Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Season 2, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Betty and Henry's secret rendezvous at the musical "Wicked" runs into interference from Daniel, who's busy trying to land an advertiser (Marlo Thomas) with an eye for younger men.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2007
Guest Cast Jasmine Anthony: Antonella Eden Espinosa: Elphaba Megan Hilty: Glinda Juliette Goglia: Hillary Casey Margolis: Duncan Freddy Rodriguez: Gio Marlo Thomas: Elaine Winthrop Bailey Chase: Becks Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick David Blue: Cliff
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Episode Recap: "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Betty has made a lot of sacrifices, and tonight she was willing to sacrifice a real, public relationship with Henry for the approval of others, Daniel's green light in particular. Though she realized from the plagiarism debacle what a hold his opinion had on her, she still cares too deeply what he thinks of her decisions. And like the bear-attack essay, we knew Betty wouldn't get away with secretly dating Henry, especially once Gio ( Freddy Rodriguez) got involved. No way was he going to let her off that easily. I found Gio's spicy snark while wedged between Daniel and Betty a nice antidote to Betty and Henry's gooey texts. Perfectly entertaining. ("You're about to hear gagging. That's me, gagging.") Don't get me wrong. I'm glad Betty and Henry are finally together - and she presumably "dunked her doughnut" after encouragement from Christina and Hilda. But Gio kept things light and interesting amid some predictable moments (like Henry and Betty sneaking backstage, and of course the rig on which they're kissing swings to center stage in the middle of the show). It was painful to see Betty and Daniel fight, and hear him call her stupid. But perhaps she will come to understand that he is being the protective older brother; and hopefully his criticism will snap that thick skin of hers into action. Yes, she cares what he thinks, but not so much to deny her chance of a great relationship. She's just not that girl. Anyway, Daniel too was discovering just what kind of girl guy he was. Once Daniel's photog buddy offered him another definition of "landing an advertiser" - courtesy of one Sandra Winthrop, an ad exec with a thing for the young cads, er, lads - Daniel had to decide whether he'd throw his body into the sales pitch or stick to the stats. I'm thinking it was Betty's sound advice ("You don't have to reduce yourself to seductive boob grazing") that he remembered when he spied her mangy coat in the back of Wicked's coat closet, leading him to keep that "darling tushy" covered and stick to selling "Mode" - not his self-respect. Funny that he seemed to have met his match in Sandra ( Marlo Thomas): In the end, his intellect was a turn-off, and Daniel too picks beauty over brains. I can't think of another time when Betty and Marc were confronted with the same issues. But tonight he also struggled with approval (from Amanda) but decided to follow his heart, even if it went against his prior judgments. When Cliff dropped by the office, Amanda's idea of her pretentious BFF was suddenly shattered (especially once Marc-y Marc told her about Mr. Gutley), and they hashed it out in the women's bathroom where he used Wilhelmina's sad, lonely life without a wedding Maid of Honor as an example of what not to do. Loved Wills then walking, stoic and silent, from the bathroom stall to the sink while Amanda and Marc mouthed fearful exclamations to each other. Nico may have made up an excuse to diss her mother and the wedding, but Wilhelmina would not be trifled with. The Type A woman who overshot her weight-loss goal merely made a call to her best friend Victoria Beckham and, voila, she has a new MoH. It helps to have friends in high places, even if they are (as she herself admitted) backstabbing, two-faced and superficial. The only person (it would seem) who is no longer having an identity crisis is Justin (first evidenced at the utterance of "bitch-slapped"). Broadway-loving, drama-club president Justin was back and trading Playbills like baseball cards. And thanks to some sacrifice and business savvy, he and Papi purchased a salon hair dryer for Hilda. The poor chica got fired on her first day at the hair salon, was stuck at a lower-grade Hooters as a waitress in tight "Freshly Squeezed" T-shirts for the Hi-Beams "restaurant" and outed with a camera phone. Thanks to her family, she can now style hair from the patio and be her own boss. Favorite line: that's a tough one. I think all the wedding/Code Fuchsia talk was great, e.g.: " "something called a Shania Twain." " "What do we want? Integrated chocolates! When do we want them? Now!" For more of the delicious Betty, visit our Online Video Guide. show less
Episode Recap: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"Betty has made a lot of sacrifices, and tonight she was willing to sacrifice a real, public relationship with Henry for the approval of others, Daniel's green light in particular. Though she realized from the plagiarism debacle what a hold his opinion had on her, she still cares too deeply what he thinks of her decisions. And like the bear-attack essay, we knew Betty wouldn't get away with secretly dating Henry, especially once Gio (Freddy Rodriguez) got involved. No way was he going to let her off that easily. I found Gio's spicy snark while wedged between Daniel and Betty a nice antidote to Betty and Henry's gooey texts. Perfectly entertaining. ("You're about to hear gagging. That's me, gagging.") Don't get me wrong. I'm glad Betty and Henry are finally together — and she presumably "dunked her doughnut" after encouragement from Christina and Hilda. But Gio kept things light and interesting amid some predictable moments (like He... read more

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