Secret Life Season Finale Review: "Rules of Engagement"

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On the season finale of Secret Life, we get a chance to see where all of our characters seem to be headed for their future.  Amy and Ricky make a big step in their relationship, Ben and Adrian hint at a future as more than co-parents, and Grace expresses the desire to wild out a bit.

When Amy and Ricky come downstairs after their late night sleepover, they find out Ashley is missing.  It turns out she’s waiting under Ricky’s covers in his apartment, wearing only her underwear.  Ricky freaks and tells her to get dressed and that he’s taking her home.  They have a talk and he says she should wait and have sex with someone she’s in love with and she says she thinks maybe he’s the one.

He states again that he won’t sleep with her and tells Amy what happened.

Seduction Attempt

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Amy heads over to talk to Ashley.  Ashley said she just wanted to get losing her virginity over with and asks why people are always taking risks if they end up getting hurt and hurting others.  This tied in with the fact that Anne found out that George had cheated again.  They decide not to go through with their wedding.

Speaking of engagements, Adrian is flaunting her four-carat sapphire “friendship ring.”  Ben’s dad is rightfully annoyed and Adrian’s parents are confused and conflicted.  Ben thinks he really might end up engaged to Adrian one day and they share a kiss at the end of the episode.  Ben and Amy also share a conversation where they decide to be friends.  Adrian and Ricky speak, as well.

On another note, Grace wants to start indulging in her wild side a little more.  Too bad for her, her mother is very against her having sex and not only talks to Grace, but Grace’s boyfriend Grant about abstinence.  Grant gets freaked out and says they shouldn’t do anything while they are in med camp.

When Grace tells Adrian how she feels about being more daring, Adrian warns her of going too far and making mistakes, alluding to her growing baby bump.  If this kid is so clearly a mistake and she’s pro-choice, I ask again why she decided to keep it.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see if her sentiment changes much as this was the summer finale. 

The episode wrapped on a very sweet note with Ricky, Amy and John experiencing their first family date.  Ricky says he’s happy to have her home and Amy agrees.

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I lOvee the secrett Lifeee ! Im am so addictiedd to it latelyy andd it qets on my nerve that their trying to take away rickky from amy first adrian ben and now ashleyy thats sloww its all about rickyyy and amy foreverr :) andd ben is too clinqyy with amy he needs to learn how to let qo ! Hes so skinny and ugly shes way too qood for hiim and i lovee wheree the show is going too its a really good show i love it :) and rickkyy it soo hott !!!

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OMG i just hate the idea of Ricky and Amy together, i think Ricky belongs to Adrian, i wanted them together so bad! and Ben and Amy were one of my fav couples too :/
And WTF wt ashley? she was one of my fav caracters but in the last season she was such a bitch :/.
At least John will have his parents together, and well so does Adrian baby ....

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i just want to know when it is gonna come back on.. i am about to go crazy.. it just couldnt have ended like that.... well i hope it didint end like that....

Valeee

When does this show return?? Anyone knows it?

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ashely is as slut she's always going after ricky.she needs to leave him alone and go out with somebody else.

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When is this show returning to MUCH?

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when is it returning!!!?

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It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about the direction this show has went. WTF is Ashley thinking??? And WHY WHY WHYYY does everyone trade BOYFRIENDS/GIRLFRIENDS???? This show does have a tendency to be unrealistic. Also, sometimes the characters contradict themselves...but didn't you just say... I hate the thought of Amy & Ricky together, yuck. The way this show normalizes teenage sex is disgusting. You can tell how the writers may want viewers to interpret certain things, but I see how it is. Clearly, in this show at least, abortion really isn't an option with Amy or Adrian. Neither is adoption. With Amy I think adoption was considered, but with Adrian?? Don't recall that EVER being brought up!!!! Wtf??? Why?? She was considering (yeah sure) terminating the pregnancy, complaining about how she couldn't be a teenage mom. Fine, she decided to go through with the pregnancy, but why was adoption never discussed?? Soooo many things that just don't make any sense at all.

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I totally agreed jack is really anoying.! anyway i did not like too much the finale i think something was missing :/ something to catch us up.. but i really want to see how it continues.! any idea of when it comes back¿?

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Does anyone know the name of the artist and song that played just after the Season 3 finale ended? The band had a male lead singer, I know that much, but I missed seeing the name. It was a really nice song. Thanks.

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