Ugly Betty returns next Thursday, and while I love the show, I caught myself wondering the other day what exactly did happen in the final few Betty episodes before the strike sent the series off to hiatus. Of course, reading my own recaps could help, but ABC has a couple of other ideas in mind for those who need to catch up.
I'm a big fan of the Ugly Betty podcast hosted by Becki Newton and Michael Urie, and to welcome the show back, they've taken things to the next level: a video podcast filmed partially at the studio of the show's composer. The two only add more fuel to the musical episode fire by creating a wild show tune, including shots of the cast hanging out on set and flashbacks to the most recent developments. The podcast is available for free at iTunes; you can subscribe to the podcast here, and the video episode will automatically download.
If jazz hands aren't your style, ABC has a somewhat more straightforward recap of both Betty seasons to date, hosted by intrepid reporter Suzuki St. Pierre from the show's fashion TV-show-within-a-show. Are you, as Urie and Newton sing, "ready for Betty"? To check out Suzuki's take on the show's state of affairs, just read more.