Ugly Betty

Season 2 Episode 18


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 22, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Betty finds herself in a dilemma between Henry and Gio when each makes a romantic offer to her. Meanwhile, a softball game between ELLE and Mode has rivals Wilhelmina and Naomi Campbell facing off in the field. Finally, Hilda makes quite a discovery about Coach Diaz, and a surprise visit from an orphaned French boy stirs things up at Mode.moreless

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  • Season finale.

    Another great episode.The season 2 finale was exciting to watch.Wilelhmina is back in Mode and now is editor in chief.Poor Daniel.We discover that Daniel has a long lost French child who hates Shia Lebeauf (that's why i don't like Daniel Jr).Editor Slater is an amazing baseball player and beats Naomi Campbell.The scene with Naomi and her cell phone was hilarious.Hilda learns that the totally HOT coach Diaz is married.Marc and Amanda were amazing cheerleaders.Mode beats Elle and they celebrate it into their orange clothes.Oh and last but not least:Betty has to make a hard choice.Cute,short,sandwitch maker Gio OR ugly,nerdy Henry??moreless
  • Isn't betty, BETTYful! hehe, this is totally an amazing finale ( one of its best episodes ).

    To make everything short.Betty is in the middle of a choice of a lifetime,is it GIO or Henry.Hilda finds out a big revelation about the guy she loves which is already married to someone ( awwww !!! ).....Whilhemena enjoys her life by ruining others life and Alexis gets busy on her career being the BIG BOSS of MODE while Daniel got surprised to know he has a son from someone in the past and he has to face life being jobless and loveless......

    My own opinion:

    I just hope that writers wud make Daniel realize that he really cant live without betty in his life and must fight for her while betty is on the middle of 2 rough roads she looks back knowing that Daniel is waiting for her then she realizes why need to put herself in a very edgy situation if she could be very happy to someone that wud love her so much and someone that she really deserves... im sorry to the fans of GIO and HENRY but both of them just cause our BETTY to cry many times over and over again ...

    So i just hope that writers would hear my plead and begging them that both Daniel and Betty ends up together .... Gio will have great business with sandwiches while HENRY becomes a happy father guy then DANIEL and BETTY will make it up to the altar and of course with WHILHEMENA preventing them to be happy ... so thats all! hope they hear me out loud ... XOXOmoreless
  • I love Ugly Betty!

    The season finale is great! I love it! There's plenty of funny moments. Especially the ones with Amanda and Marc. And yeah, when Naomi answered her cellphone and everyone thought she's pulling out a weapon or something.. lol... This episode ends with a huge cliffhanger. I hope Betty chooses Gio. Henry is boring. He wasn't at the beginning because he was replacing her lame first boyfriend. But Gio is great! The best so far.

    It's great they've put that kid, Daniel's son, into the plot. Although it's not so clear if he really is his kid because the blood test didn't come back. Maybe Daniel will bond with this kid and then figure out he really isn't his dad. And he will feel sorry for Daniel Jr. and he'll stay with him then... or something like that... :)moreless
  • Fun :)

    It starts off with a teeny cameo by Lindsey Lohan. In an overhyped 3 or 4 minute clip what was an homage to dodgeball, Lohan played the girl in high school who traumatized Betty against team sports. Ever adorable Gio tried to convince Betty to join Daniel's softball team with him so that they could participate as a "couple". Betty's hesitation over this new title didn't faze him and Gio brought about the topic of their first date. Betty once again said she wanted to take her time, when Gio mentioned his plans to take a month long trip to Italy. The discussion was put on pause when Betty spotted the latest edition of Hot Flash and together they excitedly search for Betty's article, which turned out to be severely edited. When she asked Claire about it, Mrs. Meade said it was too safe; that Betty needed to take risks with her work and with her life. Later, while on lunch break with Gio, he too encouraged her to take a risk. Even though she initially didn't want to, he got her to give softball a try and she ended up having fun. Gio said that she should stop saying no and start saying yes to things, including going with him to Rome. She happily agreed and told her family about her plans. Her father was against it, but she had Hilda on her side. And then Henry showed up. He proposes to a shocked Betty who was trying to get over him. Henry gives her a ring and tells her that he wants her to move to Tucson with him and even got her a job there. It was an idea that her father hated even more. Hilda told her that if she wanted to marry Henry then she should.

    Hilda meanwhile was taking her romance with hot coach tony nice and slow until she saw her younger sister taking chances with her heart. After Henry's proposal, she threw caution to the wind, but coach had a surprise for her. He wasn't legally single and technically still with his wife, but he was falling for Hilda. Her response was to to run away. Even though she knew that he was taken and romance with him would most likely lead to heartache, she decided to take that risk.

    Daniel had his own trouble. A little french boy shows up at his office claiming that he was the result of a tryst between a french model and Daniel. Daniel at first thought that his love child was another scheme hatched by Wilhelmina and confronted her, accidentally giving hr the ammo she needed to unseat him as the editor-in-chief of Mode. Eventually, he warms up to the boy and they connect through their love of movies, hot chicks and baseball. It was nice to see him maturing and attempting to change for someone other than a love interest.

    Back to Betty- the decision that she's avoided making confronts her at the Elle v Mode softball charity game. Gio and Henry run into each other at the game, both wearing Mode jerseys, with Gio revealing his and Betty's plans to go to Rome together, while Henry discloses his proposal to Betty. Betty once again avoids making a decision by heading to the field with Gio on one side, Henry on the other. A fabulously vicious Wilhelmina takes the mound in Daniel's place, facing off against Naomi Campbell in a hilarious scene in which Naomi kinda makes fun of her reputation. She hits a fly ball to center field with Henry, Gio and Betty racing to catch it. The ensuing collision results in a dream which Betty gets a glimpse of her life at first with Henry in Tucson, and then with Gio in Rome. When she wakes up she makes her decision. She packs her bags and prepares to leave, but does she go to Tucson or Rome?

    Here's what I hope happens; she goes off on her own BUT ends up thinking a lot about Gio. When she comes back she decides to get together with Gio but this time he's not sure. He wants to know that she wants to be with him and only him, so she has to convince him that he is the one for her. She makes plans for their first romantic date, but it doesn't go the way that she planned, but because he sees that she really made an effort and has shown that she is in love with him, they end up together.moreless
  • One of the best episodes

    I think this is one of the best episodes in the series. I really like it when Betty hangs out with Gio more. I, personally, think that he is much better than Henry for her. I mean, with Henry, Betty has to basically work around Henry's schedule. I mean, since he has a baby now. And when, if she ever does, Betty marries Henry, she is going to have more trouble with his ex girlfriend. If she was jealous before, she will be extremely jealous now(the ex girlfriend, I mean. With Gio, Betty is more laid back. Betty doen't have to fight with an ex girlfriend to get his effection. Plus, Gio isn't as dumbstruck as Henry(sorry for those Henry fans if I offended you). I hope Betty chooses Gio.moreless
Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell


Guest Star

Joe Zee

Joe Zee


Guest Star

Robbie Myers

Robbie Myers


Guest Star

Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa

Suzuki St. Pierre

Recurring Role

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez

Giovanni "Gio" Rossi

Recurring Role

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Coach Tony Diaz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The clip of Daniel drinking and clubbing with a girl during the Fashion TV coverage is from the episode 'Punch Out', and the girl is Petra (AnnaLynne McCord). Using an old clip may have been purposeful since Wilhelmina fabricated to the press the story of Daniel abandoning his illegitimate French son to go out clubbing.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Daniel: Do you like the movies...the...cinema?
      Daniel Jr.: Oui...I like Johnny Depp...Matrix...Transformers...Shia Lebeauf, no good. Megan Fox, hot. Super.
      Daniel: Hot chicks! I know where you got that!
      (they 'high five')

    • Amanda: Jump! Jump!
      (Betty jumps)
      Marc: Everybody, we were wrong. She can leave the ground, I have proof!

    • Daniel: He's not my son!
      Alexis: He is... I went with you to Paris, I remember you drooling over his mother. 'Hey, I'm gonna go bang the hand model!'

    • Marc and Amanda: (cheering) We're Mode, we're cool,
      We'll take your team to school!
      You're Elle, you smell,
      Your team can go to...Helllll.

    • Hilda: You slicing ham with those pants? Papi, that crease cannot get any sharper!

    • Tony 'Coach' Diaz: You are a rock, woman.
      Hilda: Excuse me, I am far from a rock, I am one fine gem.

    • Ignacio: And where are you going to sleep? In the same bed with him?
      Betty: Dad, we haven't really discussed that part yet.
      Ignacio: Well, don't you think you should?
      Hilda: Papi, she's twenty-four, it's not like she's a virgin.
      Ignacio: Wait, what?
      Betty: Hilda...
      Justin: Okay! I'll get the recap later.

    • Daniel: You have no moves in this chess game.
      Wilhelmina: Daniel, I play chess. You're playing checkers.
      Daniel: (failing to sound confident) Either way, you have no moves.
      (Daniel walks away awkwardly)

    • Marc: It's not like there's some twisted scheme that you haven't told me about, is there?
      (Wilhelmina stays silent and Marc gasps)
      Marc: There is. Oh my god. You are diva brilliance.
      Wilhelmina: Marc, I didn't plan this. God must truly love us, to in our time of need, He drops a little French boy into our laps.
      Marc: Go God! And viva la France.

    • Wilhelmina: So, what you're saying is, I researched every woman you slept with, found out which one had an illegitimate child, waited for the woman to die, and then arranged for the child to come on a class trip from Europe just to upset you?

    • Daniel: He's not my son. You know how many times this happened to my father? People just show up pretending to be related.
      Betty: True, but Daniel, your father did get around a bit, I mean, he managed to father a child after he's dead.
      Daniel: Betty.
      Betty: Sorry, you guys are really fertile.

    • Translator: He said you met his mother in Paris many years ago.
      Daniel: Uh, that's vaguely familiar.
      Translator: She's died today.
      Daniel: Oh, well, that's really um... a bummer.
      Translator: Would you like me to translate that?
      Daniel: ...No.

    • Daniel Jr.: Pardon, s'il vous plait. Parlez-vous Francais?
      Amanda: Oh! Little French boy. Do you mind if I dress you up as a doll and put make-up on you?
      Daniel Jr.: Quoi?
      Amanda: Exactly.

    • Marc: (commenting on the collar of his shirt) This is not working for me. I like 'the V', but it does nothing for my bus line.

    • Amanda: (to Marc) How cute am I in this? Pretend you're a man for a second, and tell me how hot I look.

    • Hilda: You know, I always thought I hated tater-tots, but when I got out of school, I found myself craving them.
      Tony: How 'bout that Jell-o with the fruit in it?
      Hilda: Mm-mmm. That was gross... Did you bring any?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is the season 2 finale, due to the WGA strike shortening this season from 23 episodes to 18.

    • Featured Music:
      'Miles Away'
      'Candy Shop'
      'Spanish Lesson'
      'She's Not Me'
      All of these songs are by Madonna.

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: May 28, 2008 on TVNorge
      Denmark: July 29, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: August 28, 2008 on ANT1
      Sweden: October 28, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      The Netherlands: January 27, 2009 on Net 5
      Latin America: May 14, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)

    • This is the last episode to be shot in Los Angeles. Starting the following season, production will move to New York City, where the show takes place.


    • Everyone ducking when Naomi Campbell takes out her cell phone is a reference to the infamous incident in which Campbell threw her cell phone at her assistant's head.

    • The episode title 'Jump' is based on the song by Madonna on her album Confessions on a Dance Floor.