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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A romantic kiss between Betty and Daniel would have been SO wrong and so rushed. They did the right thing by leaving it open-ended. Although Daniel has shown hints of feelings for Betty before the finale, Betty NEVER showed the slightest trace of a romantic interest in him. If he grabbed her and kissed her, it would have been about as inappropriate and awkward as the way Adrian Brody grabbed and kissed Halle Berry at the Oscars. Also, in your article you pluralized "Betty" by replacing the 'y' with 'ies', but when you pluralize a popular name, like Betty, you should just add an 's' (i.e. "Bettys," not "Betties").


i was reading some posts here, and I totally want an Ugly Betty movie too!!!


ok. so i hav to admit that i cried. thru-out the episode. Betty meant a lot to me, as someone who always felt misfit in his environment. i really wanted her and Daniel to be together. but yes, the ending was way more realistic. Daniel cannot just swoop in and get his girl! he needs to work for it. i have a feeling that they'll be together. and i'm still going wow! over her London transformation! the fashion and everything! can't believe she's the same poncho girl! I loved that all characters got what they deserve. Mark, Amanda, Willy all got their happy ending. I have a feeling that the dinner would have gone well. :)


I loved the way, how at the end they dropped the "UGLY" from the Title to make it just "BETTY"


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Does this mean they will now bring back EASTWICK??


I´ll miss the show...Maybe it hasn´t been the best ending but the most logical. Well, maybe Daniel has been in love with Betty all the time, but it´s not enough to show us the whole process in one or two days, so, the best thing is to show us the beginnig of their love story. It seems that Betty is interested in Daniel too, but as her new feeling. It has been a kind of romantic ending but, after four years, a kiss would be great. Remember they were about to kiss before, when Daniel said goodbye to Molly´s spirit in front of Betty. Anyway, good ending but sad for not having a kiss and for see the last meeting between Daniel and Betty in two minutes...


I WANT A MOVIE!!! Not one that is released in theaters because as much as I love SATC I think it would have been better on HBO. But I most definitely want a special at least 90minutes long where we catch up with everyone. Overall, I love the way the show ended. It was great. I loved Daniel being a brat and injuring himself. I loved Willie being kind and funny. Amanda and Halston were hilarious. She was a great buffer for all of the emotional scenes that brought me to tears everytime. And I love mother Meade for reiterating what we fans already know which is that Daniel unknowingly has feelings for Betty. I mean why else would a boss/best friend drop everything on a dime to come and spend time with an ex-employee/best friend. Was he purely inspired by her four year transition from fresh faced, college grad working her way up the corporate ladder to bring her true dream to life - to a sophisticated professional gambling on the possibility of living that dream. I think not. I believe the heart wants what the heart wants and Daniel's heart wants Betty. And I want an Ugly Betty movie.


I don't think they should do a movie but a follow up special in a few of years where betty and daniel get married (great reason for getting everybody together again!) and we get to catch up with everyone and see how everybody's endings turned out good/bad etc! I loved last nights episode, though I was more emotional at last weeks one where I cried loads. The only thing I was disappointed in was that we didnt get to see them kiss at least would have been fitting even if they had to flashforward a year to give us the kiss it would have been worth it! So going to miss it this season was defo one of the best I laughed, cried and hoped for months people would watch more to save it from being cancelled. It defo deserved one more season! Betty and Daniel forever!!!

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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?