**SPOILERS** and Speculation: Work Idea
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 6:24 PM
What is Wilhelmina's big plan? What's Daddy Meade up to? Should Daniel's quick turnaround be trusted? What other characters will be joining the fray?
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 7:11 PM
Episode 2: Box and the Bunny
Betty loses a book, which is the complete new edition of the magazine and is containing un-retouched photos of a popular actress. She has to find the book before the photos get out to the rest of the press. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina plots to use the snafu to bring Daniel down and Bradford Meade secretively inquires about Fey Sommers' final effects.
Queens for the Day
Betty will use her Queens connections to lure big time photographer Vincent Bianchi to shoot for the magazine. When Bianchi insists that Betty meet him at a posh restaurant, she get a makeover but things dont quite turn out as planned. In the mean time, Bradford tries to get his hands on Fey Sommers death car and Wilhelmina primps for a big date
*Somewhere I saw a picture of Betty in curlers at a beauty shop getting her makeover to go to the restaurant for this episode. In one of the other versions, Betty has a bad makeover that is done for laughs which is what I think this will be like.
Minimalist fashion icon Oshi comes to Gotham to unveil his Spring line to the Mode Magazine editors. Christina's swag lottery, with the Modes closet clothes and accessories, creates a feeding frenzy among the office fashionistas, while Betty wears herself out helping Daniel who had his credit card cut off, because of a $20,000 expense report that Betty filed which was rejected, making it impossible for him to wine and dine an important Japanese designer, Oshi.
*According to www.tv.com, Betty and Daniel end up taking this photographer to a White Castle-like restaurant and Wilhemina gets in trouble for getting a butt lift and charging it to her company credit card. She wishes the uptight company accountant "Good luck sending back my ass. "
The Lyin, The Watch and the Wardrobe
A Halloween episode in which Betty has to recover a watch that Daniel has lost. To do so, she has to retrace his steps by visiting with all the women he slept with that week. She also goes out with an accountant to lunch. She does all of this while dressed up for Halloween as a butterfly. Also, at one point she meets up with a guy dressed up as Superman which I think is a funny allusion to their time slot competition with Smallville. Daniel's mom is alive and he visits with her at a rehab facility about their past. She's pretty darn fabulous in an Absolutely Fabulous way.
Turns out Wilhemina has a daughter who shows up after being kicked out of boarding school. Wilhemina is not pleased and they test each other in a very public way.
Mr. Suarez may be deported if they can't hire an immigration attorney to fix his papers. Santos, Justin's father is introduced as someone from whom Hilda wants to borrow $ to pay the attorney. Hilda and Betty both try to sell lots of Herbalux to raise the money.
Daniel tries to pick up Sofia, a new grounded and ambitious employee at the magazine who blows off his advances. It seems Daniel and Amanda are no longer seeing each other and Amanda is sad about this while Daniel has moved on quickly. Betty works on a hotel review for the magazine and goes to a swanky hotel where she doesn't fit in. Walter joins Betty at the hotel and they have a confrontation as Walter accuses Betty of changing because she works at Mode now. Meanwhile Wilhemina puts on a Southern act to get a Texas businessman to buy ads in Mode, but the guy sees thru her act and gives her a *very* hard time to get his business.
Edited by Massena1, Oct 11, 2006 @ 7:02 PM.
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 8:55 PM
Edited by Mexicanguy, Sep 29, 2006 @ 8:58 PM.
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 9:17 PM
Massena1 - Where did you get the info on Episodes 5-7? They sound like sides descriptions, but I haven't seen any sides for this show.
Edited by missor88, Sep 29, 2006 @ 9:17 PM.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 @ 12:55 AM
missor88 - I can understand why you'd ask, but in my experience the quickest way to make spoilers disappear is to talk about where they come from.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 @ 4:55 PM
Posted Oct 4, 2006 @ 11:48 PM
If this episode beats the crap out of Smallville, it will be so funny.
Also, at one point she meets up with a guy dressed up as Superman which I think is a funny allusion to their time slot competition with Smallville.
These spoilers so far sound great. I'm excited.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 @ 12:16 AM
ETA: I saw some ads on ABC tonight for UB and the scenes were all about Betty's makeover. I wondered if ABC might have switched ep. 2 and 3 around so that Queens for a Day will air next instead of the episode about losing the book. A few reviewers mentioned that the second episode felt like too much of a retread of the premiere and since the lost "book" plotline is also similar to Devil Wears Prada which people were commenting they felt the pilot was too much like, I could see them spacing the two episodes more apart so it doesn't come off as a complete ripoff of DWP.
Edited by Massena1, Oct 5, 2006 @ 12:23 AM.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 @ 1:12 PM
Posted Oct 9, 2006 @ 11:01 AM
Christina's swag lottery, with the Modes closet clothes and accessories, creates a feeding frenzy among the office fashionistas, while Betty wears herself out helping Daniel who had his credit card cut off, because of a $20,000 expense report that Betty filled and who was rejected, making it impossible for him to wine and dine an important Japanese designer, Oshi.
Posted Oct 9, 2006 @ 1:44 PM
I think it sounds like a fun episode with everyone exposing their greedy side.
A NYT article about ratings included a pic of Betty at the beauty salon with Hilda. I'm guessing it is from Queens for a Day.
Posted Oct 9, 2006 @ 2:37 PM
Posted Oct 10, 2006 @ 3:52 PM
Edited by VersesBatman, Oct 10, 2006 @ 3:54 PM.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 @ 6:16 PM
(Note: these don't match up with the episode numbers Massena1 posted exactly, and episode 8 is missing, so they might not be exactly right)
6 The Lyin', the Witch and the Wardrobe
7 Trust Lust
9 After Hours
10 Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral
Edited by MoondustWolf, Oct 11, 2006 @ 6:28 PM.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 @ 6:55 PM
Episode 9: Four Thanksgivings and A Funeral Spoilers
Hilda, Santos (Justin's Dad), Ignacio, Justin, Betty and Walter are going to have Thanksgiving at the Suarez home. Betty and Hilda have some tension bc Hilda is taking over the holiday meal preparations and stepping on Betty's toes. Betty is also upset because an attorney they hired to help them with her dad's immigration case hasn't and I'm guessing she's worried about the lost retainer fee. Plus, Hilda is getting on Betty's case about being a slave to her job.
Daniel goes to the lavish Thanksgiving party his parents give. His AbFab mom is trying not to drink and keeps her snarky attitude about their guests. Sophia, the woman Daniel was after in the previous episode, attends the party with her nearly perfect boyfriend. Daniel is humbled a lot by failing to measure up to the boyfriend thru a series of gaffs ending in Daniel claiming to be a great dancer merely bc the boyfriend said he was a lousy dancer. Turns out Daniel was grossly exaggerating his abilities and he finally ends up drinking up a storm...to the point where Betty has to be called to get him home.
Wilhemina isn't going to go domestic and spend the holiday with her kid until her guilty conscience gets to her. Then, God help the pedestrian shoppers at the grocery store when Wilhemina decides she needs to be a domestic goddess. There is a guest star in this storyline that if they get will be HILARIOUS.
Amanda and Evil!Marc spend Thanksgiving together drinking champagne at the offices and doing karoake. Fun. Fun. Fun.
The Fey Sommers mystery storyline continues in this and adds a dark, serious element to the show.
Edited by Massena1, Oct 11, 2006 @ 7:04 PM.
Posted Oct 12, 2006 @ 2:20 PM
Thanks, Massena, for posting those spoilers. Of course I especially love the one about the Halloween episode, and the guy in the Superman outfit. *g*
I thought the meta would be hilarious if for some reason Betty kicked Superman's ass on the show.
How can they resist? *very evil grin*
I love it that while all the eps feature Betty and Daniel, they don't necessarily revolve around Betty and Daniel. The story arcs for both Bradford (investigating Fey Sommers' death?) and for Wilhelmina (dealing with her daughter) not only add more interest, they also flesh out the supporting characters. I also agree with Massena that the Bradford/Fey storyline adds an intriguingly dark note to the comedy. And the Suarez plotline sounds like it will touch on hot social issues as well.
On a shallower note, I'm really looking forward to seeing that makeover tonight! :D
Posted Oct 12, 2006 @ 2:38 PM
I want to see the Wilhelmina story too. It sounds interresting.
Posted Oct 12, 2006 @ 8:34 PM
Posted Oct 15, 2006 @ 10:48 AM
After Mode is forced to abandon its big Christmas photo shoot because another magazine has copied the idea, Betty forms an uneasy alliance with Marc and Amanda. The three fear they may have leaked the idea to someone at the rival mag. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina reluctantly work together to come up with a new photo spread as Mode's deadline looms, and Betty's nephew, Justin, is oblivious to the turmoil as he spends a day at the magazine for a class project.
They have "Swag" as episode 6, with "Lyin', Witch and the Wardobe" as Episode 5.
Rhys Coiro (Vincent Bianchi) is listed as a guest star for "Fey's Sleigh Ride." I'm hoping he's not the leaker because I want him around long-term as a friend to Daniel and a friend/possible love interest for Betty.
And Justin at Mode! How cool is that?
Edited by Black Cat, Oct 15, 2006 @ 9:48 PM.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 @ 1:36 PM
*Daniel and Wilhelmina are in an elevator. The setting is rather awkward*
D: “Okay, this’ll be our secret”
W: “We’ll work with each other to fix it. I’ll start with the leak.”
D: “I’ll tackle the new spread”
W: “Perfect…we’re in this together.”
D: “…Are you as creeped out as I am?”
Posted Oct 16, 2006 @ 3:29 PM
Hayek to Appear in Ugly Betty Arc
October 16, 2006
Executive producer Salma Hayek will go in front of the cameras for a multi-episode story arc on "Ugly Betty," ABC's new hit comedy. The role marks Hayek's first appearance in a network television series. Her first guest starring appearance will be in the "Ugly Betty" episode "Trust, Lust, and Must," airing Thursday, November 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. She'll appear in three more episodes throughout the month of November.
Hayek will play Sofia Reyes, a newcomer to the Mode scene who will leave a lasting impression on Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius) and Betty Suarez (America Ferrera).
"Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Recurring guest stars are Michael Urie as Marc and Kevin Sussman as Walter.
Based on "Yo Soy Betty La Fea," the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela that became an international phenomenon, "Ugly Betty" is from Touchstone Television.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 @ 2:16 PM
"The Lyin, the Watch and the Wardrobe will air on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 at 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight, ET. Its Halloween and Betty is in for a series of frightful experiences -- ranging from showing up dressed for the Mode costume contest . . . only to learn there isnt one, to dealing with her growing attraction to Henry (guest star Christopher Gorham, Jake 2.0), while a jealous Walter fumes -- and, worst of all, tracking down a watch Daniel left at one of his many girlfriends apartments (he just cant remember which one). Meanwhile, Daniel pays a visit to his mom (guest star Judith Light, Whos the Boss?) in rehab, and Wilhelmina is horrified to learn that she cant fit into a designer gown. This episodes original premiere is on Thursday, October 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network."
Posted Oct 19, 2006 @ 6:09 PM
Daniel pays a visit to his mom (guest star Judith Light, Whos the Boss?) in rehab
His AbFab mom is trying not to drink and keeps her snarky attitude about their guests.
I'm beginning to see an unsettling pattern here. The revelations about Daniel's mother have me looking back at the scene in "Queens for a Day," where he glups down a glass of wine under pressure, with suspicion, and connecting it up with his behavior in Four Thanksgivings and A Funeral Spoilers, where he "ends up drinking up a storm...to the point where Betty has to be called to get him home," because of his embarassment and disappointment re: Sophia.
Are they setting up a future problem with the devil's water for Daniel, I wonder? Or have I watched too many episodes of The O.C.? (Kirsten Cohen's long alcoholic descent started with funny, pressure-induced wine drinking, too!)
Just a little wild speculation.
Edited by mswyrr, Oct 19, 2006 @ 7:22 PM.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 @ 6:32 PM
Maybe I'm reading too much into the set up, but why else have Betty have to rescue the drunk and depressed Daniel?
Posted Oct 19, 2006 @ 6:54 PM
Maybe I'm reading too much into the set up, but why else have Betty have to rescue the drunk and depressed Daniel?
Simple answer? Because she cares about him and doesn't want to see him kill himself trying to drive home. I suspect you're right, though. Still, I'm not too woried. I *really* doubt they'll have them jump into bed together. My thinkings are more along the lines of, if anything, him mumbling nonsense at heer while she debates between disapproval of him being drunk and protectiveness over him being upset.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 @ 7:59 PM
Edited by mswyrr, Oct 19, 2006 @ 8:14 PM.
Posted Oct 20, 2006 @ 12:04 PM
Daniel pays a visit to his mom (guest star Judith Light, Who's the Boss?) in rehab
I am very excited for the Judith Light- was never really a huge Angela Bower fan, but Judge Elizabeth Donnelly rocks. :)
Posted Oct 20, 2006 @ 12:08 PM