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Ugly Betty Recap: Episode Six, "Ugly Berry"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode Six, "Ugly Berry"

Last week, Betty let her good and decent self help out an old enemy in need by showing her the ropes at Mode. In doing so, she made a monster out of Kimmie, who nabbed a promotion and declared ominously that she felt like her old self again.

So when Ugly Betty opens this week, Kimmie is empowered and all the rage in the office. She rubs Betty's nose in her success, which makes Betty morph into a green-eyed monster ("She brings out this side of me where I want to scratch her eyes out"). Betty's biggest complaint to Daniel is that Kimmie refuses to play by the rules — but she soon learns that working with people you dislike is par for the course in grown-up world. That, though, is a world in which Marc and Amanda do not live, and they decide Kimmie must go, which means luring Betty over to the dark side and joining forces against a common enemy. Ready to talk about it? Just


  • Hilda's opening sass with Betty chatting about Kimmie was fabulous: "I always knew she was the same old rhymes-with-ba-zich."
  • I know there have been rumors swirling about Lohan's time at Ugly Betty, and I don't mean to pile on, but did you think her evil girl acting job was good? She has a big meltdown scene in the end where she's supposed to totally lose it and . . . well? Not very persuasively unstable, in my opinion — but I'm getting ahead of myself.
  • Kimmie kicks Betty where she knows it hurts: right in Betty's ambitious spot. ("In just two weeks I’ve gotten higher than you have in two years.")
  • Don't get me wrong, I like Wilhelmina evil, but I'm finding her co-editorship with Daniel fun. It's nice having her biting humor around in general, like in the scene where Claire is briefing them both on the accounting and telling them to take this seriously: "Dear Claire, setting us straight like a poor man’s Sally Field."
  • So, yay! We spend a good chunk of time with Jesse the hot neighbor this week, and he even sings Betty a song, "Go for it, Betty!"
  • Oh and it's cute that he's already taken to calling her "Super B."
  • So Betty comes up with the hot fruit idea, which lands an elusive supermodel for the cover, which bumps Kimmie's big story. That's "game on," as far as Kimmie is concerned.
  • Watching Betty (somewhat literally) melting down on-camera broke my heart, and the way Kimmie slides in is just lame. I feel like they could have thought of something slightly more underhanded for Kimmie to do besides make Betty sweaty.
  • Hilda dressing up Justin to make some money on election day is hilarious. He looks so miserable.
  • And guess who shows up for a haircut in Hilda's salon? The karate kid! Well, OK, it was Ralph Macchio, guest-starring as a councilman who who scolds Hilda on her business papers or something. She was so furious! Which means they're totally going to fall in love, right?
  • Best part of the night? Amanda and Marc focusing on getting Kimmie fired, of course. I love when Amanda tries to convince Betty she's awful: "Betty, she threatened your family!" (She didn't).
  • So this Conor Owens fella looks a lot like Daniel Craig to me, which is good. And turns out he's in cahoots with Daniel. Good to see Daniel's learning to get ahead of the Wilhelmina-psycho-plot curve.

Are you glad Kimmie's gone? Do you like Jesse as a love interest? Let's discuss!

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NikkiBaby89 NikkiBaby89 8 years
Lindsay Lohan is annoying
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Oh, and Hilda was great as always. I think she would be cute with that politician. I don't know how I feel about Betty and her neighbor Jesse. He is pretty cute, but I don't think we know enough about him yet.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I liked seeing more of Marc and Amanda. It's nice to see Cliff again, but I don't really care about him one way or another. Glad to see Lindsay Lohan is gone. Her acting was horrible! WTF happened to her? She had so much potential. Kimmie was a just dreadful character. Patricia Field chose some really odd outfits for Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera. Seriously, they both looked ridiculous.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
And, woo hoo for LL being gone. She and her character were awful.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
What's with Betty's wardrobe this season though? They are dressing her even more outlandishly ridiculous than before. There is NO ONE that clueless.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
great episode. i love marc and amanda together
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
I agree.. why is Betty dating and dumping all these hot men? Jesse and her need to stay friends. I hope they develop his personality a little more... the nice neighbor musician thing is boring me.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
yay for this show! I liked it! Not sure how I feel about the potential new love interest for Betty, but i'm glad she got her own business cards and has someone to sing advice to her!
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I had a hard time watching this episode because I can't stand Kimmie and Lindsay Lohan playing here. Thank goodness that's done with. Marc and Amanda were hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing when Amanda wanted to distract Betty and yelled "does anyone have a 6 foot hoagie!?" haha. Karate Kid! I like him as a potential love interest for Hilda. I like Jesse but not as a boyfriend for Betty, I don't seem them dating. I can see him as a really good friend. Plus, Betty needs to be single for now.
graylen graylen 8 years
I loved that Daniel got her a blinged out "B" card case. That was sweet.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
I love Jesse; & how he calls Betty Super B, how cute, I can't wait to see more of him !
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 8 years
LOL Mykie7 I KEPT thinking that she looked like a tarnished penny!!! She needs to lay off that tanning crap.Owens was hot and very suave!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Conor Owens is HOT. Who is the actor that plays him???
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I really didn't like this episode much. I loved seeing cliff though!
ESPNgirl ESPNgirl 8 years
i had to watch the whole marc-betty-amanda interaction more than once last night (THANK YOU DVR!) because I was laughing so hard. Amanda nailed it with the way she would say her lines and then Marc would just say, "No, not that..." The song that Jesse sang made me laugh too because it was just so stupid - but sweet! Eager to see him & Amanda as Betty's roomie next week! My mom is really confused though by all of these attractive men falling over Betty - "I don't get what's so great about her!" <3 it.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Yay for the return of Cliff! I hope we get to see more of him. He and Marc are so cute together. And yay for the demise of Kimmy! Her character was just abhorrent. And that awful jacket she was wearing when she got fired made me want to heave. What exactly is hot about wearing a jacket that looks like football pads crossed with my grandma's couch?
fen fen 8 years
I couldn't be happier that this appears to be the last we see of Kimmie Keegan. Lindsay Lohan's acting was grating on my last nerve. I have nothing against the character of Jesse...I just hope the writers actually have the guts to write a male character who doesn't fall for Betty. Betty needs a reality slap. She's already had three boyfriends and throwing away Gio was the last straw. I'm so excited for the Hilda/Archie storyline. Hopefully they won't suck us in to another dead end romance. I'm intrigued by Daniel's table-turning with Willi (it is strange to be feeling bad for her!).
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Agreed smileyface, YAY for Cliff!!! And that whole "global warning" bit was funny too :D
smileyface smileyface 8 years
How could you not mention that Cliff was back (tho only briefly)??!! It was good to see him. I hope we get more Marc and Cliff soon. As always love Marc and Amanda together, and can't wait to see how Amanda ends up being Betty's roommate next week! I too like seeing Willie's softer side and I think her sarcasm and humor is just as good as her evilness. Hilda was funny as always ("Succulent and flavorful, reminds me of me" lol)and how she was styling people to look like presidents and such. And Justin did look so miserable, which made it even funnier. Good episode!
misshouston misshouston 8 years
Ding-dong, ba-zitch is gone ...
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
And the "rust" stain across Kimmie's face was distracting me too.
D-Do D-Do 8 years
Yeah, I absolutely HATED Kimmie. WHY, OH WHY? I'm glad she didn't believe Betty in the end and got herself fired! Wilhemina's reaction was great.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
I liked the episode overall. I thought Lindsay did a fine job playing the bi**h. I sure as he** wanted to jump into my TV and rip her little head off! The cow! LOL
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