The Secret Life of the American Teenager

The BEST episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 4/18/2022Network: ABC Family
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Hole in the Wall
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9.14
90 votes

#1 - Hole in the Wall

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/11/2011

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.

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Loose Lips
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9.01
113 votes

#2 - Loose Lips

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/16/2011

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

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Round II
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9.00
113 votes

#3 - Round II

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/23/2011

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

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It's Not Over Till It's Over
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8.90
166 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/30/2011

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.

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She Went That A'Way
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8.88
149 votes

#5 - She Went That A'Way

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2010

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.

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To Be...
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8.67
142 votes

#6 - To Be...

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/30/2011

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.

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One Foot Out the Door
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8.66
117 votes

#7 - One Foot Out the Door

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/4/2011

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.

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The Rhythm of Life
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8.65
147 votes

#8 - The Rhythm of Life

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2010

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.

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Deeper and Deeper
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8.59
144 votes

#9 - Deeper and Deeper

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/25/2011

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.

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Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner
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8.59
144 votes

#10 - Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/11/2011

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.

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Par for the Course
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8.42
149 votes

#11 - Par for the Course

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/6/2009

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

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Don't Go in There!
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8.38
143 votes

#12 - Don't Go in There!

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/18/2011

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.

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Mistakes Were Made
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8.38
172 votes

#13 - Mistakes Were Made

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/22/2010

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

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The Big One
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8.38
158 votes

#14 - The Big One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/22/2009

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.

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Just Say Me
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8.38
173 votes

#15 - Just Say Me

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/25/2010

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.

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I Got You, Babe
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8.34
176 votes

#16 - I Got You, Babe

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/15/2010

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.

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Another One Closes
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8.33
84 votes

#17 - Another One Closes

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/20/2011

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

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Who Do You Trust
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8.33
185 votes

#18 - Who Do You Trust

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/28/2011

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.

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Cramped
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8.33
116 votes

#19 - Cramped

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/31/2009

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

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Hedy's Happy Holiday House
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8.33
98 votes

#20 - Hedy's Happy Holiday House

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/19/2012

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.

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New York, New York
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8.32
230 votes

#21 - New York, New York

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/19/2010

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.

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Choices
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8.30
171 votes

#22 - Choices

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/1/2010

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.

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Summertime
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8.30
122 votes

#23 - Summertime

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/3/2009

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

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Ben There, Done That
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8.29
121 votes

#24 - Ben There, Done That

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/22/2010

Mimsy returns, and a wedding is held.

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A New Kind of Green
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8.25
120 votes

#25 - A New Kind of Green

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/10/2009

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

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