Whoosh! When she had a chance, Lena should have caught the next plane out of Pine Valley International to Prague, but noooooooo.
Lena just cannot leave Bianca



Lena Kundera
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ALL MY CHILDREN

July 31, 2003


080
(Lena appearance)
030731
Last update: 12/26/03


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SYNOPSIS
RE-CAPS
ALL GAY RE-CAP
PARODY
QUOTES
TRANSCRIPT
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Erica Kane
Bianca Montgomery
Kendall Hart
Myrtle Fargate
Opal
Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska)
Maggie Stone
David Hayward
Mary Smythe




SYNOPSIS

Lena visits Bianca before the wedding; "I won't give up on you. I can't"; Lena gets dangerously close to stalkerdom; Erica and Jack's wedding is interrupted (not that's a shock!)



RE-CAPS:

From The Official Site at ABC.com:
http://abc.go.com/daytime/allmychildren/episodes/2003-04/20030731.html

Lena not mentioned

From About All My Children
http://allmychildren.about.com/cs/recaps/a/bl20030731r.htm

Erica wonders what's taking Bianca so long, and Kendall says she's still doing damage control-she and Maggie must have really made a night of it! Erica just hopes Bianca feels up to this, saying that breaking up with Lena has been very hard on her...

Bianca is stunned to see Lena, and asks what she's doing here? She wants this day to be totally stress-free for her mother! Lena asks what she wants for herself, but Bianca says not now. Lena agrees to go, but won't give up on her, "I can't!"...

From Soap Slut
http://pub18.ezboard.com/fsoapslutfrm6.showMessage?topicID=91.topic

There's really cute female family bonding scenes as Erica, Kendall and Bianca get ready for the wedding. We see the granddaughters Kane in their bridal-wear. The dresses look great (although I spent many a precious minute trying to figure out how Bianca's sleeves attached to the rest of the dress) but the beige color... It's just kind of bland, I guess. Not at all the color I would expect Erica to pick...

Special Maggie Fashion Interlude: In her formal dress to the wedding, she looked great from the left profile but from the right? Sheeeeeeeit. (See how I sneaked that cuss word in there? I'm so bloody brilliant.) The dress was burgundy, a great color on her but there was this weird thing with her dress straps. There was this third one that connected to the dress and laid over her right upper arm before it went back. All the straps looped together on her back in some sort of lopsided 'x.' It was simply fascinating to scrutinize. I missed most of what was going on in her scenes because I was so fixated on her dress.

Anyway, from what I was able to catch, David was driving some bamboo shoots under Mag's fingernails to get her to reveal what Bianca's problem is but Maggie keeps her trap shut...

From Lianca Recaps
http://www.dykesvision.com/en/amc/july31lianca.html

Bianca enters the lobby. She spots a hotel employee and announces that she's with the "Kane-Montgomery wedding party"; she's looking for the photographer. Rando Employee directs her to the dining room, and she's about to book it in there when a familiar voice stops her. Oh, that two-syllable pronunciation of her name can only mean one person. And, yes, the Hot Polish Fox looks hot. She's in this vaguely 80's, almost shoulderless black v-neck sweatshirt and black pants, but that doesn't matter. She's the HPF. And she's wearing her ring from "yesterday"! She hesitates when Bianca turns around. Binks asks what she's doing there. Lena: "I wanted to see you; you look . . ." but she can't find the words, so stricken is she by Binks's loveliness. Or maybe she is just confused by the dress. Sigh. Poor clueless Fox.

On the other hand, hello, Bianca smacked down you and your commitment rings yesterday, and today is her mom's wedding. Not a good time, hon. Bianca is worried about Erica coming in and seeing Lena there; she wants everything to go smoothly for Erica. Lena steps forward and asks Bianca what "[she] want[s] for [her]self." Lena, don't you listen to me? Back off! Bianca, for once, steps back from Lena in total annoyance; she's not even remotely close to letting the HPF in. She won't look at her. "Not now, Lena, okay?" she says. "Okay," Lena replies. "Okay, I'll go, but I won't give up on you. I can't." When she's gone, Binks turns and looks after her. I don't know if that's a "poor Lena" look, an "I feel bad about this," look, or an "oh, s***, now she's going to keep hounding me" look, but it's a look. Anyway, that scene was pretty frickin' perntless, except as a piece of character assassination on Lena. So now she's supposed to be an almost-stalker? Great. Oh, and while we're on the subject of Lena's mishandled character, (a) what's up with her job situation? Supposedly she was working at SOS in addition to Greenlee Investments. We've seen SOS about a kajillion times since she got sprung from prison (i.e. the day before Voldemort), and yet we haven't seen her working there once. Would a little continuity hurt? How silly of me to ask. Of course it would. Having Lena work at SOS was just a contrivance for three scenes of Lianca reconciliation before she got stuck in jail for "insider trading," as if the PVPD had any jurisdiction to prosecute such stuff anyway. (2) Where the h*** is she living? If she were still living at the Valley Inn, it might explain her presence in the lobby: Erica happens to be getting married in the same building where she lays her head. But we know she's not, because Mary's living in her room. Even though the furniture is different, the numbers on the door (867) are not, and sometimes you have to take the text at face value. So Lena's not living at the Valley Inn anymore, and apart from the stupidity of not giving her a new place to live, the writers have also made her out to be a stalker by not having any reason to be in the VI lobby except to accost Bianca on Erica's wedding day. Nice...

Downstairs at the bar, David tells Bianca that Maggie didn't say anything, "but if there's a problem—" Bianca cuts him off saying there's no problem, and she's sick of explaining it to him. David asks about her promise to see a doctor. The wedding has been making her busy, she says, and "things" crazy. David suggests she stop by the clinic after the wedding, but Bianca says she's "fine. I mean it." Maggie stops David and tells him that "everything is fine." David consents to lay off, and he goes to find Anna. Maggie tells Binks she's "lucky he laid off like that," and asks how she is. Bianca feels "like a complete idiot" for almost losing her cool, which would blow her cover. Maggie wonders if Binks will just do nothing. Bianca says no, she's going on Erica and Jackson's honeymoon. Maggie is skeptical. But Binks isn't: "by the time I come home I will have forgotten all about—" Her face freezes for a split second and she stops herself from saying something— "everything." Poor B. I guess she's talking about Lena, too, in addition to the rape. Maggie doesn't think that running away will help. Bianca spies Erica coming in and flees, leaving Maggie alone and pissed off, in the bar.





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 continued to confront Mary about the truth.
Greenlee: I don't believe you. You're making the whole thing up.
Mary: No I'm not. Here read my diary. This entry says "dear diary, tonight the earth moved. Too bad it was only with Jack the lifeguard. If I find out someday he's really filthy rich I'm going to be pissed." This entry says "uh-oh, I'm late. Daddy might not like it if I gave birth to an illegitimate child during my debutante ball. What's a girl to do?". This entry says "today I met Roger Smythe, the shmuck I'm going to let believe that he is the father of my child."
Greenlee: I still don't believe it.
Mary: Then what about the rare blood type that Jackson has? You were the mystery donor Greenlee. Surely you've learned by now that people often find out about their true parentage during a blood donation storyline. Otherwise what would be the point in needing a transfusion? Now go stop the wedding to Erica before it's too late.

Down in the ballroom the guests were arriving.
Jack: There's nothing to be nervous about Reggie. Why don't you go find Joanie and relax?
Reggie: I thought she had been written out.
Jack: I think she's got a little time left. Have fun while you can.
Joanie: I can't believe I'm at an Erica Kane wedding. How many people can say they've ever attended one of these?
Reggie: You want an exact number or a rough estimate?
Brooke: Are you sure you're happy Jack?
Jack: Of course I am. What could possibly go wrong on the day you're marrying the one you've waited years to be with?
Brooke: You're asking me?
Ruth: I so glad Erica is marrying Jack. Now that Jamie is finished with puberty I get a little nervous whenever she's around.
Joe: Is this the part where I confront her about our secret love child?
Ruth: That was only on fan fantasy day dear.
Joe: Don't be so sure Ruth. You were in surgery for an awfully long time.

Up in the brides room Erica shared a moment with her daughters.
Erica: I don't know if I can do this.
Bianca: Are you having second thoughts about marrying Uncle Jack?
Erica: No. I adore Jack. But look at this tacky little bouquet. It looks like paper flowers from Walmart. Would it have killed the prop department to spend a little bit of money here? And this had better be a robe and not my wedding dress or heads are going to roll.
Kendall: You're just nervous Mother. Everything will be fine.
Bianca: That's right. Remember the last time we were all in a room dressed up for a wedding?
Erica: Before I married Dimitri.::sigh::: You were both so young then - it's almost like you were two completely different people.
Kendall: Do you really think bringing up another failed marriage right now is the best way to calm her down?
Bianca: Of course it is. Remember what Grandma said that day? Bridegrooms come and go, especially with you, but the Kane women will endure forever.
Erica: ::sniff:::sniff::: Grandma really had a way with words didn't she?

Mia and Simone were at Fusion.
Simone: Let's talk some more about how hot Juan Pablo is.
Mia: Not now. I'm trying to count the votes in our Sexiest Man contest. What's 3+2?
Simone: 7 ::answers phone::: Hello, Fusion. If you're calling about the winner of our Sexiest Man contest, we're still counting the votes.....oh... yes maam we'll still be wasting valuable screentime on this nonsense for several more weeks....yes we realize that the audience would rather see real characters and interesting storylines.....maam there's no need to use foul language ....oh well, I'll just count that call as another example of the public clamoring for answers about our contest.
Mia: What's 5+6?
Simone: 22. Now let's talk about Juan Pablo. I want him and you want him but he's already been dancing with Greenlee so she'll probably get him.
Mia: Why don't we tell her that he's our mystery man too? Then she'll get all upset and she'll probably drop him and then we can have him?
Simone: Good idea. Let's go now. Greenlee's off in her other storyline but I'll bet she likes this one better. Who wouldn't prefer fluff to deep emotional drama?

Mia and Simone tracked Greenlee down.
Mia: Juan Pablo is your guy but he's our guy too.
Simone: We thought you'd want to know.
Greenlee: Who cares? I have a real storyline shaping up here - one that's a lot more interesting than some newbie and a silly bet. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go wreak havoc on other people's lives. Maybe there's hope for an Emmy reel yet this year. You two can have Juan Pablo.
Mia: Oh yeah, well we could have good storylines too if we wanted.
Simone: We could? We never have before.

Mary heard the wedding music begin.
Mary: Hurry Greenlee. You must stop the wedding. Hmmm, either the music is really really loud or my hotel room is right next door to the ballroom. If I can hear the music I wonder if they can smell me after my ride in the pig truck.

The wedding begins.
Kendall: It's my turn to walk down the aisle. Oh look, there's Boyd. Hmm, didn't we agree to have a relationship a couple of months ago? I wonder what ever happened with that.
Bianca: It's my turn to walk down the aisle. Does the music have to be so loud? I've got to remember not to get drunk the night before my mother's next wedding.
Erica: It's my turn to walk down the aisle. I must have had my hair done in the elevator because it looks totally different now. I'm wearing a different dress too - thank God. I had visions of that awful kimono thing that Liza wore a few years ago.
Minister: Stuart Chandler will now read a poem.
Stuart: A wedding day should be happy. Maybe even a little sappy. I wish the two of you good luck. An interrupted wedding would really suck.
Minister: Is there anyone here who can show just cause why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony?
Erica: Of course there isn't . Now hurry up.
Greenlee: Wait. I have something to say.
Minister: Then say it my child.
Greenlee: Not until tomorrow. It's another cliffhanger.



QUOTES

Coming when when the transcriptions are available



TRANSCRIPT

Unverified in non-clip parts

***** (clip a) [Morning of the wedding (Lena mention)]

[amc030731a starts]

I am looking for someone to transcribe this clip. I will send you a CD of whatever clips you would like. Contact me at Ktaborn@lightspeed.net

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

e at penthouse
kendall in her dress
e: you look exquisite
k: bec of you...dress and pearls
e: all the more beautiful bec my daughter is wearing them...wonders about b? breaking up with lena is hard on her
k: not to worry...
myrt and opal come in...hugs all around
bianca comes in...
b: do i still look like a trainwreck?
no, no
b goes to myrt...
b: sorry i moved out the way i did...loved living with you
m: don't care...as long as you're content
b: today i am...mom getting married
myrt: of course...love of 2 gorgeous daughters
k and b look at eachother..
myrt asks kendal what's wrong
k: nothing...
erica scream from other room
everyone startled

***** (clip b) [Bianca gives Erica a picture of Mona (no Lena)]

[amc030731b starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

opal and erica
opal: minor accident...no prob
erica: minor? i'm bald
o will fix
b, e and k talking about family honeymoon...fresh start
bianca: you sure you dont mind us tagging along?
e: no...
b thinking
b gives her a pic of mona to carry in her bouquet
k answers phone...first limo ready
b going to help myrtle...opal goes to other room

***** (clip c) [Lena tells Bianca she won't give up on her]

[amc030731c starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

bianca looking for photographer.
lena: bianca 
b: lena, what are you doing here? 
lena:I wanted to see you. you look...
b: look, lena, if my mother sees you...want this day to be stress free for her
lena approaches her
lena: what about you? what do you want for yourself?
b: not now, Lena, OK?
lena: Ok..Ok, i'll go but i wont give up on you...i can't
walks away
b watches her leave

***** (clip d) [Bianca thinks Maggie told David about the rape (no Lena)]

[amc030731d starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

david and mags
mags: i know she needs help but she needs more to trust me...after wedding i will make sure to get her through this
davdi???is it that bad?
mags nods
bianca: maggie...you told him? you promised me you weren't going to tell 

***** (clip e) [David tells Bianca he has no idea what her problem is (no Lena)]

[amc030731e starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

david: maggie never said a word, but if a prob...
b: not a prob. nothing has happened.
david: hyou promised to see Dr. did you?
b: busy with wedding. i'm fine
david tries to convince her..mags interrupts
david leaves...
b: i feel like a complete idiot..thought you told him..almost gave myself away
mags: i told you i wouldn't tell...but david could help
b: no...
mags: then what?
b: going to south of france, come back and will have forgotten about everything...
mags tells her not the way to do...
b sees e...gotta go....
mags calls after her

***** (clip f) [Bianca joins her mother (no Lena)]

[amc030731f starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

b hugs e...myrt, kendall there...
greens comes into the background..watching

***** (clip g) [Opal takes pictures of everyone (no Lena)]

[amc030731g starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

opal getting camera
greens looking stunned in background
myrt, e and b getting pic taken....
then e, kendall and b pic 
all rush away...gonna be late

***** (clip h) [Erica gets cold feet (no Lena)]

[amc030731h starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

upstairs in PV room...finishing touches on e's hair
b: you are so beautiful...
k: jack will be blown away.
e flipping out a little...
b: what's wrong?
k: everything will be perfect..i know what you're doing...one perfect man downstairs is waiting for you
e: i can't...i just can't 

***** (clip i) [Erica, Kendall, and Bianca marvel at the Kane legacy of strong women (no Lena)]

[amc030731i starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

b to e: you're not having 2nd thoughts are you?
e: no..love him with everything i am and he I, 
k: but?
e: but do i deserve such happiness? everything i've dreamed of..i just don't know if i can
b: remember the last time the 3 of us were all dressed up like this?
e: wedding to dimitri
b: and you told us no matter what still get butterflies?
kendall agrees
e: and mom was there..."
all 3 looking in mirror
b: she called us a legacy..family of strong women bec we can overcome anything
K: even butterflies
kendall: even butterflies
e gives them both kisses and hugs
e: come on...let's get me married

***** (clip j) [Mary prays that Erica has not won (no Lena)]

[amc030731j starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

mary to self..greens..please don't let e win 

***** (clip k) [The wedding processional music starts (no Lena)]

[amc030731k starts]
[The wedding processional music starts]
Jack: Ah, see, there you go. I told you there was nothing to be worried about. Gentlemen.

***** (clip l) [The wedding begins (no Lena)]

[amc030731l starts]

From Sosnovska Symposium's Play-By-Play by Akakel (transcripts coming soon)

wedding
kendall down aisle first
boyd winks at her
jacks smiling...kiss on cheek
bianca next...sees maggie
david looking on..concerned
jack kiss on cheek...
erica now...standing in doorway dramatically
jack and e smiling...
myrt comes to walk her down the aisle
erica and jack standing at altar
e hands off flowers to b...
ceremony begins
gratuitous shots of the martins
anna and david sitting together
couple has asked stuart to do a reading...kisses both on cheeks...
reads poem..e. dickinson
reads
who gives this woman?
myrt: her mother and i do
...speak now or forever hold your peace
e, kendall and opal nervous
and now the bride...
greens: HOLD ON...i've got something to say
greens glaring at e
e stares back





CLIPS

I have the following clips (incompletes are marked "inc"):
amc030731a.mpg (17.7m; 1:44) Morning of the wedding (Lena mention)
amc030731b.mpg (18.4m; 1:48) Bianca gives Erica a picture of Mona (no Lena)
amc030731c.mpg (10.4m; 1:01) Lena tells Bianca she won't give up on her
amc030731d.mpg (10.1m; 0:59) Bianca thinks Maggie told David about the rape (no Lena)
amc030731e.mpg (18.9m; 1:51) David tells Bianca he has no idea what her problem is (no Lena)
amc030731f.mpg (3.4m; 0:20) Bianca joins her mother (no Lena)
amc030731g.mpg (7.6m; 0:44) Opal takes pictures of everyone (no Lena)
amc030731h.mpg (11.6m; 1:08) Erica gets cold feet (no Lena)
amc030731i.mpg (24.5m; 2:24) Erica, Kendall, and Bianca marvel at the Kane legacy of strong women (no Lena)
amc030731j.mpg (3.4m; 0:20) Mary prays that Erica has not won (no Lena)
amc030731k.mpg (3.4m; 0:20) The wedding processional music starts (no Lena)
amc030731l.mpg (64.9m; 6:21) The wedding begins (no Lena)



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