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"Ugly Betty" Recap: Episode 21, "Secretaries Day"

"Ugly Betty" Recap: Episode 21, "Secretaries Day"

In this week's episode of "Ugly Betty," the relationships between Alexis and Bradford and Wilhelmina and Claire turn even uglier. Meanwhile, Betty gets to play not-so-pretty princess with Henry, who doesn't exactly turn out to be her knight in shining armor. Daniel seems to have a real problem on his hands as well, which Betty tries to help him with as much as she can — but how much can you really do about your boss' sex addiction? Still, he seems to be pretty appreciative of his administrative professional.


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Betty and Hilda are trying to get Ignacio a flight back to Mexico to wait for his visa so he doesn't get deported, but they don't have the money for a plane ticket. Meanwhile, it's Secretaries Day — sorry! sorry! — Administrative Professionals Day, as Betty keeps telling everyone. She hopes that maybe Daniel will give her a bonus so that she can help her dad.

Daniel, however, only gives her a cheap plastic trophy. She lets it go because she's still worried that he's spending too much time with the ladies. She's so convinced he's a sex addict that she even enlists the help of a psychologist named Tyler to help him. Daniel finally admits he needs help and Tyler gives him a bottle of pills.


The secretaries — correction — administrative professionals at Mode head over to Middle Ages, a theme restaurant, to make fun of the common people working there. Betty and Henry have some fun together by role-playing princess and knight. Betty attempts to make some quick money by riding a mechanical horse, but fails. Henry tries to defend Betty's honor when Nick makes fun of her, but Nick beats him down (literally). Before he passes out, he tells Betty he loves her. Charlie shows up and tells Betty to stay away from Henry. Betty then defends her own honor by knocking Nick on his ass with a jousting pole.

Hilda is annoyed with Valerie, the woman who runs her beauty school, who tells her she will fail if she doesn't get her act together. Hilda decides she's going to quit instead, but Ignacio says he won't leave for Mexico until he knows that Hilda can take care of the family. Hilda steps up to the plate and blows everyone away by passing the next exam with flying colors.


Wilhelmina keeps trying to get Bradford to leave Claire, but he isn't having it. She then visits Claire in jail to try and convince her to leave Bradford instead. But Claire realizes the two are sleeping together and attacks Wil across the table. That gives Wil an idea: She tries to get Marc to hit her so she can tell Bradford that Claire attacked her. Marc can't do it — they just end up getting in a very funny slap fight — but it ends with Wil accidentally falling down the stairs. Wil tells Bradford that Claire had thugs attack her. "They even tore my Chanel." He is deeply disturbed and agrees to a divorce.

Rodrigo continues to try to get Alexis to go to Brazil with him. She refuses at first (Rodrigo: "Why wouldn’t you want to go to Brazil with me?" Alexis: "For one, I've got sideburns and a mustache in my passport photo."), but after talking to Claire she decides she's ready to make a move. Then, however, she learns that Rodgrigo in cahoots with her father. She confronts Rodrigo and leaves in tears. Later she calls someone named Mr. Wolf and says "I heard you might be able to help me with a problem. I need it eliminated." She tears a picture of herself (pre-op) and Bradford in half.

Daniel learns that Betty needs money for her dad and gives her first-class plane tickets to Mexico for the whole family as a thank you for being such a great administrative professional. He then sees a hot model, but instead of going after her takes one of the pills Tyler gave him and frantically works the rest of the night away. Oh, it doesn't look good.

Photos copyright 2007 ABC, Inc

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