In or Out

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Daniel and Betty return to Mode, Hilda embarks on a new career and the mystery lady's identity is finally revealed (and what a shock it is)!

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Daniel hides out in his loft!

Hilda informs her family that Herbalux has been recalled by the FDA and she is without any income. Betty tries to tell her that it will all be okay. Hilda tells Betty that she is such a good person for worrying about Daniel. Betty tells her sister that you have to do what you have to do, and puts back on her sombrero hat (filled with nachos) and goes back to waiting tables....her new job and Burrito King! Wilhelmina and the mystery lady are informed that the price is $1,000,000 to make it look like Bradford is responsible for Fayes death. She insists to Wilhelmina that they have to move quickly once she pays the money and that if there is anyone she doesnt trust at is the time to fumigate! She goes to work and discusses with Marc who is in and who is out at Mode. Amanda and Christina are placed on the out list. Marc tries to defend Amanda, but Wilhelmina insists that until she proves her loyalty to her....she is out!

A scruffy Daniel is living at his loft in a deep depression. He hides in the closet when Betty shows up to deliver his dry cleaning. Betty is shocked at the mess she sees (food on the bed and papers are all over the floor). She hears a noise and grabs a tennis racket for defense. She opens the closet and finds Daniel all scruffy and bummed out in pajamas and a house robe. She tells him that she cant believe that he lied to her and didnt go to Reno. She tells him that next week is fashion week and the company needs him. Daniel high fives Betty for quitting her job with Sofia. He tells Betty that when he goes back to work at Mode....he wants her back as his assistant!

The next morning Betty and her family start the day with breakfast. Hilda gives Betty advice on men while getting ready to go job hunting. She kids Betty about Henry at Mode, but tells her that Walter is the kind of guy she can settle down with. Betty meets up with Daniel on the way to work and reminds him that he can do this......he can go to work and survive if he runs into Sofia. Wilhelmina starts taking charge, but is thrown into shock when Marc comes running in to tell them that Daniel is back. They become even more shocked when Betty arrives right behind him. Daniel has taken steps and utilized a self tanner (layered on thick) so that everyone will believe that he has been in Reno. Daniel takes Betty and Amanda in the office and tells them that they are both going to be his assistant. Hilda gets door after door slammed in her face on her job hunt. She makes it back home checks the messages on the machine. Someone has called thanking her for the cupcakes that her father made and insisted that there is money in them. Light bulbs start to go off in her head.

Betty tells Amanda that they have to build up Daniels confidence again. She has an idea and tells Amanda to put 8pm on his calendar for tonight! She goes to Christina and they begin to search for a new fling to take Daniels mind off of Sofia. Betty gets sidetracked when she sees her personal design that she made for fashion week. Hilda rushes in and tells her father that she now has her own company....Grandma Suarezs Cupcakes! She says that a diner has agreed to sell them and that they need 100 by tomorrow! Bradford stops by to see Daniel and tells him that he needs to focus on fashion week. Betty takes Christinas advice and contacts Giseles people to arrange a date for them. Marc tells Amanda that she needs to sabotage Betty and Daniel both to prove her loyalty to Wilhelmina. Mark rushes her to her office and shows her the secret bulletin board and that she is on the out list. Amanda tells him that she cant do that to Daniel, but Marc insists that she has to do this! Daniel tells Betty that he is not ready to be set up with anyone yet. Betty tells him that this is exactly what the tabloids need to see...him on the arm of a supermodel! When Marc tells Amanda that Daniel will always choose Betty over her, she tells him that she is on the team that is staying! She picks up the phone and calls Giseles people (pretending to be Betty) and cancels the dinner plans for tonight!


"I Got You Babe"!

Daniel shows up for dinner at the restaurant and takes his seat. He insists to the waiter that his date will be there anytime now while everyone in the restaurant stairs at him. Betty walks into her house and finds that the kitchen has been turned into a business for Hilda! Her father begs for help in controlling Hilda because she is forcing them all to work like crazy on these cupcakes. Daniel calls Betty and tells her that Gisele hasnt shown up yet. Betty rushes to the rescue and takes a seat at the restaurant. She tells Daniel that as far as the tabloids know, he is just having a meeting with his assistant and giving her a much needed raise.

Wilhelmina gets a delivery with all of the information that needs to go to the police in order to frame Bradford for Fayes death. They mystery lady tells her that it needs to be delivered by someone that cannot be connected to her. Wilhelmina looks at the bulletin board and sets her sights on Christinas picture. She goes downstairs and tries to butter her up by telling her that if she does favors for the right people, she could make it as a designer. Christina holds out and tells her that she knows how she works and she would rather make it on her own. Daniel and Betty manage to lose the paparazzi on the streets and duck into a cozy pizza restaurant. Betty tells Daniel that he is much better now because he was ready to put his heart out there for the real thing. She tells him that she wished that she could feel that way. He tells her that it is obvious that Henry likes her a lot. Daniel then freaks out as Betty drags him up to the stage to sing karaoke. She insists that they have to because the price is half of if you sing! They head up and do a rendition of I Got You Babe. On the way home Betty tells Daniel that she cant compete with a model that ways less than her shoes to be with Henry. Daniel tells her that she doesnt need to worry about Erin because she kissed about 6 guys that night at the Christmas party. Daniel then tells Betty that she is much better than a model anyway!


The mystery lady is Alex... well, Alexis Meade!

Hilda makes the first delivery and rushes back with a check for $139. She then tells him that they doubled the order for tomorrow. An exhausted Ignacio tells his daughter that he cant help she insists that she will just do it herself! She stays up all night working on the cupcakes and greets Betty when she finally comes in. Hilda has a breakdown when the cupcakes burn and begins to cry. She tells Betty that she cant help but wonder what her life would be like if she wasnt a single mother. Betty tells her that she is a super mom and that this was meant to happen so that she could go on to bigger and better things. Amanda sees paper with pics of Betty and Daniel at the restaurant last night. Amanda tells Daniel that she wants her old job back. Christina goes to see Wilhelmina and asks her what a woman would have to do if she wanted to be something besides a seamstress. Wilhelmina hands her a package and tells her to drop it off at a police station....anonymously. She goes to see the mystery lady and tells her that the package is being delivered as they speak. They mystery lady walks out of the shadows and has taken off all of her bandages. Wilhelmina says that the skiing accident must have paid off.... Alex Meade. She smiles at Wilhelmina and says that it is Alexis Meade now honey!

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