'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' - 'Get Out of Town' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 22nd 2010 1:20PM
(S03E03) "Geez, you need to get a hobby. Or go back to having stupid, indiscriminate sex or something." - Ashley to Ricky, who's determined to get involved in Ben and Adrian's pregnancy issues
'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' is like so many other families and friendships, where if you look at it from the outside, it's easy to solve all of their problems. I kept saying to myself during this episode, if everyone would just talk to each other other, things would be so much better.
If Adrian had told Ben about the pregnancy, that would have helped his angst over, well, everything really.
He would have been OK with telling Amy because it was all out in the open, and his dad wouldn't have had to sneak off and tell Ruben. I really like Leo's outlook on life, by the way. When Ben told him about the pregnancy, he sat down and counted their blessings. It's true -- there are far worse things that could have happened.
I also agree with Leo about Ben talking to Adrian. It's his responsibility, too. And at the very least, he really needs to tell Amy about it. What do you bet she goes off to New York and finds out while she's there?
I almost laughed out loud when Ruben was trying to get the truth out of Adrian, because it was so comically awkward. When she left the kitchen and he yelled after her "I love you!," I almost expected him to say, "And I love your unborn baby, too!"
George and Anne are sort of driving me nuts. She wants to earn her own money, but he doesn't want her getting a job and leaving the baby at daycare. And their plan to keep things out in the open is really working out great, huh? Amy didn't tell her parents about the summer music program, and she should have. Then again, their family is like a bomb waiting to explode. Nobody wants to say anything about anything. Just wait til Ricky moves in and gets even closer to Ashley.
I'm glad that Ricky encouraged Amy to go to New York, and agreed to at least try to stay at her parents for the weekends, as well as the weekdays. It won't be perfect, but John should come first. And George is right -- it's amazing that he and Anne were able to come together and do right by their daughter. They did the grown-up thing.
I'll leave you with this -- one of the funniest quotes of the episode:
Amy: "I love you!"
Ricky: "You what?"
Amy: "Like a brother! You're like the father of my baby I don't want to be with."
Ricky: "Gee, thanks."
Amy: "You know what I mean. And I love Ben. You know that."
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