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Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 4, "Grin and Bear It"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 4, "Grin and Bear It"

Let's get right to it: last night's Ugly Betty was a blast! That was mostly thanks to Rebecca Romijn who killed it as Alexis figuring out how to put on make up/dress/act/go to the correct bathroom as a woman. I guess then maybe she was in character when she was walking into Letterman yesterday? Ha. On the other hand, Betty herself was disappointing. It was just hard to believe that she would ever, ever do something like that. Okay, no spoilers just yet. Here are my thoughts on the episode:

  • Back to Alexis for a second. I love that she thought that she had to use up all the make-up in the containers to get herself ready for the day...and that she didn't wear a bra. Great Amanda line: "Friends don't let friends wear glitter before noon." Such the thing a guy would do in that situation. She and Daniel are so cute as brother/sister these days.
  • Laugh out loud moment when Alexis has this recommendation for Mode cover girl: "She's big! She's sexy! She's outrageous! Anna Nicole Smith!" Insert awkward silence here.
  • I've been looking forward to James van der Beek's guest starring stint since I heard about it over the summer. I just wish there was going to be more of him. Bring back Dawson!

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  • As expected, Justin is trying to be all tough just like his dad, failing his classes, drinking beer and making out with girls. Ha. Like he wants to do that. I must admit that Henry was a little endearing as the math tutor trying to work in Justin's love for fashion.
  • John Cho was a great guest star too, bringing in some of the best lines of the episode ("chillin under Rihanna's umbrella-ella"). If we can't have Dawson, can we at least have more of him in upcoming episodes?
  • Have I mentioned how much I love Marc and Amanda? "What year were you born?" "1991." "You're 16?" "1992." "Other way."
  • Sigh, so about Betty lying and saying the bear attack story was hers. So out of character, even if Betty would start to do that, she would so stop herself halfway through. Her guilt was funny enough, but the whole plot line just didn't sit well.
  • The quest for the Tweety Bird tattoo begins? Will it be Warren Beatty? Ted Kennedy? Who could it be? Ha! Also must heart Amanda finding Ugly Willi. You just know that will become public later sometime.
  • Willi launching her own Mode competitor is a perfect plotline. Also, all the other Meade Publications editors were fabulous. Yay, can't wait to see what happens with that one.
  • So Henry is the baby daddy. Can that plot be done now? I know it's just when I started to like him a little bit, but in general he just bugs me. Wishful thinking, I know.
    • So what did you think? Were you loving this episode as much as I was? Is Freddy Rodriguez coming back? Were you as surprised/disappointed as I was with Betty? Loving Alexis? I wanna hear all about it.

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nayab9 nayab9 9 years
rofl, JUST HAD to register quickly for this.... fell over laughing "imma be chillin' under rihannas umbrella ella" accompanied by the hand movement... so priceless
HesitantGourmet HesitantGourmet 9 years
"Follow the crumbs Gretel" BEST LINE OF THE NIGHT...even my boyfriend laughed out loud and snorted his Orange Crush all over the place. I heart this show, even when I'm frustrated with Betty!
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
who's Freddy Rodriguez??? I was dissapointed...not necesarily with betty but with the whole WAS funny but at the same didn't finish or the endings were was all over the place.
emalove emalove 9 years
I wish they'd bring back Dawson's too!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
"you lying bitch!" says the teddy bear. lol. i loved the episode, and yes john cho was so great last night. him asking henry how he does it with the baby drama and then betty. funny! more of him, please. also i might be the only one but james van der beek did nothing to me last night. the producers could have just gotten someone unknown and it wouldn't matter; his part of the episode was just not that important enough, i think.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
James Van Der Beek was so great! He always surprises me when he plays characters that are so opposite Dawson. He should do more of those types of roles! and I agree, he is looking really good! Victor Garber was also great! I love how he was so bored w/ everyone's stories!
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
Honestly, it was a great episode but I'm noticing that Betty is being less of the central character but more of a supporting one. I do love the whole cast though, Mark and Amanda are great and I'm just hurting for Justin and I want Henry to go away already. Henry is a cute character but he's done.Just done!
alexlove alexlove 9 years
This episode was hilarious, I was laughing the whole time. As for Betty screwing up, everyone makes mistakes sometimes, she regretted it and did read her actual story at the end. I loved all the Daniel moments as usual, it was nice having more of him in this episode. The Alexis/Daniel sibling thing is awesome. Amanda and Marc were amazing, but that's a given.
InfernalMari InfernalMari 9 years
This episode did not deliver like the last two. Betty was weak, and I no longer like Henry. It was cowardly of him not to talk sooner-I ship Betty/Gino now anyway. Oh, and I want more Victor Garber.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
this episode was ok fr me- as usual Amanda n Marc were hilarious, Justin trying to be all tough was funny too oh and please give us more Freddy! I'm so bored of Wilhemena tho
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I actually didn't love this episode. I'm getting annoyed with Betty herself and this whole Betty-Henry storyline. Can we move on? God, James van der Beek is hot these days, isn't he? And I want more Freddy Rodriguez! My major gripe about this season is that it isn't as funny as last season. I think that's because Amanda and Marc don't have as many scenes together it seems. They are thr two funniest on this show! More Amanda and Marc please!!
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Alexis made the show for me this week. Second round props go to Amanda and Marc.
jainette jainette 9 years
i thought last not was great..Justin was pretty fun and so was willi.I'm loving this season.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
I really loved the episode with the exception of Betty! I feel like that's kind of the way this season has been going for me- I'm always more interested in Amanda and Marc or Daniel and Alexis so far this year. Alexis was awesome in this episode, and so was Amanda. My favorite line, though, was from Willi: "Even if I wanted to express sympathy, I'm physically incapable."
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
I did not like Betty's storyline at all! I thought parts of the ep. were good, Justin, Marc and Amanda, but the rest seemed off to me.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
this episode was HI-larious. Michael/Becki are brilliant. Love them. I was also disappointed with Betty, but she did admit to it and was able to hold her head high when she read her real story, so I guess it's fine.
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