Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 3

Crimes of Fashion

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Everyone at Mode is stunned when an accident occurs. Later on, Betty tries to figure out what really happened when a detective comes by with the same purpose. Meanwhile, Ignacio is shocked when he learns a truth about Hilda and Coach Diaz.

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  • Continues to entertain!

    I believe this episode was yet another great instalment of one of my favorite shows; Ugly Betty.

    Betty attempts to discover who pushed Christina down the stairs and to save Daniel Meade from being locked up, for a crime he didn't commit.

    I really enjoyed the scene where the press followed Wilhelmina in the hospital wing and I loved the scene when Marc, Amanda and Betty all fell down the stairs!

    The Wilhelmina Slater mannequin was kind of creepy, in my opinion. And Marc taling to it and screaming on it was ultra weird!

    To conclude, this season continues to impress me and I really am enjoying all the episodes so far.

    Keep it up, Ugly Betty!moreless
  • Inspector Betty

    Another great episode of UB. Its good to see Betty using her brilliant brain to try and help someone she cares for deeply. Christina's accident is quite shocking but I'm glad the baby is all right.

    Its also fun to see Betty interogating everyone, which reveals more about the characters than we actually see (Amanda's problems; Marc's inner conflicts; Claire's pain). The bit where everyone fell down the stairs was definately LOL! Its also great to see a kinder side to Wilimenia. At first she was all for publicity, but then she felt sorry for Christina and her plight - Stuart's dying!

    But its Rebecca Romajin that rules this episode with her twist and turns - the ending revelation is just fabulous. And the scene where she is carted off to the police station is quite a tear-jerking moment.moreless
  • Funny, engrossing and dramatic. A great Ugly Betty episode...the end was shocking. Spoilers inside...

    I disagree with a previous review which seemed to say that this wasn't a funny episode more dramatic. Perhaps it focused a tad bit more on drama but I laughed out loud countless times during the episode - Wilamenia pretending to be upset about Cristina, Marc announcing the news about the baby but not mentioning Cristina...and many other hilarious moments.

    The investigating was a great addition to the episode and I really didn't know who it would be. Alexis makes sense cos I did hear that she was planning to leave. Now the twist that I'm sure will be spoken of more was the fact that Alexis is Daniel Jr father, not Daniel himself. It was pretty shocking and the ending was quite dramatic for UB (The song was good but out of character for the show - not a bad thing!)

    I did like the insights we got into each character Betty investigated though it was a bit ott at times. Hilda is a great character and I'm not a huge fan of the coach...Ignacio walking in on him in the shower was funny though. I look forward to more!moreless
  • I think this is the best episode in the series so far.

    I liked this episode! It was full of funny and sad moments just how I like it. So, they were investigating who pushed Christina. Through the whole episode, Daniel was the main suspect but at the end, we found out Alexis did it. Stuart is going to die and that news broke Christin's heart. It was so sad.. And at the end, Wilhelmina took care of Christina finally. That moment was kind of touching. But the big WOW was when we found out that Alexis is actually DJ's father.. mother.. hm, I'm not sure.. lol!

    I think this is the best episode so far in the series and I'm looking forward to another episode!moreless
  • This episode ends with a BANG.

    Actually, it ends with a few bangs, but one of them is pretty big. I won't spoil who pushed Christina, or what the other major plot twists are at the end of this episode, but I will say it ended up being a pretty sad episode. There are a number of plotlines that get mentioned, but somehow Betty remains the center of the story (which is something that she arguably wasn't last season).

    Like the reviewer before me, I too literally yelled out "Holy crap!" at the end of this episode. However, plot twists don't make an entire episode good; I felt the episode as a whole was lacking something. There are very few humorous things that go on in this episode, and those things aren't that funny to begin with. This episode definitely leaned more toward the drama side of dramedy, but still, even other dramatic episodes of Ugly Betty have still had humor snuck in here and there.

    This episode was good, and it's definitely worth watching, and you will definitely be surprised and touched at many of the character interactions that happen, but when you watch it you will probably realize that there is almost nothing to laugh about in this episode, and then the end will hit you like a rock.moreless
Mark Consuelos

Mark Consuelos

Det. Averaimo

Guest Star

Heather Tom

Heather Tom

Holly Wright

Guest Star

Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett

Security Guard

Guest Star

Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Alexis Meade

Recurring Role

Derek Riddell

Derek Riddell


Recurring Role

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Coach Diaz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Amanda: So I asked about the tapes, so what? I am not splitting Wilhelmina's reward money with you.
      Betty: Amanda, I don't care about the reward, I just need to help Daniel. Look, you know he's innocent too.
      Amanda: I do. Look, don't judge me, okay? Not that you ever really could in...that. But I really really need that reward money. I'm having a little bit of a cash flow problem and I may or may not have maxed out a few credit cards.
      Betty: How many?
      Amanda: (mumbles) Like fifteen.
      Betty: FIFTEEN!
      Amanda: Shush, I like nice things, okay? So what? Anyway, I'm not talking to my parents now, so I'm kind of on my own with this. Not that you care.
      Betty: No, of course I care. Look Amanda, you were there the night Christina got pushed. So why don't you just tell me what you remember?
      Amanda: Well, it was late, that's when I usually try the credit card company's Indian call centers. They're so much nicer.
      Amanda: (on the phone) Seriously, I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this, Rahoul. Is it a crime to purchase things you can't pay for? No.
      Betty: Amanda, have you seen the mustard? I need it for my big fat sandwich, which I'm always like eating around you and making a total mess of myself.
      Amanda: I know, you always are, right?
      (present day)
      Betty: I do not always eat sandwiches, and I wasn't even there.
      Amanda: I'm just saying it really does feel that way sometimes. So anyway, I was back at my desk.
      Amanda: (on the phone) Okay, if I pay my bill, then I can't pay my rent and if I can't pay my rent, then where will you send my bill? See this is actually all for you.
      (A womanish scream is heard off-screen)
      (present day)
      Betty: Huh, Christina?
      Amanda: I peered around the corner, but it wasn't a woman. Well, it was Marc.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Rebecca Romijn ("Alexis") is credited as 'Special Guest Star'.

    • Featured Music:
      'Breathe' by Two Of Cups

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: November 11, 2008 on TV2
      Sweden: November 18, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      Norway: January 21, 2009 on TVNorge
      The Netherlands: February 17, 2009 on Net 5
      Australia: November 17, 2009 on 7TWO
      Latin America: March 3, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • Due to the fact that Rebecca Romijn (Alexis) is pregnant with twins, all of her scenes are filmed from the bust up.


    • Justin: I've been watching a lot of cop shows lately, and that Mariska Hargitay wears some amazing pantsuits.

      Mariska Hargitay plays Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.