“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” Blog

Gabby Joseph, Copy Editor

Imagine you are a teen mother. The father of your baby is in the picture and wants to help. Your parents and sister won’t because they want you to learn for yourself. You go to high school and put your baby in day care, and at the end of the school day, you work a few hours there. What a good life, or so you would think…

Amy Jergens on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” is a sad excuse for a mother. The show premiered a new episode Monday, March 8, and Ricky (father of Amy’s baby) finally comes back.

Minutes into the show, Ricky and Ben (Amy’s former boyfriend) have their talk, which consists of Ben saying how horrible he feels for sleeping with Adrianne, Ricky’s girlfriend. They then get into a fight over how Ricky should hit Ben, but Ricky doesn’t want to.

ABC Family, this is a horrible conflict. Let’s face it: if a guy who had a rough background like Ricky did get angry at someone, he wouldn’t have to be coerced into hitting him. Oh, and by the way Ben, why would you want to be hit? We all know that you are a wimp and can’t take it anyway, which would explain your “weak shoulder” that no one is buying into.

Moving on to Grace Bowmen and her new stepfather. It’s cute that they are finally talking but; he should leave the mentoring to someone else. I don’t know if he realized it, but he convinced her to have sex when she wasn’t going to do it. Next time, go bowling and leave the mentoring to Mrs. Bowmen.

I’m happy that on this episode shows one normal, sane person, even if it comes from someone who hasn’t had many life experiences. Ashley Jergens (Amy’s sister) is the voice of reason. She got Ricky to come back and put her sister on the path to sanity. In other episodes, Ashley helps just about everyone out, for that, I thank her.

Moving onto the other Jergens girl, Amy, who is obviously off her rocker. She doesn’t want Ricky in her life. Is she crazy? She no longer wants to deal with his drama, which I can understand, but what about Jon? Shouldn’t he have the option of knowing his father?

Later in the episode, Ricky asks to have Jon for all weekends and Amy objects. He wants to have a role in his son’s life. Amy, let me tell you that this is a good thing. It means he is going to be a good father, which is what you were scared about, that he wouldn’t be a good father and that he would just leave. But now he is here, being a good father and you don’t want him around.

A plus about Ricky having Jon on the weekends is that Amy can go out and not have to worry about him. Okay, so maybe this isn’t the right plan for her, but I’m sure the two could work it out so Ricky has his son on some days.

Another crazy person is Adrianne. I feel like Adrianne and Ricky are either breaking up or getting back together every five seconds. This episode, their break up seems final.

Adrianne feels that it’s a good thing for her to sleep with people (Ben) to get back at someone (Ricky). There are so many things wrong with that I just don’t know where to start and I’m not going to try. I’m almost happy that Ricky and Adrianne broke up because we finally get to see Adrianne show emotion instead of her hard outer shell.

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