By Michael Slezak
Updated November 10, 2006 at 12:00 PM EST

Dear Ugly Betty writing staff,

You know I love you. You’ve helped me break my Survivor addiction. You’ve given me addictive catchphrases and descriptive terms like, “Hoe-lah,” “Did you just gesture at me when you said Kwanzaa?” and “fabulously douche-y.” You’ve even inspired me to consider redecorating my kitchen in sterile Wilhelmina chic.

But I’ve got a small bone to pick with you: Where the heck is my favorite futuregay, Justin? He was conspicuously absent from the November 2 episode, and last night, he had only a handful of lines. Granted, his “Martha Stewart?!” moment was hilarious, but I’m hoping, as TV Watch reader Rose fretted on our message boards this morning, that you didn’t get some note from corporate to “Ixnay on the aygay idkay!” Tell me it isn’t so. Tell me we’ll get at least one major Justin scene per episode for the rest of the season. In fact, tell me right this minute, Justin’s auditioning for the school musical, and he’ll need Betty and Hilda’s help to run lines. And, finally, tell me you’re taking out an ad in Variety pushing Mark Indelicato’s Best Supporting Actor Emmy bid. Because the kid deserves it.

All together now. (Slow clap.) Jus-tin! Jus-tin! Jus-TIN! JUS-TIN!


P.S. One other nitpick. I know Betty is Queens to the bone, but the prom dress last night? Seriously? Our heroine knows better than that, and you should, too.