Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Snippet 33 - Ugly Betty - Daniel vs Sofia

At Mode, Betty was in Daniel’s office delivering his water –soaked Bagel which she was trying to dried a bit with tissue paper. She was dripping also, with Mascara running around her eyes (funny) having being caught under a sprinkler while trying to get Sofia’s autograph on one of her books which gave to Betty as a complimentary gift. Daniel looked at it – it was titles “Girls Like It On Top” and he made snide remarks about it. Betty then told him that the freelancer that was hired to write a review for a new hotel turned down their offer. Just then, Daniel heard Sofia’s voice giving instructions in his conference room. He confronted her for taking over his conference room without his permission. She told him to take up the issue with his father because he gave her permission to use it. They exchange sarcastic remarks and it seemed a battle line has been drawn between these two.

Wilhelmina was raging at Bradford for proposing to her to host a prospective client. (Marc stayed closed by and listened in as is his usual habit). Her grouse was what that, it wasn’t her job but Daniel’s. Bradford told her that she was the best person to handle the job because she landed almost every account for Mode and she, sarcastically chipped in, “And I’m still JUST the Creative Director”. Bradford, in a complimentary persuasive way added that the Texan man would not be able to resist a beautiful woman. She eventually agreed.

Hilda walked into their house sober than usual and sat at the dinning after declining her father’s offer of a sandwich. Ignacio was apprehensive and told her that the last time she was THIS quiet – when she was about to inform him that she was pregnant! She replied that she had figured out where they were going to get the $5,000 Lear charged to handle his case. Ignacio he told her that he wondered what they both must be thinking of him, having murdered a man (as if he didn’t hear what she just said). Hilda came over to him and told him that they weren’t judging him, that he was simply defended their mother and that it was all in the past. He caressed her face with a sad smile and thanked her. He then asked her where they were going to get the money. She told him from Santos (Justin’s father). Ignacio vehemently refused but Hilda reiterated that they had no choice and walked away.

Betty was seated at her desk chewing gum and playing with it when Sofia walked to her (she quickly got rid of the gum). Sofia had brought her another copy of the book she gave her earlier which was dry because the first one got wet. She had penned on it “To Betty, a girl like no other. Love, Sofia”. She asked Betty to help her write a review on topic that had to do with Sexaholics, that she wanted a fresh view on it that was different from the view of Fashionists around them. Betty told her she wasn’t qualified to do it but Sofia said she was more than qualified. Daniel, who had been reading a newspaper in his office with feet on his desk, saw Sofia talking to Betty and he immediately flew there and asked what was going on. Sofia explained that she needed fresh views on an articules and decided to make use of Betty’s intelligence. Always the one to throw the first punch, she added that she was sure he uses Betty’s intelligence on daily basis. Daniel said he had had enough of her hijack; first the conference room and now, his assistant. He told Betty that he had a lot of things for her to do and moved towards the door of his office. He stopped mid-way and called Betty again, waiting for her to follow him. Sofia apologized and remarked in a sarcastic way that she didn’t know he was the jealous type. Betty apologized to Sofia and went after Daniel.

In Daniel’s office, he told Betty that Sofia wanted him, but Betty didn’t get it. She told him he was reading too much to the whole thing. He then analyzed that the article on Sexaholics that Sofia gave Betty was about him and that if she wanted to play games, he was game.

He had to cook up a list of ‘Things to do” for Betty when she asked him. They were all irrelevant things; this irritated Betty and she stalked to her office in annoyance. Daniel quickly followed her and told her that she could do the new hotel review (to get her out of Sofia’s way) that weekend! Betty couldn’t believe her ears! She quickly rushed to Christian’s lair to get outfits, excited at the opportunity given to her. Amanda came in and warned Betty to lower the “Betty” knob a bit in her review.

There was a problem. Betty and Walter had already made plans to go to Atlantic City together that weekend. So, when Walter came by, Betty tried to explain why she took up the review offer. She even offered that they go together but this irregular guy just sulked and grumbled like a child, refusing to be pacified and stormed out of the Suarez home. Hilda wasn’t happy about the development and told Betty she could loose her boyfriend.

Snippet 32 - Ugly Betty's Father A Murderer?

“I am your mother” stated Wilhelmina. “Mother? then maybe you should act like it” replied Nico. She continued with her onslaught, “But I guess you don’t have a clue where to start”. “I mean, have you ever even called the Senator Dad? Never huh? Is that armour so thick that you can’t even feel anything anymore? Was that the goal? (She was almost crying now), “Then congratulation. You are putting together your Must Mode Issue and things you Must do. You know what MUST should be? Learning how to be a mother! And, she walked away leaving Wilhelmina looking disgruntled and standing there alone while the remaining spectators who had been listening averted their eyes (including Daniel, Amanda & Betty) as she looked around until Marc came to her rescue and walked her back inside the building.

Betty places the cheque on Wilhelmina’s table as she walked in. Betty told her that she appreciated her kindness but that she could not cash the cheque. Wilhelmina wished Betty luck in her family’s situation, telling her that family problems were never easy. As Betty was walking out (Wilhelmina tore the cheque), Nico came in. She said she wanted to say goodbye (I think she was still trying to reach out to her mother) but Wilhelmina, still smarting from Nico’s earlier display, told her she had already said enough downstairs. She added that her flight to Paris was leaving that night. Nico said she’ll go to the apartment to pack her things. Her mum stopped her in her tracks with “Nico, contrary to what you think, I still do love you and I only want what’s best for you”. Defiant Nico’s reply was “you want what’s best for you” and left.

Amanda walked into Daniel’s office and confessed to him (trying to rein-in her tears) that it was at her apartment that he forgot his watch. She told him that he should find whatever he was looking for because she finally realized that it wasn’t her. Daniel opened his mouth in shock and stood up to apologize to her but she just turned and cat-walked away!

Bradford and his private eye met in an alley at night (as usual). The guy told him that he couldn’t have seen Fey because she was dead but Bradford wouldn’t be convinced insisting that he saw what he saw. The guy was obviously tired of the way Bradford was pestering him about confirming Fey’s death. He told Bradford that he had gone crazy and walked away. Bradford, while still standing in the alley, made a phone call to someone (who he had obvious discussed with before) about getting rid of the private eye.

Wilhelmina returned home to a dark, lonely house. She retrieved the box of Nico’s Captain Crisp that she had earlier thrown in the bin, sat at the dinning and began eating it with her fingers. She face showed a picture of mixed emotions that were running through her – loneliness, sadness, and e.t.c.

At the Suarez house, Hilda and Ignacio were cooking when Betty walked in soberly and apologized to her father for the way she lashed out at him the day before. She told him that she forgave him for whatever it was that he didn’t want tell them. Hilda watched with a smile on her face as they hugged. Ignacio then opened up to his daughters. He told them that the man in the picture was married to their mother and he worked with him as a chef. He fell in love with their mother and she eventually she noticed and reciprocated. Betty told him that if it was hard for him, he should stop. But, her father said he could no longer keep it from them, that they need to know the truth. He continued his narration; that on a particular day, his boss was beating his wife as he usually does and he could not help but defended her. The man pulled out a knife and he totally lost it, hitting him again and again. They had to run away and never looked back. He made them realize that he never applied for green card or Amnesty because he entered America illegally was afraid he’ll be sent back to Mexico, which meant facing jail term for killing the man.