Changing gears on a show is a difficult thing to do. The Secret Life of the American Teenager has also been a drama with comedy peppered throughout, yet in this episode they went for complete, nerve-wracking drama. The show was really sad, and for a tough guy (well, not really) they almost got me crying a few times.
Having Adrian's mother and Amy's father seeing each other was a huge shock, and a pretty good plot twist. Ben proposing to Amy was not really plausible. Nobody would go out of their way to marry someone pregnant with another man's child after knowing them for only a few weeks. Nobody is that nice.
Shailene Woodley is not a strong enough presence to lead the show. Most "teen dramas" cast actors in their 20's and even 30's to play the kids because they know they have the acting ability to portray the roles. Amy is not a believable character and is way too overemotional. The show also brought back the two annoying Asian kids, who really should be written out of the show. Amy's best friends aren't much better either. And do these kids ever go to class? They're in the hallway all the time?