Well, this is interesting. America Ferrera is in Utah promoting her new film ‘The Dry Land’ at the Sundance Film Festival. While there, she gave a quick interview with ABC News/Entertainment.
She was asked for what we can expect coming up for Ugly Betty, and, although she was being very guarded, she gave the strongest hints we’ve ever seen that a Betty relationship with Daniel (Detty) is going to happen.
First, she lets us know that some long-anticipated physical changes will happen to Betty. I’d imagine it will have to do with her braces, but there’s more, apparently. I have to wonder just how far down the beautifying road the producers will go with Betty. Will they give her beauty queen looks, as has been done in the climax of many incarnations of the show?
She then says this: [there will be] “New relationships…or…old relationships that become new, and kind of change a little bit”.
The interviewer asks if that means that some old characters will come back. America replies, “No, I think it’s more that the characters that are there are going to kind of…their relationships with each other are going to…transform, or grow.
Now America never mentions romance, but you just have to see the video of the interview to see her demeanor, She is trying so hard to give hints without actually giving things away. It seems pretty certain to me that America is talking about a romantic relationship.
And, I guess that COULD technically mean a revival of the relationship with Matt, but Betty was already in a romantic relationship with him, so I don’t see much room for growth there.
Ready or not, it looks like the show is going to go down the Detty road, IMHO.
What is kind of sad is if they are going to do it this season, then season four almost certainly will be the last for Ugly Betty, and producers know it (along with Ferrera). A Daniel / Betty relationship is not something the show can move on from – it’s a jump the shark moment (and I mean that in the best way). I mean, imagine that we see Detty this May, and then miracle of miracles, Betty gets renewed for a 5th season.
Where can you take the show after that? Cheers never really recovered from pairing Sam and Diane, for instance. So, I’m trying to prepare myself for the bittersweet news that Betty’s stories are coming to fruition because there will be no more stories
But, I find this fascinating, since so many people who are part of the show swore that Betty would NEVER end up with Daniel.
(Hat tip to Shaz10)