The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: Dreams Divided

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Who drops $2K on a college application these days without reading the fine print? The Secret Life of the American Teenager's Amy and Ben, that's who!

In "Money for Nothin'" Ben and Amy found out that they committed to Hudson University when they first applied, a fact they didn't realize. Either Lucy Camden screwed up, Ben and Amy are oblivious... or that counselor at Hudson was a bit of a jerk.

Actually that last part is definitely true, he had an attitude! Aren't you supposed to make people want to attend you school?

Amy's Future

I know I know, those questions were kind of trivial. So all kidding aside, here's a real question: Is Amy truly considering going to school at Hudson University and uprooting Ricky and John's lives. After last week's Secret Life I would say probably not, that she was just entertaining a fantasy.

However, after this week's episode, I'm going with a cold hard YES. Amy may ask questions that make it seem like she's considering other people in her decision, but she's not. She's thinking from a selfish place. I hate to give Ben the credit on this one, but he's got it right.

If you were really in love with Ricky and cared what he thought, you wouldn't even consider coming to school here in New York. | permalink

Whoa, when did Ben become the wise one? However, Ben being Ben he had to follow that up with a real burn and tell Amy that her dreams were dead when he met her. In the words of Cher Horowitz, "That was way harsh Tai." People develop new dreams as they grow up. Amy's not the same person she was a few years ago. That said, I think she still holds onto the dream of going to school in New York. 

Ricky knows this is a possibility so he's doing everything he can do on his end to make it work. After that, it's up to fate. Things just don't look good for our core couple right now. Also, when did Ricky start walking around with a sign on his head that says "please give me your opinion on my relationship." Does nobody have boundaries anymore?

Adrian cares about Ricky, but it's still not really her business. Maybe she should focus more on her psycho overreaction to Omar asking if she'd consider moving to New a condo overlooking Central Park. Not gonna lie, that's a pretty sweet deal. I understand that maybe she doesn't want to, but they're in a relationship. They have to talk about things and think about compromises before just jumping to conclusions. 

I thought this was one of the better episodes of Secret Life that I've seen in some time. I feel like we finally got to see more of what Amy's really thinking in her college decision. Everyone's finally being pretty upfront about their opinions and feelings, even if some of it wasn't exactly warranted. 

What did you think of this week's episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager? Did you think that Ethan was right about Don? Should Jack sue the school? Hit the comments! 

Money for Nothin' Review

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 6 Episode 6 Quotes

You know who you'd marry at 19 is not who you'd marry at 29 is not who you'd marry at 39.

Ricky's Professor

We're in the middle of a life changing conversation and you're going to take a phone call!?