So the fabulous Potes is off, and her planned sub had some massive weather issues, so you're stuck with me, the sub of a sub, but fear not, I'm a massive Betty addict, and whatever happens, Potes will be back next week to weecap the Lohan-filled season finale.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel it only fair to share that for the last month of new episodes I've been grumbling about the lack of Marc and Amanda scenes and complaining that the Henry baby-mama drama was driving me bananas. Let's just say, going into this episode, I was holding my breath hoping that it would be better, and well...my wish was happily granted.
Previously on Ugly Betty: Hilda got all hot for gym teacher, Amanda found out Gene Simmons was her dad, Wili dropped the baby bomb on the Meade family, Gio proved he was good boyfriend material and Henry's bitchy girlfriend had her baby.
Betty's in bed staring at her snowglobe and weeping over Henry, while Eric Carmen's mega-break-up-send-you-into-depression song plays. Down in the kitchen, Betty gets some TLC from her sick dad and Hilda. Who's making eggs a la Hilda (natch!) and curing all with some cucumbers. Justin (love him!) tells Betty she's been looking super-slim since Henry left and forgets to make this sound like bad thing. And Hilda doles out the best breakup advice ever: "When I break up with a guy, I like to get a little bit scary, so he doesn't forget me." Then Hilda gets all girly and heads to the PTA, and Ignacio tries to convince Betty to take some downtime, but our girl Betty loves being preoccupied by the "Mode" drama. Ignacio should understand this, considering how much he loves his telenovelas.
Fashion TV is eating up this juiciness too, announcing that Wili's back on the scene with a baby, sort of, "Wilhelmina, a mother again? She's certainly been called one." The Meades are on the defensive, coping with lawyers and putting out press releases. All of a sudden Christina is feeling guilty about having the baby; she thinks the Meade family hates her and runs off, never to be seen again in this episode. Lawyers claim mini-Meade is entitled to a third of the company and since Wili is mommy dearest, she gets to run baby-to-be's share until he/she/it turns 18. I try not to dwell on the details about this show or put reality into play here, but wouldn't the baby not get anything until it is actually expelled from Christina's uterus? Does a fetus have a claim on the fortune? Eh, who the hell cares. Wili's back looking wickeder than ever.