Just when you're ready to give up on The Secret Life of the American Teenager they go out and deliver a really gripping episode like this.
Marking the returns of Steve Schirripa as Ben's omnipotent father Leo Boykewich and Brian George, of Seinfeld fame as Babu, as Ricky's foster father. Both characters added some needed adult presence on the show. As always the father/daughter duo of George and Ashley was entertaining as well.
But what shocked me the most was the emergence of Daren Kagasoff as a strong actor in this edition. He was never too serious about the role, but his performance here was emotional and nothing short of gripping. He really made you feel for the struggles plaguing Ricky's life.
The ending was a bit too impromptu for my liking, but hopefully this isn't the end of drama in Ricky Underwood's hometown.