By Anique Hameed
I would have choked her too.
Okay, it may seem a little extreme, but if you have been keeping up with the new season of Ugly Betty like I have you would agree that it was justifiable for Daniel to leap across a jail room table to physically give it to his bro/sis Alexis after she revealed that she is Danny Jr. ’s real father.
Betty wasn’t there for the Mead family showdown and Lex’s hurtful revelation, because she was used as a diversion to the leeching paparazzi with their money makers flashing away relentlessly trying to get a shot of a miserable Mead man.
After misleading the media and paparazzi hounds B. Suarez arrives to work to find Geo on the floors of MODE and back from Rome. Betty expected a warm hug, or at least a smile, but instead, B. Suar was greeted with posters with her face and the word BANNED in large red letters across the bottom of the page. Geo revealed to Betty that he had the worst time in the ancient romantic city of Rome by himself (okay, we know the trip had to suck if the highlight was this unique cheese that he crazily raved about and even called “heaven from a cow”), and that he hates her (she’s not even allowed in the Deli!).
Since our homegirl/boy Lexis got off with a misdemeanor and was sentenced to picking up trash on the side of someone’s freeway. She was on her was back to her lavish home and life, until Willie got the news of the light punishment and decided to put her Chanel gloved hand in the mix. Wilhelmina got the district attorney to inflate the charges all the way up to attempted murder and offered them to be dropped only for the handsome price of Alexis’s share in the Mead family business, sex can make the already powerful, unstoppable.
While Lex was denying Willie of her share in Mead Publications, Daniel continued to fight a war for the custody (which Lex signed away) of Daniel Jr. and drafted Betty for help. In order to hide Danny Jr. form his grandparents who had flown from France to retrieve him, and also try to win Geo back as a friend with cheese, Betty took the kid to her apartment downtown. Betty thought that the grandparents where at the door (it was really Coach Tony’swife Jill looking for her cheating husband’s girlfriend, our very own Hilda) so they escaped and took DJ to Coney Island. Daniel, desperate and unsure, met the crew at Coney Island where he let Danny Jr. know that he was not his real father and that he should back to France to live with his grandparents (my, how much he has grown).
Shark-like magazines mavericks, strong family bonds, adulterous sex, and the ability to solve any problem (even shaking attempted murder charges) in a miraculous 48 hour period is some entertainment. Yeah, we love Ugly Betty too.