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Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 6, "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 6, "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

If you even channel surfed through ABC this week, you were made aware that Ugly Betty was going to Broadway. Instead of just doing a musical episode, as Buzz pointed out they should totally get it over with and do, the show centered around Betty and Henry trying to go on a date to see Wicked, intertwining songs from the actual Broadway show into the episode.

It succeeded in making me want to go see Wicked, but unfortunately it didn't change my mind about Betty's plot being my least favorite part of this season. I'm not totally heartless — the end was touching and sweet, but I was sad some of the other stories were sidelined. So I don't get too spoiler-y, you can check out the rest of my thoughts after the jump. Just


  • What is up with Christina never having any scenes? Are we ever going to learn about her secret husband? This was one of the best parts of the episode: "Oh my god, he's your doughnut." "Yes, he's delicious and I can't tell anyone." I want more Christina.
  • I know, I know, I'm not supposed to get annoyed with Betty, but come on now, she and Henry were being totally rude during Wicked. Having their phones on vibrate and intentionally coughing/sneezing? Ha, I'm so crotchety.
  • The whole Willi having to gain weight thing for her wedding was hilarious. Also, Bradford "wants something called a Shania Twain performing at the reception."
  • Ugh, love Marc and Cliff! I must admit that I looked Cliff up on IMDB to see how many episodes of the show he is on to make sure he hasn't been written off for good. Had to awwww at Marc talking about his belly face.
      • I almost literally cheered when Justin was back to his old self! "LIAR, Madonna is recording in London until the end of the month!" And definitely clapped when he and Ignacio bought Hilda the hair dryer. The Sweet Hair After.
      • Freddy Rodriguez is kind of awesome at playing the jerk.
      • "What am I supposed to do, dump him because he doesn't use product?"
      • Vanessa Williams plays pretending to be completely heartless so perfectly. She is so good at putting up that icy exterior, even when her daughter bails on her wedding with the lie that she got bitten by her pet monkey and had to be quarantined.
      • Okay, so the end of this episode was a little more intense and touching than last week, but how many in a row can they do where the closing scene is Betty and Henry deciding to take a chance on each other? Sorry, sorry, I'm so cynical about those two. To be fair though, Henry did look good this episode.

      This week was fine, but next week — Posh! Plus, there is sure to be all sorts of wedding day drama for Bradford and Willi. And an ambulance? Will Bradford Meade have a heart attack or something? Is Alan Dale destined to die that way on every TV show he stars in? What did you think of this week? Wicked in a good way or a bad way?

      Photos copyright 2007 ABC, Inc.

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lilmisslainey lilmisslainey 8 years
Willy: Shes gone and segregated the chocolates! Marc: This is unacceptable!! Willy: What do we want!? Marc: Integrated CHOCOLATES Willy: When do we want them!? Marc: NOW!! that was the best
tiabia tiabia 8 years
So Betty and Henry's texting actually angered people?...WOW
sumnboutme sumnboutme 8 years
i'm soooo over the Betty/Henry storyline already and it was totaly rude of them to be texting each other in the theater! Thank God for tivo, i totally forwarded through most of this episode.
licia licia 8 years
Betty and Gio should get together, they are adorable together even when fighting :D
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 8 years
Great recap...I thought this episode was great, except for the whole Betty/Henry bits--it's getting tiresome. I loved the classic Willi, Marc & even gio -- all awesome, but my favorite part was the exchange between Betty and Daniel after he caught her with Henry and her denying it. D: Because if you were, I'd have to seriously think about getting rid of him. B: (pause) Murder?!? D: No...God!..I hate that it is so easy to go there with my family.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I am also cynical about Henry and Betty. I wouldn't exactly be jumping on someone else's baby daddy, especially when the pregnancy recently happened AND the baby daddy is going back to his baby mama in 5 months. Maybe that's just me but if Betty and Henry do stick it out after 5 months, she's gonna be a stepbabymama. Erm. And when did justin go normal again? And when did Hilda get a job? I was like, "Whoa, did I miss an episode?" I really love Wicked, though.
musiclvr224 musiclvr224 8 years
Also, the episode made me want to see Wicked too.
musiclvr224 musiclvr224 8 years
I admit I was getting tired of the whole Betty going back and forth on whether she was going to see Henry or not but I still love the show. I want more of Christina also. I can not believe they left us hanging about the her having a husband. I also love that Justin is back to his olde self again. Mark's boyfriend issue was funny too. I can't wait until the next episode with Posh in it!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Marc is the funniest character in the whole show. His lines are funny, and also his wordless reactions to other characters is so amusing. I also love that Justin is back to his old self again. The Madonna part was hilarious. As for the coughing/sneezing bit, I thought it was cute despite being inappropriate. But anyone who has ever been to Broadway show in New York knows that the theaters make it clear that cell phones must be turned off, so in a real-life situation that would never happen without the two of them being kicked out.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 8 years
Gio + Betty = :sick: guy looks like a sleaze ball....Henry is cute...but yes, is getting to a point where too muc "dork" is annoying.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
This ep made me NOT want to see "Wicked." And I LOVE theater. I think it was the nasally voice of one of the singers. Had to watch some of the scenes on mute. What's up with Daniel having a conscience now? He couldn't even "seal the deal" with Marlo Thomas. You can't just turn into a good guy overnight. This show needs the Bad Boy back! It gives Betty a sense of purpose. Highlights: - Christina's ex - Gio is so obnoxious... I love it! - How did Betty get those tickets? Is she really going to be walking Halston in the nude? - Justin's back! - Cliff and Marc
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
this was such a great episode because of wicked!!! i dunno if you guys noticed, but it was the LA cast of wicked, and i went to see that! haha. anyways, i freaking love marc and cliff. amanda needs more scenes too!
Pinot Pinot 8 years
I am so tired of the Betty/Henry storyline. Actually, I pretty tired of Betty altogether this season. Please ship Henry back to Tucson and his baby where he belongs. Love, love, love Marc and Cliff. I'd watch an entire show of those two and Amanda.
alexlove alexlove 8 years
I wasn't that into the episode this week. It's time for the whole Henry thing to be over! I'm sorry, he's cute and everything, but come on! GIO + BETTY please! And I want more Daniel scenes!!! Actually, we need more Amanda as well.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 8 years
Good episode but I foresee Betty developing a love interest in Gio. I guess time will tell...
genvessel genvessel 8 years
since "defying gravity" is one of my favorite songs/mantras of all time, i'm slightly annoyed that it was used for this drawn-out story line... but over all, this episode was good. i agree that we need far more christina scenes! and i always love marc and amanda together!
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
i'm so glad they're giving marc a love interest and someone who isn't typically his type. i love seeing him freaking out when he is scared or something. as wili says, "i smell fear.," as marc gasps.
yyam084 yyam084 8 years
i agree this episode was fantastic!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Molly, we agree on everything! Loved having the "old" Justin back and am totally annoyed by Betty. Marc and Cliff, Amanda and Willi are great. And, yes, you definitely should see Wicked!
ddene5713 ddene5713 8 years
i don't watch betty... never have. BUT when i heard that wicked was going to be featured... i tuned in just for the performances. I ABSOLUTELY AM IN LOVE WITH WICKED. that and avenue q are my two fave musicals. amazing. i was thrilled to catch "defying gravity" and loved how they used the song twice. so great.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I'm still a die-hard Henry fan. Chris Gorham is just too darn adorkably cute. Although I am getting a wee bit tired of the constant obstacles...at least it ended on a very sweet, sexy-good time!?! note, LOL. I was so glad to see my Justin back in drama-club president, playbill trading mode (and NO more leather jacket woohoo). I really do love the Suarez household scenes, and we definitely need more of those. I like the character of Gio...but just as Betty's friend...Freddy Rodriguez is a cutie and I love his rude comments. I've been wanting to go to New York to see Wicked, so this episode didn't really bother me much, but didn't it give away ALOT of the plot? Until next week...ciao
Liz4aker Liz4aker 8 years
Marc talking about Cliff was my favorite part of the show. It's so nice to see Mark being sweet, until he hurt Cliff.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
oh yeah amanda was so funny last night too. and she did have a cute outfit lol i love when she looked @ betty and was about to give her a compliment, but all she did was look @ Betty and say ..."O..KAY" ;)
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Buzz-- The coughing/sneezing thing drove me crazy too! It was not cute or funny to me at all. If I was Gio I would have smacked the phone out of her hand.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I'm begining to hate Betty herself. She's becoming extremely irritating. The only people I find remotely funny or interesting anymore are Amanda, Marc and Wilhemina. I hate to say it, but this show is on a downward spiral with this Betty-Henry plotline. I LOVE Freddy Rodriguez. He can be my boyfriend ;)
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