All My Children Update Wednesday 4/23/03
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Kendall starts cleaning up the mess she and Greenlee made while fighting. Greenlee comes in and is surprised to see Kendall. She asks why Kendall hasnt left yet, since she had already declared that she was quitting. Kendall tells her that Palmer insists that she stays with Fusion, otherwise he will pull his financial backing. Greenlee accuses her of finding yet another way to bring the company down. She says that she doesnt need Palmer and his building, and that she will find another way to make Fusion survive.
Liza shows Erica the proof she has against her. She says it is clear that Erica paid someone to sue Fusion. Erica insists that Kendall has just found another way to blame her. Liza says that the proof is going against her, and it would be better if she just confess.
Lena tells Michael that she refuses to play any more games. Michael insists that she still get the job done, or else he will turn her in. Lena says that for the first time she is seeing the truth. She says she will never exploit Bianca and that she really cares for her. Michael says that Bianca will never trust Lena once she knows the truth. Lena says that she is no longer afraid, and she is sick of always obeying Michael. She leaves and Michael calls after her.
Bianca sits alone in Ericas office. She thinks about the conversation she had with Lena. While she is writing a few lines in her diary, Myrtle comes in. Myrtle asks her what happened. Bianca tells her that Lena cant see her anymore. Myrtle comforts her. Bianca wonders why shes always the victim. She says she will stop listening to her heart. Myrtle says that she thinks Lena really has feelings for Bianca, and thats why she is pulling away.
Erica insists that she has no idea what Liza is talking about. Liza asks why Erica has always been trying to make Fusion look bad. Erica says thats just what good business people do but she would never stoop this low. Erica says that she will get to the bottom of it. She says that if theres a snake at Enchantment, shell find him. Liza warns her to act fast, otherwise Fusions attorneys will be contacting her. After Liza leaves, Boyd comes over to Ericas place. Erica tells him shes glad to see him and asks him where Lena is. She tells Boyd the whole story about Liza and the accusation against Enchantment. Boyd wonders if Lena set them up. Erica is surprised by Boyds suggestion.
While Kendall and Greenlee are still arguing, Mia and Simone walk in. They look at the mess and ask what happened. Greenlee tells them that Kendall just quit, but has found a way to weasel back into Fusion. Kendall tells her side of the story. She says that Palmer will kick Fusion out unless Kendall stays on. Mia and Simone urge the girls to kiss and make up. Greenlee declares that she doesnt need any of them and that she quits! Kendall tells her that she doesnt mean it, and that shes just taking her anger out on the company. The girls try to convince Greenlee that shes wrong. Greenlee insists that the partnership never really made sense, and that she and Kendall are always fighting. Kendall, Mia and Simone remind Greenlee of all the good times. They tell Greenlee that things can still work out. Greenlee says theres no way to get out of the lawsuit and that Fusion is ruined anyways. Just then Liza comes in and says they still have a chance.
After some hesitation, Boyd tells Erica that he doesnt really trust Lena. Erica asks whether she would be capable of embezzlement. Boyd says he doesnt know, but theres something about Lena thats not right. Erica says she knows that Lena hasnt been clear about her sexual orientation. Boyd says that although he wasnt sure about that also, it was really clear that she was into Bianca the other night. Erica realizes that Bianca was really upset in the morning because of Lena.
Myrtle continues to comfort Bianca. She tells her that she should stick around to find out if Lena comes back. She says that Lena, just like Erica, tends to run away just when things heat up. She tells Bianca that just because Lena seems to be pulling away, it doesnt mean its over. Just then, Ericas secretary interrupts Bianca and Myrtle. He says that Lena just e-mailed her resignation and will be on a flight back to Europe later on. Myrtle urges Bianca to go stop Lena.
Lena is at the airport, buying a ticket to Prague. She seems really sad and unsure of what shes doing.
Liza tells the girls the whole story. She tells them that the lady who sued was clearly paid to do so. Liza says that someone at Enchantment paid probably Erica. The girls cant believe it. Kendall says she knew her mother would not stop until Fusion was ruined.
Erica thanks Boyd for helping out. Boyd says theres something else she should know about. He tells her that Kendall tried to seduce him in order to get his anti-aging formula. Erica is surprised, but says she expected this from Kendall. Boyd tells her that Michael was behind the whole thing. He says that Kendall couldnt even go through with it, and that its not her fault. Erica says she understands, and that even she tried to warn Kendall about Michael. After running all the facts through her mind, Erica comes to a realization. She says that Michael is trying to make it look as if Erica is after Fusion. She says that he seems to have everything covered, but she will give him a taste of his own medicine.
Michael places a call to Lena and leaves a message. He urges her to come back, otherwise shell have to face the consequences. After leaving the message, he calls his assistant/hit-man. He asks the guy to trace every one of Lenas relatives. He seems to be planning to hurt Lenas family.
Lena is still at the airport, waiting for her flight to be announced. At one point, she thinks she sees Bianca, but it turns out not to be her. When the flight is announced, Lena gets up sadly and gets in line. Just then Bianca calls from behind.
Kendall tells the girls that she cant believe what her mother is up to. Greenlee says that if it wasnt for Kendall, Fusion would be successful by now. Kendall accepts the fact that Erica is after her and that it may be in Fusions best interest if she left. Liza and the girls insist that she shouldnt give up and let Erica win. They dare Kendall to be courageous enough to face her mother. Kendall realizes that she would be a coward to leave and accepts the challenge. She turns to Greenlee and asks if she will fight for Fusion as well.
Erica says shes going to pull one over Michael. Boyd asks what her plan is. Erica says that Boyd should write down the formula for the anti-aging cream. Boyd insists that theyll be more vulnerable, and that Michael will surely come after it. Erica says that when he comes, theyll be ready for him.
Bianca asks Lena if shes leaving because of her. Lena says she just has to go. Bianca asks for more of an explanation. She asks why Lena is bailing just when things were getting good. Lena says that the decision was made for her, and that she has to leave. Bianca asks what Lena is hiding. Lena says that shes doing what she has to do for Biancas sake. Bianca wonders whether Erica put her up to this. Lena seems confused with that, and says Erica has nothing to do with her leaving. Lena insists that Bianca will eventually find someone who is more worthy of her. Bianca says that what they have is worth fighting for, but she cant do it alone. Lena turns to leave, but Bianca pulls her towards herself.
Greenlee says that shell do whatever she can to stop Erica, even if it means working side by side with Kendall.
After Boyd leaves, Erica gets on the phone with her secretary. She asks if theyve found Lena. Just then someone knocks. Its Jackson. Erica says shes so happy to see him. Jackson isnt smiling. He tells Erica that there is a charge against her. He says she has been accused of conspiring against Fusion, and that she wont get away with it.
Boyd goes to see Michael. Michael seems a bit surprised to see him.
Lena tells Bianca that its not their time to be together. Bianca cant understand why Lena is fighting it so much. She apologizes and says she will not stand in the way anymore. She tells Lena that shell never forget her. She pulls away and wishes Lena a safe journey. Lena starts walking away, but then calls after Bianca. She walks over and kisses her!
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