The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: Love The One You're With

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For an hour spent talking about Jack, the least this show could've done in "Half Over" was show him at some point. Once again, The Secret Life of the American Teenager used an event to promote itself and then short changed the audience.

The promos said "Who will say goodbye?" Spoiler alert that nobody cares about: It was Dylan.

Cryong on a Shoulder

Dylan decided that friends are the most important thing, and that she and her obnoxious little posse would follow Wendy to an all-girls school. I still think it's weird how quickly Ben went from obsessing about Dylan to obsessing about Amy. Were you sad to see Dylan leave? Did you think the previews were a cop out?

Don't get me wrong, I would be upset if Jack left the show. I just hate when a series uses one thing for a promotion and then the episode is mostly about something else. Secret Life isn't the only program to do this. 

The episode was spent mostly on Amy and Ricky fighting, per usual. Ben and Amy got into the same college and Ricky is obsessing about what it means and if Amy wants to leave him. As she said last week, dreams change. I agree with this, but these two have got to go to counseling or something. How annoying is it to watch them have the same fight over and over? If it's exhausting for us to watch and it must be even more exhausting for them.

It's also not fair to John to be in that environment.

Meanwhile, Ben is determined to get Amy back, so much so that he's sharpened his detective skills and found out that Amy and Ricky aren't really married. Did I miss the moment when George admitted he knew the truth about their marriage? When they really do get married, Ben says he will be waiting at the back of the church to pull a move from The Graduate and run away with her. Do you think Amy's tempted? 

Grace spent this episode at the hospital. When Adrian arrived, she had flashbacks to losing her baby, which was really sad. I did love her heartfelt conversation with Omar and the ring he drew on her finger. Even though I think everyone on this show is rushing down the aisle, I thought that moment was really sweet. I love them as a couple.

There were a few other romantic developments, too, such as Anne and her new girlfriend and Ethan and Kathy. Leo and Camille moved ahead with their adoption and took in the prostitute that Jack saved. It's interesting that they said they were inspired by Betty. It's even more interesting that due to Tom's phone call we found out that Betty knows the pimp who hurt Jack.

I wonder if any of those storylines will carry over when the show resumes in early 2013. Lastly, we were treated to the most blatant PSA ever to air on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

There's no fairytale ending to being a teen mom. | permalink

Well MTV has that angle covered, but thank you Lauren. What did everyone else think of the midseason Secret Life finale? Do you think Jack will live? What will happen with everyone else?

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Ben leave Amy and Ricky alone they love each other and they want to be together for ever . Amy shouldn't go to school in newyork if she love Ricky she would.stay with him

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Be leave Amy and Ricky alone they are I. Love (:

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You know you ramy fans PISS ME OFF Ricky and Amy are so cute together. Ricky and Amy are so great together. Since Amy and Ricky have been on this show name one good thing they have ever done for anyone. You complain about Ben all the time, he is an idiot, he is a jerk, he makes me sick. But he has done more for other people in the first season than Amy and Ricky, have done for anyone in the entire series of this show. Ricky, Amy, John, Adrian, Henry, Dylan, Ethan, and all her reefer pack owes Ben for what he did for them. They have never done one thing for him. Ricky, and Amy literally owe their son's life to Ben. I wonder how they will tell their son that the only reason he is alive is because that guy you Ramy fans hate so much is the only reason that anyone has anything good happening for them on this show. You people including you TV-FANATIC can't say one good thing Amy, Ricky, or anyone save for his father that they did for him. I wish Ben would have never met Amy and then she would have killed that child and hopefully Ricky would have gotten an STD I hope he would have given it to all of you RAMY girls and the bastard kids you would get pregnant with.

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i think that amy & ricky should stay 2gether thier comming fr a long way.i remember wen they use to fight over everythin

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Ben should be with Adrian Amy is a lying slut who used him. She and Ricky deserve each other for how they treated everyone. I hope Ricky does cheat and get a disease, and gives it to Amy, or gets the other girl pregnant. They deserve it. In all five season's of this show neither Ricky nor Amy have ever really faced consequences for how they treated people. Ben and Adrian were forced to lose a child for one mistake. Ricky got to have sex, and cheat on Adrian and Amy as much as he wanted and never got anything bad. He got to have Ben pick up on all of his crap from Amy and that is all. Amy used and hurt Ben, Ashley, and she even caused Adrian to lose her baby. I really hope something bad happens to them so these idiot RAMY FANS understand there are always consequences to your actions.

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i love this movie..i think ben has got a problem and i hate adrian..buh how i wish ben and amy never broke coz they are good 2geda...they should get back..buh as da film z movin i think amy and ricky will end up 2geda....:-)

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Okay, Ben makes me sick he has 2 "ex-wives" and he's only a senior in HIGH SCHOOL.. And if Ben and Amy get back together there is seriously something wrong with the writers.. Amy AND Ricky Are GREAT together, The show wouldn't be the same if they weren't together.. I hate Ben... And Amy And Ricky have a kid together why shouldn't they be together? And Oh My Gosh.. In this show I have heard the word SEX in every episode at least 100+ Times.. It's so annoying.. But I have an odd feeling that the screwed up writers are gonna break Amy and Ricky up..

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Did anyone notice the ginger wasnt in the hospital, her and jack had alittle fling

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I think the story is gr8. Watching ricky and amy 2gether without fighting maybe be boring but at least a season where ricky get 2 lose amy with adrian on his neck wil5 do the magic. Trust me producer give it a trial and it wil be a bomb

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Can't wait for playboy spread for grace.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 5 Episode 22 Quotes

You lied to me. I know you and I know you lied.

Amy [to Ricky]

I guess you're what they'd call a hopeless romantic.

Ethan [to Ben]
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