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Ugly Betty Recap: Episode 22, "In the Stars"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 22, "In the Stars"

This week's episode of Ugly Betty is packed with proposals and marriage talk and even an honest-to-goodness wedding. But who's getting married? It's pretty easy to figure out — but fun to watch nonetheless.

I've often wondered how someone as ambitious as Betty could remain an assistant at Mode for so long. The crappy economy offers the writers a fairly reasonable way to keep her stagnated in her career a little while longer, and this episode fleshes that out a bit. Finally, Matt and Betty have yet another fight, making me think this romance is clearly destined for failure. Let's chat about it, just


  • Hilda has some good zingers this week. I love her line to Matt and Betty in the kitchen before work: "Please don't be one of those kiss-with-the-food-in-the-mouth couples. That's just gross!" I agree. Those couples bug.
  • Also, whoa. Hilda is totally wearing stirrup pants. Only she can pull that off.
  • Betty is excited because it's her review, but despite being "excellent" at her job, Daniel can't promote her due to a hiring freeze. Bummer for Betty. It strikes me as realistic because if Mode has a hiring freeze, basically no one in publishing is hiring, which means Betty — someone dead set on being a magazine editor — gets stuck.
  • I like Daniel's line acknowledging Betty's ambition: "I know you have bigger aspirations for yourself than booking my tan."
  • Molly sees the wedding props for Mode's bridal issue and thinks Daniel is proposing. Amanda is hilarious: "Oh no. She definitely thought you were proposing. Yikes. That is really embarrassing."
  • I'm always touched by Claire Meade, twisted though she may be. The moment when she gives Daniel her ring to give to Molly is cute.
  • Also fun? Claire and Willi trading ex-husband/dead-husband insults while yanking around a model in a neon-pink wedding gown.
  • It turns out Matt is actually super flaky when it comes to his career. I thought he was into sports writing, but whatever. His goofing around on YouTube in Amanda and Marc's apartment is awesome: "Wait, wait! We're about to watch a gopher make a dramatic face!"
  • Meanwhile, the Suarez family learns that Ignacio's lady love is looking into a nursing job in California. When he asks his family what to do, they're all, "Duh! If you like it put a ring on it!" — complete with Beyonce-inspired hand motions. Great scene.
  • When Betty freaks about not getting the planetarium, she says to Marc, "This is Adele! Not Amy Winehouse!" Marc says that's funny. I don't know if I agree.
  • Yay! Christine Baranski is back! She's always a welcome addition to an episode. This time around, it's hard to tell if she's really all that evil. She is manipulative, though, and Betty's kind of a dope for going along with her scheme and not just being honest with Matt.
  • The Molly/Daniel romance hasn't moved me all that much since it started, but I'm only human: that talk of cookware lasting the happy couple into their 50s is really heartbreaking!
  • Their wedding is way cute, too. The best part, of course, is Willi destroying planets in the background

Ignacio does the right thing, I think, by letting the one he loves go. Betty and Matt make up and he brings her Adele. Daniel and Molly have a totally adorable planetarium wedding — but then disaster strikes! I saw it coming, but still, poor Molly! What did you think of this episode?

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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
the best part was willi destroying planets in the background and when the yeti chick called out "and a crazy lady breaking planets in the background" lololololol i await the return of henry
yummymango yummymango 8 years
Yeah, the 7 Up anti-oxidant thing surprised me too! It was such blatant product placement! Unfortunately, Matt is becoming less and less cute to me as well. He's just not interesting enough. I think Gio might be my favorite so far. Too bad he didn't last :(
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
Ugh, the 7up placement did it for me. Why do I still watch this show?
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Poor Molly. But is it mean for me to say I'm glad she's only a temporary character? She's kinda boring.
Yv Yv 8 years
Ugly Betty stopped being smart and funny long time ago, but this week's aggressive product placement was below any standards. I mean, really? It really couldn't have been written into the script subtly and wisely? It must've been so obvious and clumsy? It's a shame this show sank so much. I like Mark, Amanda and Matt but they are the only reason I still watch it.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
The Beyonce thing was funny. Can't wait for the season finale when Henry comes back.
ana-isabel ana-isabel 8 years
LOVED the beyonce moment. I couldn't stop laughing
nomerz nomerz 8 years
ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz. Boring! Thank goodness I can always count on Mark and Amanda to give amazing one-liners...
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Allyace—exactly! I don't know what to think about that. At first I thought they were just searching hard for stories to tell about that relationship but it all starts to add up and I feel like they're telling us that this guy has lots of issues and to not get attached.
NikkiBaby89 NikkiBaby89 8 years
: ) One of my fav. shows!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
It was a cute episode, but why do they always have to make me go from really liking the guy Betty is dating to hating him and waiting for him to finally go away? First Matt was all sweet, but then there was the whole sex addict thing and now being super flakey. No thanks...
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