Ugly Betty

Season 2 Episode 15

Burning Questions

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 01, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Renee becomes convinced that Betty is in love with Daniel and thus starts a rivalry between the two for his affections. In the meantime, Gina returns to Queens to flash her new life and rich husband before Hilda's face.

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  • Renee's secret is revealed.

    Since the episode "A Thousand Words By Friday", we knew that Renee is hiding a secret (as shown in the end of that episode). Renee's secret is huge, and Wilhelmina tried to warn Daniel but Daniel ignore her...Until this episode, Renee is concerned that Betty is in love with Daniel. Oh My God! This is the same thing that happened to Stony Brook, Renee's ex-boyfriend!!!!NO BETTY!!! What will happened to Betty? Watch by yourself. This is one perfect episode. A special episode because it's more adventurous. Something makes me wondered: Is Daniel in love with Betty? Watch the end of this episode, Daniel seems sad when he saw Betty kissing Henry...WTH? But however, this is just another perfect and exciting episode.moreless
  • In this episode posh spice Victoria Beckham comes because Willamina is getting married to Bradford Meed owner of mode a high fashion magazine in New York city.b

    This episode is a very good one Victoria Beckham comes to be Willamina's maid of honnor, but Willamina only wants Victoria to be her maid of honnor for the press.But Willamina has made a big mistake! Victoria gets her maid of honnor dress and its disgusting so victoria goes running around town in it. So the next day its all around the papers about the way she ways dancing around

    town til the early hours of the morning. Willamina gets very mad at victoria. I like this episode because all the actors and actress can perform well in each others company. So over all it was a good episode.moreless
  • Brilliant

    Brilliant but this whole season since the strike has been brilliant except this really stands out because it acts as a catalyst for the Renee/Wilhelmina storyline which wuz really good but short. I'd like to see more of Renee. Gabrielle Union is a really good and versatile actress and her presence of late has improved the drama of Ugly Betty.

    Wilhelmina and Marc are constantly funny! I love them to bits. Such a great duo - they just bounce off of each other better than Marc and Amanda even though they are great as well

    A good run of post-strike episodes. I hope it continues...moreless
  • just plain wow!!

    Burning Questions is Ugly Betty at its most pitch perfect best...and this season is miles above season one.

    there are planty twists and turns throughout this masterclass everyone has their own subplots which makes it incredibly interesting and very exciting too.

    everyone of the main cast acts off of each other to a superb effect and it makes this show the best thing to come out of America since Buffy or Will & Grace...its hilarious.

    Burning Questions has topped my list of fave Ugly Betty episodes,its a fantastic affair that makes my Friday the start of the weekend.

    genuine fun all round... sheer perfection.moreless
  • Pyromania!

    Last week, I said that I like character Renee, played by Gabrielle Union. Well this week Renee suspect Betty of having her afair with Daniel which leads to one of the best scenes of the season two of the series. Renee is afraid of fire and that scene really shows. Betty and Renee got int a confrontaion which led to the fire in the apartment. It's too bad that Gabrielle Union had to leave the series, she was a fine until what happen this week. My burning question of the week:Is Amamada's father is really Gene Simmons of Kiss? I hope not.moreless
Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Renee Slater

Guest Star

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia


Guest Star

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano


Guest Star

Ava Gaudet

Ava Gaudet

Gina Gambarro

Recurring Role

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez

Giovanni "Gio" Rossi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The new curtains in Daniel's office are gone by the end of the episode, when Betty tells him that she is not in love with him.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (after extinguishing the fire)
      Betty: You don't pay me enough!

    • Gio: Y'know, the one thing I don't get is... if you have four weeks left with her then what the hell are you doing wasting your time here with me?

    • Daniel: Amanda, what would you do if someone had a crush on you and it started to affect your ability to do work?
      Amanda: Oh my God, I knew it! Someone has a crush on me! Is it McPepper, because he's been acting really weird ever since we made out that one time?
      Daniel: No, not someone with a crush on you, someone with a crush on me!
      Amanda: Oh! I get it!
      Daniel: Yeah...
      Amanda: And I am mostly over you but I do have a rule that if I date someone I get to think about them in the shower sometimes.
      Daniel: I'm talking about Betty!
      Amanda: What?! You think Betty has a crush on you!
      (Daniel nods)
      Amanda: Although she is on the rocks with that hot accountant of hers. I heard they were fighting this morning.
      Daniel: Wait, they're fighting? Why?
      Amanda: Yawn! More baby-mama drama! I guess the girl he got all pregnasty is waiting around to pop it out so now triple-chins is into you!
      Daniel: What am I gonna do?
      Amanda: Daniel, I will tell you this... when you are letting someone down it helps to be sensitive to their feelings. You weren't always that way with me.
      Daniel: Oh, Amanda, I'm sorry...
      Amanda: (waves arm in front of her face) Anyway! I just always thought she would end up with that guy Gio. He's so pathetically into her always up here delivering her sandwiches. And give Betty enough food, it's just a matter of time before she falls in love!
      Daniel: Thanks Amanda.
      Henry: What was that about Gio and Betty?
      Amanda: Nothing, he's just totally in love with her. (turns around) Oops! You could do better!

    • Wilhelmina: (to Marc) Don't pout! You haven't the lips for it!

    • Betty: For what it's worth, Gina might be in love but... she's still trash!
      Hilda: Betty! You always know what to say to me to make me feel better!

    • Daniel: I know you have a crush on me.
      Betty: What?!
      Daniel: Ok, it was bound to happen. We're just going to have to work through it together.
      Betty: Yeah, you're right. I love you. I've always loved you. I can't stop thinking about you.
      Daniel: You're making fun of me.
      Betty: No, no! I just wish I could be your morning bagel so I could get caught between your beautiful, beautiful teeth. C'mon you know I love you, but not like that.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: May 7, 2008 on TVNorge
      Ireland: May 22, 2008 on RTE Two
      Denmark: July 8, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: August 25, 2008 on ANT1
      Sweden: October 7, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      The Netherlands: January 6, 2009 on Net 5
      Latin America: April 23, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)

    • Featured Music:
      'Never Enough' by Belinda
      'Calabria 2007' by Enur ft Natasja
      'Bounce With Me' by Kreesha Turner
      'No One' by Alicia Keys


    • Betty: I'm having curtains put in your office so you can nap between 2 and 2:45 right before Christian Siriano.

      Christian Siriano was the winner of Season 5 of Project Runway.

    • Betty: Rachel Zoe got pushed to 11.

      Rachel Zoe is a professional fashion stylist who has worked with a number of high-profile celebrities.