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View Full Version : Ugly Betty *Season Finale* -- "Jump" -- 05/22/08


LorenzoL
05-22-08, 07:05 PM
"Jump"
Betty finds herself in a dilemma between Henry and Gio when each makes a romantic offer to her. Meanwhile, a softball game between ELLE and Mode has rivals Wilhelmina and Naomi Campbell facing off in the field. Finally, Hilda makes quite a discovery about Coach Diaz, and a surprise visit from an orphaned French boy stirs things up at Mode.
First Aired: Thursday May 22, 2008

big whoppa
05-22-08, 07:18 PM
Firecrotch is in this one.

Snowmaker
05-22-08, 09:47 PM
So, since Betty did not have on the ring at the end, are we to assume she went to Rome?

And we need screen caps of cheerleader Amanda. :drool:

GreenEggs248
05-22-08, 11:14 PM
DId anyone not have the voices for the first 5 minutes of the show? We heard the background sound, but no voices. weird

johnnysd
05-23-08, 03:04 AM
So, since Betty did not have on the ring at the end, are we to assume she went to Rome?

And we need screen caps of cheerleader Amanda. :drool:

I am pretty Betty is in Rome, BUT with Henry to see if she really wants to marry him. Opening scene will be Betty blabbing on the bed in Rome making you think it is Gio, and then Henry will walk out of the bathroom. But she should be with Gio.

Snowmaker
05-23-08, 07:55 AM
I am pretty Betty is in Rome, BUT with Henry to see if she really wants to marry him. Opening scene will be Betty blabbing on the bed in Rome making you think it is Gio, and then Henry will walk out of the bathroom. But she should be with Gio.

Do we really need to spoiler tag speculation?

If what you say were true though, Gio would unlikely ever want to talk to her again.

Red Dog
05-23-08, 08:41 AM
Pretty blah finale. I just don't care who Betty chooses at this point. The office stuff and Willy vs. the Meades are the best parts of the show. I thought the softball game was going to take up more of the episode - that could have made it better.

Snowmaker
05-23-08, 08:53 AM
Pretty blah finale. I just don't care who Betty chooses at this point. The office stuff and Willy vs. the Meades are the best parts of the show. I thought the softball game was going to take up more of the episode - that could have made it better.

I thought the reaction to Naomi Campbell answering her cell phone was the funniest part of the whole show. :lol:

rfduncan
05-23-08, 08:58 AM
I found it odd that the soundtrack for this episode was entirely extracted from Madonna's new album "Hard Candy".

As for the Gio/Henry thing, I really have zero interest in the whole scenario at this point. They've drawn it out a little too long. How exactly did they skate around the fact that Betty knew that Charlie was cheating on Henry when she got pregnant? A paternity test would certainly have been in order THERE instead of with the two Daniels.

riley_dude
05-23-08, 09:58 AM
Pretty blah finale. I just don't care who Betty chooses at this point. The office stuff and Willy vs. the Meades are the best parts of the show. I thought the softball game was going to take up more of the episode - that could have made it better.
I actually liked it.... a lot. Some great scenes for everyone and I liked the plot point of who Betty will be choosing. For a long time I thought it should be Henry but now, I think it should be Gio.
Loved the montage at the end. Very effective.

I found it odd that the soundtrack for this episode was entirely extracted from Madonna's new album "Hard Candy".

The song Jump was the only song not from Hard Candy.

johnnysd
05-23-08, 10:10 AM
I found it odd that the soundtrack for this episode was entirely extracted from Madonna's new album "Hard Candy".

As for the Gio/Henry thing, I really have zero interest in the whole scenario at this point. They've drawn it out a little too long. How exactly did they skate around the fact that Betty knew that Charlie was cheating on Henry when she got pregnant? A paternity test would certainly have been in order THERE instead of with the two Daniels.

They did do a paternity test in the show for Henry.

rfduncan
05-23-08, 11:01 AM
They did do a paternity test in the show for Henry.
See? Thanks to the strike, I have trouble keeping everything that's happened this season straight! I'm going to have to watch this whole season again if ABC decides to re-air it this summer.

Jadzia
05-23-08, 11:12 AM
I don't think she went with Henry. If she did, her father would have looked more pissed/upset as he hugged her goodbye.

Plus it seemed like a no-brainer to me. Either go to Rome for two weeks or get married for life?

Maybe she decided to go to Rome alone so she can find herself and figure out who/what she wants.

mdc3000
05-23-08, 12:28 PM
Maybe she decided to go to Rome alone so she can find herself and figure out who/what she wants.

I definitely think she chose to go somewhere alone to find herself...that OLD TIRED CLICHE. Weak finale IMO. Not enough Marc or Amanda and I know that I'm sick of Henry and hate the character, so I wish they'd just end that storyline for good... and I was not surprised with the 90% Hard Candy soundtrack - Ugly Betty has been one of the biggest 'promotional whores' on TV this season - SHAMELESS.

A rather disappointing season IMO compared to the first. Last year I looked forward to the show, this season I suffered through it.

Nick Martin
05-23-08, 01:25 PM
I can't stand Henry either, because I have no respect for him at all. I just want him gone.

Now I understand why Rebecca Romijn said she won't be a regular anymore because she didn't agree with how the writers changed her character into someone that cold.

She'll appear from time to time instead in a recurring role because of that. I support that, because the change in her character Alexis is just wrong.

rfduncan
05-23-08, 01:25 PM
The song Jump was the only song not from Hard Candy.
Oops. You're right. That's off off "Confessions on a Dance Floor"...

MrE
05-23-08, 01:35 PM
"Hilda dressed you as baby Madonna."

riley_dude
05-23-08, 05:31 PM
I can't stand Henry either, because I have no respect for him at all. I just want him gone.

Now I understand why Rebecca Romijn said she won't be a regular anymore because she didn't agree with how the writers changed her character into someone that cold.

She'll appear from time to time instead in a recurring role because of that. I support that, because the change in her character Alexis is just wrong.

Oh really? That's intersting.
Doesn't she have a contract though?
The look her Mother gave her towards the end was classic. I love Judith Light.

Jadzia
05-23-08, 09:20 PM
I must have missed something, but what did Romijn's character do? I did not understand her mother's "look" so I probably missed a scene at some point.

I read in TV Guide one week that Romijn's character was being "demoted" in an effort to de-clutter the cast next season. Then the following week they wrote that one of the cast member's was unhappy about the change to New York next year and did not want to move because "he/she" just bought a house in LA. I assumed this was probably Romijn they were referring to.

movieking
05-23-08, 09:33 PM
Read the same thing Jadzia, but I don't think that the person who bought the house is Romijn, since her departure (or role reduction) was announced a few weeks prior to that. Very curious to see who it is.

I couldn't believe how small Lohan's role was. I thought for sure we would see her at the softball game. Oh well, no loss.

Pretty weak finale, but I do hope that Daniel's son sticks around for a while next season. Don't care about Betty's decision, but I would be shocked if she doesn't end up alone somewhere. And Hilda is the other woman. Tsk, tsk...

Nick Martin
05-23-08, 10:27 PM
Don't worry, Lohan will be back for about 5 or 6 more episodes. :)


I must have missed something, but what did Romijn's character do? I did not understand her mother's "look" so I probably missed a scene at some point.

She essentially betrayed Daniel, used his compassion for her against him, listened to Wilhelmina's "suggestions" to first demote Daniel and then in the end, fire him.

That's what Alexis did, and in her mind it was all for the company, all for the magazine.

big whoppa
05-24-08, 04:24 PM
I believe it was mentioned in TVGuide that mentioned Romijn was leaving because the show's producers wanted to focus the story on Betty rather than continue on the path of too many storylines. Since her character was turning on her brother and her mother, I think they might try to get her off Meade. Or slick Willie has other plans of her own to do it for them.

I think Betty will also go somewhere to get perspective. I wasn't expecting Henry to show up again to propose.

I don't think they should saddle Daniel with a kid too long. It probably won't last.

Too much pimping for Madonna. It was just too much.

Hilda's storyline is getting better but being the other woman is just bad road to travel on.

Overall, finale was OK but not as emotional or exciting as last season when Hilda's fiance was shot.

Tracer Bullet
05-26-08, 08:03 PM
So Betty's family lives in the Jackson Heights section of Brooklyn? I'm glad the show is moving to New York, if only so that these details are finally right.

LiquidSky
05-27-08, 08:48 AM
I read in TV Guide one week that Romijn's character was being "demoted" in an effort to de-clutter the cast next season.

They need to give Henry the boot. That's enough de-cluttering for me. :) Also, whatever happened to Marc's boyfriend?

Jadzia
05-27-08, 09:22 AM
I liked Henry so much in the beginning, but they really ruined his character.

Now I am on board the Gio train.

rfduncan
05-27-08, 09:23 AM
Also, whatever happened to Marc's boyfriend?
You know they just sort of dropped that storyline. Cliff was last scene in "Zero Worship" in the video store with Marc when he discovers that Wili's intended surrogate is a porn star. Does he ever show up or get mentioned again? Seems like Marc gets so sidetracked with the baby project that he forgot all about Cliff!

kitkat
05-27-08, 10:22 AM
I liked Henry so much in the beginning, but they really ruined his character.

Now I am on board the Gio train.
I don't really care much about either of them at this point, and I'm getting sick of their storylines. Things have become very lackluster and repetitive. I hope they figure out a way to liven things up next season and let some of the characters move in interesting and new directions.

Jadzia
05-27-08, 10:27 AM
It is a bit silly that in a show called "Ugly Betty" there is not one but 2 attractive guys fighting over the main character. It is nice that these guys appreciate Betty for her personality, but it seems pretty unrealistic the way she is being pursued by them in this show.

I think the audience would relate better to her character if she had problems finding a date. Watching her fight off ardent suitors makes the show a little over the top (and is probably depressing for all the attractive single gals out there.)

Patman
05-27-08, 10:48 AM
Counterpoint:

According to Jim.
King of Queens.

Tracer Bullet
05-27-08, 12:00 PM
Also, whatever happened to Marc's boyfriend?

He was a victim of the writers' strike. No idea if he'll be back next season.

movieking
05-27-08, 12:02 PM
It's not like Marc's boyfriend is going to be playing Guitar Hero on Moonlight anymore.

kitkat
05-27-08, 01:09 PM
It is a bit silly that in a show called "Ugly Betty" there is not one but 2 attractive guys fighting over the main character. It is nice that these guys appreciate Betty for her personality, but it seems pretty unrealistic the way she is being pursued by them in this show.

I think the audience would relate better to her character if she had problems finding a date. Watching her fight off ardent suitors makes the show a little over the top (and is probably depressing for all the attractive single gals out there.)
You're absolutely right! :lol:

big whoppa
05-28-08, 02:09 AM
It is a bit silly that in a show called "Ugly Betty" there is not one but 2 attractive guys fighting over the main character. It is nice that these guys appreciate Betty for her personality, but it seems pretty unrealistic the way she is being pursued by them in this show.

I think the audience would relate better to her character if she had problems finding a date. Watching her fight off ardent suitors makes the show a little over the top (and is probably depressing for all the attractive single gals out there.)

Ah, but you forget about inner beauty. Amanda who is hot has no one. The girl gets banged a lot but otherwise.

LiquidSky
05-28-08, 08:37 AM
Amanda who is hot has no one.

I love when Amanda sings! :banana:

Pointyskull
05-28-08, 09:26 AM
I vote for the Betty-gone-off-alone angle, for what it's worth. And then no doubt the whole Henry/Gio thing will get stretched out even more next season.

A little disappointed in the Daniel-and-his-bastard storyline, as the sudden arrival of a child is typically a corny show-killer (what I like to call The Cousin Oliver Syndrome).

However, Amanda as a cheerleader :drool:

I guess I can tolerate the dumb stuff for awhile longer because this show really looks outstanding in HD.

Rogue588
05-29-08, 12:41 AM
I'm late, but this was a pretty unimpressive finale. Though there wasn't much Lohan, I would much rather see the time that will be wasted on her given to Hilda, Marc or Amanda. I'm loathing those future appearances.

I also commented on the Madonna thread about this episode featuring "Hard Candy" tracks (well, except "Jump"). Didn't mind that. I also thought this episode was pretty colorful. Almost TOO colorful. Close to oversaturating..

Oh, and I know it's good to have a bad guy, but is Wilhelmina going to "win" every freakin time?

big whoppa
05-29-08, 02:02 AM
Oh, and I know it's good to have a bad guy, but is Wilhelmina going to "win" every freakin time?

Well, she got hers too. Her employees left her, her father wouldn't lend her money, and her daughter left her. She's on an upturn right now but she'll come crashing down. :D

riley_dude
05-29-08, 06:50 PM
I vote for the Betty-gone-off-alone angle, for what it's worth. And then no doubt the whole Henry/Gio thing will get stretched out even more next season.

A little disappointed in the Daniel-and-his-bastard storyline, as the sudden arrival of a child is typically a corny show-killer (what I like to call The Cousin Oliver Syndrome).

However, Amanda as a cheerleader :drool:

I guess I can tolerate the dumb stuff for awhile longer because this show really looks outstanding in HD.
The way they portrayed this kid though is more of a way for Daniel to grow up and the kid doesn't seem like precocious like most sitcom kids that are added to the cast as a stunt.

I am curious to know where Mark's Boyfriend went also?

big whoppa
05-29-08, 11:48 PM
I think Mark's bf is a case of too many storylines. TPTB wanted to cut down to focus back on Betty. Besides his bf made Mark too grounded and I think people would prefer he stay Willie's evil sidekick.

rfduncan
05-30-08, 09:03 AM
I am curious to know where Mark's Boyfriend went also?

It's not like Marc's boyfriend is going to be playing Guitar Hero on Moonlight anymore.
He was playing a recurring secondary character on Moonlight which has since been cancelled. Still you'd think they'd have at least written him off or explained his absence instead of him just vanishing...