The Secret Life of the American Teenager

What Have You Done to Me?

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 7/29/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Ben proposes to Amy after learning of her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Amy contemplates having an abortion, and George leaves home and moves in with Cindy Lee - Adrian's mother.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brenda Hampton

  • Deborah Raffin

    Dr. Hightower

  • Camille Winbush

    Lauren Treacy

  • Renee Olstead

    Madison Cooperstein

  • Luke Zimmerman

    Tom Bowman

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Unrealistic but Damn Good

    By GHatchett, Jun 10, 2013

  • Ben proposes to Amy.

    By thefanof, Jul 30, 2008

  • Loved it!

    By loverslost, Aug 20, 2010

  • Ben proposes to Amy.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jan 08, 2010

  • Fifth Episode

    By TvFreak7, Jun 24, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Ashley: You're not going on a business trip, are you? (about her mother) What, did she kick you out of the house or something? George: No one kicks me out of my house. You mind your own business and be a good girl. Ashley: You seeing someone. You got a girlfriend or something? George: This is not a conversation a father has with his daughter. And no, I'm not seeing someone. Your mother may think I am, but I'm not. Ashley: Just don't go. George: You know how you always want to be treated older, like an adult? Well, now...now is a good time to grow up a little bit and realize that things don't always work out like you want them to. Ashley: (near tears) Please don't go, okay? I promise I'll do anything you want. I mean, I'll wear long skirts or high jeans. I won't wear makeup, and I won't dye my hair, and I'll get good grades, and I'll make decent friends like you're always telling me to. Just, Dad, please. George: Ash, honey, please. This is hard enough. Ashley: (crying) Dad. George: (hugs her) It's not like I'm not gonna be around. I'll be around. I'll always be around for you. Ashley: No, you won't. And I don't want to have divorced parents. Everyone has divorced parents. I don't want to be like everyone else. George: I know, sweetheart. I know.

    • George: (about him and Anne) We're just taking a break. No one said anything about divorce here. We just need some time alone. Some time to think. I've got to go. I don't want you blaming yourself for anything that happens, all right? Because it's got nothing to do with you or Amy. Sometimes, things just happen. Ashley: (backs away) "Things just happen"? No, things don't just happen. Things just happen when...why'd you have to cheat on her, man? I mean, she's pretty, she's smart, she's nice, and she's my mother! How could you leave her? How could you leave us, especially now?

    • Amy: (crying after Ben proposes) You're such a nice person... and I'm such a whore! Ben: Well... you're my whore.

    Notes (2)

    • International Airdates: Australia: August 19, 2009 on Fox8

    • John Schneider (Marshall Bowman) is credited as a special guest star.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the song "What Have You Done To Me" by Bright Ophelia.

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