As much as we loved virtually every aspect of last night’s penultimate UGLY BETTY — with notable mentions going to Mark putting the kibosh on the Suarez “We’re okay with you being gay!” party for Justin, the entirety of Hilda’s wedding that may-or-may-not have had us reaching for the kleenex, and Betty dropping Henry like a sponsor who just learned about the existence of yet another “FOT” (Friend of Tiger Woods) — we did have one tiny little issue with the episode that we simply have to get off our chest. Namely, that of Daniel and Betty. Quick, what’s Spanish for “Please God No!”
With apologies to “Detty” shippers everywhere, please count us among those who hope that last night’s Daniel/Betty tease, combined with the photo Ausiello leaked earlier in the week is simply a case of classic misdirection on behalf of maniacal showrunner Silvio Horta. Seriously. BETTY is at its ugliest when the show focused on which guy Betty bedded, a number which incidentally was astoundingly high for someone so “ugly!” (see: Walter, Henry, Gio, Matt etc.) At least from our perspective, endlessly quotable barbs tossed out by Willamina, Marc and Amanda on a week-in-and-week-out basis aside, the core of the show has always been about watching our heroine fight — often times hilariously so — to make it at Mode while still holding on to her uniquely Suarez roots. Which is why we’re hoping that when the credits roll at the end of next week’s finale, Betty takes a page from Kelly Taylor’s playbook by choosing “Me!”
Who’s with us?