It’s such a shame that almost as soon as Betty Suarez ditched the braces, plucked her eyebrows and started wearing funky ensembles that were cool rather than weird, “Ugly Betty” is over. From episode one, I loved the show. Part of it was that, when the series began, I was an associate editor at Jane and appreciated that, while incredibly hyperbolic, the portrayal of Mode wasn’t that far off from what I witnessed on a daily basis. Sure, I never donned a poncho, but there were definitely moments when I, with my dreams of being a “serious” journalist, felt grossly out of step with the world around me. And having served as an editor-in-chief’s assistant for two years, I really liked how the show captured that intense bond between editors and assistants in a much more real way than, say, “The Devil Wears Prada.” As the show progressed, I loved how Betty started to come into her own, landing an assistant editor gig and breaking hearts along with way.
But I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of last night’s episode. (If you’re waiting to watch it, I would stop reading now.) Keep reading »