Bianca in the park; Lena thinks Bianca's still asleep so she writes her a letter in anticipation of the Prague trip telling Bianca that she loves her (7th time!), while Bianca is still in the park burning her clothes.



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030709.html

Jack is surprised when he arrives at the penthouse and witnesses Erica and Kendall's newfound attitudes towards each other. Jack delivers the bad news that Michael was released from jail. Jack vows to keep Erica, Kendall and Bianca safe from Michael. Erica thanks Kendall for her help as she takes her leave. Erica calls Bianca to warn her about Michael's release but Bianca doesn't respond to the ringing phone. Seemingly devoid of emotion, Bianca begins to straighten up the living room. Kendall encounters Bianca at the park and assumes her mood is the result of a fight she had with Lena. Kendall tells Bianca of her and Erica's desire to forge a new relationship, which was brought about by Erica reliving being raped by Richard Fields. Meanwhile, Lena arrives at Myrtle's and leaves a loving note for Bianca. After Kendall leaves, Bianca sets the clothes she placed in the metal drum on fire.

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030709r.htm

Erica goes to the phone as she says Michael’s first target is going to be Lena, and Bianca’s with Lena—she’s got to warn her! Jack’s taken care of that, and assigned a police officer to any woman that might be a target, including the two of them, and he’s left a message for Mia...

Bianca sits alone in the darkened room, quiet and apparently dazed as tears stream down her cheeks. When the phone rings, she closes her eyes and listens to Erica leave a message; she knows she’s with Lena and doesn’t want to interfere, but there is something she needs tell her. She wants Bianca to call her back tonight, and promises they’re all going to be fine, “No one will ever, ever hurt my sweet, beautiful daughter.” Erica says she loves her, and hangs up...

Dressed in dark clothing, Bianca comes into the park carrying a plastic bag. She recalls the conversation she and Lena had about traveling for the summer, and how she liked the sound of going wherever their hearts led them. As she thinks about Lena’s parting words, to be careful because it looked like she’d be racing the storm, Bianca gasps as she flashes back on the storm and Michael’s attack. She takes her torn and bloodied shirt from the bag and drops it into a wire trash basket, followed by her skirt. Also in the bag is a container of charcoal lighter fluid; she douses the clothing and tosses the empty bag and container into the bushes. Her hands shake as she tries to strike a match, failing the first time, but lighting the second as Kendall comes into the park and asks what she’s doing? Bianca sinks down on a bench but doesn’t answer. Kendall asks if she’s okay and Bianca insists she’s fine, but Kendall says people who are fine don’t go running around in the dead of night playing with matches. Bianca says she lost something, an earring, and Kendall thinks that must be some earring to make her leave Lena at this hour. She offers to help her look, but Bianca insists she can find it herself. Kendall asks if something happened with Lena? Bianca says it’s none of her business. Kendall agrees, but there’s something she has to tell her about Michael. Bianca stiffens as Kendall goes on that it’s nothing for her to freak out about, but Michael was released on bail, and Jackson has officers protecting all of them, including Lena, so it’s nothing for her to worry about. Myrtle and Boyd return to the house that now looks as if nothing happened there earlier. Boyd asks about her hand and Myrtle proudly says she didn’t even break a nail! When Lena comes in the open door, Myrtle asks if she’s here to see Bianca? Lena knows it’s very late, but Myrtle kindly says it’s never too late for love.

When she goes upstairs, she’ll knock on Bianca’s door and tell her that she’s here. Lena thinks if she’s not downstairs she’s probably asleep; she just wanted to tell her something, but it can wait. Myrtle says there’s paper and pen on the desk, and suggests she leave her a note. Lena thanks her. Myrtle thanks Boyd for keeping those bucks apart; Lena asks if there was trouble? Myrtle says there was an ugly fight starting, and this young fellow broke it up. She leaves the room, and Lena smiles that Boyd always seems to be coming to someone’s rescue. Boyd says his friends mean a lot to him; she makes Bianca happy, “Just take care of her, okay?” Lena gives him her word she’ll keep her safe...

At the park, Bianca stares into the blaze as Lena writes a note saying she wanted so much to wake her and tell her how much she loves her, to hold her close and promise that the joy she’s giving her will light every day of their future, “But it’s late, so I leave you to dream your sweet dreams, and to sleep in peace, knowing that you’ll always be safe in my heart. Goodnight, my angel. Rest well, and know that you’re loved.”

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm16.showMessage?topicID=91.topic

Erica doesn’t get why *sshole’s father would bail him out this time when he wouldn’t do it before. I don’t get it either and Jack’s story about Alex not wanting to besmirch the family name by having his son sit in jail does nothing to convince me otherwise. But silly me, attempting to use “logic” there. Erica panics about *sshole targeting Lena, whom Bianca is supposed to be with right now. Jack informs her that he assigned police guards to *sshole’s potential targets: specifically… Erica, Kendall, Lena and Mia...

Bianca has changed into something baggy and unfeminine. Maybe she raided Boyd’s closet? Wait, that would just cover ‘baggy.’ Henry? No… Gee, come to think of it, there’s really no one at the boarding house that has masculine clothes. Myrtle’s wardrobe was probably her best bet.

Anyway, Bianca is at the park. She flashes back to her conversation earlier with Lena where they were discussing leaving town for a while. Then she flashes back to *sshole attacking her and gasps at the remembrance. Bianca has the clothes she had been wearing in a plastic bag. She also has lighter fluid and matches. She tosses the clothes in a wastebasket. Weird. She only has the skirt and top she was wearing. You’d think she’d want to torch the bra and underwear she’d been wearing too but I guess they figured the sight of soiled underwear would be too tacky. Yeah, that’s a great place to draw the line.

Bianca douses the garments with the lighter fluid and strikes a match. She drops it right after the striking motion and I can’t decide if she was supposed to do that or if Eden just accidentally dropped it. Which is just a great indication of how terrific Eden is doing with this horrifying storyline. Bianca picks the lit match up, preparing to toss it in the trashcan and that’s when Kendall happens upon her.

To Kendall’s inquiries about what she’s up to, Bianca absent-mindedly mutters that she lost something, an earring. Kendall offers to help her look for it but Bianca insists that she can handle it herself. Kendall is surprised that Bianca isn’t with Lena and surmises that the two must have fought or something, judging from Bianca’s perplexing behavior.

Kendall tells Bianca about *sshole being released on bail, reassuring her the whole time that there’s nothing to panic about yet. Aw, it sucks that Kendall is inadvertently rubbing salt in the wound here. Kendall informs her that all of *sshole’s immediate targets are being guarded and points her own guard out across the park.

Boyd and Myrtle come home to the boarding house. Lena arrives right on their tails (with better hair!), hoping Bianca is still up. Boyd and Myrtle doubt it, since she’s not downstairs and her door is closed. Myrtle suggests Lena leave her a note.

Kendall insists that Bianca’s got some odd behavior going on right now. Binks swears that she’s fine. Well, Kendall managed to sit on her joy about Erica for ten whole minutes but she can’t any longer. She tells Bianca about the breakthrough she had with their mother. Bianca blinks in surprise. Kendall says that Erica’s meltdown yielded a busted lip for her but the headway they gained was totally worth it. Bianca hadn’t even noticed the lip. She scrutinizes it, “Mom did that?” Kendall says that the storm really freaked Erica out about her rape...

Bianca sits and listens glumly while Kendall chirps obliviously about how she was able to help Erica with her trauma. Kendall notices Bianca’s detachment and asks yet again why her sister is acting all podlike. Bianca just wants to be left alone. Kendall shrugs and obliges.

Bianca strikes another match and lights her stuff on fire. You know, I actually applaud the continuity of PyroBianca, here. It was probably unintentional, though...

Bianca watches the fire. A Lena voiceover begins and dissolves to her writing her note. A very schmoopy note. It dissolves back to Bianca, who now has a tear steaming down her face.





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/.

Coming whenever C.K. sends it to me. I am looking so forward to it. A day without CK's recap is like a day without sunshine. I need my vitamin E, you know. We all do. Yes, I must contain my anticipation. But it's sooo hard.



PARODY

This parody is by LizzieT.

Greenlee, Mia and Simone went to SOS to launch their bet.
Greenlee: I can't believe they're going to intersperse the powerful emotional storyline they're showing with this mess.
Simone: Me either. Don't they realize it will look even worse by the contrast?
Mia: Let's just get it over with. Greenlee, you'll never find anyone as sexy as Carlos. :::ka-ching::::Yesss, I've been saving up for a designer dress and that should put me over the top.
Simone: Oh look, there's Carlos. It looks like he's being arrested - maybe for being illegally hot.:::ka-ching::::Yesss, now I have enough for first class tickets to Paris!
Greenlee: Carlos, why were you fighting over me?
Carlos: It wasn't you. I've met someone new. Someone who isn't secretly trying to have me killed.
Greenlee: So who's the unlucky wretch they've stuck with you now?
Maggie: That would be me.
Greenlee: That explains it.
Maggie: Explains what?
Greenlee: Your outfit. You were so distraught when you heard the news that you wore your grandmother's slip over your jeans by mistake. :::snicker snicker::::
Maggie: Oh yeah? Well if I have to have scenes with Carlos then you have to have scenes with Henry. Nyahhhh!
Henry: Really?
Greenlee: Get out of my scenes or die Guitar Boy.
Henry: ::::whimper:::::
Maggie: Wow, Carlos and Henry fighting over me. What a storyline. I might as well go sign up for unemployment right now.
Greenlee: Bartender, make me a margarita and keep them coming. I'm finally free of Carlos! Hell, I'll buy one for everyone in the audience too. They've suffered almost as much as I have.



QUOTES

Jack: Kendall, if Cambias tries to contact you, you call me immediately, ok?
Kendall: Oh, I will. First, can I kick him where --
Jack: No, no, no. You just call me.

Kendall: Are you ok?
Bianca: Yeah. I'm -- I’m fine.
Kendall: Yeah, well, people who are fine don't wander around in the dead of the night playing with matches.

Kendall: An earring? Ok. Well, that must have been some earring for you to leave Lena, especially at this hour.

Kendall: Michael was released on bail. But it's ok. It's ok. It's nothing to freak out about. Jackson has officers looking over everybody. He's got them -- he's got Lena. Lena's protected, and Erica and Mia and me. My gorilla's right over there. I just wanted you to know that everything's going to be ok. Lena's protected. So there's nothing for you to worry about.
Boyd: You make Bianca happy. Just take care of her, ok?
Lena: You have my word. I'll keep her safe.

Kendall: It's just that you -- I don't know, you're acting kind of weird. Did something happen with Lena?
Bianca: No. Everything is just great, ok?

Kendall: Bianca, you've been acting like a pod person since I came here.

Lena's voice: "Bianca, my sweet. I wanted so much to wake you and tell you how much I love you. To hold you close and promise that the joy you have given me will light every day of our future. But it's late, so I leave you to dream your sweet dreams and to sleep in peace, knowing that you'll always be safe in my heart. Good night, my angel. Rest well and know that you're loved."



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Bianca sitting in her trashed living room silently in shock (no Lena)]

[amc030709a starts]
[Bianca sitting in her trashed living room silently in shock]

***** (clip b) [Erica's concerned that Michael will go after Lena ( no Lena)]

[amc030709b starts]
Erica: Jack, didn't you tell the judge about all Michael’s threats?
Jack: Erica, I did everything, everything. I used everything in my arsenal. Fact is, though, I mean, I had no proof of those threats. So the judge had no reason not to set bail based on the charges in front of him.
Erica: I don't understand. I really don't. I mean, Alexander virtually disinherited Michael, and he refused to bail him out last time, so why now?
Jack: Well, despite Alexander’s feelings for his son, he evidently didn't want the family's name thrown into scandal again, so he didn't want Michael behind bars any longer than possible. So he got him out. Didn't want the family stock to dip, I suppose.
Kendall: Wait a minute. Hold on. So Michael -- Michael’s back on the street?
Jack: Yeah.
Erica: Oh, my God. If Michael’s out, then his first target is going to be Lena, and Bianca’s with Lena.
Jack: Whoa, whoa.
Erica: I have to call her up to warn her.
Jack: It's ok. Erica, I’ve taken care of that, and I've assigned a police officer to any woman that might be a target. That includes the two of you.
Kendall: Ok, well, what about Mia?
Jack: I've called her. I've talked to her, and I've left a message for Lena.
Kendall: So then, you think that Michael would actually -- Michael would actually make good on his threats.
Jack: Yeah, I do. I do. Look, if I couldn't keep this son of a b**** in jail, I'm going to make d*** sure that I’m going to keep the women that he has threatened safe, especially the ones in my family.
Erica: Thank you. Thank you for taking such good care of us, but I still want to call Bianca.
Jack: Ok, just -- just don't scare her, and give her my love, ok? I'm really, really sorry about Cambias getting out.
Kendall: He always beats the system. It's no wonder he's so d*** arrogant.
Jack: Just be careful, please. Be careful.
Kendall: I will. I feel a lot better knowing that someone has my back. Thank you.
Jack: I've got your back, Kendall, and thank you. If you hadn't done what you did, we never would have arrested this guy.
Kendall: When I think about -- when I think about what he's done to this family and to Erica --
Jack: And to you.
Kendall: Well, thank God we know what he is now.

***** (clip c) [Erica leaves Bianca a phone message and mentions Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030709c starts]
[Phone rings]
Myrtle's voice: Please leave a message, darling.
[Answering machine beeps]
Erica: Hi, sweetheart, it's me. I know you're with Lena, and I don't want to interfere, but there is something I need to tell you. But don't worry. I mean, no one's sick or anything like that. But please, sweetheart, when you get this message, it's very important that you call me back tonight, all right? I mean, I don't care how late it is. I just -- we're all going to be fine, Bianca, I promise you. No one will ever, ever hurt my sweet, beautiful daughter. I love you, baby.
[Bianca silently begins cleaning up the room]

***** (clip d) [Erica and Kendall tell Jack that they hand bonded (no Lena)]

[amc030709d-inc starts]
Kendall: I still don't understand how Michael walked. Didn't you say he was facing, like, a century worth of charges?
Jack: Oh, he is, believe me. But the judge considered those white-collar crimes, so there's no threat of bodily harm in that.
Kendall: Yeah, unless you're a woman who's crossed him.
Jack: Look, I am going to get this guy back in his cage as soon as I possibly can, believe me. And I'm going to make sure he serves every second of his sentence. I promise you that.
Erica: And then we're going to be free. Then we're going to be free to concentrate on the rest of our lives together. Justice never, never looked brighter.
[amc030709d-inc ends]
Jack: Yeah? Is that because you're about to marry the man of your dreams, hmm?
Erica: Oh, that's part of it.
Jack: Good. Ok, all right. Look, will one of you please tell me what happened after you guys left the police office?
Erica: Well, the storm hit. And Kendall was with me.
Kendall: Erica had sort of a little meltdown.
Jack: And you got in the way of that meltdown?
Erica: I'm so sorry.
Kendall: I told you, it's nothing.
Erica: Well -- and then we reached a new understanding.
Kendall: All right, I should probably go. I don't want to jinx anything, you know.
Erica: Kendall? I hope that we can talk again.
Kendall: I'd like that.
Jack: Kendall, if Cambias tries to contact you, you call me immediately, ok?
Kendall: Oh, I will. First, can I kick him where --
Jack: No, no, no. You just call me.
Kendall: Ok, I will.
Jack: And I've assigned Officer Turpin to watch over you, ok?
Kendall: Thank you.
Erica: Kendall, I will never forget what you did for me tonight.
Kendall: I will never forget what you let me do.
Erica: Good night.
Erica: What?
Jack: "What?" If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe it.
Erica: It's really quite amazing, isn't it?
Jack: Yeah, it's quite amazing. Maybe you'd like to tell me about it?
Erica: Oh, Jack. What happened with Kendall tonight -- it just makes me feel like a weight has been lifted from me and maybe, finally, for good.

***** (clip e) [Bianca remembers the bench conversation with Lena]

[amc030709e satrts]
[Bianca goes into the park and remembers her and Lena's conversation there the night before]
Lena's voice: Bianca?
Bianca's voice: Mm-hmm?
Lena's voice: I want to take you away somewhere for a long weekend. No, no, make that a week.
Bianca: How about the whole summer?
Lena: Don't tempt me.
Bianca: Why not? We could do it. I mean, you said that you wanted to take me to Prague. Let's just go.
Lena: I mean, we could. We could start in Prague and then go where our hearts lead us.
Bianca's voice: Yeah, I like the sound of that.
Lena's voice: Oh, look. Be careful. It looks like you'll be racing the storm.
[Bianca screams remembering the rape; she throws her clothes from the rape in the trash as she has flashbacks]
Bianca: Please! No!
[She puts lighting fluid in the trash can and before she can throw a lighted match into the trash starts Kendall comes]
Kendall: Bianca? What are you doing?

***** (clip f) [Kendall asks why Bianca's not with Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030709f starts]
Kendall: Are you ok?
Bianca: Yeah. I'm -- I’m fine.
Kendall: Yeah, well, people who are fine don't wander around in the dead of the night playing with matches. What's -- what's going on?
Bianca: I lost something.
Kendall: Out here? What?
Bianca: An earring.
Kendall: An earring? Ok. Well, that must have been some earring for you to leave Lena, especially at this hour. I can help you look for it if you want me to.
Bianca: No, that's ok. I can find it myself.
Kendall: Ok. Did something happen with -- I mean, where is Lena, anyway? I thought you guys had plans.
Bianca: Yeah, Lena and I were here earlier, and then -- it doesn't matter.
Kendall: Did something happen with Lena tonight?
Bianca: You know what, Kendall? What happened is none of your business.
Kendall: You're right. It's not.
Bianca: Right. So why are you bothering me?
Kendall: Well, because, Bianca, there's something that I have to tell you -- about Michael. It's ok. It's all right. Don't worry. It's nothing for you to freak out about, not really.
Bianca: What is it?
Kendall: Michael was released on bail. But it's ok. It's ok. It's nothing to freak out about. Jackson has officers looking over everybody. He's got them -- he's got Lena. Lena's protected, and Erica and Mia and me. My gorilla's right over there. I just wanted you to know that everything's going to be ok. Lena's protected. So there's nothing for you to worry about.

***** (clip g) [Lena goes to visit Bianca at Myrtle's]

[amc030709g starts]
Boyd: Home, sweet home.
Myrtle: Ooh. Thank you, darling. I am beat. It's bed and a nightcap for me.
Boyd: So, how's your hand?
Myrtle: Didn't even break a nail.
Lena: Good evening.
Boyd: Hey.
Myrtle: Hey. Lena. Good morning, it really is. Are you here to see Bianca?
Lena: I know it's very late.
Myrtle: Oh, it's never too late for love. It's just a little late for my bed. On my way up, I'll knock on her door and I'll tell her you're here.
Lena: You know what? If she's not down here, she's probably asleep. I just wanted to tell her something, but it can wait.
Myrtle: Well, I'll tell you what. There's a paper and pen on the desk. Leave her a note.
Lena: Thank you. That's very kind.
Myrtle: Well, I like to keep a bright eye on that girl. Well, I'm going to have that nightcap.
Boyd: Good night.
Myrtle: Oh, Boyd -- thank you so much for keeping those bucks apart.
Lena: There was trouble?
Myrtle: There was a very ugly fight starting, and this brave fellow helped to break it up. Bye.
Boyd: Good night, Myrtle.
Lena: You always seem to be coming to someone's rescue.
Boyd: Well, my friends mean a lot to me.
Lena: I know. I know Bianca trusts you.
Boyd: Well, she wants to trust you, too. Look, I'm going to give you some privacy. Listen, Lena-- look, you make Bianca happy. Just take care of her, ok?
Lena: You have my word. I'll keep her safe.
Boyd: Good night.

***** (clip h) [Kendall asks Bianca of something happened between Bianca and Lena (no Lena)]

[amc030709h starts]
Kendall: Are you sure you're ok?
Bianca: Yes. God, Kendall, what is this?
Kendall: I just -- if you want me to help you look for your earring, I don't mind.
Bianca: No, it's ok. I can do it all by myself.
Kendall: All right, it's just that you -- I don't know, you're acting kind of weird. Did something happen with Lena?
Bianca: No. Everything is just great, ok?
Kendall: Ok, fine.
Bianca: Ok.
Kendall: Don't say I didn't try to help. Bianca?
Bianca: What?
Kendall: I was with Erica tonight.
Bianca: Why? Did something happen?
Kendall: Yeah, you could say that. Erica had -- she had a total meltdown. But the amazing thing was that she needed me. She really needed me, and I was there for her. I was actually able to help her. I mean, can you believe it? After everything that's happened, I actually -- we finally connected.
Bianca: That's good.
Kendall: Good? It's amazing. It's wonderful. It's totally worth this ugly busted lip.
Bianca: Mom did that?
Kendall: Yeah. Well, she was really freaked out.
Bianca: About what?
Kendall: About the rape.

***** (clip i) [Kendall accuses Bianca of being a pod person (no Lena)]

[amc030709i starts]
Kendall: Tonight was like -- it was like fate, you know? I mean when Erica flashed to her rape, it was like I was the only person who could connect with her. It's weird. It's like the one thing that made her hate me was the same reason that I was able to help her and help her get past her pain. It was amazing, and now my relationship with Erica -- it's never going to be the same. It's changed forever. What is wrong?
Bianca: What? Nothing.
Kendall: Oh, nothing. Yeah, right. Bianca, you've been acting like a pod person since I came here. Are you meeting somebody? What?
Bianca: No, I'm -- Kendall, just leave me alone.
Kendall: Fine. Whatever. You should go home. Get some sleep.
[After Kendall leaves, Bianca burns her clothes in the trash can]

***** (clip j) [Lena leaves a love note to Bianca]

[amc030709j starts]
[Bianca is at the park watching the clothes burn; fade into Lena writing her love note]
Lena's voice: "Bianca, my sweet. I wanted so much to wake you and tell you how much I love you. To hold you close and promise that the joy you have given me will light every day of our future. But it's late, so I leave you to dream your sweet dreams and to sleep in peace, knowing that you'll always be safe in my heart. Good night, my angel. Rest well and know that you're loved."



CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030709a.mpg (9m; 0:53) Bianca sitting in her trashed living room silently in shock (no Lena)
amc030709b.mpg (23.1m; 2:16) Erica's concerned that Michael will go after Lena ( no Lena)
amc030709c.mpg (34.5m; 3:23) Erica leaves Bianca a phone message and mentions Lena (no Lena)
amc030709d.mpg (5.1m; 0:30) Erica and Kendall tell Jack that they hand bonded (no Lena)
amc030709e.mpg (29.7m; 2:54) Bianca remembers the bench conversation with Lena
amc030709f.mpg (18.4m; 1:48) Kendall asks why Bianca's not with Lena (no Lena)
amc030709g.mpg (18.6m; 1:49) Lena goes to visit Bianca at Myrtle's
amc030709h.mpg (13.9m; 1:21) Kendall asks Bianca of something happened between Bianca and Lena (no Lena)
amc030709i.mpg (18.6m; 1:49) Kendall accuses Bianca of being a pod person (no Lena)
amc030709j.mpg (12.9m; 1:16) Lena leaves a love note to Bianca



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