Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 8

Tornado Girl

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Betty tries to prevent an issue of Mode from shipping because it can result in a PR mess for the magazine. Meanwhile, Hilda's business license is denied by the city, forcing her to go to other means to keep her salon alive.

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  • A very good episode!

    In another imaginative addition to the Ugly Betty series, Betty gets the 'final approval' for a copy of a Mode magazine, until a tornado shaped like the magazine cover strikes.

    I really enjoyed watching this episode. It was well thought out, nerve wracking and suspenseful - not to mention quite funny as well.

    I didn't enjoy seeing Betty take the blame for the occurances of the magazine cover. I felt that was very painful to watch!

    All in all, the episode was well structured. It kept you guessing, it was very funny and the plot to it was quite great!

    I highly recommend this episode to anyone!moreless
  • Another great installment

    Another fine episode of Ugly Betty. It was nice to see Betty take charge in this episode and it was interesting to see everything get ballsed up. It was upsetting to see Daniel make Betty take the blame and Betty's sadness was easy to see. However, Daniel jumped in and saved the day thankfully.

    There were also some nice scenes with the others; Wilimenia and Connor; Hilda and The Councilman; and scenes with Betty, Marc and Amanda were really put together well too. Though the scene where Marc argues with Cliff was rather sad. Its a shame but sometimes, things really do fall apart.moreless
  • Betty has to take a road trip with Marc and Amanda to save the day!

    Another good episode of Ugly Betty here with plenty of laughs - many coming from Marc and Amanda, but also Justin and Hilda. America Ferrera was great as Betty as usual and Wilhelmina was perfection. All her scenes about hunting and so on were just hysterical. The supporting cast of this show are simply brilliant. The writing was pretty good here and the idea of using the skywriter when everyone had their phones taken away was absolutely genius. It's good to see a feel-good show like this going from strength to strength and still able to look fresh even after two and a half seasons. Go Betty!moreless
  • Go Amanda!

    I confess I'm not a big Ugly Betty fan. I find American Ferrara quite annoying and Daniel has lost some of his consistence since the beginning of the series.

    The only reason I keep watching is for the supporting cast. I love Whilemina, Claire and my favourites are definitely Mark and Amanda!

    In the latest episodes we have had more of them and it definitely improves the tone of the show. The road trip was hilarious and the idea to make Betty and Amanda roomies is very clever!

    Hope we'll have more of this in the future. I used to like Hilda but now I just think she's boring and over the top. What a surprise Daniel falls for the wrong girl... the only upside is that this could make him work with Whilemina for both of them to get what they want. When they are together, they hate each other but get even more interesting.moreless
Lenny Venito

Lenny Venito


Guest Star

Darlene Violette

Darlene Violette

Councilman's Secretary

Guest Star

Steve Beauchamp

Steve Beauchamp

Store Clerk

Guest Star

Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler

Connor Owens

Recurring Role

David Blue

David Blue


Recurring Role

Sarah Lafleur

Sarah Lafleur


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Justin: (to Hilda) You should just open the salon anyway.
      Ignacio: No she shouldn't. It's breaking the law.
      Justin: What are they going to do? Put under-cover hair police across the street to watch our house?

    • Wilhelmina: Thank God it's hunting season. If I can't be with the man I want, at least I can kill something.

    • Marc: (to Amanda) Hey! What are we gonna do while the editors are gone? The usual make the temps kiss each other?

    • Hilda: What are you talking about? It's a great idea! People love a sense of danger.
      Betty: With their haircuts?

    • Marc: I officially have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm sorry. We're very different people. That said, we're in the same position and sometimes we have to look out for each other.

    • Hilda: So what am I gonna sell?
      Justin: Are you kidding? First you can get rid of this hideous lamp, and then get rid of half a dozen of those saints, and while you're at it, get rid of Betty's hats.

    • Betty: Blow over? I'm not Daniel Meade. I'm an assistant. And I don't want to be an assistant for the rest of my life. The only thing I have going for me is my reputation and now, I don't have that. I'm Tornado Girl.

    • Marc: (in a creepy voice) Powerful forces are arrayed against you.
      Betty: What? What are you talking about?
      Marc: (still in a creepy voice) Things are not what they seem.
      Betty: Okay, not in the mood.
      (Betty tries to walk away but Marc pulls her back and continues in a creepy voice)
      Marc: Not all birds fly south in winter.
      Betty: I don't understand you, stop being cryptic!

    • Hilda: "The law is the law"? That's the best you got? Seems like you could do a little bit better when you are destroying someone else's dreams.

    • Claire: Because you look like a boy with a crush... and some sort of crud on your face. (she licks her fingers all ready to rub it off)

    • Betty: If I was getting married, I would never stop talking about my wedding.
      Marc: And we'd all kill ourselves in six different ways.

    • Marc: (to Betty) Easy does it, fuzzy wuzzy. You're gonna give yourself worry lines. Not that anyone could see them under that canopy of bangs.

    • Marc: You think that if you get the news to Daniel you'll come up smelling like a "shero".
      Betty: Marc, I don't care what I smell like.
      Marc: Hmm right.

    • Wilhelmina: (to Claire after she makes Connor take everyone's phone and PDA away) Okay just so you know, I'm going hunting later on today. Feel free to walk in front of my gun.

    • Wilhelmina: (holding a shotgun) It's for the retreat. Connor is making me go. He's enraging. He's so self-confident. He won't listen to a word I say. And, he's not afraid of me.
      Marc: I am, I'm afraid of you.
      Wilhelmina: Oh stop your cowering, Marc. I don't even need a gun with you. Five good words and I can make you pee in your pants.

    • Amanda: Okay Bridezilla, let's discuss your wedding.
      Marc: Mmmm nah, let's talk about your... hair.

    • Amanda: No, you look like a fat-sized princess. Dressing you up in clothing from my hefty years is like playing with a big squishy doll. It's so fun, can we do it again tomorrow please?
      Betty: (shakes Amanda's hand off her) No!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: March 4, 2009 on TVNorge
      The Netherlands: March 24, 2009 on Net 5
      Sweden: April 14, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: December 22, 2009 on 7TWO
      Latin America: April 7, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • Featured Music:
      'Good Time' by The Brazilian Girls
      'Amazing Grace'
      'Don't Fight It' by The Panics


    • Amanda: Uh no, these stilletos were never meant for pushing.

      The line is a paraphrase of Nancy Sinatra's 1966 hit song, 'These Boots are Made for Walkin'', with several singers like Jessica Simpson, Geri Halliwell, and Jewel releasing remakes.

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