Ugly Betty - Bickering Isn't Going to Solve Anything!

Mode is broke, so Daniel and Wilhelmina have to act poor in hopes of getting a federal bailout. That's silly; poor people don't get federal bailout checks. They only give 50 million dollars to people who look like they're used to having 100 million. Also on the list of "not getting fat government checks" is "people who whoop it up with a $400 bottle of wine in the New York Post," so Daniel and Wili decide to liquidate some of their considerable personal assets to keep Mode alive. And this motivates Daniel to go get Molly back, which is nice.

Meanwhile, Marc and Amanda borrow Wili's baby so they can date a hot guy (Marc) and come to a deep, meaningful realization about parents (Amanda). And they wear entertaining clothes while saying funny things.

Anyway, the main plot is that the Ignacios are suddenly in danger of being evicted unless they can raise $15,000. Ignacio tries to win $10,000 on a cooking show, but fails. Hilda's attempt to jack up the rates at the salon also fails. Even Justin's street-corner performance of Cabaret fails to generate the long green. Even when it turns out that Matt's family has billions of dollars and he wants to give Betty the money, her pride gets in the way. But the cooking show was rigged and Ignacio goes to work for the host and incidentally sells his chicken molé recipe for enough to keep the house.

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