So is Betty really changing jobs? Is Daniel going to propose to Sofia? Those questions will have to wait at least one more week. Thursday's "Ugly Betty" episode was one big flashback, in which Betty — while cleaning out her desk at Mode, apparently prepping for her move to MYW — explains to Christina how she ended up trading her real Gucci bag for a knockoff, saving a photo shoot, a boyfriend, and her father's health along the way.
The episode starts with "the stampede," a quarterly swag-grab in Christina's fashion closet. Mark explains that fashion is currency at Mode, and if he gets, say, the new It bag from Gucci, he can trade it for any number of other favors.
But Betty has bigger things to worry about, namely filling out a huge expense report for Daniel and arranging a dinner for fashion designer Oshi. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina complains about Daniel's financial irresponsibility to Bradford: "For his 28th birthday, he tried to buy an island. And J. Lo." Betty's got some money problems of her own: Her paycheck is much less than she expected, and the HMO stopped covering her dad's prescriptions. Betty also can't quite shrug off Walter, who keeps lurking around and giving Betty electronic goods from his store in a misguided attempt to win her back.
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