Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "Bananas for Betty"

Season 2, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Wilhelmina's latest image makeover hits a snag. Meanwhile, Betty drags a reluctant Henry on a double date with Hilda and Gio. Betty White appears as herself.
Original Air Date: Dec 7, 2007
Guest Cast John Cho: Kenny Max Greenfield: Nick Pepper Betty White: Herself Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick Freddy Rodriguez: Gio Alec Mapa: Suzuki St. Pierre
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Aired: 12/7/2007
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'Bananas for Betty' Season 2, Episode 10

So Betty and Henry are still in love. I thought for a moment they were doomed - or at least set for another rough patch. She and Henry were trying so desperately to make the most of the 17+ weeks they now have left to be together. But Gio's still in her world, and the more time she spends around either of them. She likes what she sees in Henry but there's something about Gio that is equal parts irritating and appealing. I understand. I mean, on the one hand, so what if Henry can't fix a sink? Does Gio know about New German Cinema? And man, that is one ripped accountant. He can dance when he wants to, and according to Gio, he has the moves of a jungle cat. I knew he had that passionate, spontaneous side to him (remember the medieval restaurant?). But Gio is more spontaneous; he lightens Betty up. And though Gio took Betty's sister to the club, even a drunk Hilda read his signals correctly, when he cast that longing look toward Betty as she and Henry left the dance floor. I assume we'll be seeing more of Gio, and this tension between him and Betty (and Henry). I'm glad Betty and Henry made up. But ultimately, Betty has to figure out where she sits on the club-soda vs. flaming-pelican continuum. One thing that she did learn was that her clumsiness, braces and glasses weren't a good combo when she got creative with eating ice cream. With Bradford gone, the Mead empire is now in the hands of his children - and I emphasize the word "children." Mother Meade can only rein them in so much from her prison cell, so Daniel and Alexis reverted to their standard sibling rivalry, complete with a paintball fight that would decide control of the billion-dollar publishing company. That battle (in the "Mode" offices sweet) turned out to be no child's play. Honestly, has Daniel ever put that much effort into a "Mode" photo spread? Doubtful. Hilarious interplay between Amanda and Pepper ("Halston's vengeance"), and it made total sense to me that Kenny would side with Alexis. And though the latter achieved Meade domination with her killer instinct, can a paintball fight really keep Daniel from putting his own stamp on the empire? We shall see. Now that I think about it, it was a productive evening for Amanda. First she loyally (and platonically) partnered with Daniel in battle, then the competitive tension with Nick Pepper turned into some hot action. (But firing paintballs at such close range can really bruise, people!) Next, those two should double date with Cliff and Marc. Oh, poor dear Marc. He tried valiantly to spin a new cozy image for his boss. But, yes, it is the media age, so footage of her stealing Betty White's cab, crushing her fingers in the car door, throwing money at her and speeding off was sure to make its way to YouTube, and in no time at all it'd been remixed and set to music. Good for the senior Betty to use her Golden acting abilities to milk the feud for the paparazzi! Once the funding for "Slater" magazine fell through, an undeterred (as always) Wilhelmina set into motion her Plan B for taking over Meade Publications. (Really, I think it's Plan E or F at this point.) Be that as it may, we found out the reason for that cryptic meeting in the morgue following Bradford's death. Many of you surmised correctly! Given that sperm is still viable up to 48 hours after death WilhelMommy wants to give birth to an heir, courtesy of a stash now residing in her freezer. Let's hope (for her sake) that that youthful look of hers isn't all the product of botox and plastic. Several great lines tonight: Marc: Britney shaves something or shows something or shows something shaved and it's around the world in seconds! Trust me, I can make you Mother Theresa, only with better boobs. Daniel: Didn't dad used to call me "My Daniel"? Alexis: Maybe he used to call you "My Dumb-ass". Kenny (attempting to rap): She's Alexis Big as Texas. She knows what it's like to be both sexes. Amanda: It was an Anna Sui. I feel nothing. War has changed me. Watch more Ugly Betty in our Online Video Guide. show less
So… Betty and Henry are still in love. I thought for a moment they were doomed — or at least set for another rough patch. She and Henry were trying so desperately to make the most of the 17+ weeks they now have left to be together. But Gio's still in her world, and the more time she spends around either of them…. She likes what she sees in Henry but… there's something about Gio that is equal parts irritating and appealing. I understand. I mean, on the one hand, so what if Henry can't fix a sink? Does Gio know about New German Cinema? And man, that is one ripped accountant. He can dance when he wants to, and according to Gio, he has the moves of a jungle cat. I knew he had that passionate, spontaneous side to him (remember the medieval restaurant?). But Gio is more spontaneous; he lightens Betty up. And though Gio took Betty's sister to the club, even a drunk Hilda read his signals correctly, when he cast that longing look toward Betty as she and Henry left the da... read more

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