Thin Betty is back in action. She does some truly weird flirtation wearing a yellow dress with a built in cape at a fundraiser for Henry. She’s decked out from gloves to jewels, really showing herself off like the political wife she longed to be. Being pretty and desired is what gets Betty off–and Henry too, apparently, since they have a weird love-making session in the back of a limo after her flirt session.
Later Betty goes for a more modern outfit in a sleeveless floral top and denim shorts while driving to Bobby’s camp. This is the first time we’ve seen Betty in denim; it’s a real reflection that she’s let her guard down. If she were with her husband would she have bent into her car like that? Or flirted with Don so obviously? When flying solo, Betty isn’t afraid to be a tease.
After her night with Don, however, Betty is back in uptight mode, wearing a white and blue full skirted dress, a white headband, and very prim jewelry. Relaxed, available Betty is gone, she’s back to being a politician’s wife.