The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

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Wow. I'm really never shocked by an episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but a lot happened tonight and the ending left me audibly gasping. 

On "Regrets," everyone cut the BS and started coming clean about where they were in their lives. Jack wasn't embarrassed to be honest about his life and decisions, even though a camera was there. Too bad Grace wasn't quite as comfortable with that.

The Sausage King & Queen?

Despite the fact that it feels sudden, Ben seems to finally be moving on from Dylan. Whether or not he wanted to, he realized it's just not in the cards. It's probably not in the cards for him to go after a married woman either, but Amy is Amy and she will always be important to Ben. He also seems calmer overall. Between his apology to Camille and determination to get Henry and Alice back together, Ben is in a good place.

I'm happy for Leo and Camille. Is it possible that the baby girl they end up adopting will be Kathy's? Things are already rocky with the parents who had intended to adopt her child. I thought Leo didn't want to raise another kid for 18 years; perhaps they are adopting an older child? Fostering the way Margaret and Shaker did with Ricky? 

Ethan is turning out to be a pretty stand-up guy. He started off like a little weasel, but he seems to care about Kathy and wasn't tempted by her slutty, backstabbing friends. If only he could get his temper and impulsive ways under control, he might have a chance to patch things up with Kathy. 

Ricky surprised me this week by opening Amy's mail. Do you think they'll go together to New York and usher in the new chapter of The Secret Life of the American Teenager? I've said it before and I'll say it again: Ricky and Amy would fight less if they would communicate more. It's the same thing with Adrian and Omar. However, they are really rushing it. Why does everyone feel the need to marry each other so quickly on this show?

I really agreed with what Kathleen said about the purity ring putting more interest in sex for Grace. The more you are focused on virginity and talking about it, the more you are gonna obsess over it. This is just my opinion of course. Next week Grace will have a lot more to worry about with that closing scene between Jack and the pimp. Jack is pretty strong so I imagine he'll put up a good fight.

Check out some great lines from The Secret Life of the American Teenager quotes section. Then hit the comments, and don't forget to tune in for next week's summer finale!

Regrets Review

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 5 Episode 21 Quotes

Every relationship I've ever been in was just to kill time until my turn came around again. And it will, I know it will.

Ben [about Amy]

He saved that hooker!

Dylan [about Jack]