The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: All Pomp, No Progression

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This week's Secret Life was a complete filler episode, with the exception of one thing. In "Pomp," we found out that Ricky was the given the prestigious honor of valedictorian.

Congrats to Ricky. Who knew he was so smart? We've been given clues over the years, but this is a really big moment for him. Between writing his speech and preparing to propose to Amy, he's got a lot on his plate.

Excited Ricky

However, this week was all talk and no action. Everyone was discussing the big post-graduation party at Jesse's lake house like it was American Pie or something. Speaking of American Pie, Stifler's mom - better known to the Secret Life crowd as "Betty" - is about to make bank.

Someone's been staking Leo out and knew about the divorce in order to make this move. But who? It seems Betty was content with taking her pre-nup settlement and going back to school. Too bad some sketchy lawyer is looking to make a pretty penny off of the sausage king.

Poor Ben doesn't need anything else rocking his family or his life. After all, Henry and Alice just told Ben that they couldn't be friends with him anymore because it was too hard after their breakup. Friends are often the casualties of splits, but I don't think anyone would be that cut and dry about it.

I'm sure lines will get blurred at next week's party. It's shaping up to be the event of the year, as you could discern from everyone's desperation to attend. One line I don't want to see blurred is the one between Ricky and Adrian.

She really needs to kiss him one last time to make sure she can move on with Omar? What the Hell kind of logic is that?!? If everyone waited until they knew they were absolutely, positively over an ex to date someone new, nobody would ever date again. Love is complicated and, in most cases, it's best to stay away from the ex.

I don't even want to get into how confusing next week's previews are. How do you all feel? Leave it in the comments!


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The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 4 Episode 12 Quotes

I promise graduation will be special with just the two of us.


It'll be fun to do something more high school and less adult for once.