Friday, March 16, 2007

Ugly Betty: Hey, That One Show Is Back!

Welcome back! It seems like forever since we've had a new episode, doesn't it? I blame Meredith. She dies and the whole ABC schedule suffers for it. But it's not like we've missed anything over the break. Betty is still pining for Henry, Lucy Liu is still cheating on Bender with Daniel, Wilhelmina is still plotting to take over Mode, Constance the Case Worker is still nuts, Claire is still the queen of all murderous lushes, and Alexis still really hates Bradford. The only person who's done anything different while on break is Charlie, who's turned herself into a hippie-dippy astrologer/part-time cake hater. They must really be trying to get us to hate her, because who doesn't like cake, and I don't even know what she was saying with that whole purple moon-color couch jibber-jabber, but it sounded annoying. And whatever happened to the whole "hey, she's not so bad, and she and Betty seem to get along" thing? That lasted all of five minutes. But it's all kind of moot, now that Claire has helped Betty see that she's on the road to cutting Charlie's brake lines and toasting marshmallows on the burning wreck of her car if she doesn't do something – so Betty cuts Henry out of her life. And, yes, it's sad, but it's not like it's going to cut down on all the longing looks. Hey, at least her orthodontist is sweet, and it's nice to see that guy get work after The Class. (Yes, I know it's not technically cancelled.)

Meanwhile, everyone finds out about Claire's murderous secret. Lucy Liu finds out, but is confident that she can defend her, Alexis finds out after having driven Lucy away, and then the police find out, because Claire tells them. Naturally, they haul her off to jail, and for me, it's bittersweet. I don't want to see Judith Light go, but as Claire nearly hands Constance the Case Worker's ass to her earlier in the episode, I can bid her goodbye knowing that she'll be just fine in prison. Next time we see her, she'll have a gang.


vance said...

Judith Light RAWKS!!! You go Angela Bower!

Yeah, the turnaround on Charlie for us to hate her seemed a bit drastic but loved every other moment of this show which seems to be hitting the zingers left, right and centre from every character! Though I have to say, Amanda in the rubber dress made me snort laugh.

Lori said...

I loved that the prank was perpetrated by a Bizarro Amanda and her Bizarro Marc. Or are they Good Amanda and Good Marc?

brenda said...

How about a spin off with crazy Claire as a prison gang leader - a la Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin? Could be fun!

Loved Bizarro Marc & Amanda (please - no Good Marc & Good Amanda). I'd love to see a feud develop between those duos.