Better Off Ted

Season 1 Episode 13

Secrets and Lives

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Aug 11, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The team learns a shocking secret about Veronica when an invention goes awry. Meanwhile, Linda tries to set up Ted with another woman.

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  • Series Finale...

    After a relatively good episode, the series finale of Better off Tedd has again made a leap into the realm of absurdity, boring, and stupid.

    The finale was all about Veronica. A face recognition software pulls out all images of a person in the internet. The team stumbles upon Veronica's other life where she works as a magician's assistant. An embarrassed Veronica wants to put an end to her bohemian life such that her team at Veridian will take her seriously. The finale had also built a story for Veronica in the episodes to come. We now know she has a father and a love life, and more and more proof she is not a robot. On the other hand Linda breaks up with Don in the hopes of getting back with Ted, but her plan backfires as Ted falls for Rebecca whom Linda fixes up for him. Better off Ted does figure as one of the decent comedies on ABC. With no more of Samantha Who, this show might have a permanent fixture for at least a season more.moreless
  • Can't wait for next season

    A very hot episode with Veronica as a magician's assistant. Although she aged a bit, miss Portia de Rossi, still she is very pretty woman. Also miss Andrea Anders is hot in the episode with medieval fighting theme. And mr Jay Harrington is a good looking man too. So the show is very interesting to watch with this very attractive cast. And also the plots and situations are funny and sometimes hilarious. A very relaxing show to watch at and I can't wait for next season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .moreless

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  • QUOTES (14)

    • Linda: So my boyfriend wants us to move in together.
      Veronica: Why would he wants us to move in together?
      Linda: No, I mean he wants me to move in with him.
      Veronica: Then where am I supposed to live?
      Linda: You're sabotaging this conversation, aren't you?
      Veronica: Just 'til we get to the meeting.

    • Veronica: Okay, fellas, nerd it up.
      Ted: We've been developing a new search engine, and unlike language based search engines, this face-matching technology uses visual recognition...
      Veronica: Less nerd, more English.
      Phil: You take an image of a person...
      Lem: Or "picture."
      Phil: And scan it into a computer...
      Lem: Or "magic box."
      Linda: I'm not embarrassed to say, this is helping.

    • Lem: It can find the subject in a crowded stadium, in the background of home movies, security cameras, webcams. It's like having eyes everywhere, but not in a bad way, like that time we spilled that container full of eyes.

    • Veronica: Now I fly to Vegas every other weekend to perform. For those two days, I don't have to be in charge of anything. It's a total release. All I have to do is please the man I love, and twice nightly lock him in a watertight drum, which also pleases me.

    • Veronica: I can't function here if people know that twice a month I put on half an ounce of spandex and hide a dove in my... let's just say it's not comfortable for me or the dove.

    • Lem: The search engine found someone who looks exactly like you.
      Phil: Oh, my god, this is amazing. It's like looking into some bizarre alternate universe where I can drive a bull and wear tall shows with throwing stars attached to them.
      Lem: Those are boots with spurs.

    • Linda: So I'm setting you up with my friend Rebecca. She's beautiful and a veterinarian. so when you meet her, if you start trembling and pee on the floor, she'll be okay with it.
      Ted: Well, it is my move.

    • Ted: So people are not loving the slapping.
      Veronica: You think I like it? Touching all those strange faces--it's gross.
      Ted: Plus, you could get fired. Plus, it's a weird-ass thing to do.
      Veronica: Yes, Ted, I know. I shouldn't hit people on the staff. I've been hearing that since grade school.

    • Mordor: I'm sorry, I won't call Veronica. She sawed my heart in half, and it wasn't one of those plastic hearts that come in two pieces in the kit with a pair of fake legs. Damn it. I keep telling people how my tricks are done.

    • Phil: I'm thinking confidence may be one of those things people can't tell if you really have, or are just pretending to have, like the female orgasm.

    • Veronica: You have to be smart to be an assistant. You have to be totally in sync with your magician. Know when to pull the wire, slip him the key, ice his nipples.
      Ted: Well, after meeting Kristi, looks like Mordor's gonna have to pick a lock with flaccid nipples.

    • Linda: Well, have fun, you two. Don't do anything I wouldn't do! (whispers to Rebecca) There's nothing I wouldn't do.
      Rebecca: I know. I was your roommate.

    • Rose: I have an opinion about that.
      Ted: Well, it's not up to you, honey. When you call the shots, we end up buying boats.
      Rose: A boat. One time.
      Ted: $140,000.
      Rose: I think we're done here.

    • Phil: No, no, it was a good thing. He saw me as a threat. I'm a scientist, Lem. I've been a threat to humanity, the environment, even Jupiter once. But never new to a hot girl's boyfriend.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: December 8, 2009 on Canal FX
      Czech Republic: May 10, 2010 on Prima COOL
      UK: September 7, 2010 on FX