Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 2

Filing for the Enemy

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 02, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Wilhelmina, now preparing for her first issue as editor, puts Betty in a difficult situation when she offers her a job as her assistant. Meanwhile, Christina becomes suspicious of Stuart's true intentions, Daniel faces a custody battle to keep Daniel Jr. in the United States, and Hilda's romance with Coach Diaz reaches a new level of hotness.moreless

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  • Fabulous episode! Full of twists you didn't see coming!

    I throroughly enjoyed the season premiere, but this episod was a whole new step up. I was shocked when Betty accepted Wilhelmina's job offer and I thought the episode's best scene was when Betty was dressed as Wilhelmina and was acting like her. That provided a good few laughs!

    I also loved the ice sculpture of Wilhelmina that was purchased in this episode, and I loved it when Clare pushed it over! Lovely moment!

    I did not enjoy the ending at all. I was very sad when my favorite character, Christina, fell down those stairs and I am extremely anxious to find out what happens next.

    All in all, a great episode, setting up for a great season!moreless
  • We're back to the status-quo, but things are by no means boring! Another excellent episode of Betty-ness!

    Loved this episode! It really is great to have Betty back!

    Agree about the DJ storyline, it is wearing a bit thin, not crazy about it. I thought when Daniel finally worked up the courage to ask DJ where he'd rather live, it would've been fitting if he'd learned how to say it in French. I just thought that would have made the story a bit more endearing, after all his atrociously broken language skills. But, I'm sure there'll be some resolution to this arc, I cant see them keeping DJ on for the long-haul. I sense it's gonna be an ugly custody battle.

    As for the Hilda/Coach Tony storyline, I dont mind it. It's not worn on me yet, although I do prefer Hilda when she's happy-go-lucky and care-free, so I hope it either winds up well for her soon, or just plain winds up.

    Oh, and I'm pleasantly surprised to see Betty and Daniel back at Mode so soon. I knew it was inevitable, but thought it would have taken a little longer. Although I did love Willie's reign of terror...

    Christina's 'fall' was completely unexpected and horrible to watch, but it was so soapy and 'Dallas-esque' that I just loved a plot point...Let the theorising begin as to who pushed her. I wanna go for the obvious and say it was Stuart, but let's be honest, this show is never one for the obvious.

    Overall a great episode, if a little light on the Amanda-ness (she is possibly the funniest character on the show, in my opinion!), and I can't wait for more! :Dmoreless
  • This episode is a lot better than the previous one!

    The main event in this episode is that Daniel and Betty are back at Mode! That's great! So, this episode was full of funny moments. For example, when Betty was dreaming she's like Wilhelmina! I was laughing so hard while I was watching it! Ferrera is a great actresses! And the part when Amanda sang to Frank "Oh, little homo don't you cry..." was so funny! Lol! Betty worked for Wilhelmina for a while and those parts of the episode were awesome!

    I liked Daniel's comeback to Mode. It was really in style! The episode ended horrifically. It gave me goosebumps. I hope Christina is alright! :)moreless
  • Season 3, Episode 2.

    "Hush little homo don't you cry, Mandy's gonna buy you a Prada tie." LMAO! Wilhelmina, now preparing for her first issue as editor, puts Betty in a difficult situation when she offers her a job as her assistant. Meanwhile, Christina becomes suspicious of Stuart's true intentions, Daniel faces a custody battle to keep Daniel Jr. in the United States, and Hilda's romance with Coach Diaz reaches a new level of hotness. Hilda's pretty hot! I loved when the lady, whose name I don't know yet, pushed over the ice sculpture. Plus, I loved the end when somebody pushed the girl down the stairs, even though it was obviously the guy who she threatened to get deported.moreless
  • ...

    Huh. It was kinda crazy episode. I laugh, especially about that thing that Wilhelmina wants to hire Betty, to make Betty a new version of herself, while she was working to Faith Summers as her assistant. and that test with tiara, which Betty passed. ha. funny. especially Mark who's in danger to lose his protege office. I'm sorry about Daniel who is closed to lose two the most important persons in his life - Betty and his French son. Good old Betty who returns to Mode, where is her real place. and poor little Danny who still can't find his place in the life. Betty's nightmare being in Wilhelmina place. I love Betty she's so inspiring.moreless
Kate Reinders

Kate Reinders

Ginger (Uncredited)

Guest Star

Florencia Lozano

Florencia Lozano

Penelope Del Rios

Guest Star

Heather Tom

Heather Tom

Holly Wright

Guest Star

Derek Riddell

Derek Riddell


Recurring Role

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Coach Diaz

Recurring Role

Julian de la Cell

Julian de la Cell

Daniel Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ignacio: Well, you're dating with coach tonight?
      Hilda: Mhm
      Justin: Not wearing that. Mum, leopard and zebra? They fight each other in the wild! You'll never survive the evening.
      Ignacio: I think she looks beautiful. You know why? She's happy.
      Justin: Well, I'm not. Look, work with me here! This is what I do.
      Hilda: Ok! Thank you!
      Justin: You're welcome!
      Hilda: And thank you, papi.
      Ignacio: You deserve this, mija.
      Hilda: Huh, yes, yes. I do!

    • Daniel: Thank you... for having faith in me.
      Betty: That's what friends are for.
      Daniel: You're coming back? Right?
      Betty: Well.. that depends... on whether or not I can keep the raise Wilhelmina gave me?
      Daniel: Huh. Wow. wow. Talk about using your moment of leverage.
      Betty: It's good to have you back, Daniel.
      Daniel: It's good to be back.
      Betty: No, seriously... about the raise. You know, once you keep go there you can't really go back.
      Daniel: Really? (both laughing)

    • Wilhelmina: You are gonna regret this. I swear.
      Claire: Don't you ever threaten my children, Wilhelmina. You have no idea the length I will go to protect them.

    • Wilhelmina: Don't forget I still own a third of this company.
      Claire: Your unborn child owns a third of this company not you. You would be nothing without that baby.
      Alexis: But don't worry, you are still our creative director.
      Daniel: Yeah, more than happy to have you come to work for me.
      Wilhelmina: You can't push me aside.
      Claire: Oh, really? (goes to the ice sculpture of Wilhelmina's and pushes it aside)

    • Marc: Betty?
      Betty: Marc?
      Marc: Well, here we are. As if nothing's changed.
      Betty: You left those letters for me. Didn't you? You planned this whole thing so that I would be back with Daniel and you could have Wilhelmina all to yourself.
      Marc: Oh, don't be absurd. I would never do anything to hurt Wilhemina's interests... unless they're hurting mine.

    • Marc: And then she just waddles back in here like a helpless brown weevil, and while I'm not looking plunges my world into darkness.
      Amanda: Oh, poor baby. Come here. (singing) Hush little homo don't you cry, Mandy's gonna steal you a prada tie.
      Marc: Ok, nice, but don't touch the hair, it's just how I like it.

  • NOTES (3)

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

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: October 28, 2008 on TV2
      Sweden: November 11, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      Norway: January 14, 2009 on TVNorge
      The Netherlands: February 10, 2009 on Net 5
      Australia: November 10, 2009 on 7TWO
      Latin America: February 24, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • Featured Music:
      'Body' by Ja Rule
      'Technicolour' by Andy Hunter ft D'morgan
      'High And Mighty' by Cyndi Lauper