Betty first appeared having previously been asked by Patrick Trueman to be his dance partner, Cora Cross arrives at his house to discover she is too late as Patrick has found Betty to be his dance partner. Betty further infuriates Cora by baking cakes for Patrick and giving him attention. Cora calls Betty "ridiculous" behind her back. When Patrick and Betty dance together again, he realises he would prefer someone more exciting, but is unable to let Betty down, agreeing to dance again the next day. However Patrick soon ends his friendship with Betty, and resumes his relationship with Cora.