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Friday, October 03, 2008

Commentary with a Co-Ed: Ugly Betty still charms

by Ashley Gouveia

Betty is back!

I’m beyond thrilled that Betty and the gang are back in action for the show’s third season. I’ve missed Marc and Amanda’s witty banter and, of course, Mode. Imagine my disappointment when I thought that Betty wasn’t going to be at Mode for the foreseeable future. Let me say this; Mode and Betty go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you try to separate them, it’s just not as enjoyable.

But the writers decided to go the smart way and get Betty back into Mode. However, she wasn’t working for Daniel but for Wilhelmina. Gasp! After about five minutes of me saying, “How could she do this?” I accepted it. Last week I didn’t like how Betty began working at Player magazine. I saw it as a big step down for her. I wanted her to be loyal to Daniel, but he was fooling himself. He missed Mode just as much as she did. Thank the TV gods that he realized that by the end of the episode.

How great was it that Marc was the one who inadvertently got Wilhelmina demoted and Daniel back as Editor in Chief? That was a great moment between him and Betty. Claire Meade is still made of awesome. I loved it when she shattered the crystal sculpture of Wilhelmina. She doesn’t fool around.

There were two storylines that I didn’t like last season that I’d hoped would disappear. Daniel having a son was not one that I was excited about. Introducing never-before-seen-children into a big ensemble show could be a disaster. Remember what happened to Gilmore Girls when Luke’s long lost daughter showed up? I couldn’t get on board with this story. But last night had me enjoying Daniel and DJ’s scenes. I think that if the writers keep the story at a minimal, I could actually enjoy it.

The other storyline was the one with Christina and the baby. It was revealed that Christina’s husband only needed the money for more drugs. Color me not surprised. I never trusted his character. Now the baby is the only thing that is keeping Wilhelmina’s plan afloat. So who do you think was the person who pushed Christina down the stairs? The obvious guess would be Stuart.

Is Hilda in complete denial over Tony? Come on, the guy is gorgeous but she is definitely the other woman. I hope she gets out of that relationship soon. I laughed out loud when Tony showed up at Mode, and Amanda and Marc were drooling over him. That was a great scene.

What do you think of Betty’s third season so far? Sound off in the comments.

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Anonymous said...

i don't think that stuart pushed christina down the stairs because, you're right, he'd be the obvious suspect. my guess would be that claire meade pushed christina down the stairs to make her miscarry Wilhelmina's share of the company. we'll find out soon anyhow.

TiVo Queen said...

I'm so glad the boy toys are gone so we can refocus on Betty for a while. On a side note, I have never seen an episode of Gilmore Girls and a friend lent me the first two seasons which I watched in one week...I know it's a few years too late to be spoiled but in the past two days I've found out about a daughter from Luke AND that Rory actually picks Yale. I gotta keep my ears and eyes covered.

ashley said...

jamie, nice to hear your thoughts:) Claire is another possible choice. I'd just hate to see her go to the slammer again.

tivoqueen, oops! Gilmore Girls is a great show though. You should still watch it and I'll try not to spoil it for you, lol. I'm glad Betty's getting more of a focus now too. But her new neighbor might change that direction so we'll have to wait and see.

tube talk girl said...

Loved the opener! Betty as mini-Willie cracked me up!

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