Betty Season 2, Episode 6 finale recap: The Let Out

Betty Season 2, Episode 6 - Photograph by Stephanie Mei-Ling/HBO
Betty Season 2, Episode 6 - Photograph by Stephanie Mei-Ling/HBO /

The Betty season 2 finale aired this past week, closing some chapters for our favorite skater girls and opening the book on a variety of new ones.

A theme of the episode was definitely reunions. Between Indigo (Ajani Russell) and her family reconciling, Honeybear (Kabrina Adams) and Ash (Katerina Tannenbaum) finally addressing the elephant (or should we say Victoria, played by Rad Pereira) in the room, and Kirt (Nina Moran) rediscovering her love of music, it was great to see this season end on a happy note for many of our characters.

But there were also some cliffhangers that definitely need to be addressed if there’s a third season. For one: what the heck is going on with Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) and Tai (Lil Dre)? She completely left him hanging on whether she’d go to his school dance with him. And there’s no way there won’t be fallout from her Instagram takeover when she told the world the brand she’s working with doesn’t actually care about skaters.

Overall, this episode was a satisfying way to finish the season, but there’s still a lot of story left to tell. Hopefully, HBO renews it soon!

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Betty Season 2, Episode 6 – Photograph by Stephanie Mei-Ling/HBO /

Betty Season 2, Episode 6: Endings and Beginnings

The beginning of this season followed our group looking for a new winter skate spot — something they found in an abandoned candy factory. It’s a little ironic that Halloween is the day it all comes falling apart.

After a fight breaks out at the costume party, the cops show up and declare they’re in violation of COVID restrictions. This leads to them calling the owner of the building, who says they need to leave since he could get sued if something goes wrong on his property.

Janay (Dede Lovelace) is upset, as she was trying to use the costume party as a canned food drive. But the next day, her friends rally around her, showing up at her house with all the cans they collected. The group spends the day delivering the food to different houses and creating the headquarters for their operation (appropriately and cheekily named Skate Kitchen). After the last bag has been handed out, Sylvester (Andrew Darnell) surprises Janay with dinner on a private boat, and the two finally get together.

Betty Season 2, Episode 6: Just a Fantasy

Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky in the romance department. After all of the guys praise Kirt for helping them learn to be better men, an overwhelmed Kirt blurts out that she can’t teach them anything since she’s not even a good person herself. She admits that she got with Micah’s (Moises Acevedo) girlfriend Shelby (Isabel Palma ) — and that she really likes her, too.

Sadly, Shelby doesn’t reciprocate her feelings. She tells Kirt that, although she had fun for the past few days, their relationship was a fantasy. She has no interest in being her girlfriend and plans to stay with Micah.

Kirt pretends not to be bothered, but she’s clearly in a state of crisis when visiting her massage therapist, admitting she’s confused about her identity and what the quest she’s been going on is supposed to mean. The massage therapist — exhausted by her rambling — tells her to get creative, sparking an idea in Kirt’s mind: she’s going to start rapping again.

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Betty Season 2, Episode 6 – Photograph by Stephanie Mei-Ling/HBO /

Betty Season 2, Episode 6: Everything Sucks…Except the Things That Don’t

Indigo has been in a dark place for a while now, but after taking some drugs and seeing a former sugar daddy at the Halloween party, she really starts to spiral. She finally reaches her breaking point, admitting how stressed she feels. Between Breonna Taylor’s death, COVID, and her fallout with her mom, she feels like everything sucks.

Luckily, Honeybear and Janay are there to comfort her. Jzabel (Roblé Ali) is also there to make her some root tea and offer her some sage advice. He tells her that it’s easy to lose yourself in a place like New York but that he’s found purpose in serving his community and doing what he loves every day.

His words are just the push Indigo needs, and after an agonizing period of estrangement, she goes to visit her mom, being honest about how she’s struggling. The two make up, crying and holding each other, and she soon finds herself babysitting her younger sister and moving into her own place.

Her friends come over to christen her new digs, of course, with a dance party. Kirt even gives Indigo the gift of Octopussy — the thing that started her quest altogether.

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What did you think about season 2 of Betty? What do you hope to see if it gets renewed for a season 3? Let us know in the comments below!

All episodes of Betty are streaming on HBO Max.