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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You are nice girl amy so much so you can text me number is 8567261519

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Amy if you what to talk or text name is krystal my number is 856 726 1519 you can text me all the time of you want to text me k have a good day

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Sorry about the errors. I'm typing on my iPad and the "auto-correct" is more distracting than helpful. LOl.

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KELLY I'm with all the way. I want/wanted Ben and Adrian to work so bad. Sorry you guys but Amy and Ricky have always annoyed me, and I've also been doubting that they actually married.
I had that people are so happy for Amy because she was down last season. From the beginning Amy has been odd, he personality stinks! But what about my girl Adrian, she lost her kid and yet the writers don't cut her character a break.

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I see another Ben/Adrian situation in the cards, and here's why:
I'm almost positive Dylan started the fire on purpose, or at the very least isn't sorry it happened. But she isn't over 18 and Ben is, so when shit flies (because shit WILL fly), she won't get in as much trouble as Ben will. Fortunately for him, his ex-wife's dad is the DA and happens to like him. I think Adrian will probably send daddy to the rescue and create another Ben/Adrian storyline. I'm okay with this idea, because to be completely honest, they are the only coupling on this show I've ever actually liked. As for Amy and Ricky, I would bet my next paycheck they aren't really married. There was NO point at all in both George and Anne bring up the fact that they ran off without getting married two separate times in the episode if it wasn't intended to allude to something. Further, did you see how uncomfortable and guilty Amy and Ricky both looked? They're big fat liars, and I'd put money on it. It's all good though, because I don't like them anyway. I used to like Ricky, but I really hate Amy and always have. She ruined his character. As for the preview of tonight's episode where Ben yells at Amy that he's always loved her... I'm not buying it. I think that the time in Ben's life when he was with Amy was before all the insane stress of the last couple years. Given what he is going through now, I think he is emotionally reverting back to a place where he wasn't in any trouble and had an escape route. With Amy, their relationship was relatively innocent, and her being pregnant wasn't his fault so he didn't have to feel guilty for it. Everything that has happened since then has been messed up for him so I think he is just reverting and projecting... There will not be anymore Ben/Amy nonsense. Those are my thoughts, always curious to see if people agree.

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i think it was a great episode im gald that ricky and amy tied the knot but how long will it last will they make it last and will adrian just grow up and leave ricky alone

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Oh I forgot Ashley. I think it was good that she had sex with Toby. Maybe now someone will pay attention to her! Ever sInce Amy got pregnant its been all about her and I can see why but Ashley would appreciate a little attention too I'm sure!

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Ok first, Ben needs to break up with Dylan! Ben is a sweet caring guy and yeah, he gets into trouble but he doesn't mean to. He got Adrian pregnant, because he missed Amy and wanted to make her jealous. Then he married Adrian to make up for the mistake and be there for his child! Now for Amy and Ricky: GOOD FOR THEM! They have ALWAYS made decisions based on what someone thought or someone's approval or disapproval and they were in love! And Amy deserves to be happy! As for Grace, I don't see that little Christian Crazy for God girl in her at ALL anymore! She's a completely different person, and shes not a good one! Dumping Adrian because SHE asked her to kiss her and is now wondering if she's gay or not?! YOU CANT DO THAT TO A FRIEND. Yeah so that's my opinion :)

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Adrian- the picture thing really this again na they gonna let that go now that amy and ricky are married..
Grace- has turned into one very screwed up character but seems to make her seem the most REAL
Amy- so glad to see her happily married now last season she was such a downer
Ashley- oh wow shes not a virgin anymore oh well who cares she hasnt even been on the show hardly at all i swear if i was amy sometimes i would straight up punch her sister or not
Anne- Gay ok we get it your gay
Ben Sleeping with Alice pointless scene abc family just wants to get our attention back just like the adrian grace kiss

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Ben omg Ben wake up Dylan is such a bitch omg i hate her adrian isnt even that much of a bitch and her and leo were right about here shes evil and now shes basically threatening ben to stay with her or she wont get her father to protect him on what caused the fire when in reality she prolly left it on purpose so she could go to school with him and watch him like a hawk.. i cant stand her or her friends they are pot smoking nobodies just please get rid of them please...i wish they wouldve just broke up..
Next week i see Ben will be going to the hospital, he just cant take the stress with the fire,sleeping with alice and now amy and ricky getting married.. i wonder if they're gonna kill him off...i really wouldnt care either way i dont like him much but sometimes hes interesting...if you wanna kill someone kill DYLAN...