The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: The Return of Adrian

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Its never easy to follow up a phenomenal episode. As a result, it wasn't your fault, "Don't Go In There!," but you fell a little flat compared to last week's installment.

Adrian's return to school was the main highlight. That girl sure knows how to work a room! Ben may have felt sure in his decision to leave her, but his jaw sure did drop at the sight of her busting through those double doors.

Ben and Ricky

He experienced another jolt when she staunchly defended him in the face of accusations that he was a drunk and at fault for losing their baby. I have to say, Francia Raisa's scenes get better every week. She's turning out to be the true star of this show.

Elsewhere, Leo is being really hard on Ben and I have to wonder if he's somehow using his anger to mask his own marital frustrations. Between his father's refusal to let him move home and Adrian's pleas for Ben to stay in the condo as a friend, it looks like the guy will be staying put for awhile. Of course, this is all part of Adrian's bigger plan, but Ben doesn't know that yet. Keep bringing the drama, you two.

The whole "you won't get into this school unless you sleep with me" plot was off. I understand that Ricky's history as a casanova would cause people to believe he put the moves on Carly, but the whole thing was just really shady. What a depraved nut job this Carly is. I can't wait to see Amy rip her a new one next week.

I don't have much interest in the whole Tom and Rachel storyline. It's a bit forced and out of nowhere. As for his sister Grace: honey. you have no say in who Grant dates after you cheated on him. I applaud Daniel for showing some maturity and making efforts to meet Grace's mother and develop a relationship based on honesty.

Poor little lovesick Jack. What are we going to do with you as you pine away for a very fickle girl? As annoying as I find Madison, nobody should ever stay in a relationship with someone who is so clearly in love with someone else!

I'm not sure whether or not she even told Lauren, but Lauren sure knows how to play it cool with that whole "nah it never came up, guess it wasn't that important to her" bit. Good friends know how to cover your ass with your exes.

Is Ashley still on this show? Are George and Anne back together? Why didn't John cover his ears and say "ow" when he saw his father chucked a phone at the wall? I'm sure we'll find out in time!

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@ Bing - I think you're being really harsh on Ricky and VERY very unrealistic. Ricky has tried really hard - and succeeded to a big extent - to be less focused on sex and more focused on doing the right things. You seem to forget that these characters are still IN HIGH SCHOOL. Saying that Amy should learn how to be better in bed? She's 17 frickin' years old. And proposing that as the solution to keep Ricky from wanting to stray shows that you know very little about relationships. It takes more than sex, honey. You say she should be more like Adrian - yeah - that's gotten Adrian really far in life. And all of a sudden you've concluded that Ricky has a sex addiction. ALL 17 YEAR OLD BOYS ARE SEX ADDICTS LOL!! Get a grip - this is a TV show - it's not real life.

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aww! common ricky why show your barbaric side while john is in the same house?tantrums over what frustration you cant bed her because of amy? if your that frustrated and having many regrets let go of amy!john might be saying ouch again holding his ears! this is not a good environment for john.. why not tell the truth to amy its much easier that way, honesty, since you rejected the offer of sex by that girl. that wont be hard i think amy will believe you. I think amy will confront the girl after learning the incident, i dont get the part ricky questioning amy what is she doing?? girls are also territorial they want claim they are also threatened by other girls its normal specially shes trying hard to win you and understand you in any possible way she can! sooner or later if you continue to reject more girls that comes your way you might have more eruption like a volcano dormant for centuries! i know ricky is trying hard too but the after effect is showing that he can not contain and maintain it long enough not to try and have a go with another girl, hope amy will caught you herself and wish adrian will be the one to tempt you maybe you both belong together! and if you do that your the biggest looser of all times! in dont go in there,ricky did reject the girl carly safely, but he can't say no to adrian!she will try and break them apart using her advantage in sex mojo (bimbo complex, well who could top that), since she must be good in bed making ricky come back for more, and if ricky do her again( i mean do her or even kiss her) its not because its out of pity its because she is good in bed and he still has feelings for her his body craves adrian's expertise,showing even withdrawal effect on him. to the extent that he begs adrian not to marry ben so she could be available for him when he wants terrific sex!The show must present another guy to the show for amy!(a handsome guy prettier than ricky) it will be a blast making ben and ricky jealous for the fact that they are not both good enough for amy and john! amy should not insist on ricky to marry her in the future or make any effort to(hoping she stops trying in the future), because ricky is not good for her and he has too many hang-ups as a person(child abuse syndrome, even his reasonings are really messed up during clinical sessions) not sure what he wants, only sex is definitely sure and his top priority, and thats all he's ever wanted(a very self centered person for john maybe he cared but for amy come on)!even told amy that once you know adrian you will fall for her, any guy would (even a priest)even our goody ben, having amy stay with him for the reason that it will keep him away from his sex addiction but how about amy? she don't deserve him, maybe they have a good chemistry on screen but the characters don't blend its contradicting! they both want the opposite amy may help ricky fight what he is being trough about but i think amy will have to face a lot of problems just to help him or keep him monogamous! ricky don't know what love is, she just want amy to keep him in check! poor amy! i hope adrian will get ricky to betray amy so amy can move on with her life and find the right person for herself! one way to make ricky love amy is to be better or be very good in bed!!! i hope she learns more and be daring because that is the only way ricky wont cheat on her if she really wants ricky to be his husband she should be a sex goddes that is! i hope she should curl her hair and dress seductively not like a whore but sexy but decent! more daring ,maybe it will work in the show! she should learn more how to be good in bed to make it work so ricky wont be tempted anymore by adrian or any other girls in the future and if he still does get tempted maybe he will think amy will be his big loss if he does that and get caught by amy! i want him to regret it big time and also ben , i want them both to regret what they are missing and wont be getting anymore betraying her!!!although i still want ricky and amy but this guy should learn from his mistakes, really big time! so he will remember and i want amy to dump him I mean really dump him hard!!! he doesn't get that a lot does he from any other girls??? I want amy to be the first girl to teach him the biggest lesson ever he wont forget so he will be cured with all his problems and move on! being a good father to john is only for johns sake not for amy herself aww common its obvious they both are not that in-love with each other maybe testing the waters stage still! just trying for the sake of john, love is still out of the picture I hope the show make us see what amy and ricky have is the real thing the big L word, you know, we want proof to convince us a little don't you think?

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I think what they're doing to Ricky is such BS! He's trying really hard to be good and he's come so far. I hate when the writers dangle a lollipop directly in your face but won't let you taste it. I mean come on! Amy and Ricky deserve a little happiness after everything they've been through. BTW, loved it when Ben went ham on Adrian last week. It was nothing short of the truth.

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so i know its a different abcfamily show, but did you guys think of covering switched at birth.....i like reading the reviews after episodes to see if my interpretation of an episode matched with others

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

You already showered? I was hoping we could shower together.

Ricky [to Amy]

Get up, get out, go home, apologize to Adrian and go to school...NOW!

Leo [to Ben]
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