PREVIEW: Tonight's SECRET LIFE

The one question viewers have wondered about since falling for “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” is finally answered: Viewers will learn how Amy and Ricky first met at band camp in this pivotal episode before next week’s first season finale episode. In a series of flashbacks that take place as Amy lies in her hospital bed waiting to give birth to their son, she reflects on the events that led her to this unexpected point in her life. THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER episode “One Night at Band Camp” premieres on ABC Family tonight (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).

In “One Night at Band Camp,” Amy is in the hospital and slides in and out of sleep as she waits to get her epidural during labor. When awake, she's angry and is barking demands at those by her side, but while asleep she dreams about how she got to this point. As Amy dozes, viewers flashback to see Ricky notice his next conquest, Amy, at band camp. Ricky actively pursues Amy by complimenting her and giving her his undivided attention. Through her voiceover, it’s clear that Amy is charmed by him and can’t believe this new cute guy wants to be with her. But it’s not just Amy and Ricky’s relationship that viewers learn more about in these flashbacks: They also see the beginning of Jack and Grace’s relationship; Ben getting his braces off and looking forward to an awesome freshman year; and Adrian disapproving of her mom getting involved with Mr. Juergens.

Back in real time, Grace’s brother, Tom, tries to give her back her promise ring and tells Jack that Grace misses him. While Grace considers getting back together with Jack, Adrian admits she still has feelings for Ricky.

The series cast includes Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Francia Raisa, Megan Park, Greg Finley and Jorge–Luis Pallo. John Schneider, Josie Bissett, Ernie Hudson and Steve Schirripa also guest star as well as, Paola Turbay as Cindy. The series is created and executive-produced by Brenda Hampton.

3 comments:

  1. You really oughta add "Breaking Bad" to the primetime shows you cover.

    It is TOTALLY a dramatic serial...and I think a soap. Each week ends in major cliffhangers (last week, a kidnapping; this week a gunfight followed by a desert escape). The story also mixes the domestic mundane with the surreal world of crime (yes, very much like the Sopranos, though the show is totally different). Will a teacher with lung cancer survive long enough to cook enough crystal meth to provide his pregnant wife and disabled son with a big enough legacy? Will he escape detection from his DEA-working brother in law? Will he, strangely, help his lowlife protege find goodness and hope in his life?

    This is the best drama on TV right now, IMO, and it deserves your attention :)

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  2. I have definitely been meaning to do that. My problem is that it's going to be on my DVR for a while before I can get to it. I have posted some stuff because I love Bryan Cranston and remember him from his LOVING days.

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  3. I have definitely been meaning to do that. My problem is that it's going to be on my DVR for a while before I can get to it. I have posted some stuff because I love Bryan Cranston and remember him from his LOVING days.

    Ah, yes, Susan Walters' Lorna was hot for her professor. Even then, Cranston brought a humorous subtext to his character. Sundays at 10 pm are one of the most clogged DVR times.

    Referencing another of your items, they made a mistake debuting Kings on such a full Sunday. They should simply have debute the first hour on the same night as the ER sign-off, and then slotted the show for the ER slot (as planned). That would have maximized their viewers.

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