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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - Loose Lips
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2011
The entire town is in an uproar over Adrian's impending baby shower.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - Ben There, Done That
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 22, 2010
Mimsy returns, and a wedding is held.
#21 - Summertime
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 3, 2009
Everyone has returned from summer vacation, and George tells Anne a big revelation.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.