It's Fashion Week! And a lot of shit is going down. First, Betty gets a rousing case of sisterly envy as the unemployed Hilda provides some extra help for the Mode show. She fears that everyone will love Hilda more than they do her, which kind of totally happens. Except with Henry -- who finally asks Betty why she never called him back after the holiday party, adding more fuel to Betty's "I Hate Hilda" fire. Meanwhile, Daniel's testosterone-fueled friend, Bad News Becks, rolls into town and tries to coerce him back into his womanizing ways. Daniel gives some speech about how he's changed, until he sets eyes on the hottest girl in the room -- who also happens to be the brother he thought was dead but actually had a sex change. It's all very Young And The Restless. Alex/Alexis pretends to be an old girlfriend of Alex's, just to scope out what Daniel really thought of Alex. And then Alexis confesses who she really is, which traumatizes Daniel for a number of reasons. I can't tell which of "We thought you were dead for two years" or "I totally wanted to bang you" is the biggest one. The PTSS totally sets him off the edge, and he ends up making out with Hilda -- who, incidentally, has been fired by Betty. And then, it happens: Wilhelmina puts Alexis as the last model in Christina's show. Just as Bradford is about to announce to the public that he's handing over Meade Publications to Daniel, Alexis grabs the mic and is all, "I'm your dead son with a sex change, bitch!" Kind of a spotlight-grabbing maneuver, but it works, and cops instantly swarm Bradford and arrest him for the murder of Fey Sommers. Christina realizes her role in the whole mess and is upset. Meanwhile, Ignacio has to fight off the advances of his needy and recently dumped sex predator of an INS worker, Marc almost has to hump a lady to get her skirt, Katharine McPhee and Tim Gunn star as themselves, and Wilhelmina learns first-hand about the dangers of injecting duck semen into the delicate area around the eyes.
Previously: Hilda neglected to tell Betty that her future boyfriend Henry called to clear up a misunderstanding involving him kissing a model at the Mode Christmas party, thus earning the ire of a lot of folks who really, really want to see those two together. Ignacio gave Constance, his INS worker, a bedazzled mug, and she was verily moved. Christina sold her soul to the devil. Okay, to Wilhelmina. Close enough. Daniel told Betty that he didn't think of his brother, Alex, as being gone. And there's good reason for that -- he's not. Rather, he's now a lady, and a hot one at that. Let the shenanigans begin!
Hey, a stripper! At first I thought it was going to be Alex/is and I got all excited. Rather, it's the telenovela that a cookie-dough gnawing Hilda is watching while sitting in her bathrobe. Betty hurriedly enters the kitchen, gets a beep, clicks her ear, and says, "Betty Suarez!" Ignacio says that he knows, because he named her. Betty pulls away her hair to reveal an earpiece, and says that it's for Fashion Week. Things have been crazy because Daniel's in charge of the Mode show. Betty tells the person on the phone that Daniel asked for black tablecloths. When the person asks what color napkins to use, Betty is at a loss until Justin calmly tells her to get silver, because black will make them pop. If there were no child labor laws, Justin would make a really good assistant to Daniel Meade. Ignacio asks what Fashion Week is. An annoyed Justin says that it's only the most important event in the industry, when the buyers get their first look at the fall lines. He asks Ignacio if he's going to have to explain couture again. Ignacio asks him not to. Oh my God, it has all become clear to me now. Justin should totally replace Jay Manuel on America's Next Top Model.
Meanwhile, Hilda watches TV. She loudly says that the formerly observed stripper got a job right away. Yesterday she was a nun, and today she's wearing pasties. Hilda, wearing pasties as a matter of course, really has no place to go at this point. Betty tells Hilda that she'll get a job, and Hilda asks if they need any help at Mode. Betty says that she really wants to help, but that they're filled up. Ignacio quietly asks Betty if there isn't anything Hilda could do, and Betty says that they can't work together, reminding him of the Lemon Ice King disaster. Ignacio says that it was a long time ago and wasn't her fault, to which Betty replies that Hilda refused to wear a hair net, some guy choked on her bobby pin, and Betty was the one who got fired. Sounds about right. Betty says that she loves Hilda, but that it's not a good fit. She gets another call and whispers to Justin that it's Victoria Beckham. Justin says, "You're talking to Posh?" and Betty says that she's talking to people who talk to Posh. I think that actually sounds better than talking to Posh directly. She kind of scares me. Justin dreamily says that Betty rules. Indeed.