Ugly Betty

Season 2 Episode 13

A Thousand Words By Friday

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Amanda and Marc go out of their ways to contact Gene Simmons, who happens to be Amanda's biological father. Meanwhile, Betty is given a major writing assignment at Mode, but it doesn't go quite as well as she had anticipated. Finally, Daniel unknowingly falls for Wilhelmina's younger sister.moreless

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  • I found this episode funny, but nothing much happened.

    Laughs: The number one part where I laughed in this episode was when Amanda said, "It's Mandy b*tch." Honestly, that was one of the most hilarious lines in the whole series for me. It was just simple and all, but I don't know, the whole mood, the situation, it was just so funny. I also had a good laugh when Betty and Henry were singing at the end, the song lyrics were hilarious; I don't usually laugh when watching this show, but this episode really brought out the laughs in me.

    Daniel's new love interest: This is actually looking pretty interesting. At first I was sort of skeptical over the fact that he was dating Wilhelmina's sister, but after the last scene, this plot has intrigued me.

    "A Thousand Words by Friday": This was sort of useless, I really didn't like the idea of Betty having to review that book, though I have to say, as an aspiring writer, I really learned something from the whole plot or the message Daniel was trying to give Betty.

    Henry v.s. Gio: This is getting old. I dislike it, I loath it, I can't find anything remotely good about it. The sad part is, I think it is going to last a lot longer than just until this episode.moreless
  • What I liked. What I didn't. Spoilerish with events but not revealing how events happen. A quasi musical episode.

    Good episode. I likey but I don't lovey. I enjoyed Amanda's rock metal theatrics (damn Becki Newton can sing. I wonder if she has operatic training (silly yes I know). Less enjoyable but adorable was Betty and Henry's karaoke-like duet. This Christina plot-line is still aggravating though. I know the show's based on a telenova-like world but the show has slipped up here again. They didn't use all the resources @ Christina's disposal. She did that thing for Wilhemenia last year ahd she didn't reap any benefits from that? She couldn't fundraise or anything? I mean Christina's smarter than that/this. Really now! I *do* like Gabrielle Union's appearence but I hope she doesn't end up being another villain... another black villain. Hmmm...moreless
  • Good moments. But not a great episode.

    When henry and gio go agaist eachother to see who can get the most numbers, was the best bit of the episode. Also when Henry and amanda both put up posters, both hilarious and well done parts. The rest of the episode lacked it though. The plot was slow, and didn't seem to go anywhere, but it might just be me. The Cristina and Wilhelmina storyline is un realistic, but was funnt when they hugged. Daniel and Wilhelminas sister is a good in thoeory, but bad in practice. An ok episode, lacked what the privous episode had, but was still worth watching, and had a few great moments.moreless
  • Not the best episode!

    Definately not the best episode written. But then again, sometimes you have good ones and sometimes you don't. As Betty is given a major writing assignment. Though it doesn't go as planned. She also goes to a bar with Gio. And guess who she runs into, nobody except Henry. Really strong reactions from both of them. While Daniel dates Whilemenia's sister. And thinks that Daniel should know more about Whilemenia. Amanda also thinks that Kiss's front man Gene Simmons is her natural dad. Man, what the heck. Really not a good episode. As I have seen better. Hopefully the show will be on the rebound that is if and when the stike is over.moreless
  • this is one of best episode.

    I sad this was season finale because wga strike. I hate wga strike. this is one best episodes ever I have seen. Acting was great. I love this episode so much!!!!!!!!!! when wga strike was end? I want now! This is best episode ever! I gave this A. I hope ugly betty contiune. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Phil Roth put his hand in a big cover of Mode, he was "touching" the cover model's breasts. However, his hands changed position between shots.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      'Shout' originally by Tears For Fears
      'Simply Irresistible' originally by Robert Palmer
      'Drama Queen' by Switches
      'The Girls' by Calvin Harris
      'Melody Day' by Caribou
      'Alive' by Kiss The Girl
      'Gene Simmons Is My Daddy' by Becki Newton
      'It Takes Two' originally by Rob Base and E-Z Rock

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: April 16, 2008 on TVNorge
      Ireland: May 8, 2008 on RTE Two
      Sweden: May 13, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      Denmark: June 24, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: August 21, 2008 on ANT1
      United Kingdom: September 18, 2008 on E4
      The Netherlands: December 23, 2008 on Net 5
      Latin America: March 26, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)

    • This was the last completed episode before the WGA strike on November 5, 2007.


    • Amanda: It's Mandy, bitch!

      Comes from the line at the beginning of Britney Spears' Gimme More song. She says "It's Britney, bitch!"