Ugly Betty Season 1

"East Side Story"

Betty returns from Mexico ready to fight for Henry, Daniel takes a few too many pills, Claire plans a prison break, Wilhelmina plans a wedding, and Justin scores a lead role in his school's play.

"A Tree Grows in Guadalajara"

Betty and family head to Mexico to get Ignacio his visa, Wilhelmina puts on a show for Amanda's new boyfriend, Tavares, and Alexis' ex-girlfriend comes to visit.

"Secretaries' Day"

In "Secretaries' Day," Betty organizes a party at The Middle Ages where she tries to earn money for Ignacio's trip to Mexico. Meanwhile, Alexis learns Rodrigo's true intentions and Wilhelmina visits Claire at prison.


Betty deals with her trio of problems: Daniel, Christina and Henry, Alexis has sex for the first time as a woman, Amanda meets a new designer, and Santos proposed to Hilda!

"Punch Out"

In Punch Out, Daniel meets a very young model, Betty and Christina go clubbing, Wilhelmina seduces Bradford, Alexis looks for a secret room, and Constance tries to marry Ignacio.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Daniel and Alexis try to be Editors in Chief but competition gets the best of them. When Marc's mother is in town, he tries to use Betty as his new beard.

"Icing on the Cake"

In Icing on the Cake, Daniel tries to hide Claire from Grace, Betty invites a date to Charlie and Henry's party, and Wilhelmina hatches a plan to push Alexis and Daniel apart.


In Derailed, Betty meets Henry's ex-girlfriend Charlie, Marc tries to befriend Christina, Wilhelmina and Alexis have a girls night out, and Daniel tries to get Grace Chin to represent her father.


In Brothers, there's a power struggle at Mode when Alexis returns, Henry asks Betty out on a date to see Wicked, and Justin gets into a fight at school.

"I'm Coming Out"

In Episode 14, Hilda works with Betty at Mode and Alexis makes her grand entrance at Fashion Week.

"In or Out"

In Episode 13, Wilhelmina and the bandaged woman plot to find out who's in and who's out in the new regime. Daniel meanwhile returns from his vacation to come back to Mode and hires Betty back.

"Sofia's Choice"

In Episode 12, Daniel proposed to Sofia, Wilhelmina and Ted try and make a relationship work, and Christina and Betty investigate Sofia's ex, Hunter.


Swag, which aired as the 11th episode, is meant to be the 4th episode. In it, Christina is giving away the swag from the Mode closet and Daniel has to use his own money to take a designer, Oshi, out.

"Fake Plastic Snow"

In episode 10, Betty looks for a replacement for her job, Amanda hosts a great holiday party, and Wilhelmina tries to silence Marc.

"Lose the Boss"

In Episode 9, Daniel spends the day hungover with the Suarez family while Betty heads up an important photo shoot at the Office.

"Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral"

In Episode 8, the Suarez family has a Thanksgiving feast, Wilhelmina cooks for her daughter, Daniel goes to his father's brunch, and Amanda and Marc spend it at the office.

"After Hours"

In Episode 7, Betty does a hotel review, Daniel and Sofia share some office space, and Wilhelmina entertains a client from Texas.

"Trust, Lust, and Must"

Episode 6 introduces us to a new love interest for Daniel, Sofia Reyes and we learn the story of why Ignacio never got a green card.

"The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe"

Episode 5 is the Halloween episode and has Betty running around in a butterfly costume trying to get Daniel's lost watch from his many women.

"Fey's Sleigh Ride"

Episode 4 has Betty, Amanda, and Marc team up to avoid being caught as the leak of the Holiday spread. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina also need to team up to make a new spread.

"Queens for a Day"

Episode 3 follows Betty at she attempts to get a coveted photographer who grew up in her neighborhood to do the centerpiece for their holiday magazine.

"The Box and the Bunny"

In episode 2, Daniel learns theirs a book that he must control to control the magazine. However, when Betty loses the book there's a disaster they must stop.


The pilot of Ugly Betty introduces us to Betty, a very plain looking girl from Queens who gets a job as assistant to the new Editor in Chief of Mode, Daniel Meade.

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Ugly Betty Season 1 Quotes

Betty: I know most of your magazines inside and out. I try to devour as much as I can
Meade Interviewer: Clearly

Amanda: You got messages. Christina called like twelve-hundred times. I'm pretty sure she was drunk dialing. And your nerd lover keeps sniffing around.
Betty: Henry is not my lover. And just throw away the messages from Christina.
Amanda: Oh, someone's got their bitch on.