'Ugly Betty' Bites: 11 genius quips from last night's story-packed episode, 'London Calling'!
Image Credit: Patrick Harbron/ABCYou can tell that the writers are winding things down on ABC’s Ugly Betty simply by looking at how many great quips there have been in recent episodes. Frankly, there aren’t as many of them! (There were only 11 last week.)
Why? It seems that the writers are more concerned (and rightfully so!) with doing justice to all the storylines swirling instead of dreaming up silly, fun little lines. Remember, after last night’s episode, there are only two hours of the show left. (Boo hoo!) Anyway, I’m not complaining about the lack of sound bites. That meant that last night’s episode was packed full of juicy-good story.
Betty, Hilda, and Amanda met Christina (she’s back and she’s a fashion designer!) in London for Hilda’s bachelorette party; Betty ran into (an engaged) Gio again, who made her realize that, as successful as she is, she hasn’t really been pursing her true dreams; Betty interviewed for, was offered, and then declined to take a job as a fashion columnist; Amanda decided to quit Mode and pursue styling full-time; Marc “broke up” with his boyfriend Troy, ate two pieces of pizza, and cried about it; Justin continued to snub Bobby, who saw his future step-son kissing Austin and promised not to tell anyone about it; Daniel tried to make nice with his new half-brother Tyler but just ended up getting in a fight with him; and Willy set in motion her plan to use Tyler to help her take over Meade by swooping in as his AA sponsor. Most shockingly — or not shockingly at all? — Betty drunk-dialed Henry, who we saw get the message at the close of the episode! Whew! See what I mean about lots of story?
Get all that? Well, there was a lot in the episode. Including these 11 great quips below. Enjoy!
“Justin doesn’t walk. He’s told me a thousand times: ‘Shoes are fashion — not for function.’” — Hilda, after Justin says he’s walking to school instead of catching a ride with Bobby
“So I was conceived at a rehab facility? I guess I was destined to be an alcoholic.” — Tyler, after Claire lies and says she met Tyler’s father in rehab
“Or better yet, naked horse back riding! You’re welcome!” — Amanda, after Betty suggests that she could take Hilda horseback riding for her bachelorette party
“I like Trey better. Or Trevor. We’ll talk about it. I’m sure he’ll want to weigh in.” — Marc, trying to decide what name he’ll call his “boyfriend” Troy
“Somewhere? Oh, what about here? And here? And here? And here?” — Amanda, after Betty says she thinks she has a few extra pounds somewhere to tip the doorman
“Christina, your dreams came true. That’s not what I saw for you!” — Amanda, after finding out that Christina is a rather successful fashion designer in London
“We decided that every time you say ‘work’, we drink!” — Amanda, to Betty, on the drinking game they’re playing for Hilda’s bachelorette party
“Everyone said, ‘When you go to London, don’t miss Betty’s boobs.’ I’m just glad there wasn’t a line.” — Gio, after Betty flashes him in a bar when she thought she was flashing a stranger
“Let’s just get Cheech and Chong back out!” — Amanda, referring to Betty’s boobs
“Slip-ups are inevitable. And it’s okay. I certainly know how tempting a perfectly mixed cocktail can be. I can almost taste it right now. It’s like a warm hug going down my throat.” — Willy, hilariously trying to “convince” Tyler not to take a drink while downing a martini herself
“You’re like a big, fancy designer in London, and I’m a big-shot stylist in New York. Well not in the sense that I have any clients, but I do get to combine all my favorite interests: criticizing people, shopping, and promoting world thinness.” — Amanda, to Christina
Which of your favorite lines did I miss from last night’s episode? Which is your favorite? Are you sad about the fact that in two weeks Betty will be over? Now that we know Gio is out of the picture, are you rooting for Betty to end up with Henry? Are you hoping that Justin will come out to his family by the finale?
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