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Ugly Betty Recap: Derailed

February 16, 2007 by  

Ugly Betty


Title: “Derailed”
Original Airdate: February 15, 2007
GMMR Recapper: Jo

Claire Meade’s murder confession haunts Betty’s dreams. As does Henry making out with his ex-girlfriend- a super model by Betty’s imagination. Alexis and Daniel arrive to work with playful sibling banter, much to Wilhelmina’s chagrin. Daniel gives Betty a party invitation to Stella McCarthy’s party, but she blurts out “Your mother killed Fey Summers” just in time for the UPS guy.

Wil cries to Marc about the family reunion, fearing Alexis may change her mind. Marc tracks down the scoop while Wil interrogates Christina. She bolts, so Wil assigns Marc to keep an eye on her. Daniel laughs off Claire’s confession as the ramblings of a drunk. Betty points out she was driving an Aston-Martin and the detail drives Daniel to visit Dad in the clink. Bradford demands Daniel get him a new lawyer named Grace Chin. The problem is Daniel stood Grace up in college.


Betty invites Christina to the Stella McCarthy party to get her mind off of Henry and his gal. Christina freaks when Sarah Jessica Parker calls asking for an Oscar dress, so Betty badly impersonates her and accepts. Betty bumps into a new friend, a non-model named Charlie. Wait, wasn’t she also Charlie on Heroes? Where is Masi?

Hilda practices her beauty school homework on Ignacio. Justin goes into a diva pre-meltdown over a blizzard that’s threatening to keep him away from Hairspray. Charlie and Betty chat through lunch til her boyfriend Henry interrupts. Wil weasels her way into Bradford’s office to invite Alexis on a girl’s night out. Betty tries to hide from Henry but Amanda blows her cover. They awkwardly discuss Charlie. Amanda comments, “Watching nerd love is so tedious.” Hee. Amanda advises Betty to bring her Mode game on Charlie.

Grace Chin is no longer a frumpy mess, but the gorgeous Lucy Lieu. Daniel tries to apologize but she pretends to not remember him. She leads him on and then refuses to take the case. Grace gets snowed in at Mode. She offers to take Bradford’s case if Daniel will call every woman he hurt in college and apologizes. He makes the calls, but really to his fratboy friend, when Grace decides she still has the hots for Daniel. Over some pillow talk, Grace reveals that the DA’s case against Bradford is weak. They can’t track down an Aston-Martin driver who witnessed the accident.

Santos would rather watch a basketball game than see Hairspray. The train gets stuck. Justin puts on a one man show complete with musical numbers. After the first act, someone on the train tells him to quit and then calls him a fairy. Santos jumps to defend his son and tells him to finish.

Alexis and Wil end up in a sports bar. A greasy guy, played by Rebecca’s real life beau, hits on Alexis. Wil tries to drag her away to the opera, but Alexis would rather stay. Wil ditches. The guy asks for Alexis’s number and she reluctantly gives it to him. He calls out to his buddies that he won the bet. He knows who Alexis is and doesn’t want anything to do with her. Wil decks him for it. Alexis has no friends left except her brother. She backs out of her deal with Wil and Wil freaks out.

Marc and Christina go into overdrive on SJP’s dress. The blizzard has shut down every fabric store, so Marc suggests they make her dress out of office supplies. I’m not usually a fan of the musical montage but this time it rocked. Wil arrives furious about Alexis. Christina doesn’t want to be one of Wil’s winged monkeys. Hee. Within the hour, SJP’s people call canceling the dress order.

Betty and Charlie venture into the subway. Betty imagines strangers around her are Amanda encouraging her to ditch Charlie. At the last possible second, Charlie gets trapped on the train and Betty stays on the track. She confesses to Henry that she lost Charlie on purpose. Betty blabs that she does like Henry and she broke up with Walter. Henry chases down Betty but she doesn’t want to talk anymore and yet, she unleashes the truth. Dear Jim and Pam, see what a real, honest, conversation can do for you? Take notes. Henry goes in for the kiss and END SCENE! UGH!

Charlie interrupts, emerging from the subway system a born again New Yorker. Betty gives them the Stella McCarthy tickets. Claire Meade tells Bradford she’s going to confess to the cops.

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2 Responses to “Ugly Betty Recap: Derailed”

  1. srah on February 16th, 2007 10:12 am

    Betty is so good and honest. I wish we were all like Betty.

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