Lose the Boss?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

A hung-over Daniel spends the day with Betty's family. Wilhelmina and Marc get stranded in Queens. Betty has to run the office while Daniel is gone and sets up a celebrity photo shoot.

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Betty tucks Daniel into bed

Daniel wakes up in Betty's bed. She reminds him that she picked him up drunk in a bar last night. He asks her where she slept. 'In your arms,' but she's just teasing; she slept on the couch. He bitterly tells her that Sofia ran away with her perfect boyfriend and his perfect chin. She tries to reassure him that a lot can change in a short time and tucks him back into bed. Betty goes downstairs and tells her father to be nice to Daniel when he wakes up. Santos walks into the kitchen in a kimono and Ignacio says he liked it better when he snuck out in the middle of the night. Daniel eventually come down and tries to leave quietly, but Ignacio finds him and pulls him into the kitchen. Santos begins to complement Daniel on his publicized history with the ladies before Ignacio brings him a plate of food that sends him running to the bathroom.

Wilhelmina is going through the litany of destructions that befell her office to Marc. But she knows that it was him; she discovered the 15 grams of fat he left behind in the form of a cashew. Bradford calls to tell Wilhelmina that they've been chosen to reveal 'baby Chutney' (the newborn of celebrity couple Tim and Chloe) to the world for the first time.

Betty walks into the office and finds Sofia leaving a note for Daniel; he hasn't been calling her back. She begins to go on about her marriage plans with Hunter before confessing to Betty that she isn't sure anymorewould Daniel even care? Betty tries to feign disinterest and they return to work.

Bradford comes down looking for Daniel, worried about the photo shoot for Tim and Chloe's baby. Sofia has offered to do the writing. Betty calls Daniel, still mildly drunk and mollycoddled on the sofa by Justin and Ignacio. He's not going anywhere and he's having a Christmas tree delivered to her family. Betty begins to wonder how she will get this shoot taken care of. Justin starts to tell Daniel about issues of Mode he's saved. Ignacio slips away to ask Hilda how long she thinks Santos will stay this time.


Amanda is in a panic

Bruno the stylist arrives with Amanda. He tries to fob Betty off while she makes excuses for Daniel. He demands coffee and starts explaining his concept to Amanda. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina and Marc are driving around town worrying about the shoot. Marc sends Amanda a message that Wilhelmina knowing all about their secret romp; she gags on a croissant. Amanda sends him a text message back which obviously outs him as the culprit. He begins to wheeze while Wilhelmina demands to know why he was calling the hospital. The car gets a flat while Marc hyperventilates.


Possible baby outfits

Betty continues trying to call Daniel while Sofia tries to get information out of her about him. Bruno starts to go through a series of baby outfits before deciding on a chain mail outfit. Betty questions the choice, but he says he won't take critiques from someone who trims her bangs with a lighter. Meanwhile, Daniel goes through the homemade ornaments of Betty's family while they decorate the tree. They ask him to hang an ornament but he isn't sure how; he was never allowed to touch the Christmas tree growing up.


Sofia tells Bruno that Betty is the boss

Christina tries to sort out a costume for the baby while Betty calls Daniel again. He's enjoying decorating her tree; it was just a photo opportunity in his family. He tells her that she should look after things; she always wants more responsibility. The designer goes into a panic. He just received a photo of the baby and it's hideous. Betty says that maybe he's not the right person for the job if he doesn't think he can find something beautiful in a baby. He tells her she should find someone who designs installations for the zoo and storms out. On the way out, he asks Sofia who she was. 'Today, she's the boss.' Sofia offers to help Betty, but Betty explains that Daniel's heart is broken and he's drunk himself sick. Amanda walks in and announces that 'team baby chutney has arrived and is waiting.'

Wilhelmina and Marc try to get across town

Wilhelmina and Marc grab a cab. Marc tries to make excuses for his behavior. She tells him that he stepped way over the line; she doesn't know that she can protect him anymore. The person he tried to call is not amused. The driver pulls over and throws them out after Wilhelmina begins insulting him for getting lost. She left her bag in the back of the cab and now they're stranded. They walk the streets and ask some prostitutes for cash. They start feeling up her fur and she tries to talk slang to them but this is an abysmal failure. Marc pretends to be her pimp and ushers her off before the girls can go for their knives. They end up in a church. Wilhelmina complains how she can't do her job anymore because she has to look after Daniel all the time. They rob the poor box for cab fare, but Wilhelmina leaves an earring in return.


Justin and his ornaments

Santos tries to get Justin to come out and play football, to get away from the glamour, to be a normal a kid. Hilda and Santos begin arguing. She's comfortable with who he is; Santos has no business telling her how to raise their son. He says 'adios' and walks out. Daniel stays with Justin making ornaments as they decorate the tree. He apologizes to Ignacio for stepping in all day, yet Ignacio thanks him, telling him that he'll make a good father.

Betty tries to create a concept; she's going to portray Tim and Chloe as a 21st Century Adam and Eve in Queens. She calls Daniel with her idea, but he says that she should bring Tim and Chloe to her house for the shoot. Betty goes to the elevator and Sofia is there. Betty asks her for a ride back to her house. They arrive and Betty tells her that she needs to tell Daniel that, the next time she seems him, she'll be someone's wife.

Wilhelmina and Marc return to the office and she's outraged the shoot has been moved to Queens. She gets a call from her mysterious friend. Realizing an opportunity, Marc says that they don't have any secrets anymore; he wants job security and a company credit card in exchange for keeping her secret.


Sofia decides to give Daniel another chance

Inside Betty's house, everything is prepared as Ignacio and Daniel look out the window. Daniel asks him how to say 'I love you and can't live without you' in Spanish. Ignacio wishes him luck. Outside, Sofia tells Betty that she's wasting her life at Mode: She should come and work for her. Betty doesn't know what to say. She goes inside and tells Daniel he should talk to Sofia before she leaves. In the snow, he tells her that he comes from a very messed up family and asks for one more chance before he bungles a Spanish declaration of love. He gives her an ornament he made and asks her to pick out a tree with him. They kiss.


Immigration has finally tracked Ignacio down

Back inside, Daniel tells Betty that he convinced Sofia to stay and tells her to take the job she offered; he doesn't want to get in her way, she deserves more. She hugs him. After he leaves, the family talks about how exciting it all was and how Betty just got another job offer. The doorbell rings and two immigration officers arrest Ignacio.

Next on UB: Betty questions her relationship with Walter as her feelings grow for Henry. Daniel falls more in love with Sofia. Amanda has plans to get Betty's position.

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