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Wilhelmina's Unexpected Visitor on 'Ugly Betty' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 7th 2009 9:37AM
Ugly Betty After losing Isabella's editor-in-chief role to her rival, a dejected Wilhelmina went to soak away her sorrows, alone ,during her photo shoot trip to the Bahamas.

To her and everyone's surprise, Connor emerges from the water and back into her arms as the perfect consolation gift, during this scene from last week's episode of 'Ugly Betty.'

Watch this incredible reunion after the jump.

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My seven and a half heterosexual girlcrushes (TV edition)

by Annie Wu, posted May 29th 2007 11:02AM
Wilhelmina SlaterBack in January, Jay Black put his hetero-manliness on the line to confess his five mancrushes, and he is to be commended. Honestly, I've been kicking around a list of my own heterosexual girlcrushes for a really long time but I never got around to putting it into a The Five post because I couldn't narrow it down. So, instead of taking the psychoanalytic path and trying to figure out what this dilemma indicated about my subconscious, I ignored the issue and left my unusually long list to collect dust. Ah, but now TV Squad has grown and we can make lists as long as we want! So, I will.

It still took me a long time to narrow this down to a respectable number, but I've finally succeeded... Ladies and gentlemen, this is the list of my seven and a half heterosexual girlcrushes (TV Edition).

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Ugly Betty: Fake Plastic Snow

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 1st 2006 7:35AM
Ugly Betty Fake Plastic Trees(S01E10) I don't have a whole lot of fancy observations to make here, folks. That was just some freaking good television. Those last couple of scenes were heartbreakers, and on a purely formal level, the writing was flawless.

Let's look at the penultimate scene at the Christmas party. I haven't seen a voice-over used that well since the Buffy "Passion" episode when evil Angel provided the soundtrack to Willow collapsing in grief at the news of Jenny Calendar's death. Entirely different circumstances here obviously, but could there have been a more perfect, tie-it-up-with-a-bow backdrop to Betty and Henry's wordless exchange than Daniel's phone call to Sofia? Then, boom, we see poor Betty's heart squashed right under that lingerie model's stiletto.

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Ugly Betty: Lose the Boss

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 24th 2006 9:44AM
Ugly Betty : Lose the Boss(S01E09) Tonight, we got a "very special episode" of Ugly Betty. Heavy on the holiday sentiment, the hour kicked off with Daniel's question to Betty, "What is a family?" One day in Queens later, and he just may have figured it out. Fortunately, Marc's last minute blackmailing of Wilhelmina and Ignacio's arrest kept things from getting too sticky sweet.

I know a few writers who think creating parallels between characters or storylines is a cheap, sorta lazy tactic, but I love it. Juxtaposing characters and letting them play out similar themes in separate storylines is always satisfying to me. The show has contrasted Wilhelmina and Betty effectively in the past, but the series' real core involves the parallel arcs of Daniel and Betty. They're both young, in new positions at Mode, have trying family situations and are romantically-challenged. They have the greatest potential to learn from one another - Daniel about family and Betty about her capacity as an independent, professional woman.

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