Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "How Betty Got Her Grieve Back"

Season 2, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Betty tries to forget about Henry; Amanda distracts herself from the discovery that Fey Sommers is her real mother; and Wilhelmina continues her quest to take over Mode.
Original Air Date: Sep 27, 2007
Guest Cast Lorraine Toussaint: Yoga Angela Sargeant: Nurse Illeana Douglas: Sheila Matt Riedy: Mr. Klein Kat Sawyer: Mrs. Klein Stephanie Faracy: Mrs. Tanen Alec Mapa: Suzuki St. Pierre Kurt Fuller: Mr. Tanen Bob Glouberman: Doctor Kevin Alejandro: Santos Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick
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Aired: 9/27/2007
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Episode Recap: "How Betty Got Her Grieve Back" The premiere hour definitely answered some questions, but somehow I'm left feeling worse. So many in Betty's world, including Betty herself, are suffering physically or emotionally, or both. There wasn't a lot of humor tonight. Amanda, reeling from the news that she is Fey's daughter, has "taken a lover, and that lover has a creamy center," as Marc so aptly stated. Despite the added pounds, Marc stands by her side, accompanying her to her parents' house to confront them with the truth. As that secret of her bloodline is revealed, so too is her parents' lifestyle - they are discovered wearing ubershort robes and swinging with another couple. Next up is Amanda's quest to find her real father. There's always something happening inside or near the "Mode" elevators. This time, Amanda's identity crisis came to a boil, then Marc's look of horror at the realization that Amanda and Bradford's identical mannerisms could be genetic. Marc was so loyal tonight! First he endured trimming Bradford's ear hair for Amanda to use as a DNA sample, then dressed up as Wilhelmina and traipsed through a dark Central Park, only to get robbed and beaten by Claire's fellow ex-con "Sister Mary Gangmember" (in Marc's words). Wilhelmina was her most conniving self, as usual. First she jumped in "with both claws" (according to Betty) to handle the October issue (with the help of Illeana Douglas, love her). Claire - hiding out in the Hamptons and pining for her children and husband - calls Wilhelmina and offers the "Mode" editorship in exchange for calling off the wedding with Bradford. Neither takes the bait for the Central Park rendezvous - both of these ladies are too smart for that - but both end up at Bradford's office to duke it out. Then there's Betty and her many issues. Her dad's still stuck in Mexico, Hilda's hibernating in her room and Daniel is infirm. She runs into a door, is forced to wear a pirate's eye patch and is desperately trying not to think about Henry. But encountering three-week-old gerbera daisies he sent with a touching note puts her over the emotional edge. After Betty has a meltdown during Willy's insensitive "natural-disaster ladies" photo shoot, Daniel is kind enough to hunt her down and offer a listening ear. He's empathetic about her lost young love, and has a plan: a "funeral" in Central Park to bury her many Henry-related mementos. She says her symbolic goodbyes to the relationship that barely was. Daniel has his own confession and symbolic goodbye to make, in an attempt at a fresh start. He tells Betty that Alexis was driving him to a rehab hospital at the time of their accident, so her present coma is his fault. He throws the pills he's been popping into the makeshift grave and vows to get over his habit. When Daniel finally speaks to Alexis and she wakes up from her coma (!), Alexis refers to herself as Alex. It would appear Amanda won't be the only one having an identity crisis this season. Now for the episode's biggest victims: Hilda and Santos. Every scene with the couple was blissfully happy, an oasis amid the others' dire circumstances. But it was all a fantasy. Each romantic moment was only in Hilda's imagination. He's gone. And Henry's arrival in the middle of Times Square in the last seconds of the hour could be good news for Betty, but it certainly won't make Hilda's fantasy ever come true. Well, I guess there's some hope for fun in next week's episode, in the form of Justin. He'll be reporting for duty as Willy's little "fashion elf" for a few weeks as summer intern at "Mode"! Hopefully he'll bring some much-needed light and life to the place. What did you think of the premiere? Are you happy with the way the characters have been set up for the season? What will Henry's return mean for Betty? For clips from last season of Ugly Betty , visit our Online Video Guide. Tune into TV Guide Network's "inFANity: Ugly Betty " for exclusive cast interviews and a tour of the Mode office ! Sept. 29; 1pm/ET and 9pm/ET. -- Edited by TV Guide Staff at 09/28/2007 7:09 AM show less
Episode Recap: "How Betty Got Her Grieve Back" The premiere hour definitely answered some questions, but somehow I'm left feeling worse. So many in Betty's world, including Betty herself, are suffering physically or emotionally, or both. There wasn't a lot of humor tonight. Amanda, reeling from the news that she is Fey's daughter, has "taken a lover, and that lover has a creamy center," as Marc so aptly stated. Despite the added pounds, Marc stands by her side, accompanying her to her parents' house to confront them with the truth. As that secret of her bloodline is revealed, so too is her parents' lifestyle — they are discovered wearing ubershort robes and swinging with another couple. Next up is Amanda's quest to find her real father. There's always something happening inside or near the "Mode" elevators. This time, Amanda's identity crisis came to a boil, then Marc's look of horror at the realization that Amanda and Bradford's identical mannerisms could be genetic. Marc was ... read more

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