The BEST Episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Network: ABC Family

After an unplanned teenage pregnancy, Amy Juergens must adjust to her new set of circumstances, as she deals with parents, siblings, peers and others.

Hole in the Wall

#1 - Hole in the Wall

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 11, 2011

As Ben continues to examine his options, he and Adrian have a huge blowout. Adrian finally gathers the courage to take all of the baby's things out of the would-be nursery.

star 9.16
87 votes
Round II

#2 - Round II

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 23, 2011

Adrian hosts a baby shower. Lauren, Madison, Amy, and Grace all attend. Ricky finds out that Leo is having problems with stress.

star 9.02
111 votes
Loose Lips

#3 - Loose Lips

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2011

The entire town is in an uproar over Adrian's impending baby shower.

star 9.00
112 votes
It's Not Over Till It's Over

#4 - It's Not Over Till It's Over

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 30, 2011

Adrian makes plans to come back to school a week after the birth of the baby in order to stay on track for graduation. Adrian and Ben both have misgivings before the wedding, and Ricky realizes that romancing Amy may be more effective than pressuring her for sex.

star 8.90
165 votes
She Went That A'Way

#5 - She Went That A'Way

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2010

Adrian meets Ricky's mom at the clinic and admits to her that she does not want to be a teenage mother but after talking, she has a change of heart and tells Ben that she will not go through with the abortion. When Ricky gets a call from Amy, he hangs up and Ashley receives a text message from Adrian, saying that she will have the baby. Ashley, therefore, tells Anne and George, and also attempts to convince her parents to withhold the information from Amy until after Ben tells her. When Ben and Adrian visit Grace to tell her the news, Tom overhears the conversation and relays it to Jack. Ben and Jack both tell Madison about Adrian's decision, and she attempts to tell Ben to tell Amy before anyone else does.

star 8.88
147 votes
One Foot Out the Door

#6 - One Foot Out the Door

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 4, 2011

There's an emergency with John resulting in Ricky & Amy taking him to the ER. Grace meets a new guy named Daniel. Adrian wants Ben to tell her how he really feels.

star 8.66
114 votes
To Be...

#7 - To Be...

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired May 30, 2011

Amy is upset that Ricky is the kind of guy that could never get married, after she realizes Jack has a key to his apartment and she doesn't. Ben and Adrian's wedding reception is held at the school.

star 8.65
140 votes
The Rhythm of Life

#8 - The Rhythm of Life

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 15, 2010

George and Ruben finds out that Ricky and Amy kissed. While at the mother daughter dance, rumors fly around fast, as Anne, Ashley, Grace, Amy, and Adrian discuss each other's personal relationships with each other. Ben tells Henry and Alice that the reason why he broke up with Amy is because if he did hve sex with her, he was afraid that he would get her pregnant. He also tells Leo that he wants to get back with Amy. Meanwhile, at the mother daughter dance, rumors fly around that George and Anne will get married again. Elsewhere, Adrian asks Ben if he needs company and Ricky sends Adrian a text message saying that he loves her.

star 8.64
144 votes
Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner

#9 - Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 11, 2011

Ricky finds out that his mother is dating a woman, Ashley's homeschooling isn't going very well, and Ben asks Ruben and Cindy a question.

star 8.59
141 votes
Deeper and Deeper

#10 - Deeper and Deeper

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 25, 2011

Ashley starts being home-schooled. Ben and Adrian look for a place to live. Grace worries about the future regarding her relationship with Grant. Jack & Madison take a break from sex. Lauren is crushing on a new guy.

star 8.58
143 votes
Par for the Course

#11 - Par for the Course

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 6, 2009

When Grace begins to pull away from everyone, Ricky takes it upon himself to try to help her out.

star 8.41
146 votes
The Big One

#12 - The Big One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 22, 2009

Amy copes with the rigors of motherhood while Anne adjusts to the news that she is pregnant. Elsewhere, a tragedy takes place just as Jack and Grace's relationship intensifies.

star 8.38
156 votes
Just Say Me

#13 - Just Say Me

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 25, 2010

Grace's love of self-love comes out at school in the form of a campaign called "Just Say Me". Which has girls all across school abandoning sex with guys in favor of a more personal activity that has the same end result. Meanwhile, Adrian's own campaign of trying to be Amy's friend bears fruit when Amy invites her over for a visit.

star 8.37
171 votes
Mistakes Were Made

#14 - Mistakes Were Made

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 22, 2010

Amy visits Jimmy to learn why he never called her; Adrian makes a confession to Ricky.

star 8.36
170 votes
Don't Go in There!

#15 - Don't Go in There!

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 18, 2011

Adrian comes to Ben's defense as a bunch of students begin to blame him for their daughter's death. Kathleen has an interview at a college. Grace gets pranked by Ricky.

star 8.35
140 votes
I Got You, Babe

#16 - I Got You, Babe

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 15, 2010

A messy custody battle ensues as Amy and Ricky continue to disagree over their rights as John's parents. Still angry with Ricky for breaking up with her, Adrian sides with Amy and encourages several of their friends to do the same. Elsewhere, George grows more frustrated with Anne's refusal to get re-married right away. Ben and Grace get closer, and Ashley feels ready to make some changes in her life.

star 8.34
173 votes
Who Do You Trust

#17 - Who Do You Trust

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 28, 2011

Amy wants Ricky to get tested for various STDs, after she sees him talking to someone he used to date. Ben and Adrian's baby's gender is revealed. Amy considers having sex with Ricky.

star 8.32
182 votes
New York, New York

#18 - New York, New York

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 19, 2010

After agonizing over the situation for far too long, Ben travels to New York so he can tell Amy about the baby before she hears it from someone else. Also, Ricky spends some time with his biological mother, who is 24 hours away from serving a jail sentence. Adrian spills the beans at school about her pregnancy in an unusual way, and Ashley thinks she might be in love with the wrong person.

star 8.32
229 votes

#19 - Cramped

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 31, 2009

Amy is jealous when Ashley gets her own room in the garage, while Ricky pursues Adrian but she claims to have moved on.

star 8.31
115 votes
Ben There, Done That

#20 - Ben There, Done That

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 22, 2010

Mimsy returns, and a wedding is held.

star 8.31
118 votes

#21 - Summertime

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 3, 2009

Everyone has returned from summer vacation, and George tells Anne a big revelation.

star 8.29
120 votes
Hedy's Happy Holiday House

#22 - Hedy's Happy Holiday House

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 19, 2012

t's Christmas Eve and Ricky and Amy are celebrating their first holiday together as a family. Ricky talks about an old tradition he had as a kid of sneaking into a toy shop with his fellow foster care friends every Christmas Eve. Ricky, Amy & John decide to continue the tradition and sneak their way into Hedy's and are amazed by the holiday fun inside. Ethan, dressed as Santa to surprise John, brings a very pregnant Kathy with him to join in on the fun. Meanwhile, Grace stays by Jack's side at the hospital hoping for a miracle while he's still in a coma since the beating. But, everyone is in for a holiday surprise when Kathy suddenly goes into labor.

star 8.29
96 votes

#23 - Choices

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 1, 2010

Ricky takes time to track down his biological mother and confront her about his abusive childhood. Elsewhere, George wants to modernize his look by getting a makeover. Things are still tense between Adrian and Grace, and Jack breaks up with Madison after learning something about her. Also, Amy has a meltdown after a run-in with Ben, who is still trying to decide if he really wants her back.

star 8.29
170 votes
Another One Closes

#24 - Another One Closes

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 20, 2011

Betty applies her own brand of comfort for Adrian's mourning. Ashley decides to go ahead with her cross-country road trip.

star 8.27
81 votes
A New Kind of Green

#25 - A New Kind of Green

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 10, 2009

Adrian makes an attempt to get George and Anne reconciled, but only for her own selfish reasons.

star 8.23
117 votes