Ugly Betty is just getting better and better this season, as evidenced by Friday night’s stellar episode. (Sorry for the delay, BTW, with the Ugly Betty Bites—I blame it on Thanksgiving madness and entirely too much turkey!) The great hour of television featured a mix of great storylines, including one about a cult that Daniel was entrenched in, another about Willy’s scheming daughter Nico, and finally yet another about Claire Meade’s long-lost son. Also: The show’s namesake, Betty, actually got funny! If you look back through past editions of Ugly Betty Bites, you’ll see the love—at least in terms of the best lines—usually goes to the supporting cast, led by Hilda, Claire, Marc, and Amanda. But on Friday’s episode, Betty actually had two—count ’em, two!—quips that were worthy of Ugly Betty Bites. Big ups to Chris Black, who wrote the episode.
And without further ado, on to the 10 best sound bites from Friday’s episode:
“Listen to you! You are talking about comfortable shoes. Has the world gone mad?” —Marc, to Willy, after she was photographed wearing (gasp!) Crocs
“Marc, do you think I haven’t tried? I’ve already prostrated myself before the mummified remains of Claire Meade and begged for my job back. She said ‘no.’ At least I think she said ‘no.’ She opened her mouth, and a cloud of dust came out.” —Willy, about trying to get her job back at Mode
“I talked to Betty about it, and she said she’s totally over him, so I got the green light. And in case that conversation happened in my head, Betty’s not going to know about it because I’m going to date him in secret.” —Amanda, about dating Betty’s ex Matt
“So, since this is the fearless issue, I was thinking we could shoot the models dressed as pirates, plundering booty but also showing booty.” —Betty, pitching a pirate-themed story during an editorial meeting
“Daniel, do you think I would be staking out the men’s room, listening to strange guys go to the bathroom, if I didn’t want to understand? The copier repairman was in here for 20 minutes!” —Betty, trying to convince Daniel that she wants to understand the cult he’s joined
“I am not going to set up a payment plan with a blackmailer!” —Willy, while trying to figure out how to get Nico out of the mess she’s in
“Higher…or lower. Either way works for me.” —Amanda, to Matt, whose hands were on her hips, guiding her in how to play Nintendo Wii
“I always knew that I was born to fashion. I mean this [motions to what she’s wearing] is not just some off-the-rack sperm-and-egg collision. You know, it’s destined. It’s genetical.” —Amanda, while telling the story of her mother at the cult session
“Thirty-six. Twenty-four. Thirty-six. My measurements.” —Willy, verbalizing the code to the secret safe where she keeps the family heirloom necklace
“I took ‘You’ve reached the office of the murderer’ off your voicemail.” —Amanda, after reconciling with Claire over the murder of her mother
Folks: Is there a great line I missed? What was your fave? Tell me in the comments section below!
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