Here's your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight's
episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, "When One Door Opens."
An astounding EIGHT weeks have passed between the events of last week's episode and
tonight's. Emotions are understandably frayed in the wake of the recent tragedy, but
surprisingly the brunt of everyone's reaction is directed towards Amy and Ricky's
High Five Highlights:
5. Amy and Ricky Up the Ante
: Ricky makes a compelling case for Amy and
John to live with him full-time. Amy is apprehensive, in light of what happened to
Adrian, but she eventually comes around. She has no plans to tell her parents about the
4. A Girl Alone with Her Thoughts ... And a Box of Doughnuts
: Adrian has
clearly not taken the death of her expected child well. First she blows up on Ben after he
suggests that she might need some medicinal intervention to be happy. Then she declares
that they should worry about their own happiness for awhile, which for her means eating
churros to excess.
3. Ashley Lays the Law Down
Ashley and Amy have a conversation in the
kitchen pointing to some potential ulterior motives behind Amy and Ricky living
together. Most notably, Ashley floats a theory that if Ben and Adrian break up, Adrian
will go back for Ricky. Amy is confident that the stress associated with parents losing
their kid is just the kind of bonding experience that brings them closer than ever.
2. Amy Visits Adrian
Amy visits Adrian at the behest of Ben, but Adrian is not
responsive to anything she has to say. Adrian is interested in talking about Ricky, but
only to say how much she has come to love and rely on Ben. But her strong interest in
their relationship furthers the idea that an attempt to get back with him is somewhere
down the line.
1. Ben Reaches His Breaking Point
Ben confesses to Amy that he blames
himself for the death of his daughter. He feels that his being afraid of commitment
played a role in fate dealing heartache on Adrian. The two hug in front of Ricky, who
instantly rushes to take claim of his woman. Questions:
- Will the death of their child spell the end of Ben and Adrian's relationship?
- Is Ricky really hoping that intensifying his commitment to Amy and John will keep him
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