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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

The Secret Life of the American Teenager



From Brenda Hampton, creator of 7th Heaven, comes The Secret Life of the American Teenager, a heartfelt drama that follows the lives of two families as they come together to cope with an unexpected teen pregnancy.

Good-girl band geek Amy Juergens is smart, talented...and pregnant. Super-Christian cheerleader Grace wants to wait until she's married. As their secrets start to spread to the parents and to friends like bad-boy Ricky and wild-child Adrian, everyone's secrets and stories start to come to the surface.

First half of season 1 aired Tuesdays at 8:00PM
Second half of season 1 airs Mondays at 8:00PM (Source: ABC Family)

Episode Info

Prev: 5x23 -- Caught in a Trap (May/27/2013)


Ricky suspects that Amy is hiding something and confronts her about their future. Everyone gives Ethan some much-needed advice about his love life. Amy is furious when she learns the lengths Ben will go to in order to win her back. Jack's commitment to Grace is tested, and Henry makes an important decision about his future. Meanwhile, Chloe finally puts her past demons to rest.


Cast
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
As Amy Juergens
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
As Amy Juergens
Mark DerwinMark Derwin
As George Juergens
Mark DerwinMark Derwin
As George Juergens
India EisleyIndia Eisley
As Ashley Juergens
Greg FinleyGreg Finley
As Jack Pappas
Greg FinleyGreg Finley
As Jack Pappas
Daren KagasoffDaren Kagasoff
As Ricky Underwood
Daren KagasoffDaren Kagasoff
As Ricky Underwood
Jorge PalloJorge Pallo
As Marcelino Molina (Season 1 (as Jorge-Luis Pallo))

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Recaps
5x23: Caught in a Trap recap: This episode begins with Grace and Amy talking about what Adrian said. Grace admits that she doesn’t want to marry Jack. Amy admits she didn’t want to marry Ricky before either but it may not be so bad. Amy adds that she is tired of being a Mother. The two discuss the difference between settling and moving on. When Grace catches Ben staring at them, she asks if Amy is trying to go off to New York to be with him. Amy denies it. She states that she is going to run into him 24/7. She states they are going to be living in the same building. Just then they get interrupted by Alice. She pulls Amy aside and mentions the E-Diary. Amy spots Ben out of the corner of her eye... read more.

5x22: When Bad Things Happen to Bad People recap: The episode begins with Amy, Grace and Adrian having lunch. Grace tells them that she wants to go to a college where Jack would not follow her. Amy tells them that she is getting married and going to New York. Adrian thinks that Amy might end up being with Ben. Amy tells her that it is not going to happen. Adrian tells them that she wants to get married but she doesn’t want to go to New York. Grace tells them that she slept with Jack because she felt that Jack only wanted sex and by sleeping with him, she thought that he might lose interest on her and delay the marriage. It turns out, the three of them don’t really want to get married... read more.

recap: The episode begins with Tom, George and Kathleen arriving home after Victoria’s funeral. Tom doesn’t seem to be too affected by Victoria’s death because she was never good to Kathleen. Kathleen tells George that she would like to spend some time alone. George tells her that his mother was supposed to come and meet her, but now he will tell her to go to Amy’s. Grace is upset about Victoria’s death. She tells Jack that she wants to be alone. Jack tells her that he would like to be next to her. Grace tells Jack to leave. Nora arrives home and finds Anne in the house. She realizes that Anne is there to move her things out of the house... read more.

5x20: First and Last recap: The episode begins with Kathleen, George and Kathleen’s mother, Victoria, having a discussion. Victoria tells Kathleen that her father left her, and now she wants someone to take care of her. Grace arrives with Jack, and she is surprised to see her grandmother. Victoria wants to know who Jack is. Grace tells her that he is her fiancé. She flashes her ring. Kathleen and George are surprised. At school, Ethan and Kathy talk about identifying Ethan’s likes and dislikes. Kathy tells him that he needs to choose something so that he can make a living. She leaves for class. Laila walks up to Ethan and starts flirting with him... read more.

recap: The episode begins with Ben and Amy on their flight back home. Amy is asleep when Ben quietly takes off the rings from her fingers. Ricky talks to George about Amy going to New York. George is totally against the idea and he tells Ricky that he should make Amy stay in California and go to college here. Ricky tells him that he feels guilty about the fact that he made Amy pregnant and intends to support Amy with all her decisions. He asks George for some financial help which could solve Amy’s housing problem. George refuses to help them financially. He decides to talk to Amy... read more.
Recurring Guests

Renee Olstead as Madison Cooperstein (120 eps)
Camille Winbush as Lauren Treacy (118 eps)
Luke Zimmerman as Tom Bowman (109 eps)
Allen Evangelista as Henry Miller (106 eps)
Josie Bissett as Kathleen Bowman (106 eps)
Amy Rider as Alice Valko (93 eps)
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as Ruben Enriquez (75 eps)
Matthew Levinson as John (58 eps)
Joseph Levinson as John (58 eps)
Steve Schirripa as Leo Boykewich (54 eps)

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