Ugly Betty

Season 1 Episode 15

Brothers

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 08, 2007 on ABC
9.3
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Alexis' shocking announcement causes great commotion at both Mode and the Meade home. Betty tries to maintain the peace and order at Mode, however, she is about to face her own personal turmoil when Henry asks her out on a date and Walter tells her he's got a big surprise in store. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina plots her next move to conquer MODE and Justin gets sent home from school for fighting.moreless

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  • good

    9.5
    Alexis' shocking announcement causes great commotion at both Mode and the Meade home. Betty tries to maintain the peace and order at Mode, however, she is about to face her own personal turmoil when Henry asks her out on a date and Walter tells her he's got a big surprise in store. Meanwhile, Whilhelmina plots her next move to conquer Mode and Justin gets sent home from school for fighting. This is a very good episode. At first, Alexis seems like the bad guy, but as you get to know her later in the season, shes a lot nicer, and is a great character, she delivers some great lines. Alexis: Okay, let's just cut to it. They soften the jaw, slim the nose, lower the hairline, shave the adam's apple, and then there are the implants: cheeks, breasts, ass. I'll spare the more graphic details, but just to put a rumor to rest, they don't save it in a jar.moreless
  • Goodbye walter

    9.8
    thank god that little pip squeek has finally left our screens, I sincerely hope he never returns. Henry very fickle though dumping her before they even got started, silly boy. Though am shouting hurrrah at Walter's departer. he was just lame and an unconvincing character in real life. Big score thanks to his disappearence, though i kinda wish they killed him off so he cant make any surprise comebacks
  • So good

    9.4
    We see more of Claire Meade this episode which is due and every interaction she has with Betty is hilarious especially at the spa; Alexis and Daniel fight; Bradford is in jail following Alex-is' announcement; Wilhelmina becomes Editor-in-Chief...for under an hour; and Betty and Walter break-up - THANK GOD. I couldn't stand him any longer.



    This was a jam-packed episode full of secrets, scheming, scandals, confrontations and more scheming. What more can you ask for from a great show. Fey Sommer's killer is revealed - to be Mrs Meade. Shocking. We see a good old brother/brother fight that leads to a make-up which is witnessed by Wilhelmina via camera.



    This was very moving and funny!moreless
  • Daddy Meade is in prison for murdering Fay. His new daughter/oldest son behaves like he's had no home training. And Betty 'splains what it is that families do. We see there's nothing like a mother!moreless

    9.4
    A continuation of the dysfunctional family theme is accented in this episode. Sons and fathers, sister to sister, surrogate daughter to Mom, Moms and sons, brother to brother: yeah, it's all in there.



    Daddy's still in jail courtesy of the evidence provided by his loving son/daughter Alex and that scheming Wilhemina. There's major power struggles going on at the publishing house, and Daniel and Alex go at it as only loving brothers can. Mama tries to intervene, by taking the boys to Coney Island, but ultimately decides that self-medicating is a better choice. Poor Willy is left on the sidelines, watching the view on her OrchidCam, waiting to see how the power play ends. That's just pitiful. After all that danged work and scheming! Hilda attempts to cover her breasts and butt to save her son's face, but then decides she is who she is. And Justin is just fine with that. Henry comes clean with Betty about his girlfriend. I really like that boy. With all the trash-talking that goes on about men, who'd a thunk we find ourselves a cute, honest one? Mama Meade makes a big confession.



    I watched this episode with my jaw dropped for a good part of it, trying to decipher how these people got this way. Especially the Family Meade. How exactly did Alex get so mean and bitter? I do not know. But Amazon Becky does an outstanding job of portraying her!



    Fun lines: Daddy Meade to Daniel when he's asked how he's getting along in prison—"…Just like the club, except all the caddies carry shivs."



    Or when Henry and Betty, endearing as always, arrange to make a date–just as friends—"Great! Another friend. (but he so doesn't want it that way; poor Henry)



    And Betty and Daniel sharing philosophy of family dynamics with one another:

    Daniel: Betty, she fired me. What am I supposed to do?

    Betty: You forgive her. That's what families do. They forgive each other.

    Daniel: Then our families are very different!



    Truer words were never spoken; but all families have their issues, darling.



    But the best exchange of the episode is shared between Betty and Clare Meade when she comes to visit Daniel at the office—

    Claire: Who are you?

    Betty: Betty Suarez, Daniel Meade's assistant. Who are you?

    Claire: Claire Meade, Daniel Meade's mother. I win.



    And today's lesson comes courtesy of Daniel: face your relationship issues head on, cause "It's a lot harder avoiding people than facing them!"



    This was truly fun to watch; I look forward to more!moreless
  • Alexis' announcement causes commotion at Mode and Meade home. Betty tries to maintain the peace and order at Mode, and Henry asks her out on a date. Whilhelmina plots her next move to conquer Mode and Justin gets sent home from school for fighting.moreless

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    Alexis' shocking announcement causes great commotion at both Mode and the Meade home. Betty tries to maintain the peace and order at Mode, however, she is about to face her own personal turmoil when Henry asks her out on a date and Walter tells her he's got a big surprise in store. Meanwhile, Whilhelmina plots her next move to conquer Mode and Justin gets sent home from school for fighting. another great episode!great alexis-daniel scenes ..everything was perfect! i loved every songle minute of it...moreless
Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn

Fashion TV Reporter

Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Evelyn

Guest Star

Ogy Durham

Ogy Durham

Reporter #3

Guest Star

Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham

Henry Grubstick

Recurring Role

Judith Light

Judith Light

Claire Meade

Recurring Role

Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Santos

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: The mud on Betty's face during the spa scene moves around and vanishes between shots.

    • Alexis reveals that her middle name is Spencer.

    • When Amanda was caught faxing her resume by Wilhelmina, she tears a piece of her resume and puts it in her mouth. As she was chewing on it her resume that she was holding in her hand was not torn. But when she said "amen" her resume was torn again.

    • According to Claire, Daniel lost one of his pinky toes after Alex pushed him into an icy lake.

    • According to Hilda, Justin was conceived in the back seat of Santos' rented Camaro. Santos later hints that this occurred on Prom Night. Hilda later confirms this by telling Marc's mom when she has dinner at their home.

    • Wilhelmina's maid, Evelyn, watches the same telenovela that the Suarezes watch, "Muchas Muchachas."

    • In one scene Marc tells Wilhelmina that Anna Wintour called, but Wilhelmina says that she should've returned her call back in 1998 instead of 2007. Wintour was of course the inspiration for both series characters Wilhelmina Slater and Fey Sommers.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Betty: Somewhere your mother would take you when you were kids?
      Daniel: She used to like taking us to clothing museums.
      Alexis: They were clothing stores, dumb ass!

    • Claire: (about Walter) This guy is a pain in the ass, break up with him already.
      Betty: But he loves me.
      Claire: Well, according to this message, he "wuvs" you.

    • Betty: We'll take the stairs. It'll get the toxins out.
      Claire: I like my toxins . . . with two olives!

    • Alexis: Okay, let's just cut to it. They soften the jaw, slim the nose, lower the hairline, shave the adam's apple, and then there are the implants: cheeks, breasts, ass. I'll spare the more graphic details, but just to put a rumor to rest, they don't save it in a jar.

    • Daniel: Oh come on, you're not gonna believe someone who wet the bed (dodges shoe thrown) until he was fifteen!!!
      Alexis: Shut up!

    • Wilhelmina: Who the hell are you?
      Evelyn: I'm Evelyn, your cleaning lady for 13 years.

    • Claire: (flips open Betty's ringing cell phone to a picture of Walter smiling) It's a guy with no chin and permanent bed-head.
      Betty: Oh, that's Walter. My boyfriend.
      Claire: He says he has a big surprise for you and then there's what looks like a smiley face.
      Betty: Yeah, he does that. He also likes to make a clown face out of the a in Walter.
      Claire: (dryly) Hot.

    • Bobby's Mother: You know what, you're a mother. Why don't you try lookin like it?
      Hilda: Yeah? You're a woman. Why don't you try lookin like that?
      Justin: Snap!

    • (About Daniel)
      Claire: He's a good boy. Wait... he's the one who's still a boy right?
      Betty: Mm-hmm.
      Claire: Would you like a bloody mary?
      Betty: Um. No, it's 10 o'clock in the morning.
      Claire: You're right. I should move on to Martinis.

    • Alexis: Danny, you're fired.

    • (After Henry asks Betty to see Wicked with him)
      Betty: But maybe we can still go, you know just as friends.
      Henry: I guess we can do that.
      Betty: Great. That's perfect. I'll see you tomorrow.
      (as Henry walks away)
      Henry: Great, another "friend."

    • Daniel: Whoever comes to my press conference will get to see a picture of Alexis with a whole lot of chest hair.

    • Claire: Who are you?
      Betty: Betty Suarez, Daniel Meade's assistant.
      Claire: Claire Meade. Daniel Meade's mother. I win.

    • Claire: I bought these for your sister.
      Daniel: You did not just say that.
      Claire: With her boobs, she'll look great in this dress. Now, this one also comes in green. Which do you think is her color?
      Daniel: Are you on pills?

    • Ignacio: (at Mode) It's so white in here.

    • Henry: I'm hiding. When the paparazzi are stalking accountants, you know it's bad.

    • (Daniel visits Bradford in prison)
      Daniel: How's it going in there?
      Bradford: Terrific. It's just like the club, except the caddies all carry shivs.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: April 18, 2007 on TVNorge
      Bulgaria: November 8, 2007 on Nova TV
      The Netherlands: November 26, 2007 on Net 5
      Latin America: April 16, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Greece: July 21, 2008 on ANT1

    • Featured Music:
      'I Know What Boys Like' by The Waitresses
      'Kiss and Say Goodbye' by the Manhattans
      'Tomorrow' from the broadway musical Annie

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Fashion TV Reporter: Scandal. And sex change. And murder. Oh my!

      This is taken from the classic line "Lions. And tigers. And Bears. Oh My!" from the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz.

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