Here is the first sneak peek for Ugly Betty episode 4.13, “Chica and the Man”.
Everything we love about the “Mode side” of Ugly Betty is here: the snarkiness (which still isn’t as mean-spirited as, say that in Cougar Town), the quips, the enthusiasm, and the silliness. It concerns a staff meeting started by Wilhelmina, but run by Daniel, to Willie’s surprise. Daniel announces that Mode landed an exclusive fashion shoot and interview with filmmaker Diego Martinez and actress Victoria Velez.
Betty cannot contain herself. She LOVES their movies, and has seen them all. Marc, of course, makes fun of her.
UNTIL…Daniel announces that the fashion shoot will be headed by Marc. He then applauds hysterically himself.
Daniel announces that he will do the interview himself, to Betty’s disappointment. Wilhelmina reminds him that he hasn’t actually seen any Diego Martinez movies, so Daniel decides to have Betty share the interview with him.
Wilhelmina then taunts Daniel, joking about “the assistant exceed the master”. Marc hold’s up a homemade “Snap!” sign. Daniel and Betty have a mini-conversation with their eyes, basically will Betty “telling” Daniel that it’s going to be OK.
Daniel’s beard is gone, so hopefully the continuity problems with that will be over.
Becki Newton doesn’t have a line, in this scene, but she plays a big part in setting the mood – she stands in the back taking notes (?) , and reacts to each line and quip.
I think this one will be awesome (don’t forget the drag queens!), and remember, it’s the first of eight episodes we have remaining before Betty’s run ends.
I’ll bet there’s a “Conan effect” on the ratings, which will be bittersweet.
UPDATE: I should add that there is a movement to get ABC to give us back our two episodes they took away. Please go to ABC’s contact site, and let your voice be heard.