Ugly Betty: "Crimes of Fashion"

What a great episode of Ugly Betty! My favorite part of Ugly Betty is the balance between drama, humor, and Betty's optimism that always makes things worse and better, sometimes in different orders - and this was wonderfully played out in "Crimes of Fashion!"


One of my worries for this season was that Daniel working at Player magazine and dragging Betty down with him would have to get played out a bit, but now just in the 3rd episode, we got Daniel and Betty back at MODE, and the MODE-level drama back as well! Sooo deliciously scandalous!!


Last week, we were left hanging after Wilhelmina's launch party when we saw poor pregnant Christina pushed down the stairs. This week was all about discovering who was behind this crime, with the ridiculousness of Wilhelmina making Christina's misfortune all about her (and her unborn child).


But it did make a bit of sense for Wilhelmina to make it all about her and her unborn child considering the amount of enemies Wilhelmina has vs. Christina.


After Daniel's arrest for the crime - by the sexy cop played by the wonderful Mark Consuelos - because Daniel's specialty shoe prints were discovered at the crime scene, Betty was set on proving Daniel was innocent and along the way, there were some hilarious flashes of how each person imagined the part of the scene he/she had witnessed going down - plus some real life hilarious Marc and Amanda moments as we discovered Marc keeps in practice of yelling at the Wilhelmina mannequin!


But then, oh the drama when bitch and bitcher (aka Marc and Amanda) decided reenacting the crime by using the Wilhelmina mannequin would be a good idea - leading to them wanting something heavier, Betty, then them all tumbling down the stairs!


It was sad to see Betty in the midst of all that discover the details leading to Daniel's guilt like the shoe print, then his raincoat being covered in the same dust Betty was covered in after her tumble down the stairs, plus security tape in Daniel's briefcase! But then Betty got her due relief (and disgust especially watching with her dad) that Daniel was merely covering up his latest affair with the woman helping him out with his Daniel Jr. custody case.


Oh, the secret little dramas of everyone at MODE! But the biggest secret of all? Who really did it, of course! Betty finally got her "ah ha!" clue when Daniel mentioned Alexis had borrowed his raincoat, leading to Betty confronting Alexis who was surprisingly honest and heartbroken over the whole thing for someone who's so often been conniving and nasty.


So all was well (kind of) as Alexis turned herself in for the "crime of fashion," which she truly did feel bad about as she was only imagining all the wrong Wilhelmina had done to her family, and not meaning at all to hurt Christina. (But maybe the baby.)


It's been rumored that Rebecca Romijn (Alexis) is leaving the show, so is this the end of the line for Alexis? Will she go off to jail and never be seen again? I don't see how this crime could really lead to something like life in jail, but maybe it'll lead to long enough that there'd be good reason to not have her on the show.


I have to wonder though, since Alexis mentioned her trouble with facial hair growing after forgetting her estrogen pill just what will happen if she's stuck in jail... hmm. Perhaps that's exactly why we won't be seeing her... or maybe we WILL see her again but back to her male form?? Intriguing!


As for Betty, I was glad to see once again that she learned people aren't always as nice as they seem, but that faith is a good thing to have in those you love and trust. Hopefully that will pull her through next week's episode as Gio returns! Can't wait for that drama!


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Oct 12, 2008 8:06PM EDT

I loved Marc and Amanda's moments...especially marc's Wilhelmannequin issues..LOL....
I also loved how we're left wondering about Daniel Jr's future with Daniel knowing that Alexis is his real father....it's so sad cuz we grew fond of the two and Daniel's new father image... I'd hate to see Daniel's reaction to this news.....
But what the hell is this i hear about Gio coming back and if it's true whats gonna happen with her new neighbor...will he replace Henry thus bringing us back to the same love triangle????Is it a real thing or just your fantasy...

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Oct 13, 2008 2:16AM EDT

It's true! They showed in the preview for the next episode that Gio will be returning - looks like he went on the trip he invited Betty to on his own, and returns to his job and HATES Betty! Should be interesting! ;)

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Oct 14, 2008 11:58AM EDT

AHH OMG GIO RETURNS?!I am so incredibly excited for this week's episode.
Anyway, that aside, the recent episode actually brought tears to my eyes. There were several sad moments in this episode, especially at the end when we find out that DJ's biological dad is not Daniel, but Alexis. It's weird cos I never expected it. I always suspected that the whole son thing was a scam at Daniel's expense, but turns out it wasn't. I feel scared for Daniel because it's like "What now?" for him and his son, and I know Daniel will be so heartbroken when he finds out. But logically speaking, why can't Daniel continue caring for DJ, since his real dad will be in jail and all? Or will DJ have to be cared for by his grandparents now?
Like I said, SO EXCITED.

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Oct 14, 2008 7:43PM EDT

Omg Kendra...i saw the preview and gio got his hair back,...YAY!!!!...so glad he is back...its gonna get exciting and i can't wait....!!!!!

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