Ugly Betty Series Finale Review: "Hello Goodbye"

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We had our box of tissues ready for this very last installment of one our favorite shows - Ugly Betty. Like they say, all good things must come to an end, and yes, Betty is in fact history!

Good Bye Halston?

Overall, "Hello Goodbye" did wrap up each of our beloved characters lives in a nice pretty bow, but how bummed were you that there wasn't even a kiss between Daniel and Betty!? They literally waited until the last 40 seconds to show him go to London for her!

At least we can say we were right about that!

But, C'Mon! We wanted MORE! We wanted the dramatically romantic ending where Daniel sweeps Betty off of her feet professing his love to her in front of all her new British friends and giving her a kiss that gives hope to all the ugly Betties of the world that you can get the dream guy. That would have made the show.

Although, we do have to say it was much more of a realistic ending. Especially since Betty would/could not believe that Daniel had feelings for her. It was funny to see her look at Claire with such surprise. Hello Blondie! Get with the program, right?!

We know we should have probably expected it, but we were happily surprised by Connor's return. He really loves Wilhelmina and the spoilers were right - Wilhelmina did have the best ending. She got everything she always longed for - love and being the main editor of Mode. Hopefully, with all the happiness this ending brought her, she will be a nicer boss - we doubt it, but here's to hope!

The one person we feel badly for is Ignacio. The show ended with him all alone in his house. He tells his daughters that he wants them to be happy and to live their lives, but we know that he will be quite lonely. It had to be a difficult choice Hilda made about moving. On one end you don't want to leave your father that raised and let you take shelter at his home for so long, but on the other end, it was time for Hilda to start her own family with Justin and Bobby. When you are a parent, it must be the most difficult thing to let your children spread their wings and fly away. Hopefully, Ignacio will be okay!

Hug it Out Biaches!

Both Amanda and Marc ended finding the love that they always craved - Amanda being the love of a father and Marc allowing himself to actually romantically care for someone. These two really brought tears of happiness to our eyes!

What happened with Tyler? We know he was a rather new character to the show, but he still was Claire's son - who shot Wilhelmina! There was no resolution between him and Claire. We think that was another loose end the writers decided to leave out that needed to be resolved. What do you think?

All in all we will severely miss Ugly Betty. Perhaps one day they will make a special about Betty in London or something. We hate that after all these years of waiting to see Daniel and Betty get together - all we get is a conversation about dinner!

What did you think of the series finale? Did it live up to everything you hoped it to be? Were you happy with how Daniel and Betty semi got together? Leave your comments below!

Don't forget to follow the jump to read our favorite Ugly Betty quotes from last night's final episode!

Wilhelmina: I never thought I'd say this, but you have big balls Betty Suarez.
Betty: That is the nicest thing you said to me. | permalink
Wilhelmina: Go ahead and unclench everything. We are good. Well as good as we can be.
Claire: Really?
Wilhelmina: Yes really Claire. | permalink
Daniel: Me first Betty, I can't live without you. | permalink
Betty: Hey, if you want something to do, I am looking for a new assistant.
Daniel: Well, maybe I will submit my resume. | permalink
Wilhelmina: Well I guess you know me better than I know myself. Now flap those bat wings of yours and get out. | permalink
Amanda: We are a food free household, and you need to loose a little weight, so this is really a win - win. | permalink
Wilhelmina: I've spent my entire life fighting for a magazine when I should have been fighting for you. | permalink
Justin: B, how could you move to London, won't you miss all the kidnapping, shooting, and murder at Mode?
Betty: No, not really. | permalink


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I rather like the ending. Yes it was a bit disappointing that there wasn't a big confession of love between Betty and Daniel, but I think that was good. It would have moved too fast. All of Betty's past (bad) relationships have ended because they rushed into things-Gio, Zachary Boule. Since Betty was surprised that Daniel might have feelings for her, it could have ended badly as well. This way she and Daniel can have a real relationship. I feel like most of the characters also got a happy ending, and was so glad that Amanda and her father got along so well! Also im so relieved about Wilhelmena's transformation, i have a feeling that she wont be so ...unpleasant any more.


I was super bummed about the ending.. a kiss that would of made it perfect in my personal opinion,,,, I was dying for that moment and I was let down .. but I loved that show so much I am going to miss it.


I was so happy that Daniel came to London and followed Betty there and is staying there with her. But I was unhappy that they didn't even kiss but we all know he loves her and she loves him. I am going to miss that show so so much.


Why do some people not think this is a beyond happy ending for Betty? Even without a new relationship at the end, she's got a bright future and the job she's always dreamed of.


i wish say: Wihelmina is for me:
Ava Rescott, Martha Huber, holly harper. So Vanessa come in London. Please !!!!!!!


London ? yes good location !!!! But London without Wihelmina NOOOOOOOOOOO! i can't watch.


I was glad to see daniel in london, but I wanted at least a kiss between them. i was disappointed in the ending.


Actually, Betty did say "I am looking for a new assistant". @SirLizard - if you decide to go on a rant, get your facts straight. Seriously, what is your deal? I agree with Mrs. Northman. There were plenty of hints in the past that Betty had/has feelings for Daniel - she did not want him wasting his time with the bimbos, etc., etc. Plus, it was even evident to Claire that they both have feelings for each other and it wasn't just one sided.


I think the ending was definitely realistic. But I have to admit I was one of those fans waiting at the edge of their seats for the big kiss between daniel and betty (I was always rooting for them!). So I say, bring on a follow up special, made-for-tv movie, whatever! Lets see how Betty's doing at her new (totally faboo) job in London and the progress of her relationship with Daniel.


Amanda's quote should say, "LOSE a little weight," not "LOOSE a little weight." Lose and loose have very different meanings. And characters on the show don't speak like robots, they actually use contractions. Wilhelmina said, "We're good," not, "We are good"; Betty said, "I'm looking for a new assistant," not, "I am looking for a new assistant"; Daniel said, "Well, maybe I'll submit my resume," not, "Well, maybe I will submit my resume."

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Ugly Betty Season 4 Episode 20 Quotes

Justin: B, how could you move to London, won't you miss all the kidnapping, shooting, and murder at Mode?
Betty: No, not really.

Amanda, you said you got a permit for this - right?