It’s been awhile since I watched this episode of Ugly Betty and, solely for the sake of accuracy, I just had to watch it again.
OK, fine… Since ‘truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues’, I am forced to admit that it wasn’t ONLY for that reason that I re-watched this episode.
As I was watching this episode for the umpteenth time, I couldn’t help but wonder if Season 4 of Ugly Betty is going to be ‘The Clash of the Satans’. After all, Cal Hartley is described by his son as being Satan… And Mode has its very own little (fashionable) Satan, i.e. Wilhelmina. There is also Mrs. Hartley, pretty satanic herself, and Mark, who, although adorable, becomes downright nasty when he has to. Betty herself can be quite scary, too.
I called it first: Season 4 is going to start with a very memorable Satan vs. Satan showdown. And it’s going to be interesting to see who is going to win: will it be Wilhelmina, whose latest ‘satanic’ coup was to try to keep a baby from its biological mother, or Cal Hartley, whose latest ‘satanic’ coup was in taking advantage of Daniel’s desperation. Admittedly, it was nice to see Daniel stepping up to the plate to save his company… But it was a little sad, too, to see him having to stoop down like that.
It is going to be a very interesting year at Mode.
Wilhelmina: I go back to being a paid employee, with Daniel’s girlish fingers at my throat.
Christina: I always thought my only maternal instinct was nursing a bottle of whisky.
Amanda: I have a pornographic memory.
Ignacio: I have never shaken a hand that’s been in outer space before!
Betty: (…) You’re supposed to be a waiter and you’re standing around eating cookies in a two thousand dollar suit!
Daniel: This is from two years ago!