I wasn't a fan of the secret life but this finale definitely reached out to me especially Ben and Adrian. Mostly Adrian, it was truly heartbreaking to see her in that state. I cried myself. Losing a baby is the hardest thing to ever go through but the journey to recovery will always remain.
I am glad they showed this episode. Loss of a child is something that isn't talked about nearly enough. They didn't KILL the baby every pregnancy has risks and it can happen to ANYONE at ANY age.
First of all - to those people who complain about the cheesy dialogue and unrealistic situations - I think that is all just part of what makes this show so brilliant. Secondly, regarding the subject matter of this episode and how some people are left wishing that more time was spent on the stillborn child - I think, that if the show had to go there, that they did it perfectly and tastefully. It would have been morbid to have seen the poor baby - which some of you have indicated would have made the episode better. I am the mother of a wonderfully healthy baby girl, and could only imagine how absolutely devastating it would be to carry a baby to term and then to end up losing that baby. If the writers had decided to go any further, or to show anymore, they definitely would have been going too far. I think the episode was done well. Oh yeah - To everyone who says that they only did it as a ratings ploy because only a few minutes were dedicated at the end - it was prevalent throughout the entire episode from the very look on the doctor's face, and the fact that Adrian hadn't felt the baby move for a while. You knew the outcome then even if you hadn't read the spoilers - then you watched everyone else go on with their day and their lives, knowing the tragedy that Ben and Adrian were facing. I can't say that I loved this episode because the subject matter was very difficult to deal with, but I repeat that I really feel it was done well.
I have to say that these people can not act. But I do love this show because it shows the hardships of life. A lot of other tv series are all junk and about stupid people. Even though this was a tragic episode, in the end what matters most is FAMILY, knowing that you have each other and people who care about you is important. It was a little harsh for the screen writer to have Adrian and Ben loose their baby girl, but i do have to be honest that it is better to learn it through the media (since most people watch tv's nowadays) of certain consequences and tragic loses than to go through it yourself. I do understand that there are many women out there who have had miscarriages or other pregnancy complications. But we all need to be strong and stay together.
I'm glad the Secret Life did this episode. This show circles around teen pregnancy and parenthood, and the majority of the viewers are teenagers; and they need to see the reality of what could go wrong. Adrian was oblivious to the fact that something was wrong with the baby, as most teenage mothers would be if they were not properly educated. Putting it on TV puts it out there for the young viewers of this show and may get them to think twice before deciding to have children. I belive this is the goal of the show in general, but to cover something this tragic could be a real eye opener for some.
It was definitely a sad sad scene. I think the writers did a good job, ESPECIALLY for a show like 'secret life' that usually doesnt have the best writing in the world.
Watching as everyone slowly began to realize what was going on, the looks of horror. It was especially touching to see Bens dad so broken over the whole thing.
I agree with those who said that Ben's character will never be the same. He was always so sheltered and protected, even when dealing with everything with Amy. A situation this devastating would mess anyone up, but Ben is still so innocent and romantic, I doubt he will be able to deal with this tragedy and recover from it. At least not for a very long time.
Its like the sausage king said "Ben and Adrian will never be the same."
Lets hope that the Secret Life writers can commit to this next season and allow the characters to respond in a natural way, not just continue with the same pointless relationship switches and drama as if its business as usual.
Somehow I knew this was going to happen but not in this way. I assumed that even if Adrian was pregnant, that a miscarriage or a different approach to the pregnancy was expected somewhere along the line because to have Adrian be a mom in a similar fashion to Amy would've been too redundant. It did pack an emotional punch. Expect this to be the beginning of the end for Ben/Adrian.
I think what the writers did was just fine. If it sheds light on the fact that not all out comes are good then its educational. Kid today really need to think about thinks before they leap.
But I have to say it was a hard one to watch for me because being pregnant my self it hits home a little harder. They really should of gone into why she lost the baby. They seem to spend so much time on if this kid should or should not be having sex with this other kid, but when its a huge/sad matter like it was they just skimed over it like ya it happened but...
The moment I saw the promo commercials for this episode, I knew the baby wasn't going to make it. My teenage brother's baby recently passed, and although he was 3 months and not a stillborn child, this hit home. Seeing everyone cry in the hospital instead of being joyous that the baby arrived, gave it away that either something was terribly wrong with the infant, she miscarried, or something of the nature. The whole week of the promo commercial had me saying to myself, if they kill Adrian's baby Im never watching again. They killed Adrian's baby, but I'll still be watching. Tragedies like this happen far too often for it to be ignored. This is a show that touches on a lot of iffy subjects and I've come to support the decision of the writers. It was a very hard episode to watch, but it also makes me glad that someone is speaking up & dealing with subjects such as this.
First of all i am sorry but if you haven't watched the show from the very first season then you needto stop talking bad about this episode!!! Now for the people who have and are grieving just as much as i am i will be mourning for a very long time!!!! Even though i don't really like Adrian and Ben is ok this is a loss that effects everyone involved in the show!!!! So, back to my point of grieving the storyline like the reviewer said was very dramatic!!! It went over the edge way to much!!! And to put Amy, Ricky, Ben, Adrian etc. through another big loss is very WRONG!!!! I will still watch the show but after what the producers did i wouldn't be suprised if people did stop watching it!!! Until next time!!! P.S. And to all of you out there grieving this loss just like i am you are not the only one!! P.S.S I am also like others intersted to see how the characters deal with the loss next season!!!! (: :(
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