It is revealed in this episode that this show is occurring in California.
Amy: Ricky should help. He is the father.
Ben: I don't know if he could, or if he would, and I don't know if we want him to be involved.
Anne: Oh, he's involved. He said that he wants to be involved, and legally he is, Amy. Ben.
Amy: But Mom, can't we keep him from being involved somehow?
Anne: No, I don't think that we can. I mean, he has said that he wants to be involved. He's made that pretty clear. We just don't know how yet.
Amy: But if I was married to Ben...
Anne: It won't change anything. You're still gonna have a baby. Ricky's baby. Look, I'm on your side here, Amy. I am on your side. I am not being mean by trying to get you to face reality, but a baby is coming. And it's not just enough to have a plan. You have to act on that plan. So what is your plan, Amy? Ben? Look, I want to help you, but I can't help you if you don't talk to me. And there are no easy answers. You either get a job, go to school, and get someone to help with child care, or or you think seriously about adoption. But whatever choice you make, it has to be what is right for your child, Amy, not just about what is easiest for you. You can't run away from this. You have to face the fact that you are halfway through your pregnancy, and the baby is gonna be here before you know it.
Amy: But Mom, I can't find a job, and I don't know anything about having a baby or raising a child! And I can't go to school and go to work and be a mother!
Anne: But you can run over here and have someone else raise your child so you can go to school and then come back here and be a mother when it's convenient?
Anne: Did you really think that getting married would solve anything?
Amy: Kind of, yeah. I thought that if I just lived here, then somebody could watch the baby while I went to school. That would be better than daycare, wouldn't it?
Anne: Someone like?
Ben: Yeah, or we could get a nanny.
Anne: And have your dad pay for that?
Ben: I wanted to tell you, but Amy didn't want me to tell you. She didn't want anyone to stop us.
Leo: Don't ever say that again to me. Don't ever say that you wanted to do the right thing, but Amy or someone else or anyone else talked you out of it. You know the right thing to do. You do the right thing always!
Ben: Right or wrong, we're married.
Leo: Married? You're not married, Benjamin.
Leo: Son, if you got married with an illegal document--and you had to have been married with an illegal document, like a fake ID--then you're not married! You're not married, and you're in a lot of trouble.
Ben: With whom?
Leo: With me. I've told you before. You can't always have what you want. That's life! You don't get to be married to Amy. Her parents don't want her to be married. I tried to help you with this, and the answer was no. And then you went against her parents' wishes, and you lied to me, and you betrayed my trust in you!
Ben: We're not married.
Grace: You can't get married. It's your first date!
Tom: We can't get married?
Grace: You don't know her, Tom.
Tammy: I don't know him, either.
Tom: We don't care about that.
Grace: You don't care that you don't know her and she doesn't know you? You don't know each other!
Tammy: How many ways can she say the same thing?