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Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 5, "A League of Their Own"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 5, "A League of Their Own"

How much did I love this week's episode of Ugly Betty? So, so much! What can I say, give Mark a completely endearing romantic interest and I'm sold. The only person whose story is bugging me is Betty herself, but thankfully the rest of it totally makes up for her and Henry being blah. Also, it is just me or is Rebecca Romijn totally carrying this season? Love it. Here are my thoughts:

  • How is Daniel completely unable to realize what is going on with Mode? Is he more inept than ever? Shouldn't Betty be seeing right though Willie's plot for Meade Publication domination? Or is she keeping quiet because of their rooftop deal? How many episodes before all the truth is uncovered....November sweeps is right around the corner.
  • Hilda and her cemetery friends were sad/cute. While it's not the most uplifting crown to hang out with (you know, 5 PM bedtime and dentures), at least she can talk about Santos. Hot, hot Santos.

To read the rest of my thoughts and see me gush more about Mark/Cliff just

  • Amanda and Mark were in top form last night. "Hes a 9, I'm a 8" "He's a 10, you're a 6." "You're a bitch, I'm a 7." Also Amanda messing with Betty's online dating was pretty great. Here's to Cliff staying around for a while.
  • Ugh, so happy that Hilda was finally snapped into realizing what is going on with Justin. I miss fashion-y Justin, so hopefully he can find a way to honor the memory of his dad and memorize all the Spring lines.
  • Betty's list of things that she can't life without for her dating profile: "Doughnuts, my family..."

  • John Cho is also a contender for the best new addition to the cast. His one-liners never fail at making me laugh.
  • Alexis line of the night: "This Golden Boy's gotta go wash ink off his boobs."
  • Speaking of Alexis, yay for remembering. She and Willie are totally going to have it out sometime soon. And yay for us for getting ringside seats.
  • So, I give up. I'm never going to like Betty and Henry together. The ending literally had me yelling at my TV. When Betty was all, "Everyone's going to say its a big mistake." Yes, yes it is. Sure he understands her and thinks her quirkiness is adorable, but he just bugs me. Am I alone on that?

What did you think of the episode? Loving Mark and Cliff as much as I am (if that's possible)? Are you swooning over Betty and Henry and I'm just crazy? Is Mode going to keep going under? Man, I love this show.

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ejerzeygirl ejerzeygirl 8 years
betty is boring and i think she is the worst person in the cast, yeah it revolves around her but the other charechters make the show
darkbeauty darkbeauty 8 years
I definitely heart Henry. But that's because I've loved Christopher Gorham since his Popular days.
darkbeauty darkbeauty 8 years
I definitely <3 Henry. But that's because I've loved Christopher Gorham since his Popular days.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
oh man the scene between hilda and justin made me bawl! i'm impressed with hilda in those touching scenes.. she knows how to make it so heartfelt i dunno how i feel about henry and betty. at first i liked them a lot together.. he really gets her. but i can see how it's kinda dry and annoying. OMG mark and cliff!!!! they cannot be any cuter! cliff cracks me up and i love seeing this side of mark. love the romance ♥ also, i feel like betty and daniel might have a thing later but i really have no clue
TheMissus TheMissus 8 years
Does anybody else get the feeling that Hilda may be pregnant?
kikila kikila 8 years
betty and daniel together is so wrong... hilda and daniel together seems so right!! especially after daniel tried to teach justin how to play ball. awww:) we need more daniel @ betty's house.
mllechantal3 mllechantal3 8 years
i love betty and henry. can't help it. nerd love rulez.
ANP_NYC ANP_NYC 8 years
I am still holding out hope that Santos is alive and well and in the tradition of soap operas/telenovelas will return like, Hey, they buried/cremated the wrong body, I'm still alive, and still hot. A girl can hope, yeah?
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
I love John Cho; he's hot! And my favorite line was the "you're a bitch/I'm a 7."
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
yay for Mark & Cliff- they're just too cute. Henry and Betty are just so boring- does this mean no more Freddy Rodriguez?? and I'm so curious about Claire Meades future.
sanD13 sanD13 8 years
I'm a huge fan of John Cho, he's the guy who coined the term "MILF" in American Pie! I too loved Cliff and Mark together, Cliff + Mark = Clark? Anyway, I was so on the verge of tears in the scene between Justin and Hilda. And I agree with most of you, Henry and Betty are BORING.
astarling astarling 8 years
Hear, hear, Tiabia. Henry's waaaaay better than Walter (I still shudder at that memory). Loving the Cliff-Marc storyline, too - the footsie scene was so endearing!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
How can you not love or at least like Henry!!! He is completely adorkable. I love that they can finally be together...he is seriously the cutest!!! PS: Are you all forgetting the annoying Walter from last season...Henry is perfect for Betty and vice versa. I'm glad that Hilda is out of her mourning period, I don't think I could take "leather jacket" wearing Justin anymore...let alone bee-ya girl!!! Kenny is GREAT!!! I'm hope the writers kept it up, and we have more of him in future episodes...you know since he's from the "southside" of Greenwich...LMAO!!! Great eppy...as always!!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Great recap, Molly! Loved this episode, especially the Amanda and Mark exchange: "He's a 9, I'm a 8" "He's a 10, you're a 6." "You're a bitch, I'm a 7" and the Cliff/Marc storyline. I miss the old Justin too and can't wait to see how he develops as a character who can honor his dad while being himself.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Betty's storyline bores me to tears. I really could care less about her and Henry anymore. I love, love, love Amanda and Marc! I loved Marc's storyline with Cliff. Too cute! I hope Willie's plan to sink Mode is figured out!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Betty's storyline bores me to tears. I really could care less about her and Henry anymore. I love, love, love Amanda and Marc! I loved Marc's storyline with Cliff. Too cute! I hope Willie's plan to sink Mode is figured out!
Adrianne Adrianne 8 years
I ♥ this episode SO much. Probably because ever since I heard that Marc was going to get a love interest I was so interested in seeing this episode. And can I just say?... Marc&Cliff for the win! LOVE the ship. I hope Cliff comes back! Betty...ah...not really digging into her this season. :( But, I think she can redeem herself if she goes back to the way she used to be. This probably has to do with keeping the huge secret from Daniel and from getting together with Henry...who's already been boring me since about Christopher Gorham's nth appearance on the show in the first season. Oh and did you just absolutely lose it when that heartfelt scene shared between Hilda and Justin happened? I was :cry: like a baby! Nude Henry is hot. ;) I also felt really saddened when Mama Meade gave up. She's a fighter! She can still win her family back! I'm so rooting for you to win Claire! :hug:
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
Do you guys think there'll ever be any romance between Betty and Daniel? I don't really get that vibe, but the original Colombian series had it, as did all the other versions I think (I've only really seen the German though), so that makes me wonder.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 8 years
I love Cliff and Marc ah it was so cute ^^ Henry and Betty are endearing together, he gets her and I find that cute. But at the same time this whole thing with him and Charlie annoys me, I just wish that Charlie weren't in the picture, but then again if she weren't there the Betty/Henry romance would be dry, boring, and much like her last one with Walter. I do forsee an end though, they'll just bring in another love interest for her in time and then perhaps at some point in the shows run Henry will return to cause drama.
wiggy wiggy 8 years
i love cliff! he and mark are supercute. love it. ugh, i used to be cheering for henry and betty but i'm so over it now. it's been played out. kenny cracks me up! i'm excited for the return of "fashion-y" justin. i'm also interested in the new christina development...she has a husband!?!
alysun alysun 8 years
love the marc/cliff crush/potential romance!
ebgirl ebgirl 8 years
I think Henry and Betty are perfect for each other. Geek love is too cute. I'm not loving this season as much as last season though. I hope it picks up some steam soon.
Fellora Fellora 8 years
I love Henry!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
I love John Cho ever since Harold & KUMAR Lol :ROTFL:
mallomar mallomar 8 years
Marc and Cliff- so cute!!!
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