Exclusive: Two (possibly three) 'Ugly Betty' vets return

ugly-betty-castImage Credit: Rodriguez: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Jensen: David Gabber/PR Photos; Gorham: Valerie Macon/Getty ImagesWho says you can’t go home again? As Ugly Betty nears its April 14 series finale, it’s welcoming back, like, half of its former cast, including Ashley Jensen (Christina), Freddy Rodriguez (Gio), and maybe Chris Gorham (Henry).

Jensen, who’s currently employed on the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose, reappears in episode 18, when Betty goes abroad to cover London Fashion Week for Daniel and runs into her exported Mode BFF. (Besides a semi-stylish wardrobe, our heroine packs sis Hilda for a bachelorette party with, I’m guessing, a tea-and-crumpets theme?)

But of course Christina’s pop-up pales in comparison to the return of Betty’s former sweethearts — well, at least one of her former sweethearts. Rodriguez’s comeback is a done deal. Gorham, however, remains a bit of a question mark. Last I checked he was in negotiations to return for an episode, but all I’m hearing now is radio silence. Something tells me we may not know if Henry’s returning until his actual episode airs. I guess a little mystery never hurt anyone.

Are there any other Ugly alumni you’d like to see again before the show signs off? Comment below… (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick)


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  • Deion

    TEAM GIO!!!!!

    • Nina

      Hell yeah!!! Team Gio all the way! <3

    • Liz

      Yea I was pretty excited about Gio. Then I saw Henry and immediately gagged. UGH Henry’s story line has been over for like a million years and the writers need to let it go

    • Beatrice B

      TEAM GIO!!!
      This is great news.

      GIO IS BACK!!! :D
      I like Gorham but I’m not interested in any return of Henry. His story with Betty will only bring bittersweet pain…
      Gio relationship with Betty is fun and bright and he always encourages her to do something with her life… he would be perfect for the finale!!!

      • Jean

        Beatrice!!! How are you? This is fantastic news. I am hopeful for something really good to happen with GIO and Betty, and would actually come back to watch since I left when Gio left.

      • queue55

        ITA!! Gio was the only one who encouraged Betty’s aspirations! Wouldn’t mind them walking off into the TV sunset together!

    • A

      TEAM GIO!
      I really don’t care much about anyone else.
      But Ashley Jensen! Yay!

      • Bonnie

        Couldn’t be more excited about Freddy coming back! Get that man a pilot! I want to see him on tv regularly again.

      • Alexiz

        i totally agree with Bonnie, get Freddy a pilot. Yay for team Gio.

    • SirLizard

      It will definitely be nice to see Gio back on the show. Freddy Rodriguez is great. But they may only have Gio appear within the “what if” fantasy sequence that will be the focus of episode 4.17, when Betty gets her braces off. I would bet money, a LOT of money, that Betty will not end up with Gio. It wouldn’t make ANY sense at all. She liked Gio, but she never felt passionately about him. I liked Henry, but I wouldn’t want Betty to end up with him either. At least I would be able to understand if she chose Henry, though. Betty definitely felt passionately about Henry. She also had a pretty strong relationship with Matt. But Gio was just her rebound guy, just as he feared he was.

    • Rachel K

      Go Team Gio!! If Betty ends up with someone it better be him. I loved his character when he was on the show!

  • Becca

    YES. GIO. I haven’t watched UB all season but I will watch when Gio comes back for sure.

    • Sydney

      OMG I”m soooo excited Freddy is back!!! Yayyyy, I can’t wait to see him play Gio again. Love it!

  • Frank

    I would love to see Kristen Chenoweth as Betty’s dentist again.

    • Kristina

      I believe she was an assistant to Betty’s dentist, but I would love to see her return.

      I’m also on TEAM GIO!

      • matt

        Nope, she was the assistant to the orthodontist played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson who was back earlier this season.

  • Carol de Assis

    CONNOR! Wilhelmina deserves her happy ending.

    • bootsycolumbia

      Agreed! Plus the guy who plays Connor is so yummy!

      • Beatrice B

        Agreed! Bowler is amazing as Connor and… wow, two hunks for the finale?! Gio & Connor will at least partially make up for some the crappy storylines the writers pulled in S3 & 4.
        Some hotness to redeem the show in my eyes.
        GIO AND CONNOR! YUM!!!

    • jason

      yes please he is so hot

  • Generation Gossip

    Im still in mourning that UB will be no more.

    Get the scoop from GenertionGossip.com

  • Emily

    REBECCA please. they gotta bring back alexis… even just for something short.

    • aleksa

      That’s the one I was going to say.

      • Mel

        They HAVE to bring back Alexis. And I don’t see how it couldn’t work now that Witches of Eastwick is over. How can you not end the series with the Meade family back together. Especially with a new member in the mix.

    • Zach

      Yes, of course. As for the rest, I liked Gio but hated Henry. NEITHER was right for Betty. The guy she was with this season is the one she should end up with if any of them.

      And does anyone else remember CONSTANCE????? PLEASE!

  • Generation Gossip

    Im still in mourning that UB will be no more.

    Get the scoop from GenerationGossip.com

  • Zoe

    OMG that’s a brilliant idea — Kristin Chenowith as the dentist again!

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  • Rob J.

    Alexis, duh.
    — Rob

  • D3

    I find myself still wondering why this show was kept and Pushing Daisies was dumped… In any case, does Chris Gorham remind anyone else of Justin Long?

    • maryb


  • daveedt

    TEAM GIO !!!!!

  • Doug

    As much as I didn’t love her character, I do think we should see Alexis one last time.

  • Lauren

    Gio’s back! Oh hell yeah! About time too :D

  • Jon

    I’d like to see Papa Suarez’s ex-nurse girlfriend return, even though she’s a regular on Dexter.

    • Malika

      yea, Nina from New York Undercover!

    • SirLizard

      She was already a regular on “Dexter”, even before she began her stint on “Ugly Betty” as Elena, so that wouldn’t preclude her return to “Ugly Betty”. I just doubt that they’ll be able to squeeze in too many people and too many stories. That said, I think that if Ignacio were going to get any kind of happy ending, it would have to be with Elena.

      • carmencita

        She came back! She was his guest at the wedding in last night’s episode!!!!! YAY FOR LAUREN VELEZ~ (the actress’ real name)… now if they only found time to bring back Rebecca as Alexis

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