Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Snippet 19 - Ugly Betty In Uneasy Alliance

Hi Telenovela fans,

I hope you have enjoyed the story so far.

Forgive my inability to update you for some days now, I got caught up with official duties but, I back with sizzling snippets for your reading pleasure.

From where I stopped.... enjoy this hilarious snippet

Na├»ve Betty said Mode could not fire all of them but fell silent when Amanda told her about a similar incident in the past that had a whole department fired. They told her that she was one of them now, “The Assistants’ Club” and that they have to protect each other. She finally agreed, albeit reluctantly.

Walter was at Betty’s house discussion with her father on his relationship with Betty, how everthing changed and was at loss on what to do. As they were discussion, he was seeing to the Suarez TV and each time he stood or looked away, Ignacio sipped from his coffee (he was not supposed to take coffee!). This continued until he finished the whole cup without Walter realizing it because he was so engrossed in the discussion. Ignacio advised him to go romantic on her, citing an instance of a similar situation with Betty’s mum and how he got romantic and won her over. Walter was not optimistic about this. He feared that it may not work on the ‘new’ Betty but her father insisted that there was no ‘new’ Betty, that she was still the same.

The phone rang and Ignacio picked the phone and when he realized where the call was from his HMO (A Health Maintenance Organization - is a type of managed care organization that provides a form of health care coverage in the United States) to confirm his appointment. Ignacio said there had been a mistake and that it wasn’t necessary. The lady said it sounded like a legitimate claim and that a Betty Suarez has called her at least 25 times. Ignacio just thanked her and hung the phone (it seems he is hiding something)

Daniel and Wilhelmina met on the elevator this morning and while riding to their offices, Wilhelmina asked Daniel what he was going to tell Bradford and he in turn, asked her the same question. Wilhelmina suggested to Daniel that they should not tell Bradford about the leak. She said even though it was not their fault that there was a leak, they would be blamed for it. That, it was better they protect each other and work at getting it fixed. Daniel got off the lift, and hesitated, he wasn’t sure if it was a good idea or if it was a set-up again. He got back on the lift and then agreed that it will be ‘our’ secret. Wilhelmina then said they’ll work together to fix it, “we’re in this together” she said.

As soon as Daniel got to Betty’s desk, he instructed her to call the agency to inform them that the concept was changing. When he saw Justin seated on her seated, he asked; “do you work here?” His reply was a smile and a sing-song “some day”. Betty quickly introduced her nephew to him. Daniel told Amanda to get snacks and lunch for staff because they had work to do, that no one was leaving the building. She foolishly asked that who was going to answer the phone but Daniel did not dignify her with a response.

The phone on Betty’s desk rang and it was the mystery woman for Daniel but he refused to talk to her unless she revealed her identity. So, she left the message with Betty that: His father has been acting very strangely, that he is a man of many secrets and that Daniel should pay close attention to what was inside the music box.

Wilhelmina was still drilling staff members about the leak department by department (they were sweating) and as soon as each were cleared, Marc in a panicky state, quickly informed his alliance, Betty and Amanda.

It was snack time and Amanda arranged the snack on the reception’s table. A horde of staff rushed there and grabbed whatever they could, in the end, Amanda managed to grab a box of snack and engaged in a tug-o-war with a colleague before she got it. (In addition to all that she had stocked for herself.

Meanwhile, work continued in full force as department tried to meet up with the set deadline. Betty and Justin were busy working with the models. Marc kept calling to update them. The culprit had not been caught. Knowing that the investigation was still going on, Amanda kept up with her eating binge which stemmed from nervousness.

Justin and Betty were shown with the seam mistress. Justin was suggesting to Christina to put belt on the dress she made to make it look better.

Betty came out of a food store where she went to get Daniel’s and Wilhelminar's dinner and was walking along the side-walk when Bradford's car stopped and he asked her about the mystery woman. (I think he had been watching her and waited to speak to her outside the office environment not to arose his son’s suspicion) Betty told him all she knew and Bradford asked her if the woman said anything about the whereabout of the music box. Betty told him she didn’t say and with that, he said she was wasting their time and drove off.

When she got to the office, Amanda and Marc were waiting for her and reminded her that she MUST keep quite. He took a pack of salad from the package Betty was carrying.

Betty gave Daniel his dinner and he told her to call it a day. She wanted to tell him about her involvement in the leak saga but he told her that he didn’t have the time to listen at that moment and didn’t want to hear something that might lead to losing her.

Marc served the salad to Wilhelmina, (who was on the phone) with so much pomp. When she was through with her call she asked Marc, “Was Carlos Medina of Isabella at the Bar last night?” Marc could only make stifling sounds (as if he could not breath) and left her presence.

At the Suarez house, a telenovela was on air and as usual, Ignacio was giving it rapt attention when the door bell rang. Neither he nor Hilda who was engaged with Justin (who was showing his mum the cosmetics he brought home from Mode) stood up and Betty had to come down from her room to open the door. Surprise! It was Marc and Amanda. They informed her that Wilhelmina knew their secret and she wanted to see them at 10.00am the next morning. Amanda was eating wildly as usual.

Betty did the introductions and Justin came in to show a lotion to his aunt when he saw March and Amanda. He wanted to start socializing but his mum cut him off and sent him to do his homework.

When Amanda wanted to eat a plastic decorative item which Betty promptly retrieved from her, Ignacio took her to the kitchen to serve her snacks.

Back at Mode office, Daniel, Wilhelmina and Bianci were still working! They were brainstorming and it they still seemed not to have arrived at a desirable conclusion until Wilhelmina showed them the December centre spread for 1986 which featured Fey Sommers on the cover sitting on a red sleigh. She said her appearance on the spread sent a shock wave around the fashion world because no editor had ever appeared on a centre spread. She added that being the year of her death; it would be a nice tribute to her. Bianci fell for it and Daniel (although a bit emotional at sighting the spread) also agreed.

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