Previously on Ugly Betty: Santos proposed to Hilda. Alexis paid some thugs to off her father. Wili plotted to take over Meade Publications and succeeded in getting Bradford to divorce Claire. Claire was not so happy about this and seemed like she quite possibly wanted to kill Wili. An out-of-it Henry told Betty that he loved her just before Charlie told her to back off. But no matter; a spiritual journey through Mexico led Betty to decide to fight for her man. And her right to party. But mostly her man. Daniel's seeming addiction to mystery pills left him incompetent at work and vulnerable to getting beat up by drug dealers. Ass. Ignacio was denied his visa, so the rest of the Suarez family returned to the States without him. And nothing occurred that could prepare you for what's about to happen in this final episode of the season. I'm just saying.
We enter with a picture of Betty in full sombrero and Mexican gear leading a mule. What a cheery beginning! I hope no sort of tragedy strikes to alter the mood of this seemingly lighthearted episode. Betty is at the office, leaving an awkward message for Henry. She first goes on about not knowing at what point you can say, "It's me," rather than, "It's Betty," and have the person know who you are. I would say that after someone says "I love you," even if they were somewhat incapacitated while doing so, you don't have to identify yourself by name. Betty wants to talk to Henry, and she tells him to give her a ringle. No, spellcheck, not a ringlet. A ringle. I, myself, would ask for a Pringle. Once you pop, you can't stop, probably because of whatever secretly terrifying chemicals they use to make that delicious salty powder found on the flavored varieties. Mmm, powder that approximates the taste of actual food. How I love thee.
Daniel enters, sporting a bright pink tie. There is nothing that so screams, "I am addicted to a vaguely sinister mystery drug from overseas!" like a bright pink tie. He asks how the trip was, and Betty tells him that there were some complications with her father's visa, but they just talked to the lawyer and Ignacio should be home soon. Daniel calls her "Dora the Explorer" at one point, which I think would be grounds for a lawsuit. Betty tells Daniel that she has a present for him, and pulls a giant sombrero from an even more giant bag. I love the fact that, despite actually being Mexican, Betty still embraces Mexican kitsch. Maybe this is why she doesn't seem to mind when Marc and Amanda call her Juan Valdez? Daniel, in whose whacked-out state that sombrero must look like the spaceship come to take him home, says that Betty shouldn't have. In fact, Betty didn't. The sombrero is for Henry. Daniel gets a mystical rock that is supposed to help him on his journey of enlightenment, or with some discomfort at that time of the month. Betty says that he deserves it, since he's been working so hard to clean himself up.