It's just a regular picnic in the park for Ben and Amy ... until Ben asks to marry her, that is. Naturally, Amy's touched and starts to cry, confessing everything from her one-night stand with Ricky to her bun in the oven. But Ben already knows, anyway. Now the pressure's on to marry Ben ... or get an abortion. Or maybe have the baby and then give it up for adoption.
And, while Ricky's still hard at work trying to charm the Bowmans, somebody over at the Juergens household has lost all his charm. That's right: George Juergens is about to "go away" for a while ... right into the arms of Cindy, Adrian's mom. Bad timing, much?
Back at school, people are starting to talk about Amy's potential ... ahem ... problem, thanks to her two chatty best friends. Plus, Grace not only finds out that Jack and Adrian may have done more than just kiss, but also that Ricky may be the father of Amy's baby. As if that weren't bad enough, a heated confrontation with Jack reveals that he only started dating her because his step-dad (Reverend Stone) asked him to. Turns out the Bowmans are big contributors to the church coffers.
Adrian, meanwhile, is desperately trying to have a talk with Amy. We don't get to find out about what, though, because Amy skips school and heads home. And Ben's still desperately pleading to marry her. But the question is: Will she do it? She's only 15, after all.
- Shailene Woodley as Amy Juergens
- Daren Kagasoff as Ricky Underwood
- Francia Raisa as Adrian Lee
- Ken Baumann as Ben Boykewich
- India Eisley as Ashley Juergens
- Greg Finley as Jack Pappas
- Megan Park as Grace Bowman
- Mark Derwin as George Juergens
- Molly Ringwald as Anne Juergens
- Allen Evangelista as Henry Miller
- Amy Rider as Alice Valko
- Jorge Pallo as Marc Molina
- Renee Olstead as Madison Cooperstein
- Camille Winbush as Lauren Treacy
- Josie Bissett as Kathleen Bowman
- John Schneider as Dr. Marshall Bowman
- Luke Zimmerman as Tom Bowman
- Ernie Hudson as Ken Fields
- Paola Turbay as Cindy Lee
|Episodes | Season 1|
Falling in Love • You Are My Everything • I Feel Sick • Caught • What Have You Done to Me? • Love for Sale • Absent • Your Cheatin' Heart • Slice of Life • Back to School Special • Just Say No • The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager • Baked Nevada • The Father and the Son • That's Enough of That • Chocolate Cake • Unforgiven • Making Up Is Hard to Do • Money For Nothing, Chicks For Free • Maybe Baby • Whoomp! (There It Is) • One Night at Band Camp • And Unto Us, A Child Is Born