Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 12

Sisters on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 22, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Betty finds herself stuck between work and home life as she tries her best to appease Hilda, Daniel, Molly, Connor and Wilhelmina.

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  • A very tough one to watch!

    This episode was a really interesting one, as Betty juggled her family and work. I thought the episode was interesting in many ways, and the episode was really funny, with a couple of hilarious moments!

    Also, I thought it was quite sad to the Suarez sisters bickering, and this is really the first time that I remember a serious falling out between the two, which I felt was disappointing to see.

    The episode was also interesting in the fact that we saw a little more about "Suzuki", and I thought that was really interesting.

    Overall, main stories don't really develop much in this episode, but I still highly recommend it, because it was funny and really interesting, for the most part, and the ending is great!moreless
  • Betty struggles with the home-work balance and Amanda helps her get some important information.

    This was a nice episode of Ugly Betty even if the laughs were not quite as plentiful as some of the preceding episodes. I felt sorry for Betty's Dad he seems to be so hen pecked by his daughters. The scenes with Wilhelmina were really good and Marc was great too. It was obvious that Daniel's holiday snaps would end up in the wrong hands but as Connor is having an affair with Wilhelmina it seems hardly his place to make a fuss over Molly and Daniel's relationship. Overall, a good solid episode this week with more to come soon I am sure.moreless
Kevin Kilner

Kevin Kilner

Dr. Mervin Farber

Guest Star

Tina Benko

Tina Benko


Guest Star

Alexander Chaplin

Alexander Chaplin


Guest Star

Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler

Connor Owens

Recurring Role

Sarah Lafleur

Sarah Lafleur


Recurring Role

Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa

Suzuki St. Pierre

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Wilhelmina: Those ad meetings are so tiresome. Why don't you take it? If you think you can handle it. 'Cause I can always-
      Marc: Give my love to Tom and his chest hair.

    • Wilhelmina: (to Marc) Getting thrown under the bus is part of your job. Unless you'd like to find another one.

    • Betty: (on the phone) Hilda. I think I may have lost Dad.

    • Amanda: (to Damien) You tell her what she needs to know or I will tell everyone you have ambiguous genitalia. Oh yeah, like a Ken doll.

    • Betty: You've never dated a celebrity.
      Amanda: As far as you know. Jeremy Piven.
      Betty: Okay. He goosed you on the subway once, Amanda, you talk about it constantly.

    • Amanda: Why are you being so weird anyway?
      Marc: Why must God test the pretty people so much more than the regular lumpy people?

    • Wilhelmina: Marc. Mince when you walk, not when you talk.

    • Marc: Colette and the Klauses have already come and gone.
      Wilhelmina: What? They came early? Why?
      Marc: Because you were busy snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.

    • Wilhelmina: Marc, throw those people out of the conference room. I need to use it for the J. J. Lacoutre meeting. Actually I'm in a good mood, I'll throw them out myself.

    • Amanda: (on the phone) Hi Betty, some guy from a photo-lab called and said you messengered your phone bill to him. If he pays it, can I send him our other bills?

    • Colette: We were hoping that Wilhelmina could see us now.
      Marc: Oh, it's funny. You'd think people who work for a watch company would be precisely on time.

    • Wilhelmina: Marc, don't just stand there like a gay flagpole. We want to celebrate. Go get something bubbly and expensive.
      Marc: Yeah, it's what I live for.

    • Betty: How was your vacation in Paris?
      Claire: Well, I spent the entire time being groped by perverts in Montmartre.
      Betty: Oo, I'm sorry.
      Claire: Why? The French still appreciate something finely aged.

    • (Wilhelmina and Connor kiss)
      Wilhelmina: We have to control ourselves. Didn't we have an agreement to keep this out of the office?
      Connor: We did. I came in here to pee.

    • (Betty bumps into Wilhelmina.)
      Betty: Excuse me.
      Wilhelmina: Yes, yes, you're excused. No, wait, you're not. Here, cover photos of our exclusive Holsten dress. The press is already sniffing around for them desperately.
      Betty: I'll keep them some place safe.
      Wilhelmina: Are you dense? I want you to leak them. I'd ask Marc. He wants to, but I hate to reward him without any good reason.

    • Betty: Are these all bills? Oh I can't believe how much I'm spending for a place I never see.
      Amanda: Well, I have seen it and unfortunately, we have roaches. I know. At first I was scared, and then I tried naming them.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: April 1, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: May 12, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: January 19, 2010 on 7TWO
      The Netherlands: February 16, 2010 on Net5
      Latin America: May 5, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • Featured Music:
      'Angel In The Snow' by Elliott Smith
      'The Party's Crashing Us (I Am The World Trade Center Remix)' by Of Montreal
      'The Lucky One' by Au Revoir Simone