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    Queen's Girl

    Thursday, October 12 2006
    Betty uses her connections to get a new contract for the magazine. Things get more complicated for Bradford. Wilhelmina faces some disappointment.


    Betty isn't allowed in

    Betty is trying to get into a party while all the beautiful people pass by. The bouncer tells her to come back Monday night when they'll let anyone in. It's a cover party for Daniel's first issue of Mode. Wilhelmina hooks up with Marc who gives her the low down on who's there. Bradford follows Daniel around; trying to make sure he does more than chat up young girls. Wilhelmina congratulates him on his success while she goes on about the success de scandale of other fashion editors before he rolls his eyes and vanishes into the crowd.



    Walter and Justin dance

    Meanwhile, at Betty's house, her ex-boyfriend Walter tries to dance to a video game before being exhausted and pushed out of the way by Justin. Betty comes home and says that she doesn't have to explain herself to him when he shows his jealousy at her supposed nightlife. He tells her he got the game for her without an employee discount, a declaration she finds less than exciting.


    Justin eagerly questions Betty about the party and gives his middling assessment of her first issue. Hilda, her sister, realizes that she didn't get in and offers to help her: She knows how to sell herself, she proclaims. 'If you wanna fit in with these people, they're not going to change: You have to.'

    Bradford comes to visit Wilhelmina who offers him an elaborate run down of everything she's done that morning. 'Some people are naturals,' she says before assuring him that she's 'got Daniel's back.' In the cramped elevator, Amanda asks Betty if she skipped the party for a sale at the 99 cent store before they fan out across the office. Daniel is panicking about the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing. This is going to change. He is getting frustrated while looking over past issues to see where he has been going wrong. Marc zips Wilhelmina up while they gossip that Daniel is trying to rip off his own dead brother Alex. This is a sure sign of impending doom. This goes into the evening, while he runs himself down for not being his brother. His brother was everything to their father: He was the favorite. Betty doesn't like to admit that father's have favorites and tucks into some Chinese food.

    Bradford comes to visit Wilhelmina who offers him an elaborate run down of everything she's done that morning. 'Some people are naturals,' she says before assuring him that she's 'got Daniel's back.' In the cramped elevator, Amanda asks Betty if she skipped the party for a sale at the 99 cent store before they fan out across the office. Daniel is panicking about the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing. This is going to change. He is getting frustrated while looking over past issues to see where he has been going wrong. Marc zips Wilhelmina up while they gossip that Daniel is trying to rip off his own dead brother Alex. This is a sure sign of impending doom. This goes into the evening, while he runs himself down for not being his brother. His brother was everything to their father: He was the favorite. Betty doesn't like to admit that father's have favorites and tucks into some Chinese food.


    Vincent warms up to Betty

    When she gets home, she asks Hilda if she thinks their father has a favorite. She says 'of course it's you' as if this was a stupid question. He comes downstairs and says that they work her too hard before noticing a portfolio of Vincent Bianchi's work. He let's out that Vincent grew up just four block away. Betty gets an idea and excitedly runs out. She calls Vincent, but doesn't know what to say and he attempts to fob her off to his agent. Then she manages to tell him that she grew up near him and they went to the same high school. They begin to reminisce and he warms up to her until she says she works for Daniel Meade and he abruptly hangs up. Bianchi wouldn't work for Mode because he didn't get along with Daniel's brother.



    Bradford's problems grow

    Bradford needs Fey Sommer's car. He demands that his man get it because, he says, anyone can figure out when a car's brakes have been tampered with. Bradford's man finds the car in a salvage yard. It turns out that it' being sold off at auction as a celebrity death car.


    All the women at the magazine fawn over Daniel as he starts up the next layout plan. A call comes in for Betty from Vincent, Daniel dances around the desk as she talks to him. She sent him food from the deli where he grew up and he thought that showed 'cojones.' They set up a lunch date for the three of them. Daniel suggests that she 'dress up a bit.' Amanda tells her to try natural fibers for once. Betty goes to see Christina, who doesn't think she should try to change, but Betty is convinced she has to. She looks through gowns, but it's hopeless. She goes home and tries to fix herself up in the mirror so she can compete with the Amazon women she works with. Her father interrupts and tells her she's beautiful the way she is. She tells him to take his pill. Hilda comes in stating bluntly: 'See' before Betty tells her to 'shut up and help me.'


    Betty gets her make-over

    We go back and forth between two beauty salons. As Wilhelmina gets her massage while drinking champagne, Betty gets her unibrow plucked and is showered in hairspray before emerging like a second rate drag queen in a bouffant hairstyle. She goes out onto the street and sweaty construction workers whistle at her to her delighted surprise. She gets in the elevator with Bradford who, uncomfortably, looks her over and tells her she looks 'taller' when she re-introduces herself. Marc snaps a shot of her when she walks in, saying to himself that he's found his new screensaver before giggling.



    Wilhelmina continues to plot Daniel's downfall

    Wilhelmina assures her mysterious collaborator that she is driving a wedge between Bradford and Daniel. She's about to drive it deeper. Daniel has a call patched in from Wilhelmina's mysterious friend who asks him pointedly how well he knows his father and what he's been up to at a salvage yard. Daniel comes out of the office and almost swallows his hello when he sees Betty in her new look. He tells her to call the restaurant and get a table in the back before hiding in his office.


    During an office meeting, Daniel says that he has plans to change things; get new photographers and writers, no more editorials on eating disorders (some waifs run from the room). He announces he has a meeting with Vincent Bianchi. Everyone's skeptical and thinks that he's getting ahead of himself. Wilhelmina stands beside Betty and gestures to her staying that 'change isn't always better; sometimes it can make a bad situation worse.'


    Betty tries her best to help

    Betty is trying to fix herself up in the ladies' room when Daniel comes to check on her. He says that it is a fashion magazine and appearance means a lot there. She tries to get out of the lunch and tells him to take Amanda. He gets in his limo and Bradford surprisingly joins him. When Betty gets out of the bathroom, she realizes that Daniel left his proposal and tries to rush it to the restaurant. Marc grabs it from her and tries to take it before she threatens to punch him and wrests it away. At the restaurant, Amanda is trying (very badly) to pretend that she is Betty to an unconvinced Vincent. He begins to ask her questions about the old neighborhood while Daniel tries to get drunk. Daniel eventually confesses the deception and Vincent's unsurprised. Just then, Betty tries to barge in, but is stopped at the door until Daniel smuggles her in. He tells Vincent that, after the way he treated him, there's no reason he should want to work for them. Vincent's impressed that he's nothing like his brother. Betty puts the proposal down before falling over a table. Back at the office, Daniel says that he was impressed by her and she came through for them. Bradford rushes in to say they got the contract. He congratulates him and then Daniel asks him about the scrapyard. Bradford protests total bewilderment before walking away.


    Wilhelmina is primping for a meeting with a senator when he calls to say that he's running late. She seems genuinely disappointed; pathos fills her face. He comes to see her eventually. It turns out that he's her father. He's disappointed that she's only the creative editor. Once he leaves, she gets an email announcing Bianchi will come to work for the magazine and she throws a tantrum, smashing every glass object on her office.

    Betty goes home and announces her success to everyone. Her father hugs her and says how proud he is. Betty looks over his shoulder at her disappointed looking sister. She feels bad that she gets all the attention. Betty says Hilda helped her a lot and then goes into the living room to dance with her nephew.


    Betty and Hilda

    Betty goes home and announces her success to everyone. Her father hugs her and says how proud he is. Betty looks over his shoulder at her disappointed looking sister. She feels bad that she gets all the attention. Betty says Hilda helped her a lot and then goes into the living room to dance with her nephew.


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by thesadecone at Friday, October 13 2006 01:12 AM

    this show is hilarious!

    Posted by DolphinQueen1987 at Monday, October 16 2006 12:05 PM

    Do any of u think Betty and Daniel will get together? I hope they do.

    Posted by Daniel And Betty Fan at Monday, October 16 2006 09:19 PM

    I hope that Beety and Daniel will get together I hope. they will be great couples. I think Daniel will fall for Betty. :P

    Posted by ms_than6 at Thursday, October 19 2006 12:15 PM

    betty & daniel look cute together LOL in a way

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