The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 2 Episode 1

The Big One

1
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 22, 2009 on ABC Family
8.0
out of 10
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81 votes
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As Amy deals with the daily struggles of teen motherhood, Anne has some life-changing news of her own to handle. Elsewhere, Ben's father falls hard for an interesting new woman, and Adrian's once-estranged father now wants to reconnect with her. Ben wants to be intimate with Amy, and he feels threatened by Ricky's constant presence around her house. Lastly, just as Grace makes a shocking decision in her personal life, an unexpected tragedy affects everyone.moreless

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  • Season 2 of Secret Life

    7.5
    Season 2 of Secret Life

    I liked this episode, but as a Christian I do not like how Grace does a 180 and wants to have sex then say "God wants me to ..." It clearly states in the Bible that you should not have sex until you are married. The writers did shake everything up. This season is gonna be really different, but I just dont like how Amy is always mad at everyone and Ben is so jealous. They used to be my favorites but now they just suck l o l. This concludes my review. Thank you.moreless
  • Grace's dad dies.

    10
    Amy takes care of John, throughout the whole episode. Grace makes the decision of a lifetime, have sex with Jack fro the first time. Adrian was right, Grace was not ready to have sex. Why can't a Christian girl, stay a Christian girl, and not fall in to temptation? I agree with everything Adrian said. Grace was a good example, and now she blew it. The death Grace's dad affects everyone in different ways in the end. Poor Grace, that's all I can say. Ashley continues to be boring, Anne is pregnant, another pregnancy storyline, really? I loved Ben being jealous of Amy & Ricky. Ricky telling off Adrian's dad was pretty cool. Ben's dad's new girlfriend is annoying. Anyways the highlight of this episode was Grace's plot IMO. Great opener.moreless
  • Second Season Premiere

    9.0
    In the second season premiere, Amy adjusts to life as a mother. Anne gets some unexpected news that shes pregnant. Amy does not take the news that her mothers pregnant very well. Ben wants to have sex with Amy. She just had a baby for cryin out loud! Ricky comes over to help with John, him and Ben get in a fight like always. Ben is jealous of Ricky and the baby and I'm glad Amy finally told him off. Grace calls Adrian and tells her that she and Jack are going to have sex. Adrian tells her she isn't ready for sex and shows up at Grace's house. It looks like Adrian really is trying to be a friend to Grace. Leo's dating Betty. George and Ashley run into Leo and Betty at a Resturant where they talk about Anne. George tells Ashley he can't be the father because he had a vasectomy. They also run into David and George asks David if him and Anne are expecting. Amy is upset that everytime Ricky holds John he stops crying and everytime Ricky leaves he cries. Ruben and Cindy talk since Ruben left his wife. Grace and Jack have sex even though Marshall made it very clear to Grace that he doesn't want her to have sex. Kathleen and Tom return home and tells Jack that Marshalls dead. Poor Grace she has to remember her first time as being the same time when her father died.



    Defintely a good start to the new season. 9/10moreless
  • Wow, what a way to open up the season.

    7.8
    To think that just a few months ago I was criticizing the show for being too "family-oriented". Well, they proved me wrong as the season premiere concluded with some content that was anything but family-friendly. We saw Grace break her promise to retain her virginity until marriage, and the massive effect it had on her father. To think how the episode started with things like George and Mimsy discussing how Anne was 57 years old, I do not think any of us expected the tearjerker that came at the end. I will admit that they almost got me to cry, but more importantly the show reinvigorated my interest in watching it. For the first time I care about every character (even the uber-annoying Amy) and that is a rarity for anything on television.



    Props to the crew and cast of The Secret Life for delivering another strong showing.moreless
  • Amy is raising her baby. Ben is jelous of Ricky. Grace and Jack do something unexpected. Anne has unexpecting news. Something tragic happens at the end of the episode.

    8.0
    The season 2 premiere of The Secret Life of the American Teenager was awesome! Amy is basically raising her baby. She's a little moody though. Ben is jelous of Ricky. I really hope Ben will stop being jelous of Ricky because that will make me like the show less. I found Ricky funny in this episode. Yay for him for standing up to Adrian's father. Adrian is a little different this season which I like. She's actually being a good friend to Grace and giving her good advice. Grace has sex with Jack for the first time. To my surprise she actually liked it. Anne is pegnant. I wonder how that's going to effect this season because Amy was pregnant in season 1. Leo is going out with Betty which I found really strange. The ending was not surprising since I knew what was coming, but it was really sad. Marshall dies. I knew Grace's father was going to die. I can't wait to see what happens next. I give this episode a 8/10.moreless
Alice Hirson

Alice Hirson

Mimsy

Guest Star

Nick Steele

Nick Steele

Kevin

Guest Star

Phillip Anthony-Rodriguez

Phillip Anthony-Rodriguez

Ruben Enriquez

Recurring Role

Paola Turbay

Paola Turbay

Cindy Lee

Recurring Role

Ben Weber

Ben Weber

David Johnson

Recurring Role

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