The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: Hey Baby, I Think I Wanna Marry You

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Finally! It's been a long time coming but "To Begin With..." brought us a major event between two of our main characters on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Do not continue reading if you haven't watched...

Amy & Ricky Consider Eloping

Amy and Ricky tied the knot! I'm kind of digging the fact that they skipped showing the whole wedding hoopla. Wedding build up takes up so much time on TV these days, that when we finally get to the big day it's a flop. I'm looking at you Gossip Girl.

I loved seeing Ricky and Amy running out of the chapel giggling and not just because it's the first time we've seen Amy happy all season! I think the montage of them set to Bruno Mars' "Marry You" was probably one of my favorite sequences ever on Secret Life. These two are old enough to raise a kid together, they live together, they love each other, they don't need the whole world honing in on their wedding plans. It's about the marriage, not the wedding day!

I'm almost surprised they told George the truth. Then again, I can see how George would be supportive. He always pushed for the two of them to get engaged and married. Besides, now it looks like George has his hands full with his other daughter, Ashley. Don't faint, but I'm actually not completely hating her these days! She is a bitch, yes, but she is a consistent bitch full of teenage angst and she's finally got a storyline.

If I'm being nice to Ashley, does that mean I can vote another cast member off the island? Yes? Awesome! I choose Grace. I came thisclose to muting my television during her rant. She is so effing selfish and I am so sick of her. She makes everything about her. There were two people in that kiss and the other was her best friend Adrian. Now that Grace is a little uncomfortable for questioning her sexuality, she dumps Adrian as a friend? Not cool.

Thank goodness Jack decided to go out with that other girl. I hope he takes Henry with him as a wingman after Ben straight up lied to Henry's face. Ben is all about the lies lately and I'm going to say what a lot of people are thinking: Dylan is a bad influence. Leo has always been an awesome, supportive father to him and if Ben came to him with the truth he could've helped. Instead he's now tangled in a web of lies. 

During tonight's episode, I asked my Twitter followers if they thought Dylan started the fire on purpose. I kind of suspect she did. This girl is bananas. What do you all think? Are you happy Amy and Ricky finally got hitched? Were you surprised Ashley lost her virginity? Hit the comments! 


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The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 5 Episode 1 Quotes

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