Ugly Betty

Season 1 Episode 13

In or Out

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on ABC
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While Daniel is still suffering from his break up with Sofia, Betty is doing her best to get him back to work and over Sofia. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina decides who will continue to work at MODE once her ambitions to be named Editor-in-Chief are realized.

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  • Sweet, funny, and quirky!

    WoW! Definitely one of the best Betty episodes of the season. So witty! America does a fantastic job in this episode, her remarks, so clever and funny, Hilda gone mad trying to form a cupcake business and forcing Ignacio into making more cupcakes, and yet by the end of the show, she naturally goes from crazy, to emotional in a heartbeat. *Marc photographing Amanda- oh my! that was just hilarious-these two have great chemistry- and the Daniel and Betty scenes-so cute, sweet and funny. Them high-fiving, in their first scene together-something so neat about it, and the poignant scene, with them talking by the bridge, is beautifully written and well acted by both America Ferrara, and hats off to Eric Mabius, going deep into Daniel's words-giving them feeling. The way he tells Betty, "you're much better any model" is especially memorable-oh and the karaoke scene-hehe! What a hoot to watch! Who would ever see the day, Daniel and Betty singing karoake- and with such flair and charm-great chemistry between Mabius and Ferrara- makes watching them in scene together so enjoyable.

    And what a twist at the end! This show just keeps getting better and better!moreless
  • The twist at the end is a classic. But is it really?

    Can it really be that Alex Meade didn't die in the skiing accident as thought? Or is the "changed Alexis" really a revitalized and rejuvenated Faye Summers? Since we haven't been told whether Alex had an open or closed casket service, and the body of Faye Summers was mysteriously claimed by a long lost relative (probably Wilhemina), then it leaves open the question. Could Faye summers be planning on seriously playing with the Meade family even more by coming back as the sex changed and presumed dead Alex Meade? And what about Betty? Should she drop Walter and go for the excitement of Henry? Personally, I think she should go for Henry. As I have heard inthe Spanish version she ends up with Daniel, but that would be too convenient. Daniel needs to find someone outside of the office.moreless
  • While Daniel is still suffering from his break up with Sofia, Betty is doing her best to get him back to work and over Sofia. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina decides who will continue to work at Mode once her ambitions to be named Editor-in-Chief are realized.moreless

    While Daniel is still suffering from his break up with Sofia, Betty is doing her best to get him back to work and over Sofia. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina decides who will continue to work at Mode once her ambitions to be named Editor-in-Chief are realized. another big wow for this great show! that's why i'm givining it a 10 from the beginning! daniel&betty moments-adorable. marc has a great heart and likes amanda: wow...again that sofia b****..uhhh i hate her although selma hayek did a great job as Sofia episode woth remeberingmoreless
  • "Betty" Rules!

    "Ugly Betty" is an absolute gem of a show. This episode was funny, touching, and shocking. The relationship developing between Betty and Daniel is one of the most genuine and touching on TV, and the plot twist at the end of the hour was a jaw-dropper. Congratulations to America and to the show for winning the Golden Globes - well deserved!
  • fine

    This episode of Ugly Betty is average, not the best. In it, we find out some very shocking answers to the secrets. Daniel is still suffering from his break up with Sofia, he has spent 2 weeks in bed. He comes back, pretending that he's been in Rio for 2 weeks, with a very massive fake tan. Whilemina is continuing to try and become editor - in - chief of MODE magazine! In doing this, she creates n 'in and out' wall, to decided when she takes over, who will be in and who will be out. The biggest suprise - the masked lady is Alexis Meade, Daniels brother!!moreless
Shelly Desai

Shelly Desai


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Robert Thorne

Robert Thorne

Maitre D'

Guest Star

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly


Guest Star

Stelio Savante

Stelio Savante


Recurring Role

Michael Urie

Michael Urie

Marc St. James

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The karaoke scene and the walk across the bridge featuring Betty and Daniel followed the same storyline setting as Betty la Fea, but the outcome was different in the original version.

    • When Amanda placed a picture of herself on the "In" part on Wilhelmina's "In or Out" board, she placed it on the right of Marc. A couple of scenes later, when Wilhelmina was on the phone to "The Mystery Woman" she looks at the board. It can be seen from this camera angle that the picture of Amanda is back on the "Out" section, and the space next to Marc is no longer occupied by Amanda.

    • The restaurant where Betty was "chip chick" was El Coyote on Beverly Blvd. near Hollywood.

    • The song Betty and Daniel sing at karaoke is "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Marc: Because you need to show your loyalty to Wilhelmina- Oops, did I just say that out loud?
      Amanda: ...... What?

    • Marc: And when Wilhelmina takes over, these are the people who get to stay, and these are the people who get the Jimmy Choo.
      Amanda: What?
      Marc: The boot.
      Amanda: What?
      Marc: Gone.
      Amanda: (gasp)

    • Betty: I'm gonna get Daniel a new horse to ride. That didn't sound as dirty in my head.

    • Marc: You have to prove your loyalty to the queen.
      Amanda: You?
      Marc: Awww. No, Wilhelmina!

    • (Upon seeing Daniel's orange tan)
      Betty: Now can we discuss this Cheeto tan?
      Daniel: What? I was supposed to be in Rio for two weeks.
      Betty: You look like an Oompa Loompa.

    • (Discussing a casting session for swimsuit models)
      Daniel: Wilhelmina can take that.
      Betty: Daniel, no, you love casting sessions. Hotties. Big boobs.
      Daniel: Please, don't ever say "boobs" again.

    • (Hilda is wearing a revealing dress for her job interview)
      Betty: Hilda, nipple.
      Hilda: I know!

    • Betty: Fashion Week is next week, and the magazine needs you.
      Daniel: Look at you. Fashion Week. Five months ago, you thought Cavalli was a brand of pasta.
      Betty: So did you.

    • Marc: I am not sitting in Betty's old chair. This bum don't slum.
      Wilhemina: That's not what I heard.

    • Betty: I should never have taken that stupid job at Sofia's magazine. I should have just stayed at Mode.
      Justin: Yeah, Betty. I miss the swag.

  • NOTES (3)

    • First appearance by Rebecca Romijn. She was added to the main credits and this episode marks one of the few times that a post-operative trans gendered character (Alexis) has been a full-time regular in a TV series.

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: March 28, 2007 on TVNorge
      Bulgaria: November 6, 2007 on Nova TV
      The Netherlands: November 12, 2007 on Net 5
      Belgium: April 17, 2008 on VijfTV
      Greece: July 17, 2008 on ANT1

    • Featured Music:
      'Because I'm Awesome' by The Dollyrots
      'Lovely 2 C U' by Goldfrapp
      'Volare' karaoke
      'I Got You Babe' by Sonny and Cher karaoke


    • Oompa-loompas are characters from Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has also been made into two movies - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) starring Gene Wilder and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005 starring Johnny Depp. In this episode, Daniel's face resembles the oompa-loompas in the earlier movie.

    • Marc: The bitch is back.

      "The Bitch Is Back" is a song from Elton John's album Caribou.

    • Christina: Call her representative and arrange a dinner date.
      Betty: Celebrities do that?
      Christina: Where do you think Tom and Katie hooked up, church?

      Katie Holmes was raised Catholic but she converted to the controversial Church of Scientology after becoming involved with Tom Cruise, a devoted Scientologist. Tom reportedly "auditioned" several young actresses to be his girlfriend before Katie.