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Smash-hit US comedy drama. In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. How can an ordinary girl - a slightly plump plain Jane from Queens - possibly fit in?

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Smash-hit US comedy drama. In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. How can an ordinary girl - a slightly plump plain Jane from Queens - possibly fit in?

Series 2 Summary

Betty's life is in chaos after a disastrous series of events, and she's missing Henry more than she admits. Meanwhile, Amanda turns to junk food and Marc in an attempt to deal with the revelation that Fey Sommers was her mother, and Wilhelmina schemes to turn the tragic Meade family events to her advantage.

  • How Betty Got Her Grieve Back

    Episode 1 - How Betty Got Her Grieve Back

    Betty's still in denial about how much Henry's departure has affected her. Meanwhile, Claire and Yoga are on the lam, Wilhelmina is forging ahead with her wedding plans, and Hilda is holed up in her room with Santos who seems to be very much alive...

  • Family/Affair

    Episode 2 - Family/Affair

    Betty doesn't know what to do when she finds out that Wilhelmina's hunky new bodyguard is taking the job to a whole new level. But Betty has her own love life to worry about. Now that Henry is back, can they just be friends?

    Meanwhile, Bradford uses Alexis' amnesia to re-write family history, Hilda comes to terms with recent events, and Amanda gets a surprising inheritance from Fey Sommers.

  • Betty's Wait Problem

    Episode 3 - Betty's Wait Problem

    With Henry back in her life (sort of), Betty finds herself distracted by yet another man. This time it's Gio, Mode's new sandwich guy, who both annoys and intrigues her.

    Meanwhile, the Mode-ites prepare for the social event of the season - the Meades' Black and White Ball.

    Wilhelmina plots to get her wedding back on track, Amanda prepares to make her first official appearance as Fey Sommers's illegitimate daughter, and fugitive-from-the-law Claire invites herself to the party.

  • Grin and Bear It

    Episode 4 - Grin and Bear It

    Betty gets into trouble in her writing class when she submits a Mode story written by a woman who survived a bear attack.

    Elsewhere, Alexis, still suffering from amnesia, starts back at work with no memory of how to act like a girl, and Daniel gets an ultimatum from the magazine's top advertiser - he must fire his sister.

    And during the hunt to find her father's identity, Amanda learns a deep, dark secret about Wilhelmina's past.

  • A League of Their Own

    Episode 5 - A League of Their Own

    Much to Henry's distress, Betty tries internet dating and gets asked out on a bowling date. Meanwhile, Marc finds himself attracted to someone who isn't his type, chubby but charming photographer Cliff.

    On the home front, Daniel and Alexis steel themselves for a 'family' dinner with step-mum-to-be Wilhelmina, and Hilda, lost in her own world, doesn't notice that Justin is skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd.

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Episode 6 - Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Betty and Henry have a secret date to see Wicked , but Daniel mistakenly thinks that Betty is going with Gio and gives him two free tickets, which he is most unwilling to give up.

    Meanwhile, Daniel has a meeting with an advertiser whose taste for younger men makes her very interested in him.

  • A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding

    Episode 7 - A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding

    Wilhelmina prepares for her big day, but all is not quiet on the Mode front when she realises her maid of honour - Victoria Beckham - is stealing her thunder.

    Meanwhile, Betty is wracked with guilt over her secret pact with Wilhelmina and not telling Daniel his future stepmother is dallying with her bodyguard.

    At the Suarez house, Ignacio prepares for his big day - becoming a US citizen - but when Betty moves in with new love Henry, it puts a major strain on father/ daughter relations.

  • I See Me, I.C.U.

    Episode 8 - I See Me, I.C.U.

    In the wake of the disastrous Meade/ Slater nuptials, Wilhelmina plots her next moves and Betty tries to sort things with Daniel.

    Meanwhile, Henry uses his charms on the Mode weekend receptionist to let him in after hours so he can help Betty find something important...

  • Giving up the Ghost

    Episode 9 - Giving up the Ghost

    A Wilhelmina-induced crisis at Mode finds everyone scrambling to re-create an issue on deadline. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as Daniel and Betty try to break a wild child cover girl out of rehab for a re-shoot, and Alexis tries to charm the printer into extending their time.

    Meanwhile, Betty struggles with an unwelcome (and persistent) visitor who hopes to goad her into making good on a promise.

  • Bananas for Betty

    Episode 10 - Bananas for Betty

    Henry reluctantly agrees to go on a double date with Betty and an unlikely couple: Hilda and Gio. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina's attempt to change her image as the Queen of Mean fails miserably after she tangles with America's most beloved golden girl.

  • Zero Worship

    Episode 11 - Zero Worship

    Upset by the influence size-zero models have on Justin's classmates when they are on a school trip to Mode , Betty tries to convince Daniel to use a wider variety of models during Fashion Week.

    Elsewhere, Amanda is convinced she has to kiss Betty after a psychic gives her a cryptic message to help find her father. And Wilhelmina has to find a surrogate to carry her baby - just when Christina needs money to pay for her husband's medical treatment...

  • Odor In The Court

    Episode 12 - Odor In The Court

    Wilhelmina uses dirty tricks and manipulation to involve Christina in her latest mischievous plot.

    Meanwhile, some poisoned perfume prepared by Fey Sommers drives Henry wild but leaves Betty acting in a very peculiar way.

    And Amanda is faced with a major decision that could have huge implications for Claire's future.

  • A Thousand Words By Friday

    Episode 13 - A Thousand Words By Friday

    Amanda and Marc finally track down Amanda's biological father, who turns out to be Gene Simmons from Kiss (guest starring as himself).

    Betty is given a major writing assignment, but considers the subject matter demeaning to women.

    And when Daniel falls for a woman who turns out to be Wilhelmina's younger sister, it causes tension in the office.

  • Twenty-Four Candles

    Episode 14 - Twenty-Four Candles

    Charlie's sudden arrival in New York jeopardises Betty's plans to celebrate her 24th birthday by having a romantic evening with Henry, but Gio comes to the rescue.

    Meanwhile, Wilhelmina attempts to sabotage Daniel's relationship with Renee by hinting that her sister has a hidden past full of dark secrets.

  • Burning Questions

    Episode 15 - Burning Questions

    Renee becomes more and more paranoid and convinced that Betty is falling in love with Daniel and has become a rival for his affections, while Henry thinks she's more interested in Gio.

    And an old enemy of Hilda's, who is now married to a wealthy doctor, returns to the neighbourhood to boast about her fabulous life and lord it over Hilda at the beauty parlour.

  • Betty's Baby Bump

    Episode 16 - Betty's Baby Bump

    Betty attempts to patch things up with Charlie by throwing her a baby shower, but the mother-to-be's waters break during the party.

    Outraged that Justin is failing his gym class, Hilda decides to confront his attractive teacher.

    Daniel seeks professional help when his relationship with Renee comes to an end - but ends up sleeping with his therapist.

    And Christina finds out who the father of the baby she's carrying for Wilhelmina is.

  • The Kids Are Alright

    Episode 17 - The Kids Are Alright

    Betty finds it hard to suppress her feelings for Gio when they end up chaperoning at Justin's school dance together.

    Meanwhile, Amanda agrees to do a reality show with Gene (Gene Simmons from Kiss, guest starring as himself), and Hilda goes out of her way to catch the eye of Coach Diaz.

    And Wilhelmina makes her return to Mode , to the dismay of the Meade clan.

  • Jump

    Episode 18 - Jump

    Betty has a big decision to make when Gio asks her to come to Rome with him and Henry proposes to her.

    Meanwhile, Wilhelmina goes head to head with a supermodel during a softball game between Mode and Elle; Hilda makes a discovery about Coach Diaz; and an orphaned French boy turns up, claiming to be Daniel's son.

Ugly Betty synopsis

Smash-hit US comedy drama. In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. How can an ordinary girl - a slightly plump plain Jane from Queens - possibly fit in?

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