Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "The Kids Are Alright"

Season 2, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Betty volunteers to chaperone Justin's middle-school dance, only to find that Gio has made the same commitment. Meanwhile, Amanda prepares for a reality show with her father, KISS bassist Gene Simmons; Hilda does her best to get the attention of Coach Diaz; and Wilhelmina returns to Mode.
Original Air Date: May 15, 2008
Guest Cast Larry King: Himself Eddie Cibrian: Coach Diaz Freddy Rodriguez: Gio Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick Gene Simmons: Himself Jasmine Anthony: Antonella Alec Mapa: Suzuki St. Pierre
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The Kids Are Alright Season 2, Episode 17

Hey all! Gina here, and I'll be covering for Mickey. There was so much drama in tonight's episode that I don't even know where to begin! So with that said, let's break it down Distractions Galore Betty is on cloud nine when Claire assigns her an article about "the youth perspective" for Hotflash magazine. And now that her heart has been broken for two weeks since Henry left, the first person she tells the good news to is Gio. Convinced that Betty really likes him more as a friend, he plants one her, right while she's mid-sentence. Betty may have slapped him across the face, but it was obvious that she was really feeling it. Now back at work and ready to start her story, Betty gets and instant message from someone who took a picture of their smooch and the next thing she knows, the whole office is seeing it with the caption "Betty Whorez is out of control!" So much for focusing on her article assignment. The Suarez Sisters' Suitors Meanwhile, Hilda was on a mission to land a date with the gym teacher, Coach Diaz, and agreed to chaperone Justin's school dance with him -- despite Justin's hatred of such "tacky" events. Unfortunately, Hilda catches Papi's cold, and Betty offers to go in her place so she can interview kids for her article. While at the dance, guess who Betty bumps into? Gio, of course. He too is chaperoning for his little sister. She ultimately accepts Gio's offer for a dance, but just when there's that tension-filled moment when the two are about the kiss, Betty bolts. Gio finds her by the steps in tears, but manages to make her feel better and they walk home together. At her doorstep, it's actually Betty who asks Gio if he's like to go on a date. He turns her down, but for a good reason. He "doesn't want to be the rebound guy," he "wants to be the guy." And as for the "Date Coach Diaz" mission, Justin decided to cut his mom off from all the games and just ask his gym teacher how he felt about Hilda. As a result, Coach Diaz showed up at the Suarez home to find Hilda looking like a hot mess. But that didn't matter because he was there to bring her soup and ask her out on a date. Operation: Break Up The Meades Meanwhile, now that the announcement has been made that Willie will be having Bradford's baby, she's come back to Mode to claim her thrown. Bradford's will states his empire was to be split equally amongst his children, and by law, that means Willie is entitled to 1/3 of the pot until little TBD Meade is 18-years-old. Clearly 1/3 isn't good enough for Willie, so she sets out to break up the family by attacking its weakest link, Daniel (who turns in a blithering idiot when confronted by her). She shows him up at a meeting, and Marc makes a fool of him when Daniel guest stars on Larry King Live (and yes, it was really Larry). Willie lays her act on so thick that Alexis reinstates her as Creative Director without even consulting her brother or mom (both of whom don't trust her as far as they can throw her). Now the question is will she be able to steal Daniel's job? Amanda & Marc Reunion Now that Willie has returned to the halls of Mode, her gofer, Marc, is right behind. And you know what that means he and Amanda can be BFF again! But Amanda doesn't want Marc to get too close, especially now that she and her dad, Gene Simmons, are working on a reality show together. May sound glamorous, but the truth is, Gene only acknowledges Amanda when the cameras are rolling, and she doesn't want Marc to see that. But it's only when she goes to her dad for support after a fight with Marc that she notices his tattoo is fake! Turns out Gene Simmons ain't her daddy. She runs back to Marc with her tail between her legs, and the two share a tender moment. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good episode. I really like how Gio called out Betty on the fact that she has feelings for him, because that's been obvious for quite some time now. But I'm torn as far as who I'd like to see her with Gio or Henry. I'm fans of both. It was really great to see Willie in the halls of Mode again and back to all her scamming in her ultra-chic office. And I can't even begin to tell you how great it is to have Amanda and Marc join their vapid forces again. And the Best Line of the Night Award goes to Gio: "You frenched me, Suarez. You frenched me good" What did you all think of the episode? Were you hoping Gio and Betty would seal the deal and kiss for real? Do you think Willie is going to end up snagging Daniel's job right from under his nose? Are you thrilled to see Amanda and Marc reunited? Let's hear it! Don't forget to watch Ugly Betty clips and full episodes with our Online Video Guide! show less
Hey all! Gina here, and I'll be covering for Mickey. There was so much drama in tonight's episode that I don't even know where to begin! So with that said, let's break it down…Distractions GaloreBetty is on cloud nine when Claire assigns her an article about "the youth perspective" for Hotflash magazine. And now that her heart has been broken for two weeks since Henry left, the first person she tells the good news to is Gio. Convinced that Betty really likes him more as a friend, he plants one her, right while she's mid-sentence. Betty may have slapped him across the face, but it was obvious that she was really feeling it. Now back at work and ready to start her story, Betty gets and instant message from someone who took a picture of their smooch and the next thing she knows, the whole office is seeing it with the caption "Betty Whorez is out of control!" So much for focusing on her article assignment.The Suarez Sisters' SuitorsMeanwhile, Hilda was on a mission to land a date w... read more

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