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Ugly Betty Recap: Episode 10, "Bad Amanda"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 10, "Bad Amanda"

This week's Ugly Betty is all about Betty learning to mix in a little "play hard" with all that "work hard" she's always doing — and who better to help her than her pain-in-the-butt roomie, Amanda (aka the "juice mooch")? While Amanda may not be the most responsible flat-mate in the world, she does balance out Betty's uptight attitude toward life in the city, and the effect is a nice (and very funny) yin and yang relationship.

While the young up-and-comers at Mode are out drumming up fodder for their articles, the grown-ups (aka Daniel and Wilhelmina) are still pining away for Molly and Connor. This episode also features lots of Christina, who reveals the sex of the baby! Let's chat about it — just


  • Could I love Hilda more? I don't think so. This is probably my favorite line of the evening: "Where's the rent, b*tch?"
  • So Willi is mortified after her failed attempt to seduce Connor and is trying to avoid him at the office — with Marc's help, of course. When she inevitably bumps into him, the only thing she can think to say? "Top of the mornin' to ya!" See? Even evil people get awkward around cute boys.
  • And I love that Marc refers to Connor as "the thunder from down under."
  • Christina heads into Willi's office to try to persuade her to take interest in the child she's about to bring into the world. She wants Willi to go to the doctor's appointment with her, and Willi and Marc do a hilarious bit about how she can go alone due to the "fierce independence of the Scottish people." They say she's totally like Braveheart and nickname her "Brave-uterus."
  • Also, Christina pointing out how un-baby-proofed Willi's apartment is scared me: "Dead baby! Dead baby!"
  • So who's eating all of Betty's food and not paying the rent? According to Amanda, it's "Bad Ronald," the little old man who lives in Betty's walls. Ha!
  • Given the economic climate, this episode was rather timely: Betty pitches a piece for the new online Mode site about having fun in New York on a budget. Betty: "As you know living, in Manhattan can be expensive." Willi: "Really? I hadn't noticed?" Daniel: "No need for sarcasm." Willi: "I'm not. I hadn't noticed."
  • Betty and Amanda as a writing team is an awesome idea, and I love their little day on the town (Amanda: "OK, let's grip it and rip it.")
  • My new favorite phrase is "Is it really? Is it really?" It's used effectively by Amanda when Betty tries to explain that it's illegal to "dine and dash."
  • Ugh — I get that Betty's irritated with Amanda for almost getting them evicted and stuff, but this statement is so annoying: "She thinks life is one big night on the town, but it's not. Life is hard." Even Betty's dad is like, "Dude."
  • So, do you guys like Molly? Think she's a good fit for Daniel? I'm not totally sure what he sees in her, but his crush is still cute.
  • However, Claire is all about putting the kibosh on that crush and tells him that hanging out with Molly too much, even as friends, is likely to lead to something not good ("And given your weakness for having sex in public places . . . ").
  • Uh-oh, Marc found a tape of Daniel helping Molly with the red dress! Willi has a plan ("You see the way Daniel looks at her. The way Betty looks at a cheeseburger")!
  • And the baby is (drumroll please) . . . a boy! Hopefully she doesn't name him Abalar or however you would spell that.

What did you guys think?

You kind find all the fashions from this episode at CelebStyle.

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I LOVED this episode! I finally got around to watching it, because the show was pre-empted in my area for a post-football game wrap-up thing. Betty and Amanda have such a good dynamic, and I loved their storyline this episode. I'm not feeling the relationship between Daniel and Molly, but that's probably because I'm secretly rooting for Daniel to get with Betty :P Wilhelmina and Christina had a nice chat about the baby, which was sweet, but Willie was back to her evil self by the end of episode - love it.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
betty's wardrobe is consistently getting worse, and she's also becoming more annoying. i have to agree that the supporting cast makes the show - i love me some amanda!!!!!
girlA girlA 8 years
Hilarious episode! However, Betty's wardrobe is getting worse by the week. I think they take the "ugly" part a bit too far and over the top. It's also nice to see Willy wearing colors since the first couple of seasons she only wore white and cream.
whimsicalnymph whimsicalnymph 8 years
It's good to see Betty & Amanda together, rather than the usual retorts to each other. But somehow I sense that the writers won't put that into a permanent friendship.
nana777ing nana777ing 8 years
Amanda is my favorite character in Ugly Betty. Betty/Amanda is nice but I love Amanda/Mark the most. (^^)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
I am seriously ready for Betty's braces to come off and her hair to get cut. For real. It's okay we can handle it. Maybe Amanda can give her a makeover. The name is Abelard like the famous french lovers Heloise and Abelard.
nomerz nomerz 8 years
I love Betty/Amanda, but mostly Amanda. She has the most amazing one-liners, as does Marc. I swear the supporting cast makes this show.
fauxtographic fauxtographic 8 years
i think the name was "aberlour" (it's a scotch) :)
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
shmoo15 - Same for me actually! I totally watched it online and recommend you do the same. Iti's a good one.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
WTF? There was a post football game wrap-up on my ABC last night? Gah!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Obviously I love this show, but reading your recap Buzz makes me realize how superb it really is!
meeshee meeshee 8 years
i absolutely loved this episode! amanda is by far my favorite character :D isn't it? isn't it.... LOL
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I LOVE Amanda. The only thing this episode was missing was more MARK! I do like how Amanda and Betty play off each other. This was a wise story line for a show that kind of felt like it was losing it's touch earlier in the season. I have to agree that last night's was probably Betty's ugliest outfit. Mark's vest wasn't much better.
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
Ahh....I love Amanda and her great lines. Is it it really?? Lol!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
brandiesel - you should definitely start watching! There are some blah bits in the second season (in my opinion, anyway), but overall this show is hilarious.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
This was actually the first episode I've ever watched. I really laughed a couple times. I love the Amanda and Betty chemistry. I don't really know much about the whole thing but they seemed like love/hate situation that I dig. Vanessa Williams is pretty funny and that whole "wheres my rent, bitch" thing was a riot. I've said that at least 6 times in my life. I might have to start watching this. I might need to watch the other seasons first...
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
Man football was on during Ugly Betty where I live dang Raiders.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I don't get what Daniel sees in Molly. She's an awkward mess. Where's Hilda and Ralph Maccio? I need to see them together! Betty's self-righteousness is even harder to listen to than Dan Humphrey's. Get a life, Betty. Geez. Her character is The Worst part about this show. I wish Betty would get hit by a car. Sorry, I said it. I love Willi and Marc and Amanda. But the Marc and Amanda scenes are my favorite and I need more!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Amanda and Betty together are great, as was last night's episode. And, I'm with you, Buzz: the more Hilda, the better. She never fails to make me laugh!
brick164 brick164 8 years
i love amanda! she is so funny.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Oh, I almost forgot Hilda's Victoria's Secret pink stripe walls, love!
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Sorry not liking, buying.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
I loved Amanda in this episode, even her cluelessness over what the two guy they were out with were up to (... I thought it was rather obvious. Yes their going to be blunt about liking a piece of art work, and needing to go make a call together?) The best part was her uniform, "Don't look I'm a freak!"... more Amanda!
emms emms 8 years
amloveaffair- I hear ya, but it's called Ugly Betty for a reason!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I freakin' love Amanda and Betty together, mostly because Betty can totally uptight and whiny (really? One big night out? No one talks like that), and Amanda makes her more fun. Plus, the more Amanda, the better. Loves her! Umm, was anyone else a little uncomfortable when Claire referenced Daniel's sex life? Ewwww. If my mom said that to me I would probably shriek and run away. Also, I think we need more Hilda. Who's with me?
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