In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. Styles come and go, and the only constants are the superthin beauties who wear them. How can an ordinary girl a slightly plump plain-Jane from Queens possibly fit in?
The Frank Pop Ensemble -- Hip Teens Don't Wear Blue Jeans, Princess Superstar -- I Like It A Lot, Solo Dos -- Lo Quiere To, Donna Summer -- She Works Hard For The Money, K.T. Tunstall
-- Suddenly I See, Vassy -- Wanna Fly
Betty unwittingly loses the book, a proof of the entire magazine, complete with un-retouched photos of a popular actress who looks less than lovely without a little computer magic. If the photos get out, it could create huge embarrassment for Mode. Wilhelmina plots to use the snafu to bring Daniel down. Meanwhile, Bradford Meade secretively inquires about Fey Sommers final effects.
Songs: Lady Sovereign -- Love Me Or Hate Me
Betty uses her Queens connections to lure big time photographer (and former Queens boy) Vincent Bianchi to shoot for Mode. But when Bianchi insists that Betty meet at a posh restaurant, she feels pressured to get a makeover only things dont quite turn out as planned. Meanwhile Wilhelmina primps for a big date, and Bradford tries to get his hands on Fey Sommers death car.
Songs: Pussycat Dolls
-- Buttons, Shakira
-- Hips Don't Lie, Thuggie D -- Keep Ya Body Movin', Los Ninos De Sara -- La Cubanita, Rihanna -- Unfaithful, The Voodoo Trombone Quartet -- Voodoo Juju
When Mode is forced to abandon its big Christmas photo shoot because another magazine has copied the idea, Betty forms an uneasy alliance with Marc and Amanda. The three fear they may have leaked the idea to someone at the rival mag during happy hour . . . and that their jobs will be history if anyone finds out. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina reluctantly work together to come up with a new photo spread as Mode's deadline looms, and Betty's nephew, Justin, is oblivious to the turmoil as he spends a day at the magazine for a class project.
Songs: Junior Senior -- Can I Get Get Get, Billy May -- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo
It's Halloween and Betty is in for a series of frightful experiences, ranging from showing up dressed for the Mode costume contest . . . only to learn there isnt one, to dealing with her growing attraction to Henry -- while a jealous Walter fumes -- and, worst of all, tracking down a watch Daniel left at one of his many girlfriends apartments. Meanwhile, Daniel pays a visit to his mom in rehab, and Wilhelmina is horrified to learn that she can't fit into a designer gown.
Songs: Antonio Vivaldi -- Mandolin Concerto In C Major, Maxine Nightingale -- Right Back Where We Started From
Daniel falls in instant lust with a mysterious beauty he sees in the Mode lobby (guest star Salma Hayek) and asks for Bettys help in finding out the ladys identity. Meanwhile, Betty and Hilda scramble to raise cash when they get some unexpected news, and Wilhelmina must deal with an unexpected house guest, her daughter.
Songs: The Commodores -- Machine Gun
Betty takes a break from her escalating family troubles when she's assigned to review a posh new hotel. Meanwhile, Daniel is dismayed when Sofia Reyes and her team take up residence in the Mode conference room, and Wilhelmina goes a little bit country to woo a mega rich Texan to advertise his stores in Mode.
Songs: ZZ Top
-- Sharp Dressed Man
Its Thanksgiving Day and everyone at Mode celebrates in their own special way. Betty is torn between work and home; Daniel attends his parents brunch in hopes of seeing Sofia; Marc and Amanda camp out at the Mode offices, and Wilhelmina attempts something shes never done before cooking a turkey.
The day after Thanksgiving is no holiday for Betty, who struggles to pull together a last-minute Mode photo shoot with a famous couple and their baby, while a dejected Daniel recuperates from a hangover at the Suarez house.
Amanda hopes her successful holiday office party will be the gift that keeps on giving. Meanwhile, Betty sorts through her feelings for Walter and Henry; Daniel's love for Sofia grows; and Marc tries to stay on Wilhelmina's good side.
Christina's swag lottery creates a feeding frenzy among the office fashionistas, while Betty wears herself out helping a suddenly cash-poor Daniel entertain a famous Japanese designer.
Daniel's future plans with Sofia are thrown into question when Betty makes a startling discovery; Wilhelmina's romance with Ted changes her mood at the office; and Ignacio doesn't see eye-to-eye with his immigration caseworker.
Daniel is suffering a broken heart and Betty decides to help him get over Sofia by setting him up with a super model. Meanwhile Wilhelmina is picking people to fire or keep when she becomes editor-in-chief.
During Fashion Week in New York City, Betty works to make sure Mode's runway show goes flawlessly. However, Daniel has Hilda help her with the show, much to Betty's dismay. Marc and Amanda continue on a mission to seal the season's hottest fashion item; Daniel is surprised when his father decides to hand over Meade Publications, but a visit from an old friend sends him back to his old ways; and the Mode fashion show is suddenly stopped by a shocking revelation.
The masked woman makes an announcement that leaves Mode in disarray. Meanwhile, Betty tries to moderate the chaos, but Wilhelmina continues to plot her next move; Henry asks out Betty; and Justin is sent home from school for fighting.
Daniel is forced to reconnect with Grace Chin, a girl he once ditched on a date in college but is now New York City's most powerful lawyer. Betty meets a new friend, Charlie, in the Mode cafeteria, but soon learns she is Henry's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Christina and Marc are trapped together during a blizzard and work on a gown for Sarah Jessica Parker; Wilhelmina and Alexis get stranded at a bar; and Santos and Justin get stuck on the subway.
Songs: What Goes Around -- What Goes Around
Betty asks her orthodontist, Dr. Farkas, to be her date to Charlie's birthday party after being invited by Henry. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina tries to tear Daniel and Alexis apart when she learns that Daniel was the one who hired Grace Chin to defend their father; and Amanda piques the interest of an unusual designer.
Marc convinces Betty to pretend to be his girlfriend after his mother, Mrs. Weiner, arrives in town. However, when Mrs. Weiner invites herself to dinner at the Suarez home, Betty's family is forced to play along. Meanwhile, Daniel and Alexis have difficulty working together when their mother names them both co-editors-in-chief.
Betty tries to keep Daniel focused on work after he begins to slip back into his partying habits. Things get worse when a writer gets a hold of Fey Sommer's diaries. Meanwhile, Ignacio is pressured by the immigration caseworker to get into a romantic relationship with her; and Wilhelmina and Alexis try to get a hold of Fey's diaries, but each have a different reason for wanting to do so.
Having been disappointed by Daniel, Christina and Henry, Betty does her best to avoid them. Meanwhile, love is all around at Mode with Alexis being asked out on her first date as a woman; Amanda flirts with a man she assumed was gay; Wilhelmina is tired of dealing with her latest conquest; and Hilda is surprised by Santos. Also, Daniel is on his own dealing with his one time date with Petra.
Betty tries to find the cash to fix the latest Suarez family problem, all while working on the plans for Mode's assistant week bash. Meanwhile, Daniel mulls over Betty's advice on his sexual addiction; Alexis debates Rodrigo's offer; Hilda takes her cosmetology school exam; and Wilhelmina concocts a plan to take over Mode.
Betty and the Suarez family head to Guadalajara to fix Ignacio's immigration problems. Meanwhile, Jordan visits Alexis; Marc is jealous when Amanda finds a new best gay friend in Tavares; and Wilhelmina gives her new man a makeover.
Betty and Henry's relationship heats up as Wilhelmina makes a critical move in her power play attempt for Mode. Meanwhile, the Suarez's trip to Mexico takes a deadly turn.