Molly calls Daniel her "fairy godmother" and he squeaks that no, he's just the boss. She changes out of her virginal white dress into a sexy red number, and he loves her in it. "Just don't let the paparazzi take photos of you in that dress. That's supposed to be our March cover." She shivers thinking about how much it costs, and he's like, "Well? Are you planning on eating with chopsticks tonight?" They both think about how beautiful she is, for such a boring girl, and almost kiss, but then she runs off like Cinderella. He commences being wet-eyed and gape-mouthed as always; and as always, it is fetching.
Betty gives Daniel her story, and he loves it. "What if the restaurant manager hadn't comped your meal," he wonders editorially, and Betty's like, "She would have realized I was trying to pay with my Queens College student ID?" He raves about it for awhile, and says they seemed to have had a blast. "We did. We did... In a sleazy, scammy sort of way. I guess I have Amanda to thank for that..." Ugh, Betty. He offers their partnership a regular feature on the site: "Think about it! You and Amanda, out on the town every week, having some new kind of crazy adventure? You have a great dynamic!" So true. Added bonus: what if it really upsets Christina?! I like her with Wili more anyway. Daniel offers her an advance for the rent issues, and she does a flip in the air like a circus poodle, and runs off to tell Amanda their woes are gone for now.
The girl at Amanda's desk is hilarious, like a snotty Amanda clone who totally ignores Betty and she's like, "I don't know where the fuck Amanda is." Betty spots Amanda skulking away, and finds her in a fast food costume ("Don't look at me! I'm a freak!"). Amanda has realized that their problems this week are somewhat Betty's fault, but mostly hers: "I dunno, I would say it was more like... 70/40 me." Betty doesn't even aim for the pitch, so sincere is Amanda being. "The thing is, you're right. I should care more about what's important to you... Like paying my half of the rent." She takes off, and Betty blurts, "I had fun!" Amanda stops. "Last night, I had fun. I've been working so hard to pay for my fabulous single life in Manhattan, but I haven't really lived it... Until you forced me to go out last night and have fun, and I did, so... Thank you." Amanda is gracious, and then admits she had a great time too. Man, this is the best thing this show ever did. I love this story so much. Betty tells her about the article and regular feature, and the rent getting paid, but makes it clear to Amanda that she's keeping her second job for the time being.