Freddy Rodriguez by John Sciulli/WireImage.com; America Ferrera by Eric Liebowitz/WireImage.com Freddy Rodriguez by John Sciulli/WireImage.com; America Ferrera by Eric Liebowitz/WireImage.com

They said it wouldn't last. And apparently, they were right. Six Feet Under alum Freddy Rodriguez is joining the cast of Ugly Betty as a spoiler in our heroine's budding romance with longtime crush Henry.

I'd join you in crying foul, but given the character description that I fed you in the Independence Day installment of Ask Ausiello, I have a hunch we're going to take to Rodriguez's Betty counterpart as readily as we did to Christopher Gorham's endearing Henry. Heck, the newbie - Gio, who runs the sandwich cart at Mode - sounds as appealing as Betty herself: ambitious, aggressive and lovable.

So what does it all mean?

If I were a betting man, since Gio is expected to stick around for the whole season, I'd wager that Henry will be spending more time around his own cubicle than Betty's. And since Rodriguez is almost a decade older than America Ferrera, I'm thinking Papa Suarez might have something to say about Gio robbing the cradle. Then again, Rodriguez has such a baby face, he probably gets carded as often as he gets asked for an autograph.

In any case, thoughts? Good news? Bad?