Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "A League of Their Own"

Season 2, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Henry is upset by Betty's foray into online dating, which results in a rendezvous at a bowling alley; Daniel and Alexis prepare for dinner with Wilhelmina; Hilda is oblivious to Justin's new friends; Marc is smitten with a photographer.
Original Air Date: Oct 25, 2007
Guest Cast Lillian Adams: Esther Lorraine Toussaint: Yoga Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick Chancellor Miller: Derek Larry Dorf: Steve John Cho: Kenny Freddy Rodriguez: Gio Bunny Levine: Mable Ashley Rickards: Sharra David Blue: Cliff
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Episode Recap: "A League of Their Own" Henry + Betty = Love. So, what do you think? I know many of you, like me, adore the adorkable Henry, and think he and Betty are perfect for each other. But others have commented that Betty needs someone like Gio, a guy who will challenge her and bring some spice into her life (and who doesn't have a child by another woman, at least as far as we know, to complicate matters). You have a point, too. According to the promo for next week, it looks like the renewed relationship won't be all roses. But honestly, I don't know that Betty would have survived (or understood) the ways of online dating, starting with the importance of watching your spelling. At the Pinz bowling alley, once Niceguy47 made a remark about her photo and kept glancing at his watch, we all knew he'd bail. Oh, Betty, so blissfully ignorant to the New York dating scene! But our Henry was there, watching out for her - or jealously stalking her. Their just-friends mantra failed miserably, of course, at a candlelit restaurant that offered roses and violin music. But the writers really did have me fooled: I thought Henry would leave "Mode" at Betty's request, and we'd see him only fleetingly elsewhere within the Meade empire. Good for Betty for taking a risk, following her heart and doing something impulsive for once in her sensible life. Theirs wasn't the only risk taken for love. Mr. St. James met Mr. St. Paul and hilarious lines ensued, including "buy a girl a drink first!" and "I'll sign for that package." At first "New Cashmere" picked "Underwear Model" Guy over "Old Cat Hair" Guy, and I was afraid dear Marc was too shallow to choose substance over hotness/stupidity. So pleased then to see Cliff set him straight (no pun intended), and Marc came to his senses. (Aside: Marc's model poses were horrible! Wouldn't you think he watches ANTM, like me?) Regardless, the downside to his new pursuit was that it left a Marc/Amanda void in my soul. (But "you're a bitch, I'm a seven" will nurse the wound.) At least we got to see a bit more of Christina, giddily taking measurements at a male model's underwear fitting ("they never catch on") and being discovered on the Internet dating site by her hubby across the pond (!). And what of the Meades? Thank God we didn't have to wait the whole season for Alexis to find herself. Too bad that entailed remembering that Bradford hates the new "her" and that she went so far as to plot his murder. The truth sucks. Daniel, despite being called a screwup, still defended his father. He wants so badly to smooth things over within his family. He's just like his mother. Claire decided she and Yoga would have to abandon their parties with the Piano Man so that she could turn herself in (again), this time to be accessible to her children. But through a riflescope (ha!), "Crazy Pesce" saw in the flesh what she had envisioned: the Meade children, happy with their father, brought together by Wilhelmina. (Yeah, right. "Mommy made fondue." Need I say more?) As for Justin and Hilda, they continued to mourn Santos' death in their own (very separate) ways. Hilda befriended some widowed "golden girls" and took on their penchant for quilting and early-bird dinners. Justin and friends (last week's makeout girl plus a buddy) stole Hilda's car, wrecking it and a tree. The accident snapped Hilda back into her attentive-mother mode and sweetly brought the two back together. What did you think of this week's episode? Are Betty and Henry meant to be? Have we seen the end of Justin's rebellious streak? Leave your comments below! If you have a void in your soul that only Ugly Betty can fill, visit our Online Video Guide. P.S. I want a copy of that Meade family Christmas photo. show less
Episode Recap: "A League of Their Own"Henry + Betty = Love. So, what do you think? I know many of you, like me, adore the adorkable Henry, and think he and Betty are perfect for each other. But others have commented that Betty needs someone like Gio, a guy who will challenge her and bring some spice into her life (and who doesn't have a child by another woman, at least as far as we know, to complicate matters). You have a point, too. According to the promo for next week, it looks like the renewed relationship won't be all roses. But honestly, I don't know that Betty would have survived (or understood) the ways of online dating, starting with the importance of watching your spelling. At the Pinz bowling alley, once Niceguy47 made a remark about her photo and kept glancing at his watch, we all knew he'd bail. Oh, Betty, so blissfully ignorant to the New York dating scene! But our Henry was there, watching out for her — or jealously stalking her. Their just-friends mantra failed m... read more

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