Ugly Betty (2006–2010): Season 4, Episode 19 - The Past Presents the Future - full transcript
As Hilda's wedding day approaches, Betty asks Daniel to be her plus-one, Ignacio invites Elena, and Amanda is set on fixing up Marc with her new client, soap opera star Spencer Cannon. Meanwhile, Justin weighs whether his own plus-one could be Austin, Betty considers unexpected offers in her personal and professional life, and Wilhelmina finds a way to fight the Meade empire by using Tyler as her pawn.
That's Lindsay Dunne!
He's the most powerful publisher
in all of Britain.
Please don't tell anyone.
All right, it's just between us.
It's not the right time.
Well, we'll still see each other.
I was destined to be an alcoholic.
Consider Willie your sponsor.
I think Claire might have lied to me
about who my father is.
Henry, what we had was amazing,
I'm always gonna be
a little bit in love with you.
That's okay, as long as
it doesn't keep us from moving on.
How can you drink
this stuff? It tastes like bad breath.
Oh, no, I don't drink that.
But I hear it's good for you.
You know, you don't have to fill in
for Amanda. I can get a temp, really.
I can totally do my own work here.
And it's kind of fun being back
at my old desk.
Speaking of what a great friend I am...
- Were we?
- We are now.
I was wondering if you'd want to come
with me to Hilda's wedding.
Are you asking me to be your date?
I mean, if you're free. It's on Saturday.
Never mind, you probably
have something better to do.
No, it sounds like fun.
I was supposed to see Trista
on Saturday, but...
What? What's with the face?
Why are you so down on her?
I'm sorry. She seems very sweet.
It's just she sort of makes you dumb.
What? Wait, I don't see that at all.
You know what?
It's none of my business.
I will stay out of it.
Why does Amanda have
a picture of me sleeping in here?
That's not weird, right?
I mean, we lived together for a year.
You don't have braces.
Oh, my God, this is recent.
I am gonna miss having her around.
Good morning, gentlemen.
You don't work here anymore,
You had that big dramatic exit
where you tried to tip over
the reception desk and shouted out,
"I'm a stylist now, circus freaks!
Take one last look at my tight behind!"
Yeah, but I needed some pencils.
Plus, how can I set up shop
without my Sleeping Betty?
That's nice. Is this new?
No, I'm just working
with a faster shutter speed.
I got my first stylist referral.
He's one of those soap opera actors
who's been on it 20 years.
He plays twins.
An evil doctor and a really evil doctor.
I'm gonna take him to the Closet
so we can get ideas.
- You mean steal clothes?
- Hey, Troy.
Wow, nice jeans.
They really make your package pop.
Marc, stop it.
You have small shoulders,
you can't be desperate, too.
How could he leave me
for that poindexter? I loved Troy.
- Yeah. In my own standoffish way.
- Hey, your ward's here.
Hey, what's up, junior?
Can I talk to you? It's really important.
Okay. Come on.
So, that really important thing
you had to talk to me about,
did it involve words?
Do you want to do this later?
Can you please just give me a second?
Yes, of course. Of course.
I'm sorry. Take your time.
Bobby's gonna say something
and everyone's gonna find out.
- I'm not sure I know what you...
- He walked in on me and Austin.
He saw us kissing.
So, is Austin your boyfriend?
I don't know.
But why does anyone have to know?
First of all, you have a boyfriend.
Yay for you.
if you don't want anyone to know,
they don't have to know.
Bobby's a really great guy,
he's not gonna say anything.
And as far as your mom goes?
She's pretty cool.
Well, what happened
when you told your mom?
Well, my experience
was not necessarily the norm.
It was bad, right?
Your family is completely different.
I don't want them to know.
Okay, breathe. You don't have
to say a word until you're ready.
So, stop by
the art department and I'll have...
Okay, here are the earrings that
I promised Hilda for her wedding.
And here are the diet pills.
I want her skinny as a beautiful corpse
when your papi helps her
down the aisle.
And since you've been so helpful,
Hilda says you should bring a plus one.
Some of our family can't come.
They got deported?
Hey, Betty. It's me.
I got your message about coming
to Hilda's wedding on Saturday.
- Your timing couldn't be better.
I'll be in New York anyway.
We're actually about
to get on the plane.
- It sounds like he put on a few pounds.
So, yeah. I'd love to be your date.
- Okay, I'll see you when I get in. Bye.
- What? How is that possible?
- I never invited him.
- Yeah, you did.
Sorry. That was a hiccup, not a burp.
Hilda's getting married,
and I was wondering
if you'd like to come to the wedding.
As my date.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God, I did!
I remember now.
Why would I do that?
Who knows why you do anything,
That's why we love you just as you are,
brown and complicated.
My first client's here.
Kiss for good luck?
You're so withholding.
Your mother loves the crochet kit I sent.
She's making me a sweater,
it'll be perfect for the fall.
I'm going to Mode today.
I'm gonna tell Claire Meade that
I want my shares of that company.
When I think of the poverty
you grew up in, it just...
It breaks my heart.
But, Tyler, can... Can I say something?
you're the only person I trust anymore.
that means the world to me.
It's just that
being around the Meades
cost you your sobriety.
And with the shares,
you will be tied to them indefinitely.
- Well, can't I sell them?
- Well, I assume so.
But in this climate,
it's gonna be hard to find a buyer.
Well, I don't want that!
I just want to get my money
and go home.
Okay, okay, well, let's think about this.
There's always a solution.
I suppose I could buy your shares.
I mean, I'm used to dealing
with the Meades.
You'd do that?
Why not? A few more shares
doesn't mean a thing to me.
And I want a commitment
not to drink today.
- I won't.
I'm taking temptation away.
So, you drunk-dialed Henry?
Why would you do that?
I don't know.
Well, it must mean something
if you drunk-dialed him.
Well, come on,
I mean, you've drunk-dialed me before.
"Betty, I'm locked out. "
"Betty, I can't find my phone. "
"Betty, is my hair thinning?"
Okay, that never happened,
because my hair is not getting thin.
Anyway, the problem now
is that Henry is on a plane
and he thinks that he's coming
to Hilda's wedding with me.
Are you uninviting me?
Because I canceled plans.
No, no, no. Hilda wants you to be there.
You could bring Trista.
- I thought Trista made me dumb?
- But you like that.
Come on, Daniel,
why are you being like this?
I'm not being anything.
It's fine. I'll bring Trista.
I'll just make sure and powder my head.
I wouldn't want the pictures
to blind anyone.
Okay, Hilda, so it's settled.
I am going to the wedding with Henry,
which is really weird.
And Daniel is going with Trista,
Well, it is what it is.
Anyway, call me when you get this.
God, I don't know how this day
could get any more complicated.
Sorry. Mr. Dunne.
Hi! What are you doing here?
Why aren't you in London?
I'm here to see you.
You have exactly the right voice
for a new magazine I'm starting.
A sort of younger person's New Yorker.
Oh, my God.
I think my voice
would be perfect for that!
Yes, I love your shrill American
So, what? You... You want me
to contribute to your new magazine?
No. I want you to help me run it.
He's leaving on Sunday.
And he wants an answer by then.
Wow, Henry's in town,
you got a new job offer,
you're having quite a day.
I am getting married in three days.
I swear to God, if you upstage me,
I will stab you in the heart.
Hilda! Come on, eat something already,
please. You're scaring me.
Besides, I know I'm not taking the job.
It's less money and it's in London.
Whatever makes you happy.
I got to go.
I got a thousand things to do.
And Justin is no help.
He's always off with that Austin kid.
Well, you know,
he's got a new friend, and...
I just want to get a feel for your colors
before we hit the store
and start racking up credit card debt.
I love shopping more
than my own grandmother.
Please, I skipped my nana's funeral
to go to the mall.
I can see that we need to stay away
from anything in the salmon family.
Mostly because I hate salmon.
I hate salmon, too. I hate all fish colors.
You know, there is something
about you that I automatically liked.
And that is not a come-on, because
you are just too old and too gay for me.
There is nothing I like more
than a backhanded compliment.
Okay, we are like the same woman.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
I'm totally setting you up
with my best friend, Marc.
Well, I wasn't thinking of that,
but I totally am now.
- How weird is that?
- That's eerie.
I'm not surprised
you got offered that job in London.
Your blog is amazing.
Give me that. It's mine.
And it doesn't hurt that
you have a slight British accent now.
- I do not!
- There it is. "I do not. "
- Say "crumpet. " Say "crumpet. "
- Stop! No! No!
Come on, you had it on the message
that you left me.
About that message, I'm sorry.
I am really glad
you're coming to Hilda's wedding.
I was just a little nervous
about what you might read into it.
Right, that you might be opening
something back up?
It's just, it was so complicated before
and had so many obstacles, and...
Yeah. I need to tell you something.
The reason that I'm here.
I have a job interview tomorrow.
Head of accounting
at a very big law firm.
And they're telling me
that essentially the job's mine, so...
So you're moving back to New York?
Charlie's gonna go to school
and little Nate's gonna spend
half his time with her
and half his time with me.
So, I'll be here.
Maybe it's not such a bad thing
that you're not taking that job.
I don't know what to say.
That's... That's huge.
Let's make it a little smaller.
Do you want to have
Hey, Daniel, look who's here.
Hey, little guy. I mean, him.
It's great to see you, man.
Betty said you're back in town for a bit?
Yeah, hopefully, longer than a bit.
I'm interviewing for a job tomorrow, so...
- Daddy. Look what I found.
- Nate, where did you get that shoe?
- No, honey. Sorry.
- I'll find the real owner.
Okay. Well, it was good to see you.
I'll see you tomorrow for breakfast.
- It's a date.
- Bye, Nate.
- Say "bye. "
- Atta boy.
- See you tomorrow.
So, what's going on?
He's back and "it's a date"?
No, it's not a date. It's a breakfast.
I don't know why you want to go down
this road again.
I don't want to see you get hurt.
That's very sweet, Daniel,
but I'm not on that road.
I don't know what road I'm on,
but whatever it is, it's totally new.
Here you go, Bobby.
Justin, hold on.
Have you decided on the long tie,
the bow tie, or the open collar,
which I hate,
but you said you can pull off.
You decide. I'm going to meet Austin.
- Where are you going?
- Nowhere. Just hanging out.
Why is everything with Austin
always such a big secret?
No secret. Austin's a good kid,
they're both good kids.
Everything's cool. So...
What's going on?
Do you know something?
No. I don't know anything.
What? What would I know?
You do know something.
I swear to God, Bobby,
you'd better tell me.
No, I can't.
I promised I wouldn't say anything.
I'm not gonna break that promise.
He's on drugs.
Oh, my God, that Austin kid
has got my baby hooked on drugs?
It's not drugs.
Well, then what is it, Bobby?
Because I cannot think
of another reason
why my son is always
spending time with Austin.
Suddenly he's sneaking off all the time,
or he's up in the room with the door...
Yeah. Look, you didn't hear that
from me, all right?
Thank God. Where have you been?
You lied to me.
You told me that my father was dead.
I'm sorry you had to find out that way.
And I want to talk to you about it.
But not while you've been drinking.
We need to get you some help.
No, the only thing that I want from you
is shares of your company.
- You don't mean that.
- How do you know what I mean?
Tyler! Stop it!
You don't know anything about me.
You got rid of me.
Oh, my God, honey. I'm sorry.
No! No, no! You just figure out a way to
make it happen, or I go to Cal Hartley.
And I know that that's the last thing
that you want.
Hey. Sorry I'm late.
Hi. You brought Nate.
Yeah, we had a change of schedule.
Is that okay?
Of course. Hi, Nate.
- Sorry, he hasn't had his coffee.
- That's okay.
Hey, I found this in my suitcase.
I wanted to show you.
- Can I see?
- Oh, my God. We're so different.
- This feels great.
- Yeah, this is nice.
Whoa. I am so sorry. You...
- You okay? I'm sorry.
- Can you please keep your kid quiet?
- I'm sorry, he's not my kid.
- Sorry. That was...
- Sorry, I didn't mean that.
- Let me get him.
- That sounded terrible. I love kids.
- Come on, buddy.
I... I do want kids.
You know, I want, like, 20.
Just one day. You know, not now.
There you go, sweetie. Okay?
That's good, just...
Hey, I wanted to tell you that piece
that you did in your blog
about the female guard
at Buckingham Palace was amazing.
Oh, thank you. Thank you so much.
That was... That was...
I was just so inspired in London.
And it would have been
such a perfect piece
- for this new magazine.
- Honey. I'm sorry.
- You know what, sweetie?
- But maybe I could find a way to...
Donuts are dead food. Okay?
...get it to work for Mode.
I'm sorry. I'm listening.
You know what? It's fine.
I have to get to work anyway.
- But this has been really fun.
Have a good day, guys. Hi, Hilda.
Betty! Justin's got a boyfriend!
Meet me at your place at 1:00!
Wow, pretty good arm.
Although, I probably could have
done the same thing, you know,
if I warmed up a little.
He is not in his right mind.
This is not the boy I've gotten to know.
Mom, you've known him
a couple of weeks.
You sound pretty naive. I mean,
even Wilhelmina saw this coming.
Wilhelmina? What did she say?
She said it was gonna come to money.
Which is why I offered him a check
when we were at the club.
- You offered him money?
- Yeah. Apparently not enough.
And you're taking advice
Doesn't that seem
like a dumb thing to do?
No, it doesn't. Not when she's right.
Sorry, I've got to take this. Hey.
Marc, just give Spencer a chance.
You will love him.
He's like me but with junk.
I can't, Mandy.
I am still grieving over Troy.
I don't think I'll ever be able
to be in a relationship again.
He's like me with big junk.
Why am I getting an email
from Ignacio Suarez?
Oh, my God!
Well, I like the enthusiasm,
but is this all a little bit too much?
Yeah. It is. Listen to her!
Come on, can't we wait
until after the wedding at least?
This is one of the most important things
that will ever happen to Justin
and he needs to know
that we accept him.
We told him to come here after class.
And when he walks in,
we're all gonna shout...
- We know you're gay and that's okay!
- We know you're gay and that's okay!
Okay, so maybe we put that in the card.
Well, Justin does like a good party.
And colorful things.
That's the gay flag.
Gays do not have a favorite color.
They like them all.
Mi hija, look at all these groups
they have, PFLAG, GLSEN...
And everything came
in this fun starter kit.
And look, a strawberry lip balm.
God, this is so gonna bite me
in the ass.
Stop! Stop this right now!
They like to make entrances.
Have you people lost your minds?
You cannot do this.
Why not? We're fine with it.
It's not about you being fine with it.
It's about Justin being fine with it.
Really? You know,
I expected you to know better.
Well, why do I always
have to know better?
Thanks. Thank you. You saved my life.
Would you listen to the man?
Come on, he... He's an expert.
What is with this family?
I mean, it is one thing to be accepting...
We're just trying to help.
If Justin is ever gonna have
loving and sustaining relationships,
it is important for him
to feel the acceptance of his family.
That... That's a pretty big statement.
No, it is true.
It is in everything that we have read.
Just because your mother
doesn't accept your homosexuality
does not mean that I won't have a last...
Does not mean that
one won't have a lasting relationship.
But I do accept it.
Yeah, Marc, who are we talking about?
It's right here.
Don't believe everything you read,
Justin will come out
when Justin wants to come out.
And then you will all act surprised,
and you will never ever mention
this hideous idea.
They like their exits, too.
I'll go out with Spencer.
Who says I can't have
a healthy relationship?
He might have just
been thinking casual sex.
But he's coming to the wedding,
so you guys can totally figure it out.
Higher. Nice. Chin up, chin up.
Make sure you get them here. Here up.
I don't know how
and I don't know why,
but I know you got to Tyler.
This has your stink all over it.
Claire, have you escaped
from your handlers again?
Or have they allowed you
a senior outing?
This boy is an alcoholic. He is troubled.
Isn't that the pickled lush
calling the kettle black?
- You watch it!
- You... You...
- Get... You get over...
- You... You...
You see that?
Everyone! She attacked me!
Stay away from my son!
Hey, what are you doing here?
I was just about to leave.
Is everything okay?
- I'm not getting that job.
Yeah, apparently, my old boss called
and gave me a bad recommendation.
Daniel, you cost him his job!
I'm your friend.
Don't I have the right to protect you
when I see you making
such a big mistake?
No, you don't!
And who said it was a mistake?
You are moving backwards.
You have so much ahead of you.
Oh, my God,
talk about moving backwards.
What are you doing with Trista?
Aren't you past that?
That is so completely different.
You know what? Let's just make a deal.
I will stay out of your personal life
and you stay out of mine.
I have some
nail polish remover in the bathroom.
I heard you can get a buzz off that.
Don't go through my things.
- Claire's not gonna give me anything.
- Be patient, she will.
Yeah, well, why should she?
I'm nothing to her.
I'm just some stupid piece
of white trash
that's here ruining her perfect life.
Tyler, pull it together.
I know you're angry.
You have every right to be.
But don't take it out on yourself.
Channel it towards Claire Meade.
What a crap day.
So, we both have the same one.
That's cool, right?
- Totally, yeah, I love it.
- Me, too.
My mom won't really let up
about you coming to the wedding.
Well, I will, if you want me to.
- It's okay if you don't.
- I do. I do.
I just... I feel like I'm gonna be
under some sort of microscope.
I get it. It's okay.
But, you know, if I do go,
no one would have to know anything.
I just like hanging out with you.
- You know what, you should come.
- You sure?
- Is it dumb to have the same bracelet?
- Yes, I totally hate the color.
- Want to take it back?
Let's do it.
my face isn't actually perfect.
But it works on me.
Do you know if I hadn't spilled
my drink on you at the Revlon party,
we wouldn't have met?
Yeah, I know.
It was a real blessing in the skies.
Wait. "Blessing in the skies"?
- Does that sound weird?
- No, no, that's right.
Blessing in the skies.
The party was outside.
I wonder what you would say
if we met inside.
Because, you know, there's no sky.
we should probably get going.
Did I just say "irregardless"?
Is that a word?
I don't know. Do you like my earrings?
Great news! I got the job.
Daniel must have called them back.
I knew he would do the right thing.
Yeah, well, thank you.
- Come in.
Wow, Betty, this place is amazing.
Hey, do you want to go celebrate?
I thought maybe we could go to
that Thai restaurant we used to love.
- It's not there anymore.
Henry, can we talk...
"Affordable London apartments"?
Are you thinking about taking that job?
No. No, no, I was just curious. I... No.
Well, if you're thinking about
taking it, I'd just kind of like to know.
No, I'm not. I'm not. I was just looking.
It's just a really great opportunity,
it's sort of hard to let go of, so...
Well, why are you letting it go?
- It's not because of me, is it?
Because I do not want to be the one
that keeps you from living your life.
If you wanna take that job,
then you should.
You should take it, you should
travel the world if you want to.
Henry, it's not you. It's...
My sister's getting married,
and papi's gonna be alone,
and there's all this stuff with Justin.
It isn't the right time.
- It's not the right time for us, either.
You feel that way, too?
It would have been nice, though, right?
To have what we had three years ago.
- But it's not three years ago.
- It definitely isn't.
- I have a wet rice cake in my pocket.
- Listen, you still like Thai food, right?
That's one thing that hasn't changed.
No, that will never change.
Okay. You know a new place?
- Yeah, but you're paying still, right?
- Yes, absolutely.
- Hi. Wow.
- Are you ready?
- Is Bobby out there?
His parents have him in the back.
He was nervous, so they gave him
some sacramental wine.
I had some, too.
- God, Hilda, you look so beautiful.
Oh, my God,
I just want to eat something.
Mama, the second this thing is over,
you can eat your face off.
This is the happiest day of my life.
All right, let's do this bitch.
You look great.
Thanks for helping Henry
get his job back.
Betty, I'm really sorry. I should
probably go say something to him.
He's not coming.
You were right. I was going backwards.
We're just in two very different places.
I guess you know me better
than I thought.
Well, you know me pretty well, too.
Trista definitely brings out
the dumb in me.
- "Irregardless" isn't a word, is it?
Ay, mami. Please, I'm just
gonna welcome him to the family.
I love him,
but he's gonna say something stupid.
And we're circulating and mingling.
Thank you for coming.
Hello, Aunt Spanish. You look bonita.
- I'm gonna get us some sodas.
He seems nice. Are you okay?
I don't know. I hate having a secret.
I just... I feel so far away from them.
- Does it help that I know?
- Yeah. Even Bobby, sort of.
Well, that, my friend,
is what it feels like
when you don't have
to keep a secret anymore. Relief.
I just feel like
everything's gonna change.
It will. But for the better.
But it's up to you. Only you will know
when the time is right.
Marc! Here! Bye.
Okay, Spencer, Marc.
Silver Fox, Purple Ferret.
See, you two are totally
hitting it off already.
Can I have the mic, please?
Thank you so much.
It is my party, I just want to talk.
Hey, I think your days of talking
are over, right?
You're a married woman now. Sit down.
Oh, my God. Are you done?
I just want to say
that I'm so freaking happy.
I just married my best friend.
I knew that I loved Bobby...
Well, when he told me that I did.
But he was right.
Come here. Sit.
I just needed some time to figure it out.
But I knew that Bobby loved me
when he told me that he would
throw himself under a bus for me.
I know, right?
I would do that, too, baby.
Because that's love, right?
When you know somebody
better than they do,
and when you would do anything
in the world to protect them.
I love you, baby.
Tyler, this is the third message I've left.
Dick Cheney returns my calls after one.
Dancing for the very first time,
we have Mr. And Mrs. Talercio!
Let's give it up!
You okay? You seem quiet.
About the future.
Sometimes it's hard to know
when to take that next step.
Someone told me that
when the time is right, you'll just know.
You know you have nothing
to be afraid of, right?
You... You're the bravest kid I know.
May I throw you around the floor
for a while?
- Is that okay?
- Don't cry. It makes you look like a girl.
That Austin is a cutie.
- What? No, I was just...
I was just thinking.
You're getting smarter already.
You know what?
Sometimes I feel like
I have to take care of everyone.
But look at them.
It's a great feeling, isn't it?
Everything is right in the world.
Did anyone ever tell you
you're a really good person?
Has anyone ever told you that you have
the mouth of a silent movie star?
Sexy yet cruel.
I get that you like me.
And I like that you like me.
But let me tell you
how this is gonna go down.
You're gonna pursue me,
and I'm gonna take advantage of that.
It's kind of a pattern with me. I think...
It probably has to do with my mother
rejecting me, blah, blah, blah.
I want to break that pattern.
I want to have a real relationship
with someone that I really care about.
I get it.
So, just want to fool around
in the bushes?
Well, it's probably better.
Honestly, I only said
I would go out with you
because Amanda wanted me to.
- I would do anything for that girl.
God. I am sorry. It is scratching, I...
Amanda left the tag in,
in case we wanted to return it.
My real father
has that bird tattoo.
Oh, my God!
Hi, Mr. Dunne,
this is Betty Suarez calling.
I know that you're leaving tomorrow,
so, I wanted to make sure
you got this message.
I have decided that
I would like to accept your offer.
I would like the job. So, yeah.
we need to talk about Tyler.
I think I've made a terrible mistake,
but you're gonna pay the price.
I'm way too busy for your bull.
For God sakes,
put your hearing aid in and listen to me!
I'm trying to warn you!
That boy is dangerous.
Tyler, what are you doing?
Why did you have to find me?
Everything was better without you.
And now, it's all falling apart.
- Honey, let me help you.
I don't want anything from you.
if I could go back
and change everything I did,
I would. But I can't.
You're my son.
I know you don't want to do this.
Tyler, listen to me.
I know you're hurting,
but Claire has nothing to do with this.
You're confused and it's my fault.
I'm the one who made you feel this way.
And I'm sorry. So, give me the gun
and I will try to make things right.
Claire loves you.
And I think, somewhere, you know that.
- Baby, it's all right.
Why don't you give me the gun?