As far as shocking endings go, Ugly Betty's January 18th ending was near the top of the list.
In fact, with the ending of 24 (Curtis and the Nuke), this is quite the week for the minutes before the closing credits.
I wasn't a big Ugly Betty fan when it started this past fall. I'm not even sure I've seen all the episodes. But after hearing the buzz about how good a show it was, I decided to give it a try. It's a cute show, and like the Betty character, has a lot of heart.