Icing On the CakeThursday, March 15 2007
Betty struggles to be friends with Henry, Constance keeps close to Ignacio and Claire makes a big decision.
Grace and Daniel chit chat in bed before they start the day. Daniel panics when she informs him that she needs to speak with his mother. He tells her that Claire has gone away and that she probably won’t be able to find her. Daniel then rushes out and sends Claire off to a hotel to stay. He instructs her not to talk to anyone! Amanda tells Marc that she met designer Oswald Lorenzo the other night at a party. She tells him the story of how she fought another girl for his affections at the social. Amanda opens a packaged delivery and finds a dress that Lorenzo has sent to her. She is thrilled to find out that he has named the dress after her “The Amanda”. Amanda grabs the tiny silver dress and runs to change into it. She later emerges in the dress and it fits as tight as a mermaid outfit. Amanda struggles to move around the office but refuses to take it off. Alexis goes to see Wilhelmina and tells her that she has to at least give Daniel a chance since he was willing to turn his back on their father. Alexis gets upset and leaves when she sees the news coverage of Grace Chin defending her father. Constance visits Ignacio and continues to pour on the charm. She wrestles him down and steals a kiss.
Daniel tells Betty that she can’t let anyone know that he is sleeping with Grace Chin....especially Alexis. Betty swears to keep the secret and heads downstairs to see Christina. Betty tries to deny it when Christina starts gossiping about Daniel and Grace sleeping together, but Christina sees right through it. Henry stops in and gives Betty the invitation to Charlie’s birthday party. Christina is surprised to hear that she is going, but Betty informs her that she does not want to lose Henry as a friend. Christina insists that Betty will need a date for the evening. They ponder the thought and Betty calls her orthodontist for an appointment and informs him that a wire has snapped on her braces. He tells her to come in for another visit. She hangs up the phone and turns to Christina with a big smile. Christina then reaches in and snaps a wire on the braces for her.
Alexis interrupts the board meeting and yells to Daniel that they have a big problem! She tells Daniel that Grace Chin has never lost a case before and that Bradford is a murderer. She blames Bradford for causing their mother to drink hand sanitizer, for making Daniel feel miserable all those years and for preferring that she be dead vs. standing there in a dress. As Marc listens from around the corner, Daniel tells his sister that he doesn’t know anything about Grace Chin. Amanda rushes over to get the scoop and falls flat on her face because the dress is way too tight. Betty arrives for her orthodontist appointment and tells him that she snapped the wire while eating a bagel. He fixes the problem and she promises to be more careful. She jokingly tells him that he may have to have dinner with her to ensure that she doesn’t eat anything too dangerous. Her plan works and he accepts her proposal.
Marc and Wilhelmina plow through the closet looking for a specific dress. When Christina tells them that Daniel had it, Wilhelmina becomes suspicious. She demands to know what Daniel did with the dress but Christina insists that she doesn’t know. Wilhelmina threatens to call Betty and tell her that Christina is the one that took the evidence on Bradford to the police department. Christina lashes out at her and tells her that she can’t keep treating her like this. Christina gives in and tells them that Daniel gave the dress to Grace Chin. Both Wilhelmina and Marc are puzzled since Daniel has told everyone that he doesn’t even know Grace. Wilhelmina quickly puts 2 and 2 together and insists that Daniel is sleeping with his father’s lawyer. Wilhelmina orders Marc to follow Daniel everywhere he goes and to get proof of his affair with Grace.
Hilda and Justin walk in the front door and are shocked to find Ignacio hiding in the dark from his case worker. He tells them that he doesn’t know what to do about her. Justin tells them that Constance gave him $1 the other day to call her grandma! Ignacio insists that he has got to keep her happy until the court date. Daniel panics when Betty comes in and informs him that Grace is going to talk to Claire. Daniel locates them at a restaurant and tries to interrupt, but Grace insists that she be able to speak with Claire. Claire informs Grace that Faye was cruel and manipulative. Grace excuses herself to take a phone call. Daniel takes the time to ask her again to stay clear of Grace, but she insists that she knows what is best. Daniel steps out to the lobby of the restaurant and uses his charm on Grace. She tells him that he has six minutes and they rush inside the coat check room to make out. Marc cringes at what he seeing but manages to do his job. He pulls out his cell phone and starts recording.
Betty and Gabe (her orthodontist) arrive at the party. Henry is surprised that has brought a date. Charlie tells Betty that Gabe is so cute and she can sense the chemistry between them. The four of them head over to the bar and manage to make small talk. A slow song comes on and they pair off and dance. Claire calls Betty and tells her that it is an emergency and that she needs a corporate credit card fast. Hilda gives Constance a new hair do. Constance freaks out when Hilda tells her that Ignacio has a way with the ladies. She tells Hilda that he should have told her if he was seeing someone. She tells Hilda that she is okay with it though.
Betty arrives at Claire’s hotel room and finds her packing her bags. She tells Betty that she has got to disappear. Betty insists that she call Daniel first. Claire throws her cell phone across the room and shatters it. Betty tells Claire that she doesn’t have the credit card with her. Gabe walks in and Claire wants to know what she is doing with him when it is the accountant that she really likes. Betty plays it off by kindly suggesting that it was a long time ago when she had a crush on Henry.
Wilhelmina is thrilled to get the video that Marc has captured on his cell phone of Grace and Daniel having sex on a dirty floor. She burns it to a CD and has it delivered to Alexis. Alexis is furious to find out that Daniel has betrayed her. Wilhelmina tells her that she knows exactly how she feels because she has been betrayed by a so called friend. Grace tells Daniel that she knows that Claire is the one that killed Faye. She tells him that she is confident that she can help her mother out of the situation by getting her doctors to testify. Just then Alexis walks in and tells Daniel that the woman he says that he has never met is in his bed with him!
Betty takes Claire and Gabe to her house to get the credit card. Betty tries to tell her once again that she doesn’t need to leave. Claire reminds Betty that she had Faye’s brake lines cut, that she followed her for 18 miles and then she watched her crash and burn. Gabe takes this as a sign that he needs to leave, but Betty tries to play it off as a game. Betty goes upstairs to get the card and leaves the two of them alone. Ignacio walks in and mistakes Gabe for Henry. Claire corrects him and tells him that she has seen the accountant and that he is much hotter than Gabe. He once again screams to Betty that he really should go, but she yells back for her father to put on some coffee for them all. Ignacio takes Claire’s coat and asks her how she likes her coffee. She tells him “vodka and ice...hold the coffee”! She takes a seat on the couch and Constance spies through the window. Betty calls Daniel and prays that he will answer.
Alexis shows Daniel and Grace the footage of their sexual escapade at the restaurant. She tells them that she wants Grace to remove herself from the case or she will show it to the judge. Grace becomes furious and tells Daniel that he needs a shrink and tells Alexis that she needs a closer shave! When she leaves, Daniel tells Alexis that he can’t believe what she has done. Alexis is shocked when he tells her that Claire is the one that killed Faye and that she has just put their mother in prison! A loud knock at the door suddenly comes as Ignacio is in the kitchen. Claire opens the door and finds Constance there accusing her of being the one that is stealing her man. The two of them get into a shoving match until Ignacio and Gabe come between them. Ignacio takes Constance to the kitchen and tells her that Claire is not his girlfriend....and neither is she! He turns to the sink and she slaps an electronic tacking device to his ankle. She tells him that she will now know where he is at every minute of every day! Betty rushes downstairs to see what is going on. Gabe tells her that it is obvious that she still has feelings for Henry and that he is leaving.
Betty gives Claire the credit card so that she can leave the country. Claire tells her that she watched the man she loved love someone else and it killed her. She makes her promise not to make the same mistake that she did. Betty sits with Claire on the couch and tells her that she needs to be strong right now and that running away isn’t the answer. Claire calls the police and turns herself in for murdering Faye. The cops swarm the house and take Claire into custody. Another package arrives for Amanda. She tells the delivery guy that she has rubber burns all over her body from that dress and that she doesn’t want anymore gifts. She gets excited though when he tells her that this time it is a hat. She opens the box and puts the rubber cone shaped hat on her head. The delivery guy leaves and meets up with one of Amanda’s enemies in the hallway. The two of them laugh because the hat makes is a joke that they have worked up to play on her.
Henry goes to see Betty in her office and tells her that he hated that she had to leave so soon last night. He invites her to have lunch with Charlie and him, but Betty tells him that it is not good for her to hang out with the two of them. She tells him that she just can’t do that right now. She informs him that right now they can only be two people that happen to work in the same building. Henry gives her a slice of birthday cake and leaves. Betty focuses on her work to keep her mind off of her problems.